To the last time I was on stage for the 2014 #NPC John Kemper Classic where I placed a Respectable 2nd out of 10 guys. I see so many weak points but was happy with a lot as well. Good Times but More Importantly Great Memories for Life!
In 6 days I will be back at it and the only Guy I care about Beating is this Look. To some it may sound like a Safe Cop Out if things don’t go well but it’s the Truth. I decided to Compete again for Many Reasons but the Main One is Closure. I knew the last time I was on Stage I could’ve been so much Better! Looking back I was so I experienced and Misguided.
Life is Simple. Try. Learn. Grow. Improve. Repeat. No Regrets. Just Keep Pushing Forward!
Almost Home.... Let’s #FinishStrong ▶️Check Story for some Shots from the show and Recap👍
New ways to get better!
We make time for the things that we really want.
Excuses will always be there. Opportunities may not.
I have a serious problem with quitting. It may be one of my biggest mental struggles.
Today I was turning the chapter on my NEW “prep” calendar on our NEW program. I thought I could lay down this current journey at Day 50. 30 Days shy of another completion. Well, I guess I answered my own question on that....I can’t.
I WILL push play on Day 1 of my PREP schedule today because I want to. But I will also find a way to complete my current journey because I want to.
Be stronger than your excuses.
Find a way and make it happen.
Stop wishing and start sweating
You’re life depends on it!
I love race photos! They are my chance to get out of my head and be silly, smile or show how strong I'm feeling. A great reminder to just have fun! @epictahoe Rock Tahoe Half was my very first Half two years ago and I've ran it every year since. This race will always be special to me and my favorite to run.
That monkey captured my mood 100% this morning for Day 17. Then I watched my former youth pastor @richbrownlyfe’s #AWordInAMinute series video and it (and my #PreWorkout ) gave me that kick in my butt I needed. Yesterday was a roller coaster of emotions and I know it’s just an indicator for how this week is going to be but I am going to #PushThrough and #FinishStrong . #100DaysOfFitnessContinues . 😌
Hey peeps! If you want to add a new wrinkle to your #chestday / #horizontalpush day / #coreroutine ... here’s something you can try. Using my “ghetto stick” or any bar, load one side to challenge your anti-rotational stability, then using a split stance, perform your chestpress. You’ll find that this position as opposed to a square stance (toes in line), offers a different challenge to your overall stability and gives you a lot of bang for your buck! Give it a shot!
Being an athlete you learn many lessons one of those lessons is no matter what happens finish strong. How that carries over into life in my opinion is no matter what gets thrown your way keep pressing forward with positivity. As much of a grind that run was it is something I am very proud of and will never forget! #finishstrong#johnnymileshalfmarathon#teamawesome#greatnessplusgreatness#whyhere @townofnewglasgow @tatabrewco @glasgowsquare @eastcoastcommune @epiccanadianrun
Happy Monday!!! This week’s theme is all about goal setting. I believe without a goal you kinda run around in your head and physical being like a lost person. Benjamin Franklin wisely said, “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”
I set professional and personal goals daily, weekly, monthly, and annually.
Some I accomplish and some I don’t.
I have realized the reason I don’t accomplish certain goals is because I didn’t have my heart in it to accomplish it or I didn’t give the goal the attention it needed to see it through.
Other times the goal was not accomplished because of other barriers that kept me from accomplishing it but most times I don’t let that hold me back! I try to figure out HOW to accomplish the goal.
Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life.
The pen is a mighty thing! Write your goals down (no matter how far fetched they may be) and read them. Everyday. Change them if need be. Get them in your heart and freaking HUNT them down! You got this! Go after those Goals!!! 💪🏼❤️💪🏼#setyourgoals#motivationmonday#finishwhatyoustarted#bikinicompetitor#positivemindset#youdowhatyougottado#finishstrong#goals 💪 #momwholifts#strongwoman#strongmindstrongbody
It’s crazy how the smallest things can sometimes speak the loudest. Baby girl wanted to go to Speed-Zone yesterday because she’s finally 54” and can drive the thunder road alone now.😂 She was excited but nervous. Didn’t know if she could keep up or maneuver the pedals properly. I watched her take off like a champ but struggled a bit around the corners, there were even times she was bumped out of the way so that others could go around BUT SHE FINISHED THO!! Just a reminder to stay the course, despite the challenges, complete the task at hand. Happy Monday Dreamers!!!❤️
Want Your Kids To Eat Healthy?! Our kids are eating too much junk food & who can blame them?! Junk food taste great. The good news is that healthy food also taste great. Here are some simple tips to get your kids eating healthier:
1. Choose Whole Foods:
Processed foods are the biggest problem with our modern diet. Packaged and refined foods are devitalized and filled with empty calories that quickly lead to weight gain. Unfortunately, processed foods make up a large portion of the diet of many children. Offer your kids whole foods, rather than packaged ones. Whole foods are foods that are in their natural state. An apple, a piece of sprouted grain bread with natural peanut butter. You get the point.
2. Add Color:
Adding bright and colorful fruits and veggies to your child's plate will get their diet on the fast track. Fresh fruits and veggies are filled with fiber, vitamins and minerals that are essential to good health. Make it fun! (Color themed meals, make a rainbow out of fruit etc)
3. Make Smart Substitutions:
Kids love pizza, pasta & PB&J sandwiches, and that is not going to change anytime soon. Rather than fight your kids on their favorites, try making smart substitutions to their favorites.
Pizza: Whole wheat crust instead of white. Sneaking in a few veggies and lean meat toppings.
Pasta: Try spaghetti with veggie noodles!
Pb&J: Use sprouted grain bread, pure peanut butter and fruit-ONLY jelly.
4. Ban Sugar Drinks Get rid of soda, juices, smoothies & coffee blended drinks that are filled with empty calories. The easiest way to do this is to stock your house with lots of pure, filtered water.
While these tips are presented for children, these tips will also do wonders for your diet. Practice these tips for 30 days and I guarantee you'll look and feel better.
Sometimes when I’m coaching, I find myself apologizing for being so technical, specific & #serious about form. (When the time is right)
When we train, it #IS so very important to understand movements and execute them properly with YOUR body requirements and type.
It’s NOT about counting reps. It’s about instilling proper body mechanics to not only reach your training goals, but to completely benefit your life as you move BETTER.
Whether it’s at our gym or another awesome Strength Community, reach out to a coach, ASK how to execute properly.
There is a time and place for #GRIPANDRIP , but not on every rep.
Learn & Absorb so you can have a lifetime of health.
Week 3 of 4 week Full Body Workout Challenge 💪
Between my dads bday celebration on Saturday and father's yesterday I definately need to get back on track today!
Enjoyed some treats but now back at it!
Here is your workout for the week!
Full Body Circuit Workout
2-3 rounds of this
Wall sit - 60 sec
Tricep dip -15 reps
DB step up - 15 ea leg
Plank -60 sec
DB bicep curl
DB burpee -60 sec
DB bent over row - 15 reps
DB bear crawl -60 sec
Pushups - 15 reps
DB lunges - 15 ea leg
It feels good to be back in routine, won't lie it also felt good to sleep in every day last week, to eat whatever and be lazy.. its life!
I also know that if I were to continue like that I would get to my goals; so I took a break and that's that. I won't beat myself for it instead I will embrace my struggles and move forward.
Day 1 of round 2 of 80DO is done! Today is the day you can start stop postponing it because you are only letting yourself down. I can help you drop your favorite emoji 👇 and I'll contact you
As the sun sets on our final day in @jeff.glassart shop there is nothing left to do but assemble our CFL fumetech sleeved super heady crystal dragon💪 I don’t think any of us thought we would be approaching a project of this magnitude when we walked into this shop a few days ago. We are all stepping way outside our comfort zone and trying to produce a one of a kind piece of fully formed glass art. Wish us luck😁Gonna be a late night #theendisnear#itsbeenfun#finishstrong#washingtonstate#sunsetphotography