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Year of Push 3.24 I Love To Run

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If you've been following these posts, you know that I'm not a great runner (yet). I love to lift weights but running has been a struggle for me since I was a kid. My mom insisted that I run on the Cross Country team in grades 5-8 and I came in last in every.single.race except one. The only reason I didn't come in last in that one is because I got ...Read More

Year of Push 3.21 Easy Choices, Hard Life

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After my workout today I watched a TedTalk given by Tim Ferriss  and he concluded his short presentation with a quote that I absolutely adore. In fact, after I saw the quote I sat down with my journal and wrote down some ideas about how I could apply it today. When we repeatedly make easy choices, we have a hard life. We create a hard life. I've lived this one. ...Read More

347: 5 Lessons for Success Beyond Fat Loss

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I had a busy weekend, full of lessons, many of which came from my first time on a bike in God knows how many years. Saturday, I ate lots of treats (for me) and several alcoholic beverages. Sunday, I ate really clean & biked around Martha's Vineyard. On both days, I was reminded of powerful lessons that help me break through my mental barriers, make progress towards my goals and ...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

341: Motivational Minisode

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I had a particularly motivating morning the other day. However, it didn't start out that way. It started out with an onslaught of self-doubt, excuses and self-imposed limitations. I am not immune to negativity & excuses. I have just as many doubts & excuses as the next person. Sometimes they win. Often, they don't. In today's motivational minisode I'm sharing my motivational morning and how I work through real limitations ...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 3.4 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

336: How To Redefine Yourself

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I would bet you have someone you admire. Maybe you admire their discipline, work ethic or attitude. I have people like that, too. And if you're like me, you might wish you were more "like them". Maybe you wish you thought like they think, act like they act, or have the magical qualities of discipline and motivation that they have. Been there. Totally get it. But here's what I know: you ...Read More

Year of Push 3.3 Pain for Progress

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What a beautiful day! After weeks & weeks of rain, it's a warm, sunny week in the Boston area! After my workout today, I went for a massage. While many see massages as pampering, mine are not. My massage therapist is doing body work - she's finding problems & helping me fix them. Fixing problems isn't comfortable. It doesn't feel good. But the pain (discomfort) is the pathway to progress. ...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