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...
Mar 25, 2013
On this tour, I’ve received the most extraordinary reception. The kindness and generosity from people I meet along the way has been astounding.
The other day when in Saskatoon, I went into Dairy Queen for a salad (it was the only thing available within a 2 block radius and it was 9°!), and I started chatting with the manager. I told her why I was in town, and she chimed in with, “I...
Mar 21, 2013
I’ve wrapped up the first 3 bootcamps and now I’m on my way to Saskatoon!
No big deal, but they may have me on TV tomorrow. Just sayin… ;) I’ll take pictures!
What I’m working on right now is finding the balance between saying yes to all these amazing experiences, and making sure I have enough time to myself to avoid burn out.
So I’ve talked to you all about how I’m...
Mar 18, 2013
Hello, everyone! The tour is off to a great start, and I can’t wait to go international with this thing (Burnaby tonight!).
And at the same time, I’m struggling.
The morning I left to drive up to Northern California, I got a text from my Mom that said, “Grandpa’s in the hospital. He had a seizure and they’re not sure what’s wrong.”
Luckily, Northern California is...
Mar 13, 2013
Psst! If you’re not into reading more about The 30×30 Project right now, that’s cool. Just go ahead and skip this post and wait for next week’s- we’ll have some more actionable health content for you then. No hard feelings. :)
I’m sitting here in my room on the last night in LA with the door closed.
Rick is outside, working away on some recordings.
And I’m here....
Mar 11, 2013
Instead of writing today’s post, I thought I’d film the whole thing.
So here goes…
So sorry, guys. I had to take the video off Youtube because of the song…
So please enjoy it on vimeo!
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The 30×30 Project tour starts this week, and so does a new chapter for Strong...
Mar 8, 2013
The last few weeks, I’ve been struggling to find a way to make this movement more tangible.
I’ve been telling my story, but I hadn’t yet discovered how I could take that story and create lasting change within individuals beyond inspiring them to donate. I don’t want to go into these cities and simply teach a class and leave; I want to help create lasting change.
And then I started...
Mar 5, 2013
Workout video: Done!
Check one thing off the life list.
I found out pretty late in the game that the video was happening, so I ended up tacking on a 2nd 30-day challenge to January’s Keep Going 30-Day Challenge. I’ve been on more than a 60-day challenge! …well, I may have taken a couple days in between to have a few cookies…
I kicked my a** for this video. I trained unlike...
Mar 1, 2013
As a trainer, I hear every day how unhappy people are with themselves:
There’s just this roll here…
My arms are too small…
I just can’t lose the weight…
…and I always try to get them to look on the bright side. It’s my job, yes, and I do have to be able to coach them to results no matter what their goals, but this is actually a crucial step of the process.
Feb 26, 2013
First off, let me just say that I was blown away by the response from the last post.
At least one person from every single city on the list except for Austin, Seattle and Orlando reached out to try to coordinate a space for The 30×30 Bootcamp.
I don’t know if you guys realize just how grateful I am to have you in my community. This movement is you! I just am in awe of all the kindness and...
Feb 22, 2013
The day has come: it’s time to announce our first half of the tour!
Now, before I do, let me leave you all in a little suspense as I explain the generosity that made this all possible…
So, half of the project’s preparation went to the video and the crowd-funding that are now just about done (working on getting those last perks out to you guys).
The other half, however, was in reaching...
Feb 18, 2013
You have to be ok with not being ok.
As much as I say that, putting it into practice is a whole other ball game.
Recently, I’ve been trying to get all my locations set and I’ve been making some headway thanks to some amazingly supportive people all over North America (more on that on Friday :)). I have a lot of people I’m still waiting to hear back from…
And I’ve realized...
Feb 14, 2013
Yay, it’s a fitness post!
I’m always talking about goals goals goals because I know, in my life, how crucial they are to keeping me motivated.
I just opened up a special Facebook group to some of The 30×30 donors and so far, two people are in race training for Spring races.
Training for a race is one of the best forms of motivation. If you’re starting out in exercise, nothing will...
Feb 11, 2013
There’s a major surprise about 30×30 at the end of this post, so please do read through until the end!
PART I: BEFORE THE END
It’s 6:15 pm and I’m sitting in the same place, in the same position, in the same clothes as I was at 6:15 am.
It’s the last day of the campaign, and I’m sweating bullets.
So far, we’ve raised $2,748 in the last 13 hours.
Feb 8, 2013
I want to talk about something that applies to you today. Yes, you.
No matter who you are or where you’re at, today I’m talking directly to you. Just you and me.
There has doubtless been a point in your life when you thought everything you worked hard for was over.
You failed miserably at something you set out to do.
You backtracked on your healthy eating plan one weekend and felt like all...