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.
I've talked about change and comfort zones before on this page. If you stay in your comfort zone, you start to become stagnant and tend to plateau. I began to feel uninspired and... Stagnant. I felt as though I was not giving my all to my classes. If you know me or have been in my classes more than once (or twice), you will know that feeling is very important to me. I thrive knowing that my students know that I care about them. However, lately I have been feeling like I have been in a season of change. I am not sure what type of change I have needed.
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.
I took some time this weekend to update my vision board. Instead of including longer term goals, I decided to include my goals for this year.
So many times for you to try out new classes in the New Year. A chance to make new friends and who might just have the same goals as you. That is just one of the benefits of Group Exercise classes.
"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.
One of the bonuses of being a personal trainer and group fitness instructor is I get to hear all of your secrets. Now I am not to be confused with your lawyer or priest, make no mistake about that. Trust me. For example, when you skip class and go out for mimosas, I MAY call you out the following week in class if you are slacking. This season is the time of year that I tend to hear the same thing... "I've been so naughty this week."
Today I walked into a technology store to attempt to arm my ten-year old with some 2005 technology. Yes, we are those parents. Even though my husband is in the IT field, our children have never been armed with the latest and greatest technology. My son will most likely be one of the last in his class to receive a cell phone, and you know what? I am just fine with that. Especially after today's events.
It has been just over a year since my FOCUS has been on PASSION. Although, I sprinkle it throughout entries, I have not really dedicated an entry on the importance of passion. I ran across a quote this week and it just made me smile. "Passion is the GENESIS of genius." - Galileo Galilei