There are 18 days until Thanksgiving and 49 days until Christmas. That means there are 56 days until the new year is upon us. Does that make anyone else want to pull their hair out? Does anyone else want to stress out during this time?
If you are not an early riser, we will be patient as we get into this new routine together. With all healthy habits, consistency is key. We can do this together! Let's rise and grind! Yes or yes?
So much has happened this week and I have been trying to keep everyone up to date. I didn't want to overwhelm my social media accounts; so I have been trying to spread the news throughout the week, but I still have been unable to share everything. We should be able to get you all caught up today!
I want to say "thank you" to my wonderful students. This week was full of "UGH" moments.... All outside of the gym. The world "got me beat down." Ha, ha. I worked hard to take my own advice and not allow these incidents define my days.
Ghouls, goblins, Slender Man.... October is when are the scary stuff comes out; so it is the perfect time to pull out the BURPEES! What better time to face your fears? The burpee, like the push up, is a full body workout. However, after a few sets, your legs should feel a little bit like lead! With each rep, you will work your arms, chest, quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings and abs. Would you rather face a clown in a dark alley or 25 sets of burpees?
Afterwards, I was able to speak to these wonderful women. I shared my journey with one woman. I explained that it was my husband that gave me the courage and encouraged me to quit my full-time corporate job and pursue fitness full throttle. And then she asked the question...
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?"
Did you notice something different on the schedule this week? I'll give you a hint... It's on Wednesday. That's right. Zumba® Gold is back on the schedule.
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.