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If you can't handle pain,
You don't want success.
~ Eric Thomas ~
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Isn't this the truth!?!?! Breaking old habits is hard. I get it. After learning to swim with a TI swim coach for the last 2 years on my freestyle only breathing on my right, today I challenged myself to only breath on my left (during my warm up and drills). That was really freakin hard. I felt like a flailing toddler in the water trying to breath without swallowing the pool water. 🤢🤢Had I started at the beginning working on breathing on both sides I might not be struggling so much today. I was a bit stubborn thinking I needed to master freestyle before I could start working on breathing from both sides. Definitely need to incorporate it during my swim practices moving forward or I'll never master it. Today was a step forward for sure.
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Major "aha" moment.
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A huge shout to my handsome training parter for always encouraging me to try even if it sucks in the beginning. 😍 #progressnotperfection
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Whoop!! In less than 24 hours we'll be on a plane headed to Canada!! ✈️✈️#im703canada .
#schwartzstrong #5days #doepicshit #happysharkweek #veganofIG #endurancejunkie #triharder #tri365 #roadtoironman #swimbikerun #runhappy #superfoodliving #fitmomof2 #altrarunning #eatmoreplants #badassisbeautiful #aggie91 #texasparent #orbeagirl #plantbasedtriathlete #squadra #49andfit #Texasborn #swimmer

Can't hide that bump anymore.
A slice of Texas park life: sips at the water fountain.
#sip #waterfountain #bubblers #parktime #sahm #wfhm #bumpupdate #bumpsout #21weeks #gocavs #texaslife #tx #texasparent #urbantosuburban

One of my favorite Christmas gifts and ironically it came from one of my favorite Aggies! 👍🏼🤘🏼#hookemholidays #favoritegift #hookem #gigem #atx #texasparent

He wanted to wear his tie and fedora with his Ninja Turtles tee to go water the cattle and goats... And take a "six-gun." #averageparentproblems #tombstone #texasparent

Horizontal stripes & laundry in the background but oh well... here is the baby at 25 weeks! Only 15 to go 👏🏽🤰🏽Dress is non-maternity @letote 💃🏽

Abrianna and I took our first Christmas pictures together ever. Pictures coming soon. Thanks Andrew.

If you are going through life, struggling with the lack of belief and lack of confidence that you can change, whatever IT might be, CHANGE your story.
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SHIFT your mindset.
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It will not happen over night, but if you put yourself in the right place, right mindset and surround yourself with the right people... it is possible.
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I AM PROOF!!!
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#schwartzstrong #doepicshit #veganofIG #beproof #endurancejunkie #triharder #tri365 #roadtoironman #swimbikerun #runhappy #superfoodliving #fitmomof2 #altrarunning #befirst #mindsettraining #changestartsfromwithin #noexcusesmom #eatmoreplants #badassisbeautiful #aggie91 #texasparent #orbeagirl #49andfit #Texasborn

It is always such an inspiration watching athletes of all fitness levels complete 70.3 miles. Looking forward to dinner and a hot shower but not so much the long drive back home. Very proud of Julian's accomplishment today. Good day all around for all our fellow TriForce teammates. 💚

Sometimes, it’s all about how you look at it. This is so true about my ironman journey. 😉A little attitude and determination will get me to the finish line.
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If you can't handle pain,
You don't want success.
~ Eric Thomas ~
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Isn't this the truth!?!?! Breaking old habits is hard. I get it. After learning to swim with a TI swim coach for the last 2 years on my freestyle only breathing on my right, today I challenged myself to only breath on my left (during my warm up and drills). That was really freakin hard. I felt like a flailing toddler in the water trying to breath without swallowing the pool water. 🤢🤢Had I started at the beginning working on breathing on both sides I might not be struggling so much today. I was a bit stubborn thinking I needed to master freestyle before I could start working on breathing from both sides. Definitely need to incorporate it during my swim practices moving forward or I'll never master it. Today was a step forward for sure.
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Major "aha" moment.
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A huge shout to my handsome training parter for always encouraging me to try even if it sucks in the beginning. 😍 #progressnotperfection
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Whoop!! In less than 24 hours we'll be on a plane headed to Canada!! ✈️✈️#im703canada .
#schwartzstrong #5days #doepicshit #happysharkweek #veganofIG #endurancejunkie #triharder #tri365 #roadtoironman #swimbikerun #runhappy #superfoodliving #fitmomof2 #altrarunning #eatmoreplants #badassisbeautiful #aggie91 #texasparent #orbeagirl #plantbasedtriathlete #squadra #49andfit #Texasborn #swimmer

Where's my roasted broccoli??
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Who would have thought the day would come when my daughter would say "If your roasting broccoli always make extra for me"!?!
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I remember just a couple of years ago I couldn't get her to eat anything other than celery, mini cucumbers, or corn off the cob. Now she'll eat roasted carrots and broccoli, salad and avocado.
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Must be that superfood shake she's been drinking almost daily for the last 2 years!! 😍THIS is how I keep my kids learning to create healthy eating habits for a lifetime.
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Curious how my kids are taking an active role in their own health?
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#schwartzstrong #doepicshit #veganofIG #nomeatathlete #endurancejunkie #triharder #tri365 #roadtoironman #swimbikerun #runhappy #superfoodliving #fitmomof2 #altrarunning #eatmoreplants #badassisbeautiful #aggie91 #texasparent #orbeagirl #takingcareofmyfamily #plantbasedtriathlete #squadra #49andfit #longhairgoals #Texasborn #foodiemeanslife

Quit making excuses.
Complaining about it.
Putting it off.
Whining about it.
Believing you can’t.
Worrying if you can.
Waiting until you’re better.
Waiting until your skinnier, stronger, richer, older, braver, or all around better.
Suck it up.
Make a decision.
Set a goal.
Create a plan.
And then CRUSH it!!
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That's was one stinking, sparkle 💦💦 drenching morning run. 😂😂 Big time humid (may have ditch the t-shirt completely next time😜) but the view at the start was breathtaking.
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#schwartstrong #11days #im703canada #veganofIG #nomeatathlete #endurancejunkie #triharder #tri365 #roadtoironman #swimbikerun #superfoodliving #badassisbeautiful #aggie91 #texasparent #fitmomof2 #plantbasedtriathlete #squadra #49andfit #Texasborn #orbeagirl #altrarunning #runhappy

"You have to eat it.
You have to sleep it.
You have to drink it.
It has to CONSUME who you are."
~ Eric Thomas ~
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Taper week in full effect. 😁Good feeling to be back in the water after a week hiatus from the pool. Best part is my left shoulder is feeling better than it has in weeks. When I stoped focusing on the pain things changed. It became less of an obstacle for me. 💚I'm as ready as I'm gone be!!!
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#im703canada #12days #doepicshit #veganofIG #nomeatathlete #endurancejunkie #triharder #tri365 #roadtoironman #swimbikerum #superfoodliving #badassisbeautiful #aggie91 #texasparent #fitmomof2 #plantbasedtriathlete

You smile big when you kill your 2,300 yard swim workout after doing a 50 min power test on your trainer earlier in the day. Now I can enjoy the rest of the 4th with my family.
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It's all about working hard for what you want! Even with hard work you still might fail, continue trying!!!
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#schwartzstrong #eatmoreplants #plantbasedtriathlete #veganofIG #nomeatathlete #endurancejunkie #triharder #tri365 #roadtoironman #swimbikerum #doepicshit #superfoodliving #badassisbeautiful #aggie91 #texasparent #fitmomof2 #squadrakit #49andfit #Texasborn #orbeagirl #altrarunning #runhappy #26days #im703canada

That was one hot and humid 6 miler this morning. You gotta love Texas heat but it's great for building that mental toughness. The last mile and half was up a steep hill and I so wanted to skip it and go a different route but Julian (my better half) reminded me I won't have that option on race day to take the easy way out.
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Like anything in life worthwhile there are no shortcuts.👊🏻
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🤞🏻temps in Whisler will be 20-30 degrees lower at the end of this month. I've had some of my best runs in cool temps and would love to PR my run at #IM703Canada #28days baby!!!
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I can honestly say I am more driven today than I have ever been in my entire life. Some people take setbacks as a reason to quit. I have learned that a setback is just a bump in the road. You can either let it stop you from reaching your goals or you can use it push you. Motivation is overrated!!!
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Be driven!!! Your best, happiest, healthiest, most badass self.... cause YOU CAN. And I'm here to show you the way if you need it 🙋🏻
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#schwartzstrong #eatmoreplants #plantbasedtriathlete #veganofIG #nomeatathlete #endurancejunkie #triharder #tri365 #roadtoironman #swimbikerum #doepicshit #badassisbeautiful #aggie91 #texasparent #fitmomof2 #squadrakit #49andfit #Texasborn #orbeagirl #altrarunning #runhappy

Only Two things change your life. Either something new comes in to your life, or something new comes from within. ~Brendon Burchard
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You know what changed? Everything. I am rewriting the story I kept telling myself for years 1 day at a time. I FINALLY realized I had to change from within to change the outside and that's just a choice you make every meal, every 365 days of the year. I realized that I am 100% in control of maybe nothing else in my whole life... but I am in control of MYSELF. Life happens & I 100% believe in BALANCE, but each new day is a fresh chance to make choices that help me, not hurt me. Short term AND long term. I'm worth it & so are YOU!!!
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THATS when everything changed. 😉🙌🏼
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#schwartzstrong #eatmoreplants #plantbasedtriathlete #veganofIG #nomeatathlete #endurancejunkie #triharder #tri365 #roadtoironman #swimbikerum #doepicshit #superfoodliving #badassisbeautiful #aggie91 #texasparent #fitmomof2 #squadrakit #49andfit #Texasborn #orbeagirl #altrarunning #runhappy #32days #im703canada

I'm in the best shape of my adult life but I feel it's important to share with you that everyone has things about themselves that they don't like or are very self conscious about. Even with all my triathlon training, my midsection is still a mamma of 2 midsection.
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You may have something your not happy with in your own health and fitness journey so I thought I'd be scary vulnerable in hopes that it encourages you to never give up and if your a mamma like me embrace those sweet babies no matter their age. To me, mine will always be my babies and I wouldn't trade them for the world. They are my "why" for who I am becoming💚
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I've learned that I'm capable of doing some pretty amazing things I never in my wildest dream thought I'd be doing today, training for an Ironman and sharing this right here.
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Don't give up!!!
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#schwartzstrong #eatmoreplants #plantbasedtriathlete #veganofIG #nomeatathlete #endurancejunkie #triharder #tri365 #roadtoironman #swimbikerum #doepicshit #superfoodliving #badassisbeautiful #aggie91 #texasparent #fitmomof2 #squadrakit #49andfit #Texasborn #orbeagirl #altrarunning #runhappy

Something to THINK about...
If you’re willing to go all in you can take what was once impossible and make it possible.
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~ Longest pool swim ever this morning, 2,900 yards. 🙌🏻🙌🏻
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~ A year ago I swam my first ever 1 mile open water swim.
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~ Two years ago I couldn't swim the length of a pool without being completely winded.
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We cannot show up one day and not the next two.
We have to have a plan of action.
We have to hold ourselves accountable to others (my coach and all of you). 😃
We have to have a goal (build to a 2.4 mile swim). 😬
We cannot give up when obstacles get in our way (life). 😩
We cannot give up when it's hard or we don't see the progress.
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Being persistent and consistent is the difference maker even if it takes you 2 years. 🤞🏻
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So if you want something in your life to change or you just want to conquer a fear, don't give up. Fight for it 💚
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#schwartzstrong #37days #im703canada #doepicshit #badassisbeautiful #dontgiveup #plantbasedtriathlete

Because the truth is...
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There will be more days than not, where you AREN'T motivated and will find yourself feeling defeated, exhausted, like a failure....and you'll want to give up.
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DON'T!!!
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It is in these moments where you want to stop BUT decide to fight through.... where the REAL changes occur and your life begins to transform.
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I know it's hard.
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But guess who is stronger than anything life can place in your path as you work to reach those goals?
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YOU. 👊🏻
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YOU determine what you get out of this life by what you put in, what you are willing to FIGHT for.... and I know YOU are capable of anything you set your mind to.
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If you are willing to repeat this with ME everyday to remind yourself that you can and will do the hard things to earn the life you want and deserve.
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Comment below "I CAN DO THIS!"
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Now, let's show this Thursday who's boss!!!!
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Not my fastest Tempo run but a good solid 4.25 miles.
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#schwartzstrong #38days #im703canada #nevergiveup

Forbidden rice and mango salad. Jalapeño peppers and I don't always go well together unless they are diced so small I don't notice how spicy they are. 😂 It's like sneaking veggies into my kids that they don't realize their eating.
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Salad loaded with so much flavor makes this gorgeous lunch with mint, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice, mango, cucumbers, red peppers and all blended with chilled black (forbidden) rice.
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One thing I've learned on this journey to better health, if you want your body to perform the way it's intended you have to feed it nutrient dense foods. In my case, even more important as a plant based triathlete.
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Enjoyed a relaxing morning with babes and the pups at the park before the heat of the day. 💚
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Something I don't get to do often on the weekends so no excuse today since it was a recovery day for me. On the final stretch to IM Canada 70.3 just 6 short weeks from today.
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Survived my mock race today. One seriously challenging day between hills, wind and heat.
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2,400yard swim, 53 mile bike and 3.5 mile run (all I could muster). I sure hope Whisler isn't this hot but if it is I'll be ready. Temp was almost 100 degrees.
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Triathlon is personal journey that changes you, strengthens you, and it just might save you when life gets overwhelming... it certainly has done that for me. 💚
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First of all, do NOT skip lunch. We work though lunch or 'hold-off' until dinner, thinking that we're saving calories. What we actually are doing when we skip lunch is setting ourselves up for overeating later in the day.
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Lunch is actually my favorite meal of the day. 😀 Here's my perfect blend of protein and carbs with black beans and quinoa with loads of spices for lots of flavor. I could eat tacos 🌮 every day. 😂
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What about you?
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A river cuts through a rock not because of its power, but its persistence.
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You don't have to be the strongest, fastest, or smartest. Just be persistent and be the hardest worker in the room...it will get you anywhere you want to go 💪🏼
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Happy Thursday Friends!!! .
What is inspiring you today to work harder than you did yesterday?
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Hill training on the bike trainer is tough but first day in awhile my energy level is not being zapped by my UC symptoms. 💚 Good mental training to push myself today in preparation for Saturday's 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike and an hour run. It's going to be a long, hot day but I'm feeling ready for it. I've learned over the last 2 years this tri journey is entirely mental as long as I don't quit on myself.
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