Category Archive: Motivational

You Can Suck – and Still Succeed

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I apologize in advance for using such an informal edgy title, but “stink” didn’t cut it – and it didn’t rhyme with success. LOL As I was searching for synonyms for “suck”, I discovered where the word came from. Jazz musicians would compliment a horn player by saying “wow, he can really blow!” Since I play trumpet, …

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Fitness Motivation: You CAN Finish What You Started

Moving Ahead Is A Choice I was listening to Rick Warren’s teaching today called “The Growth Choice“. As I listened to it, I couldn’t help think about how true that title is in every area of our lives. Growth is a choice. We can choose to grow in head knowledge, we can choose to grow …

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Fitness Motivation: Ordinary People Do the Extraordinary

When we see photos of fitness competitors and professional athletes, it can be very motivating for some people – but very discouraging for others. It’s easy to set ourselves apart from the professionals, or from people we think we can’t relate to, and think to ourselves “I could never do that”.  But, when I see someone with my …

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Monday Motivation: It’s Time To Refocus

Are You Near Sighted? What if every decision you made was not based on how you feel now, but how you would feel later? I believe too many of us approach our life with a near sighted view. We only make decisions based on what we can see up close, because everything far away is …

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Monday Motivation: Do It Anyway

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“if If I only did things when i felt like it, I wouldn’t do many things that benefited me”. – Pastor Ron, WaterStone Church If you want to succeed with fitness, in relationships, at work and in life, there is one thing you will have to learn to do: Don’t live a life led by emotions. …

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Battle of the Holiday Bulge

THIS. MEANS. WAR. It’s here. It’s now officially the season for feasting – turkey, ham, stuffing, gravy, biscuits, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, pecan pie, every flavor pie, every kind of cookies, cake, ginger bread, rum balls, fudge, candy canes, chocolate covered pretzels, poppycock, apple cider, hot chocolate, hot toddies and egg nog.  There is no other …

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The Secret to Weight Loss

  Do you want results? OK, so here’s how to get the results you want. EVERYONE relates to money! Right? So let me try to put this concept into perspective for you. Think of calories as if it were money. If you want to SPEND more money, you have to MAKE more money. And, the same applies to spending calories …

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Diet & Fitness: The Secret to Maintenance Mode

Rewind Were you once fit but, now, you struggle with your weight? Did you have a great marriage but lately it’s just “okay”. Did you used to feel close to God but He seems more distant now? If you were once in a great place and not really happy with where you are now (OR maybe you are …

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Success Never Looks Back

Can I just be honest with you here? Can I just talk real talk, real life junk? Don’t we ALL have “junk” to deal with? The older I get (oops! did I just call myself old?! lol). I mean the more mature I am (har har!), the more I realize even the greatest most solid …

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Fail Yesterday, Succeed Today

Too many people let their past failures define them. They dieted before and failed, so they believe they are doomed to never lose weight. They joined a gym before and quit going, so they fear they’ll just waste their money again the next time. They have a tendency to be lazy, selfish, and lack self …

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