But what about fruit

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We are in the midst of a nutritional challenge and it always bring up a lot of interesting stuff for folks. No matter what the constraints are there are going to be people who struggle to get on board. There are a lot of folks as well who will struggle to stay on board. The reasons are myriad. Birthdays, office parties, … Read More

Grateful and intentional

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Only days left in 2015. Did you win? I know I set out with some lofty goals this year. The kind of goals you should pick one of but I decided to do all of the goals. Around March of this year I thought I was kicking so much ass I was almost stopping strangers on the street to let … Read More

Most vs Now

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In the gym and in life I find that people often get distracted from what they want most, by what they want right now. I know I am guilty of this as well. Should I train today? How hard should I go if I do? What about Star Wars? It has been out for 10 hours already and I haven’t … Read More

I can see you suck at moderating

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Stop acting like you have some self-control. You don’t. Well, you probably don’t. At least not that much anyway. Maybe your thing is chocolate, or popcorn, or French fries, or Pirate Booty. It may not even be food. Maybe your thing is Netflix. I am talking about that thing that you can’t indulge in just one or two of. That thing … Read More

Keep learning

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A couple of weeks ago my former coach and ongoing mentor James Fitzgerald came to Seattle to do some teaching. We hosted 3 days of OPEX seminars during which he covered a broad range of topics elevating the thinking and prescriptions and programs of athletes and trainers from the Northwest. I have personally been learning from James for over 5 … Read More

I wisht I knewd

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  This picture has absolutely nothing to do with this post. I didn’t have a good photo so I figured I would make this my first ever TBT photo. Maternity photo shoot in Volunteer Park, pregnant with Charlie. And now for the musings. “I wish I knew then what I know now.” We have all heard that a dozens maybe … Read More