You all know how important family is to me... That includes my fitness family! I respect what they are doing in this facility and I am excited that they have asked me to be a part of it! We have some top-notch trainers here and passion is oozing out the doors. You cannot beat that!
During my career I have been grateful to have, and still have, a number of mentors shape me into the person I am today. Whether they have been in the corporate part of my life or fitness portion. They have all rounded me out into a person I feel that I can be proud of. I believe that it is well past time for me to share a great big thank you to these women for shaping me over this past decade, plus. Now as I write this, I know I will not do these ladies the justice that they deserve, but allow me to introduce you to my Mentor Tree.
Let's learn from the arrow and the science from the arrow. When things do not go our way, find a way to find the positive.
How many of think you are the next Beyoncé, Gabriel "Fluffy" Iglesias or Julianne Hough? No? Well, maybe that doesn't stop you from belting out "Single Ladies" in the shower or doing the Salsa in your bedroom on Latin night on DWTS. It's the sheer enjoyment of a pastime that you love. I remember my sister singing when I was younger. She has a beautiful voice. Many people told her as such. Did she boast of her talent? Not at all, but I am certain that she was confident in her skill. If memory serves, she was in competition choir for a few years. Her confidence was silent... Until it came time to sing.
"Adios 2016!" I'm so glad to say those words! Whew... What. A. Year! Never have I been so happy to turn the page on the calendar than I have on this past year.
The end is near... The end of the month, the end of the year and the end of the leftovers. How are you with your 2016 goals? If you are participating in our No Stress November Challenge, have you been able to take time out of your days and just "be"?
Confession: I had three servings of dressing... Covered in gravy. Ten minutes later, I thought I was going to be sick. No, this wasn't the best decision, but this past June I was thinking about this meal. I was saddened because I just knew that while everyone was feasting on their traditional Thanksgiving feast, I would be stuck with a plate of green beans, corn and maybe a salad.
Stress... It is EVERYWHERE! It is in our jobs, our schools and definitely on our roadways... Can I get an AMEN? My poor baby boy was in tears last night as we were going through his homework because he could not remember what needed to be turned in and what was work that needed to be done at school. That's when I knew it had been way too long since our last meditation session. Yes... My ten-year old meditates. He has actually been doing it for over a year.