Who isn’t hoping to find the prized corridor that leads to amazing fitness and freaky weight-loss?
And who doesn’t want the path be moderately convenient: not to impede upon your current schedule and not cause any discomfort?
- Change requires things to change.
- Change requires new habits.
- Change requires awareness, especially about what needs to change.
TRUE OR NOT TRUE
- You will know everything you need to know if you read a good health and fitness book. WT…? No!
Sorry, but it’s just NOT TRUE.
You can build a house out of the truckloads of diet books on Amazon, yet there’s an obesity epidemic in every town. Reading Browsing the diet books we get for Christmas ain’t gonna do it.
Plus, you and I have different body types. Every body responds a touch differently to exercise and food.
You stand to learn more about YOURSELF and YOUR body when you take the ACTION prescribed in the book.
TRUE OR NOT TRUE
- You can lose 20 pounds in 4 months, if you workout 4 days a week.
I wouldn’t say it’s impossible, but I would say I hope you have a workout log. I hope you’re planning to advance-schedule ALL your workouts, log the actual exercises, and track your progress each week.
And if losing 20 pounds in 4 months really matters to you, I suggest you keep a journal and write your feelings. Write your goals. Confront your fears. Confront your feelings.
Because 20 pounds isn’t worth a drop of water. A twenty pound weight change is like finding gold!
You’re gonna need to dig and remain tenacious, focused, and committed.
Look at a snapshot of one of my workout journals. Yep, that’s a page of my DUMP–it’s what I call it when I’m dumping out my feelings. Like clearing out my inner obstacles.
Beside it is the book I’m writing now. It’s a workout log. Plus, more.
For 20 less pounds, my book will help you. It’ll be ready by Earth Day, in time for Spring!
TRUE OR NOT TRUE
- You can transform your body all by yourself.
Sorry, but it’s pretty much NOT TRUE.
And if it were TRUE, it’d be a rare phenomenon.
Generally, we can go farther and achieve more with support, guidance, coaching, and the elevation of standard we energetically pick up by simply being in the company of folks with similar goals and elevated habits!
A trainer, a teacher, or a friend will give you one or all the above. Peer groups you create in exercise spaces or a meet-up or a Facebook group help.
You NEED accountability!
Go ahead and find people to celebrate you.
Keep up with the Rabbits: people that keep you running at a faster pace of belief and action.
All this is better than trying to do your goals by yourself.
Transform your habits, transform your body.
- Keep notes when you read.
- Post reminders or quotes from the books that inspire you.
- Advance-schedule your workouts.
- Track your progress.
- Find a teacher, trainer, or a friend to draft you to your pot of gold.
live above ordinary,
I am a transformational coach and fitness trainer which means I will give clients healthful tools, exercises, and processes that they can use for an eternity.
But here is MY exception: One must be willing and ready to step into one’s strength
with the courage to move past the subconscious limitations.
Strength, power, and courage cannot be given.
It is something we realize.
If you are not ready for the change and improvement that I will help you facilitate,
if you are afraid of moving more than a 5 pound weight at any point in your program,
if you do not wish to see yourself expand, if you complain a LOT, and if you are not ready to look deeper at your personal possibilities and move toward your greatest self, I am not your trainer.
But if you are interested in a steady, safe, and strong progression toward the person you desire to be, and if you have more courage you wish to express,
and if you believe life is worth living to the fullest, I think we are a great match!
And if not, I truly believe you probably will keep feeling exactly how you feel, and you will never be able to have the body or life you desire.
You must BELIEVE and BEHAVE like you’re worth your transformation before it can actually happen.
Thanks Oby for the interview!
Here is my MOvement for November : The Spinal Twist
to re-align the physical and mental energies as we prepare for feasts of food and material.
Movement and breath are gifts worth cherishing every waking day.
They each offer pathways to vibrant health and intuitive expansion.
Dip into this delicious pleasure.
We’re always trying to get there, to make it!
So much self help is focused on teaching us how to help ourselves to more.
Get more. Have more. Earn more.
Maybe we could use a bit of help learning how to feel good about what we have.
What we have.
And not for any other reason than to feel good right now.
Call it gratitude.
Gratitude has become another puffy word, like the words authentic and love.
We toss these words up and fumble to catch them.
Why have they become so hard to hold, gently?
Could we let them sit within our grasp without squeezing so tight and slipping out of our hands?
I invite you to hold gratitude with both hands, with your thoughts, with your BOD and be still. Carry it. See it. Feel it.
Bring it up closer to you. Take a breath.
Maybe you’ve missed something.
Maybe you’ve been out there looking for more when there already exists so much more within you.
Feel grateful not because you’ve learned that doing this will work to bring more to you (though it might), and not because it makes you a good person (though it pretty much could), and not because feeling grateful is a strategy to change your energetic vibration (although it pretty much will).
Don’t feel grateful simply because you wanna ” make something happen”.
Feel grateful because it can illuminate the parts of you and your life that you may have overlooked
(due to all the wanting).
Feel grateful because this moment matters just as much as your next, just as much as 6 months from now, just as much as when you do have the right boyfriend, enough money, perfect abs, a promotion.
This moment is happening. It’s your life.
Be in it.
You and your life are worth Celebrating just as is.
You have made it! Here.
You are already here.
You are more than your BODy.
You are your beliefs.
So here I am, teaching a studio full of exercise birdies of all ages, sizes, and characters who have just finished pumping out 60 push-ups on tippy-toe in sets of 20.
Grumbling and moaning low, they sprawl into positions that might indicate the end of class.
That’s when I speak out…
“We’re doing 60 more.
You might be tired, now. Really.
Your arms might be sore, or maybe you feel like the breathing is seriously tough because you can’t stop choking down the discomfort of burning triceps and shoulders.
But guess what?
I don’t care.
I don’t care how your BODy feels.
I don’t care.
You are more than a BODy.
So, let’s go.
3 more sets of 20 push-ups!”
We avoid it like a pothole.
The discomfort from heartburn after eating a Big Mac and super fries, from the top of your jeans tattooing a red gash into your belly, or your doc snarling and sighing before she hands you your blood work report is discomfort that lasts much longer!!
So get comfortable and start believing that you CAN make strong, impactful, healthy choices for your thriving self!
Believe you are the one who happily smacks the Mikey D bag of sugar and grease to the curb.
Believe that you are the one who spins and turns your world on with your smile then does a Mary Tyler Moore fling of your blood work report into the air.
Believe you are the one who CAN complete 120 push ups.
Believe you CAN, you fine and fit thang!
You are MORE than your BOD.
You are your beliefs.
What do you believe you CAN do, be, or have in 2015?
Back from summer.
Back from creating and revising the my beLOvedBODy fitness programs.
Back to school, this life-school.
And me-feels bubbled up with curiosity and desire to learn and experience as much as an existence can.
So many of us, including the teachers who had the summer off and the mamas who get extra help with the kids from daytime summer camps, lose their weekly workout and self-care rituals during this time of year.
I’ve noticed that this BACK to SCHOOL time either promotes a big-time return to productive weekly habits or a regression away from taking care of personal needs and desires.
Let’s return to productive, healthy habits to fulfill our curious souls. Let’s WAKE UP.
We CAN set life-affriming goals EVERY 8 WEEKS!
SET 3 PRODUCTIVE LIFE GOALS today.
Here are mine
1 To expand my imagination, I’m gonna read 2 books per month.
I’ve started THE ALMOST MOON by Alice Sebold of THE LOVELY BONES and DYING TO BE ME by Anita Moorjani this week!
This has been a frickn challenging goal in the past, especially during times when I’m working a lot.
I’m starting small with the 2-book goal. By January, I hope to make it a 3-book-a-month thang.
2 Get stronger and overcome a fitness hurdle.
My goal is to do 2 sets of 5 chin ups two times per week AND to master the HANDSTAND by JANUARY 2015.
3 CENTER my soul.
I plan to sit quietly or pray for 10 minutes EVERY DAY.
I also plan to read my FAV spiritual text – The SCIENCE OF MIND by Ernest Holmes and listen to MICHAEL BERNARD BECKWITH 2 times per week.
Please join mE.
Make your goals meaningful.
Explore your curiosities and fears.
Make your goals ACHIEVABLE! Let them be goals that you CAN accomplish given your real-life schedule,
even if it means shifting things around a bit.