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Lifestyle Challenge Week 3: What I learned

We have not quite completed this week’s Lifestyle Challenge, but I thought I would share a few key things I learned. Building off of last week’s discovery that the point system was irrelevant to me, I stopped keeping points. I also discovered I could not focus on 5 different categories, …

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What I learned: Lifestyle Challenge Week 2

We are nearing the end of my gym’s Lifestyle Challenge Week 2, and I am reflecting a day early because I have not exactly given up, but I realized I am not really motivated to make change in each of the Lifestyle areas and I need to stop and figure …

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Change Part 2: What has REALLY changed?

Last week I wrote about how my overall fitness attitude and outlook had changed since joining Gain, and I continue to be reminded that no matter how old you are it is never too late to learn and become a better version of yourself. Afterward I realized I have experienced …

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Lifestyle Challenge Week 1: What I learned

As we head into Lifestyle Challenge Week 2, I want to reflect just a bit on what I learned in Week 1; what stuck, what didn’t, and why? NUTRITION: My nutrition goal is to make sure I eat well; that means eating a good balance of carbs and protein, paying particular …

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On the Other Side of Change

Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.”- C.S.Lewis I have been thinking a lot lately about how much has changed for me in the last year, inspired by my trainer’s blog post last …

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I Love a Good Challenge

My life has been filled with accepting challenges; I love a good challenge. Just challenge me to try to do something and I am all in-but NOT without a great deal of introspection. According to Gretchin Rubin’s four tendencies, I am mostly a Questioner, with Upholder tendencies. What does that …

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Focus

Partway through the first week of January, 2016, and I keep coming back to this idea: My One Word Hence the title of this blog post. My one word for the year is FOCUS -v. to pay particular attention to. For me, this one word pretty much sums it up. …

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Happy New Year! Resolution Run 5K 2016

The first race of the year brings excitement, apprehension, and promise. So much so  I decided to forego my goal of an 800 mile year (795.1 according to Runkeeper, but my daughter insisted I had some unrecorded mileage, so I am probably good) to rest and be able to run …

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