Vacation Without Ruining Your Progress – Trail to Trifecta 005

Ray Beam Mindset, Trail to Trifecta 2018 Leave a Comment

I know, I know. The blog’s been really quiet lately. I stretched myself very thin at the beginning of this year. Between editing and producing Countdown to Infinity, moving to a new state, finishing my construction project management certification, starting crossfit and studying for my NASM certification, I’ve been a little bit exhausted. Good thing I snagged a vacation. But, …

Gear You Need on any Spartan Course

Ray Beam Gadgets & Gear, Trail to Trifecta 2018 20 Comments

In just under six weeks I will be facing down my greatest nemesis — the Spartan Sprint at Tuxedo Ridge Ski Center. My first attempt at tackling this Sprint happened back in June 2015. Having been accustomed to Spartan’s Stadium Series, I found myself utterly under-prepared for the 5-mile long trek up and down and up and down the mountain. …

Macro Profile – Protein

Ray Beam Fitness 101 21 Comments

The word protein alone conjures up images of muscle-bound gym-bros tossing back shaker-bottles full of chalky powder after grunting their way through a set. Whether you’re a long-term lifter looking for the gains, a fitness newbie worried about getting too bulky, or a busy working mom who just wants to keep up with all of her responsibilities getting the right …

Let Fandom Fuel Your Fitness

Ray Beam Fitness & Fandom, Mindset 6 Comments

I have a lot of friends who are self-identified nerds. I have a lot of friends who make physical fitness a priority in their lives. The overlap between these two groups is minimal at best. I still haven’t quite figured out why this disconnect exists. Maybe it has something to do with lingering memories of being bullied by jocks in …

Stop Sabotaging your Goals Once and for All!

Ray Beam Mindset 29 Comments

It’s half-way through January. How are your resolutions doing? Still going strong or is your stride starting to stumble? Maybe you were a little bit ambitious swearing off all sweets! Or the gym schedule you set was a little too intense. Change is hard, but how you change makes all the difference. “There goes my resolution,” my coworker declared, taking …

8 Things I Want to Try in 2018

Ray Beam Trail to Trifecta 2018 41 Comments

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 …

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 …