Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

I Am Under Construction…It Is A GREAT Thing!

I have discovered that everything in life, jobs, relationships, being alive, is always evolving and if I stay “static” or not moving in one area then everything eventually seems like it gets “stuck”. It becomes a force that is very hard to move forward.

The beginning of 2018 brought upon many incidents/accidents that have had me begin to re-evaluate much of what I have been working on.  Not like a problem, only that knowing when many challenges show up, sometimes it is like the universe’s way of saying “HELLO TAMMY!! Are you listening?”

The most prominent that started my year were 2 car accidents less than 2 month’s apart. Both times I was rear-ended and ended up with whiplash and concussions. The second time I was hit, my car that I just purchased less than 6 month’s prior to the accidents, it didn’t make it.

Being that I work primarily in the fitness industry this was very hard physically to see some of the limitations I was having after both accidents.  I had headaches regularly, my body was very sore constantly.  I would easily forget things I had just done or said in the first few weeks following these accidents. It was terribly frustrating at the time.

Thankfully, I know my body well and went directly to my chiropractor and medical doctor right after the accidents. I immediately got the support I needed and have bounced back extremely quickly so I can keep working doing what I love.

That being said, the accidents also opened something up for me. I realized I really had no back up plan if something were to happen that I didn’t “bounce back” again if something else were to happen. The question to myself was “If I am not able to dance anymore, then what?”

I realized this year that my passion is and always will be to support others in discovering what lights them up. Supporting others in finding the relationships they are looking for. Supporting people of all abilities to move and find their groove! Supporting others in making their dreams reality, whether it be fitness goals, relationships, financial, building businesses, creating extraordinary events, and so much more.

The company I have built, the Live OUT LOUD Movement, is so much more than just a fitness program based primarily in Zumba Fitness.

The Live OUT LOUD Movement is a LIFE MOVEMENT.

A place to take all that seems like heavy weights on our shoulders and discover the silver lining within them all to produce extraordinary results in the face of no agreement in life.

I truly believe that everything happens in our lives for a reason. Even all the “bad stuff” that I wish never happened. I see it as it had to happen to show me something that I couldn’t see was available before. In the moment, it never “feels” that way, however the true gift of this MOVEMENT is the opportunity to look more in-depth at what is happening and discover what I/we can’t see right away.  Discovering the knowledge that is hidden deep within what ails us to creating a strong and vibrant life that impacts ourselves and others by what is discovered!

I am in the process of rebuilding new aspects to the Live OUT LOUD Movement and new offerings over the next few months to really dive deep into what is possible through this company to help people in a unique way.

I hope you stick around to see what is next and how it all plays out. I will always continue to dance for as long as my body will let me, you can bet money on that and now is the time for me to take what I have built thus far and expand it far beyond where it is today!


I'm under construction and loving it

Health & Well Being

Would You Give Up Technology For One Week?

We are easily connected to people around the world with the flick of a finger! We can work harder and get more done because we have technology to support us.  When we have a questions come up, we can turn to the “Google Gods” for the answer. Wikipedia has replaced the encyclopedia and our bookshelves at home are not as often needed now that we can download a book and enjoy having a library on our e-reader.  Board games and going outside to play have been replaced with video games, our music now fits in the palm of our hands so no more lifting ghetto blasters onto our shoulders for a good weight workout.

Many jobs now involve sitting in front of a computer, typing away for 8 hours a day.  Then at the end of 8 hours of sitting, many people make their way home to watch their favorite television show and curl up on the couch and sit once again.

Technology has brought us closer together, easier to do work and much more that is positive, however, it has also given many people the thought that their health should be able to be taken care of by the touch of a button too and it is simply not the case.

Many people complain that they “don’t feel comfortable in their clothes” or ask “why can’t I lose weight?”

There really is something great to say about a time before technology. When children used to play out in the street or in the park until dusk. People would go for a walk after dinner or get up in the morning to do yoga or go for a run before they were off for their day!  Yes! Even carrying that dreaded Ghetto Blaster was a fabulous weight training program.  A time when life was simple and you had to get up and walk across the office to get an answer rather than hit a button and the other person be on an intercom on your desk.

I challenge everyone to take one week, watch no television, get up in the morning and do a physical activity, go for an after dinner walk, if you have still got the ghetto blaster (I do!) pull it out and carry it with you…….all for one week!

See what difference it makes for you to step away from some of the technology and take on physical activities.  You may be surprised by the difference it makes!

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