Benefits of Movement, Health & Well Being

Here We Go 2019!

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!

happy-new-year-wallpaper

Advertisements
Benefits of Movement, Personal Stories

Will This Be YOUR Year?

2016 is finally here.  All the waiting and deliberating for this big day and it has now arrived.

Here is the question…..what will you do and who will you be to have this be an amazing year?

It is not that things just happen to us each year.  It is a set of actions OR in-actions that we take that have the year be the “best ever” or the “worst ever”.  That being said, I am totally clear and understand there are things that happen that seem completely out of our control.  When I look at it though, I can see how I react to it all will set in motion the next steps of actions I will take and what will come next.

In the world of fitness when resolutions are made I have said this myself before “I am going to lose 15 lbs and be at my strongest this year!” and then I went back to sitting on my couch, eating unhealthy foods and blaming it all on the stress I had at my job that made me want to do nothing but “relax” at the end of the day.

Sound familiar?

What I thought when coming home and turning on the TV and eating whatever I wanted was helping me to “relax” it was actually just setting me up to have a difficult day again on Tuesday, then Wednesday, then Thursday, then THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY came and then I could REALLY relax until Sunday afternoon when I would start to stress about all the work I had to do on Monday.

Where do you think TGIF came from? I think it came from this type of work cycle myself and the lack of physical fitness as an outlet to BURN AWAY THE STRESS AND CALORIES!

What I saw for myself is that even when I had those really stressful days, as soon as I got myself to a fitness class and got in the zone of working out, I felt ALIVE again! Like all the stress of the day melted away and I could breathe again.

Life got really simple when I started AND stuck to a regular fitness routine.  Sure, I struggled to get out the door to class most days, sometimes I still do and I am the instructor! However, the hardest part has always been getting there and when I shifted my thinking to remind myself how great I felt AFTER a workout, you bet I was going to be there.

TGIF should be changed to THANK GOD IT’S FITNESS!!!

What I am trying to say here is it really is great to set a New Year’s Resolution and YOUR actions will truly dictate whether by December 31, 2016 you have achieved them or not.  Don’t be worried if you fall off, get back up.  Don’t worry if your goal shifts, set the sails in a direction that keeps you moving forward.

BE your own success story this year!

Are you ready to take your life to the next level this year? Whether it is in fitness, life, relationships I am here to support you in stepping up your game in life.  I offer a first time free consultation.  Fill in the form below to get started!  Let’s have this year be YOUR YEAR! 🙂

1970651_782617145141594_6015386685942225624_n

What’s on the other side of your goals and resolutions is PRETTY AMAZING!! This just what is may be like in the beginning! 

 

 

Benefits of Movement

Are You Keeping Your New Year’s Resolution Alive?

We are half way through week one of our official resolutions for the year. Are you keeping yours alive? Have you started it yet?

It’s not too late to get back up OR begin it! 

Do not get knocked down by having missed a day of your resolution.  Acknowledge it and get back on track!  Whether it be your fitness, finances, eating healthier, drinking more water….whatever it was that had you make it a resolution, it was important enough at the time for you say THIS IS IT….SO DO NOT STOP!

You may even collect $200 if you lap yourself on the game board of life! (just for all my Monopoly lovers! 🙂 )

If you haven’t started yet or you did and then realized what you took on as your fitness you no longer are enjoying, come try out Zumba. You do not need to be a dancer.  If you like music, you will love this class! Sweat, burn calories, have fun, laugh, let your day melt away!

AND YES! THIS IS JANUARY IN CANADA!

You will be up against cold weather to come out of your house! We believe in you and know you can do it!  Part of the resolution is getting past the hard stuff…I believe that is why they are set in January(has nothing to do with a “new year” 😉 )…if you can get past your mindset of “it’s too cold out, I am going home..” You will have beaten half the battle right there!

Come join the fun!thumb-400x242

Benefits of Movement

Zumba Class Prep For Holiday Parties!

Holiday parties are being booked by you as I write this….you can almost taste the delicious foods and drinks as you say YES to another party!

Now it’s time to plan your fitness for the season!

No, it doesn’t have to be an “in order to” experience, like “in order to eat all those holiday treats, I need to work out X number of times a week…”  Why not have your workout routine be FUN and teach you some NEW moves to take you out on the dance floor at all the upcoming parties you will be attending?

Yes! Did you know?  You really CAN have a great time working out and picking up some new steps along the way that will impress your friends! In my Zumba classes I will teach you moves from around the world so you can heat up a holiday party in minutes!  You will learn anything from salsa, cumbia, Bollywood, hip hop….oh ya and you can merengue across the room like no one’s business and MORE….your friends and colleagues will be cheering you on, letting you know you look amazing and your moves are off the charts!

Take on your practice during the week with me in Zumba class and then take on shaking it on the weekends with your family and friends this season!  Your body will stay in amazing shape and you will be a step ahead of your New Year’s Resolution!

It really IS a win win!

Come join my classes and you will not be disappointed! First class is FREE….you have nothing to lose…except a grinchy mood (if you have one! 🙂 )

For more information, please contact me here: 

67b5736b647624c4bb0401e1d3264288