Category Archives: Goals

  1. The (Fitness) Journey Never Ends – it just changes

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    October 2, 2015 by Darlene McC

    I love my job. I love my team…. But 2 years of management has destroyed my body…2 years of devolving into who we think of as “our clients” (sedentary, bad diet, sore back, looooong stints at the computer, high stress) has taught me just as much as recovery from illness did. And the the old adage “you don’t use it you lose it” has been deeply driven home.

    Fitness isn’t a destination, just like life isn’t. It’s a process, and that’s what’s great about it. As our priorities shift and evolve, our bodies (and, in turn, minds) will as well. I’m at the crossroads where I’ve grown into my job enough that I can shift at least part of my priority back to myself and my wellness.

  2. UA5k – Week 7

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    March 17, 2013 by Darlene McC

    *GASP* ย I just realized I never clicked “Publish” on week 6 last weekend! ย Whatever shall we do? Hopefully no one …
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  3. Sketching a program

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    March 9, 2013 by Darlene McC

    Darlene here, on a train winding north and thinking about the next 3 months of training. Thought I’d share a …
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  4. UA5k Team – Week 3!

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    February 17, 2013 by Darlene McC

    Sorry this is posting so late this weekend, Amazons. ย A few of us went out last night and had a …
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  5. What Amazons Want: Get Organized

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    February 12, 2013 by Darlene McC

    2013 is 5 weeks in and we’re rolling along, tackling the biggest and most frequently set goals habit by habit. …
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  6. UA5k Team – Week 2: Baby It’s Cold Outside!

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    February 10, 2013 by Darlene McC

    If you live in the northern half of the country it’s probably cold. ย It got below 45 in LA last …
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  7. What Amazons Want: Losing Weight (Changing Your Body Composition)

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    February 5, 2013 by Darlene McC

    The #1 resolution in 2012 was to “lose weight”; but only 8% of all “resolvers” made it to the end …
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Grad school update! ๐Ÿค“ I haven't been posting often because I've been LEARNING! It's been wonderful so far, but it's also like trying to jam a watermelon into a teacup. ๐Ÿ‰๐Ÿต ๐Ÿ˜ณ My brain is so full I'm worried it will pop. What are your go-to strategies when your mind is fizzling but you still have things to accomplish? ๐Ÿ‘‡ . . #penn #pennmapp #levelup #gradstudent #gradschool #mapp15 #mappster
A little background on the positive emotion stories I've been posting. ๐Ÿ˜Ž Positive emotions are essential to our wellbeing, building personal resilience & strong communities. Have some feedback or a question suggestion? Hit up those comments ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿ‘‡ ๐Ÿค— Play along in my stories the rest of this year ๐Ÿ’— . ๐Ÿค“ #positivity #positiveemotion #positiveemotionproject #positivepsychology #mapp #mapp15 #penn #upenn #coach #coachmentality #levelup #curlyhairdontcare #curlyhair
Bringing sexy back ๐Ÿ’ช After the intensity of Sept, it feels so good to get back to routine.