12 Month Challenge

{2: Focus & Discipline} Week 4
February 21, 2015 12 Month Challenge, Month 2: Focus & Discipline

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{HABIT: Focus & Discipline} Month: 2 / Week: 4 If you only focus on the outcome or goal you’re working toward it’s easy to get defeated. This is especially true if your goal seems so far away or out of your reach. You’re so focused on what the goal is (lose weight, exercise more, eat better), you forget why you have the goal to begin … Read More »

{2: Focus & Discipline} Week 3
February 14, 2015 12 Month Challenge, Month 2: Focus & Discipline

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{HABIT: Focus & Discipline} Month: 2 / Week: 3 I’m sure you’ve heard or seen the quote: No matter how slow you go, you’re still lapping everyone on the couch.” I absolutely LOVE this quote! And it applies to so much more than just exercise. We can use the same idea when it comes to focusing on our goal and having … Read More »

{2: Focus & Discipline} Week 2
February 7, 2015 12 Month Challenge, Month 2: Focus & Discipline

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{HABIT: Focus & Discipline} Month: 2 / Week: 2 Last week we defined focus. Now let’s define self-discipline. Notice the wording. It’s what you “think is right” not, what you’d “rather do”. We all know what is good for us and what will lead us toward our goal. The challenge is not a lack of knowledge. It’s a lack of action. It’s about … Read More »

{2: Focus & Discipline} Week 1
February 1, 2015 12 Month Challenge, Month 2: Focus & Discipline

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{HABIT: Focus & Discipline} Month: 2 / Week: 1 Before we begin, a definition: To focus and be self-disciplined is to target your attention and choose to take one action over another. That is, the action that aligns with your goal or purpose. It may not be the action you want to take at the time but that doesn’t really matter. You need focus … Read More »

A Reflection: Self Awareness
January 28, 2015 12 Month Challenge, Month 1: Awareness

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As the first habit comes to an end, it’s time for us to take a moment to reflect. While I could pose a bunch of questions to you, I thought it would be more useful to see the questions applied to someone like you. Meet Danielle, a reader just like you who volunteered to answer a few questions about her journey with the … Read More »

{1: Awareness} Week 4
January 21, 2015 12 Month Challenge, Month 1: Awareness

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{HABIT: Awareness} Month: 1 / Week: 4 Hopefully in the last 3 weeks you’ve come to realize the importance of self awareness. It truly is the first step to making real and lasting change. If you don’t know where you are and why you do what you do, you’ll never be able to make change! As we touched on last week, we’re taught what … Read More »

{1: Awareness} Week 3
January 14, 2015 12 Month Challenge, Month 1: Awareness

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{HABIT: Awareness} Month: 1 / Week: 3 Somehow it’s ingrained in us that what we think is fact. When you get into an argument with someone, don’t you believe your side is the correct one? Why else would you be arguing? And yet, when it comes to how we act, we believe it is a result of our environment, other people, … Read More »

Top 5 Reasons You’re Not Reaching Your Health & Fitness Goals … And What to Do About It
January 9, 2015 12 Month Challenge, Month 1: Awareness

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Having difficulty coming up with your potential barriers to change from challenge #2? Or maybe you know what they are, but you don’t know what to do when they come up. Here is a list of the top 5 challenges I hear the most and some ideas for what to do about them. Some of these may even be happening … Read More »

{1: Awareness} Week 2
January 6, 2015 12 Month Challenge, Month 1: Awareness

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{HABIT: Awareness} Month: 1 / Week: 2 Have you tried making healthy changes in the past and not been successful? I know I have. Or perhaps you tried making changes and were successful for a while but then returned to less healthy habits. Been there too. You first have to remember that you’re human. No one is perfect (might I remind you … Read More »

{1: Awareness} Week 1
January 6, 2015 Month 1: Awareness

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{HABIT: Awareness} Month: 1 / Week: 1 Change your thoughts. Change your behavior. Simple enough, right? Not exactly. But, it can be, when you know how. When you become aware of what you think, why you think it, and how you got to thinking it, then you can begin to make changes to your thoughts and eventually your behavior. Otherwise, you’ll continue … Read More »