Make It Happen Monday – MonSLAY

Uhhh, if we’re being honest, so far I’m not slayin’ nothing today…

I overslept after FINALLY falling back to sleep after a lovely night of nightmares, night terrors and anxiety, and my workout was nothing to write home about (though I’ll give myself credit for actually getting out of bed and moving!)

I’ll be honest, it hasn’t set up a very positive frame of mind to start off this Monday. And I’m tiiiiiired… mama needs the sleep while she can get it, you know?!

The good news is the day is young and there are still MANY hours with which to slay, so let’s give it the old college try, shall we? 😉

Never Miss A Monday!

I try to practice what I preach to the best of my ability… and that’s why I showed up this morning and got it done.

Despite the massive headache.
Despite the fact my dog was sick last night and kinda up my butt this morning.
Despite the fact I actually didn’t wanna.

But you’ve seen me say never miss a Monday, and I knew I’d feel worse if I did skip today (and I didn’t make it to day 69/80 with no skips to skip NOW), so we got it done.

Does it make me a hero? Nope. But it makes me a better ME. And that’s the goal, to better myself every day.

Your obstacles are your opportunity to { RISE ABOVE }

Make It Happen Monday

Monday.
Week 8.
And as the shirt says… no off season.

While it would be so much easier if I could just do a little work here and a little work there and still maintain health… it doesn’t work that way.

This is a battle fought daily. But I do. And I will.

Because I deserve that.

I deserve wellness.
I deserve to feel good.
I deserve to love myself.
I deserve to have my health.

And you? You do too.

Who is making Monday happen?

Make It Happen Monday – Don’t Dabble

0400 (0401 because, you know, Rhode Island love and all that **wink**)

Anyways… do I LOVE being up at that hour? I mean… staying in bed, cozy and warm with my husband and my dog sounds more appealing, but if this is the time I need to get up in order to get my fit on, get myself showered, ready and into work (especially right now during bridge work traffic periods) and get on with my day, then that’s what time I will wake up!

And while the HOUR may NOT be so desirable, knowing I am setting the tone for my day, for my week by showing up and getting it DONE – THAT feeling is desirable, absolutely!

To better your life, you have to be willing to put in the work; you have to be willing to keep doing life-bettering things CONSISTENTLY. You may not love it, but making it a habit and seeing the life changing effects helps give you the drive you need; it propels you through those times you don’t want to.

Dabble efforts get you dabble results, and this is my LIFE – how could I dabble?!

 

Make It Happen Monday – Promises to Yourself

Did you know that we are much, much more likely to honor promises made to other people, than we are to ourselves?

Truthfully, it is easier to break promises made to ourselves than it is to someone else, yet keeping our self-promises builds the self-efficacy and self-confidence upon which character is based. If you want to feel like an unstoppable badass, start by keeping the promises you make to yourself when nobody’s looking.

You are worth keeping your word to yourself!

Make It Happen Monday – Accountability is the game changer

How times change…
I used to go to the gym, wander aimlessly, hit up a few machines (with absolutely zero regard for safety or proper form, CRINGE!), and then meander my way out for half priced apps with coworkers, effectively UNDOING all of my hard work, because I had nothing and no one to hold me ACCOUNTABLE; my dirty secret was known only by those joining me for those apps, and they were doing the same thing, so why would they hold me accountable?! We enabled each other!
Enter Beachbody. Enter Challenge groups, Accountability Groups, my teammates, the people down in the trenches with me in the DAILY BATTLE to get healthy and stay as healthy as I can…
And do you know what? That accountability has truly, TRULY made all the difference. Do I still indulge? Fuck yeah, I like health but life is also short, you gotta have balance, you know?! Do I sometimes not feel like working out? Yep, believe it or not, those days ABSOLUTELY happen — and thats when I click on the group, see everyone else posting their accountability, and remember how good it feels to WORK on yourself, and 99% of the time, I power through the workout and feel better for it afterwards.
Am I perfect? HARDLY. Am I progressing? ABSOLUTELY. The power of a like-minded community is incredible; without these groups I would never have gotten into the habit of working out consistently (AND focusing on form!) 5-6 times a week. I wouldn’t make treats the exception, not the rule. I WOULD let my excuses, my cozy bed, and my lack of energy stop me from working on being the best ME I can BE.
∗ OPEN INVITE ∗ With all sincerity here – if YOU need support, if YOU need accountability and a safe place to share the highs and lows, seek motivation and inspiration, and share in a powerful community who truly believe in you, and want to see you succeed – let’s chat, because we would love to have you! There is strength in numbers, and the bond of an accountability group is POWERFUL!

Make It Happen Monday – Go After Your Dreams

Seems so simple, because it is! Stand strong, believe in yourself, and chase those dreams! The day I decided to become a Beachbody Coach, I committed to doing just this, and I have grown exponentially, and the great thing is, I am only just getting warmed up – I have BIG dreams because I have BIG ABILITIES!
Coaching holds me accountable for myself and my health – without running Challenge Groups and being held accountable, I can’t say for sure that I would have stayed the course – I might have let one of my lame excuses keep me from pushing forward!
Coaching has given me confidence in myself and my abilities – I think back to all the things I couldn’t (or shouldn’t!) do, due to injuries or lack of strength, and I am amazed at how small, consistent changes has gotten me to where I feel confident in myself and my abilities, and I no longer think “I can’t do that!”. I might instead think “I can’t do that – YET!, because I know I am growing and getting stronger every day!
I am also grateful that as a Beachbody Coach, I have the love and support of a very supportive, inspiring community that DOES NOT expect me to be perfect and infallible – they expect us to be realistic, authentic, genuine, and willing – and I can handle that!
Whatever helps you on your journey, thats what you should do. Being part of the Beachbody community as a Coach helps me on MY journey. If you think this might help you on your journey, let’s chat!
If you would like to check out our online Beachbody Coach Sneak Peek Happy Hour, we have one this coming Thursday (20October) at 8:30 pm – we would love to have you and show you what Beachbody Coaching IS, and ISN’T (myths will be busted!)
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