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Happy Holidays from Trimarni!

One of the best things about the holiday season is to reflect, look ahead at the coming year and to express gratitude to our supporters, friends and followers. 
On behalf of the Trimarni team, we would like to give you a big THANK YOU.

Wishing you a healthy, happy, loving and joyful holiday. 

-The Trimarni Team (Marni, Karel, Joe and Joey)

Keep your motivation flying high

Motivation is the most significant predictor of success. But as you, motivation is sometimes hard to find and very hard to keep. While it's well known that motivation requires breaking habits and behavior patterns, motivation can also come from something deep inside - an internal drive that fosters action. 
Whereas sometimes we feel that "pressure" inside to train, eat better or make a lifestyle change, it's important that you are able to stay motivated in the face of obstacles, fatigue, boredom, stress, distractions and oh yes, the holiday season that seems to be oh-so-busy!  
Motivation is different for everyone. Explore your unique motivation that drives you to work toward your goals. Instead of feeling pressure to do something, feel inspired to do something. 
Instead of lowering your goals to match your struggling motivation, boost your effort to reach your goals. I know this is a very busy time of the year but I'd like to share a personal story from Karel (as fe…

Purple yam, quinoa and Brussels Sprouts bowl

It's been a busy week for us with the launch of our new Trimarni coffee blends, and well as everything else that we have on our daily plate - coaching, nutrition consults, RETUL bike fits and training.

Alongside the time that I give to my business (which feels like non-stop, all day, 7-days a week), I make sure to schedule in time for sleep, cooking and eating and exercise. I don't feel it's selfish to take care of my health and to make sure I give myself "me time."

For anyone who is super busy (who isn't??), time management is key. Every person has their own "style" of time management and for me, I need a written to-do list alongside my Google calendar for consultations, private and group training camps and article deadlines. Karel uses his phone calendar. Because there will never be enough hours in the day to get everything accomplished, it's important to make the most of the time that you have.

If you are struggling to take care of your health …

Learning to reframe your thoughts

On Sunday, I shared my frustration with my body during my long run and my failed attempt at a new pancake recipe on the Trimarni Facebook page. 

I accept that life isn't all rainbows and sunshine but I try to always see the positive in every situation as this is how my dad lived every day of his life. 

It's important to shift the content or context of your thoughts so that your thinking can be useful and purposeful rather than negative and unproductive. We all experience a rush of thoughts every hour of every day and with reframing, we can adjust the frame through which we perceive and describe ourselves.

Back in August 2010, I was finishing my first rotation in my dietetic internship and also training for Ironman Wisconsin. I had a super packedweek of interning along side trying to squeeze in training for an Ironman. This was my week of interning:
Monday - Hospice at Mayo Campus (charting notes for patients)Tues - UNF counseling for studentsWednesday - Community nutrition pro…

Now proudly serving Trimarni Coffee

If you have ever traveled abroad, you may have noticed that the coffee culture in Europe is a little different than what we are use to in North America. This picture of an espresso from McDonald's in Austria says it all.....

Although you may find Europeans drinking their coffee on the go, there is a greater purpose to coffee drinking beyond the caffeine-fix. As a European, it's no wonder that Karel takes his coffee drinking very seriously. Karel knows good coffee from well, not-so-good coffee. Karel wants a small portion of good quality coffee beans to be savored and enjoyed slowly from a small cup.

Karel even got rid of our coffee maker machine as he finds joy in "making" his coffee. Whether it's from his french press, espresso machine or a stovetop percolator, Karel loves his morning cup(s) of coffee.

As I mentioned above, Karel doesn't drink coffee for the caffeine fix. He truly appreciates the flavor, history and story behind the coffee beans, similar to…