You Have To Push

by | Aug 9, 2017 | Blog

If you want different results, you’re going to have to make different choices. You’ll reach a point where your current choices take you as far as they can & if you want to go further, you’ve got to push harder or work smarter.

You cannot go to the gym every day & do the same workout with the same weights and expect your body to continue to change. It won’t. The same is true in all other areas of growth & improvement.

If you want to change, you have to push.

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During my workout this morning, my coach instructed us all to use a kettlebell heavier than the weight we would normally choose. I selected the 53 lb kettlebell.

Why go heavier? Because it’s the only way you move from where you are to where you want to be. You have to push. You have to continue to try harder and do more.

This is true in life as well as fitness.

You can’t respond to temptations the way you always have & expect to make progress.

You can’t proceed with the same level of (in)consistency & expect to get somewhere new.

You can’t continue to make excuses & exceptions with the same frequency and move to the next level of your life and potential.

It won’t happen.

Just like you have to go at little faster on your run and lift a little heavier during your workout, you’ve got to push yourself in your daily choices & decisions.

How can you push yourself more today? How can you push yourself more this week? How can you intentionally move yourself to the next level?

What does that look like for you?

For me, this takes all forms. Right now it’s in cutting out dairy. That’s a way I push my nutrition choices. Often it’s by pushing to new limits at the gym.

Don’t settle. You have to push.

Intentionally seek out ways to push yourself beyond your comfort zone. That’s where growth comes from.

That kettlebell workout was a doozy! I had to modify due to my knee injury but I’m making progress each day!

Here’s how it went:


Kettlebell swings

Toes to bar

57 cal bike ride (legs only/no arms)


Kettlebell swings

Toes to bar

My shoulders were absolutely smoked afterwards! It was a great workout.

On the food front:

The weather is so beautiful in New England right now and I’ve been obsessed with my no-cooking-required cabbage salad bowl. After months of primarily Paleo Power Meals I’m glad to have this fave back in my life!

You’ve heard me mention it the last few days but I’ll say it again: raw red & green shredded cabbage, hardboiled egg, bacon & avocado. That was brunch. So filling & nutrient rich!

Want to know my hack? I hate cooking bacon. It takes too long – and don’t tell me to microwave it – I don’t like microwaves. But I’ll go to the breakfast bar at Whole Foods and because it’s based on weight, you get a crazy great deal on cooked bacon! I’ll get enough for a few days. Makes my life easier and it’s cheaper than buying it raw and certainly easier than cooking!

Dinner was a modification of the brunch bowl -heavier on the veggies, lighter on the fat. I added brussels sprouts (sautéed in ghee) to the cabbage and went lighter on the bacon & egg. So filling and super delish!

Make today amazing. Life is short & you deserve your best.


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