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Year of Push 3.15 Inconsistency from Instability

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Today, while driving home from the gym, I had an "ah-ha!" moment. I freakin' love those. I was thinking about something completely unrelated - a video on pec tears of all things - and realized that the problems leading to this particular injury are why so many people struggle to reach their goals. Seriously - one of the factors responsible for rampant pectoral tears is closely related to why so ...Read More

343: What Drives Your Choices?

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Please do not confuse thoughts with emotions. Many people think that it's our emotions, our feelings, that drive our choices. It's not. It's our THOUGHTS. Sure, it can be our thoughts about what we feel, or it can just be thoughts without emotional ties. If you want to change the choices you make, you've first got to understand the thoughts that drive them, both good & bad. You have to be ...Read More

Year of Push 3.14 Initiation of Negotiation

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There are few hard and fast rules in life. Very few things are true without exception. Most things aren't black and white. This blog post is included. This is not a hard and fast rule. It's not always true, but it's OFTEN true. Everyone on the same page about that? With that up front disclaimer, here's what is true most of the time: If you are negotiating with yourself, you ...Read More

Year of Push 3.13 Not Pursuing Perfection

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Today is day 3 of a 30 day challenge I'm doing with my Masters Club. We each defined 1 standard for ourselves in each of 3 areas: nutrition, movement & lifestyle. You either get 1 point for hitting the standard or zero points for not hitting it. Super simple. My nutrition standard for the challenge is: whole foods only, no snacks. Does that mean I'll ONLY have whole foods for ...Read More

Year of Push 3.11 It’s Not Optional

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Certain things in my life aren't optional. The list isn't long, but it absolutely exists. Some of them are silly, but I think it's important to know what isn't optional and why it is that it's not optional for you. For example, here are a few things that aren't optional for me: Working out Monday-Friday (Saturdays & Sundays are optional. I usually do workout those days, but it's an option) ...Read More

340: Body Image & The Mental Game

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I am so pumped to share a powerful conversation I had with one of my Fat Loss Fast Track clients about body image and the real reasons we want to change our bodies, lives & relationship with food. On today's episode, Kristi and I talk about how the mental game of nutrition and weight loss has not only changed her body but also her life. She's brave enough to talk about ...Read More

Year of Push 3.9 So What? Now What?

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I believe that the quality of our lives is directly related to the quality of the questions we ask ourselves and the honesty with which we answer. If we go through life unconsciously, not asking questions and not paying attention to the motives driving our actions, we won't reach the quality of life we're capable of. When we ask questions, not only are we seeking answers & solutions (instead of ...Read More

339: How To Be Stronger Than Your Excuses

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I recently sent an email to my Fat Loss Fast Track clients asking them all a direct question: Are you a dropout? I wanted them to think hard about their level of effort and engagement while giving a lifeline to those who need some extra support & encouragement. I want to open the lines of communication with every single one of the FLFTers so we can make the rest of ...Read More

Year of Push 3.8 Don’t Preach, Practice

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There's not a single person reading this post who couldn't preach or teach about fat loss nutrition strategies, workout tips or the importance of mindset. We all have tons of information in our heads about how to reach our goals and create our best lives. However, most people are better at preaching (talking about it) than practicing (doing it). One of the most powerful questions I ask myself is, "what does ...Read More

Year of Push 3.7 Use Your Butt

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How you do things matters. It's a huge mistake to focus primarily on what you do at the expense of improving and paying attention to how you do it. How you do things determines whether it's easy, hard and/or sustainable. Let me use working out as an example. Doing a deadlift without bracing your core will fatigue you quickly, put unnecessary strain on your back and increase your risk of injury. ...Read More