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Don’t Want to Train Today?

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Don’t want to train today? Welcome to the club. Maybe you don’t want to do it. 😩 Maybe you’re achy & tired. 🤔 Maybe you just have a lot on your plate & don’t know when you’re going to fit it in. ⏰ That’s why I always suggest the 10-min rule. I have it for movies, TV shows, kid activities, & training. The rule? Start. ⏩ Do it for 10-minutes. ⏰ If you’re still really not feeling it, stop. 🛑 If you decide that you’re not hating it that much, keep going. 👍 Maybe set a timer for 10 more…

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One Less Thing

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Your schedule is full. You’re doing lots of things you love. You’ve got kids, work, volunteer stuff, grocery shopping, the making of meals for the humans in your house… Seriously, does this meal planning/making meal thing ever get easier? I digress… On top of all of that, you want to get some training in! You make it to the gym or you get your equipment out at home… Now what? You could do some squats & pushups. You could do some lunges and rows… But how many sets? Reps? Is it working? What else should you do? Do you know…

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Habits

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We all have habits. Good ones, bad ones, and neutral ones. Do you brush your teeth as soon as you wake up? Or after breakfast? Do you unplug the toaster after using it? Do you drive the same way to work every day? These unconscious habits help us live our lives without having to overthink everything. Make something a habit and you no longer have to think about it. But what if you’re trying to change a habit? You have to start thinking about the thing you do that you do without thinking about it. Eek!   Habits matter. A…

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Body Positivity

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Body Positivity Is not: 🚩Loving every part of your body every second of every day. If this is what you think body positivity is, you’ll end up feeling worse because we all have *flaws* and *imperfections* and you’ll see them and you can’t *pretend* they’re things you actually like. You are not going to *trick* you. Body positivity is: ❤️ Loving yourself enough not to criticize every part of your body every second of every day. We can shoot for that! We can spin things to our advantage. If I start to think my arms are “too big” I can…

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Practice

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We had a friend over for dinner and he was asking my son if he liked playing the piano. My son said, “No, not really.” But I pushed him and asked, “You didn’t like being able to play the Star Wars theme song for your friends?” He replied, “Well, that was cool, but I don’t like practicing.” Which, of course, is where I went into full mom-splain mode. The gist? No one likes to not be good at something. It’s hard to practice something and not be great right away. But practice & consistency is what (slowly & over time)…

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Bodies 1/?

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My take on bodies: We’re all given one at birth. We grow & change & can alter our appearance a bit, but we all have different genetics & the form we take as adults varies. Our bodies are containers that house our essence, our true selves, who we really are under all the makeup, clothes, fat, muscles, personas, degrees, etc. I know that sounds woo-woo, but who we are is not what we look like on the outside. That doesn’t mean that how we look doesn’t affect how others treat us, how we see ourselves, and if society deems us…

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Aging

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What’s the old adage? It’s better than the alternative. How aging affects you depends on a lot of factors. Are you getting your strength training in? Are you getting quality food? Are you getting your cardio in? Are you nurturing relationships? Are you resting? Are you working on personal growth? How do you perceive aging? I have this thing going on with my knee. It’s an injury that’s been nagging for the last couple of years and it’s really been bothering me these last couple of weeks. As the calendar shows another year going by, I start to reflect on…

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Your Golden Journey

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Many of you know my yoga teacher Diana Christinson and the influence she has had on me. Well, she wrote a book called Your Golden Journey and she announced a year-long study group for people interested in growth, personal development, and implementing simple practices to enhance your life.   Please read about it below and go to her site to sign up!   In her email to her students, she wrote: I am excited to announce the online course Your Golden Journey: A 45-Week Extended Experience. This course offers the opportunity to connect with me at your own convenience each…

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Book Club

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Last year, I launched my book club with the idea of Finding Your Strength through reading books that will help you become your best self. We read Lean & Strong by Josh Hillis,  The Body is Not an Apology by Sonya Renee Taylor, and The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene Brown. All seemingly unrelated but amazing how they wove together so well and each taught us something different about who we want to be. This year, we’re making some changes: Book club is free (last year there was a nominal fee) We meet once a month via Google Meet. This year we’ll meet…

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Goals v. Values

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Settling into 2022 and thinking about what we want to accomplish in this new year. Sometimes we think about it in terms of “goals” we set for ourselves, but I’d like to talk about getting clear about our values. You see, goals relate to a destination and values relate to a direction. In terms of fitness, I’d love to see you all have a direction that you can continue on forever. If Person A & Person B both would like to lose 15lbs. Person A has a goal of exercising 3 days every week and cutting carbs. To meet the goal,…

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