Have you ever considered that maybe you have not found your soul-mate workout? If you dread going to the gym, going for your run/walk, doing the treadmill/elliptical then you haven’t found the workout that your soul desires. Is this possible? Of course it is. Look at people who do Crossfit, Zumba, Paleo, P90x, bootcamp, yoga, marathons, etc. These are all people who have a passion for what they do and continue to do it and produce results. Several years back my soul-mate workout was P90x but now it has changed to TurboFire and running. These are workouts I literally look forward to everyday, several time a day, cant wait until the next one, and hate taking a rest day. Dont keep doing the same thing over and over that you dread doing. Try something new!
I have been working through a 30 day challenge and while looking back in my PUSH journal I came across this definition I wrote for what success means in my life. I remember at the time I wrote it I wasn’t all that happy with but couldn’t come up with anything more. Now reading it, I am very satisfied with it and amazed at how it completely applies to my life.
Success is the moment you realize you can be anything you put your mind to. It’s a time when you can fail and still pick yourself up and push forward. Success is finding the place in life that makes you happy and unstoppable. It’s reaching your fullest potential and still striving for more.
Share with me what your definition of success is?
Two timeless principles of nutrition:
1. The closer a food is to the state in which God produced it, the healthier it is
2. Everything you put in your body is a choice. All choices have consequences.
Just another reason to consider Shakeology to take the guess work out of what you are putting in your body. It is one easy meal you don’t have to second guess yourself on.
As I have begun my Team Beachbody/Shakeology business, I am constantly sharing with people about being a coach and frequently hear “I couldn’t be a coach, I’m not coach material” or “I don’t look like a coach”. What it is with today’s society that has people thinking they have to look a certain way or be a certain type of person? I certainly do not look like a coach or have the experience/education to be a coach but that’s not what being a coach means to me. Being a coach has nothing to do with looks, or education, or what you are made out of, for that matter! To me, being a coach is being a motivator and helping others become the person they want to be. Sometimes people don’t have the tools, motivation, or self-esteem to succeed with their goals. All it takes is someone who believes in them and encourages them to reach that goal. It took just a few individuals (coaches), who unknowingly motivated me with their stories and their words. They arent coaches in their everyday job, but they coached me to be where I am at today. They motivated and inspired me with the changes they made in their lifestyles which in return pushed me to make that next move.
It also includes, for the coach themselves, to set goals and work towards meeting those goals. If we don’t set goals we have nothing to reach for! Bettering ourselves should never be an issue. Dont settle for less than what you can be. It is so easy to get set in our ways and hit that easy button but easy does not get you anywhere except in the same place you have already been.
So before you jump on the “I’m not coach material” bandwagon, take a deeper look into what a coach really is. Dig into the meaning of what a coach is to YOU. Do you have it in you to be that coach for someone else? You never know who you may inspire by your story or the words you speak. Take the time to inspire others and share your story. It may be the final push that ONE person needed!
Weight loss and good health requires hard work and healthy habits. Sorry to break it to you folks, but there is no magic diet pill!
I’m sure we have all, at some point in time, had the thought or dream that “if only I could just make this fat disappear”. You CAN but not with a magic pill, liposuction, or surgery. These pills and surgeries may work for a quick fix but after awhile their ‘magic’ disappears and you are back to where you started.
So how to do we make this fat disappear? With hard work, consistency, and honesty. Honesty? What does that have to do with losing weight? Well, being honest with yourself that you have a few extra pounds to lose is the first step. Being honest that it make take time and hard work is another. Being honest that you may have set backs but its okay because you can pick yourself up off the floor and continue forward, is another! Do you get my drift? If we dont start with first admitting the truth about our health and fitness, then we will get no where with this journey we must go on. And oh is it a journey with big peaks and low valleys! But when you look at yourself in the end or even halfway through your journey, you will realize what an amazing journey it has been. Imagine the stories you will have to share and the friends you will make along the way. So do you want to have a temporary fix or do you want to embark on a journey and make it a life-long fix? The easy road or the hard but lasting road? I pick the latter one!
1. What do you desire?
2. What are you determined to do/be?
3. What motivates you?
4. What inspires you?
In regards to your health and fitness, take a few minutes to jot down your answers to these questions. Use these answers to determine your WHY. Why do you want to embark on this journey? Why do you want to live a long and healthy life? Why do you want to lose weight? Why do you deserve this? If you don’t determine your why you wont stick to the journey. You must hold yourself accountable to what you want to become!