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Crossing Over the Line

I used to teach a graduate course in education technology and a teacher once compared the fear and skepticism of learning to use technology to crossing over a line. It’s like there is an invisible line you are afraid to cross over, but once you take that step and are …

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Bullet Proof

I have been at Great Bay Crossfit for 2 months, and although I am not doing any cross fit classes, I am feeling more at home in my new gym. I feel stronger than I have in nearly a year, and I feel good running, too. Yesterday one of the …

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I am not trying to transform myself

It has been 5 years since I started working with a personal trainer who convinced me to change the way I looked at food and then convinced me running would be good for me.Once he convinced me to run a 5k race, I was hooked. 5k became 10K and 10K …

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The Struggle is Real

I knew the time would come-after several years of carefully, mindfully eating, drinking, and exercising- little by little old habits started to creep back into my life until a month ago my body had had enough. My carefulness gave in to the stress of being the caretaker to my husband …

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Economics 101

VALUE: The extent to which a good or service is perceived by its customer to meet his or her needs or wants, measured by customer’s willingness to pay for it. It commonly depends more on the customer’s perception of the worth of the product than on its intrinsic value. Read …

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Right Now

I have been working out on my own for a total of 23 days. There are so many things I love about the convenience and easiness of not having to schedule my workout time and pack my gym clothes; I don’t have to worry about being on time, and wonder …

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Egos, Goals and Agendas

We’ve all had the experiencing of everything being good-until it’s not. Call it what you want, but typically when entering into a new role, a new job, a new relationship -the need for change and a fresh start makes everything feel wonderful and new and exciting. Even the anxiety and …

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Time for a Break

I have been working out at least twice a week, with a trainer in a gym for 4 years and 9 months; the last year of that it has been 3 times a week. Two to three hours a week, lifting weights, getting stronger, more fit, so that I can …

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From September to September

It was a crazy summer, filled with heat, humidity, a wedding and a surgery-in other words, stress, stress, stress. And before summer there was training and recovery of an ankle injury. But before the ankle injury there was growth and change and a whole lot of learning and success. If …

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The Ebb and Flow of Training

In positive psychology, flow, also known as the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity.-wikipedia We like flow-that state of being when you don’t …

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