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*  I just realized I never clicked “Publish” on week 6 last weekend!  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.  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.  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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Current mood: 🦄 No makeup 🐉 No hair color 🦅 No negative self-talk 🛌 Just a girl on her bed, feeling her own vibes. .. .. Magical creatures don't have to change themselves to work magic, they just 💫ARE💫 magic. Know who else is magic? 👏every 👏one 👏of 👏us. . . We are each a unique combination of skills, experiences, and interests that has never happened before. and will never happen again. That means whatever you have to contribute to the world can only come from you... and hiding means you're depriving the world of your contributions...and isn't that just selfish?🤔😉 . . So step up! Step out! How are you going to pull your weight this week? . #selfie #sundaymorning #deepthoughtswithcoachdar #curlygirl #curlyhair #bighair #backtobed #dreamcatcher
The axiom "don't meet your heroes" does not apply to @angeladuckw - what a delight it was to get to be her student! . . We use our heroes to bring out better versions of ourselves. To model the things we don't know if we're capable of. Angela modeled the kind of instructor I want to be: comfortable, funny, humble, curious, and geez is she smart! . . When have you met someone you admire who exceeded your expectations and what did you learn from them? . . #characterlab #grit #gritparagon #angeladuckworth #hero #meetyourhero #tt #throwbackthursday
How are you keeping yourself in balance? (and helping those you love to do the same?) ... So often now we hear about work/life balance - I think there's more to it than that. What about the balance of screen to sleep? Group and solo time? A balanced diet? Each of us has different needs to consider; but we're presented with information as if there's a "right" way. ... ⚖ How do you keep yourself in balance? ⚖ Where do you struggle to? ⚖ What questions come to mind when you like about juggling all the elements in your life? ... #worklifebalance #deepquestions #findbetterquestions #balance #lunaalignmentyoga #acroyoga #balance #yoga #beach #beachlife #legsfordays ... 🧘‍♀️ with me is @alliolson23 | we were studying at @luna_alignment_yoga with @talswissa |
Going into Monday like 🥊🦁 . . We've all got beasts to wrestle. Things we want to accomplish that seem to big; or inner struggles that are overwhelming. You have to believe you can do it before it becomes possible; and likely struggle before it's done. . . Step up and get after it. What beast will you tackle today? Hit up some comments... mine is below 👇 . . #eatthefrog #getafterit #lion #wrestleyourdemons #roar
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2019 you threw me for a few loops ➰➰ . I broke 2 teeth and some of my self limiting beliefs. 🤓 . I got a new car 🚗, (only) 1 black eye #bjj , and into the grad program of my dreams: Penn's Master's in Applied Positive Psychology 📚 . Some of my projects flew, and some of them failed; all of them taught me important lessons. 🤔 . I helped clients grow, change, get lean, gain self awareness and confidence. And they grew me as a coach and human being. . Coach @meganhellerer suggests in her end of year post that we name the year. 2018 was all about breaking down... 2019 is The Year That Built Me Up. 🥳 . Take a page from Megan's book: what would you name your year? Share in the comments 👇 (and follow Megan. She's a boss.) . . #2019lessons #lookingback #building #penn @uofpenn @pennsas #pennmapp #mapp15 #reflection #buildingup #nameyouryear #legsfordays #curlyhairdontcare #curlygirl