Discipline, courage, and heart.



The real value of setting goals is not the recognition or reward, its the person we become by finding the discipline, courage and commitment to achieve them.


I rode my bike 30 miles this morning.  Why did I do that you ask?  It was on my triathlon training plan for this morning.  And I had the discipline, commitment, courage, and drive to complete that training session. 

Was it easy?  No.  It started off with some light rain on and off.  And I mean really light rain.  That stopped and started for the first 15 miles.  After about an hour it stopped.  It went well after that, but miles 25 through 30 were the hardest.  I was not used to riding that much at one time. 

I did the 30 miles.  I biked it.  It took about 2 hours.  And no one can take that hard work away from me. 

A lot of my training is not super fun.  I try to make it fun though.  I got to choose a longer route today than I normally would which was kind of fun. 

Sometimes the only person getting in the way of your success is you. 

I put in the hard work and trust that the training plan will lead me successfully to my goal triathlon race on June 27th. 

I got up out of bed in the morning.  I got on my bike.  And I rode those miles.  No one else can take that success away from me.  No one else can take that hard work away from me.  I completed it right? 

Put in the work. 
Celebrate your small victories. 
And keep winning at the game of life. 

Let’s do this Monday with a little pep in your step.
A little drive.  A little extra. 

Because the only difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra. 

Happy Monday!

From Coach Matt

1) I am committed to anything I put my mind to.
2) I will follow through with every choice I make.
3) I take action every day towards my goals.
4) Nothing will stop me from getting what I want.

Fill your cup…


You can’t pour from an empty cup. Taking care of myself is important, not selfish and is actually a gift to my loved ones. Taking care of myself means I’ll have the energy and ability to love others better.  ~Shannon Long

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:  I get up in the morning extra early before the family does and have some time for myself. 

I exercise to help me feel better and as an act of self-love.

I used to kind of think this idea was selfish.  Take care of yourself first?  Why would I do that when I have so many other demands and other people who need my attention and love?  I have work to do and I have a family to care for and give attention to.  How could I possibly justify more time to myself? 

Well, think about it.  You can’t pour from an empty cup.  If you don’t have anything left to give you, you really don’t have anything left to give.  I think especially as an introvert I need extra down time.  Extra time to myself to recharge.  I find that doing that daily fills my cup daily and hopefully I can find some extra time on the weekends to unwind a bit.  

I want to show up at work and with my family with love.  I want to show up with energy.  I want to show up with my best self.  Now some days of the week that is not easy because you are tired or something causes your day to be off.  But for the most part, I try to do this.  

What are some of your self-love practices?  Do you believe self-care is important?   

On this Monday be thankful for blessings and take time for yourself.  It doesn’t have to be a lot of time.  Just enough to fill your cup.  Happy Monday!

With thanksgiving and gratitude,

Coach Matt


I make time to nourish my mind, body & soul.
2) I value myself
3) I am worthy of love & fill myself up with love first.

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