Wednesday, July 4, 2018 8:57 AM

My Top 5 Must Haves for Skin Care

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 8:57 AM
Wednesday, July 4, 2018 8:57 AM

The one thing you can’t outrun or hide from is time, and with time comes aging, and with aging comes wrinkles. Well, they don’t start as wrinkles. First, you start seeing lines on your face. Once you see lines, that means wrinkles will be coming, right? You can’t stop it from happening, but you can slow down the process. Good skin care will help with that.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:02 PM

Wish For It. Work For It!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:02 PM
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 11:02 PM

"Spit in one hand and wish in the other. Which one will fill up faster?" my dad would say to me when I wished out loud for something. I caught on fast to what he was trying to teach me. Wishing and dreaming only go so far. In order to make that wish or that dream come true, you have to put some work into it.

I’m going to give you 3 tips on putting some work into your wish and making it come true:

Write it down. Why have all the great ideas in your head? Write it down. Look at it. Make it real.

List all the things that need to happen to make it come true. If you don’t know what it takes to make it happen, Google it. Google knows everything. LOL!

Circle the top three things you can do to make that wish come true. Or you can organize the list, starting with the first thing you need to do or the thing you know you can do.

Sounds simple, right? If not, let me give you an example.

Let’s say you want to be a real estate agent.

1.You write, I want to be a real estate agent.

2. If you know the steps to becoming an agent, write them down. If not, go to Google and search how to become a real estate agent. Read a few articles, because they will usually have similar information, but a few differences. Write down all the things you need to do.

3. Next, prioritize them by what needs to be done and what you can do right now.

After we have our list ready to go, it’s time to execute.

A wish doesn't come true just because we wish it. It comes true because we put in the work, energy and time needed to make it happen.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog. This is one of the principles I will be sharing at You Throw Girl Sports Confidence Camp. To check it out, click here for more information. This is something you don’t want to miss!

Until next time,

Michelle

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 10:47 AM

A New Season

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 10:47 AM
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 10:47 AM

I can’t believe that we are well into 2018! The last three years went by so fast, I still don’t know what day it is. This year marks my 21st year throwing the shot put. 21 years!!! That’s a long time.

 

2016 was the year of my life! I won Indoor Nationals, Indoor Worlds, set an Indoor American Record, won USA Outdoor Nationals, and set an Outdoor American record. Then, to top it all off, I won the ultimate athlete’s goal – the Olympic Gold Medal!

 

I was speaking all over the place, getting awards, and being recognized for my accomplishments. It seemed like I was spending half my time on a plane, headed to another great event. I loved every minute of it! But before I knew it, it was 2017, I had a boyfriend, and still training, made it to World Championships and won bronze on a bum knee. I had surgery, turned 32 years old, and got engaged in December.

 

Now it’s 2018. I’m planning a wedding, still trying to organize and unpack my house, planning my second You Throw Girl Sports Confidence Camp, still training, speaking and doing various appearances, and I still don’t know what day it is! Needless to say, my life has changed in many ways.

 

Watching your life change right before your eyes can be overwhelming. Being busy with my business and my track career is one thing, but to bring a whole new human into my life is a whole different bugga bear. I love my fiancé – God knows I do – but having to share everything all the time! LOL! Over the years, being a track athlete, I spent a lot of time by myself. I didn’t have a training group; it’s been just my Dad and me. Now I have this person that wants to know my life and wants to be a part of it and help. It’s different for me, because now I have to share my thoughts. I have to trust someone outside of my family with responsibilities. Talk about being stretched! I’m being stretched all the way around.

 

I am a creature of habit. I like to do things a certain way, and I do it the same way most of the time. Now I have to change and rearrange various parts of my life.

 

 

1) I’m older, and my body has changed. I have to change accordingly. That means change what I eat. I need more sleep. I need more recovery. I have to train smarter, not harder.

 

2) My career has blown up. I have to operate differently because my business has grown. I need a team, I need systems, a schedule, marketing, and an assistant. (Still working on my team)

 

3) I’m getting married. I can’t operate in life as an individual. I’m about to have a permanent teammate. “Me” will become “We”.

 

4) I have matured. I don’t think the same way. I don’t see things the same way I use to. With this new found wisdom, I’ve changed how I do things. When you know better, you do better.

 

There are times you have to realize you might be operating on an old system. It’s okay. That means you’re growing. You might feel stuck or feel like things aren’t working, but all it means is that it’s time for a change.

 

I’m finally realizing it’s time for that change. Is change always easy? No, but it is necessary. We are always changing and evolving through life experiences. Take time to notice the changes. Some are good, and some are bad. Correct the bad ones, and roll with the good ones. Be present in the now. Don’t let life be one big blur. Take time in the blessing of change.

 

I’m embracing my blessing of change. It’s uncomfortable, but the rewards on the other end are going to be amazing!

 

Remember, the caterpillar changes into a butterfly, only after it spends time in a cocoon, then fights its way out. The reward is when it escapes the cocoon that was so safe and familiar, and it flies freely into its new life.

 

Until next time,

Love,

Michelle

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017 9:49 AM

2016 Olympic Trials

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 9:49 AM
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 9:49 AM

On July 7th, I made my 3rd Olympic team. I have the honor to represent The United States of America for a 3rd time. I would not have thought that I could have done this more than once when I was younger. Time, faith, determination and perseverance has showed me something different.

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