All posts by Jennifer

WHEN I STOPPED BEING THE HERO AND THE VICTIM ALL AT THE SAME TIME

“Balancing stress and recovery is critical not just in competitive sports, but also in managing energy in all facets of our lives.” The Power of Full Engagement by Tony Schwartz and Jim Loehr. Have you ever heard of the “Ripple Effect”? Can you picture throwing a stone into a smooth pool of water and what […]

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GET OUTSIDE THE GYM TO CREATE YOUR FAT LOSS LIFESTYLE

“She thinks you are a stupid sheep that is why she keeps nipping you” was the explanation by Lucy’s Obedience trainer. Wow that was an eye opening moment, talk about a little bit of an ego killer. When we added Lucy, this cute little furry addition to the family, I never thought she would equate […]

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HITTING A GATE GOT ME TO LOOK AHEAD

I hit a gate and it was the best thing that happened to me! Sound crazy?  Not to me… That day symbolizes a pivotal moment in my life.  It was another day on my bike, it was a Saturday in mid June,  so the path was crowded on Rock Creek Parkway.  For some reason I […]

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PUNISHING MYSELF WITH DIET AND EXERCISE DIDN’T CREATE MY AWESOME ARMS!

“You have awesome arms; I wish I had your arms”; “I want arms just like yours, can you help me?” “If I had arms like you, I would always wear tank tops or no sleeves.” Honestly these statements used to make me mad… at myself…. Believing I didn’t want to be noticed or seen… CRAP!!! People […]

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GYMS DON’T NEED MIRRORS THEY NEED GOOD COACHES!

Not that many years ago I remember walking into a gym scared me to death. I knew everyone was looking at me funny and they just knew I didn’t belong. And those mirrors, YIKES, I didn’t need to look in the mirrors here, they were probably just as bad as the one’s I had at […]

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