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Be the Bountiful Butterfly, Not the Cranky Caterpillar

“How does one become a butterfly?”Pooh asked pensively…“You must want to fly so much that you’rewilling to give up being a caterpillar,”Piglet replied……“You mean you die?”Asked Pooh.“Yes and no” he answered.“What looks like you will die but what’s really you will live on.”-A.A. Milan, Winnie the Pooh Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Life is about… Continue reading Be the Bountiful Butterfly, Not the Cranky Caterpillar

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Why Holding on to Negative Emotions is Ruining Your Life

This is a guest post from my mentor, and founder of Orca Empire Fitness Academy, Ken Stabler. His philosophies and level of introspection have led him to be Raw & Honest with himself, his students, and his community to create a platform for growth. Enjoy! Have you ever heard people say: “You are either a… Continue reading Why Holding on to Negative Emotions is Ruining Your Life

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The 3 Exercises EVERY Desk Jockey NEEDS to Do!

If you enjoy reading these blogs, wouldn't You like to carry them with You at any time? Oh Snap, You can!! Grab your very own Compact Fulfillment Guidebook: a fancy little book by Me, for YOU!... or don't, it's your Lifestyle Choice (e-book, paperback, kindle) The average U.S. adult sits 9-10 hours Each Day Working, Watching,… Continue reading The 3 Exercises EVERY Desk Jockey NEEDS to Do!

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Didn’t Your Mother Tell You to Eat Your Damn Vegetables? Here’s the REAL Reason Why

My diet used to be absolute piss poor. There is not the slightest chance I will try and throw a curtain over my pre-collegiate habits. After 90% of highschool days, religious rides to McDonalds or the deli for a mayo slathered hard roll sandwich. To even throw more fuel in the fire, that could be… Continue reading Didn’t Your Mother Tell You to Eat Your Damn Vegetables? Here’s the REAL Reason Why

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It’s Not Just About the Exercise, It’s About the Entire Experience:

If you follow me on any social media, you may have seen that Journaling is a staple in my daily routine to keep me grounded, my pinball thoughts at bay, and a safe space to open up and think. Every now and again, I flip back through the pages to previous entries; there is a… Continue reading It’s Not Just About the Exercise, It’s About the Entire Experience:

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Finding Fortitude: The True Test of Strength

Each day presents the opportunity to enhance your lifestyle in more ways than one. Meaning that, unless your main objective is to run a highly competitive marathon, triathlon, mud run, or fitness competition, you should perform a variety of types of activity as often as possible. Appreciating the human body and its enhancement is what… Continue reading Finding Fortitude: The True Test of Strength

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14 Bodyweight Movements to Spice Up Your Warm-Ups

The most important part of the workout is the one most often skipped! It can feel like pulling teeth if it is too slow of a pace, or not preparing you for the what lies ahead in your training session. Yet, without a warm-up, the chances of injury skyrocket, performance potential decreases, overall preparedness for… Continue reading 14 Bodyweight Movements to Spice Up Your Warm-Ups

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Eccentric Training for Greater Muscular Gains and Overall Fitness; Move Slow, Get Strong

As Fast As You Can... Max Speed No Rest... As Many Rounds As Possible... No Rest Between Sets... Where is the Contrast? Training hard and getting down with the grit is important to challenge yourself in the face of discomfort. But is that the only way to do the work and improve your overall ability… Continue reading Eccentric Training for Greater Muscular Gains and Overall Fitness; Move Slow, Get Strong

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Did You Commit To Yourself 100% Today?

I love to journal. As in I LOVE to journal every day with or without structure behind why I touched my pen to the page (yes pen, no pencils here). Sometimes, a stream of thought takes control of my pen and I simply cruise along for the ride, letting my hand feel guided by the… Continue reading Did You Commit To Yourself 100% Today?

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How to Actually Perform a “Simple” Glute Bridge (Free Exercise Coaching)

Online training infographics and social media (not online coaching) workouts are usually filled with familiar exercises many people either have done or can pick up on quite easily. The only issue I have with that is nobody is truly coaching you through the movement. It may look the same at a glance, and even feel some… Continue reading How to Actually Perform a “Simple” Glute Bridge (Free Exercise Coaching)