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Don’t Break Promises to Yourself

Don’t Break Promises to Yourself

The other night, I made the decision to wake up early the next morning and go to a 6:30am Crossfit class. I don’t like getting up that early, but I had a morning meeting at work, so going to the 6:30am class was the only way I was going to get a workout in that day. I...
Life is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Life is a Marathon, Not a Sprint

A lot of times in life, we take the short view. Something is happening right now that isn’t how we want it to be, and we get frustrated. Our circumstances go up and down, and our mood goes up and down as well. We’re focused on what’s happening right in front of us,...
How to Anchor a Powerful State

How to Anchor a Powerful State

When trying to live a good life and have a positive attitude, we often reflect on our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. All three are important and have a huge impact on how we engage in our day-to-day life. Hard to Shift Thoughts, Feelings, and Behaviors Sometimes...
How to Use Perfectionism to Combat Perfectionism

How to Use Perfectionism to Combat Perfectionism

For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with perfectionism. I still remember when I was in 3rdgrade, I got one question wrong on my spelling test. I couldn’t deal with it. For some reason, getting 19/20 was so painful and humiliating. I started to cry, and had...
I’m Not Good at Thrusters… Yet

I’m Not Good at Thrusters… Yet

I looked up the Crossfit workout of the day and groaned. The workout was all thrusters: An 11-minute AMRAP (as many reps as possible) of 15 heavy thrusters (70kg), 25 medium thrusters (60kg), and 40 light thrusters (40kg). For those of you who haven’t done a thruster,...
Memorial Day, Murph, and Gratitude

Memorial Day, Murph, and Gratitude

Crossfit has a cool tradition where they name workouts in honor of service members who have died defending our freedom. This Memorial Day, our gym did the workout Murph. The workout honors of Navy Lieutenant Michael Murphy, 29, of Patchogue, NY, who was killed in...
How to Lose Weight and Get in Shape

How to Lose Weight and Get in Shape

At the end of my junior year of high school, I was 220 pounds. Bottom line: I was fat and out of shape. I didn’t exercise regularly, and I ate whatever I wanted. Fast forward 6 months later, I fixed my diet, I had a regular exercise routine, and I had lost 60 pounds....
Don’t Complain About It. Do Something About It

Don’t Complain About It. Do Something About It

A couple months ago, I was complaining to my wife that I wasn’t in as good of shape as I used to be. What triggered the feeling was a meeting with my Crossfit coach. They got a fancy new machine that measures your body fat percentage. Mine was about 5 points higher...
The #1 Key to Make Progress on Your Fitness

The #1 Key to Make Progress on Your Fitness

Almost every day on social media, I see someone touting the greatest new workout program or diet plan. Every post usually has 2 components. First, they have someone advertising the plan who is absolutely jacked. Although it is usually not explicitly stated, the...
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