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!

EXCITING TIMES!

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Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

Aging Is A Gift….

I love aging!

What?!!! Yep! I said it! I do not worry or feel bad about it at all….  Here is why…

With age comes little wrinkles around the eyes that tell a story of one’s life.

Aging brings on wisdom that in itself is beautiful as well.

There is nothing to fear as we age….it is all a part of life and without it…we cease to exist.

So embrace the wrinkles and love who you are every minute of everyday! Aging is a gift that many do not get the opportunity to do.

Live Life. Laugh Lots. Make Memories.

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Attitude of Gratitude….Thank YOU!

I just want to speak from the heart today and say………

Thank you.  

Whether we have met or not, you are someone in life who is reading this message and that makes you someone special to me. I do not need to have met you to know that there is somewhere in your life that you have taken something on and it has been amazing whether it have been for yourself, your family, friends, co-workers or a complete stranger….at some point in your life you did something or were someone who made a difference for someone else.

Thank you.

In a world that can sometimes seem really hard and that you are not appreciated….. I want you to know you are. You are appreciated and if you look around you, you will see it.

Thank you and appreciation of others does not even have to come because someone has done something for you either. It can just be that in this world of miracles you were created and you are on this earth and that in itself is something to appreciate and be thankful for!

Today I choose to look for the gold in every person I come in contact with, including myself.

Take on the challenge to thank or appreciate 5 people today.  Whether it be face to face, in a text, over a loud-speaker, in a taxi, a neighbor, a friend, a co-worker, family, yourself.  Begin taking on being thankful each and every day and watch your world expand!  The more thankful and appreciative you become, the happier you will become, the easier things in life become to deal with.

Thank YOU for reading this today! 

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Staying Consistent Makes the Difference….

Staying consistent is the key to success in your own health and well-being.

Have you ever had a situation arise in your life that felt like it was too big to get pass or been so upset by a someone or a situation that you couldn’t even move?  You felt paralyzed?

Speaking personally, this has been a very difficult summer for me.  What has kept me in a highly positive state in the face of it all is continuing my regular work out sessions.  Zumba is also such a powerful group fitness class for not only giving you a great work out but the music will lift your spirits and leave you with a smile on your face by the end of class, no matter how bad life seems to be in the moment.

If it had not been for keeping consistent in my zumba routine (and that means even when I really didn’t want to I would still go), you may have found me curled up in a corner crying.  (I really wish I was kidding when I write that but that really is the truth)

Yes fitness is about getting fit physically but when you find the program that works for you it becomes so much more than just that.  It becomes something you can turn to when life shows up and you are not sure how to handle it.  Through releasing endorphins, blocks that seemed to once be in your way, gather a whole new perspective and you are able to begin to see clearly….to see your life clearly…..to see situations clearly and in turn, gives you new actions that you can take to move forward.

We are only stopped in life when we take no action…………………………

Just like you, I deal with upsets, heartache, challenges that some days I just don’t even know where to begin, except now…where I do begin each and every time, is in a zumba class.  I work through what is right there upsetting me by releasing the endorphins that will help me to think clearly and gain new perspective.

Please come and try out a class and see what I mean.  Leave your stresses behind for 60 minutes and see them with more clarity by the end.

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Health & Well Being, Personal Stories

Turning Negativity into Positivity

” I can’t do that!”

“I don’t have time”

“It’s too hard”

We all have either said these things or have a version of this somewhere in our lives. Whether it be in fitness, relationships, career, etc.

Have you ever just looked at a pool and thought “yup…it’s too cold I am not going in?”  If you have then you are really afraid of trying anything.

The truth is, you gotta get wet to know if it is cold or not.

The truth is you gotta TRY NEW THINGS to know if you actually like them.

The truth is you gotta MAKE THE TIME to discover what works for you.

I once had a class of special needs adults that I was working with in a fitness class.  A couple of my clients said “I can’t do that”…my response to them was this…

“Do you know why you can’t?”

They shook their heads..

“Why you can’t is because you keep putting the letter ‘T’ at the end of the word ‘Can” and therefore you now can’t.”

I saw them ponder this for a moment and then suddenly big grins consumed their faces and they began to giggle.

In that moment they said “Then I really CAN!” and they began doing the exercise with me and it was THAT simple.  All of the thoughts that were getting in the way, all of the negativity was GONE.  They shifted the way they thought about what they were doing and stopped judging it from negativity and not doing it and suddenly they were having fun and trying new things.

They now make the time, try all the moves to see what they CAN do and are at every class.  This coming from people who have real disabilities, some physical and some mental/emotional and in a moment can grab onto a new concept and just go with it.

Our words create our world in all areas of life.  

Begin to notice what you shut yourself off to in a world of possibility before you even give it a go.

Do not stand back and watch a class, take it.

Do not have your relationships be one-sided, create it.

Whatever it is that you “feel” is stopping you, notice that feeling is coming from a thought. Give it up as it does not serve you and get out there in your life!

I love you all. HAPPY THURSDAY!

Are you stuck in an area of your life and want to breakthrough? Contact me, let’s talk

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How You Talk About Yourself & Others Can Speak Volumes!

Have you ever noticed that when you are having an “off” day that the language you use to describe yourself or the situation comes with a lot of negatives?  For example….I can’t lift those weights, He is not smart enough to know that, You couldn’t do it if you tried, etc, etc, etc.

Language really does create the world in which we live in.  Think about it….there was no description for a human being until it was created in language.  We call people skinny, fat, thin, overweight because that all got created in language and therefore is what we use to have people or situations or our lives go a certain way whether it be “good” or “bad”.

Are you someone, or know of someone, that speaks using the words can’t, won’t, shouldn’t, couldn’t, didn’t, wouldn’t, not even close, not a chance quite often? (and there is certainly more to that list but you catch my drift).

Have you noticed that when you, or someone you know, is having a conversation coming from no possible way of something working out, that is just kind of how you can see your (or their) life going?

What I am saying is that the way you speak is just as important as your workout regime. You can work out and get fit like nobody’s business but if you consistently come from a pessimistic attitude and language, you will still struggle to win at your own game of life.

I challenge you to take on catching yourself this week when you go to “stinkin’ thinkin'” (my grade 5 teacher taught me that! LOVED HER!) and take whatever negative you said or were about to say and look for the silver lining (and there ALWAYS is one no matter how hard you think there is not) and come up with something positive.

7 days….7 nights….see what starts opening up for you when you shift your language….and of course continue your fitness regime! 😉  First Class is ON ME! Come see why our classes are so unique!

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