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Inspiration for those who warrior on

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“What’s the world’s greatest lie?” the boy asked, completely surprised.

“It’s this: that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.” – The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

Life certainly can feel like it’s all just happening to us, though, can’t it? The washing machine breaks the night before your in-laws visit. You receive a diagnosis for yourself or a loved one. Your husband asks for a divorce. The baby has colic.

Living an intentional life and trying to be your best self doesn’t mean life won’t happen to us. It means we refuse to throw in the towel to the whims of fate.

I haven’t written much lately. For one, I had one of those “life happened” moments last week, when my computer took a crap. This left me to fight for precious time on my son’s laptop to complete deadlines for my editing job. Alright, he didn’t really fight me. Huff loudly, sure, but it is a new (to him) laptop that he bought with money he earned through his summer job.

Moreover, I haven’t felt particularly inspired. It’s the end of summer. I’m trying to keep my children from scratching each other’s eyes out. I’ve backslid on my fitness goals due to thinking “I don’t have to get up early; how about another glass of wine and some popcorn?”

The adult Becca has gone on summer vacation, and left me in charge. Bwah ha ha ha ha!

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Apparently, I’m ready for the schedule and forced routine of the school year as much as the children. There’s something about the beginning of a new school or calendar year that feels like someone has hit the reset button.

While there’s no barrier to starting a project on Thursday, it feels better to start on Monday. “First of the _____” feels like the time to make changes. There’s even some science to back this up.

According to research published in Psychology Science, people were more motivated to begin a new goal on a “temporal landmark.” Such events help the brain to distinguish between past actions and new intentions.

Makes sense, right? The researchers dubbed it the “fresh start effect.”

None of that may be news to you. Even if you didn’t know there was research out there, you likely knew that you start new things on Mondays or New Year’s Day.

Here’s the exciting part.

In one study, some participants were told to begin their goal on “the first day of spring,” March 20th. The other group was told simply to start on Thursday, March 20th. Framing the same start date as the first day of something, in this case a season, had a significant impact.

This is great news for those of us who choose to live purposefully, rejecting the lie that happenstances divest us of control over our lives. We don’t have to wait till Jan. 1st to start over and do better.

There are new beginnings all around us if we frame them as such. For me, I have the new school year on the horizon to get out of my summer-time slump.

There are fiscal quarters and moon cycles. Every week has a Monday.

Every day has a day break!

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What separates us from those who believe the “greatest lie” is not that we are immune to hardships, frustrations, or set backs. It’s that we know that whether we face a life altering blow or a daily inconvenience, there will be another fresh start.

As surely as the tides rise and fall, day will break, revealing a “first day of.” For every inhale, there is an exhale. For every end, there is a beginning.

At day break, we who warrior on get up and put one foot in front of the other. If we falter when the starting pistol fires, we find another starting line.

What may appear to be fate taking control can be a new beginning if you make it thus. Keep finding fresh starts and the world’s greatest lie will be another’s to believe.

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In the past 15 months, I’ve gone from a cigarette smoking couch potato to a smoke-free, fitness fanatic who hits the gym 6 days a week. The story of how I finally quit smoking is for another day. However, I came up with the top reasons I’ve become a full-on workout warrior in hopes that something will help you get your exercise on.

10 ways to start and keep an exercise routine:

  1. Build it into your schedule.

Ever forget to have your morning cup ‘o joe, or have a really great excuse not to brush your teeth? I doubt it. They are a part of your daily routine, so you do them. If you want to have a healthy lifestyle and not just another failed attempt to lose weight, your exercise must be a part of your weekly schedule.

Google’s dictionary defines routine as a noun as, “a sequence of actions regularly followed; a fixed program.” The adjective definition is “performed as part of a regular procedure rather than for a special reason.”

Stop thinking of exercise as something special. Make it your standard operating procedure. Write it in your planner, if you’re old fashioned like me. For the rest of you, put it in your Outlook or set a reminder on your phone. There are plenty of apps too!

The tools are abundant, but it’s up to you to make this a part of your life so you no longer need a reminder. It’s just what you do when you first wake up, or after work, or whatever time works for your schedule, but build it into the schedule.

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  1. Find a place that you like.

If the gym you pick is too far to be convenient, you won’t stick with it. If it’s dirty, if the staff is rude, if the members make you feel self-conscious, if you don’t like it for whatever reason, you won’t go. And why would you? It’s your money; it’s your life. You should enjoy it on some level.

I’m not saying you’ll love the muscle fatigue necessary to build new muscles. The winded, sweaty feel of an intense cardio work out may have you doubting all your life choices in the moment. After, however, when the endorphins kick in and the results are seen, you know, this is a place that you feel comfortable.

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  1. Do exercises you enjoy.

Similarly, if you hate what you are doing you won’t stick with it. I used to run. I lived in Miami, and I would run at 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Let me tell you, that is the hottest, most humid time to run in Miami. How I did that, I don’t know. But at that time in my life, I somehow didn’t mind.

Well, fast forward 20 years, and I now would rather sit on my butt and grow larger than the house than go run in South Florida at any time of the day. I had to accept that I was no longer a runner and find something I was willing to do.

I found it. It costs a lot more than running, but I do it. I may curse my way through the workouts, but I love the feeling after and the results. So, if yoga makes you cringe (after trying it! Don’t be like a toddler with a new food!), then don’t make your goal to go to yoga 3 times a week. There are so many options, saying you don’t like cross fit doesn’t mean you can’t exercise!

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  1. Tell someone you’re going.

Make yourself accountable. It can be easy to let ourselves down, but harder to admit you didn’t do what you said you would to someone else. Tell a partner, a friend, or heck, blast it on social media.

I’m pretty good at making it to the gym, but if I’m ever thinking, no not tomorrow, I’ll post on our gym’s member’s page. Then, I have some good peer pressure to make it in.

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  1. Ignore your feelings.

As Nike said, just do it. Mel Robbins often says, you’ll never feel like it. Especially, if this is day one for you. It is going to feel bad, physically and emotionally.

When I stepped in my gym for my first workout in five years, I was 41 years old. But I felt like I was 12 and back in middle school. It was painfully difficult to not turn and run out. You just do it any way.

I fell on my face twice trying to do a push-up that first day. I had to suck up my embarrassed feelings and come back the second day. Don’t worry about what those meat heads and skinny chicks make you think, it sucks for most of us to start.

Courage is not the absence of fear; it’s walking through your fears. It’s swallowing the embarrassment of having to modify exercises. It’s embracing the sucky feelings of the first days and weeks.

After the first day, there will be times you don’t feel like it. After the first year, you will think, really, I still have to go this often. Yep.

The true suck is that you don’t get to work hard and then stop and maintain health and a nice physique. I think we need to stop calling it a “fitness journey,” actually. Journeys have a destination. Health and fitness is life, every day.

That’s why I started with saying you better like where and what you are doing folks, because if you are only in this until you lose that x number of pounds, then keep enjoying your yo-yo diet life.

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  1. Don’t critique your performance.

If you are just starting an exercise routine, you’re not going to be any good at it. Period, end of story. Your first day, just showing up is a win.

Coming back after recouping from the muscle soreness of the first day is a win. Once you’ve made it a habit, then worry about “killing the workout.” But don’t psych yourself out of taking the first steps because you are worried about your performance.

Show up, later you can show out, but this is about getting in the door! That’s not going to happen if you are worried about how you will perform at first. Just accept that it won’t be great. That’s not the point! The point is to start!

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  1. Don’t rely on a “gym buddy.”

Here’s where I diverge from a lot of the standard advice. Maybe it’s because I’m an introvert. Maybe it’s because I like dogs more than people, but hear me out.

Even if you would never consider going anywhere alone, I encourage you to not depend on a “gym buddy.” In my experience, when you must have Sally come with you to work out, then when Sally is sick, you won’t workout. When Sally is on vacation, you don’t go either, because you never became comfortable doing this for you. You never stepped up and said this is my health and fitness, and I am responsible for it.

Take that responsibility. Don’t put it on a buddy. That’s not fair to your friend, and it potentially cheats yourself. Ideally, you find the buddy who texts, “hey, I’m sick today, but don’t you miss because of me, or I’ll kick your butt when I’m feeling better.” Now, that’s a healthy gym buddy relationship.

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  1. Find people that encourage you.

Not needing a gym buddy to hold your hand does not negate the importance of having supportive people. We all need accountability. You might need new ideas, when you plateau or “don’t feel like it.” I just encourage you to find more than one supportive person, so that you don’t make that person’s excuses yours.

Other people will slack off for their own reasons. Fine, you be the one waiting for them and encouraging them to get back at it, but don’t have a person that is nonnegotiable to your routine. Your exercise routine should be the nonnegotiable, and then the people will come.

You will find the people who are there all the time to encourage you, or you can find them on-line. There are lots of groups and bulletin boards. You can follow them on Instagram and Twitter. There are people out there to lift you up along the way, but only you move your body.

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  1. Give it time.

I recently saw a meme that said you didn’t like coffee, wine, or beer at first either. How true? If you are reading this far, it’s likely that exercise is not your first love…yet. So, give it time to grow on you like wine did. Soon you may be a raging gymaholic.

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  1. Realize your worth.

My favorite exercise mantra is “you are worth some of your time and energy.” I was a mom, professional, and wife who gave so much to everyone around me. I’d then tell myself the lie that I didn’t have any time for myself.

Now, I take the time. I’m worth it. I deserve to use some of my time to improve myself, and so do you.

 

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It’s Monday. The beginning of a new work week. Monday gets a bad rap, because it’s the end of the weekend. We who warrior on to a better life, however, know that we can shift our perspective.

So, this week, let’s not begrudge Monday for its terminating ability. Let’s embrace the opportunities that come with the beginnings Monday brings.

Still not convinced? Here’s some help!

Psychology Today provides the following 5 tips for improving your Monday morning:

  1. Ease into your Monday.
  2. Find a happy place to allow you to “adjust to work life again.”
  3. “Look forward to something.”
  4. “Set your own priorities.”
  5. “Make the most of the morning.”

Read the full article here: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-happiness-project/201004/five-tips-improving-monday-mornings

Becca’s Monday morning

I started my day today by downing a bottle of water. This is typical for me. I like it room temperature, because it’s easier to chug that way. It gets me out of the dehydration that often occurs when we sleep.

Next, I did some tricep dips to get my blood flowing, and some sun salutations to set my intentions for the day.

Just a few minutes to start my day on a good note, taking care of my physical body and connecting to my spirit.

Then, I moved on my other obligations. One child was awake, so I ensured she ate. I got ready for the gym. At my workout facility, we love to say “never miss a Monday!”

Psych Central agrees, encouraging even 10 minutes of HIIT, in their article about Mondays.

8 Ways to Avoid the Monday Morning Blues:

  1. Foster “social connections” on Sunday.
  2. “Sneak in a sweat session.
  3. “Do not attempt to sleep in.”
  4. “Set an intention.”
  5. Meditate.
  6. Work a little on Sunday.
  7. Read the night before.
  8. Meal prep on Sunday.

Here is the rest of the article: https://psychcentral.com/blog/8-ways-to-avoid-the-monday-morning-blues/

If you decide to give # 5 a go, don’t forget there is a guided meditation made just for my readers HERE.

How do you like to start your work week?

Happy Monday!

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“The choices that we make in our life, indeed determine the kind of results that we experience and the quality of the life that we live.  – Sumeet Jain

I’m at a local brewery with some of my favorite female friends. We’re all enjoying a brew and swapping funny or frustrating life stories. I share a recent happening. “So, the snake pooped in my daughter’s hair yesterday.” Giggles ensue, and I say the cliché, “Only me, right?” As if I’m some victim of a wild pooping snake invasion. No, of course it would only happen to me, because I’m the only crazy one in the bunch who bought her son a pet snake!

So often, life can feel out of control, and like it’s just happening to us. It’s true that there are many unpredictable events in life. Even the length of it can be outside of our control, but that only makes our choices even more important.

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Choose the good

Since we can’t control everything, it’s imperative to be intentional with the things we can control. Our choices should accurately reflect who we are and where we are trying to go. Choose to input the things that are meaningful to your life.

As I noted in 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Sunday, start with your values. If you value healthy eating, then is the choice your about to make for lunch in line with those values? If not, then stop playing the victim card, and saying “only me, right?”

Moreover, the “good” for you may not be the good for me. We each have different priorities and goals. We must start with our goals to ensure that our daily choices are moving us toward them. Is it more important to me to spend my free 30 minutes today reading a book or putting away laundry? Neither is inherently good or bad. I can tell you, I’ll be choosing the book. Some of you are shivering at the thought of leaving laundry undone. That’s fine, and of course, some things must get done. Practicing mindfulness in our daily choices, however, will render more empowerment over our lives.

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Take back your power

If we constantly choose actions because of how others will perceive us, what others want us to do, or some other exterior motivation, then we will feel like a victim. Yes, my laundry has to get done, but when I was constantly choosing what might impress others over things that nourished my soul, I felt like a victim. But, that’s the beauty of it. This was not some life circumstance that was out of my control. I could make different choices!

If you are a victim to your life choices, there’s good news! You have the option to change.

Here’s how things get messed up, and I’m using healthy eating simply as an example.

I eat too much and too many unhealthy, processed foods. When I inevitably gain weight, I feel fat and unlovable; I lose energy, self-esteem, and motivation.

Now, I’ve created a life that I don’t want. The lie seeps in that “fat, lazy, and unlovable” are who I am. No, those are negative labels that I’ve assigned the outcome of my choices. None of those things came from the depths of my character. They came from poor choices, or choices not geared toward getting me a healthy body and more energy.

The same applies to our spiritual, professional, and social lives. We either change the choices we are making or accept the results those choices produce.

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That’s how choices work

Once upon a time in a land far, far away, when I was a practicing attorney, I had a secretary who was appalled at how often I came to work with dog hair on my suit. Yes, I owned three big dogs, which was a choice that led to hairy suits. The best I could do to mitigate the situation was to invest in lint rollers, one for my office, car, purse, etc. Any place I could, I stashed a lint roller. See, much to my secretary’s dismay, getting rid of the dogs was not something I was willing to do. So, I just had to deal with the dog hair as best I could and move on. Perhaps, that’s why my legal career didn’t work out. I doubt it, but even if it is, I’m ok with that choice. Others might make another.

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My son didn’t mind the dog hair when he came along.

The point is not that we must change every decision that has a less-than-desirable side effect. Neither do we have to accept mediocrity and feelings of victimhood when we could change our circumstances.

The point is to work on meshing our choices with our values so that we feel empowered by the life we create rather than victimized.

I also endorse a healthy sense of humor to embrace the “snake poop” and “dog hair” of life! After all, no matter how mindful and intentional we become, life has its share of shit. Sometimes it’s best to not take things too seriously.

“Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.” – Tony Robbins

Joy: A TED talk share

July 14, 2018


My loves, I must apologize for the lack of content this past week. I’ve been working on some articles which will be featured on other blogs. The first will go live on http://www.rebellesociety.com/ July 17. I will share the link when it’s up.

You can now find that article by clicking HERE.

I stumbled across this beautifully interesting TED talk and thought it was worth sharing. I hope you enjoy it, and promise that I have something in the works for next week. The working title is “Snake poop: A lesson in life choices.”  Intrigued?

 
Weekly planner for scheduling your week

“On Wednesdays, we wear pink.” – Mean Girls

On Sundays, we prep.

Today’s the day to get ready for the week. Take Sunday to make your game plan for the week.

I’ve started using this app, MyFitnessPal. I don’t know if it’s any better or worse that other fitness apps. I just downloaded it to start tracking my food, because I’ve been off track of my fitness goals. At the end of each day, it tells me “if every day were like today in 5 weeks you’d weigh xxx.” Some days this is a good number, yesterday it was not. The good news is every day doesn’t have to be like yesterday!

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Today’s a new day, and the beginning of a new week. However, I don’t want to leave it to chance. So, I take Sundays to prepare for the week ahead.

5 Ways to make the most of your Sunday Prep Day:

  1. Start with your goals. Are they fitness goals? Then, meal prep and schedule in your exercise. Work goals? Break it into steps that you work on through the week. This is the “what.” What do you want and need to accomplish this week. If you don’t want to spend your week putting out fires, then start your week with your goals in mind.
  2. Schedule in your what. Don’t wait to see if you have time for the important goals in your life. Plan in the time! If you don’t, the week will just happen to you. Coworkers, family members, time wasters will pop up and find plenty of things for you to spend your time on. Schedule in your priorities today.
  3. Set yourself up for success. Don’t “plan” to write that novel all in one week. Then, when that unrealistic goal isn’t met, you get to have a pity party. Nope, set up a realistic plan. If this is the week that you finally get back in the gym, don’t plan to go 7 days. You know you’re going to be sore and need a day or two for recover. Plan accordingly. Sometimes, I wonder if we don’t have some subconscious nonsense going on that says, I’m going to prove that I will fail at this by setting myself up for failure. Don’t do that. Be ambitious, but be honest with yourself.
  4. Be flexible with the things you can’t control. If your plan goes awry because your kid gets sick and requires a day of cuddles, you readjust. Life happens. Don’t throw out the whole plan because something out of your control happens. We know illnesses happen, technology glitches, dogs puke on the carpet. Be willing to move on to plan B not simply throw your hands up in the air and quit.
  5. Be inflexible with the things you can control. This is just to say, stick to the Sunday plan through the week. Don’t make excuses. These are your goals after all. Don’t let yourself down. If you’ve decided what needs to get done this week to move closer to your goals, and you’ve scheduled in the time. Your plan in realistic, and the only issue is you, then get out of your own way! Make every day a day that “if every day were like today in 5 weeks” you’d be at your goal, or significantly closer.
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Miracles happen every day, change your perception of what a miracle is and you’ll see them all around you. – Jon Bon Jovi

Often, I write about positivity and mindset, but let me be clear. I’m not immune to a bad hair day messing with my attitude; a rude driver sending me into a rant; or, as was the case this morning, bad news on the scale sending me into a pity party.

No one is immune to the frustrations of daily life.

I still consider myself a positive person in those moments, because I have the skills to snap myself out of it. I know that each day is a new day and can be better than the last. Heck, each hour is an opportunity to “snap out of it.” I’ll admit, though, I hadn’t done anything super intentional to reset my day. Nonetheless, the Universe sent a small miracle, which made me smile.

Driving to my son’s one o’clock doctor’s appointment with little time to spare. My son notes a dog wandering alone on the opposite side of the street. At this point I know we’re going to be late, because we can’t just drive by a doggie in peril.

Pity-party Becca thinks, of course, this is how my day is going! Luckily, though, I recognized the dog, and we were quickly able to deliver her to the correct home. Still, I’m sure this is going to push us just past one o’clock.

We’re late. We’re late. For a very important date.

I call to say we are running late. The receptionist is confused, stating there’s no appointment for him on the calendar. Already being on the cranky side, I’m a little miffed. I had the appointment documented in three places and am sure that they are the ones that made the mistake.

However, upon hearing that there was no doctor’s appointment for him, my son pumps his fist and announces, “Yes! Jesus answered my prayers!” Indeed, the boy had declared that morning that he didn’t want to have a doctor’s appointment that day. I explained the 24-hour cancellation policy of most doctor’s offices and that me paying for an appointment he didn’t attend wasn’t an option!

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The receptionist nicely offered us the 2 o’clock appointment. I told her about my son’s excitement over the cancelled appointment thanks to his prayers and said, “Let’s just let the boy have his miracle.” She laughed and agreed.

As Bernard Shaw said, “A miracle is an event which creates faith. That is the purpose and nature of miracles.” Enjoy your miracle, little dude.   

And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 18:3 (NIV)

I asked my friend, Sarah, to share the story of her fitness journey with my readers. One of the reasons is because I knew her journey, like mine, has seeped into all aspects of her life. I find it so exciting and inspiring to learn how a jouney toward physical health can be a journey toward mental and spiritual health as well. I hope Sarah’s story inspires you. I know she inspires me every day.   

Hi, my name is Sarah List. A little background: I am a happily married mother of three kids, one is on the autism spectrum. I currently have two jobs. Rebecca and I met through the gym, Platinum Fitness. She thought I should write about my journey since joining Platinum, and honestly, I thought I should too.

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Sarah List

So, about 10 months ago, I decided to take action to feel better about myself. Not in the sense of journaling or reading books (though I did both), but by joining a gym. Honestly, I thought the most I would get from it was maybe lose a few pounds and have “me time.”

I was off, by a long shot. I couldn’t be happier about how wrong I was.

When I first joined the gym, I was 197 pounds. I didn’t tell anyone; I was so upset. It was the heaviest I had ever been, and I was VERY uncomfortable in my skin. Of course, as the universe would have it, right after I signed up, we were hit with a hurricane that caused statewide power outages for days and weeks.

Therefore, the challenge I had signed up for was delayed. No matter, I started improving my eating habits right then. There was no way I wasn’t going to get a jump start to feeling better.

Finally, the power was back on, and the gym was up and ready to start back to business. My first day of the challenge, I was down to 184 pounds. That was a short-lived win, however.

When I went in that first day, I almost ran back out. All these women (and a few men) were just hauling butt, and working out so quickly. I honestly wondered in that first moment “Oh my God, what did I get myself into!?” Luckily, my amazing coach, Dalton, coaxed me out of hiding and told me, “Don’t worry, I got you. Just give me 70% today.” I did, and despite the resulting tiredness, I was proud of myself for doing it.

As I continued in the six-week challenge, I met amazing women who raised me up when I was down and made me feel so welcome. They didn’t even know me. Yet, it didn’t matter. I had become someone they cared about, and it made me feel like I belonged to something outside of being a mom or wife. I felt like I had found my place. It was amazing.

Moreover, the coaches and owner of the gym helped me to find myself again, and to believe in myself again. They still do. I cannot find adequate words to explain my gratitude for them.

Fast forward to about a month and a half ago.  I’ve now done four challenges and become an official member of the gym. And I got to thinking about how much I loved the atmosphere. How much I loved lifting others up to find a better person in themselves. I thought about how YEARS before, before I had had kids, I had thought about becoming a fitness instructor. Even shortly after I had my daughters, I had thought about it.

Why had I not pursued that?

I love helping others. And I really wanted to see others have the successes that I was having. So how was I going to do that?

I originally asked Aaron, the owner of the gym, what he thought my first steps should be. Before he really could answer, though, I signed up with the National Academy of Sports Medicine for their Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) program, and pre-enrolled for the Precision Nutrition program that starts this fall.

Now at present, I am half way through my CPT training, having passed my Midterm Exam recently! I have completed my CPR/AED certification and am on track to be fully certified as a CPT by the end of July!

I’ve had so many successes in my journey at Platinum Fitness, and I hope to some day (hopefully soon) share those with others. I want for others what I have accomplished, and I am actively seeking the tools to help them do that.

Quite frankly, in my studies, I have learned so many things that have helped me better understand as a client what the coaches at the gym are trying to achieve with myself and others. I’ve noticed that I am getting even better results now.

Basically, since starting my fitness journey, I have gained friends, family, knowledge, health (physically AND mentally), and found my happiness again.

I have found my path. Though it has lots of work on it, I am so freaking pumped to tackle it, because I am just so damn passionate about helping others. I want for everyone else what I have gotten, and I know this will be an incredible way to do it!

Don’t be afraid to tackle the work that will lead to what YOU are passionate about. Take it from me, it is truly worth it.

Do you have story of how you took back control of your life? Share it with me, maybe it’s something my readers would enjoy. Even if you don’t share it, however. I encourage you to write it down for yourself.


July 2, 2018

Free Meditation Experience with Deepak Chopra July 23 – Aug. 18

Friends, I wanted to share this FREE opportunity with you. Yes, our 30 days of Growth series is over, but those were habits. We want to continue them. I will be participating. I hope you join me.

Here’s the link:

Click here to sign up for free

I’m not affiliated with the Chopra center at all. Wish I were! But I have done one of these free 21 day events before, and enjoyed it. It’s just an opportunity I wanted to share with you. It is legitamately free. You will get emails after the 21 days to purchase the series, just delete if you don’t want to purchase.

Have a great day, readers, and there is a real blog post going live later this morning.

Becca

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