By: Tyler Mounce

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On Motivation
August 8, 2018

It is said that “necessity is the mother of invention.” I’m unclear about the conditions that necessitated the invention of Baseball, but I’m grateful for it, nonetheless. Not everyone enjoys the game; it’s more conducive for a snooze than a foaming fan frenzy; there’s even an inning dedicated to stretching. Nevertheless, here I am, in Section 10FD, anxiously awaiting the first pitch. Before the steroid scandal, before the strike of ’94, it was a marvelous time to be a fan. Fernando Valenzuela struck out the side—looking up—Bo Jackson scaled the outfield wall like Spider-Man and Nolan Ryan snatched up Robin Ventura—twenty years his junior—in a headlock. The nostalgia is enough to bring a tear to my eye, but I must heed Tom Hank’s half-sober proclamation in “A League of Their Own:”

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On Confidence
August 2, 2018

Recently, someone asked me to do a piece on confidence. I asked, “what about it?” She responded, “How do we build it?” A tall task, particularly for one who hasn’t quite solved that problem for himself. It didn’t take long to connect confidence and fitness and after a few more seconds, confidence and Life. The question is, where would I start and how far should I go? I feel Hemingway’s “iceberg” approach is best; I’ll discuss the visible and allow you to investigate what lies beneath.

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Overcoming Temptation
July 29, 2018

If adherence is the principal player in the triumph of our Goals; temptation is its villain. If fitness programs proceeded unimpeded,…

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The Shorthand of Emotion
July 15, 2018

“Listen, my children, and you shall hear Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-Five:…

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The Permanency of Change
July 9, 2018

The Civil War. The Emancipation Proclamation. Ford’s Theater. Abraham Lincoln stands amongst a small few that can claim the title of…

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A Time for Strength – A Love Letter
July 1, 2018

A month from now, I’ll turn 37 years old. I will be eleven years older than my mother was when she…

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Ode to Joy: Journey into Fitness
June 26, 2018

The Emperor of France. The author of the Declaration of Independence. Two soldiers-turned Explorers. A pregnant Native American. What do they have in common and what can they teach us about looking better and performing at our best?

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Firebringer
June 20, 2018

What lights your way? We are all born with a blazing spirit of courage. It is not a spirit made to extinguish easily. We all have unique circumstances we face in our day-to-day. Some of those can be overwhelming and frightening; poor health, weight struggles or crippling disease, Courage is not the absence of these. It’s moving forward, doing what’s right; despite them. Look to the light.

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Synchronicity
June 12, 2018

Walk into the better days of tomorrow by looking at days past. 1939. Loud, violent German tanks storm into Poland. War…

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Distill My Heart
June 7, 2018

Distill My Heart “Oh, that man should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains! That we should,…

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