COME JOIN THE FUN!!! YOU DON’T WANNA MISS THIS!!! 🙂 🙂
COME JOIN THE FUN!!! YOU DON’T WANNA MISS THIS!!! 🙂 🙂
I don’t know about you but I am DEEPLY affected by weather conditions. Some people think that is crazy. I am here to tell you that I do not believe it is crazy AT ALL!
This year I have been personally struggling.
On cold rainy days, I want nothing more than to crawl into my bed and wait it out. Had I done that though, I would still be hibernating between my sheets and we are halfway through May!
I have always been affected by weather. It is a REAL THING so please know you are not alone if you have these feelings in your body show up. Symptoms include: pain in low back and neck, pressure headaches, eyes aching, respiratory issues, aching all over, mood swings.
For many of you who know me, you may be thinking this is ridiculous that I am saying this happens to me as I come across as cheerful most of the time…I am not and experience all these symptoms quite regularly with our current weather system.
Honestly, there is really only one true Godsend that I have found that works for me……MOVEMENT and lots of it!
Movement has been imperative to my health and even more so with the long winter we have had this year.
I struggle most days to “want” to get up and move. The good news for me is, it is my career so not really a choice to say “ah, I will go tomorrow.” There are days I just feel my brain screaming “I do not want to do this today!” and everyday that these internal struggles show up, I know I have to go whether I like it or not and here is the best part….
It’s really juicy….EVERY TIME the music comes on, within 5 seconds of the first beat, everything begins to shift. It’s like coming up from holding your breathe under water for a long time. That first inhale is so refreshing…As the music and dance continues on, I can feel my WHOLE body and mind coming ALIVE as if I had been in a coma prior to that moment. By the end of 60 minutes, those pains, breathing, headache, mood swings…they are GONE!
I am AWAKE. I am ALIVE. I am ME AGAIN!
The hardest part in all of it is just getting myself to the location of a class. Once there, the whole world shifts.
In all my 42 years I have never found something that holds such a profound impact on not just my physical health but my mental and emotional health as well all at the same time.
I have spoke to many ladies recently who I am clear are dealing with the same thing. Many have commented on “I was going to come but I am just so tired right now.” Or “I was going to come but this weather has got me down.”
I want you to know I get it. I want you to know I experience it too.
I want you to know there is a way past all of that for you to FEEL GREAT even now, with the weather the way it is.
I cannot change Mother Nature, however, I can shift what I am doing to have my life working and positive no matter what Mother Nature decides to do, and YOU CAN TOO!
You are not alone.
Come out to a class and let’s MOVE together! 🙂
Seriously, this gets missed A LOT by MANY people!
Speaking from my own experience, I have a tendency to put everyone in my life’s needs before my own & by the end of the day, I am spent with no energy to give back to myself.
Recently, I have been switching it up.
Checking in with myself each MORNING & ensuring what I need from myself for the day, I get.
What this has shown me is that I am still able to be there & support others like I always did (if not even better now) & all my own personal needs are taken care of & I do not waiver from ensuring they are in a timely manner everyday!
So do what you need to do to take care of yourself FIRST & then watch how much easier it is to be there for others!
What is it that you need to take care of YOU?
There is something about starting a New Year that allows for all of what didn’t work the year before to be put behind me.
I begin to think about what it is that I want to accomplish in the New Year and looking at what it will take to do so.
I have made New Year’s resolutions before but quickly they fell out of existence…mainly because they were “great ideas” but I failed to put a plan of action to achieve them in place.
Now, in the first week of the New Year, I fill my calendar with actions. Actions that will propel what I want to accomplish and I do it in 3 month increments. I set out my schedule of what I know I already have to do. ie. Work, homework, accounting, etc. and then I add in my personal workouts (I schedule my fitness like I do work), meetings, phone calls, etc.
Yes. I teach fitness classes, however, I also do some personal fitness goals just for me as well as a mind, body, spirit regime of reading, meditating and more. Honestly, if I do not schedule this stuff in, it doesn’t happen and I had to get really straight with myself about that.
Left to my own devices, I could binge on Netflix or find 1000 other things to do before taking care of me. Yup. I am just as guilty as the next person!
Action plans create just that….ACTION!
Imagine yourself 3 months out from where you currently are and walk back from that point to what you had to do to get there and write it all down. Use a google calendar! Put a calendar app on your phone, or if you like to go ‘old school’ write it on a piece of paper and go to work!
Remember, do not beat yourself up if you miss an action. Just put it back in existence and look towards that future you are creating.
Be kind to yourself and be in action.
Make 2019 your BEST YEAR YET!
In a world of busy, it is important to remember whether you are in person OR on-line you have a choice in EVERY moment to show love and kindness.
So many times I see negativity being spread on social media and just the other day, I was at the gas station and witnessed a guy yelling at a woman because in his opinion, she was taking too long at the pump. Whenever I see this kind of behavior whether on-line or in person, I have to wonder how much energy all that negativity just sucked out of the person dishing it out and how much energy was taken away from the person who it got delivered on.
I know first-hand when I am being kind to someone in either situation, by the end I am lit up and so is the person I supported or spoke kindly to. It is like a little energy boost without doing a physical work out. It just feels great!
I assert that when we/you/I dump negativity on someone quite the opposite occurs and a loss of energy happens. This leaves us feeling drained, unhappy and many times ready to give up.
That being said, if you want to energize your day, spend the day doing kind deeds or saying kind things to others and see how your energy level boosts!
An attitude of gratitude and sprinkling kindness everywhere you go brings on Good Karma, abundance of energy and an awesome life!
Don’t just take my word for it….GET OUT THERE AND SPRINKLE KINDNESS EVERYWHERE! 🙂
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!
In this day and age, I have discovered fewer people look up at each other when walking by. Many are immersed in their cell phones and totally oblivious to what is happening around them.
Recently, I began ensuring that when I am out walking, I have no phone in hand and my head is up and I am making EYE CONTACT with anyone who looks my way.
I have discovered that when making eye contact AND flashing a smile….in most cases even a “hello!”, “Good morning/afternoon!” seems to alter not only my view of the day but it rearranges the molecules of the person I interact with. Someone who may look completely down in the dumps can easily shift to a smile and exhibit a sparkle in their eye!
What I believe is that we never know what is going on for another human being. It may be the worst day of their life. It may have been a mediocre start, but as soon as I bring a SMILE or a FRIENDLY GESTURE into the interaction, they light up and so do I.
My request for the remainder of the week is for everyone to put our phones down, raise our eyes to meet others and make it a GREAT WEEK for not only YOU but those whom you interact with!
You never know how that smile of yours can impact others!
Go out and see how powerful you truly are!