Someone You Love

“Treat your body like someone you love.” – Wholefoods

I saw this quote today and it really jumped out at me. We are constantly bombarded with information about food and what’s healthy and what’s not. Is it good for me? Is it bad for me? Who the heck knows. It’s so frustrating it makes you want to throw your hands up and quit. But what it boils down to, really, is treating your body well. You only have one body. I believe that inside all of us there is a tiny compass that knows if something is going to move us closer to health or further away from it. And what matters is that you pay attention to that compass most of the time. It doesn’t have to be all the time, but most of the time you listen closely and heed the advice. We do that in our relationships; we know what’s right and what’s not. It’s time to treat yourself like someone you love.

Have a great day.


You just gotta believe. You have to keep going, knowing that it will always get better. No matter what it is: your diet, your workouts, your mood, your energy. But you must believe and make the effort to move forward. One foot in front of the other.

It’s like when you’re trying to “eat better” (whatever that means to you) and you eat something that isn’t part of your plan and you say “F*ck it. I’ve screwed up the whole day” and you continue to eat things that you know you don’t want to be eating with the thought that you’ll jump back on the wagon tomorrow. You need to believe that even if…even if…you mess up you have the power to change the course of your life in the very next moment.

Put the cookies away, drink a huge glass of water, and go take a walk.

If you fail to set a personal best on a lift, try to hit it again when you’re fresher, but don’t let it dictate your worth as an athlete for your entire training session.

If you wake up “on the wrong side of the bed” and have an attitude with your spouse, ask yourself why this could be happening, reflect on it a bit, and then apologize for being sour. Don’t let it turn into days of the silent treatment.

And sometimes, all it takes is a small conversation with someone else to help you move from one place to another.


Believe, unicorns, believe.

I love this.

I love this.

2015 Goal Round Up

Goals (life, performance, professional):
– Clean 185lbs
– Continue to improve upper body pulling/pushing (strict PU/C2B/MU)
– Improve conditioning (burpee, bike, run, MAP, etc)
– Continue building mental strength for training/competition by thinking positively
– Continually seek knowledge and share that knowledge with others
– Take more opportunities to get outside in nature