Kick Start Your Week

Happy Monday everyone!

I know it’s more acceptable to have a “case of Mondays” in our tedious, on-the-go lifestyle. But why must we accept that as normal?  Can we change our perspective and create our own reality?

I think we certainly can!

Mondays are awesome

Everyday is full of opportunities to learn, to grow, to impact someone else in a positive way.

We get to choose how we spend our 24 hours.

Obviously there are things that we don’t always “love” to do but we must…this may include work at times, paying bills, doing taxes, mowing the lawn, whatever.

Our attitude – however – doesn’t need to take a nosedive through such times.  Make the most of what you have and you’ll always have in abundance.

Quick things to kick off the week on a great note:


Jen Comas is an athlete, coach, and contributing author to Girls Gone Strong.

This short piece on bullying/fitness shaming is a fresh perspective on an ever-present issue in our competitive world.

In short, understand we’re all different.  We all have different stories and different motivations.  It’s alright to have different viewpoints and programs and reasons for going to the gym.  Lift and let lift.

Check out the article HERE


Watch this: summer training throwback (featuring Deep Dish!)

We have a lot of fun at the gym while still going hard.

Check out this strength/conditioning circuit performed in the gym by one of our favorite college football players.

Moving forward:  Make a Plan

I once heard a great quote at a training conference by a successful collegiate coach; “Plan the work, then work the plan.”

Things will always arise and require us to modify on the fly, but having a plan will provide a road map to where we want to go.

Sit down and take 10-15 minutes to make a plan for the week, or even just tomorrow.

What will your day look like?

What will you eat? (having a meal plan will help overcome lack of will power, especially on long, busy days)

When will you train/exercise?

Who do you need to spend time with or connect with over the phone?

Write it all down, follow your plan, and tweak when life necessitates.  But make your own plan and then get to work.

Be blessed this week!


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