Monday, November 28, 2011

What do you want

 Really, be honest what is it that you want?

  Are you really looking to be healthy? Do yo really want to put in the hard work to succeed or is it lip service. I hear it a lot. I need to lose weight, I want to look like blah, I want to whatever.....the reality is that what you want is to talk about it or you buy a gym membership to make yourself feel better.

 Did you let yourself "cheat" over this past holiday or did you stick to your long term goal. There is no right or wrong in that statement its just a question of where you are and what you want.

 Its easy standing still and wanting something, the way we grow is to actually move fwd. get out of our comfort zone. Then and only then do you grow.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Goofy's race and a half challenge's training run

 I will be honest here this Goofy thing is ridiculous. The back to back long runs are grueling. This is way more mental than physical. Maybe not its more like 55% mental, 44% physical, 1% stupidity.

 This weekend was a 12 and 16 combo. I went a little to hard on sat. and i def. paid for it on sunday. Lesson learned, pacing is going to be a huge factor for me. The half on saturday will be fun I have to make sure i don't have to much fun. The race is only 1/3 over at that point so even though its a flat fast course I will restrain myself from trying to PR on the half. There is no interest in trying to get a PR on sunday that will be deliberately slow and steady. i will be getting a lot of pictures with the characters along the way. As ridiculous as it seems if I calm down and enjoy running the 39.3 i will fly through it.

 Physically I will be ready its the mind that needs some extra effort right now.

Friday, November 18, 2011

guess what this is

Take a look at this.

 Any idea what this little grid pattern is? This is one year of your life. As you can see there's not a lot there
you better fill up those squares with something worth while.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Food, and all its components

 So I just spent the weekend acquiring yet another certification. A nutritional specialist, not a dietician not a nutritionist. A food coach is a better term, I can prescribe programs, evaluate, and recommend under the guise of licensed nutritionist or dietician.

 Anyway one of the many things we talked about is what influences the guidelines in which we are supposed to follow. ie money and lobbyist.

  Coincidently this article from the times really details the influences we need to be aware of as we make our nutritional choices.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Being your brand

 I used to bristle when I heard terms like this. It sounded corny, cheesy, something a slimy marketer would say all the while never truly being truthful themselves. These past few months though I have come to look at this phrase in a completely different way.

 What this phrase really means is believe in who you are and what you do. That's to long for a sound bite and if you are just doing a job for a paycheck then it doesn't really apply to you but if you are your own boss then if you don't follow this you are sunk.

  Since I have narrowed my focus, got serious with who I am and what I care about a lot of obstacles have just fallen by the wayside. The path is clearer, this doesn't necessarily mean its easier but at least a lot of peripheral nonsense is disappearing.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Out of the light into the dark

 Being in business for yourself is shall we say a bit of a roller coaster ride. You spend a long time networking, building relationships, waiting........then a quick email or text and you move fwd. new possibilities abound and everything feels great.

 Then that process has to continue again because if you stand still you wilt while everyone else flys past you.

  Whatever it is that you love to do and you want to do that for a living know that a large part of a day you will not be doing that thing. This is the trade off. is it worth it? Well, thats up to you.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Goofy's race and a half challenge ....NYC Marathon

Hello, so as my thoughts are set on jan. 7th and 8th it is impossible to not be overwhelmed by the NYC marathon that is happening right now.

 Over 40,000 runners are out there fulfilling a dream, running on the largest stage in the world.

  Earlier today I ran down to the S.I. Yankees stadium and  walked through a sea of people getting on an endless supply of busses. People of all shapes and sizes, looking relaxed, nervous some eating, smiling, joking, and getting a last good luck kiss goodbye.

An amazing display of dedication and perseverance for everyone who trained all those months to do this run. Truly inspirational.

 For my own training this was a terrific weekend of running.  I joined a terrific group on the trails saturday morning for at least 16 miles probably 17 of beautiful running. I coupled that with 8.5 miles this morning that in all honestly were hard. Especially the first 4 but i was glad I stuck it out because i started to loosen  up and felt not great but fine. No pain or discomfort just understandably tired from yesterdays run but a terrific test that yes I will definitely finish the Goofy and finish strong. 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

You are you thats how it is.

  You know folks sometimes we all get into a rut or feel a little overwhelmed its as if everything around you is working against you.

  Guess what it is. You have had it to easy so everyone around you decided to teach you a lesson. Your car talked to your computer who spoke to your boss and they all agreed to do everything they can to screw with you.

  Or right now some things aren't going as smoothly as you'd like. Personally i'm feeling a bit overwhelmed as I transition my career. It's a daunting task, one that is consuming a lot of my time, effort, and cash but I know deep down that this is where I am supposed to go.

  I hace the Goofy race and a half which is 2 months away this is a huge endeavor and my fundraising hasn't gotten off the ground yet my training on the other hand i'm happy with.

  My point is that if everything went smoothly all the time we would never learn anything about ourselves. Take note of the adversity that you are dealing with and once it all passes look back at how you dealt with and overcame whatever the obstacles were that was holding you back. This is a terrific way to learn and grow.

Goofy's race and a half challenge's training run

How are you running? Smooth, choppy, aggressive, soft and gentle. Do you see the road as a friend or foe?

I just read an interesting article by Chris McDougall  about resuming a lost running technique.

heres a link to him demonstrating said technique.

Now get out there and do something.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Ch ch ch chia

Hi all,

Are you looking for a nutritional boost or do you want to grow some seedlings on a ceramic cow well the good old chia seed is here for you.

Super packed with omega 3, protein and good ol' fiber plus you can grow it on a creature.

Get some Chia seeds store them, make a simple gel (its tasteless) add it to smoothies, oatmeal whatever

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

So frustrating

  One thing about me that is becoming more and more prominent is my competitive nature in my field. I wouldn't say I get jealous when I see others getting press or doing something unique with clients but I definitely get motivated by it.

  I always want to be doing more. Working with more clients, giving my existing clients more info, new routines etc... when I don't get my way I get pissed. I sulk for a bit then I refocus and plan even bigger. That's basically where I am right now. Planning very exciting things for 2012 its just that getting there is never a smooth road.

Thats it for now.....