Move It Monday – Every Sweat Counts!

Anyone who says you can’t work up a serious sweat in 15 minutes has obviously never worked out with Chris Downing!

Stop assuming what ISN’T possible and start thinking about what IS, and then put yourself into action and DO IT!

For the record, doubting and naysaying burns approximately 0 calories 😉

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Friday Life Tip – Stop Giving An Eff…

Friday LIFE tip – stop giving an eff about what anyone else thinks of your fitness efforts!

If you enjoy something and it’s not hurting anyone else, who cares what they think?!

Truly, I never thought some people would react so negatively to me just trying to keep my health in check… but luckily, I realized it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, so that’s not where I focus my energy – I channel that energy inward and focus on myself, because that’s the whole point!

You do you, and let others do them.

(Oh and maybe if you see someone working on themselves, whether it’s your thang or not, maybe just applaud them? Be an encourager, the world has enough critics!)

Thursday Thoughts – Fuel or Frustration?

The best way to come back from a day full of everyone else’s negativity? Crush your workout with weights almost 1/5 your body weight…

I’m just saying, you can let it fuel you or let it frustrate you – yesterday it frustrated me, but today it fueled me!

Yesterday included someone who doesn’t think deaf people should be able to drive (or is at the very least BAFFLED by how we CAN drive), an idiot who thinks my sports bras are too revealing (at least that’s what I got from their absolutely illiterate comment), a nutter who went on a VERY LONG tirade against an interest of mine on an old pic, and someone who thinks I am wasting my money on having soft hearing molds instead of the firm ones, because that concept called “personal preferences” is apparently outdated?

I am human, yesterday was a lot of fuckery condensed into a short amount of time.

And battling the negativity yesterday frustrated and drained me…

Today, it fuels me!

Thursday Thoughts – Play Your Hand

I didn’t choose to be a Diabetic, but I am.

I didn’t choose to lose most of my hearing, but I did.

I could sit here and rattle off a whole laundry list of “I didn’t choose…” statements.

Some things in life just happen for no rhyme or reason. You take the hand you are dealt, and you play it to the BEST of your ability.

That’s truly winning the game. Getting the best cards isn’t winning the game, because it never challenges you to grow, to rise above, to turn your obstacles into your opportunities.

Trust me when I tell you, it feels GOOD to earn it, to work for it, to rise above and make it happen.

What will YOU rise above?

Mindset Monday

Having been working extensively on my negative mindset for almost a year now, it’s interesting to reflect.

On the one hand, I have come pretty far, and it has paid off greatly in so many different areas of life – I am now a firm believer that mindset really is the biggest piece of any puzzle. I see how much easier life is with a positive outlook and a firm belief in my ability to get through whatever life throws at me.

On the other hand, becoming so aware of mindset heightens my awareness of how negative other people (and this world in general) can sometimes be, and it can be quite a battle not to fall down that rabbit hole.

I am still a work in progress, which is why this is such a battle – as hard as I work, it is sometimes so easy to fall back into old habits!

It is worth the battle though, because truly, shifting my way to a more positive mindset is one of the greatest projects I have ever taken on!

Motivation Monday – Arrows

Happy Monday! This concept has been a little too close for comfort lately but, to its credit, it’s helping me stay encouraged!

So for my part, to the best of my ability (I will confess to having some bouts of monentary doubt, but I mean, I AM human), I am trusting the process, focusing on the next adventure, staying positive, and PREPARING to LAUNCH.