big rocks vs. little rocks

Big Rocks versus Little Rocks

More often than not, we spend too much time focusing on the little rocks…   When I start working with a new client, one of the first things I ask them to do is to write a list of what they are doing right now to work toward their goals. So if their goal is […]

Want Black and White? Your Best Bet is Grey…

So, we all want black and white. We want to know exactly how many calories we should eat to lose weight. We want to reach an arbitrary number in our head that will deem us good enough. We want to go to the gym exactly 3.75 times per week, and make sure we get exactly […]

Thinking of those New Year Resolutions? Read This First

2017 officially begins tomorrow! I can’t help but feel a bit excited when a new year is about to begin. I used to get caught up in the pressure of making so many goals and resolutions that I’d wind up having this LONG list of vague and unrealistic goals for the year. Some examples of past […]

Want to Crush your Goals? Use These 3 Tips

Christmas is 7 days away. Which means that 2017 is 14 days away. Hard to believe that we are 14 days away from this year coming to an end. I’ve got another post coming that is more of a reflection of 2016 so I’m going to save most of my thoughts on 2016 for that […]

Willpower is like a muscle…and it gets tired

When I think about willpower, I think about resisting the urge to press the snooze button in the early hours of the morning. I think about saying “no thank-you” to the offering of a pastry with my morning coffee at the local coffee shop. I think about the conscious decision to have a side salad […]

Letting Go of the Control Over Macros

Ever since I made the decision to not compete again, I have stayed away from any sort of calorie counting/macro tracking. For about 2 years, I tracked every single thing I ate. From breakfast to late night snacks, everything was calculated, accounted for, and evaluated.   If I wanted to “indulge” in something, I planned […]

Being Crappy at Something is a Relief

I was listening to Krista Scott-Dixon on the Fitcast Podcast yesterday and she said something that stood out to me (she said a lot of great stuff, listen to it here – episode 386 and 387): what if we were okay with being crappy at something? What would happen if there was an aspect of […]

I Thought I Was Okay Not Having A Goal…

When I first started to get serious about fitness, I always had a specific goal in mind.   Goal #1: Lose 30lb Goal #2: Run a 1/2 marathon Goal #3: Gain muscle and stay lean Goal #4: Compete in a figure competition Goal #5: Lose 30lb…again   And so on and so forth. I was always working toward […]

What’s Your Legacy?

I’ve recently started reading a new book for my personal development. The book is called “Living Forward” by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy. It discusses this concept of life planning, and gives practical tips on how to make a life plan that actually makes sense.   I haven’t dived too deep into the book yet, […]

Are You Attaching “Conditions” To Your Self-Worth?

I will be happy once I’ve lost these last 5lb… I will feel better once I’ve increased my muscle tone… I need to keep my place clean or people will judge me… I just need to fit into these jeans again and I’ll feel better… Once I get abs, I’ll be able to relax…   […]