Monday Mindset – Your freedom
November is here which means tomorrow is the big day we have all been waiting for; the general election for the Presidency of the United States of America.
And with how much craziness has gone on in 2020, this certainly is a big one with the world watching and many Americans fired up and making their opinions very well known on social media.
Fear not, as today’s message is not politically charged, rather intended to provide some perspective and gratitude for the liberties we have.
As if you’re like me and in the last few weeks, you have seen fights break out on Facebook and Instagram on who’s the better candidate and why. And many times things escalate to full on shouting matches with personal attacks which is never fun to see.
And while like you, I have strong beliefs too about the direction of our country.
But I think many times proper perspective gets lost in the emotion we have as human beings.
Oftentimes when I find myself getting worked up, I take a step back and remember how lucky we are to have the right to vote. Since the dawn of time and in the study of human history, how many people have been oppressed without this valuable right?!
The truth is that the vast majority of people who ever walked the planet, did not have this right or opportunity.
Think for a second, what if we were citizens of North Korea or the countless military dictatorships throughout history that freedom wasn’t granted?!
That puts things in a different perspective doesn’t it?!
So on one hand, I get it. There’s a lot at stake for you, and for me too as a small business owner in America who employs a team of amazing people. As this will become more or less challenging depending on the result. And for you, whatever pressing issue is most relevant to your life.
So we all have a big reason to care.
But my call to action today is to take a step back and realize for a moment how good we have it. We have freedom and the ability to cast a ballot for the leader of our country. WE get to decide.
So if/when you find yourself in a heated keyboard or conversational debate, realize that the other person most likely has the best intentions just like you, they just see things from a different perspective.
So with that said, today’s message is to be kind, and have patience with your fellow man.
And please, whatever you do, exercise your right to vote.
As remember, it’s an incredible freedom you and I have for living in this great country that shouldn’t be taken for granted.
Make it a great Monday and week!
Committed to your success,
Monday Mindset: Challenges make you stronger.
Happy Mother’s Day again to all our special Fit Body Moms who make our world so much better! What a special day of celebration!
I’m fired up this morning, with a little caffeine to kick start my 5:15 am boot camp work out, my Monday and the week!
This is especially exciting as I just challenged myself to a 7-day caffeine detox last week, which I plan to do every quarter to reset my adrenal glands and cortisol levels which helps boost the immune system. This is in addition to reducing my daily ongoing caffeine intake by 30%.
It wasn’t fun, but I completed it and feel much better physically and mentally. I also gained massive confidence that I can do it again. As admittedly, I wasn’t looking forward to the actual 7 days being I love me some caffeine on the daily!
But while tough, that’s the beautiful thing about putting yourself through physical, emotional, and mental challenges. As if you can stay the course, gut through it even when times get tough, you come out better with the physical benefit, AND with a renewed sense of self-confidence.
This is true of any challenge, including our current COVID challenge, and certainly our New Year New You challenge which the winners were just announced recently.
For our NYNY Challengers, it wasn’t easy, the workouts and nutrition tracking were tough, the commitment was hard to endure, but everyone who completed the challenge became MUCH better off for it. And as a mentor of mine would always say: “Make a promise, and keep the promise. And when you do, you are better off and stronger for it.”
Sound advice and again congrats to all the challengers who completed it, including a special shout out to our 3 winners below. Incredible effort and consequently incredible results!
In closing, if you want to improve. If you want to get better. If you want to become stronger. And if you want to gain more confidence physically, emotionally, and mentally. Then…..do NOT run away from challenges, LEAN INTO THEM AND EMBRACE THEM!!
And no, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. Many parts of the journey are downright awful. That is the truth. But when you make it through, you will get all the benefits listed above, including becoming a stronger version of YOU!
And as I close off today’s message and in speaking of the topic at hand; if you are in a place where you need more accountability, more nutrition coaching, and to better yourself physically, emotionally and mentally, I would HIGHLY encourage you to join our May 18 At Home Transformation Challenge, and registration is closing very soon, so don’t miss out!!
Yorba Linda: www.ylfitbody.com
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San Marcos: www.smfitbody.com
NYNY CHALLENGE WINNERS
1st Place – Joy Strobel: lost 12 pounds and 2.8% body fat
2nd Place – Corey Strobel: lost 17.3 pounds and 4.6% body fat
3rd Place – Dyana Lacey: lost 26 pounds and 2.8% body fat
1st Place – Truong Pham: lost 41.6 pounds and 19.5% body fat
2nd Place – Cristina Chavez: lost 15.8 pounds and 5.8% body fat
3rd Place – Chintan Desai: lost 15.5 pounds and 7.8% body fat
1st Place – Laura Stoner: lost 12.7 pounds and 6.4% body fat
2nd Place – Erin Weber: lost 20 pounds and 3.7% body fat
3rd Place – Elizabeth Estrada: lost 7.7 pounds and 1.3% body fat