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Motivation - What Does True Change Require?

"We know what we like and we like what we know." - Oh boy did Bee Wilson hit the nail on the head with this one simple statement. As people, we are resistant to change and we crave routine and comfort. Changing our habits (especially our food habits!) is incredibly difficult because the urges we feel to satisfy ourselves are a mystery deep within us. But change is possible - we do it all the time! I am one week into The 5am Club, and it has been incredibly challenging. I am e


I never thought I would be able to run a half marathon. I had been a runner for years, but not long distance. My friend Jessica convinced me to start training three years ago and I figured I would give it a try. Boy oh boy I had no idea what I was getting myself into! Just in case you didn't know, a half marathon is 21.1 km. That's right, OVER 20 KILOMETERS. How the HELL does one even start training for that?? We started off easy, running twice a week on Wednesdays (short run