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Dumb Doubt and a Special Deal From Coach Jason

Dumb Doubt and a Special Deal From Coach Jason


I haven’t gotten to my workouts yet. I’m hopefully making it to the gym in time to hang with my friends Kelly and Michael. He he. 

First things first.

The Chobani holiday giveaway winner is #17 Jennifer.

Email me your mailing information and your custom flavor choices (if any) for your pack and I’ll pass it along to my good friends at Chobani.

Woo hoo!


Yesterday we pretended it was still Christmas.

See….we still celebrated last night.

I slaved in the kitchen with a celebratory dinner.


Ha ha. Thank you Trader Joe’s freezer section. It actually turned out pretty well along with some roasted broccoli slaw and roasted cauliflower (season with garlic, ginger, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos and Rooster sauce).

I made these too.


STUFT Daddy said they weren’t that impressive and not blog worthy because they weren’t healthy, but we don’t want to hide things from you. Have you tried these?

No picture of our actual dinner. Family dinner time means the camera and phone are away.



I also kept the extended holiday party going by my lonesome.


Oh yes. I made a maple flavored coconut cookie dough crumble. Mmm…… And you don’t even want to know what was under that creamy dreamy ice cream. A couple of Vitatops and some two ingredient dark chocolate frosting and Better N Peanut Butter. Oh my.


Oh yeah. This movie was on again and I hadn’t gotten to watch it yet this year. Love it.



So, yeah, doubt.

Dumb doubt.

It gets in the way of a lot doesn’t it?

I always doubt myself. Doubt what I’m really capable of. I think it’s just human nature.

The other week I had a long run to do. I went out with every excuse in the book ready in my head why I would be able to pick up the pace the last few miles like I was supposed to. I stayed up late the night before and made poor eating choices. I feel like I did it subconsciously so I’d have an excuse to not try hard on the run.

For at least an hour on the run I was thinking that it really didn’t matter if I gave it my all. I should just take it easy and next time I’ll try harder. Next time I’ll be in a better place. Next time I’ll really start my training.

Well, when it came that time to pick up the pace I decided to try it. It was a lot of self talk to get motivated.

I went faster than I thought though. It wasn’t as hard as I thought either. Once I was in it, I was fine and pretty soon I was back home and it was over.

I think that happens a lot. If we just give ourselves the chance to see what we can do, we’ll surprise ourselves. Yes?

I got an email with this quote from Runner’s World last night.


Isn’t that just so true?


I think we should make the year 2013 the year of surprising ourselves.

Who’s in?

I’ve got this little journal ready.


I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to write in it. Maybe all the ways I surprise myself by trying something and believing in myself. Sounds good doesn’t it?


So in the spirit of surprising yourself and making goals for this upcoming year, I happen to talk my coach into doing a little something extra special for STUFT readers.

He does a lot of online training and writes custom plans. That’s what he’s done for me.

Well here’s a little something he’s doing for you………

He’s offering a 20% discount for any of his custom plans.


Cool huh? So that would be a whole 20 week custom plan for $39.95. That’s pretty awesome. He’s pretty cool and he doesn’t mess around. He’s got a PhD and has written some pretty amazing books.

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You will have to email him directly for the discount.

Make sure to tell him you’re a STUFT Mama reader and he’ll hook you up.

email- jason@runcoachjason.com

Hey, we can all be training buddies. How fun.


Okay, I’ve gotta run. Literally, on the treadmill, at the gym. We’ve got a big day and I have exactly 20 hours to get a little birthday something together for these little guys over here.

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Yep. Sometimes we eat at the counter in a messy kitchen. Please don’t judge.


Oh and um… yeah. I made this amazing Paleo friendly microwave English muffin just this morning and can’t wait to share it.


Obviously I turned it into a breakfast STUFTwich.


I know, right? I have a feeling this is going to be a new breakfast staple around here.


Okay. Have a wonderful day friends!

Let me know if you’re going to email my coach and start a program. I’d love to chat about it!

We can do a “Believe in Yourself” journal together too! Fun!


Questions – Do we dare brave Costco today? Will it still be crowded with holiday shoppers?

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  1. 1
    deena says:

    you’re so cute. i’m saving this one in my “motivation/inspiration” folder on google reader. self doubt is the worst and must be conquered in 2013! well i’m FINALLY taking the time to get caught up on blog reading and let me just say that thanks to you i’m now a VIP at lorna jane (and you know what it takes to become a VIP i assume? oh jeez… me, the girl who always saved $ on workout/lounge clothes in order to buy heels and dresses!). super cute new workout outfit though and so worth it! plus the sales girl there was AMAZING! so you did good ambassador stuftmama ’cause i don’t think i ever would’ve gone in there if it wasn’t for you. and i did see your cute posts from our visit to the store earlier this month and loved it!! i also love you and your sweet boys! thanks for keeping so many people motivated and inspired. merry christmas! xo

  2. 2
    Katie H. says:

    Although I already have a training program, I did ask for (and receive!) Running a Marathon for Dummies for Christmas. I can’t wait to read it–I’m sure he has lots of great tips for us newbies 🙂

  3. 3
    Ammie says:

    We were at Costco yesterday (West LA) and it was not so bad. I think it was a holiday miracle. 🙂

  4. 4

    I just love you and your blog. That is all. So are you going to share what your pace was the last few miles of the long run!?!? I’m so nosey – I want to know all the details =)
    Hope you have a great run and are able to plan something super fun for the cuties

    PS. You should totally believe in yourself. I do =)

    • 4.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Um, I love YOU and YOUR blog. I get nosey too. My first mile was 6:45, but the last three were quite a bit slower. 7:00, 7:15….. I think. I need a freaking Garmin. HUGS friend! Why can’t we live closer?

  5. 5
    Lindsey B says:

    I’m SUPER excited about the coach Jason deal, and am planning to use it! I’d like to have a custom 1/2 marathon training plan for my June 1/2, and then another custom plan for my fall marathon. My goal is to run Chcago this fall and BQ. So, I’m sure Coach Jason could tailor the two plans to work/flow together. This is just what I needed! I have some of the same mental hang-ups with self doubt, so I love this post. Thanks for always being an inspiration!

    • 5.1
      STUFT Mama says:

      Oh Lindsey, I think we all have mental hang-ups at times. This time of year is especially hard for some reason. Let me know if you get a plan. We can chat! I’m excited for you and your upcoming races!

  6. 6
    Joy says:

    I’m totally in for having 2013 be the year of surprising ourselves. I just love that thought so much. I’m going to let it guide me as I head into the new year. I need to make some changes this year (mostly career-wise) so I’m looking forward to all the ways I can surprise myself. Thanks for the motivation!

  7. 7

    I have that same journal!!

    And i NEED that english muffin recipe. I might be a tad bit obsessed with english muffins.

    hope you had a wonderful holiday!

  8. 8

    That English muffin looks so great! And, I am wanting that dessert so badly… always looks so good!

  9. 9

    I need that English muffin recipe! Looks amazing! I doubt myself all the time. This year was the first year I really did things for myself. Getting my nutrition and personal training certifications were things I never thought possible. I LOVE being me and doing things that make me happy! I told Tony today that I am going for it this year. I am letting go of fear and trusting myself to achieve things outside of my comfort zone. I’m seriously considering getting that 1/2 marathon training plan. I need to take that leap!

  10. 10

    Yesterday I went to the mall and it was absolutely crazy! I left pretty quickly and went to Costco for another errand I needed to run, and it was surprisingly pretty quiet there! I did get a membership, by the way, and yes, I love it! It’s so easy to spend a ton of money there though!

  11. 11

    I’m already signed-up for a training plan with the Running Room for my first marathon or else I would totally check out this deal. My plan officially starts on New Years Eve – eek!

    Wow! I can’t believe the boys are turning 3 – where does the time go?!

  12. 12

    so much yummy food! i luv breakfast mcmuffins made from home…but i have to admit i had a hard time scrolling down past that dessert! 🙂 oh, if only we could eat like xmas all year round. 🙂

  13. 13
    elizabeth says:

    i have a “Believe I Am” running journal that I am loving! can’t wait to see this new muffin…


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