JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 328 :: just do it, the moment of failure

26 Nov

What was your peak performance moment of the day?

As we wrap up a short work week over here and get ready to celebrate some serious PIE and TURKEY, I am happy to report my new record.

One minute and forty one seconds! 

That was my plank today. I am amazed at what showing up and sticking to a routine can do for the body. Specifically for my pilates plank. If you have been around here for a while, you know that I started off at 30 seconds. I keep inching forward, every week, without practice, to a longer plank.

And it’s getting easier. Because I keep showing up. Even on days when I don’t feel like it, when I’m tired, when I’m sad, when I’m worn out, stressed out and laid out.

I keep showing up and doing that damn plank.
And you know what, it keeps getting better. Because I am pushed to the moment of failure. I go until my arms shake so hard my body starts to lose it’s grip.

But it’s the moment of failure that makes me stronger. (Isn’t that always the case?)

And that makes me remember some really important advice:
Stick to it.
Keep on it.
Just do it. 

Here’s to your peak performance. 

More tomorrow. 

P.S. Official invite here. If you are a fan of Abraham-Hicks you will find my next peak performance interview fascinating with a capital F (as in blow your mind).  Click here to learn more.


 {what can you stick to, keep up, just do?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 327 :: seeing clearly

25 Nov

It’s time. My glasses are goners. I need a new pair that will sit on my nose properly. These specs are all stretched out, plus it’s time for the new prescription anyway.

It makes me reflect on the fact that it’s hard to have peak performance when your glasses are slowly becoming out of date. Or sliding down your nose.

And so, a trip to the optician is in my future! Fun!

It also gives me pause about clarity. If there is one thing that this year has taught me, it is the power of being clear. The power of thinking clearly. And how that leads to a clear path of where you want to go.

Granted, a breast cancer diagnosis was a fast pass to clarity for me. Still, clarity is a gift.

So…. Are you clear about where you are going and what you want?

What do you see in your future?

More tomorrow.

P.S. If you want to gain clarity on your life’s purpose please join me for this special interview. If you are a fan of Abraham-Hicks you will find this fascinating! If you have ever wondered if there is more to explore in life, well this just may be the place for you! Click here to learn more.

 {are you clear about where you are going?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 326 :: they’re back…..

24 Nov

Look what’s back…. out in action…. all over town.
The Nutcracker Suite!

I think that means it’s time to ramp up some peak performance for the holidays and the end of the year.

For me that means reflecting back on my goals for this year and stirring up a new set of goals for next year.

What are you planning for next year?  It’s never too late to begin…..

More tomorrow. 


 {what are you planning for next year?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 325 :: sunday cuddle day

23 Nov

Somedays are just made for cuddle days… especially if you have a built-in pillow. That’s what we call Pup Peak Performance! 

Happy Sunday, here’s to the week ahead!

More tomorrow. 


 {what will you do this week?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 324 :: it’s getting hot in here

22 Nov

Some life lessons are so hard to learn… yet some are just so obvious. 

Like silicone. Did you know it gets cold? And hot.

Really hot. Especially if you sit in a sauna. Some lessons you just don’t know until you experience them first hand — take it from this woman who left the sauna with BRIGHT RED breasts.

I’m getting used to this new peak performance body.
You live. You learn.

More tomorrow. 


 {what have you learned lately?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 323 :: the gym is calling, the gym is calling

21 Nov

Peak performance moment today:  I went back to the gym.

It’s been months. MONTHS! When I checked in at the gym the guy at the front desk confirmed that it’s been exactly 120 days. ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY DAYS! Since I have been to the gym.

That’s hardly peak performance.

I will console myself with the fact that I had a surgery in the middle of that and I have been going to private Pilate classes for physical therapy… but still.  120 days. Ouch!

I will admit, it did feel good to go to the gym.

As I sat in the sauna I counted in my head all the things I have done in the past 120 days.
– surgery
– wrote 120 blog posts
– travelled around the country and back again
– saw Oprah
– went to the Bridge School Festival with a myriad of rock stars (go Flo!)
– raised my Pilates plank from 30 seconds to a 85 seconds (no small feat)

It’s a good reminder to me to not get so upset for not going to the gym.

Because a lot can happen when you don’t go to the gym.
And still… it’s good to be back.

More tomorrow. 


 {what do you want to get back to?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 322 :: friday is coming

20 Nov

My favorite day of the week is Friday. Specifically Friday afternoon. It’s when my mind can pause and wrap the world around it, while I make sense of the week behind me, the weekend ahead and all that needs to happen next.

So, here’s to Friday.
Without it, we may not have peak performance. 

More tomorrow. 


 {what is your favorite day of the week?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 321 :: one minute and 25 seconds

19 Nov

Peak performance moment of the day: one minute and twenty five seconds!

That’s my new record for a timed plank. It’s a full fifteen seconds longer that last week. (And if you’ve been around here for a while you know that I started at a mere 30 second plank after the whole mastectomy surgery trilogy).

It feels good to make these muscles work again.

And all it makes me think is this…
The more you favor work the more it works in your favor.  

One minute twenty five seconds!!!

More tomorrow. 


 {what is your personal best?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 320 :: raking up the year

18 Nov

Well it’s official…. we own a leaf blower. And mulcher.  I suppose this day was to arrive and that it shouldn’t be a surprise.

But still… we own a leaf mulcher. Ack!

As the leaves continue to FALL I am thinking about peak performance and the year this universe had dealt me. It’s been quite a ride. And even though most of the leaves that have blossomed and wilted are now sitting on the ground I know there are a few yet to fall before this year ends.

I’m excited to see where they land (before I suck them all up in our new TORO leaf blower mulching maniac machine and wait for spring).

The seasons are changing. The year is wrapping up. Peak performance is whispering in my ear to soak it all in before it ends.

Which I know really means opportunity awaits. 
What are you packing up or raking up to make room for something new?

More tomorrow. 


 {what is your best season?}

JAMIE’S BLOG – DAY 319 :: little miss turquoise

17 Nov

As promised here’s a shot of the finished table as it dries (Brady photo bomb included). Of course it’s not really finished… nothing ever is…

But it’s a good start.

Now she just needs time to dry…. and I kind of like that. Because we all need time to dry if you will, time to age into our best beauty or second chance at a new color… maybe before we hit our peak performance?

So, while little Miss Turquoise here isn’t ready for show time quite yet she is primed to set into her new coat of paint before she begins a new useful life with us.

(If we can keep Brady out of the kitchen!)

And that makes me think that maybe peak performance isn’t a one time shot. It’s not a destination, rather a state of being, a continuous state of mind.

More tomorrow. 

 {what do you need time to do?}

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