Weight Loss True Grit

got gritIf you are trying to lose weight, you need to ask yourself if you have the “grit” to do it. Grit is what sets apart the truly successful from the rest of us. I’ve started thinking more about grit — and if I have enough of it to get to goal — after watching a Spartan Up podcast featuring Dr. Angela Duckworth, a top expert on all things gritty. Read More


Weight Loss: How Mentally Tough Are You?

Embracing the suck! I need to stop whining and restart my outdoor 5k training, regardless of the temperature. Adversity in any form makes me stronger! Image courtesy of Freedigitalphoto.net and papaija2008.

Embracing the suck! I need to stop whining and restart my outdoor 5k training, regardless of the temperature. Adversity in any form makes me stronger! Image courtesy of Freedigitalphoto.net and papaija2008.

Lately I’ve whined to the hubby a lot about the weather. You see, it’s just too cold to go outside to train for my 5k. Sure, I could go to the gym and run on the treadmill, but I hate running on a machine. My solution? No running.

Ugh!

During yesterday’s snowstorm, I sat down and listened to a great new podcast — Spartan Up. Produced by the creator of the Spartan Race, the podcast focuses on success and “everything required to create it.” Featuring interviews with successful people from all walks of life (authors, athletes, CEOs, explorers, etc.), one particular episode really hit me hard. Read More