How to Build Willpower: A 4-Step System to Fight Temptation

Willpower is a fragile thing. Subjected to stress, sleep deprivation, or simple visual triggers, it disappears, our resolutions evaporating in the face of reality. You’ve likely experienced this (along with a subsequent dose of guilt) — a brief argument with your partner turns into a consolation drink, a late night…

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How to Succeed in the WLC: Focus on Consistency, Not Results

A few weeks into the Whole Life Challenge, you will likely see some significant changes. Focusing on quality food choices, smart exercise choices, and even smarter recovery choices will, without a doubt, impact your health, fitness, and well-being. It’s very cool to see the number on the scale going down,…

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How to Get Your Partner to Play the WLC (Without Nagging)

When your partner or spouse doesn’t want to do something, no amount of cajoling or nagging can convince them. Our house is filled with giant collections of comics. I’ve tried over the years, but each time I pick up a comic book, I get distracted by the art and can’t…

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Here’s How to Turn Your Journal Into an Adventure

Journals have been around since pen and paper were invented. Explorers, scientists, and artists have long kept diligent records of their journeys and creations. It’s been said that only by knowing where you are will you get to where you want to go. And, as it turns out — the…

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DOMS 101: What It Is and How to Deal with It

If you’re new to the fitness world, you may not have heard of DOMS before. But chances are decent that you will experience it firsthand at some point in your health and wellness journey. As you become more experienced at exercise, you’ll get better at gauging your intensity and workload, but in the…

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Why You Need to Put Yourself First and How to Do It

Before I had my daughter in 2005, at age 32, I spent my time boxing, surfing, traveling the world as part of my job with a tour operator, and fixing up a dilapidated beach house with my husband. I had lots of fun, but spent very little time doing things…

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