Archives of Motivation

Proving Ground

I’ve been thinking back on the years I spent bodybuilding and my upcoming powerlifting meet. For one passion, I spent the majority of my time trying to prove people wrong. And for the other, proving people right. The difference in mindset is staggering and so have been my results. As many fans of the fitness […]
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The Evolution of My Fitness

When I completed my first marathon, I thought: I’m going to get a tattoo to honor this. Completing a full marathon was a ‘Bucket List’ item I had set for myself and accomplished in my early twenties. I never did get that tattoo and I’m glad I didn’t – not because I think it was […]
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Still lifting?

One of the questions I get asked the most is if I’m still weightlifting/training and almost sarcastically, “is it safe to do that still”? Surprisingly, the myth that being pregnant means that you are no longer able to lift anything or work up a sweat is still being perpetuated. While there are certain instances where […]
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Growth

In a growth mindset, challenges are exciting rather than threatening. So rather than thinking, oh I’m going to reveal my weaknesses, you say, wow here’s a chance to grow. –Carol Dweck Physical growth, especially during childhood, is fast and effortless. A typical newborn weighs 6 to 8 lbs at birth, and by 6 months of […]
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Good Things Take Time

My strength comes from knowing I have the ability to do anything; my weakness comes from the desire to do it all at once. I thought that I was a patient person – I’ve been working in some sort of customer service my entire adult life. I’ve been transforming my body naturally through clean eating […]
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Motivation…and How to Keep it

It’s been a minute since I’ve posted – it’s due to being almost overwhelmingly busy with life.. all good things though! Believe me when I say trying to find the time to fit everything in has been a struggle. And that’s when it hit me – this is usually the number one excuse people have […]
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Why

Clarify your purpose. What is the why behind everything you do? When we know this in life or design it is very empowering and the path is clear. — Jack Canfield I have wanted to write a blog for a while, but I wasn’t sure if anyone would care about what I had to say.. […]
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