8 Things I Want to Try in 2018

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If you’ve followed me on Instagram or Facebook, you know I’m not big on New Year’s Resolutions.  How many times did you resolve to lose a certain amount of weight or go to the gym a certain number of times per week? If you’re like me, then probably almost every year. And if you’re like me… you probably stopped by …

Five Dedicated Superheroes without Powers

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Look, I know we, unfortunately, live in the “real world” and there are no radioactive spiders that are going to give you awesome spidey powers any time soon. (Actually, if there are radioactive spiders, I want them to stay very far away from me!) According to Stan Lee: […] in order to be a superhero, you need a power that …

What Can The Keto Diet Do For You?

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“So you’re doing that new keto thing everyone’s doing?” My mug from The Keto Box gets a lot of attention – almost as much as Morris the Manatea. While it doesn’t have quite as much name recognition as “Paleo,” people are starting to pick up on it and are genuinely curious. Unfortunately, like most fitness and health topics, there is …

Motivation vs. Inspiration

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Ever shaken off your champagne hangover on January 1st motivated to Do It This Time™? You drag yourself to the gym and find it packed with other Resolutioners doing the exact same thing. So, what does that exact same gym look like on February 19th? 1% Inspiration 99% Perspiration Edison said it about genius, but the same is true of …

How to Fight Back when Depression is Kicking Your Ass

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Don’t you just love the one-two punch of depression making you not want to do anything and anxiety making you obsess about the things you’re not doing?   Science shows that thirty minutes of exercise three times a week is an effective tool in managing depression and anxiety. (Source, Another Source, Another Source) But on days when you’re finding it almost impossible …

Trail to Trifecta – Log 000

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The first time I said I would do the Spartan Trifecta was 2016. I even planned an entire trip to Hawaii centered around doing the Beast at Kualoa Ranch. That year I was diagnosed with endometriosis and a lot of denial about how much my weight was slowing me down. I still went to Hawaii, but I only ended up …