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  • Pete & Micki Hildreth

    Pete & Micki Hildreth

    What have you accomplished in your life that you're most proudof? P: Completed two command tours in the Navy. M: Most proud of in my life: Being a great NAVY wife and a great Mom. I worked very hard to be there for my loved be their help accomplish what they were striving for. I was willing to move often, to start over in a new place, and sacrifice a career that I worked hard to achieve. I am so proud of my Husband and my is all worth it! If you could take 3 months off and do whatever you wanted, what would that time look like? P: Travel to Singapore, Yap, Palau, Chuuk and go diving and workout like crazy. M: 3 months ....

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  • Watch out for this Trap

    Watch out for this Trap

    "Comparison is the thief of joy." -Theodore Roosevelt As trendy as it is to talk about the dreaded comparison trap these days due to the influx of highly curated 'personal brand' content on social media, the concept and experience is nothing new. Social Comparison Theory suggests that "individuals determine their own social and personal worth based on how they stack up against others", with some studies suggesting as much as 10 percent of our thoughts involve comparisons of some kind. If we are to some degree hardwired to operate off of comparisons, it's no wonder that the experience of sitting on the couch, mindlessly scrolling and consuming highlight reels on repeat of people ....

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  • When Motivation's Out, Discipline Is In!

    When Motivation's Out, Discipline Is In!

    "We don't have to be smarter than the rest. We have to be more disciplined than the rest." - Warren Buffett Welcome, TrAk Fam, to the 3rd week of January!—the week where most New Year's Resolution's tend to fail... maybe you're a cut above the rest, (chances are high if you're reading this blog!) and you make it all the way to February 1st and then fall off. Either way, one thing is clear... when motivation wanes, something else needs to take its place in order to stay on track with your goals. Enter: Discipline. Discipline is simple. Discipline is not easy. In fact, the very definition of discipline involves "doing something even in difficult situations". When it's not fun, when ....

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  • Cultivating New Habits

    Cultivating New Habits

    Now that you've mapped out your goals for 2023 (you did, right?? Circle back to last weeks goal setting blog first if you missed it), it's time to set the tone forcultivating those new habits. The word "cultivate" is so perfectly representative of the first (and ongoing) steps to executing on a vision, as it deals with our environment . The most difficult to control, and therefore a frequently cited reason for why we fail to stick with the plan, when external pressures start to run interference with our internal tactics, things can start to unravel a bit. Maybe you've been there before? You've got your plan of attack, and you've been doing pretty well at following through. Grocery shop ....

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  • Goal Setting for 2023

    Goal Setting for 2023

    That's officially a wrap on 2022. Whether you're pro or anti New Year's Resolutions, the energy of a fresh start is palpable in the early days and weeks of January. But as you know, this momentum tends to wear off as time rolls on, and even the best of intentions fall to the wayside as old habits inevitably creep back in. Would it surprise you to know that the top 3 resolutions are health related? The Big 3 1. Exercise more 2. Eat healthier 3. Lose weight How about that less than 10%of people successfully keep their New Year's Resolution? Pretty bleak. I don't share this information to deter you from using this season of change and intentionality to your advantage, but I do want ....

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  • Sam Porter

    Sam Porter

    What have you accomplished in your life that you're most proud of? Having a daughter with my beautiful, strong, smart and talented wife :-D If you could take 3 months off and do whatever you wanted, what would that time look like? I would spend 1 month snowboarding, 1 month exploring Central and South America, and one month traveling around Europe… not necessarily in that order. How did you feel before you found TrAk? I felt like I had reached a plateau in my fitness routine and was no longer having fun working out. How do you feel now? I really look forward to coming to the gym and feel like there is always a new goal to aim for, with the right tools available to achieve ....

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  • Implementing Visualization through Meditation

    Implementing Visualization through Meditation

    We recently talked about the myriad benefits visualization techniques can have on setting and achieving your goals. While we hope you found this information valuable, let me ask you something... Have you been using visualization techniques since reading about them here? It's a shared human experience, you know. Reading about something and thinking "yeah I'll try that" and then just, not doing it.. or trying it but not sticking with it, especially if it didn't immediately make a huge difference. There is a very real difference between a thought, or an intention, vs. actual action, doing. We've all been there before, maybe you're there with something right now. You know what your goals ....

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  • 5 Fad Diet Pro's & Con's

    New Year, New You, right? While you may already be thinking of ways you're going to overhaul your diet and lifestyle and begin again in 2023, you might be considering which path is right for you to follow. Maybe you've tried some things before, maybe they worked at a time, maybe it really is time to switch things up... but with any dieting choice, it's important to take a holistic viewpoint while you're considering what's right for you. What will best support your body, mind and spirit in this current phase of life? What are your goals, and what food choices are best aligned with them? We thought we might help you make your best informed decision by taking a birds eye view of the most ....

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  • How To Achieve Your Goals Using Visualization

    How To Achieve Your Goals Using Visualization

    "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it." ― William Arthur Ward How to Achieve Your Goals Using Visualization When it comes to awakening your true calling, success begins with a goal. Big or small, goals will give you some purpose and keep you headed in the right direction. Unfortunately, for many of us, we remain stuck at the goal stage. We begin with good intentions, but then we can't seem to nudge forward in the actual execution stage. Oftentimes this stagnation is due in part to the core belief that we can't actually achieve said goal, or because we lack clarity on how to get there and where to start. But before we can believe in ....

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  • 6 Ways to Overcome Negative Thoughts

    6 Ways to Overcome Negative Thoughts

    6 Ways To Overcome Negative Thoughts Negative thoughts can affect not only happiness, but your overall well being. You could start your day off with positive intentions, but what about the moments when things don’t go your way? Don’t let negativity ruin your day and control your feelings. Here are six easy ways you can overcome negative thoughts: Take a deep breath and ask yourself to stop Self-awareness is a key component for breathing techniques to be successful. The moment you realize you’re thinking negatively, just imagine tapping yourself on the shoulder and telling yourself to take a deep breath and to stop the negativity. Once you’ve gathered ....

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