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  • Leaning in to my fears tonight. I’m not good at explosive movements (if you don’t count my temper), relying on my upper body strength, or willfully letting my whole body leave the wall (#controlfreak)... but sometimes you just need to look that shit you don’t want to do (or think you can’t do) square in the eye and tell it to fuck off. #dothehardthing #minidyno #girlswhoclimb #homewoody #climbingwall #barnbouldering
  • Leaning in to my fears tonight. I’m not good at explosive movements (if you don’t count my temper), relying on my upper body strength, or willfully letting my whole body leave the wall ( #controlfreak )... but sometimes you just need to look that shit you don’t want to do (or think you can’t do) square in the eye and tell it to fuck off. #dothehardthing #minidyno #girlswhoclimb #homewoody #climbingwall #barnbouldering
  • 152 6 8 October, 2018
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❤️ College Sweethearts. ❤️ .
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Gah! The past few days have been 
H A R D. 😔
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The type of hard where you know what you need to do...but you just DON’T want to. I called a mentor mama of mine and asked her to pray with me and said:
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“Mimi, I can literally see what needs to happen and it’s like my insides are pitching the TANTRUM of ALL - 
T A N T R U M S.”
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“I just need my heart turn this corner. And every fiber of my being is R E J E C T I N G this moment. Around this bend...isn’t Sheldon. Around this corner...isn’t the life he and I built...the life he and I reallllllllly liked. The life I thought would be ours until...forever?”
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“How does life get to say no?? And I don’t get to say no back?? I. Don’t. Want. T H I S.” 😭😭😭
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I was almost embarrassed to have her hear my inner cries. 🙈 Yet, that’s the risk taken when we stop hiding. I’ve decided I can either do this Alone or Known. 🔅
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Being known is awkward. But it sure beats being alone.💕
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I really didn’t feel like posting this, yet felt drawn to...
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I’m not sure where you are at today or what season you are in. But know this, you CAN do this. You can direct your heart EVEN when it’s fighting back. You CAN set the course of your mind...even if it’s against popular opinion.
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And Friend, I’m here. Message me! I will FULLY validate how hard this moment might be. And THEN I will encourage you to keep going! Don’t stop now! You can and you are doing REALLY hard things! .
I’m beginning to wonder if it’s in the hard things where all the magic is at?✨
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I’ve never appreciated sunshine like I do now. I’ve never been more thankful for friendships and belly laughs. There is a lot of gratitude to be found in our grit.
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What if we were made for this?✨
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You Definitely Aren’t Alone,
Sarah 💕
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“Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.
I’ve called your name. You’re mine.
When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end—
Because I am God, your personal God.” Isaiah 43:1-4 The Message .
#kochsdontquit #wearesomuchbettertogether #cleareyesfullheartscant #lovelivelead #imagine #dothehardthing
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    ❤️ College Sweethearts. ❤️ .
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    Gah! The past few days have been
    H A R D. 😔
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    The type of hard where you know what you need to do...but you just DON’T want to. I called a mentor mama of mine and asked her to pray with me and said:
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    “Mimi, I can literally see what needs to happen and it’s like my insides are pitching the TANTRUM of ALL -
    T A N T R U M S.”
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    “I just need my heart turn this corner. And every fiber of my being is R E J E C T I N G this moment. Around this bend...isn’t Sheldon. Around this corner...isn’t the life he and I built...the life he and I reallllllllly liked. The life I thought would be ours until...forever?”
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    “How does life get to say no?? And I don’t get to say no back?? I. Don’t. Want. T H I S.” 😭😭😭
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    I was almost embarrassed to have her hear my inner cries. 🙈 Yet, that’s the risk taken when we stop hiding. I’ve decided I can either do this Alone or Known. 🔅
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    Being known is awkward. But it sure beats being alone.💕
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    I really didn’t feel like posting this, yet felt drawn to...
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    I’m not sure where you are at today or what season you are in. But know this, you CAN do this. You can direct your heart EVEN when it’s fighting back. You CAN set the course of your mind...even if it’s against popular opinion.
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    And Friend, I’m here. Message me! I will FULLY validate how hard this moment might be. And THEN I will encourage you to keep going! Don’t stop now! You can and you are doing REALLY hard things! .
    I’m beginning to wonder if it’s in the hard things where all the magic is at?✨
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    I’ve never appreciated sunshine like I do now. I’ve never been more thankful for friendships and belly laughs. There is a lot of gratitude to be found in our grit.
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    What if we were made for this?✨
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    You Definitely Aren’t Alone,
    Sarah 💕
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    “Don’t be afraid, I’ve redeemed you.
    I’ve called your name. You’re mine.
    When you’re in over your head, I’ll be there with you. When you’re in rough waters, you will not go down.
    When you’re between a rock and a hard place, it won’t be a dead end—
    Because I am God, your personal God.” Isaiah 43:1-4 The Message .
    #kochsdontquit #wearesomuchbettertogether #cleareyesfullheartscant #lovelivelead #imagine #dothehardthing
  • 276 53 21 February, 2019
  • Study most all successful stories, the size of the challenge determine the size of the champion.

But there are some people who always want the easy way, the one with least effort. But this could be harmful. The path of least resistance could be laying in bed all day. Could be not standing up for yourself and others. Could be not having the courage to approach that person you are drawn to.

Growth and grit are forged when we play and practice beyond our comfort zone.

I don’t know many examples of growth (whether building a muscle, a relationship or a business) that didn’t demand grit. We all know people who were given everything, who never had to do the work, who have very little growth and strength to speak of.

For me, I had to put in the work, effort & exercise daily to sculpt my mind, to bounce back from traumatic brain injuries and learning difficulties. Now doing what others believe is hard or impossible, like reading a book in one sitting or remembering a roomful of strangers’ names, is easy.

Because if you only do what’s easy (put things off, procrastinate, the least effort, etc), life becomes hard. Do what’s hard, and life becomes easier.

With challenge comes change. Though the beauty may be in the butterfly, the growth happens in the cocoon. It’s the struggle to free ourselves that make us whole and gives us strength to fly. Tag a 🦋 #DoTheHardThing
  • Study most all successful stories, the size of the challenge determine the size of the champion.

    But there are some people who always want the easy way, the one with least effort. But this could be harmful. The path of least resistance could be laying in bed all day. Could be not standing up for yourself and others. Could be not having the courage to approach that person you are drawn to.

    Growth and grit are forged when we play and practice beyond our comfort zone.

    I don’t know many examples of growth (whether building a muscle, a relationship or a business) that didn’t demand grit. We all know people who were given everything, who never had to do the work, who have very little growth and strength to speak of.

    For me, I had to put in the work, effort & exercise daily to sculpt my mind, to bounce back from traumatic brain injuries and learning difficulties. Now doing what others believe is hard or impossible, like reading a book in one sitting or remembering a roomful of strangers’ names, is easy.

    Because if you only do what’s easy (put things off, procrastinate, the least effort, etc), life becomes hard. Do what’s hard, and life becomes easier.

    With challenge comes change. Though the beauty may be in the butterfly, the growth happens in the cocoon. It’s the struggle to free ourselves that make us whole and gives us strength to fly. Tag a 🦋 #DoTheHardThing
  • 4,104 137 15 August, 2019
  • Getting all the way down into these hips this week! Feelin it! And this song again, because it lifts me up and holds my spirit sky high😘❤️✨ Happy Friday y'all! I'm about to make myself go running even though I'd rather be sitting here eating the @zynga pizza, but healthy is a LIFESTYLE you guys and I'm livin it😄😅😁 #LIVIN #health #dothehardthing #pizza 🎉
  • Getting all the way down into these hips this week! Feelin it! And this song again, because it lifts me up and holds my spirit sky high😘❤️✨ Happy Friday y'all! I'm about to make myself go running even though I'd rather be sitting here eating the @zynga pizza, but healthy is a LIFESTYLE you guys and I'm livin it😄😅😁 #LIVIN #health #dothehardthing #pizza 🎉
  • 248 16 9 September, 2016

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  • If you want to change the world, start by changing yourself.
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If you want to make a difference, you must discipline yourself to do the daily things required for success.
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Life is hard work. So is business, entrepreneurship, parenting, relationships, and pretty much everything of any value.
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So why do we work so hard at trying to make it easy?
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It’s not about avoiding problems - you will always have problems. It’s about working to have higher quality problems. .
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You will only ever rise to the level of the problems you are willing to deal with.
  • If you want to change the world, start by changing yourself.
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    If you want to make a difference, you must discipline yourself to do the daily things required for success.
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    Life is hard work. So is business, entrepreneurship, parenting, relationships, and pretty much everything of any value.
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    So why do we work so hard at trying to make it easy?
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    It’s not about avoiding problems - you will always have problems. It’s about working to have higher quality problems. .
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    You will only ever rise to the level of the problems you are willing to deal with.
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  • Is it just me or do we seem to restore to some default mode when we stop being consciously aware of what we are doing and why?
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Due to a lot of busyness recently (excuses, excuses), I stopped going to the gym for a little over two weeks.  Add in long hours at work plus some traveling and my diet was shot too.  Of course this all meant my relationship with God went to the wayside.  These are all my defaults.
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@donmilleris at Storybrand says that in terms of advertising, our brains will do whatever it takes to consume the least number of calories possible.  We instinctively look for the shortcut.  Whatever will help me retain my reserves.  So in marketing/branding it’s best to keep it clear and simple.
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But in other areas of life; health, fitness, relationships, spiritual development, our default mode won’t cut it.  In fact, it will set us up to be our worst selves.
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Here’s the truth; we are fallen creatures.  We will fail.  We will go back to default over and over and over again. (Ever diet then gain it all back - right where you started?). But the good news is, we are still loved, forgiven, and mercy and grace have been extended.
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Receive it with gratitude.  But then show that gratitude by doing the hard thing, disciplining yourself, getting back up right after you’ve fallen on your face.
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Plan on restoring to default, but don’t stay there.  Get back up.
#bloodbrothers #confidence #dothehardthing #persevere #getbackup #ilovemercy
  • Is it just me or do we seem to restore to some default mode when we stop being consciously aware of what we are doing and why?
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    Due to a lot of busyness recently (excuses, excuses), I stopped going to the gym for a little over two weeks. Add in long hours at work plus some traveling and my diet was shot too. Of course this all meant my relationship with God went to the wayside. These are all my defaults.
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    @donmilleris at Storybrand says that in terms of advertising, our brains will do whatever it takes to consume the least number of calories possible. We instinctively look for the shortcut. Whatever will help me retain my reserves. So in marketing/branding it’s best to keep it clear and simple.
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    But in other areas of life; health, fitness, relationships, spiritual development, our default mode won’t cut it. In fact, it will set us up to be our worst selves.
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    Here’s the truth; we are fallen creatures. We will fail. We will go back to default over and over and over again. (Ever diet then gain it all back - right where you started?). But the good news is, we are still loved, forgiven, and mercy and grace have been extended.
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    Receive it with gratitude. But then show that gratitude by doing the hard thing, disciplining yourself, getting back up right after you’ve fallen on your face.
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    Plan on restoring to default, but don’t stay there. Get back up.
    #bloodbrothers #confidence #dothehardthing #persevere #getbackup #ilovemercy
  • 4 2 4 hours ago
  • “When faced with two choices, always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow.” -Caroline Myss
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We all have a way of doing the easy thing. Putting off that thing until “tomorrow” and then tomorrow has a funny way of never coming around 🤷🏼‍♀️
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We like to be comfortable. It’s easier to sit back and be comfortable and say things like, “I could have done that,” rather than to push yourself to grow, build new skills and relationships.
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I do it too sometimes. There are times I start down the road to some big new goal and when I start to feel the pressure from it, I want to just cower beneath my weighted blanket and watch Netflix instead.
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I’m not above it all, but I am more uncomfortable with the thought of being complacent than with the thought of walking off the beaten path and enriching life with new experiences. .
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This week, can you do something for yourself every day that isn’t the easy choice and see how it makes you feel after? Send that message you’ve been putting off, set your alarm to get up on time and actually do it, do your dishes every night, meditate 5 minutes before bed - anything! Try it out and reflect on it here! .
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Increase your commitment by sharing your thoughts and goal below ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
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#makethehardchoice #dothehardthing #learnandgrow #overcomecomplacency #getstrongertoday #TeamBbCom #bodybuilding #motivationpost #strongwomen💪 #fitnesspa #olympiclifting #girlswholift💪 #Charleston #charlestonsc #charlestondaily #lowcountry #lowcountryvibes
  • “When faced with two choices, always go with the choice that scares you the most, because that’s the one that is going to help you grow.” -Caroline Myss
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    We all have a way of doing the easy thing. Putting off that thing until “tomorrow” and then tomorrow has a funny way of never coming around 🤷🏼‍♀️
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    We like to be comfortable. It’s easier to sit back and be comfortable and say things like, “I could have done that,” rather than to push yourself to grow, build new skills and relationships.
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    I do it too sometimes. There are times I start down the road to some big new goal and when I start to feel the pressure from it, I want to just cower beneath my weighted blanket and watch Netflix instead.
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    I’m not above it all, but I am more uncomfortable with the thought of being complacent than with the thought of walking off the beaten path and enriching life with new experiences. .
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    This week, can you do something for yourself every day that isn’t the easy choice and see how it makes you feel after? Send that message you’ve been putting off, set your alarm to get up on time and actually do it, do your dishes every night, meditate 5 minutes before bed - anything! Try it out and reflect on it here! .
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    Increase your commitment by sharing your thoughts and goal below ⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️⬇️
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    #makethehardchoice #dothehardthing #learnandgrow #overcomecomplacency #getstrongertoday #TeamBbCom #bodybuilding #motivationpost #strongwomen 💪 #fitnesspa #olympiclifting #girlswholift 💪 #Charleston #charlestonsc #charlestondaily #lowcountry #lowcountryvibes
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  • Many people stop and ask me what I do to stay fit and healthy. I tell them the FASTer Way! My next round starts September 2nd! What do you get when you register for my next round the FASTer Way program? •
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* 8 week virtual experience
* LIVE trainings with nutrition, hormone health and fitness experts
* Access to our Digital Workout Studio with full length workouts * Weekly workout plans that include low impact, home, and gym workout options.
* A daily meal plan with recipe guide that is simple and flexible
* Daily support and accountability from ME as your coach.
* Nutrition strategies with a focus on whole food nutrition, balanced macros, intermittent fasting, and carb cycling.
* More confidence in YOU!! What are you waiting for? Registration link is in my bio @amaynard #fasterwaytofatloss #fwtflcoach #youvegotthismama #carbcycling #intermittentfasting #wholefoodnutrition #quickandeffectiveworkouts #mealplan #supportandaccountability #beconfident #dothehardthing
  • Many people stop and ask me what I do to stay fit and healthy. I tell them the FASTer Way! My next round starts September 2nd! What do you get when you register for my next round the FASTer Way program? •

    * 8 week virtual experience
    * LIVE trainings with nutrition, hormone health and fitness experts
    * Access to our Digital Workout Studio with full length workouts * Weekly workout plans that include low impact, home, and gym workout options.
    * A daily meal plan with recipe guide that is simple and flexible
    * Daily support and accountability from ME as your coach.
    * Nutrition strategies with a focus on whole food nutrition, balanced macros, intermittent fasting, and carb cycling.
    * More confidence in YOU!! What are you waiting for? Registration link is in my bio @amaynard #fasterwaytofatloss #fwtflcoach #youvegotthismama #carbcycling #intermittentfasting #wholefoodnutrition #quickandeffectiveworkouts #mealplan #supportandaccountability #beconfident #dothehardthing
  • 5 0 24 August, 2019
  • I know it's been a struggle when I buy the 64 oz bag of m&ms. That is never a good sign for me. Which means that the trip & coming home has been rougher than I realized. But I am encouraged by the little changes I am seeing. Sure I am still hiding in my phone for a good portion of the day, but I have made efforts to play with and engage my children. I made meatballs yesterday. Today I made popcorn and delayed nap time because my son asked. I sat in the water I put in the cooler and didn't play on my phone. I'm doing better about standing up for myself and not overscheduling, even though it's so hard for me to say no to people. Progress is slowly being made. But oh so slowly. Sometimes I think if I could just get the perfect routine down, I would never fall behind. But the reality is that I won't have that perfect routine and even if I did, I would still fall behind. So that is a false thought. I just need to pray more and get up and do one more hard thing, even though I don't want to. 
What is something you do to help move you through a funk?
#motherhood #dothehardthing #prayalways #orthodox #orthodoxy #sunflower #hope
  • I know it's been a struggle when I buy the 64 oz bag of m&ms. That is never a good sign for me. Which means that the trip & coming home has been rougher than I realized. But I am encouraged by the little changes I am seeing. Sure I am still hiding in my phone for a good portion of the day, but I have made efforts to play with and engage my children. I made meatballs yesterday. Today I made popcorn and delayed nap time because my son asked. I sat in the water I put in the cooler and didn't play on my phone. I'm doing better about standing up for myself and not overscheduling, even though it's so hard for me to say no to people. Progress is slowly being made. But oh so slowly. Sometimes I think if I could just get the perfect routine down, I would never fall behind. But the reality is that I won't have that perfect routine and even if I did, I would still fall behind. So that is a false thought. I just need to pray more and get up and do one more hard thing, even though I don't want to.
    What is something you do to help move you through a funk?
    #motherhood #dothehardthing #prayalways #orthodox #orthodoxy #sunflower #hope
  • 42 16 21 August, 2019
  • "Time and tide wait for no man." - English Proverb.
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// Forward Or Backward.

You've no doubt met someone who has an #excuse for always staying stuck.

They want circumstances to line up favorably before they #move in any direction.

And because they wait for what's outside of themselves to #change, they are victims of reality rather than instruments of creation.

What is outside can't be controlled... merely managed.

A better #strategy is to get actively involved in dealing with and overcoming circumstances.

How often do the words "but", "try" or "can't" enter your vocabulary... I can guarantee it is in direct proportion to your #belief in something outside you ruling you.

It's like waiting for all the #lights to turn green before driving into town... that is foolish. You will likely die before getting there if that's your #expectation, or you need to move to a very small town.

I know I shrink or stagnate with lack of motion.

And, no matter how still or small I make myself, everything around me keeps #moving.

And in that perpetual motion, standing still is going backward as those around me advance.

Motion is required just to keep up.

And focused action toward a specific #goal is required to create separation from the pack.

Sometimes to #dothehardthing is to simply keep moving in the face of doubt, discomfort and disappointment.

If you are facing difficulty right now, you are not alone... we all have a ticket for that ride.

The question is: what will you do about it? Share below.
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Sight + Light.
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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • "Time and tide wait for no man." - English Proverb.
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    // Forward Or Backward.

    You've no doubt met someone who has an #excuse for always staying stuck.

    They want circumstances to line up favorably before they #move in any direction.

    And because they wait for what's outside of themselves to #change , they are victims of reality rather than instruments of creation.

    What is outside can't be controlled... merely managed.

    A better #strategy is to get actively involved in dealing with and overcoming circumstances.

    How often do the words "but", "try" or "can't" enter your vocabulary... I can guarantee it is in direct proportion to your #belief in something outside you ruling you.

    It's like waiting for all the #lights to turn green before driving into town... that is foolish. You will likely die before getting there if that's your #expectation , or you need to move to a very small town.

    I know I shrink or stagnate with lack of motion.

    And, no matter how still or small I make myself, everything around me keeps #moving .

    And in that perpetual motion, standing still is going backward as those around me advance.

    Motion is required just to keep up.

    And focused action toward a specific #goal is required to create separation from the pack.

    Sometimes to #dothehardthing is to simply keep moving in the face of doubt, discomfort and disappointment.

    If you are facing difficulty right now, you are not alone... we all have a ticket for that ride.

    The question is: what will you do about it? Share below.
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    Sight + Light.
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    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • 21 0 21 August, 2019
  • Live Now: Inside @HardWodder Radio Episode 49 – Moving Past Limitations, Growth, And Building A Cross Border Business With Kelley Beveridge | @kelleybeveridge.
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#linkinbio.

Our #mission with this #podcast and company is to Arm Humans With The Tools To Crush Mediocrity, Create Mastery, And Live In Total Wellness.
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★Quote: "I believe people are either internally #inspired or you have to externally motivate them… and #motivating people is exhausting. It’s exhausting! ” – Kelley Beveridge.

Kelley is a global #entrepreneur hailing from Canada, but building a business in South Africa.

But, prior to living this life… she was a young woman who wore a mask to hide some of the things she experienced in her family dynamic.

With her brother making some bad #decisions, she saw early on what it meant to invest your #time and energy in #saving someone and how much of ourselves we lose in that scenario.

As she grew and invested in herself, she learned to step into her own #beliefs and value systems, she learned to really invest in what she wanted to create.

With great effort and little #support, she has managed to grow her #business across borders and live a #lifestyle that lets her travel and earn money anywhere she goes.

If you’re a business developer or entrepreneur in a leadership role, this message will resonate with you. Check out the tools and advice from Kelley’s story inside.

Episode 49 with Kelley Beveridge is now LIVE on #HardWodder Radio… Give it a listen today!
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Remember... new episodes each #Wednesday. You can #join us in HardWodder One and share your takeaways by requesting access on facebook.

United In #Wellness.
J
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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#wednesdaywork
#hardwodderradio
#mindsetiseverything
#mindbodysoul
  • Live Now: Inside @HardWodder Radio Episode 49 – Moving Past Limitations, Growth, And Building A Cross Border Business With Kelley Beveridge | @kelleybeveridge.
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    #linkinbio .

    Our #mission with this #podcast and company is to Arm Humans With The Tools To Crush Mediocrity, Create Mastery, And Live In Total Wellness.
    .
    ★Quote: "I believe people are either internally #inspired or you have to externally motivate them… and #motivating people is exhausting. It’s exhausting! ” – Kelley Beveridge.

    Kelley is a global #entrepreneur hailing from Canada, but building a business in South Africa.

    But, prior to living this life… she was a young woman who wore a mask to hide some of the things she experienced in her family dynamic.

    With her brother making some bad #decisions , she saw early on what it meant to invest your #time and energy in #saving someone and how much of ourselves we lose in that scenario.

    As she grew and invested in herself, she learned to step into her own #beliefs and value systems, she learned to really invest in what she wanted to create.

    With great effort and little #support , she has managed to grow her #business across borders and live a #lifestyle that lets her travel and earn money anywhere she goes.

    If you’re a business developer or entrepreneur in a leadership role, this message will resonate with you. Check out the tools and advice from Kelley’s story inside.

    Episode 49 with Kelley Beveridge is now LIVE on #HardWodder Radio… Give it a listen today!
    .
    Remember... new episodes each #Wednesday . You can #join us in HardWodder One and share your takeaways by requesting access on facebook.

    United In #Wellness .
    J
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    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #wednesdaywork
    #hardwodderradio
    #mindsetiseverything
    #mindbodysoul
  • 12 0 21 August, 2019
  • This is how I spent my weekend, and it’s such a relief to have it finished. The truth is that most people don’t do this, though. And I get it! It’s not fun to think about dying or those we love dying. It involves big and important decisions. There’s paperwork and legalities, and the simple effort of gathering all the information into one place. But here’s the thing: if we don’t do it when we are healthy and capable, it’s too late by the time we need it. Our wishes, or the wishes of people we love won’t be carried out, because no one will know what they are. And when we die or someone we love dies, grief is complicated by the additional stress of trying to manage an estate for which there is no paperwork and no direction. So while this process might not be very fun to do, it feels so good when it’s complete! It’s adulting at its finest, my friends! So today, I am feeling proud and grateful, and if you haven’t done yours yet I’ll put a clickable link in my profile to help you get started.
#yougotthis #endoflifeplanning #loveyourfamily #dothehardthing #adulting
  • This is how I spent my weekend, and it’s such a relief to have it finished. The truth is that most people don’t do this, though. And I get it! It’s not fun to think about dying or those we love dying. It involves big and important decisions. There’s paperwork and legalities, and the simple effort of gathering all the information into one place. But here’s the thing: if we don’t do it when we are healthy and capable, it’s too late by the time we need it. Our wishes, or the wishes of people we love won’t be carried out, because no one will know what they are. And when we die or someone we love dies, grief is complicated by the additional stress of trying to manage an estate for which there is no paperwork and no direction. So while this process might not be very fun to do, it feels so good when it’s complete! It’s adulting at its finest, my friends! So today, I am feeling proud and grateful, and if you haven’t done yours yet I’ll put a clickable link in my profile to help you get started.
    #yougotthis #endoflifeplanning #loveyourfamily #dothehardthing #adulting
  • 337 70 21 August, 2019
  • A book I read this past year was my motivation behind my last blog post. Reading about a woman who chose to leave an unhealthy relationship had me cheering her on, I know all about that.
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But there was a twist in her story. He came back. He changed. They are married. Interesting. But I can’t help but wonder how rare that is. And I felt compelled to share my journey of walking away from a particular unhealthy relationship. And, while the ending is a happy one, it’s not for the reason you might think.
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I’d love to hear from you. How has walking away from an unhealthy relationship (romantic, professional, etc) served you well? To hear my experience, check out my recent blog post. Link in profile ⬆️
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#existingformore #newblogpost #unhealthyrelationships #gettinghealthy #selflove #walkingaway #dothehardthing #growthroughit #lifelessons #myhappyending #takingcareofme
  • A book I read this past year was my motivation behind my last blog post. Reading about a woman who chose to leave an unhealthy relationship had me cheering her on, I know all about that.

    But there was a twist in her story. He came back. He changed. They are married. Interesting. But I can’t help but wonder how rare that is. And I felt compelled to share my journey of walking away from a particular unhealthy relationship. And, while the ending is a happy one, it’s not for the reason you might think.

    I’d love to hear from you. How has walking away from an unhealthy relationship (romantic, professional, etc) served you well? To hear my experience, check out my recent blog post. Link in profile ⬆️
    • • •
    #existingformore #newblogpost #unhealthyrelationships #gettinghealthy #selflove #walkingaway #dothehardthing #growthroughit #lifelessons #myhappyending #takingcareofme
  • 16 1 21 August, 2019
  • You know that thing that you do? The thing that doesn’t make sense to half of your friends and family. The thing that you suddenly feel is part of your DNA but it’s also so so hard? .
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Yeah... why do you do that thing? .
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Here’s the deal, the thing you’re doing is somethings going to feel like the hardest thing on the planet. And if you don’t know you’re ‘WHY’ then you’re 10x more likely to give up when it gets hard! .
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Figure out your why, and let it be the thing that gives you courage to keep going when giving up is all you want to do. .
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#findyourwhy #leap #leapoffaith #jakeandkris #motivational #personaldevelopment #personalgrowth #dothehardthing #madeformore #doitscared
  • You know that thing that you do? The thing that doesn’t make sense to half of your friends and family. The thing that you suddenly feel is part of your DNA but it’s also so so hard? .
    .
    Yeah... why do you do that thing? .
    .
    Here’s the deal, the thing you’re doing is somethings going to feel like the hardest thing on the planet. And if you don’t know you’re ‘WHY’ then you’re 10x more likely to give up when it gets hard! .
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    Figure out your why, and let it be the thing that gives you courage to keep going when giving up is all you want to do. .
    .
    #findyourwhy #leap #leapoffaith #jakeandkris #motivational #personaldevelopment #personalgrowth #dothehardthing #madeformore #doitscared
  • 10 0 20 August, 2019
  • These feet, inspire me, keep me humble, encourage me, challenge me, help me believe in myself and most importantly choose to be with me at "the butt crack of dawn" 🤣 They say "yes" to driving from all corners of town to run. They choose hard over easy......they will be remembered as workers, achievers, overcomers.
Research shows you are more likely to stick to a fitness routine if you have a partner.  So hire a trainer or find a friend, whatever it is just make it a "yes"
#goals #dothehardthing #running
  • These feet, inspire me, keep me humble, encourage me, challenge me, help me believe in myself and most importantly choose to be with me at "the butt crack of dawn" 🤣 They say "yes" to driving from all corners of town to run. They choose hard over easy......they will be remembered as workers, achievers, overcomers.
    Research shows you are more likely to stick to a fitness routine if you have a partner. So hire a trainer or find a friend, whatever it is just make it a "yes"
    #goals #dothehardthing #running
  • 11 0 20 August, 2019
  • "Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging." - Joseph Campbell.
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// Through.

Lately, I have been #struggling with my mentality and #mindset around targets I've set for myself.

When #progress comes slow, doubts love to worm their way in and start flipping the fear switches.

This manifests as a #feeling of helplessness and hopelessness.

Like being stuck to some invisible lifesize flypaper, unable to move, let alone move in a #positive direction.

Depending on the severity, I can be in this state for a few hours or a few days.

But one thing remains in each of these moments... my resolve.

I have already decided what I want to #create.

And when I did so, I #committed myself to the whole experience of making it real.

I don't have the option of just the positive... that's not how this works.

I have the option to choose in to all of it or not at all. And this is what makes the trying times so #beautiful.

In the end, #growth only comes to those who face adversity and move through it.

This is the place I have learned to #smile... when it's hard, when it hurts, and when I am anything but at my best.

I just crack a smile as I go through the thing.

I know something more, bigger and better is waiting on the other side... you go through and you win. Otherwise you shrink and cower away thinking less of yourself.

As much as it hurts in the moment I do my level best to #moveanyway... because in the end, the only way out is through.

What adversity are you proud of facing and learning from? Share below.

Sight + Light.
J

Be. Do. Have... In that order. #norestfortheworthy

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#movementmonday #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindsetmonday
  • "Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging." - Joseph Campbell.
    .
    // Through.

    Lately, I have been #struggling with my mentality and #mindset around targets I've set for myself.

    When #progress comes slow, doubts love to worm their way in and start flipping the fear switches.

    This manifests as a #feeling of helplessness and hopelessness.

    Like being stuck to some invisible lifesize flypaper, unable to move, let alone move in a #positive direction.

    Depending on the severity, I can be in this state for a few hours or a few days.

    But one thing remains in each of these moments... my resolve.

    I have already decided what I want to #create .

    And when I did so, I #committed myself to the whole experience of making it real.

    I don't have the option of just the positive... that's not how this works.

    I have the option to choose in to all of it or not at all. And this is what makes the trying times so #beautiful .

    In the end, #growth only comes to those who face adversity and move through it.

    This is the place I have learned to #smile ... when it's hard, when it hurts, and when I am anything but at my best.

    I just crack a smile as I go through the thing.

    I know something more, bigger and better is waiting on the other side... you go through and you win. Otherwise you shrink and cower away thinking less of yourself.

    As much as it hurts in the moment I do my level best to #moveanyway ... because in the end, the only way out is through.

    What adversity are you proud of facing and learning from? Share below.

    Sight + Light.
    J

    Be. Do. Have... In that order. #norestfortheworthy

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #movementmonday #mindset #mindsetiseverything #mindsetmonday
  • 25 0 19 August, 2019
  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️
In this video you’ll learn how to pull out your stories and share them in a way that draws in your ideal clients, and that inspires others to reach out and take action. You can’t share too much or too often, so don’t you worry! Let me know if you have any questions! PS: the post I mentioned is about 14 pictures back on my feed!
  • ❤️❤️❤️❤️
    In this video you’ll learn how to pull out your stories and share them in a way that draws in your ideal clients, and that inspires others to reach out and take action. You can’t share too much or too often, so don’t you worry! Let me know if you have any questions! PS: the post I mentioned is about 14 pictures back on my feed!
  • 118 16 17 August, 2019
  • "Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson.
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// Long And Short.

The old say life is short.
The young say life is long.

They're both wrong.

Life is as long as it is. It may feel long or short depending on your #perspective, but that is all.

When I look ahead on my journey, #time for me is variable.

On days when #progress is made on my #purpose, I experience time as #abundant. There's enough for me to get where I want to go... and for that I am #grateful.

Other days when progress comes slower and #success is more elusive, I get a sense of the finite nature of my existence and I ask myself, "If my life ends today, am I happy with what I have contributed?"
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Sometimes it's hard to answer that question.

But here's what I know to be true: I cannot skip to the end of the path I'm on.

I must walk every step.

Rather than #worry about the distance I must travel, it's much more important to focus on where I'm stepping and to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

My steps are mine to control.

But, skipping to the end of my path, something distant and far, is not something I can do no matter how hard and consistantly I #focus on it.

The magic lies in the next step, and the next, and the one after that... head down and eyes fixed on what is before me.

Each step is a lesson.
Each step is progress.
Each step is within my #power to make.

Use the horizon to decide your direction, but to get there you must fix your gaze on what is right in front of you.

Keep stepping, my friends.

How is your journey thus far? Share below.

Sight + Light
J.
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#norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#fridayfactual #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • "Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant." - Robert Louis Stevenson.
    .
    // Long And Short.

    The old say life is short.
    The young say life is long.

    They're both wrong.

    Life is as long as it is. It may feel long or short depending on your #perspective , but that is all.

    When I look ahead on my journey, #time for me is variable.

    On days when #progress is made on my #purpose , I experience time as #abundant . There's enough for me to get where I want to go... and for that I am #grateful .

    Other days when progress comes slower and #success is more elusive, I get a sense of the finite nature of my existence and I ask myself, "If my life ends today, am I happy with what I have contributed?"
    .
    Sometimes it's hard to answer that question.

    But here's what I know to be true: I cannot skip to the end of the path I'm on.

    I must walk every step.

    Rather than #worry about the distance I must travel, it's much more important to focus on where I'm stepping and to keep putting one foot in front of the other.

    My steps are mine to control.

    But, skipping to the end of my path, something distant and far, is not something I can do no matter how hard and consistantly I #focus on it.

    The magic lies in the next step, and the next, and the one after that... head down and eyes fixed on what is before me.

    Each step is a lesson.
    Each step is progress.
    Each step is within my #power to make.

    Use the horizon to decide your direction, but to get there you must fix your gaze on what is right in front of you.

    Keep stepping, my friends.

    How is your journey thus far? Share below.

    Sight + Light
    J.
    .
    #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #fridayfactual #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • 21 0 16 August, 2019
  • #repost @jimkwik
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Study most all successful stories, the size of the challenge determine the size of the champion.

But there are some people who always want the easy way, the one with least effort. But this could be harmful. The path of least resistance could be laying in bed all day. Could be not standing up for yourself and others. Could be not having the courage to approach that person you are drawn to.

Growth and grit are forged when we play and practice beyond our comfort zone.

I don’t know many examples of growth (whether building a muscle, a relationship or a business) that didn’t demand grit. We all know people who were given everything, who never had to do the work, who have very little growth and strength to speak of.

For me, I had to put in the work, effort & exercise daily to sculpt my mind, to bounce back from traumatic brain injuries and learning difficulties. Now doing what others believe is hard or impossible, like reading a book in one sitting or remembering a roomful of strangers’ names, is easy.

Because if you only do what’s easy (put things off, procrastinate, the least effort, etc), life becomes hard. Do what’s hard, and life becomes easier.

With challenge comes change. Though the beauty may be in the butterfly, the growth happens in the cocoon. It’s the struggle to free ourselves that make us whole and gives us strength to fly. Tag a 🦋 #DoTheHardThing #jimkwik #grit
  • #repost @jimkwik
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    Study most all successful stories, the size of the challenge determine the size of the champion.

    But there are some people who always want the easy way, the one with least effort. But this could be harmful. The path of least resistance could be laying in bed all day. Could be not standing up for yourself and others. Could be not having the courage to approach that person you are drawn to.

    Growth and grit are forged when we play and practice beyond our comfort zone.

    I don’t know many examples of growth (whether building a muscle, a relationship or a business) that didn’t demand grit. We all know people who were given everything, who never had to do the work, who have very little growth and strength to speak of.

    For me, I had to put in the work, effort & exercise daily to sculpt my mind, to bounce back from traumatic brain injuries and learning difficulties. Now doing what others believe is hard or impossible, like reading a book in one sitting or remembering a roomful of strangers’ names, is easy.

    Because if you only do what’s easy (put things off, procrastinate, the least effort, etc), life becomes hard. Do what’s hard, and life becomes easier.

    With challenge comes change. Though the beauty may be in the butterfly, the growth happens in the cocoon. It’s the struggle to free ourselves that make us whole and gives us strength to fly. Tag a 🦋 #DoTheHardThing #jimkwik #grit
  • 7 0 16 August, 2019
  • 🌈They taught us in high school, that to write a really good thesis paper, you needed to present any critiques, arguments, or evidence that would contradict your argument in the paper itself. You need to understand the other position to better understand your position. I think this is important for real life too. We need to be able to see the world through other people’s eyes to get the bigger picture. 🌈 I grew up and lived in pretty homogeneous communities so I turn to books to get a different perspective. I’m grateful for memoirs like Darnell L. Moore’s. While I don’t always agree and I don’t always understand and sometimes it’s just plain hard, I keep reading because I always learn how to become more human. 
#noashesinthefire #weneeddiversebooks #learningthroughreading #becomingmorehuman #dothehardthing
  • 🌈They taught us in high school, that to write a really good thesis paper, you needed to present any critiques, arguments, or evidence that would contradict your argument in the paper itself. You need to understand the other position to better understand your position. I think this is important for real life too. We need to be able to see the world through other people’s eyes to get the bigger picture. 🌈 I grew up and lived in pretty homogeneous communities so I turn to books to get a different perspective. I’m grateful for memoirs like Darnell L. Moore’s. While I don’t always agree and I don’t always understand and sometimes it’s just plain hard, I keep reading because I always learn how to become more human.
    #noashesinthefire #weneeddiversebooks #learningthroughreading #becomingmorehuman #dothehardthing
  • 1 0 16 August, 2019
  • The only thing I like about leg day is the part where it’s done ✅. Happy Friday my friends! Who has big plans for the weekend? 🖐
  • The only thing I like about leg day is the part where it’s done ✅. Happy Friday my friends! Who has big plans for the weekend? 🖐
  • 116 13 16 August, 2019
  • Definitely one of the attributes I love and admire about you on a daily basis @tana.anderson your GRIT/SPUNK 
#Repost @jimkwik with @get_repost
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Study most all successful stories, the size of the challenge determine the size of the champion.

But there are some people who always want the easy way, the one with least effort. But this could be harmful. The path of least resistance could be laying in bed all day. Could be not standing up for yourself and others. Could be not having the courage to approach that person you are drawn to.

Growth and grit are forged when we play and practice beyond our comfort zone.

I don’t know many examples of growth (whether building a muscle, a relationship or a business) that didn’t demand grit. We all know people who were given everything, who never had to do the work, who have very little growth and strength to speak of.

For me, I had to put in the work, effort & exercise daily to sculpt my mind, to bounce back from traumatic brain injuries and learning difficulties. Now doing what others believe is hard or impossible, like reading a book in one sitting or remembering a roomful of strangers’ names, is easy.

Because if you only do what’s easy (put things off, procrastinate, the least effort, etc), life becomes hard. Do what’s hard, and life becomes easier.

With challenge comes change. Though the beauty may be in the butterfly, the growth happens in the cocoon. It’s the struggle to free ourselves that make us whole and gives us strength to fly. Tag a 🦋 #DoTheHardThing
  • Definitely one of the attributes I love and admire about you on a daily basis @tana.anderson your GRIT/SPUNK
    #Repost @jimkwik with @get_repost
    ・・・
    Study most all successful stories, the size of the challenge determine the size of the champion.

    But there are some people who always want the easy way, the one with least effort. But this could be harmful. The path of least resistance could be laying in bed all day. Could be not standing up for yourself and others. Could be not having the courage to approach that person you are drawn to.

    Growth and grit are forged when we play and practice beyond our comfort zone.

    I don’t know many examples of growth (whether building a muscle, a relationship or a business) that didn’t demand grit. We all know people who were given everything, who never had to do the work, who have very little growth and strength to speak of.

    For me, I had to put in the work, effort & exercise daily to sculpt my mind, to bounce back from traumatic brain injuries and learning difficulties. Now doing what others believe is hard or impossible, like reading a book in one sitting or remembering a roomful of strangers’ names, is easy.

    Because if you only do what’s easy (put things off, procrastinate, the least effort, etc), life becomes hard. Do what’s hard, and life becomes easier.

    With challenge comes change. Though the beauty may be in the butterfly, the growth happens in the cocoon. It’s the struggle to free ourselves that make us whole and gives us strength to fly. Tag a 🦋 #DoTheHardThing
  • 8 4 16 August, 2019
  • "Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness." - Edward Stanley.
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// Gym Day.

Or maybe it's better described as jungle gym day.

This amazing playground by my wife's childhood home has everything a kid could want and then some.

When I was a kid, I would have jumped at the chance to enjoy such a great setup.

And it looked like the local kids were doing just that.

I watched as the parents, out of shape and lethargic, sat idly by as their kids basically worked out without even knowing they were working out.

I started talking to one kid and had him showing me all his best efforts as Mom had her head stuck in her phone.

Soon, I was just following him around doing all the things he was doing.

I left the house to get in a walk prior to heading to the airport, but ended up getting a great WOD with a total stranger as we did our best primate imitations.

My takeaway: this shite is still fun! And, in terms of using your body in a functional way... well, there's hardly a better test.

Can you hang and support your weight, swing, or go arm to arm overhead in a controlled way?
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Movement changes your body, but more importantly your mentality and how you see yourself and what's possible for you in 3D space.

Movement is medicine... it eliminates the disease of slow physical death and brings joy back into life.

Going to the gym is great, but play that equates to a workout that you recognize as fun is magic.

Don't be afraid to be childlike from time to time... you may end up reclaiming some physical prowess and joy you thought was gone forever.

Are you happy happy with what your body is capable of? Be honest below.

Sight + Light
J.
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#norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#thursdaythoughts #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • "Those who think they have not time for bodily exercise will sooner or later have to find time for illness." - Edward Stanley.
    .
    // Gym Day.

    Or maybe it's better described as jungle gym day.

    This amazing playground by my wife's childhood home has everything a kid could want and then some.

    When I was a kid, I would have jumped at the chance to enjoy such a great setup.

    And it looked like the local kids were doing just that.

    I watched as the parents, out of shape and lethargic, sat idly by as their kids basically worked out without even knowing they were working out.

    I started talking to one kid and had him showing me all his best efforts as Mom had her head stuck in her phone.

    Soon, I was just following him around doing all the things he was doing.

    I left the house to get in a walk prior to heading to the airport, but ended up getting a great WOD with a total stranger as we did our best primate imitations.

    My takeaway: this shite is still fun! And, in terms of using your body in a functional way... well, there's hardly a better test.

    Can you hang and support your weight, swing, or go arm to arm overhead in a controlled way?
    .
    Movement changes your body, but more importantly your mentality and how you see yourself and what's possible for you in 3D space.

    Movement is medicine... it eliminates the disease of slow physical death and brings joy back into life.

    Going to the gym is great, but play that equates to a workout that you recognize as fun is magic.

    Don't be afraid to be childlike from time to time... you may end up reclaiming some physical prowess and joy you thought was gone forever.

    Are you happy happy with what your body is capable of? Be honest below.

    Sight + Light
    J.
    .
    #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #thursdaythoughts #mindset #mindsetiseverything
  • 25 2 16 August, 2019
  • #Repost @jimkwik
• • • • • •
Study most all successful stories, the size of the challenge determine the size of the champion.

But there are some people who always want the easy way, the one with least effort. But this could be harmful. The path of least resistance could be laying in bed all day. Could be not standing up for yourself and others. Could be not having the courage to approach that person you are drawn to.

Growth and grit are forged when we play and practice beyond our comfort zone.

I don’t know many examples of growth (whether building a muscle, a relationship or a business) that didn’t demand grit. We all know people who were given everything, who never had to do the work, who have very little growth and strength to speak of.

For me, I had to put in the work, effort & exercise daily to sculpt my mind, to bounce back from traumatic brain injuries and learning difficulties. Now doing what others believe is hard or impossible, like reading a book in one sitting or remembering a roomful of strangers’ names, is easy.

Because if you only do what’s easy (put things off, procrastinate, the least effort, etc), life becomes hard. Do what’s hard, and life becomes easier.

With challenge comes change. Though the beauty may be in the butterfly, the growth happens in the cocoon. It’s the struggle to free ourselves that make us whole and gives us strength to fly. Tag a 🦋 #DoTheHardThing
  • #Repost @jimkwik
    • • • • • •
    Study most all successful stories, the size of the challenge determine the size of the champion.

    But there are some people who always want the easy way, the one with least effort. But this could be harmful. The path of least resistance could be laying in bed all day. Could be not standing up for yourself and others. Could be not having the courage to approach that person you are drawn to.

    Growth and grit are forged when we play and practice beyond our comfort zone.

    I don’t know many examples of growth (whether building a muscle, a relationship or a business) that didn’t demand grit. We all know people who were given everything, who never had to do the work, who have very little growth and strength to speak of.

    For me, I had to put in the work, effort & exercise daily to sculpt my mind, to bounce back from traumatic brain injuries and learning difficulties. Now doing what others believe is hard or impossible, like reading a book in one sitting or remembering a roomful of strangers’ names, is easy.

    Because if you only do what’s easy (put things off, procrastinate, the least effort, etc), life becomes hard. Do what’s hard, and life becomes easier.

    With challenge comes change. Though the beauty may be in the butterfly, the growth happens in the cocoon. It’s the struggle to free ourselves that make us whole and gives us strength to fly. Tag a 🦋 #DoTheHardThing
  • 3 0 15 August, 2019
  • Study most all successful stories, the size of the challenge determine the size of the champion.

But there are some people who always want the easy way, the one with least effort. But this could be harmful. The path of least resistance could be laying in bed all day. Could be not standing up for yourself and others. Could be not having the courage to approach that person you are drawn to.

Growth and grit are forged when we play and practice beyond our comfort zone.

I don’t know many examples of growth (whether building a muscle, a relationship or a business) that didn’t demand grit. We all know people who were given everything, who never had to do the work, who have very little growth and strength to speak of.

For me, I had to put in the work, effort & exercise daily to sculpt my mind, to bounce back from traumatic brain injuries and learning difficulties. Now doing what others believe is hard or impossible, like reading a book in one sitting or remembering a roomful of strangers’ names, is easy.

Because if you only do what’s easy (put things off, procrastinate, the least effort, etc), life becomes hard. Do what’s hard, and life becomes easier.

With challenge comes change. Though the beauty may be in the butterfly, the growth happens in the cocoon. It’s the struggle to free ourselves that make us whole and gives us strength to fly. Tag a 🦋 #DoTheHardThing
  • Study most all successful stories, the size of the challenge determine the size of the champion.

    But there are some people who always want the easy way, the one with least effort. But this could be harmful. The path of least resistance could be laying in bed all day. Could be not standing up for yourself and others. Could be not having the courage to approach that person you are drawn to.

    Growth and grit are forged when we play and practice beyond our comfort zone.

    I don’t know many examples of growth (whether building a muscle, a relationship or a business) that didn’t demand grit. We all know people who were given everything, who never had to do the work, who have very little growth and strength to speak of.

    For me, I had to put in the work, effort & exercise daily to sculpt my mind, to bounce back from traumatic brain injuries and learning difficulties. Now doing what others believe is hard or impossible, like reading a book in one sitting or remembering a roomful of strangers’ names, is easy.

    Because if you only do what’s easy (put things off, procrastinate, the least effort, etc), life becomes hard. Do what’s hard, and life becomes easier.

    With challenge comes change. Though the beauty may be in the butterfly, the growth happens in the cocoon. It’s the struggle to free ourselves that make us whole and gives us strength to fly. Tag a 🦋 #DoTheHardThing
  • 4,104 137 15 August, 2019
  • Live Now: Inside @HardWodder Radio Episode 48 - Movong Past Competition, Thoughts Of Suicide, And Building A Life Map With Tim Pahuta.
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#linkinbio.

Our mission with this #podcast and company is to Arm Humans With The Tools To Crush Mediocrity, Create Mastery, And Live In Total Wellness.
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★Quote: "You gotta stay flexible you gotta stay loose you gotta stay balanced so that when things happen… you can respond." – Tim Pahuta.

Tim Pahuta grew up a boy with a dream of playing in the big leagues… He came closer than most.

Drafted into the ranks of professional baseball was quite a thrill as he entered and played against some of the best players in the world, but after a long stint in the minors he realized that his life would need to take a new direction.

Leaving the majors and in search of bigger pay, he took a job that didn’t thrill him but offered the promise of larger paydays.

Disconnected from family and friends across the nation, and facing a health scare he began to take a harder look at himself and look for answers to creating a life of fulfillment and happiness.

He began putting in the time on himself.

And now, in this latest adventure, he seeks to help people create more bigger and better lives using a tool called “Life Mapping”. If you’re a seeker, this message may resonate with you. Check out the tools and Tim’s story inside.

Episode 48 with Tim Pahuta is now LIVE on HardWodder Radio… Give it a listen today!
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Remember... new episodes each Wednesday. You can #join us in HardWodder One and share your takeaways by requesting access.

United In #Wellness.
J
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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#wednesdaywork
#hardwodderradio
#mindsetiseverything
#mindbodysoul
  • Live Now: Inside @HardWodder Radio Episode 48 - Movong Past Competition, Thoughts Of Suicide, And Building A Life Map With Tim Pahuta.
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    #linkinbio .

    Our mission with this #podcast and company is to Arm Humans With The Tools To Crush Mediocrity, Create Mastery, And Live In Total Wellness.
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    ★Quote: "You gotta stay flexible you gotta stay loose you gotta stay balanced so that when things happen… you can respond." – Tim Pahuta.

    Tim Pahuta grew up a boy with a dream of playing in the big leagues… He came closer than most.

    Drafted into the ranks of professional baseball was quite a thrill as he entered and played against some of the best players in the world, but after a long stint in the minors he realized that his life would need to take a new direction.

    Leaving the majors and in search of bigger pay, he took a job that didn’t thrill him but offered the promise of larger paydays.

    Disconnected from family and friends across the nation, and facing a health scare he began to take a harder look at himself and look for answers to creating a life of fulfillment and happiness.

    He began putting in the time on himself.

    And now, in this latest adventure, he seeks to help people create more bigger and better lives using a tool called “Life Mapping”. If you’re a seeker, this message may resonate with you. Check out the tools and Tim’s story inside.

    Episode 48 with Tim Pahuta is now LIVE on HardWodder Radio… Give it a listen today!
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    Remember... new episodes each Wednesday. You can #join us in HardWodder One and share your takeaways by requesting access.

    United In #Wellness .
    J
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    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #wednesdaywork
    #hardwodderradio
    #mindsetiseverything
    #mindbodysoul
  • 13 0 14 August, 2019
  • "If you resist change, you resist life." -Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.
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// Let It Go.

I'm sitting outside a coffee shop here in Calgary and I see this monster black #cloud looming above.

Dark clouds are messengers... they tell us the weather is about to change for the wetter.

Then, I notice the edge.

A distinct blue patch of #sky is peeking around the edge of an otherwise ominous object.

And though much of the #sunshine and blue are hidden, seeing past the edge I am reminded that beauty hasn't gone anywhere... it's merely covered.

And this is #life.

Trouble, difficulty, and #adversity find each of us at some point.

And when that happens we have a tendency to forget all the #beauty and wonder that life is.

It becomes #hard to see how far we've come, how many obstacles we've faced and conquered, or appreciate the #gifts we gain from experiences that challenge us.

But this lack of #vision is self imposed.

It is a loss of perspective. Usually one that causes us to feel small and shrink away from the hard thing we know we need to face.

We make the problem larger than it is to justify our lack of #progress.

Our fear and doubt cause us to question and maybe even stop short of going after more, bigger, and better.

But this is a trick of the #ego.

It doesn't want to experience pain, ridicule, or look bad to others when we fall or fail... so we have to remember to #moveanyway when everything screams stop, give up or quit.

Growth, in we hairless monkeys, comes largely from our #challenges.

When you find yourself in one, don't panic... like the clouds above it will eventually pass and your blue sky will return.

Everything is temporary.

Are you facing difficulty right now... how do you deal with it? Share below.
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Sight + Light.
J
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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodder 
#hardwodderone
#honorthework 
#fortunefavorsthebrave 
#fortesfortunajuvat 
#humanmovementfactory 
#unspecialized 
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#taketuesday
#think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • "If you resist change, you resist life." -Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.
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    // Let It Go.

    I'm sitting outside a coffee shop here in Calgary and I see this monster black #cloud looming above.

    Dark clouds are messengers... they tell us the weather is about to change for the wetter.

    Then, I notice the edge.

    A distinct blue patch of #sky is peeking around the edge of an otherwise ominous object.

    And though much of the #sunshine and blue are hidden, seeing past the edge I am reminded that beauty hasn't gone anywhere... it's merely covered.

    And this is #life .

    Trouble, difficulty, and #adversity find each of us at some point.

    And when that happens we have a tendency to forget all the #beauty and wonder that life is.

    It becomes #hard to see how far we've come, how many obstacles we've faced and conquered, or appreciate the #gifts we gain from experiences that challenge us.

    But this lack of #vision is self imposed.

    It is a loss of perspective. Usually one that causes us to feel small and shrink away from the hard thing we know we need to face.

    We make the problem larger than it is to justify our lack of #progress .

    Our fear and doubt cause us to question and maybe even stop short of going after more, bigger, and better.

    But this is a trick of the #ego .

    It doesn't want to experience pain, ridicule, or look bad to others when we fall or fail... so we have to remember to #moveanyway when everything screams stop, give up or quit.

    Growth, in we hairless monkeys, comes largely from our #challenges .

    When you find yourself in one, don't panic... like the clouds above it will eventually pass and your blue sky will return.

    Everything is temporary.

    Are you facing difficulty right now... how do you deal with it? Share below.
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    Sight + Light.
    J
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    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodder
    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #taketuesday
    #think #mindset #mind #mindsetiseverything
  • 16 0 14 August, 2019
  • Day 17 and though the scale shows zero progress, pictures don’t lie. I’ve done the work. I’ve fueled my body with good nutrition. I am trusting the process. In fact I’m pretty proud of an even further shift in my mentality that’s happening as of late. My commitment to health has gone beyond just trying to hit a certain number on the scale or do a program for a specific amount of time. All those things are good and fine, but what happens beyond those things? When the numbers aren’t showing? When the program is over? It’s easy to lose your dedication. Your routine begins to slide a bit, and you see your goals getting further and further away. But when your commitment is to the process, and you find joy in the process, then you stick with it. Knowing that persistence will always win in the end, and then you’ll enjoy the process it takes to maintain those goals afterwards too. It’s not easy, but that’s okay. Easy things don’t last long. Find your joy in the process and in doing something hard. Your future self will thank you for being strong enough to start.

#fitnessinspiration #dothehardthing #committotheprocess #trusttheprocess #shouldawouldacoulda #thenextbesttimeisnow #100poundsgone #weightlosss
  • Day 17 and though the scale shows zero progress, pictures don’t lie. I’ve done the work. I’ve fueled my body with good nutrition. I am trusting the process. In fact I’m pretty proud of an even further shift in my mentality that’s happening as of late. My commitment to health has gone beyond just trying to hit a certain number on the scale or do a program for a specific amount of time. All those things are good and fine, but what happens beyond those things? When the numbers aren’t showing? When the program is over? It’s easy to lose your dedication. Your routine begins to slide a bit, and you see your goals getting further and further away. But when your commitment is to the process, and you find joy in the process, then you stick with it. Knowing that persistence will always win in the end, and then you’ll enjoy the process it takes to maintain those goals afterwards too. It’s not easy, but that’s okay. Easy things don’t last long. Find your joy in the process and in doing something hard. Your future self will thank you for being strong enough to start.

    #fitnessinspiration #dothehardthing #committotheprocess #trusttheprocess #shouldawouldacoulda #thenextbesttimeisnow #100poundsgone #weightlosss
  • 10 0 14 August, 2019
  • Group workout today almost killed me. Almost. My face gets so red everyone asks if I’m ok. Yes, pass the oxygen please. But I survived; I survived the challenge. If you asked me 9 months ago if i wanted to workout i would’ve laughed at you..but now I do the hard things because I want more... What are you challenging yourself with on this Wednesday?
  • Group workout today almost killed me. Almost. My face gets so red everyone asks if I’m ok. Yes, pass the oxygen please. But I survived; I survived the challenge. If you asked me 9 months ago if i wanted to workout i would’ve laughed at you..but now I do the hard things because I want more... What are you challenging yourself with on this Wednesday?
  • 9 2 14 August, 2019
  • If you are worried about what other people think, you are wasting your time!
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People don’t think about you nearly as much as you might think. They’re too busy thinking about themselves!
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So stop making decisions to impress other people and instead focus on the impact you want to have. .
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- How do you want to make the people around you feel?
- How do you want to be remembered?
- How do you want the world to be a better place because you were here?
  • If you are worried about what other people think, you are wasting your time!
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    People don’t think about you nearly as much as you might think. They’re too busy thinking about themselves!
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    So stop making decisions to impress other people and instead focus on the impact you want to have. .
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    - How do you want to make the people around you feel?
    - How do you want to be remembered?
    - How do you want the world to be a better place because you were here?
  • 20 1 13 August, 2019
  • Are you living just to be happy or are you seeking fulfillment in life? .
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I am such a creature of habit & pattern that I really think I could be happy doing my current routine forever...but would I be fulfilled? HECK NO. .
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Living a fulfilled life, for me, means exploring, traveling🌎, challenging myself, learning new things💡,overcoming struggles, failing, succeeding 💯 ...I feel truly fulfilled when I’m growing and changing. .
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Of course not every season of life with comes with drastic or monumental changes, those ebbs and flows are normal. BUT I do want to continue pushing myself to get uncomfortable because that’s usually when I see growth and change🙌🏻
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Happiness is such a fleeting emotion; this “do what makes you happy” mentality isn’t the cure for everything🧐. We are made to experience all different emotions; happiness wouldn’t exist without sadness. .
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✨Happiness says you are content with things “as is.” Fulfillment challenges yourself to ask “what if?”✨
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Seeking fulfillment inevitably means struggles, suffering, adapting, and growing - all of which are extremely scary but at the end of this life do you want to say you were happy or do you want to say you were fulfilled? .
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This is just as much of a reminder to me as it is for anyone reading this! Breaking my routine gives me overwhelming anxiety. But when I look back on my most anxious times in life, I realize those are the times when I grew the most or experienced something I could have never dreamed of!💜
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In what ways are you seeking to live a fulfilled life?! Comment below! 👎🏼
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#seekingfulfillment #fulfilledlife #choosingjoy #keeplearning #challengeyourselfdaily #healthjourney #selflove #dothehardthing #happinessisfleeting #growandchange #seekgrowth #loveyourlife
  • Are you living just to be happy or are you seeking fulfillment in life? .
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    I am such a creature of habit & pattern that I really think I could be happy doing my current routine forever...but would I be fulfilled? HECK NO. .
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    Living a fulfilled life, for me, means exploring, traveling🌎, challenging myself, learning new things💡,overcoming struggles, failing, succeeding 💯 ...I feel truly fulfilled when I’m growing and changing. .
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    Of course not every season of life with comes with drastic or monumental changes, those ebbs and flows are normal. BUT I do want to continue pushing myself to get uncomfortable because that’s usually when I see growth and change🙌🏻
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    Happiness is such a fleeting emotion; this “do what makes you happy” mentality isn’t the cure for everything🧐. We are made to experience all different emotions; happiness wouldn’t exist without sadness. .
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    ✨Happiness says you are content with things “as is.” Fulfillment challenges yourself to ask “what if?”✨
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    Seeking fulfillment inevitably means struggles, suffering, adapting, and growing - all of which are extremely scary but at the end of this life do you want to say you were happy or do you want to say you were fulfilled? .
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    This is just as much of a reminder to me as it is for anyone reading this! Breaking my routine gives me overwhelming anxiety. But when I look back on my most anxious times in life, I realize those are the times when I grew the most or experienced something I could have never dreamed of!💜
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    In what ways are you seeking to live a fulfilled life?! Comment below! 👎🏼
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    Romper: @lulus .
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    #seekingfulfillment #fulfilledlife #choosingjoy #keeplearning #challengeyourselfdaily #healthjourney #selflove #dothehardthing #happinessisfleeting #growandchange #seekgrowth #loveyourlife
  • 82 27 13 August, 2019
  • Don’t mind the fact that this picture is backwards 😂 15 days into this new program and I feel AMAZING. Today was stretchy, and I have a hard time with the slower paced workouts. But I always feel great after finishing them. .
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In our virtual gym today, we’re talking about progress over perfection. And it’s something I have to remind myself everyday. I never am perfect. I never eat “perfect” or workout “perfect” or do my personal development “perfectly”, but I move towards progress everyday and isn’t that what really counts? Isn’t showing up for yourself and putting in the hard work, the work people don’t usually want to do... isn’t that progress? I think so. So I’m taking my Monday to focus on the little wins, to notice progress in every area of my life. .
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This looks like, doing the laundry on the first go around. Progress. Not losing it with my kids on the 97th time hearing “momma!!!”, consciously putting food in my mouth instead of reacting to my emotions, being present in the moments that’s are meant to be present, and enjoying this life I get to live! Happy Monday everyone, work towards progress today... it feels so good! #progressnotperfection #progressoverperfection #postpartumbody #dothehardthing #showupforyourself #postpartumdepression #mommaof2 #bodypositivity #loveyourselffirst
  • Don’t mind the fact that this picture is backwards 😂 15 days into this new program and I feel AMAZING. Today was stretchy, and I have a hard time with the slower paced workouts. But I always feel great after finishing them. .
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    In our virtual gym today, we’re talking about progress over perfection. And it’s something I have to remind myself everyday. I never am perfect. I never eat “perfect” or workout “perfect” or do my personal development “perfectly”, but I move towards progress everyday and isn’t that what really counts? Isn’t showing up for yourself and putting in the hard work, the work people don’t usually want to do... isn’t that progress? I think so. So I’m taking my Monday to focus on the little wins, to notice progress in every area of my life. .
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    This looks like, doing the laundry on the first go around. Progress. Not losing it with my kids on the 97th time hearing “momma!!!”, consciously putting food in my mouth instead of reacting to my emotions, being present in the moments that’s are meant to be present, and enjoying this life I get to live! Happy Monday everyone, work towards progress today... it feels so good! #progressnotperfection #progressoverperfection #postpartumbody #dothehardthing #showupforyourself #postpartumdepression #mommaof2 #bodypositivity #loveyourselffirst
  • 15 0 12 August, 2019
  • "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." - George Burns.
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On this visit to Calgary, I travel alone.

Wifey stayed home to keep kicking ass in her profession, and I have the opportunity to stay in her childhood home.

I've also had the #opportunity to spend time with her mom and learn a lot about the family and their roots.

These conversations naturally led to old photos of relatives still living in Italy, and a few of my wife as a baby and adventurous young woman sailing the seas as a cruise director.

As her mom shares photos and speaks to me in broken English at the same kitchen table you see in the photo, I get a sense for what her life was like and how she became who she is today.

What a #great gift.

I'm listening intently and soaking up every bit of wisdom and insight I can from the woman who bore my wife.

She tells me of her arranged marriage, of leaving southern Italy for England, then ultimately settling in Canada where she worked for $50 a week in 1969.

She and her husband worked 10 years to save 50k while providing for three kids (my wife being the baby) and paid off their home early.

They then had money to invest in a larger home, then a restaurant, and ultimately 6 rental properties.

The family lived modestly, but thanks to the #work ethic and saving of 2 Italian immigrants, they were secure and began to build #wealth that continues to grow to this day.

It wasn't all sunshine and rainbows, but their sacrifice and hard work is an inspiration and a tribute to the discipline required to build something from nothing.

But this has taken a backseat in the modern era.

Everyone wants everything now... not realizing the power of "aggressive patience" that @andyfrisella talks about.

Just because what you want isn't coming as fast as instant coffee, doesn't mean it won't come.

The foundation has to be laid, and you have to put in the time, face the adversity and commit to consistency in executing your plan.

Simple. Not easy.

If 10 years gets you to the next level, are you the person who can do the time? Share below.

Site + Light.
J .
Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy
  • "Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city." - George Burns.
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    // Family Photos.

    On this visit to Calgary, I travel alone.

    Wifey stayed home to keep kicking ass in her profession, and I have the opportunity to stay in her childhood home.

    I've also had the #opportunity to spend time with her mom and learn a lot about the family and their roots.

    These conversations naturally led to old photos of relatives still living in Italy, and a few of my wife as a baby and adventurous young woman sailing the seas as a cruise director.

    As her mom shares photos and speaks to me in broken English at the same kitchen table you see in the photo, I get a sense for what her life was like and how she became who she is today.

    What a #great gift.

    I'm listening intently and soaking up every bit of wisdom and insight I can from the woman who bore my wife.

    She tells me of her arranged marriage, of leaving southern Italy for England, then ultimately settling in Canada where she worked for $50 a week in 1969.

    She and her husband worked 10 years to save 50k while providing for three kids (my wife being the baby) and paid off their home early.

    They then had money to invest in a larger home, then a restaurant, and ultimately 6 rental properties.

    The family lived modestly, but thanks to the #work ethic and saving of 2 Italian immigrants, they were secure and began to build #wealth that continues to grow to this day.

    It wasn't all sunshine and rainbows, but their sacrifice and hard work is an inspiration and a tribute to the discipline required to build something from nothing.

    But this has taken a backseat in the modern era.

    Everyone wants everything now... not realizing the power of "aggressive patience" that @andyfrisella talks about.

    Just because what you want isn't coming as fast as instant coffee, doesn't mean it won't come.

    The foundation has to be laid, and you have to put in the time, face the adversity and commit to consistency in executing your plan.

    Simple. Not easy.

    If 10 years gets you to the next level, are you the person who can do the time? Share below.

    Site + Light.
    J .
    Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy
  • 42 3 12 August, 2019
  • This week I’m celebrating my two year anniversary of being an advocate for healthy living!🎉💪🏼 ⁣
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There was no dipping one toe in and half committing. I jumped in with two feet and haven’t looked back. It was the best decision I have ever made. ❤️⁣
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I got in the best shape of my life through amazing workouts and balanced nutrition so wanted to share it with others. ⁣
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I always questioned whether or not I should have started coaching. Here are the things that went through my mind: What will people think of me? What will they say behind my back? Am I too old to be doing this? Who’s going to trust me? Do I really have time to lead and mentor others?⁣
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I have not only grown in my health and fitness, but also in my mindset thanks to my amazing team of other leaders in health and fitness.⁣
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We have one life to live, and I want to live it helping others lead their healthiest lives. ⁣
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So, you’re going to see me around for a long time. Lucky you. 😜 Could today be your Day 1 to jump in with both feet in your health, fitness, or as a leader on my team? I’m ready for ya! 🙌🏼⁣
  • This week I’m celebrating my two year anniversary of being an advocate for healthy living!🎉💪🏼 ⁣

    There was no dipping one toe in and half committing. I jumped in with two feet and haven’t looked back. It was the best decision I have ever made. ❤️⁣

    I got in the best shape of my life through amazing workouts and balanced nutrition so wanted to share it with others. ⁣

    I always questioned whether or not I should have started coaching. Here are the things that went through my mind: What will people think of me? What will they say behind my back? Am I too old to be doing this? Who’s going to trust me? Do I really have time to lead and mentor others?⁣

    I have not only grown in my health and fitness, but also in my mindset thanks to my amazing team of other leaders in health and fitness.⁣

    We have one life to live, and I want to live it helping others lead their healthiest lives. ⁣

    So, you’re going to see me around for a long time. Lucky you. 😜 Could today be your Day 1 to jump in with both feet in your health, fitness, or as a leader on my team? I’m ready for ya! 🙌🏼⁣
  • 52 12 12 August, 2019
  • How often do you sit on your heels? This has been always been one of my favorite sits. But this is the first month I have been able to sit like this in nearly 8 years.
Since having a back injury in 2011, I would get radiating pain in my ankle everytime I was in this position.  Now, only minor pain.  Keep healing body please!
#noimnothigh #bettereveryday #crossfitsabertooth #dothehardthing #mobility
  • How often do you sit on your heels? This has been always been one of my favorite sits. But this is the first month I have been able to sit like this in nearly 8 years.
    Since having a back injury in 2011, I would get radiating pain in my ankle everytime I was in this position. Now, only minor pain. Keep healing body please!
    #noimnothigh #bettereveryday #crossfitsabertooth #dothehardthing #mobility
  • 25 1 11 August, 2019
  • Live Now: Inside @HardWodder Radio Episode 47 – From 30 Years Of Cult To 100 Years Of Bliss With Life Architect Brooke Walker.
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#linkinbio.

Our mission with this #podcast and company is to Arm Humans With The Tools To Crush Mediocrity, Create Mastery, And Live In Total Wellness.
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★Quote: "Success is always growing... seeing that what once was your bucket list becomes your baseline. " - Brooke Walker.

Growing up and #learning life skills is tough enough when the circumstances are ideal, but imagine growing up in a small community with a strict set of rules and a way of life that created dependency at every turn.

The frustration and mental anguish of living years of your life that way would #break most people.

But not Brooke Walker.

Brooke eventually found her way out of what she now calls a #cult, and has grown and expanded her #life using her past experiences as fuel to reinvent herself and help others step into their best selves as a “Life Architect”. She’s #developed a blue print to accompany her program and has a seminar coming up this month here in #Phoenix. The links are below… be sure to check it the event titled “Ordinary Sucks” if you’re vibe-ing on what Brooke has to say.

Episode 47 with Brooke Walker is now LIVE on HardWodder Radio… Give it a listen today!

Remember... new episodes each Wednesday. You can #join us in HardWodder One and share your takeaways by requesting access.

United In #Wellness.
J
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Remember: there is #norestfortheworthy

Be. Do. Have... In that order.

#hardwodderone
#honorthework
#fortunefavorsthebrave
#fortesfortunajuvat
#humanmovementfactory
#unspecialized
#dothehardthing
#100to0
#wednesdaywork
#hardwodderradio
#mindsetiseverything
#mindbodysoul
  • Live Now: Inside @HardWodder Radio Episode 47 – From 30 Years Of Cult To 100 Years Of Bliss With Life Architect Brooke Walker.
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    #linkinbio .

    Our mission with this #podcast and company is to Arm Humans With The Tools To Crush Mediocrity, Create Mastery, And Live In Total Wellness.
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    ★Quote: "Success is always growing... seeing that what once was your bucket list becomes your baseline. " - Brooke Walker.

    Growing up and #learning life skills is tough enough when the circumstances are ideal, but imagine growing up in a small community with a strict set of rules and a way of life that created dependency at every turn.

    The frustration and mental anguish of living years of your life that way would #break most people.

    But not Brooke Walker.

    Brooke eventually found her way out of what she now calls a #cult , and has grown and expanded her #life using her past experiences as fuel to reinvent herself and help others step into their best selves as a “Life Architect”. She’s #developed a blue print to accompany her program and has a seminar coming up this month here in #Phoenix . The links are below… be sure to check it the event titled “Ordinary Sucks” if you’re vibe-ing on what Brooke has to say.

    Episode 47 with Brooke Walker is now LIVE on HardWodder Radio… Give it a listen today!

    Remember... new episodes each Wednesday. You can #join us in HardWodder One and share your takeaways by requesting access.

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    Be. Do. Have... In that order.

    #hardwodderone
    #honorthework
    #fortunefavorsthebrave
    #fortesfortunajuvat
    #humanmovementfactory
    #unspecialized
    #dothehardthing
    #100to0
    #wednesdaywork
    #hardwodderradio
    #mindsetiseverything
    #mindbodysoul
  • 31 1 10 August, 2019
  • This is real life. Getting lost in a beachside sunset with friends while making sure all the kids are accounted for.
Hair messy and nail polish peeling for from digging in the garden and changing diapers. 
Found a blanket on the car floor to use as a nursing cover & baby passed out cause even though we started packing up At 7:15, it is now past 8:00.
But the memories they built on the beach that day.....will be none of that. It will be the water they carried, one bucket at a time, digging a hole big enough for a boy to sit in it...The friendships they build into that are sure to last a lifetime.
The waves that took them back to the sand and the fact Mom let them ‘swim’ in their clothes and then proceed to sit in said clothes, soaked, all the way home where we had popsicles before bed.
Life is too short to follow all the rules....at least too short not to bend a few....😉
#lifebydesign #arbonnelife #lovethislife #makeitwork #dothehardthing #fizzmeupscottie
  • This is real life. Getting lost in a beachside sunset with friends while making sure all the kids are accounted for.
    Hair messy and nail polish peeling for from digging in the garden and changing diapers.
    Found a blanket on the car floor to use as a nursing cover & baby passed out cause even though we started packing up At 7:15, it is now past 8:00.
    But the memories they built on the beach that day.....will be none of that. It will be the water they carried, one bucket at a time, digging a hole big enough for a boy to sit in it...The friendships they build into that are sure to last a lifetime.
    The waves that took them back to the sand and the fact Mom let them ‘swim’ in their clothes and then proceed to sit in said clothes, soaked, all the way home where we had popsicles before bed.
    Life is too short to follow all the rules....at least too short not to bend a few....😉
    #lifebydesign #arbonnelife #lovethislife #makeitwork #dothehardthing #fizzmeupscottie
  • 50 1 10 August, 2019
  • #tb to a surprise date with @colin.hornback and my first archery experience as an adult. Fast forward 5 1/2 years and now I am pumped to be honing in my archery skills and taking action in what it takes to train for the hunt!
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I have to be honest, about a few things, first… Discipline has never been one of my strong suits. I’ve never had that do what it takes attitude because I never had a goal in mind that I was really passionate about reaching. But now, seeing Colin’s passion,drive and success up close has truly been inspirational for me. And I want to end. I’m just in the beginning stages and am by no means physically or mentally ready. But… I am taking steps to get there.
#traintohunt
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Second, I never thought I would be interested in hunting. Putting “Bambi” on the table even seemed on the barbaric side. But now, for SO many reasons including knowing where our meat is coming from, I’m more and more excited about it! Understanding the process from respecting the land and animals to planning, practice and persistence ... I am ready to embrace the journey! I definitely won’t be one of those rockstar camo archer huntress girls this year. But I will be out there ... learning, training and doing. 💪🏻 #startsomewhere .
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  • #tb to a surprise date with @colin.hornback and my first archery experience as an adult. Fast forward 5 1/2 years and now I am pumped to be honing in my archery skills and taking action in what it takes to train for the hunt!
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    I have to be honest, about a few things, first… Discipline has never been one of my strong suits. I’ve never had that do what it takes attitude because I never had a goal in mind that I was really passionate about reaching. But now, seeing Colin’s passion,drive and success up close has truly been inspirational for me. And I want to end. I’m just in the beginning stages and am by no means physically or mentally ready. But… I am taking steps to get there.
    #traintohunt
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    Second, I never thought I would be interested in hunting. Putting “Bambi” on the table even seemed on the barbaric side. But now, for SO many reasons including knowing where our meat is coming from, I’m more and more excited about it! Understanding the process from respecting the land and animals to planning, practice and persistence ... I am ready to embrace the journey! I definitely won’t be one of those rockstar camo archer huntress girls this year. But I will be out there ... learning, training and doing. 💪🏻 #startsomewhere .
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  • 29 5 9 August, 2019
  • “Do the hard thing.” - @msrachelhollis . This is one of my favorite quotes I’ve heard in a long time, because it means so much. Stop procrastinating and do the hard thing, do the big dream you have, do the big goal you have... and do anything you have to do to get there! Life is too short to be cruising by and being disappointed in yourself for not being where you want to be. You owe it to yourself. Respect yourself and your goals enough to do the dang hard thing! (p.s. mirror writing is my new fav thing😉)
  • “Do the hard thing.” - @msrachelhollis . This is one of my favorite quotes I’ve heard in a long time, because it means so much. Stop procrastinating and do the hard thing, do the big dream you have, do the big goal you have... and do anything you have to do to get there! Life is too short to be cruising by and being disappointed in yourself for not being where you want to be. You owe it to yourself. Respect yourself and your goals enough to do the dang hard thing! (p.s. mirror writing is my new fav thing😉)
  • 39 1 9 August, 2019
  • Whatever you want to do ... spend a good portion of your day dreaming it. I’ve learned that what we often see as our greatest weakness can become our greatest strength- if we allow, dream, believe in possibilities. GO for your dreams, you’re worth the effort!
  • Whatever you want to do ... spend a good portion of your day dreaming it. I’ve learned that what we often see as our greatest weakness can become our greatest strength- if we allow, dream, believe in possibilities. GO for your dreams, you’re worth the effort!
  • 13 1 8 August, 2019
  • The official unofficial start to my marathon do over training. 😬 I fell short of my goal back in January due to a nagging injury but it’s time to work a running schedule into my training mix. I’m still not 💯 percent though, so I’ll need reminders to take it slow and I’ll need to do the self care stuff that all you runner people do. 👍
  • The official unofficial start to my marathon do over training. 😬 I fell short of my goal back in January due to a nagging injury but it’s time to work a running schedule into my training mix. I’m still not 💯 percent though, so I’ll need reminders to take it slow and I’ll need to do the self care stuff that all you runner people do. 👍
  • 86 12 8 August, 2019
  • Push through the hard 👊🏼⚡️
  • Push through the hard 👊🏼⚡️
  • 26 1 8 August, 2019
  • Making it work ain’t easy. It’s Hard. But so are a lot of things worth doing❤ worth having❤ and worth creating❤...... but you get to CHOOSE YOUR HARD, and btw... it's all in your head. 👉Yes, MINDSET! ✨Being unhealthy or overweight is hard. Being fit, eating clean, and making lifestyle changes can be hard. CHOOSE YOUR HARD. ✨Waking up early to spiritually feed yourself, exercise, or do your morning routine is hard. Going through the day feeling overwhelmed, underprepared, and chaotic is really hard. CHOOSE YOUR HARD. ✨Being lonely is hard. Getting out of your comfort zone to say "Hi", or meeting someone new can be hard. CHOOSE YOUR HARD. 💪Every weakness we have is something we probably view as something we cant change.  It would be too hard to change "who we are", to better ourselves, to make that weakness a strength. But it is 100% mindset. 🔥❤🙌So, choose your hard. The time will pass, the challenges will come.... but who you are, and choose to be will determine your happiness. 
#ChooseYourHard #MakingItWorkAintEasy #ButItsWorthIt #StrongAsAMotherMovement  #HappyIsHealthy #WakeUpAndWingIt #WhatDoesntKillYouMakesYouStronger #AlwaysLearningAlwaysGrowing #DoTheHardThing #PatrolSeasonYouAreMyEverest
  • Making it work ain’t easy. It’s Hard. But so are a lot of things worth doing❤ worth having❤ and worth creating❤...... but you get to CHOOSE YOUR HARD, and btw... it's all in your head. 👉Yes, MINDSET! ✨Being unhealthy or overweight is hard. Being fit, eating clean, and making lifestyle changes can be hard. CHOOSE YOUR HARD. ✨Waking up early to spiritually feed yourself, exercise, or do your morning routine is hard. Going through the day feeling overwhelmed, underprepared, and chaotic is really hard. CHOOSE YOUR HARD. ✨Being lonely is hard. Getting out of your comfort zone to say "Hi", or meeting someone new can be hard. CHOOSE YOUR HARD. 💪Every weakness we have is something we probably view as something we cant change. It would be too hard to change "who we are", to better ourselves, to make that weakness a strength. But it is 100% mindset. 🔥❤🙌So, choose your hard. The time will pass, the challenges will come.... but who you are, and choose to be will determine your happiness.
    #ChooseYourHard #MakingItWorkAintEasy #ButItsWorthIt #StrongAsAMotherMovement #HappyIsHealthy #WakeUpAndWingIt #WhatDoesntKillYouMakesYouStronger #AlwaysLearningAlwaysGrowing #DoTheHardThing #PatrolSeasonYouAreMyEverest
  • 16 1 7 August, 2019
  • When life throws it at you what’s the first thing you do??
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Are you a quitter? 
Do you feel defeated?
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When life hits hard sometimes it hits harder than you expect! I experienced this back when I had my miscarriage! I wanted to do all the above things! Rolling up in a ball and shutting the world out seemed like the best choice! .
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So what did I do! I leaned into my team! Family! Friends! I asked for help! My fitness journey is something I know I need in my life! And giving it up I knew was the wrong decision! .
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It’s ok to work through the hard! It’s ok to still make the changes! It’s ok to take care of you! I cried through work outs! But I never gave up! .
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Missing a work out does not define my journey! I listen to my body now and I know when I can conquer it or need to take it slow! The point is I get up the next day and I conquer the hell out of that day!
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You don’t have to do it alone! You don’t have to feel lost! You don’t have to fear! Let me show you how to get through the hard! Cause I know I needed this more than ever when I went through hard!!!!
#teamforlife #misscarriagesucks #momlife #committed #fitfam #encourage #support #dothehardthing #fitlife
  • When life throws it at you what’s the first thing you do??
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    Are you a quitter?
    Do you feel defeated?
    Do you feel lost? .
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    When life hits hard sometimes it hits harder than you expect! I experienced this back when I had my miscarriage! I wanted to do all the above things! Rolling up in a ball and shutting the world out seemed like the best choice! .
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    So what did I do! I leaned into my team! Family! Friends! I asked for help! My fitness journey is something I know I need in my life! And giving it up I knew was the wrong decision! .
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    It’s ok to work through the hard! It’s ok to still make the changes! It’s ok to take care of you! I cried through work outs! But I never gave up! .
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    Missing a work out does not define my journey! I listen to my body now and I know when I can conquer it or need to take it slow! The point is I get up the next day and I conquer the hell out of that day!
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    You don’t have to do it alone! You don’t have to feel lost! You don’t have to fear! Let me show you how to get through the hard! Cause I know I needed this more than ever when I went through hard!!!!
    #teamforlife #misscarriagesucks #momlife #committed #fitfam #encourage #support #dothehardthing #fitlife
  • 7 0 6 August, 2019
  • This is where our family is at.

Actually we've been “at” this place for a month and a bit. 
But honestly, a good 3 weeks of that was trying to recoup from the surprise sucker punch and get our heads around what-the-flip just happened.

Another chapter to my gracefully aging process journey has started. 
First, empty nesting.  Adult children – taking on life at its prime of potential.  You're watching from the bleachers!  Your on the edge of your seats with each new play.  You're on your feet , arms waving, cheering their name with each score.  You grit your teeth but chant all the louder when they fumble the ball.  Next-  grandbabies start.  Did you ever think your heart could bust inside your chest with just one little slobbery smile?  Life at it freshest, wide-eyed and caught up the wonder. 
Now, parents in care.  A life weary from the years of battle, any victories that might once have been  now a lost memory. 
How exactly does one walk gracefully into this new place? 
We walk along the same as we do with every other path in our lives.  On our knees.

It's there we find the answers to the questions that just don't make sense.

It's there we find the capacity to love and to give without losing who we were pretty sure we were becoming.

It's there that we are streamlining who we really are to become.

There we are graced with the perspecitve to see the hidden joys in every. single. moment.

There we lean back into the bussom of our Heavely Father and watch the beautiful gift called “our lives”  unwrap. ........... #agingparentsistough #agingparents #caregiving
 #family #aging #caring  #dementiacaregiver
 #sandwichgeneration
#eldercare #emptynesters
#dothehardthing
#walkbyfaith
#newchapterinlife
#nextchapter #midlife
#dontloseyourself
#gettingthroughit
#fightonyourknees 
#honormom  #agepositive #over40 #almost50 #wisdom #faith
  • This is where our family is at.

    Actually we've been “at” this place for a month and a bit.
    But honestly, a good 3 weeks of that was trying to recoup from the surprise sucker punch and get our heads around what-the-flip just happened.

    Another chapter to my gracefully aging process journey has started.
    First, empty nesting. Adult children – taking on life at its prime of potential. You're watching from the bleachers! Your on the edge of your seats with each new play. You're on your feet , arms waving, cheering their name with each score. You grit your teeth but chant all the louder when they fumble the ball. Next- grandbabies start. Did you ever think your heart could bust inside your chest with just one little slobbery smile? Life at it freshest, wide-eyed and caught up the wonder.
    Now, parents in care. A life weary from the years of battle, any victories that might once have been now a lost memory.
    How exactly does one walk gracefully into this new place?
    We walk along the same as we do with every other path in our lives. On our knees.

    It's there we find the answers to the questions that just don't make sense.

    It's there we find the capacity to love and to give without losing who we were pretty sure we were becoming.

    It's there that we are streamlining who we really are to become.

    There we are graced with the perspecitve to see the hidden joys in every. single. moment.

    There we lean back into the bussom of our Heavely Father and watch the beautiful gift called “our lives” unwrap. ........... #agingparentsistough #agingparents #caregiving
    #family #aging #caring #dementiacaregiver
    #sandwichgeneration
    #eldercare #emptynesters
    #dothehardthing
    #walkbyfaith
    #newchapterinlife
    #nextchapter #midlife
    #dontloseyourself
    #gettingthroughit
    #fightonyourknees
    #honormom #agepositive #over40 #almost50 #wisdom #faith
  • 18 1 6 August, 2019
  • The old motivational axiom that “anything is possible” is inspiring, but it’s also patently inaccurate.
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You CANNOT do “anything”. There are likely several things you simply cannot do. And that’s actually okay. .
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The question is, will you allow the fact that there are a few things that are impossible for you, convince you that even the things that are improbable are impossible?
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Just because it is difficult or unlikely, doesn’t mean it’s impossible. It just means it’s improbable. But people have been doing the improbable forever.Go be one of those people!
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TAG someone who needs to be reminded that they are capable of the improbable.
  • The old motivational axiom that “anything is possible” is inspiring, but it’s also patently inaccurate.
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    You CANNOT do “anything”. There are likely several things you simply cannot do. And that’s actually okay. .
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    The question is, will you allow the fact that there are a few things that are impossible for you, convince you that even the things that are improbable are impossible?
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    Just because it is difficult or unlikely, doesn’t mean it’s impossible. It just means it’s improbable. But people have been doing the improbable forever.Go be one of those people!
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  • 13 2 6 August, 2019