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    Finding Home in North Carolina

    It’s been a couple weeks since my last blog post. And that’s because I have been busy living life and crushing goals! Over the last week or 2, I have been dropping hints of my upcoming move to North Carolina. I’ve decided to write this post to answer some of the big questions I’ve been getting about the move as well as to just put it all out there for you and myself. Question #1: Why the Move? This has been the biggest question I’ve been receiving from people. My…

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    Negative Self-Perceptions

    I recently had a conversation about self-hate, love, and comparison, and how it bleeds into our interactions with other people. How our self perception, whether it was developed by ourselves or from past upbringings and traumas; our self perception bleeds into our daily lives – how we handle other beings and situations we’re faced with, both positive and negative. In the conversation, a comment was made about another, “they hate themselves and I don’t understand why.” This led me into a single breath, long-winded monologue, diving into why this person…

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    Just Do It

    Going into 2020 my motto was “Just Do It” and “Make It Happen.” In the past, I never really had words that I lived by, or at least not anything that was constantly in my mind. I have subtle reminders, like “perseverance” tattooed on my neck in Braille. As well as, “All the strength you need is right there inside you” scripted on my ribs. They are beautiful reminders but they aren’t constantly running through my head.The 3 little words of ‘Just Do It,’ have engraved themselves into my brain.…

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    Forgiveness, Friendship, and Fat

    With the weather starting to cooperate here in New England, it’s actually feeling like spring. To take advantage of this, I’ve been making it a habit to get out for a walk every day. On my walks, I tend to throw on a podcast that is somewhere between the topics fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle. Thursday morning was an active rest day, so I got up, grabbed my phone and earbuds, tied my sneakers, and set out on an hour walk. The Muscle Intelligence Podcast had come out with a new…

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    What’s Your Identity?

    The past 2 months have truly tested our endurance. With such a large disruption to our lives and routines, I want to focus on MINDSET. There are many avenues to approach our mindset and daily challenges, and right now is the perfect time to reflect on them. I went for a walk Sunday morning, pretty ritual thing for me on a Sunday and I listened to the The Knowledge and Mileage Podcast (episode #63 – Strategic Quitting vs. Just Giving Up) that is hosted by Kris Gethin. He was accompanied by…

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    4 Easy Ways to Start Your Fitness Routine During Quarantine

    Written by: Travis Panzini With millions of Americans stuck at home for what seems like years, now is a better time than any to start your fitness journey. Most of us are working from home, or unfortunately have been laid off due to the uncertainty of when we will resume “normal life.” With less commuting, less errands being run, and well, less fun in general, how can we take advantage of all this newly discovered time? If you have been thinking about getting into shape, there has never been a…

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    30 Days of Minimalism

    The 30 Days of Minimalism Challenge has been done by many…and I have decided to hop on the bandwagon after it being 4 weeks since Governor Sununu put the stay-at-home order into place. Not being able to coach right now, I need to put some sort of focus into my day outside of my morning routine. Every day, I wake up at 6am, cook breakfast, brew some coffee, grab a book or my journal and settle in for about an hour before working out. That’s my morning routine. At the…

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    5 Strategies to Beat the Quarantine Blues

    I don’t want to say the world is in chaos, but it’s definitely not in sync or in peace right now. With the recent events of the COVID-19 outbreak, the world and our individual world has taken a hard hit to the ego. Right now, we are all experiencing a variety of emotions and feelings that we may not know how to process/handle, because we really have no idea what is coming next. We don’t know when or what the new “normal” will be. Quarantine: A state, period, or place…

  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Set Goals

    If you haven’t noticed already from previous posts, I make a pretty big deal out of goal setting and taking action towards the things that I see value in. Seeing that we are 2 weeks into 2020, I’m sure the New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. I think it’s great that resolutions are made at the beginning of the year, but right now I want to take a minute to emphasize why resolutions aren’t the best choice for habit change and why goal setting is a better use of…

  • My Experience with Intermittent Fasting

    The last month has been a bit busy – being filled with quick weekend trips to Western Mass and Lake Placid, NY for my brother’s wedding, apartment searching, and juggling my clients’ changing summer schedules. During the month of June, I decided to try something new. And as the title gives it away above, I tried intermittent fasting… What is Intermittent Fasting? It is time-restricted eating, as the name implies, you fast or abstain from all food for a number of hours each day. There are a few different set…