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Fair Winning Pumpkins are For Everyone

Coach Nancy , Mindset , Nutrition , Uncategorized , weight loss

"Just one pumpkin", that is what I read recently in a book. The author was talking about growing an prize winning pumpkin. You know the huge kind that take up an entire back of a pick up truck and have to be lifted there by a crane. HUGE.

As I was reading that I immediately thought how could I apply that principle to my nutrition?

The author went on to say it could be just one pound that separates the grand prize from all the rest but that one pound was the key. 

I was hooked by then. My brain was racing. Of course this applies to eating and health and nutrition and building habits. All I needed to do was to find my 'pumpkin'. What did I want to increase in my life so that it shined. I wanted that prize winning pumpkin. 

Well I don't really want to add weight onto my body. That certainly wasn't what I was going to focus on. I did want to increase my strength. Could I do that? Of course, I needed to focus on picking up heavier weights in training with good form. CHECK

That 'pumpkin' didn't really sit well with me. I always try to increase my workload while in the gym. I wanted to win a prize mentally. I want to do something that I find difficult. I wanted to lose body fat while getting stronger. Now that really strikes a cord inside me. I want to be totally happy with how I look for me. This was going to be my 'pumpkin'.

Now back to growing an actual award winning pumpkin. After the farmer finds the pumpkin (my body composition change) he puts all his energy and focus into making that one pumpkin prize winning. He develops and executes his plan.

In other words, as the farmer of my pumpkin, I am going to create a plan, prepare, and focus daily on changing my body composition. I gave myself four weeks of focus time. I was going to do one thing each day to make myself reach that goal. I was going to mentally achieve and physically strive towards losing body fat. 

Here's my plan: Daily I am going to eat Protein, Produce, and water at each meal. (PPW). I am choosing to leave everything else off of my plate if it doesn't fit that criteria. My new mantra: PPW only. 

Here is what you can do:

Linus welcomes the great pumpkin

  1. Look inside or out for your prize winning pumpkin. Remember it needs to sit well with you and your values. What do you really want to win a prize at doing/being?
  2. Cultivate that pumpkin. Develop a plan that you can execute daily in order to reach your goal. Remember your goal is to grow your pumpkin so your plan is the actions you'll consistently do to get there. 
  3. Daily deliver your plan to your pumpkin. Getting side tracked won't help your focus so do  one thing and do it really Really REALLY well
  4. The growing season doesn't last forever. Give yourself a time frame when you'll measure and obtain that prize. 
  5. Seek help and get some accountability. The best farmers have already asked others for their advice and done loads of research. You too need to develop a plan that will help you best. Find a coach. (pssst..... that is what I do best- ask me)

I plan on winning my mental prize this time around. I don't just hope to win, I'm planning on it. I know its going to take work. I know if I miss a day, it will set me back but I am choosing not to let a setback stunt my pumpkin patch from winning.

What is your pumpkin? How are you going to make it a prize winner?

To your best health,

Coach Nancy


And the Winner is……

Coach Nancy , Success Stories

The 6:15am crew squeaked out a win by 34 points. There prize will be determined when we get back from recovery week. I see pulled pork in their future.

All training crews had a ton of fun and did an enormous amount of work pushing, pulling, skiing, and carrying heavy stuff in August. 

While everyone who earned points for their training time enjoyed the benefits of the challenge, there could be only one winner. 

I need to mention some great things I saw during this challenge. I saw camaraderie displayed as people cheered on, helped and encouraged those working. I saw perseverance,   Scott D. from the 4pm training time had the most individual points earned with 240. That is 103 from second place. 

The 5am skied each Friday because one of their crew is recovery from cancer treatments. They skied for her.


The 9am had the biggest crew pushing, pulling, skiing, and walking around with heavy stuff. Often it was their first time pushing or pulling the sled. To see their face when they successfully completed a lap- priceless to this coach. 


We even took it outside at times. The weather can be brutally hot in August but at times, we could be out to check out the new sign on the road while carrying Kettlebells. I wish I could have heard the conversation of those driving by. 

Congratulations to all who Made This Happen!

I can't wait for next year. Who's in? 

Proud of ya'll,

Coach Nancy

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