Fuck Yeah Friday – Program Completion Swag!

If I may be a materialistic person here for a sec… I LOVE these shirts we get for completing a Beachbody program!

I love a tangible reminder of the tears, the sweat, the effort, the grind, the highs AND the lows. I just love it.

It’s a nice little prize in addition to the FEELING of accomplishment, of knowing no matter how many times you may have wanted to quit and throw in the towel (guilty…) because something is HARD, you didn’t quit, you kept going and you completed it.

I have said many times how the timing of this programs release was absolute perfection for where I was in my life, and I am especially so grateful to this program for lifting me out of a serious depression, showing me what I am made of, giving me a worthwhile project to focus on, and helping me {{ HEAL }}

Have you ever completed a program in its entirety?

Thursday Thoughts – Strength

I feel completely comfortable calling this the true measure of strength.

And I mean, physical challenges are definitely just that, physically challenging… but I think the realest, hardest, grittiest and character building moments come in overcoming our mental, spiritual and emotional adversaries. From rising above what we thought we couldn’t – from rising above our lack mindset and creating an abundant one.

Just my .02 – what say you?

Motivation Monday – Courage in Pushing Through

And you are, right? We all have obstacles. We all have to make tough decisions, tap into our inner strength and determination, and fail our way through challenges, setbacks, obstacles and fears.

But every step you take in the forward direction puts you one step closer.

Every challenge you rise to, every obstacle you scale, every bout of fear you claw through… you are closer.

And so all you need to do is keep doing JUST THAT. Keep going, one step at a time, and you will get there.

Have the courage to KEEP GOING.

 

 

Self Love Saturday – Happy Place

YOU are special. There is no other person in this world like YOU. You deserve to be loved… not only by those around you but by the most important person in your life — YOU. Self-love can be challenging for many of us, especially when faced with serious challenges, but… spoiler alert: it’s necessary to practice self-love so we can PUSH THROUGH our limiting beliefs and LIVE a life that truly SHINES.

Go to your happy place when you are going through hard times, or imagine yourself being there. Think about how it feels, what it smells like, what it looks like.

Truthbomb Tuesday – True Beauty is Internal

The most beautiful people are the ones who have KNOWN defeat, KNOWN struggle, KNOWN suffering, or loss… and have found their way out.

They have empathy, appreciation, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, humility, and a deep, loving concern.
Beautiful people don’t just HAPPEN. And beauty isn’t shown from the outside.
True beauty is internal.

Motivation Monday – Stumbles

Okay, it’s one of those tough love kinda days here… and I speak from experience, as this concept has had to be absolutely DRILLED into my head.

Stumbles ARE going to happen. There is not ONE journey out there that has not had them. Not one. If you can find me someone who can prove otherwise, I will concede, but if and until that day happens, DO NOT let stumbles be the end of your journey!

Stumbles will happen. Usually at the most inopportune of times, but this is a great time to look inward and see how bad you really want something.

never let a stumble in the rosd be the end of your journey

You have to be willing to fail forward – and THAT is the concept my team/Upline has had to drill into my head. I have failed. And at those moments I have wanted to give up, and give in. Instead, I regrouped and gave it all I have.

And thats what you have to do, if you want something. Don’t see the failure as the end; don’t use it as an excuse to quit. Let it strengthen your resolve, dig your heels in, and try again.

If you let the stumble be the end of the journey, you’ll never know what you are capable of. You are bigger than any stumble; any obstacle!

So again, here comes the most common question: how bad do you want it?

Motivation Monday – Live your Dreams

Dream them, and then LIVE them!

Many of us have today off of work in honor of Martin Luther King Jr day, so it seems like the perfect time to really give our dreams some serious thought, and put some thoughts into ACTION!

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A lot of my lifelong dreams have come true recently; buying my own gorgeous home, marrying the dude that at one point in time insisted he would NEVER get married, seeing my businesses and my efforts start to flourish and pay off…

But I’m not done! In fact, I am just really getting STARTED! I have big dreams, big plans, and I expect to achieve big things! I expect this because the only thing stopping me would be myself, and that’s not happening!

Disney said “If you can dream it, you can do it” – and this simple phrase could not be truer. If you can dream it, you CAN do it. If you can visualize it, this means you can manifest it. Sure, the road to achievement is never easy (and you and I both know it wouldn’t feel as good to finally achieve if the path there was easy, right?),  but if it means enough to you that you can dream it, it should mean enough to you that you can overcome any obstacles to achieve it.

Challenges are a test to see how bad you want something. We all spout off things we want, but when it comes time to make some effort, we balk – for whatever reason. If you can walk away from something and it doesn’t phase you, it doesn’t mean enough to you, and you probably don’t truly want it.

As for what you can achieve, well, the Universe agrees – there is no cap! You are your only limit. If you want it, go for it!

What are some of your dreams you are in the process of achieving?