Failures are Some of Our Greatest Forms of Feedback

Failure might be too strong of a word, but the concept is still on track.  Feedback is a good thing.  Our challenges, lack of success, or frustrations can be a great source of information. Without guidance, there is a lack of confirmation on the outcome.  Feedback is a key component in processing and evaluating effectiveness.  […]

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A Runner No More; Time To Move On

I am a runner.  It gives me an identity. It is who I am. I have been a runner for over 30 years.  (I started at birth- Haha).  I love to run, to get up early in the morning and run through neighborhoods before the world and sun wakes up. Running is a GREAT way […]

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A Limiting Belief Can be a Mindset Challenge

What we tell ourselves daily really does matter. We listen to and believe our self-talk.  This inner voice becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy. I define self-fulfilling prophecy as what happens in our lives that is influenced (positively or negatively) by our thinking.  Keeping this definition in mind; a limiting belief can be a mindset challenge. […]

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How to Persuade Yourself to Stay Motivated and Inspired

Have you ever started a new job, habit, or activity?  You are excited about all the possibilities and then after a certain amount of time, the excitement dwindles.  You are less inspired and are struggling to stay motivated.  When you feel like this, here are thoughts of how to persuade yourself to stay motivated and […]

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Why Do I Need A Class About Fitness Life Now?

Fitness Life can mean something different to each person.  People have a variety of definitions on the degree of fitness and what elements are included when you hear the word fitness.  Fitness Life By Design believes in balanced living. Balance means there are different elements working together to keep us steady and on track. The […]

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Ideas to Build Healthy Life Long Habits Now

Are you the type of person that will read something one time, try it out the next day, and then make it part of your routine and habits? If so, then yea!  However, many of us are not like that. It is hard to create new habits and stick with them.  I think of all my […]

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“If You Want Something Different, Then You Must Do Something Different”

Do we change our behavior when we want a different outcome? Or, do we keep doing the same thing over and over and obtain the same result?  Albert Einstein summarized these actions by saying “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”  I know I have been guilty of this […]

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A Coach is Your GPS – One Can Navigate Your Journey

You are ready for a trip to the beautiful mountains and views in Glacier National Park.  Once the car is packed and loaded you hop in the car and start driving.  STOP, I forgot to mention an important step.  Before you go, you put the destination in your GPS, so you know where to go.  […]

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Does your performance go down when your attitude is negative?

It can be said that attitude drives performance. Do you remember the childhood book, The Little Engine that Could? The littlest engine was able to get over the mountain because she believed she could do it.  She had the right attitude about what she was trying to accomplish.  I wonder if she would have made […]

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“When” Statements Help Us to be Prepared in Healthy Ways

We hear people say if/then statements all the time. “If” this happens, “then” I will do this. What if we changed our words to “when”?  When statements help us to be prepared in healthy ways. If is the same thing as saying, “assuming that” or “in case that”.  When we say if, does that mean […]

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