Change is coming. Change is inevitable. Whether it is the seasons (hello cooler temps and changing of the leaves) or something bigger; CHANGE HAPPENS! Recently I decided to invoke change based upon the inspiration of some of my students, clients and colleagues. I saw how they were bettering themselves and I was asking myself, "Am I the BEST version of myself that I can be?"
The kids are back in school and I am noticing a lot of people on the sidewalks and in the parks. With the weather getting cooler, more and more people are going to be taking it outside. Are you one of them? Whether you do not consider yourself a runner or if you run regularly, this month's challenge is for everyone!
Naps.... Naps, carbs and trash TV. That is mostly what my staycation consisted. Don't get me wrong, we had some great family bonding time, but there was a great deal of naps, carbs and trash TV. I know the hubby fully embraced staycation mode when he actually crawled into our bed to take a nap instead of just taking a 20 minute cat nap on the couch. This was on day two of staycation.
There are certain words we do not use in our home. I also bring some of these rules into my classroom. For example, we use the word "challenging" in lieu of "hard". The word "can't" can only be used if it is followed by "yet." However, there is a "F" word that we do not use, and I feel passionately about this. I despise the word "fat." Whether someone is calling themselves or another person the "f" word, it just sends a wave of emotions through my body that I cannot fully explain.
I cannot remember the last time I left one of my classes without smiling. Is it because I love what I do... Sure! However, I also see how it affects the lives of the people who attend the classes. Relationships are formed, beginners get stronger, lives are transformed, people find their voices.... Literally!