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Above the Plain with Jake Lawrence

Above the Plain with Jake Lawrence

By Jake Lawrence
Thoughts on lifestyle: movement, nutrition, longevity, and performance.

Get fit. Be healthy. Stay confident.

Life enhancement specialist since 2005.
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Nutrition: Listen to the Body

Above the Plain with Jake Lawrence

Nutrition: Listen to the Body

Above the Plain with Jake Lawrence

Discomfort — An Opportunity for Growth
Voluntary? Involuntarily? Dive deep. Explore. Grow. Be the example you would have liked to have had in your life.
July 22, 2021
Challenge: Dealing with the unexpected (pt. 1)
We are all given the opportunity to partake in challenges. These may arrive at unexpected times, when we are least prepared. It is here we must accept the challenge presented and move forward with confidence and enthusiasm. Get it. Be healthy. Stay confident.
June 7, 2021
Lifestyle: Movement + Nutrition + Longevity + Performance
Lifestyle and it’s four elements. Composing an experience worth living.
May 28, 2021
Think On This: Imitate the Cause, Not the Effect
Stay confident. See the achievement. But obsess over the actions, not the result.
May 27, 2021
Lifestyle Nutrition
Understanding the difference between balance and performance. What is visually appealing is often not successful living. The law of polarity is real. Decrease your swing (high to low) and you remain balanced. Increase your swing (way high to way low) and you’ll struggle. Be healthy.
May 13, 2021
Nutrition: Listen to the Body
Pause the decision. Relax the mind. Listen to the body.
April 29, 2021
“Health” and Nutritional Discomfort
To become “less” we must consume “less” ... analyze, debrief, and plot the course of your new reality.
March 29, 2021
Be Healthy #3
Nutrition in the process of growth, recovery, and potential.
February 9, 2021
Stay Confident #3
From competence comes confidence. Get fit. Be healthy. Stay confident.
February 8, 2021
Get Fit #1
Winter movement focus. Use this time to become an enlightened physical being. Move well. Move with intention. Feel each extension, flexion, propulsion, etc. From the mind, form the physical body.
January 14, 2021
Stay Confident #2
Live from the “I Am”... the world wants us to express the art which lies within. Give it life. Give it importance. Confidence is never given from without (outer world) rather it is manifest from within.
January 12, 2021
Be Healthy #2
What does being healthy look like? What must I include? What must I add? How can I address my dietary and nutritional needs? What really matters? Get fit. Be healthy. Stay confident.
January 7, 2021
Epictetus: A Discourse on Virtue, Happiness, and Effectiveness
A reading from the art of living. Consider what comes first, then what follows, and then act.
December 16, 2020
Stay Confident #1
Get fit. Be healthy. Stay confident. Success strategies to achieve your desired outcome.
December 5, 2020
Be Healthy #1
Be healthy. Change your state. Just breathe. Hyper hydrate. Change yourself, change your world. Onward.
November 27, 2020
Not Ready? Do It Anyway
It’s rarely, if ever, the perfect time. Removing non-essential barriers to movement is paramount to your Heath and wellness lifestyle. If the goal is to enhance the quality of your life, the solution is to improve your health and vitality. Movement accelerates. Movement facilitates. Just do it.
November 23, 2020
Being Consciously Choiceless
Listen to discomfort. Choose to not identify in the moment. Here you are open to experience, not a slave to habit (thought, expectation, fear, anticipation).
November 19, 2020
Mind/Body: Overcoming Barriers to Progress
Overcome the mental barriers to progress. Bodyweight exercise, calisthenics, are simple avenues to achieve small wins and build avenues of success into your weeks.
October 22, 2020
A Short Reading: Life is and Always Will Be in the Way
These readings are from my personal journals. Upon reflection, writing follows, and the experience is lived twice. Enjoy.
October 19, 2020
A Short Reading: Post Morning Run
These readings are from my personal journals. Upon reflection, writing follows, and the experience is lived twice. Enjoy.
October 16, 2020
Living Your Passion
What we feed grows. Choose to align your passion with your purpose... an outcome you can live with will follow.
October 15, 2020
Simple > Complex
The simple solution is always the best option. The insanity is that most practitioners choose complexity to keep the client beholden to their teaching. Here, above the plain, we only care about RESULTS. Onward
October 13, 2020
Precursors to Progress
Where the mind goes all else follows.
July 18, 2020
Thoughts on self-confidence.
July 11, 2020
Do I have to like exercise?
All is perspective. You are “I AM” not the perspective. Change your perspective. Change your life.
July 7, 2020
The (Past) and Future of Fitness
Brief history of my experience with and without the gym on this fitness lifestyle journey.
June 1, 2020
The 5-minute plank
Give it a go. Do it every day. From a positive moment forms your ideal self-image.
May 31, 2020
Mental Fitness — the key ingredient to lifestyle success
Mental fitness. Build it!
May 30, 2020
Movement Modalities: Running + SUP
The mode leads to the experience.
April 20, 2020
Think on This: Mental Toughness
A reading from “The Edge” by Howard Ferguson
April 20, 2020
Think on This: Class
A reading from “The Edge” by Howard Ferguson
April 19, 2020
Think on This: Courage to Succeed
A reading from “The Edge” by Howard Ferguson
April 18, 2020
Think on This: Faith
A reading from “The Edge” by Howard Ferguson
April 17, 2020
Fear. Power. Energy.
Life is process. In order to understand your participation, indoctrination, and relinquishing of control we must study these three words.
April 16, 2020
Thoughts from the Run
Mind flow. What came in. What went out
April 15, 2020
Your Proximity to Anything is Your Proximity to Everything
With a sharp mind and a lean body you approach all desires from a better place. Your readiness is high. Confidence is high. Now, execute. From process comes outcome.
April 8, 2020
Above the Plain
Today ushers in a pivot point. A time to reflect, refocus, and direct ourselves with passion and purpose. Let us explore the possibility, uncover our story and live passionately for the time is always now.
March 29, 2020
Behavior Change: “Triggers”
The smell, sound, time of day, etc. that causes a reaction, often unconscious...
March 24, 2020
“Longevity and Performance”
Understanding parameters of success is essential to achieving the intended outcome.
September 27, 2018
“Coaches and Mentors are Pivotal”
The role of personal coaching and mentorship in our lives. Reflect on how coaches, friends, and mentors may have played pivotal roles at key moments in your life. There is no reason for that to stop.
September 20, 2018
Choice: Small Steps to Success
The power of choice is immense. Rewiring your response to behavioral cues is essential to create lasting change. Get after it!
September 17, 2018
“Clean Your Plate”
The mindset of completion. Finishing what you start day in and day out is a powerful discipline for success in life. Visit for more information.
September 16, 2018
September 15, 2018
September 15, 2018