May 16, 2013
I did it! I traveled for 2 months straight without getting sick!
A little allergy action (Midwest, you’re killing me!), but beyond that, I’m up to speed and my energy hasn’t faltered that much at all.
In fact, I’m hearing this in every city:
“How do you have so much energy right now?”
…usually in a fascinated, envious tone… like Ursula telling Ariel that she...
May 13, 2013
As we near the end of The Suck It, Temptation! Challenge, I have something to share with you.
I started the challenge because I was eating like crap. I was taking every opportunity that came my way because my mind was in when-am-I-ever-gonna-get-this-chance-again mode.
And I’m pleased to say that I am back down to (pret-ty close to) the size I was when I left just by moderating my opportunities to...
May 9, 2013
We’re talking about BHAGs today!
No clue what that means?
Jamila Payne from Soul Purpose Company is here to tell us exactly what that means and how she carried her “best year ever” into her now-extraordinary life. QUEEN of BHAGs right here!
BHAG stands for Big Hairy Audacious Goals, which is something we know very well here at Strong Inside Out. I’m always talking about dreaming...
May 6, 2013
Everyone’s experienced it.
That dreadful feeling of walking into a room of people you don’t know.
You’re the new guy. You’re the one new eyes scan for signs of weakness or recognition.
You’re the one who’s being judged for worth-of-breath-expelled, and if you fail, you’re sentenced to the torture of roaming the room alone with that uncomfortable semi-smile and...
May 2, 2013
I’m writing from my amazing fully-furnished, luxury apartment, courtesy of Oakwood Apartments Worldwide. Thank you thank you thank you to Ana, Phoebe, Rob and Matthew at Oakwood for donating 4 nights at their centrally-located, fully decked-out Midtown location to The 30×30 Project. I am beyond grateful.
For more information about my beautiful NYC digs, click here.
I’m in NYC for the...
Apr 29, 2013
I was running a little late to the bus station in Hartford, Connecticut today after a bangarang class of 52 bootcampers!
After sweating out everything in me, talking with everyone and listening to their inspirational personal stories, and a few days of rough and tumble meet & greets, I think my brain went into zone-out mode as it tends to do. I become kind of half-awake as I make my way slowly where I...
Apr 25, 2013
Someone said something to me today that nearly knocked the wind out of me.
I’m staying in New Hampshire at the moment, readying myself for a four-in-a-rower starter this Friday (Dedham, Rye, Hartford, NYC), and chilling out with my soon-to-be-family.
Across the street lives a man that my fiance has been very close to his whole life. Almost like an uncle.
He’s out in his yard daily, trimming,...
Apr 22, 2013
Ever wonder how to progress your bodyweight workout without adding equipment?
Well, today, my good sir, we are going to show you exactly how to do that.
My buddy, Vic Magary, is in the house! While I was in Columbus, Ohio, Vic and I teamed up to show you the full gamut of 3 common strength moves, and how you can progress from novice to pro.
Why, you ask, should I worry about progression? I like my same...
Apr 18, 2013
As of Atlanta, I am halfway through my 30-city tour to bring awareness and funds to the amazing charity, To Write Love On Her Arms!
When I set out to travel across North America, I didn’t know what to expect. I expected some things that didn’t come through, but then other things I hadn’t expected pleasantly surprised me.
I’ve learned so much over this past month (yes, it’s only been a month!)...
Apr 15, 2013
Today, you stop waiting for permission.
Today, you start giving yourself permission.
So many people wait their whole lives for word to start.
They want a sign. They want a push. They want an offer.
Most of us will never get it. Most of us will never be pulled into our ideal lives.
Right now, I want you to realize that this moment can be the one you’ve been waiting for.
If you want to get healthy,...
Apr 11, 2013
A quick note: if you tend to obsess over eating or have any kind of eating disorder, skip this post today and I’ll see you next time. :)
I’m not gonna lie: along this tour, it’s been difficult to make healthy choices.
Yes, I’m a trainer. I eat healthy. I know exactly what happens to my blood sugar, energy and body fat content when I eat unhealthy…
But in Vancouver, hot...
Apr 8, 2013
Hello from Milwaukee!
Milwaukee is one of the many cities I’ve never been to before. I didn’t know what to expect, so I didn’t expect very much.
I got here early on Friday morning after a long night of bootcamping, meetup-ing and video-ing in Chicago w/Mr. Impossible. On 3 hours of sleep, I rolled into Milwaukee off the very short flight (15 minutes in the air) and waited for my co-host,...
Apr 3, 2013
I’m on this amazing adventure, and I am full of gratitude and energy. Sometimes I feel like it’s not even possible to have negativity enter my state at all.
I think back to all those times I felt down, and I start questioning why I couldn’t just get over it then because of how strong I’m feeling now.
I feel so powerful and infallible. Invincible even. Nothing bad will ever...
Apr 1, 2013
Welcome TWLOHA blog readers! It was such an honor to be featured on the twloha site last week. If you missed it, please do check it out and give it a little tweet action if you dig it…
Hello from United flight #6453!
I’m on my way to Minneapolis from Denver right now, and I find that I’m experiencing this same feeling in nearly every city I visit. This bit of sadness to be leaving the...
Mar 28, 2013
When I was in the hospital, one of the silliest parts for me at the time was “creative time.”
“What are we, in kindergarten?” I thought to myself as we headed into a classroom with long tables; crayons, pencils, watercolors strewn about over all of them as if 5-year-olds had been called out for a fire drill. We were told to have a seat and grab a piece of...