No, it doesn’t matter if you make your bed or not – Off The Mat

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No, it doesn't matter if you make your bed or not

Have you seen the commencement speech from Admiral McRaven in which he talks about the importance of making your bed? Like many things, people take this too literally. The point of the speech isn’t to say that making your bed is the basis of a successful day; rather, what makes this action a potential success booster is the MINDSET that it promotes. It’s about starting the day off by setting and completing a task. I’ll give you another example…

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Why you should keep a workout diary – Off The Mat

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Why you should keep a workout diary

This post discusses the important of keeping a workout record, so you can track your progress, plan your workouts, hold yourself accountable, and watch yourself grow.

In June I spent about a week speaking with Members of the Members’ Area. The goal was to improve the Members’ Area, but also to figure out how they were using it within their own workout programs. It was really cool to see that there were so many similarities amongst the community. Despite geographics, age, and other differences, it was relatively easy to group people into specific groups or identities.

More than the others, there was one particular group of people that had a higher level of discipline. This group of people had a set schedule for their workouts. They took the time and made the extra effort to ensure that they would be able to stick to their workouts, even with professional and familial obligations.

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Sometimes you just need to… – Off The Mat

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Sometimes you just need to…

Most of us assume that the best way to take action is to seek inspiration and get motivated, but this actually isn’t true.

Action INSPIRES motivation. And motivation inspires further action.

So do something. You might not have a plan. You might not want to take action. But if you get the ball rolling, it will eventually roll with its own momentum.

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I’m a Total Weirdo

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This week I want to tell you about a super weird habit of mine. It involves going over the top in order to ensure I have a healthy meal. For me, my health is a priority. That means I do things other people won’t in order to put my health first. That includes making health … Read More

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