Song Lyrics Saturday – What doesn’t kill you…

I know, I know… this too is also kind of cliche, but it’s also true! Keep fighting the good fight – whatever it is – you are getting stronger!

It’s worth it. I promise. Stay consistent, persistent, and focused… you’ve got this ๐Ÿ™‚

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger

Keep going, keep trying… what doesn’t kill you is making you stronger!

Song Lyrics Saturday – Unwritten

This song used to be the theme song for one of my favorite guilty-pleasure shows, and it has always stuck with me!

In the Beachbody business, it is basically all about our story – sharing it, owning it. embracing it… sometimes it inspires other people (and that’s really the whole entire goal, honestly!). The Shakeology and the workouts are cool, but we connect with our stories!

It’s scary to be 100% transparent, and put yourself out there (especially when the Internet allows people to say whatever they feel like, true or not, kind or not… but I digress!)

But there is a powerful component to knowing that your story is inspiring someone else’s. When someone comes to you, someone that previously might have felt HOPELESS, and tells you that they now feel HOPEFUL, it’s incredibly powerful and empowering.

Two years ago I was too shy to share my story. I had no confidence in myself and I didn’t want to draw attention to myself. One might say I didn’t know how valuable my help and insight was. But now I know. It’s a good feeling, and one I won’t allow anyone to take away from me!

So go ahead, drench yourself in words unspoken, live your life with arms w i d e open… today is where YOUR book begins!

live your life with arms wide openHappy Saturday, guys! Make it super!

Song Lyrics Saturday – Imagine

Any John Lennon fans here? Huge fan here, and this is one of my favorites. There is so much discord in the world, and it can sap a person’s motivation and will to fight. As a Diabetic, I am not impervious to these feelings at all, in fact, I probably have to work harder to keep those brief, fleeting “why am I fighting” moments at bay. Because those moments have a profound impact on my health!

I don’t fool myself into thinking that I can change the world – I can change my part in it, and I can encourage and inspire everyone to do the same, but I can’t change the current state of the world. I can only change my reaction to it. As I have gotten older and become more aware of what a crazy world this is, my reaction is sometimes to just pretend it’s not happening. But it is.

You may say I'm a Dreamer

But I still dream. I still put my dreams into action. I still try to be the best person I can be, to be the light, to lead by example. I maintain hope that we can someday all live as one – one world united by our differences, our experiences, our beliefs and our values. It’s okay that we don’t all see things the same way. But diversity is beautiful. Embrace it. Encourage it. Celebrate it.

Let’s turn this world around ๐Ÿ™‚

Song Lyrics Saturday – Don’t Worry, Be Happy

This is an OLD favorite of mine, because I can very distinctly remember my Mom’s friend Carol always singing it when we would visit or hang out with her.

It’s a very cheerful, upbeat tune!

Don't Worry Be Happy

Now, some backstory… I used to be a worrywart. You name it, I worried about it. It didn’t get me anywhere (as they say, worrying is like a rocking chair; it gives you something to do but gets you nowhere), and was a lot of wasted emotions. It took a Diabetic diagnosis, and several subsequent hypoglycemic episodes for me to SEE and FEEL the effectย that worrying was having on my health. And if you have ever had a hypoglycemic episode, you know how positively terrifying they are (like a really freaky out-of-body experience where you exhibit absolutely zero self control)

So, while I still do struggle with worries here and there (I am human, after all…) I’m not afraid to admit I have made GREAT strides, and instead of worrying I do more productive things, like work out stress, etc.

Take these song lyrics to heart… worrying doesn’t contribute anything positive to your life, and every second you spend worrying is a second you can’t get back! ๐Ÿ™‚

Song Lyrics Saturday

Confession: there is nothing in my life that I can’t relate to music/lyrics. Nothing.

Sometimes the most random song will pop into my head, and it soon becomes clear why – I needed to hear that message at that time.

I shared this particular one with my team because some of us were frustrated lately, and it can be challenging to trudge forward in the colder months.

The Rose

The seeds we plant – the hard work we put it in these months will pay off in the warmer months. Everything starts with a seed, and it grows if you nurture it and water it, and let it get some sun.

Everyone on my team resonated with this – this is a powerful song lyric, and it can be really instrumental in reminding you to keep nurturing things so they can flourish in their season.

Same goes for us – don’t despair or get upset. Keep taking life day by day, doing the best you can, and give yourself some credit – you are fighting a battle daily!

Keep planting those seeds! ๐Ÿ™‚