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“No” is the new “Yes” – Doing LESS this holiday season

“No” is the new “Yes” – Doing LESS this holiday season

I’m sorry I haven’t written in a while. I’ve been embracing the lazy lately. Well, not really. I’m still cranking away in my full-time job, enjoying my fitness passion and raising a toddler while my husband finishes up the busiest part of his football season, but when I’m not doing one of those three things,…Continue Reading

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Bikini Prep – 7 Weeks Out – Treats that Keep Me on Track

Bikini Prep – 7 Weeks Out – Treats that Keep Me on Track

It’s no secret that I love treats. I’ve already planned my post-competition, food-fest party which will include everything from Stoney River’s Carrot Cake to Levain Bakery’s double chocolate peanut butter chip cookies, shipped from New York City. I am a self-proclaimed foodie, and even during prep, I try to trick my taste buds into thinking…Continue Reading

Bikini Prep – 8 Weeks Out – The POWER of Vulnerability

Bikini Prep – 8 Weeks Out – The POWER of Vulnerability

    I named the subject of this week’s post after a researcher/storyteller whom I admire very much. If you have not seen her TED Talk abut being vulnerable, take 20 minutes of your day to watch it. Vulnerable: (adjective) susceptible to physical or emotional attack or harm When was the last time you were…Continue Reading

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Bikini Prep – 11 Weeks Out – Thoughts on Competition

Bikini Prep – 11 Weeks Out – Thoughts on Competition

I’ve been thinking a lot about the word competition. So much so, that it has taken me two weeks to write this blog post. Compete (verb): strive to gain or win something by defeating or establishing superiority over others who are trying to do the same. My husband is a football coach for the United…Continue Reading

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Staying Motivated – Intrinsic v. Extrinsic Motivation

Staying Motivated – Intrinsic v. Extrinsic Motivation

  How do you stay motivated? I get this question a lot. For me, the answer is simple: “it comes from within.” I know that is not very specific, and it doesn’t really help to explain my personal motivation, so let me share a little bit about motivation in general, and maybe you’ll see what…Continue Reading

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