September FitFluential Challenge: #FFSteps

I hope everyone’s September is off to a great start! As you probably already know, I am an ambassador for FitFluential, which is a really great community of fitness-minded people. Every month FitFluential hosts a challenge as motivation to those working on their fitness. I don’t always post the challenge (often because I have other posts scheduled), but I love this month’s challenge too much to not share.

I’ve posted before on Instagram and Facebook how much I love my Fitbit. I got my first one five years ago (or thereabouts, it was before I met Joe), and I love watching the steps add up. This month’s FitFluential Challenge is to aim for 10,000 steps per day, so of course I’m on board!

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From the FitFluential challenge page:

Why 10,000 steps a day? According to the American Heart Association, 10,000 steps  is the metric guideline to follow for improving health and decreasing risk of heart disease, the number one killer of men and women in America. If you’re already blasting through 10,000 steps, we’re challenging you to aim for 12,000 or 15,000! Track your steps using an activity tracker and you’ll see how many steps you’re taking each day – and how many more you need to take to reach your 10,000 step goal! This FitFluential Challenge is all about getting up and getting active throughout the day, because sitting down isn’t doing any wonders for your physique.

You can rack up these steps by running or walking and if you have a smartphone you may have an app on your phone that tracks steps even if you don’t have a Fitbit!

If you’re game for joining, don’t forget to post on social media with #FFSteps. I’m going to shoot for 12,000 steps per day since 10,000 is usually not a problem for me. The biggest hurdle is going to be while we’re on the boat for Labor Day, but even then I think I can do it if I put my mind to it.

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Check out the official challenge page to download a copy of the calendar and get all the details.

Are you going to join the #FFSteps challenge? What is your goal?

xoxo,
Becki

Cape Cod, Coconut & The Final Days of Summer

The final days of summer are upon us. While summer technically doesn’t end for almost another month, the end of August and beginning of September seem to usher in the changing of seasons. Students of all ages are starting back to school, football season has started, and Labor Day is less than a week away.

A lot of people are excited for the change of seasons and, admittedly, I love fall. This year though I resolved to make good use of the summer weather and spend as much time as possible outside. So while I am looking forward to my high school reunion, Halloween, and all things fall, I’m not ready for any of them quite yet.

This past weekend Joe and I decided to make the most of the last weekend of August to head to Cape Cod on a mini vacation. It was incredibly relaxing and just what we both needed.

We drove down late Friday night to avoid traffic and slept in on Saturday. After coffee and oatmeal, we ran some errands (including picking up lunch at my absolute favorite place on the Cape – Idgy’s Gluten Free restaurant), then spent several hours on the beach.

Beach (2)Sunday we slept in again and decided to head to Idgy’s for breakfast. I can’t tell you how much of a relief it is to go to a restaurant and know that every single thing there is safe for you to eat. I was also really touched by the drawings on the wall from several of the younger Idgy’s patrons who have been gluten free their entire lives (or close to it). My favorite said: “Idgy’s – where being gluten free is the norm.”

Idgy's (2)After Idgy’s we decided to spend what was turning into quite a hot day by the waterfront in nearby Hyannis. There was a local festival happening with artists, music, and lots of vendors. We strolled along the waterfront and then spent some time in a used bookstore. Of course I had to have photos of some of the local flair, including a very lazy bear and a nonjudgmental cupcake store.

Hyannis (2)After leaving Hyannis we made one final stop at Idgy’s (yes, for the third time) and got food for back at the Cape house. There we relaxed, cleaned, and waited for traffic to die down before heading back to Boston.

This morning I wasn’t quite ready to let our mini vacation (or summer) go just yet. While everyone else is excited about #pumpkinspiceeverything I’m still feeling the flavors of island living. Okay, so I’ve never lived on an island, but you get what I’m saying. Summer = beach = island. Something like that.

Nothing screams summer and the beach to me more than coconut. It’s always been one of my favorite flavors and I luckily had a carton of Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Coconut Milk thanks to my partnership with Blue Diamond and Almond Breeze. I knew just what to do that would get me back on track with my eating post-vacation while still giving me those tropical flavors I love.

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With just 45 calories per 8oz. serving, I knew that adding the Vanilla Almond Coconut milk to a smoothie would be a great way to start my day. Add to that some ginger to add a little spice and a banana (because what goes better with coconut than banana?) and you have the beginnings of a truly awesome breakfast.

Coconut Cream Protein Smoothie

1 serving

  • 8 oz Almond Breeze Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Coconut Milk
  • 1 serving vanilla protein powder (I used two scoops of Arbonne Vanilla protein because it smells and tastes like cake mix)
  • 1 medium banana
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender (I love my Ninja blender for this) and blend until smooth.

Talk about summer flavors! The only thing that could have made it more tropical is a little bit of pineapple juice or some coconut flakes to go on top. Hmm, maybe I’ll be making a grocery store pit stop on the way home tonight. After all, who says we have go give up on summer so soon?

What are your favorite summer flavors? Have you moved onto fall flavors or are you holding on for dear life to the summer?

This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

xoxo,
Becki

Mocha Peanut Butter Muffins

I’m back today with a recipe for Recipe Thursday (it’s been a while). Over the weekend I made a healthier version of Mocha Peanut Butter Muffins for Joe’s birthday because we’re both trying to get a bit healthier. I shared a couple of photos to Instagram and Facebook and people kept asking for recipe. I’m always happy to oblige.

Before I share the recipe, a few disclaimers. This was the first attempt at making these muffins gluten free. I’ve heavily adapted a recipe I used a few years ago, which is posted on my old blog (I bet most of you didn’t know there was an old blog — don’t worry, I never talk about it and sometimes I forget it existed). They also contain protein powder, which makes them dense. That’s great if you’re looking for something filling, but if you’re looking for light and fluffy this isn’t it.

What you will get from these muffins is chocolatey, peanut-buttery goodness. Though next time I think I’ll use instant coffee in the batter instead of brewed coffee in an attempt to get the flavor to really come through.

Without further ado…

Mocha Peanut Butter MuffinsMocha Peanut Butter Muffins – Gluten Free

  • 2 c. Bob’s Red Mill All Purpose Gluten Free Baking Mix
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 c. Musselman’s Original Applesauce
  • 2 Tbsp Fage Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup brewed coffee (room temperature)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 Tbsp Pb2 (reconstituted with water)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 6 Tbsp Teddie Peanut Natural Butter
  • 2 scoops Arbonne Chocolate Protein powder*
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degress. Line a muffin tin with paper liners or, if you’re like me and have some of these fantastic non-stick silicone baking cups, line them up on a sheet pan.

In a stand mixer or mixing bowl, combine applesauce, coconut oil, yogurt, prepared PB2, and sugar. Add eggs, vanilla, and room temperature coffee and mix well. In a separate bowl combine flour, protein powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. With the mixer on low, slowly add dry mixture to wet mixture just until incorporated, increasing speed to medium if necessary.

Fill 12 muffin liners and top each with 1/2 Tbsp natural peanut butter.

At this point they kind of look like chocolate peanut butter cups, mmmm!

At this point they kind of look like chocolate peanut butter cups, mmmm!

Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Allow to cool and enjoy!

Mocha Peanut Butter Muffins*Disclaimer: I am an Arbonne Independent Consultant. You may choose to use a different chocolate protein powder if you wish, but the sugar ratio is based on the inherent sweetness of this protein powder. This is also the reason I did not add extra cocoa powder. I cannot attest to how this recipe might turn out with a different chocolate protein powder. Arbonne Chocolate Protein powder is certified gluten free and vegan.

Using the brands I’ve listed in the ingredients, these muffins clock in at 196 calories each with 8g of protein, 25g of carbohydrates, 8g of fat, and 3g of fiber.

Healthy, Low-Sugar Snacking with Blue Diamond Almonds

You all know that I’m working to get back on track with my fitness and weight loss and a huge part of that is what I’m eating. Now that I’m back in an office setting, it’s so important that I really keep an eye on making sure I’m making healthy choices and not just eating whatever is hanging around the office (why do people keep bringing in chocolate?!).

As a Blue Diamond ambassador* I received a couple of really great flavors to try this month: Oven Roasted Blueberry and Salted Caramel. When I first saw the flavors I was anticipating the need to make them a treat rather than a staple in my diet, so imagine my surprise (and glee) when I realized they were not only delicious, but still a healthy option!

The Salted Caramel almonds were simply addictive. I kept them on our kitchen table and nibbled on them while doing food prep and while baking the newest version of my Mocha Peanut Butter Muffins (recipe coming soon!).

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The combination of salty and sweet felt sinful, but these guys have only 3g of sugar per serving! They also have 6g of protein per serving so they not only satisfied my sweet tooth, but kept me full while I finished my food prep. I started dreaming of all the wonderful things I can do with these in various recipes, but let’s just say I never got around to any of that before finishing the container.

The Oven Roasted Blueberry almonds just screamed breakfast to me (honestly, blueberry anything screams breakfast to me), so I took these to work to snack on in the mornings.

20150824_083317At 5g of protein per serving, they were a great way to start my day. These have a little more sugar than the Salted Caramel, but not much (6g per serving) so I still felt good about including them in my healthy eating plan. I also loved that there are no artificial colors or flavors in these, so I know the blueberry I’m tasting is actually blueberry.

I also didn’t get around to putting these in any recipes before finishing off the bag at work, but I’m thinking of putting my next bag in my Ninja blender and turning the almonds into almond flour for pancakes or muffins. Talk about punching up the flavor!

How do you satisfy your sweet tooth without going overboard on sugar?

xoxo,
Becki

*This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almonds. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

The Expert on Your Body Is You

People have asked me whether there are topics or people I don’t discuss on the blog, for the sake of privacy. The short answer is: of course!  The longer answer is that this blog focuses on just a portion of my life and people in it. Some people don’t want their names and faces out there and some topics either don’t feel relevant or feel just a little too personal.

I wasn’t sure whether to write today’s post because it falls into the latter category. I made the decision to post not only because women’s health is incredibly relevant to overall wellness (and therefore this blog), but also because I think my experience has the potential to help someone else, even if it is a little personal.

You may remember a few months ago when I was in the ER with debilitating abdominal pain and vomiting. All signs pointed to gallstones — so much that a surgical team had already been put together and briefed. When my ultrasound was negative for stones, I was sent home and told to follow up with my primary care doctor.

For the next few days the pain gradually subsided so when I saw a nurse at my primary care office they chalked it up to IBS. Knowing my body and what IBS feels like, I knew that wasn’t the only issue, but I went on my way grateful the pain was gone.

Almost exactly a month after the first one, I had my second gallbladder attack. This one was in many ways more intense than the first. I knew what was happening and there was nothing I could do about it. I briefly considered going to the hospital, but had a suspicion it would have the same (expensive) outcome with no answers. So I dealt with the pain along with my new symptom of extreme acid reflux. For four days I couldn’t get rid of the acid reflux. It was so bad that when I ate or drank anything (literally anything) it would trigger intense head pain as well.

Finally that subsided on the 4th of July (thankfully) after lots of antacids and misery. Given the cyclical nature of what I had been experiencing, I started looking back at the previous two months. I had already been tracking my food to see if I could find any triggers (I couldn’t), but what I did realize was that I had started a new birth control the same month as my first attack.

I hadn’t given it much thought because it was a kind I used in college (NuvaRing) and the only issue I had then was extreme headaches. A doctor at my primary care doctor’s office had prescribed it because there was such a long wait for me to get in to get an IUD.

My appointment for the IUD was scheduled for early August, so I didn’t replace the NuvaRing at the end of July. It was the first month with no gallbladder attack.

As it turns out, gallbladder programs are a rare but serious risk of using NuvaRing. 

When I went in to meet with the OB/GYN for my IUD, I explained to her what had been happening and she was very quick to agree that it was the NuvaRing causing my problems.

She said that the estrogen in NuvaRing causes issues related to the gallbladder and acid reflux in some women, particularly those who may already be estrogen dominant. Luckily, the IUD I was getting contains no estrogen. My doctor made it clear that I should stay away from estrogen moving forward.

I was both relieved to know that (hopefully) my gallbladder issues are behind me and frustrated that none of the doctors or nurses I saw in the ER or in follow-up mentioned this could be an issue. This is particularly frustrating because I went to the ER at the same hospital group that prescribed my NuvaRing so the prescription was on my main medical record that was pulled up multiple times while I was at the ER and again when I went in for follow-up.

While I certainly understand that doctors can’t catch everything or know every single drug interaction and side effect, it is frustrating that no one caught it. As convinced as the doctors were in the ER that it was gallstones, and as shocked as they were when it wasn’t, you would think one of them would have thought to ask me again about prescriptions I’m taking or look at my chart for that info rather than sending me on my way with prescriptions for antacids and pain.

The point of this story is to tell you to be an advocate for yourself when it comes to your medical care. If you don’t feel like something is right or that there may be more to what is going on with you, speak up. Whether we want to admit it or not, women are often undermined when it comes to medical issues. We’re seen as worriers and hypochondriacs (think about the history of hysteria) and often times our concerns are swept under the rug.

I’m living proof that those rare but serious side effects really can happen. Don’t let a doctor dismiss your concerns because what you’re saying is unlikely. A doctor may be an expert in medicine, but you are the expert on your own body.

It’s up to you to fight for you.

xoxo,
Becki

Stretching Outside My Comfort Zone

After yesterday’s post, and all of the amazing support I received from you all, I was pumped for my first night at my new gym. I arrived just before 5:30 (after a few delays after work) and completed all my paperwork.

By 5:45 I was changed and out on the gym floor. I started on the ARC trainer and realized my foot wasn’t going to have it (more on that injury another time). So instead of toughing it out, I did 5 minutes for a warmup and made my way over to the functional training area.

After three sets of a quick strength circuit I was honestly feeling a little overwhelmed and out of place. I wasn’t sure where different equipment was located or what the atmosphere of this particular gym would accommodate (are wall slams appropriate if you see the balls?).

I briefly considered calling it a day, but instead decided to step outside my comfort zone. I checked the group fitness schedule and saw Body Jam was starting at 6:30. With several friends who are obsessed with Jam and another who also teaches it, I decided to make the leap.

Comfort ZoneNow something you should know about me is that I haven’t generally been much of a group fitness person. In the last year or so I’ve taken some spin classes I loved, but that’s about it. So needless to say, it was a stretch for me to go to Body Jam.

Getting outside my comfort zone is what it took for me to lose weight after college. I had to do things I had never done before, try foods I had never tried before, and really branch out. The same is true as I’m getting back on the fitness wagon. What I’ve been doing hasn’t been working, so it’s time to try something new.

I loved Body Jam. Sure, it was humbling to realize that despite always thinking I have good rhythm it turns out I have absolutely none at all, but I had a blast. My foot felt fine throughout the class, I was dripping with sweat, and I was so proud of myself when I actually remembered a move.

Even though the class kept me at the gym later than I planned, it is going to become part of my weekly Monday routine and I’m determined to get better. I’ve needed a new challenge that isn’t as hard on my body as marathon training, and this is a great start.

I can’t tell you how excited I am to be getting back into a routine. I was on cloud nine after the gym last night and I can’t wait to get back there tonight for spin. Here’s to not only stepping outside your comfort zone, but making a decision to live there.

Have you ever tried Body Jam or another dance-based fitness class? What can you do this week to step outside of your comfort zone?

xoxo,
Becki

Getting Back on the Fitness Wagon

I missed all last week posting to the blog, but it was for a good cause; my best friend Janice was in town last weekend and the beginning of last week!

We spent those precious few days doing as much as we possibly could and so by the time she and her boyfriend left on Tuesday evening, I was pooped. Not to mention we had our biggest event of the year at work Monday-Wednesday. Cue the rest of the week being fairly lazy.

After recharging from the week, I made some oven dried cherry tomatoes on Saturday. Because people have been asking, I brushed them with just a little bit of olive oil, sprinkled on some thyme, and baked them at 250 degrees for around 4 hours. They turned out amazing!

PhotoGrid_1439816557154Then on Sunday I did my food prep for the rest of the week: baked chicken breast, roasted vegetables (broccoli, squash, zucchini, bell peppers, onions, green beans and sweet potatoes), and frozen bananas for my morning protein smoothies. It only took me around two hours for everything and I’m excited to have everything planned out for the week.

PhotoGrid_1439816434045I’ve talked recently about recommitting to old goals and a lot of that has to do with my own goals that have fallen by the wayside. To be blunt, injuries have sidelined a lot of my physical activity and my nutrition went to pot. I’ve put on some weight and I’m not happy with where I am.

So in addition to making sure my meals are on point this week, I’m joining a local gym. In a move that shocks no one, I’m joining Healthworks!

You may remember that my first personal training position was at Healthworks in Chestnut Hill and while I am not joining that gym in particular, I’m excited to rejoin the Healthworks family as a member rather than an employee.

I considered joining Planet Fitness (because $10/month is appealing), but upon realizing that they don’t have most of the equipment I use for functional training, I knew it wasn’t really an option. Now that I’ve officially decided to join Healthworks, I’m really looking forward to all the available equipment, group fitness classes, and certainly the sauna.

I’ve been able to do several workouts at home, but I just don’t have enough equipment for me to hit the goals I want to hit. I’m also excited to make the trip to the gym part of my daily commute. The location I’ve chosen (Coolidge Corner) is accessible by two of the trains that leave from BC.

This means every evening (I’m just not a morning workout person) I’ll be able to stop on my way home and workout. Not only will I never have an excuse to not go, it will break up my commute so it doesn’t feel as long. This was a strategy I used when I first joined a gym back in 2010 at the start of my weight loss journey.

So get ready for more food and fitness updates while I work my booty (and belly, thighs, arms, you get the picture) off.

What are your best strategies when you’ve fallen off the fitness wagon?

xoxo,
Becki

Boston 2024: No More

I love the Olympics. Ever since I was a kid growing up just north of Atlanta in Western North Carolina, I’ve been enthralled. I was nine years old during the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta and I remember watching the gymnasts and swimmers in particular and wanting so much to see the Olympics live.

Fast forward to last December when the official proposal for Boston to host the Olympics was submitted. As a Boston resident for almost 10 years and someone who loves the Olympics, you would assume my reaction would have been excitement.

Instead, I told Joe that we had 10 years to move before the 2024 Olympics took over the city.

So why was I against the Olympics coming to my city and so incredibly relieved when Boston withdrew its bid to host?

Don’t get me wrong, it would have been amazing to have an opportunity to attend the 2024 Summer Olympics. The Olympics in Boston would have probably also helped the city with some of the infrastructure problems that come from such an aging system.

After watching the Boston Olympics debate (there’s time I’ll never get back), it became clear that no one really knew the full impact of what it would mean to host the Olympics.

How much would it cost taxpayers? How bad would traffic be for the next 10 years while we deal with construction? Would the pop-up stadiums actually be used after the Olympics or just a waste of space and money?

The biggest issue for me though is that when you have a city that is absolutely passionate about sports and incredibly proud of its history (and never shies away from a chance to toot its own horn), yet the majority of the residents don’t want what is arguably the most famous sporting event in the world to be held on its doorstep, you have a problem.

Public support is necessary for something as big as the Olympics. Public buy-in should have been the first step. Especially in a city where we’ve seen the failure of previous construction promises (Big Dig, anyone?), saying you’re going to improve infrastructure needed a bit more hashing out for the public to get on board.

The good thing about having the Olympics in town is that it would have placed a deadline on all of these infrastructure projects that certainly need to happen. After the complete shut down of the MBTA for several days this winter, there was never any doubt about that.

The benefits for the average resident should have been spelled out in huge, bold letters and the potential costs should have been spelled out and addressed from the beginning. It would have been great to have a bit of extra money to help with the repairs that will still need to happen eventually, but for most people the costs outweighed the benefits.

If there’s one thing Boston isn’t afraid to do it’s speak up when it doesn’t support something. Whether that’s a tax on tea or the Olympics coming to town, Bostonians are going to speak up.

Watching the Olympics in person is still on my Bucket List, and maybe someday I’ll get to cross it off, but I’m relieved that won’t be in Boston in 2024.

What’s your take on Boston’s Olympic bid and ultimately withdrawing from the race?

xoxo,
Becki

Blue Diamond Artisan Nut Thins

You know you’re onto something good when your friends from other states start “blaming” you for their newest addiction, just ask my friend Courtney from North Carolina.

She recently shared a photo on Instagram of Blue Diamond Nut Thins and tagged me as the culprit who got her addicted. I gratefully accept the blame on this one because they’re just that good and who wouldn’t want to be responsible for bringing such joy to someone’s life?

Now all joking aside, I love Nut Thins. I first tried them on a whim while shopping on an empty stomach at Christmas Tree Shops. They were there (in Cheddar Cheese flavor), they were gluten free, I was hungry, the rest is history. It was a glorious day.

So when Blue Diamond offered me a chance to try two varieties of their Artisan Nut Thins, I jumped at the chance. As part of my Ambassadorship with Blue Diamond as a Tastemaker, I was sent a box each of Multi-Seed and Flax Seeds Artisan Nut Thins to try.

wpid-20150716_184039.jpgEach flavor is 130 calories per serving (and a serving gives you a nice handful of Nut Thins), with no sugar, 3g of protein, 22g of carbohydrates, 2g of dietary fiber and no cholesterol.

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Each flavor also has 21 grams of whole-grains, but both varieties are free from gluten and wheat. That’s because they’re made with brown rice, almonds, and seeds. For the Multi-Seeds version, there are six kinds of seeds (quinoa, flax, millet, amaranth, sesame, and black sesame).

In addition to the great health benefit of the different seeds, they also provide great depth of flavor and texture that makes the Artisan Nut Thins awesome for dipping (hence the hummus container lid in the previous photo) as well as with meats, cheeses, and spreads. I especially love Artisan Nut Thins with cheese as a snack on the boat during the summer.

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If I can manage to hang on to any for longer than a couple of days (though that never happens because they’re easily my snack of choice), I want to try my hand at using them in a few recipes.

For now, trust me that they’re perfect just the way they are. If you haven’t tried them yet, go out and get some! You’ll be glad you did (and you can even blame me on Instagram).

Have you ever tried Blue Diamond Artisan Nut Thins? If so, what’s your favorite way to enjoy them?

xoxo,
Becki

This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Nut Thins.

Choose Your Hard: A Review of Make Success Mandatory by Jeremy Scott

As a FitFluential Ambassador, I sometimes get the opportunity to review products and books related to healthy living and wellness. My favorite part about being an Ambassador is when I get the opportunity to review a product or book that is the brainchild of one of my fellow Ambassadors. Such is the case with Make Success Mandatory: Discovering Your Gift & Giving It Back To The World by Jeremy Scott.

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I’m never sure what to expect from “self help” books because they can be so hit or miss, but Jeremy’s book was a definite hit for me.

It’s short at 70 pages, I read it in a single commute on the train, but in the hour or so I took to read it I knew it was telling me something I so desperately needed to hear — even if I didn’t realize it at first.

It wasn’t until I was going through my day after reading the book and found myself repeating one of the main ideas, that I realized how much it had impacted me.

Jeremy talks about people’s excuses — excuses not to exercise, not to leave a crappy job, not to follow dreams — because it’s hard to do those things. It’s hard, because it’s uncomfortable. The part that really struck me, and that I’ve shared with my own clients, is that not doing those things is also hard.

It’s hard to feel sluggish all the time. It’s hard to have to buy new clothes because you’ve gained weight and your old clothes are too small. It’s hard to go to a job you hate every day.

Jeremy says one simple thing that made the whole book stick for me (and it’s what I’ve been repeating to myself ever since): Choose your hard.

Life is hard, it just is. To be successful you’re going to have to do hard things. The question is whether you’re willing to put in the work to make that happen.

In order to Make Success Mandatory, each of us has to live each day to the fullest (Jeremy talks a lot about how much time we have in a day and how we never get that back once the day is over). Beyond that, we have to never accept failure as an option. After all, the only way to truly fail is to give up. As long as you keep trying, you aren’t failing.

Yes, it’s hard to set the alarm for half an hour or an hour earlier to get up and exercise, but that’s the hard that I want to choose for myself. It’s hard to cook something healthy when I could much easier just order delivery, but cooking healthy food is the hard I want to choose for myself

I have goals I want to hit and in order to hit them I’m going to have to do hard things sometimes.

Get this book. Read it, then read it again.

What are you doing to Make Success Mandatory in your life? Are you avoiding doing something because it’s hard without realizing that what you are already doing is just as hard?

xoxo,
Becki

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