Tara's Blog
03
Sep

Rant

Okay, long weekend came and went… I have a friend who cheated this weekend and she feels guilty. It can’t be about cheating! We can’t be on diets—- they don’t work! At least it doesn’t for me, anytime I use the word diet, dieting, diets – my brain thinks its a short period of time, I will go on a diet lose the weight and “poof I’m perfect!” Yeah, that’s not true because the weight will come back. It has to be a lifestyle change and that’s why it is so difficult. You might be trying to lead a new lifestyle, but others around you are the same. Are you strong enough to hold true to your new life? Take me for example, I have always been a porker (as big bad Cheryl says) so everyday I have to wake up and choose. Today, my choice was a frozen yogurt + nuts (I’m an addict). This is my new life – I want to be able to have my yogurt instead of having a cocktail. If all of you learn anything from me, please use my story as a catalyst to change your life. Don’t get down on yourself for eating something, you are human we make mistakes (I know I do!) Realize now, so you celebrated a little too much… OH WELL! Tomorrow run a little longer and faster (my plan), you are stronger than you think. One bad day does not have to turn into one bad week! Lets take control of our bodies and our lives.

Its time for me to hit the hay!
Be Well,
T

03
Sep

Interesting Study

In 2006, Creasy & Stratton conducted a study among 22 NCAA coaches. In Phase-One of the data collection, the 22 coaches completed a questionnaire for the purpose of ranking the most important components of mental toughness and to what degree they felt these components were teachable.

The questionnaire consisted of 20 components of mental toughness, 12 of which came from the 2002 Jones et al study.

The remaining eight were identified by Cal Ripken in a 2004 publication (Stratton). In Phase-Two, 10 of the 22 coaches were interviewed in order to gain a more in-depth understanding of the Phase-One research results. Read More »

03
Sep

Welcome to the official Tara Costa site!

Hey Everyone! I can’t believe summer is almost over and I have been off the ranch for a few months now- crazy, right?! First off, thank you all so much for your support. I am so grateful that I have been able to inspire so many of you. This is what I want to keep doing – helping you! I have NEVER felt so good, knowing that my hard work and determination helps you do more. I can only hope that you believe in yourself. It took me so long to finally realize I CAN DO THIS and you know what, so can you!

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So, what’s next… anyone have any ideas? Because I do – big ideas!

PLEASE let me know what you want and tell me what you can see me doing. I truly believe you all know me very well – I have been an open book to all of you.

Remember, you have this one life – let’s promise not to let another day pass us by!

Be Well,
Tara Costa – “BL7 Finalist”