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Your Bullshit Stories!

I’m just like you…


I struggle with confidence sometimes; confidence in some of my abilities - like in my business, my intelligence, my cooking, in transforming my body, etc.


But I know that most of that stems from the bullshit stories I tell myself.

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Lasting Change

Lasting Change, i.e., REAL RESULTS that stick around.

 

What do you need to do?

 

The most common thing that people talk about is how they want to make a change in their life, for example, “everybody” wants to have a rockin’ bod, but no one wants train or eat right to get it.

 

One of the challenges we have in our lives is that we don’t realize the process of training ourselves. And that process of training ourselves actually feels ah-mazing once you get that initial momentum, but most people don’t.

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How To Get Unstuck By Asking Yourself "What If"

No matter how stuck you are, there are always multiple solutions.
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Let’s use weight loss as an example.
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Right now you’re stuck in a box of your own perceptions and filters.
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What’s inside your box is reality to you, and what’s outside your box isn’t real (to you), and no matter where you look (inside your box) all you see is the problem.

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Weights or Cardio???

The fitness industry runs on a pendulum of extremes. Everything is either good or bad. Right or wrong. Healthy or unhealthy. Fattening or fat burning.

Issue is, things aren't that black and white. And creating these false dichotomies is what digs us further into fitness "ruts" that get harder and harder to climb out of.

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Pimp Your Sleep

“Want to lose muscle and gain fat? Don’t sleep!”

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When it comes to having fitness or body composition goals, a lot of the population is guilty of worrying about “the dollar bills”, and ignoring the “the hundred dollar bills.” Adequate sleep is one of the most potent and underutilized advantages out there, and ironically it doesn’t cost a single dime.

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Squats Hurt Your Knees?

🚨EXPERIENCING KNEE PAIN? CHECK YOUR HIPS & ANKLES!🚨
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One of the most common complaints is knee pain during a squat.
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The knee joint is sandwiched in between the hip and ankle joint. This means that if there is a dysfunction in the hip and ankle (lack of mobility, etc), the knee will be forced to compensate and result in pain! Stretching the muscles in the knee will NOT correct this problem.

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Let's Talk "Hip Hinge"

“Just hinge at the hips.” Ummm, what? 🤨

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Let’s talk “hip hinge” and Romanian Deadlifts (RDL).

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A common thing that I see from my clients is that they have a difficult time shifting their weight back into a hip hinge posture to perform a RDL.

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Signs You're Overtraining

Getting regular physical activity is important. But there can definitely be TOO MUCH of a good thing where too much exercise can actually be WORSE than getting none at all.

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An obvious disclaimer:

Everyone is different, and it’s really hard to define & pinpoint how much exercise is appropriate, as it’s a VERY individualized thing. But understand that too much physical output can strain our adrenals, create hormone imbalances, cause muscle breakdown, increase fat stores, and a medley of other undesirable symptoms.

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The Importance of Your Gut!

Did you know your gut can affect your mood, skin, energy, metabolism, thyroid, and even your hormones?

The Gut-Digestive Symptom Connection

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) may affect as much as 30% of the population. Typically symptoms include gas, bloating, abdominal pain, and constipation, diarrhea/loose stools.

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WHO THE FXCK ARE YOU?

This was the first question Jason asked at our All iN Mastermind in Vegas.

He gave us 3 minutes to write down our answers that only we (I) would see.

I sat there staring at my notepad, my pen not moving.

In my peripheral vision I could see everyone else writing fervently, their pens burning a hole through the paper…or so it seemed.

“You’ve got about a minute left”, I heard him say - my notepad still blank.

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WHY I Coach

For about 7 months from 2012 - 2013 I was in a pretty dark place and had turned to partying/excessive drinking as my outlet. When I say excessive, I mean staying out until 3 - 4am on the weekends (and some weekdays), drinking 1-2 bottles of wine at home alone during the week, showing up to work late while practically still drunk, drunk driving on more than one occasion, and waking up at some random house once…

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Scale Fluctuations When We Drink

It's the weekend, and for a lot of us it's also when we let our hair down and enjoy some adult beverages. But have you ever wondered about scale fluctuations when you drink? Here's some info ;).

A good “diet” is one you can stick to. If you can’t see yourself doing something for the long haul, then it probably won’t work out for you as a legit lifestyle change. So if I were you, I’d do an about-face and run like hell from any program, template, or coach that says you’re not allowed to drink whatsoever. Remember, sustainability and flexibility are the name of the game, babes!

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Why I'm a Basic "B" (and why you should be too!)

Are you focusing too much on the “dollar bills” (like the perfect workouts, diet/macros, latest sexy fad diet, magic pills/supplements) and ignoring the “hundred dollar bills” (like sleep, hydration, being active outside of the gym, veggies…)


Lets talk more about those hunnits, AKA the Basic B’s of looking good, feeling good, and dominating life!

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Don't Fight Change, Embrace It!

~3 years ago = the last time I wore this uniform.


I’ve definitely had some ups and downs since then, but overall I’m the happiest I’ve been in a very long time!


I’m living life on my terms, pursuing things I’m passionate about, taking risks, failing (forward), succeeding, learning, growing, evolving, and being better about ridding myself of the things that sap me of my joy and energy rather than replenishing them.

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What Does "Clean Eating" Mean, Anyway?

Food quality is typically used as a term referencing the micronutrient content of a food, i.e. favoring foods like fruits and vegetables over processed, refined foods like cereals and chips.

From a physiology perspective, we need certain quantities of micronutrients to avoid sickness, developing disease, and even regulating our endocrine system.

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Extroverted Introvert - Say whaaat?

If you’re anything like me, you handle social situations just fine. You can be outgoing, social, etc., but at the end of the event, you feel completely drained and desperately need your alone time.

Very few people see the introvert side of me because when I’m coaching, training clients, or at any social events, I’m talkative, enthusiastic, and generally pretty approachable. But that doesn’t mean I’m an extrovert.

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Are You Overtraining?

Getting regular physical activity is important. But there can definitely be TOO MUCH of a good thing where too much exercise can actually be WORSE than getting none at all.

And obvious disclaimer: Everyone is different and it’s reaalllly hard to define & pinpoint how much exercise is appropriate, as it’s a VERY individualized thing. But understand that too much physical output can strain our adrenals, create hormone imbalances, cause muscle breakdown, increase fat stores, and a medley of other undesirable symptoms.

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You Can Make A Difference

Like many, my love for sports and fitness inspired me to pursue this path of online training and nutrition coaching, but even more so than that, it was my past experiences that led me here, although not necessarily how you might think.

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You Had Me At Merlot

{How Do You Track Alcohol?} 🧐
Like to have a drink every now and then - guess what? When it comes to flexible dieting, that’s perfectly okay! Alcohol is technically the weird “4th macro” as it provides your body with 7 calories per gram, but because it’s not essential for survival, it’s not typically mentioned along side protein, fat, and carbs.

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Whatever It Takes...

...Not To Be A Fat Body.

 

Calling myself a “fat-body” sound harsh? Yeah, maybe. But if I were still in the Marine Corps, thats exactly what I would be labeled because I most definitely would NOT meet the height and weight standards. In fact, I would be 20 pounds over my max weight, and probably wouldn’t make the taping requirements either (taping = the Marine Corp’s way of measuring us in order to determine our body fat). Seems crazy, right? Well, it’s true!

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