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Action is the Antidote

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Sometimes I'm in a funk. Whether it's hormones, circumstances, fatigue, my own negative thoughts or a combination, the funk feels very real. In the past, I'd let the funk win. It would suck me in, I'd feed into it with my thoughts, words & actions and it would become quite powerful (read: destructive). I felt like I was a victim of the funk. It felt paralyzing - like the funk ...Read More

How Do You Improve?

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I spent my weekend watching the 2017 Reebok CrossFit Games. The determination of those athletes is beyond inspiring. More than their performance over the weekend, the work they put in day in and day out throughout the year motivates the hell out of me. If you'd rather listen to this explicit blog than read it, click here to listen on Anchor. Yup, I said explicit. There is a curse word in ...Read More

Action Creates Peace

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So much wisdom coming from my Masters Club this morning! I logged in to our group this morning, like I always do and there was a clear theme coming through... If you'd rather listen to this blog than read it, click here to listen on Anchor. The theme is: action creates peace.  We spend so much time thinking and not nearly enough doing. We're thinking about what we did wrong, ...Read More

Reacting To Frustration

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We all have those days when we feel frustrated. Maybe we had a setback or we aren't seeing the results we think we should. How do you react to frustration? If you'd rather listen to this blog than read it, click here to listen on my Anchor channel. You expected to lose weight but you didn't. How do you react? You thought you'd crush the workout and you struggled the ...Read More

368: Easing Off Isn’t Easier

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Today's episode might feel like tough love & you're not going to want to miss it. Do you talk yourself into "easing off" because it feels easier? Do you allow stress & emotion to justify not taking great care of yourself? This episode is straight truth & fire about emotion, excuses, circumstances and growth. I think you're going to love it! Listen Now Download Episode Resources: Chasing Excellence by Ben Bergeron ...Read More

367: Strategies For Overcoming Excuses & Exceptions

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What do you do when you don't feel like doing the work? I am all for indulging when it makes sense, but I also know that continuously justifying indulgences & overeating can keep you from your goals and be a huge source of frustration. In today's episode I'm sharing a few of my own personal strategies for overcoming that desire to throw in the towel or turn away from my ...Read More

Year of Push 4.22 Rulers of the Weak

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"Circumstances are the rulers of the weak." We only let our circumstances get in the way of things we've decided aren't that important. Working out. Eating well. Getting enough sleep. Otherwise, we find a way. We make it work. If you'd rather listen to this blog than read it, click here. We don't fail to pick up our kids from school because it's been a crazy day at work. Why? ...Read More

Year of Push 4.21 In The Wrong Story

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Want to hear a quote I tell myself throughout the day? "If you find yourself in the wrong story, leave." ~ Mo Willems If you'd rather listen to this blog on Anchor, click here. I remind myself of this quote if I'm in a bad mood, if I'm feeling stressed, if I'm bummed about a choice I made or if I'm angry at someone. We create the stories we experience ...Read More

Year of Push 4.19 It’s Complicated

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It's complicated? It's actually only as complicated as you make it. Would you rather listen to this blog? Click here to listen on my Anchor short-form audio channel. You can even "call in" with your questions! We see things as we choose to see them and what we experience as "hard" or "easy" is a direct result of our choices. Let me give you an example. Today in one of ...Read More