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Food Label Friday: Check The Calories

By Coach Dean / July 31, 2015

Working our way down our food label, the next thing on the list is to Check Calories. I am not an advocate of counting calories every day for the rest of your life, but you do need a general idea of how much food you are really eating. An apple and a blueberry muffin are […]

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Be Phenomenal

By Coach Dean / July 30, 2015

Don’t be scared of failure… Don’t be scared to make a mistake… Don’t be scared you aren’t perfect… You Don’t Have To Be Perfect…It’s A Lie. Forget yesterday, be your best today. Be Phenomenal…because you can.

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Quotable July 29, 2015

By Coach Dean / July 29, 2015

“Today I choose life. Every morning when I wake up I can choose joy, happiness, negativity, pain… To feel the freedom that comes from being able to continue to make mistakes and choices – today I choose to feel life, not to deny my humanity but embrace it.” – Kevyn Aucoin

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PN’s Encyclopedia of Food

By Coach Dean / July 28, 2015

I have a cool gift to share with you from our partners over at Precision Nutrition. It’s called the Encyclopedia of Food, and it’s really cool. It combines recipes, nutrition info and beautiful photos of beautiful food. They will also send you a free recipe book and keep you up to date when new foods […]

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The “5 Lacks”

By Coach Dean / July 27, 2015

Martin Rooney, founder of Training for Warriors, talks about the “5 Lacks”. They are: A lack of Purpose A lack of Discipline A lack of Focus A lack of Enthusiasm A lack of Self-Confidence Notice that one of the “lacks” is not “knowledge.” You know enough to get started, don’t fool yourself into thinking otherwise. […]

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Food Label Friday: Start Here

By Coach Dean / July 24, 2015

Take a look at the food label below. Go ahead, I’ll wait. 🙂 See where it says “Start Here”? Don’t miss that, because if you are anything like me that is NOT the first thing you look at. My tendency is to look at how many grams of carbs and sugar, then I might take […]

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Resiliency

By Coach Dean / July 23, 2015

noun 1. the power or ability to return to the original form, position, etc., after being bent, compressed, or stretched; elasticity. 2. ability to recover readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyancy. source: dictionary.com I am a sucker for these video montages, and while this video is pretty cool, it was the title […]

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Quotable July 22, 2015

By Coach Dean / July 22, 2015

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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Are Habits Hard?

By Coach Dean / July 21, 2015

What is a habit anyway? Google it and the definition that comes up is “a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up.” That last part may SOUND like a bad thing, but it really depends on the habit, doesn’t it? What if was HARD to give up eating […]

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Monday Motivation: It Starts With One Foot On The Floor

By Coach Dean / July 20, 2015

I don’t know if you are reading this while you are still lying cozy in bed, but either way, at some point today you have to throw off the covers and put one foot, then the other, down on the floor. Sit there for a minute, that’s fine. Get your bearings, but don’t sit there […]