Get Moving: What Does It Take?

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” – Walt Disney Two things strvtmvmnt is big on: Get moving. Keep moving. It’s not enough to want to get moving; you have to actually get up and do it. And then it’s not enough to have done it; you have to keep […]

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No Limits

“There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, there are no limits.” —Michael Phelps When you think about what you want to accomplish, where you want to go, and you consider the obstacles that line your path to get there, which is the biggest that stands in […]

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Keep Moving

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” –Sam Levenson Time will fuck you up in ways that you will never even realize, if you let it. One of the most insidious ways that time can negatively affect you is in terms of comparison. If you look around and compare where you are […]

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Always Be Excellent

“If you want to achieve excellence, you can get there today. As of this second, quit doing less-than-excellent work.” –Thomas J. Watson It’s really easy to coast. To do just enough to get you by. And just enough might be just enough for awhile. But eventually, just enough becomes not enough, and you’re forced to […]

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Breaking Out of Your Ordinary

“If you do the same thing you’ve always done, you’ll get the same thing you’ve always gotten.” Pretty simple. To think otherwise is irrational. You can do the same thing you’ve always done and expect something different, but you’ll be sorely disappointed. Furthermore, life doesn’t give you the option to keep doing the same thing […]

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MVMNT is for the Mind

One thing that goes by the wayside, and often, is the mental capacity to be engaged during a workout, program, or class. I saw it every day when I taught fitness classes in gyms, and I see it regularly in the private classes I continue to teach. And I get it, there’s a strong desire […]

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The Cost of Success

This is as straightforward as it gets: The cost of success is failure. Failure is the coin you pay to purchase success. Failure is the means, the method, the mode. Failure is part of the process. In Enjoy the Ride, I wrote about the importance of coming to enjoy the process rather than being hyper-fixated […]

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There is Always a Way

“It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you. Always.” –Oprah Winfrey Ever watched an alcoholic struggle with sobriety? I have. I’ve sat in AA meetings and group therapy sessions. I spent time in an outpatient program. Due to my schedule, I ended up in a dual-diagnosed […]

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Face the Challenge

“It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed. The habits of a vigorous mind are formed in contending with difficulties.” –Abigail Adams Lolasana is one of the most challenging arm balance poses in yoga. It requires a great amount of strength and […]

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