Take the Path of MOST Resistance…

Chest to Deck is def the MOST Resistance

Everyday you make choices. And throughout each day you make many many choices. And where you are at in life today (your current waistline, business/job success, relationship strength and bank account balance) is directly because of those choices you have made up to this point.

Here is a great post on how you know if you are making the ‘right’ choices with your life by Darren Hardy about The Path of MOST Resistance

Here’s a simple formula:When in doubt, choose the harder task or what you don’t want to do—that’s usually exactly what you […] Read more

Mental WOD 11: Drop all Cock Blockers…

Ahhhh no cock blockers here;-)

Who out there is a nay-sayer to you about your goals and dreams?

How many times do you do feel really good about yourself and the decisions you make and the next thing you know a friend, family member or co-worker throws (and you didn’t ask them) their 2 cents in and makes you feel bad or is trying to stop you in your tracks.

If that has happened before you have been MOTIVATIONALY COCK BLOCKED…and it needs to STOP IMMEDIATELY!

And that is exactly what this week Mental WOD is all about.

Whoever has Motivationaly cock blocked you in […] Read more

Change YOUR Words Series: Today’s Word…’Strict’

Change YOUR Words is going to be a new blog series I am happy to introduce.

The way we think and speak are vital to how we feel and perform. Words are very very powerful. They can be used to your advantage or they can hold you back and stress you out!

We all have emotional attachments to words. Some people view a certain word different than others. Sometimes when I am in a conversion with someone and I hear them say a certain word, I ask them to define what they mean by it. Not because I don’t know what it […] Read more

The ‘Situation’

Jackie is an uncomfortable:-0

Do you take control of ‘the situation’?


Do you let ‘the situation’ take control over you?

Here are a few real life examples: (not mine of course😉

Situation #1: “I can’t go that weekend…I have to work”Real Problem:-A job that is too demanding-A social life that is too demanding-Poor time management during the work weekHARD Questions-What is more important to me – this job, or my friends/family?-Where can I be more efficient to ensure my work is done during the week?-How can I convince my boss to let me have weekends off?

Situation #2:“I couldn’t stick to my diet…We went out for […] Read more

Question of the Week

“Nobody but you is responsible for your life. It doesn’t matter what your mommy or daddy did or didn’t do, you are responsible for your life. You are responsible for the energy you bring to others.” -Oprah What energy are you walking around with today? How will you raise it?

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Keys to Deal with Negative Nancy’s

Only Positive People Allowed Club

They are out there and all around us. Some of them are close friends, family, co-workers. You love them and that can make it hard to remove them from your life. But they suck the mojo right out of you! I’m talking about…


How do you deal with them?How can you continue to grow if ‘these’ people keep trying to hold you back?

Here are 7 key tips on how to Deal With Negative People

-Don’t Engage in the Negativity: This is a tough one. You have to overpower their negativity with your Positivity.

-Hang Out in Groups: Misery […] Read more

How To Put YOUR Motivation on FIRE and Keep It That Way…

Brian gets me EXCITED about Coaching a Class he attends!

Why is it that at one point in our life we can have so much drive, desire, focus and at other points in our life we can be the laziest, most un-motivated, depressed person we know???

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Nothing great is ever accomplished in life without enthusiasm.” You have to have a passion to see something great happen. That’s why you need to nurture your enthusiasm if you want to change.If you say, “Well, I kind of, sort of, maybe want to change” it isn’t going to happen. If you […] Read more

Mental WOD 10: Ask Yourself The HARD Questions

Just another Monday at CrossFit 818

Information is readily available everywhere we go. With the internet available literally at our fingertips with our home computer, wireless is everywhere, our laptops, phone’s, etc… If there is a question you have find out the internet can answer that for you right on the spot.  Most of us know what to do, but why don’t we do it?

This week’s Mental WOD of the week is to “Ask Yourself The HARD Questions?”

-We know how we are ‘supposed’ to eat/exercise. So why don’t YOU???-Why is it that other people you know (friends/family/co-workers/other people at your gym) have the […] Read more

Get Your ZZZsss….

Bad Nights Sleep is a Bad Days Squat

The #1 most important element is your success with your FITness, career and well being is…S-L-E-E-P!

Sleep is MANDATORY for results in everything you do and want to get out of life.

“But what if I have a hard time going and staying asleep?”

Treat it no different then starting a workout program or nutrition plan. It takes building consistent habits to form healthy sleep patterns.

Below is a list of ways to promote a better night’s rest:

1. Let Lavender Lull You to Sleep. Known for its relaxation benefits, lavender is often used to aid sleep. Keep a […] Read more

Feedback…How do YOU Use It To Your Advantage?

Everything we do in life gives us a result. Maybe the result is not what we want at that particular time, but you do get a result because you receive feedback. Sometimes good…Sometime not good.

So what do YOU do with this feedback?

Here is a great example:

I’ve got this friend who thinks of himself as a pick-up artist. No matter how you slice it, it’s amazing to watch. […] Read more

The Most Important Part of Goal Setting

July 2010 100 Day Burpee Challenge Finishers

All of us set goals for ourselves many times throughout our life. Some of us hit those goals, some of us don’t.

Whether you hit your goal or not, the most important part is the take-away (assuming that we finish what we started).

What did you learn throughout your journey?What did you learn that worked for you?What did you learn that set you back?What kept you motivated to continue on when you didn’t ‘feel’ like sticking to your plan?

Learning these elements are vastly more important than actually hitting the goal itself. We are going to make […] Read more

Mental WOD #9: One Thing at a Time

“Iced or HOT coffee…What should I do???”

We live in a world of information OVERLOAD! Personally, I catch myself over thinking and over doing too many things at once.

The world’s information avalanche actually can hobble learning, Schwartz says. Learning is most efficient when dispensed in spaced cycles rather than in one big glut. And when projects likewise are broken down into smaller chunks, you can maintain high levels of focus as you conquer interim challenges. The capacity for absorbed attention is perhaps the most influential factor on productivity.Multitasking is actually a time-waster, with studies showing it takes 25 percent longer to […] Read more