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To Run or Not to Run

To be a runner you need to run. It has been 6 days since I have gone for a run, and week by week my mileage is waning and I am feeling less and less like a runner. Last weekend I determined I would try to run a couple miles …

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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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All the Goals

It is always a bit of a let down when you cannot achieve your main goal, but it is important to remember the process goals and the secondary goals are important too. I have a bit of goal amnesia at times, having a goal maybe and a deadline, and then …

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Your Body is Smarter Than You Are

ho·me·o·sta·sis ˌhōmēəˈstāsəs/ noun the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes. It’s been a challenging couple of weeks, but as usual, reflecting on lessons learned seems to help keep things in perspective while I struggle to maintain positivity. My big lesson this …

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Taking Time to Breathe

It is easy to get caught up in the race-both literally and figuratively, always training, pushing, comparing, competing, with your old self and with others. Every now and then it is good to stop. This week I wrote about focusing more on the process, not the prize, and part of …

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Lifestyle Challenge: Is it the end or the beginning?

Well here we are at the end of Week 4 of Gain Strength and Conditioning’s Lifestyle Challenge. It was a four week challenge-so this could mean the end of tracking nutrition, sleep, hydration, mobility, training and device usage, sitting, eating, and meditating-or it could mean the beginning of some new …

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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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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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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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Inspiration Works Both Ways

I have heard often over the last 3 years about inspiration. My friends and colleagues have gone back to the gym, have started moving, and some have transformed themselves. Some have started and made many pitstops along the way, but they find it in themselves to start again, and again, …

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