Mindset Matters When You Play the Comparison Game growth mindset progress success Mar 28, 2018

Have you ever found yourself looking at pictures or videos on social media and then felt bad about your own progress?    Have you ever been with a group of friends or co-workers, heard someone else share his or her success and then felt self conscious or uncomfortable because you think...

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Magic Beans...and also Sleep hormones recovery sleep weightloss Mar 23, 2018

What if I told you I went to the local Body Master..yes, Body Master! Imagine a cross between a yoga instructor/ CrossFit games athlete and ancient witch doctor.  When I was examining the items for sale on the Body Master’s table I saw a pile of green beans.  I asked him, Mr....

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Marshmallow Girl growth mindset selflove selftalk Mar 15, 2018

Confession:  Monday morning I called myself a marshmallow because I had to take a week off of training due to a pulled hamstring.  I was frustrated and lethargic because I wasn't getting my normal exercise endorphins and I was annoyed with myself. Here is the thing, if my best friend...

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Lucy Avis - Fighting Inflammatory Breast Cancer breastcancer family mindset mother Mar 01, 2018

Just about 1 year ago, Lucy was diagnosed with Stage 3 Inflammatory Breast Cancer.   Since her diagnosis, Lucy has traveled to Boston to participate in a chemotherapy trial to aggressively treat this rare form of Breast Cancer.  Lucy is a mom of 2 and actually discovered her cancer...

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Magic Tricks and Balloon Animals clown inspiration motivation selflove Feb 20, 2018

So I have a confession. My very first job ever was not something cool like a lifeguard or even something cute like selling popcorn at the movies. Nope... not even close. Already an awkward tomboy with a short haircut, I decided right around age 12 that the best first job for me would be to...

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Katie Nutter - Teen Mom and Weightlifting Champion motivation podcast stories usaw weightlifting Feb 14, 2018

This is the first episode of the Pivotal Focus Podcast.   Every day I get to talk to some pretty amazing people and I wanted a way to share some of those conversations.   I hope this interview and the ones to come give you insight into real people doing amazing things and how...

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The Purple Jacket bootcamp journey motivation success Feb 08, 2018

In December 2013, it was freezing cold in most of the country.   Something called a "polar vortex" had come, making it one of the coldest winters in a long time.   I had just moved to Lake Stevens, Washington with the little boys, and a week before Christmas Josh returned from...

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That Time I Bought An Elliptical Machine deployment fitness healthy lifestyle momlife weightloss Feb 04, 2018

Let me take you back to 2012.  Logan was three and Henry was one.  Six months later Josh was leaving on deployment, a one year deployment, and I was feeling frustrated because I hadn’t lost any of the baby weight from Henry.  I had two major knee surgeries…one in...

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Get in My Belly guthealth metabolism microbiome probiotics Feb 04, 2018

With internet chatter and endless products marketed to support your gut health, it is easy to be confused!  So let's cut through the crap... hehe... and learn a little bit about what all the fuss is about.

First, gut health is closely tied to your overall health.   That's...

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Do...re...A Little About Me change crossfit journey nutrition paleo postpartum weightloss whole30 Feb 04, 2018

If you want to know why I coach... I have to start at the very beginning....a very good place to start ?

As a child I was 100% tomboy through and through.   I loved every sport with a ball.   You would find me in baggy shirts, soccer shorts and pretty much covered in sweat and...
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The AO3 ~ A Grand Rapids Journey ao3 athlete coaching lululemon usaw weightlifting Feb 03, 2018
Sometimes it's hard to know in advance that a particular weekend or event will stand out.  Before traveling to the American
 Open Series 3, I know I was operating on the edge of barely having my act together to pack fresh socks for the weekend.   Coaching, kids, training,...
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