Inspiration from the other side

inspiration

Did you ever have a close friend or even an acquaintance have a complete life change for the better.  Did it inspire you in anyway to make some changes in your own life?  The power of testimonials is incredible and most of those that complete those changes have no idea how many people they have affected around them.  It takes so much energy and time to make habit changes that you may fail to notice those who are watching you.  I can’t tell you how many of my clients have inspired me to become a better trainer.  Those around me have certainly shaped my career and personal life as well.  Surround yourself with positive friends that are constantly trying to improve.  And on the flip side, just know that those around you may need to see your changes to have the strength to create their own.  Making things look possible is why people start in the first place.  There are so many individuals that tell me they are afraid of starting my boot camps because they don’t think they would be able to do it.  Once they see the other beginners in the class just simply doing what they can, they someone realize “Maybe I can do this.”  We all have to start somewhere and don’t get overwhelmed with how far the journey is.  Be that inspiration that others need, go ahead and make those personal changes to not only help yourself, but help a large number of spectators around you.  Now that is powerful!

Water, the ultimate resource

How much water do you drink on a daily basis?  Did you know that you are dehydrated when you wake up in the morning?  The best thing you can do is to drink 16oz of water first thing.

  • Water will fire up your metabolism (I drink it when I feel tired and immediately I will wake up).
  • It also helps your kidneys flush out toxins.
  • Also, it helps your brain function better.  This amazing and functional organ in your body is 75% water so if you feel like you can’t concentrate or focus, you may be dehydrated.
  • It will help you eat less.  Drinking water with your meals will help you feel fuller faster.

So, what are you waiting for??  Drink up!  Happy Thursday~Carrie

Discipline

Life

habits

Life happens, and everyday is not a carbon copy of the last.   I’ve owned a fitness studio for over 9 years now and seen all kinds of people come and go.  There are some that are here everyday no matter what and others that sprinkle in every once in a while.  With those that are the most consistent, what is it that keeps them coming everyday?  Do they have less going on in their lives?  Absolutely not!  Now don’t get me wrong, tragedies happen which cause our lives to come to a halt and things get put on the back burner for a minute or two.  Those that are the most consistent make fitness a part of who they are.  These people have fitness as a habit so it gets worked into what ever they have going on.  Work, family, friends, and relationships all have an effect on our schedules EVERYDAY.  It’s up to you how you let it affect your routine.  Are you going to stop brushing your teeth because your child is sick?  I would venture to say that’s a no.  Why?  Because your teeth are important and you wouldn’t even think about skipping it because it is a habit.  What other habits do you have that won’t quit in times of uncertainty?  That answer is totally up to you.  Write out your priorities today and view them (and do them) on a regular basis until they become a part of who you are.  That’s when you will become one of those people who never quits.