Finding Fulfillment

Pursue what catches your heart, not what catches your eyes. ―Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart I ran my first race on Thursday. First two, actually; back to back. Though, I’d be hard-pressed to say I was actually racing during the second. The first race found me with about a mile where I […]

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Do It Now

“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” –George Herbert Perfect conditions are not a thing. You will never encounter a situation where things are absolutely perfect to […]

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You Are Your Own Creative Power

“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” –Masaru Emoto Turmoil is something you can understand on a very deep level. […]

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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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