TUESDAY TIP: Don’t Wait.
I’ve heard so many people tell me what they’re going to do in 2014. “It’s my time!” They say. “It’s gonna be epic!” They say. Well, I say, why wait?
One year is defined as 12 months or 365 days, but no one ever said that year had to begin on January 1st. So, if you have so many great ideas and you can feel it in your bones that it’s your time…don’t wait. Your new year can start today, RIGHT NOW! You can literally start your clock and begin a new 365 day span this instant. Why put off for tomorrow (or next year) what you’re perfectly capable of doing today? There is still plenty of time to make 2013 your epic year. What are you waiting for…HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
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EAT.SLEEP.SWEAT. 2nd annual birthday boot camp is in the books!!
"Magic Hour" was just that, magical! After all the rain we had yesterday, the weather held up quite nicely. It was a sunny 75° and the grass was barely wet showing no evidence of my terrors from just 24hrs prior. All my guests showed up with great attitudes and ready for a challenge; of course I did not disappoint. We were up and down, on the mat, in the air, on our backs, on our heads…yeah, don’t ask!
I’ve officially decided that this will be the way I celebrate my birthday for as long as I’m able to do so! I can’t think of a better way to thank God for the gift He gave me than to share it with others that they might be blessed as well. Like it or not, health is at the top of the life priority list and I’m thankful to be able to present new, fun, exciting ways to incorporate physical activity into everyday life.
That said, look out for video footage from today’s event coming up soon and mark your calendars for Sat., 11/29/14, when we’ll do it all again!! Thanks to everyone who came out and those who were with us in spirit. Your presence was felt and I appreciate the support. So far, 32 has been good to me!
When a fit mother of 3 posts provocative photos of herself wearing minimal clothes and posing with her sons, does her message asking, “what’s your excuse?” serve as inspirational or shaming?
"You’re STILL swimming?"…"You’re STILL dancing?"…"What DON’T you do?"
I used to take these questions for granted thinking, “of course I still swim, dance and try new things!” But I realize that as life happens, not everyone is able to find the balance that allows them to continue doing the things they once loved so much. I now know that not everyone is not interested in taking flying trapeze lessons or rock climbing classes and such. So today, I am thankful. Blessed to have lived another year of life; continuing to learn and experience the wonders of my earthly existence. Grateful that my body has allowed me to push it to its limits only to discover there really aren’t any- they’re only in my mind. Excited to see what this new season has for me and how I will grow stronger, wiser and become better as result of what’s to come. Birthdays are personal New Years and I intend to bring this one in on a high note!!
Hey, LA! Join me for the 2nd Annual Eat.Sleep.Sweat. Birthday Boot Camp!
Check out the footage from last year’s “31 FLAVORS BIRTHDAY BOOT CAMP" and get ready for the "Magic Hour" coming up this Saturday, 11/30/13.
Come out to Lindbergh Park (5041 Rhoda Way Culver City, CA 90230), work off that Thanksgiving grub and start fresh with nutritious treats including drinks from our newly added smoothie bar!! Wear gear representing your favorite sports team and bring your A-game to this FREE, FUN FITNESS event for all ages and fitness levels.
For more information, please contact email@example.com. Let’s make Magic, shall we?!
TUESDAY TIP: Not all proteins are created equal!
Because protein is essential in tissue growth and repair, it’s important that we not only get enough but enough of the right kind to keep our bodies healthy and continue to see results as we work hard in training.
Join me and my organization, Team Bright Life, this Friday, 11/15/13, at H.O.M.E. in Beverly Hills for an evening of networking and charity. We will be visiting Shriner’s Hospital this holiday season and we’re asking for your STUFFED ANIMAL donations to help spread some laughter, smiles and cheer to the young patients who suffer from a range of different ailments and diseases.
There will be music, food, fun and friendly faces and we hope that you will be one of them!
It’s okay to let people hear you say good things about yourself. It’s also okay to believe them when they say good things about you.
"Inner beauty does not exist. It is something that unpretty women have invented to justify themselves." -Director, Miss Venezuela (Beauty) Pageant.
From the project ‘Inflated Beauty in Venezuela,’ the clip above explores the origins and effects of a distorted view on beauty held in parts (hopefully not all) of the South American country. Perhaps just as startling as the subject matter of the clip, though, is the context in which it is being analyzed. Right away, in the voiceover, there is mention of the economic status of Venezuela. Later it is reiterated in the statement about houses being refinanced and other dramatic lengths taken to be able to afford surgery to meet these outlandish standards. Never, in this clip, do the creators mention the psychological and emotional cost the women in this country have to pay when, at every turn and in every circumstance, they are reminded that if they do not fit the mold, they are considered "unpretty." Sure, the detriment is vaguely implied but it’s never directly addressed. To me, only dealing with this issue in the context of it’s effect on the economic status further demeans and marginalizes the role, purpose and value of women in Venezuela. Perhaps creating positive self-images and promoting esteem of women was not the goal of this particular project but that I am always here for that. So, ladies and gentlemen, the floor is now open for inspiring, empowering and encouraging words…..annnnnnnd go!