Word of the Month: CHANGE

September Word of the Month: CHANGE

As we enter month NINE of 2014 and you reflect on the year, what changes big and small have you made in order to achieve goals, and live the healthy, fit and fun sustainable life you desire??  What changes are allowing you to feel success and the difference in your day to day activities??!

CHANGE is GOOD
CHANGE is not easy.

CHANGE is EYE-OPENING
CHANGE brings about growth.

CHANGE is POWERFUL
CHANGE is YOU choosing to make it happen

CHANGE is a choice and not always easy to do or see as we can become so blinded by our day to day shuffle here, shuffle there…say in robot voice, “This is what I do. This is my life. I am stuck.”

Well YOU are only stuck if you think you are.  Yes, sometimes it feels like we are in concrete and never getting out, BUT if you want out, you want change, you want to grow and make your goals happen then make it so.  Ask questions, connect with others you know are doing just that…all it takes is that first step.

Keep your focus on your big and small progress no punishment on your slip ups (it’s life it can happen).  Keep striving for daily progress.  Some days you really feel and see it and some you’re like WTF, I’ve been working hard.  Don’t allow it to stop you – YOU ARE STRONG and will persevere.  Continue to understand the path won’t be easy but it will be worth it, change is happening every day.  And in my opinion it beats complaining about being or feeling stuck when you have a plan and goals set into action.

Dial in your days for growth and change, be open to new positive experiences, embrace your new behaviors and thoughts – hey look at me all nice and loving;), be challenged, face fears, add in positive habits and surroundings and people with similar goals.  Not everyone close to you will understand or even want to join you and that is ok, maybe they are not ready but don’t allow that to stop you from the change you seek – be an example, be the one who takes the step forward for self-progress and lead the way.

Experience the new everyday energy, the new life from within, the new breath, the new people that come into your life who are doing what you want to be doing and guess what they had to make it happen too:)

Cheers to being the CHANGE you wish to feel, see and be in your life and in the world.  Love you all and if you want to talk about change, goals, life you know where to find me;)  Leave a message, I would love to connect and share!! xoxo
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FEAR Have You Turning Around??

Fear mind killer

 

How many of you have allowed fear to stop you??

“Fear is inevitable, I have to accept that, but I cannot allow it to paralyze me.” ~ Isabel Allende

I can admit I have.  But, damn if this quote doesn’t resonate and make me sit up taller and feel stronger because I know the true power is in the push forward. The fear will always be, it is in the doing where the growth will come. Who will face a fear with me this week?!! xo

 

Fear drop it

True Mark of Maturity

Something to keep in mind that is not always easy, oh believe me, because sometimes people rub you the wrong way and you want to bop them upside the head;) Sometimes those people are displaying things I do only they are 10x worse so I’m more annoyed (come on you know what I’m talking about, that damn life mirror – ha).

Begin to let what Deepak Chopra says resonate with you , “people are doing the best that they can from their own level of consciousness.” it puts a new perspective on situations with certain people.

Don’t get me wrong, lessons need to be learned and taught in order to become more aware and raise the level of consciousness but you will not be able to make a person change. You have to simply let them gather the information that you set forth and lead by example (right – easier said than done but we all have the ability to do this!!). Walking away and separating yourself from the person and situation is at times the best way to grow.

Remember, people will choose to act out, try to escape, become silent – no matter the expression people want to be heard, be seen, be understood and in the end some are only looking for reactions. How will you react?!!

Cheers to being aware and living a healthy, fit and fun life! xo

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Monday Dose of Motivation

Monday Motivation:

AGREE!!  I’ve been the food abuser, I still have my emotional eating moments but I am more aware and I begin to think, “what are you avoiding, Marcie”, “what is big on your list that is making you nervous and begin to stress, grab and eat w/o thinking”.  By me having these thoughts is a BIG change for me vs just muncha muncha muncha.

I’m not perfect, I have those cravings, I want to curl up surrounded by some favorite horrible goodies but all it does is prolong the inevitable, then I’m feeling sick, bloated and have now put off my goals for another day and that is not an option.

I choose EXERCISE to gain energy and strength, to lift my fog, to have new ideas flowing through my brain, to gain new perspectives, to make better choices, to feel HAPPY, SWEATY, SORE (a little), and AWESOME!!

These changes are not easy whether you are just starting out or dialed in – YOU get stronger!!  You have some slip ups but YOU keep going!!  YOU choose investing in your health and living a life you desire vs complaining, making excuses, avoiding or thinking people that are in shape must have it easy – ummmm NO.

EASY is walking into a store buying anything, with no focus and then upset nothing is going your way in life so bitch and complain but don’t want to change.  HARD is walking into a store with a plan, staying focused, and feeling upset because your plan didn’t go as you desired but feeling good because you’re another step closer to your goals and things are going your way.

Cheers to living a healthy, fit and fun life!! xo

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It’s never a question of can you, but will you?

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It’s never a question of can you, but will you?  Some days are harder than others…agree?
I was sore from a yoga flow class last night where I felt comfortably uncomfortable in many poses.  I honestly was not in the mood to push myself this morning (I knew what was coming – haha).  I could have FIT blocked myself with excuses and gone about my day but ultimately I know I was being laaaazy.
I’ve learned these are the times to push myself harder, break through that process and feel the endorphin high…within 2 minutes I was thankful I hit play, 1/2 way through my sweat fest I was like WTF Shaun-T as it hurt so good, to damn I’m a warrior, to yes high five to me.  I chose me, I chose to see my strength, I chose to push myself beyond what I was feeling, now I feel stronger and ready to roar through the day.  What will you choose today to improve your tomorrows?!
Cheers to pushing yourself beyond and living a healthy, fit and fun life! xo

Friday Night…Head Stands?!! I didn’t know my own strength…

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Hey, ma look what I can do!!  AHHHHH, I’m so excited and addicted…haha I don’t think I have ever been able to do this and yesterday at school I tried it for the first time (in a long time) on a turf field with my students and as I raised …my legs straight up with ease which was a complete surprise, I was thinking…WOW…you are way stronger than you think…holy shhhh!!  So I had to take pics for proof;)  Have you ever amazed yourself with your own strength?!
I’ll be 37 next month and I’m the strongest I’ve ever been physically, mentally, and emotionally…my body and mind are so connected it’s the most amazing feeling.  Thank you Les Mills Pump, Beachbody and Shakeology® I’ve been looking for way too long for the perfect combo for living a healthy lifestyle and 2 years ago in April, 2 days after my 35th birthday…I started my journey with TurboFire ready for big changes.  I let go of some negative vibes and relationships and came back to me, my love of fitness, my love of setting big goals and crushing them, my love of competing with myself and others, my drive to be more and do more, my love and zest for life which was already high energy has even reached a new level.
When you decide to make changes for you, there is nothing that should stop you…I’m learning and creating as I go along and kicking habits and creating new as I go…I’m not dieting (ugh horrible word), I’m changing my lifestyle and that takes time, and it’s worth it…I’m 2 years in and there is no looking back…everyday is a new day you continue to push and become stronger and as the days go by you notice the small changes becoming the big changes and that has helped me in creating the healthy lifestyle that works best for me…a balance of life, love, relationships (family/friends), fitness/health, career, and fun.  You can do anything you set your mind to!!  Cheers to living a healthy and BeBloodyFit life!! xo, MESee More

Stronger Every Day…JUST DO IT!!

You have to put in the hard work to create what you want…Stronger Every Day!! (Day 32 Les Mills Pump)
I have to work at my healthy lifestyle daily and some days are easier than others to push through, but I do it.  YOU just have to start… doing it, it’s honestly the 1st and hardest step but you won’t regret it…start making changes and it will lead you to bigger changes where you find yourself saying, ugh I don’t like the taste of that any more, or wow, I can’t believe how many push ups I can do now, or my head is so clear the fog has lifted…etc believe me so worth your time in order to create the life you want, instead of complaining or making excuses as to why you feel and look a certain way.
In moments where I need that extra push, I remember how I made a commitment to me, to my health, and how I don’t want to break that.  Reality and truth…it’s your relationship with yourself.  Think of all your  relationships…family, friends, loves, etc…you wouldn’t want to let any of them down, your there for them when they need it, why wouldn’t you be present for YOU?!  Why allow yourself to make excuses and not follow through.  Many of us can relate to being hurt in a relationship, and we know it sucks so why do it to yourself…treat YOU, the way YOU want to be treated!:)
I’m here for you every step…I’ve been through some low rough times in the past and because of taking that 1st big step, 1 year/10mo ago I’ve been my most consistent and most changing…I’ll continue to push forward, grow stronger, and live a healthy lifestyle that fits me best…join me…let’s live a healthy lifestyle together!:)
Cheers to Living, Loving, Laughing and to a Healthy and Fit Life! Xo, Me
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