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.
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.
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
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?"
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!
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.
When we started the Masterclass, immediately I had a HUGE smile on my face! I kept thinking, "Why didn't I do this earlier? What kept me from doing this?" It put the above aspects and bottled it into one format. HAPPINESS!!
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.
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.