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332: Attitude Adjustment – It’s Not A Competition

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It's time for an attitude adjustment. The pursuit of fat loss or fitness is not a competition. You aren't competing against your friends and you aren't working out to "win" - the comparison trap will screw you up & mess with your head. Last week I was reminded of this lesson after struggling during a workout. I was frustrated that I finished last until my good friend Nathan reminded me ...Read More

Year of Push 2.26 Nil Sine Labore

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What a weekend. I decided to more or less isolate myself for an almost 4-day fast. My last meal was post-workout early Thursday afternoon and I broke the fast this morning (Monday) before my workout. Why isolate? It's best for everyone when I'm fasting :-) Just ask Ella. I tried to use any stressful or difficult moments during this fast to take a walk outside, meditate or journal. I had ...Read More

Year of Push 2.25 When No One Is Looking

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Yesterday afternoon I kicked off a weekend fast. My plan is to go for 4 days but I'll make that decision based on how I feel as the days go by. For me, the first 36 hours of a fast are the hardest. Mentally, I want to eat. Adjusting to not eating takes some time. When I did my 5-day fast back in March, I was with my girlfriend Ella. ...Read More

Year of Push 2.23 Nightmares

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Ever since I was a little kid, I've had nightmares. Creepy, violent nightmares. Until recently, I'd wake up from a horrifying nightmare and be haunted by it. I'd see the images, think about the scenes & focus on the fear. One short nightmare would disrupt an entire night of sleep because I just "couldn't" shake it. Last night, I had a nightmare. I woke up from it startled and afraid. ...Read More

Year of Push 2.22 I Was Lightening

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There is someone who knows me better than anyone else. When I got the text, "Listen to this song, it reminds me of you", I knew it was probably spot on. The song was Thunder by Imagine Dragons. Not a yes sir, not a follower... I was lightening before the thunder Yup. In love with it. Think about a storm for a second... If you aren't paying attention, you can ...Read More

Year of Push 2.21 Be Intentional

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Happy May Day! We had a May Day tradition when I was growing up. My mom always said it was a Polish tradition, but who knows... We'd wake up on May 1st & run to the front door. On the outside steps would be a basket for each of us - kinda like an Easter basket - that would contain flowers, candy & money. My mom told us that the ...Read More

Year of Push 2.20 Asking For Help

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Today is a good day, by choice. I finally got my car registered (you wouldn't believe me if I told you what has happened in this pursuit, which has taken 6+ weeks). I had a great workout despite lots of running (running isn't my strength). I went shopping and picked up some cute shoes. I had a fantastic call with one of my very favorite friends who happens to be ...Read More

Year of Push 2.18 I’m Not Competing

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Yay for lessons! Today brought a great one. Sure, it's one I already knew & one I teach my FLFT clients all the time, but as with all lessons, we have to learn them over and over. Today, I re-learned. I'm so grateful for a good friend giving me a powerful truth. My workout was brutal today. It was a combination of being a little sore & tired from yesterday ...Read More

Year of Push 2.17 Mind Wandering

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Happy Tuesday, friends! I was in bed at 9p last night and happily bounced out of bed at 5am today. I got in a couple hours of work before heading to the gym early. I planned some time to work one-on-one with a coach on improving my toes-to-bar form. It's not something I've worked on much and I know I'll improve more quickly with focused coaching than by practicing on ...Read More

Year of Push 2.16 No Regrets

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What a world of good a weekend away on the water does! I feel like my normal self again! Hurray! The weather was amazing this weekend and I got to lay on the beach & work - it's hard to beat that! Plus, I got in great workouts each day which made me proud. If you're traveling or you don't belong to a gym, here's a doozy I did in the ...Read More