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    Challenge

    This morning I had a mini debate with myself. This tends to happen quite often as I’m someone who very rarely is able to make a decision without laying out all the facts & details first. What was my debate about? Whether or not I wanted to go to a coffee shop or stay at home to work How I wanted to get there…car or motorcycle Part 1: Where to Go My main concern with this one was if I wanted to spend money or not…I recently reset my monthly…

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    Getting My Nutrition Back on Track

    Today marks 4 weeks that I’ve been in North Carolina! Prior to my move to NC, I made the decision to relax when it came to tracking macros. I wanted to allow myself the freedom to eat intuitively and not label any foods as “off limits” due to the chaos and stress that typically comes with picking up your entire life and moving 1,000 miles away. I didn’t strictly track macros for about 2 months, so from July until now – September.  July was a month of packing the apartment…

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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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    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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    The Gym: Understanding the Ecosystem

    Written by: Travis Panzini Let’s be honest, the gym is intimidating. Weights being thrown around, the occasional grunt, and tops that barely count as tops. To anyone (including seasoned gym vets), this can make working out seem pretty daunting. What if we could better understand this ecosystem to help build your comfort and confidence? Dealing with Imposter Syndrome Alright, so you just bought a beautiful new gym outfit because you have made the mental commitment to start hitting the gym. You’ve weighed all the plans at your local gyms to…

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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…