THE MOVEMENT

Hard to imagine, but it's been 22 days of being 100% virtual for Avenu. Since the craziness has settled a bit, I thought I'd share with you a few tips that have helped me remain healthy and productive so far. (Actually, I set a goal to finish...

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Make Your Health Sustainable in Good Times and Bad

Avenu's philosophy since day one has been all about sustainability in good times and in bad. Right now is one of those bad times. Right now is your time to do something. Now is not the time to worry about losing weight or training for a race. With all...

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If You’ve Lost Weight and Regained It

I used to put my confidence in my ability to play soccer. Then my playing days were over. Next I put my confidence in my ability to run. Then my body started breaking down. Finally I put my confidence in my ability to build Avenu. Then my health...

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Right now, you need your health more than ever.

Warren Buffet once wrote: "Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked." Right now, the tide around the world is going out: Coronavirus spread Loss of an hour of sleep Global financial meltdown Stress and anxiety everywhere Right now, more than ever, stress...

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Commitment Is The Most Important Pillar Of A Healthy Lifestyle

You and I probably would not argue that being committed is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. By definition, commitment can be either: the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause or activity. To that, we say "Yes!" an engagement or obligation that restricts...

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Entertainment Is Great, But It’s Not Sustainable

The big questions of life have been replaced by entertainment. Everybody is buzzingly entertained but not necessarily progressing. The same holds true in the fitness world: Instead of focusing on the foundational pillars that lead to a sustainable and healthy lifestyle...

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What Does A Life Of Commitment Mean To You?

In David Brooks latest book, "The Second Mountain", he perfectly summarizes the simplest way to make a healthy life sustainable: A life of commitment means saying a thousand noes for the sake of a few precious yeses.  A life of health...

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Obligation To The Freedom You Have

Freedom can be defined differently depending on the stage of life you're in: At 10, you want the freedom to ride your bike down the street At 16, you want the freedom to take the keys and drive. At 21, you want the freedom to have a drink...

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The Courage To Eliminate The Nonessential

My college soccer coach said that he would rather have us undertrain than overtrain while in-season. By undertrain, he meant that: we finished practice with a bit more left in the tank. we'd take a few more water breaks. his coaching points lasted a bit longer. the...

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Q & A: Motivating My Spouse, Organic & Fasting?

My husband loves to workout in the afternoon. I can't seem to get out of bed nor find the time in my day to fit in a workout. Any ideas? It's difficult to put ourselves first before making sure everyone else is taken care. You rely...

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