Relentless Positivity

Interesting research (part 1)

  Every week I go through and check out some of the latest research that is being done in health and fitness. My favorite sources are professional magazines I get, research websites, and talking to other people in the industry. I wanted to share a few interesting...

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This made me quit whining

Our church collects food for the food pantry at St. Paul United Methodist Church. People come and drop their food off at our church once a month and it is my job to collect all of it to bring to St. Paul’s.   Maybe takes me a couple of hours to do, but I was really...

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What I learned from a hermit

I just got finished reading "The Stranger in the Woods" subtitle The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit by Michale Finkel. Really interesting book about a man who lived in the woods in Maine for 27 years without speaking to anyone. Spoiler alert, it gets...

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What I shared on the news

Had a great time going on the news this weekend to talk about beating the winter blues. It is a tough stretch of the year when it is dark, cold, and rainy almost every day it seems like. Then you throw in the fact that people on TV are dying of tragic, Crock Pot...

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Random Friday Thoughts

Wanted to share a few random thoughts I had yesterday. Maybe they can help you, maybe they will make you think. Either way, I would appreciate feedback on whether or not you like the shorter hits on a few topics as opposed to one longer post on...

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Adventure Hiking Classes Are Back

We are bringing back one of our most popular classes. It is time for our: Adventure Hiking Classes! We did these the past few years and everyone always has a blast. The very first hike will be on Saturday, February 10th at 9am. What to expect: -Gain strength and...

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The CRAP Detox that is sweeping the nation

There are a lot of detox options out there. Some good, some bad, some really off the wall. There is actually an Ice Cream Detox out there where you only eat 5 pints of special ice cream. Seems legit. If you are looking for way to give your body a little bit of a break...

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I got called out for dirty dancing by a Harlem Globetrotter

For Christmas my in-laws got my son 4 tickets to see the Harlem Globetrotters. Since he can’t drive, my wife and I got to go and also bring his friend DT. And these were awesome seats! As it would turn out, a little too good… The Globetrotters are phenomenal athletes...

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I Have A Decided Heart

Not too long ago, I wrote about defeated questions. It was a concept I got from Andy Andrews’ book “Mastering The Seven Decisions”. On Saturday I used a concept I used from Andrews’ book "The Traveler’s Gift". That is where the 7 decisions come from. This particular...

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If they can do it, so can I

The weather was awesome yesterday! So weird to have the city shut down one day from snow/ice and then three days later have it be sunshine and in the 60s. I'll take it. I had the opportunity to go for a hike yesterday and it reminded me of one my favorite books about...

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Why am I so fat?

Do you ever ask yourself that dreaded question, “Why am I so fat?” Or maybe you ask yourself some other similar, negative question. “Why am I so stupid?” “Why can’t I do anything right?” “Why can’t I eat healthy?” Ask yourself this question. Are these helping you get...

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Snowed in temptation, Navy SEALs, and calluses

Just over here planning out my son’s day since he is missing school again. I am so jealous! Seems like I hardly ever had school cancelled back in the day. And also planning out a game plan for staying healthy while being snowed in. This half-inch of snow is shutting...

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What MLK's right hand man has to do with you

We've all heard of Martin Luther King Jr. and all that he did to advance the civil rights movement. How much do you know about Ralph Abernathy? Dr. King was the fire, passion, motivation, and the face of the movement but it would not have worked without Ralph...

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The Power of the Mighty Checklist

"Discipline is hard - harder than trustworthiness and skill and perhaps even selflessness. We are by nature flawed and inconstant creatures. We can't even keep from snacking in between meals. We are not built for discipline. We are built for novelty and excitement,...

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"I can't" versus "I don't. Which one is worse?

I was listening to the Art of Manliness podcast because I train women all day and need to do things to boost my testosterone. And the guest that day was Jeff Haden, author of the book The Motivation Myth: How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up To Win. There were...

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