I know what you are thinking.... "I'm just one person. I can't make a change." Unfortunately, the wrong people don't think so. They are making the wrong type of change to our world. We need to be the positive change that we want to see in the world. live the lifeInstead of talking or worse COMPLAINING about it, you have to DO SOMETHING.
I remembered what I tell my students, "Change comes outside of your comfort zone." If I am not able to live up to that, how do I expect my students to do the same? It wasn't easy. Finding the right way to learn the way to teach this format was the hardest part. Thankfully, I found a great mentor in my friend Alisa Lofton. She helped me find the right way to capture a pattern for me.
Apple butt. Cakes. Junk in the Trunk. Caboose. Gluteus Maximus. No matter what you call it, everyone wants a tighter TUSH. My favorite exercise, by far, is the SQUAT! I love the squat and all the forms and variations. Just in time for summer, we are challenging our glute activation with this functional exercise.
Do you look at exercise as a punishment or a reward? When I am asked how to start an exercise regimen, I always tell people to start with a program that people will enjoy... So exercise doesn't feel like "exercise."
How do you handle challenges in your life? Do you face them head on or head down? Would you consider yourself a positive person? We have lived our lives with the litmus test being the "glass half full or half empty" to decide if we are a positive or negative being.
What does your FEAR look like? Is it a particular challenge: 5K, half-marathon, triathlon? Maybe you have a passion in your life but you are holding yourself back, STOP! Sign up for a new course, ignite your passion or hobby into a lucrative side business.
As most of you have heard by now, "The Greatest" passed away this weekend. He was not a perfect man, but he was a strong athlete that overcame a great deal in his life. I was familiar with the heart of one of his daughter's as well, who is a social worker. I think anyone that has done any research on this man will say that this man was no stranger to passion. To be a champion, you must have passion.
Dr. Seuss discusses life as a "Great Balancing Act" in this book that was first published a year prior to his death at the age of eight-seven. As such, this "Great Balancing Act", as we know as life, is full of ups and downs and is presented in this books. We are faced with challenges and Dr. Seuss encourages us to find the determination within ourselves to face those challenges and come out successful.
This week's schedule is dedicated to my first-born child. My baby girl is turning the big 1-8 on Thursday.
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.