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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

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

337: 6 Changes We All Need To Make

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I rarely make blanket recommendations. When I talk about nutrition, I'm quick to say that strategies depend on your goals. When I talk about nutritional improvements, I'm quick to consider someone's baseline. I'm not going to recommend the Golden Rules of Carbs & Fat Loss to someone who is currently eating fast food & candy every day. It would probably be too big a transition for them, right now. I ...Read More

Year of Push 3.5 Win The Weekend

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The weekend is here! I know that for many, the weekends are met with mixed emotions. "Yay" for less structure but "oh crap" that lack of structure can leave you feeling not-so-great about your choices. I think many people fly by the seat of their pants on the weekends. They "hope" they make great choices and they intend to, but they aren't intentional. Big difference. Having good intentions and being ...Read More

Year of Push 3.4 Milkshakes & 10 Point Turns

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Remember back in drivers ed when you were taught the 3-point turn? You needed this skill so you could make a complete direction change in as few moves as possible. I have to ask, who picked the number 3? Is that just an average? Sometimes you can make a u-turn, sometimes it's a 10-point turn and 3 seemed like a reasonable average? #justcurious #why3 I mean, who here hasn't made ...Read More

Year of Push 3.2 Light Feet, Easy Day

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Ahhhh, another running workout. These spring days will turn my weakness into a strength, damnit! I am a strategy girl. My favorite moments at the gym are when I learn a new technique or strategy that will make me better. Why? Because it makes things easier. When you become more efficient in the way you perform a lift or move your body, that workout becomes easier.  That's probably why I get ...Read More

Year of Push 2.30 Janitors Don’t Do Medical Procedures

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Let me tell you a bizarre story. I've shared before that I am terrified of needles and, for that reason, I didn't get my ears pierced until sometime in high school. But, as an awkward middle-schooler, I wanted to wear earrings like the rest of the girls. So, I was in the habit of wearing clip-ons, except they weren't really "clipped on". They had these spring-loaded backs. Most of them ...Read More

Year of Push 2.29 Nothing Holdin’ Me Back

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I'm listening to the song "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back" by Shawn Mendes as I write today's recap.  I think it might be a new favorite song. It's really true. The only thing that ever held me back from getting out of debt was my own frivolous spending and lack of tenacity and organization. The only thing that ever held me back from starting a business and making it work ...Read More

Year of Push 2.28 Two Pigs & A Cow

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You  know what represents progress? The fact that this blog title, "Two Pigs & A Cow" isn't an attempt at self-depricating humor! Yeah! Personal growth for the win! Haha. Nope, two pigs & a cow is a recipe I want to share with you. I'm not a cook, I'm not a recipe development expert & I don't play one on the internet, but yesterday I decided to cook a legit ...Read More

Year of Push 2.27 Re-Creation

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I was completely in "the zone" today. It was around noon time when I realized, "Holy sh*t, I feel unstoppable today!" It was one of those days where you're full of energy, getting things done, crushing the to-do list, making great choices and feeling like everything is possible. When I noticed how well the day was going, I paused & grabbed my journal. See, when something is working, when something ...Read More