Motivation can be an extreme challenge when you need it most. Writing an article, practicing a new instrument, or maintaining a workout routine all require motivation – a reason to get something done. Maybe the biggest misconception about it is that the influence must be a grand gesture. One sentence, five minutes, or 10 crunches are all small, driving forces that are a step in the direction you need to go to get something done. Little pieces come together in a puzzle to finish a big picture. Bit by bit. Step by step. Whatever it takes to get to where you need to be. ~trvw

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Congratulations to Seth Godin for writing post number 5000 today. He teaches and learns with every piece he writes and “ships”. He says his work is “unvarnished” at times. Many times challenges are realizing that delivering our work, even if it isn’t perfect, can still impact and encourage someone (or ourselves) to move toward a […]

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Brush my teeth Take a shower Prepare a meal Clean my house Change the sheets Do the laundry …well, just like exercising – you fit in what you can every day. It may be a little more on some days and less on others. Maintaining your well being is just like eating well or grooming, […]

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The world we live in requires you to be your own health advocate. Fight for your health and well being. You’re worth it, and if you aren’t at a place where you think you are, don’t you think that your family, friends, and children are? ~trvw

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Because I’m a runner I often feel like people either think I don’t ever have dessert or that because I work out I get a free pass to eat all the dessert I want. It can be tempting to want to use the excuse that because, “I’m a runner” I can eat cookies to my […]

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Doubt will take any chance it can to cause you to question what you’re trying to do. At the end of a busy week an attempt at a long run might make you wonder how you can ever complete twice the distance in a race. That’s why it’s called training. We are dealing with the […]

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It was surprising to see a TV promo the other day where Dr. Oz said he loved the idea of making resolutions. He claimed, “About half the people who make New Year’s resolutions will be successful or will still be on them in six months.” Even if you’re skeptical, give it a try. There’s only […]

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Now is as good a time as any to define your goals for the new year. Especially when it comes to health and fitness goals. Do you want to train for a 10K or establish a workout routine that you can maintain? Grab a pen and paper, write it down, then do it! Allow yourself […]

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Nourishing yourself has benefits beyond your initial consideration. When you eat well and exercise, your mental focus improves. Your mood improves and the people around you get inspired by your desire to live the best life you can. Your kids will practice the lifestyle that you are living out daily; don’t you want them to […]

I say it often, but I’ll say it again. Don’t wait for the New Year to get active. Now is a perfect time to start moving your body. It alleviates stress and when you’re making an effort to be healthier, you will want to eat better. Plus, when you are scorching extra calories with exercise […]

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