Sunday, April 23, 2017

How Bad Do You Want It?




I have one question for you in accomplishing a goal or dream.

How bad do you want it?
  • You made the goal
  • It's your dream
  • You said you wanted to accomplish x,y,z...
  • You said you wanted to run a marathon, lose weight, eat better, make more time for your hobby, spend more time with the people you love.
  • You said you wanted to live your dream
But do you really mean it?

What action did you take TODAY to accomplish what you set out to do? What REAL action did you do?

Did you sign-up for the race or competition?  Did you start training?  Did you meal prep?  Did you throw out ALL of the junk food in the cupboard?  Did you call your loved one to set up a date?  Did you get to the gym?  

Again, did you take real action?  

You said you wanted what YOU said you wanted.  No one put those thoughts in your head or made you speak the goal aloud.  No one put a gun to your head and made you set that goal or dream.  But now you're having trouble getting started.  The only solution is ACTION.  It doesn't matter if all that you do today is take a seemingly small step, what matters that you TAKE that step.  Do it.  It will help you take the next step, and the next step, and the next step.  

I think you get the point.  

With that said;

What action will you take to make your goals and dreams come to fruition?  







89 Days Out: Note To Self

I am 89 days out from Battle Royale.

Below are quotes I have written, notes I have taken, and journal entries I have made over the past week.

I want to share my journey with you, and if you really want to follow along than you have to learn how I think and how I find inspiration and motivational fuel to keep working!

Enjoy.

"There may be people that have more talent than you, but there is no excuse for anyone to work harder than you." ~Derek Jeter

"Age is no barrier, It's a limitation you put on your mind." ~Jackie Joyner-Kersee

...When planning goals:

  • know where you want to go.
  • the modern successful business does not leave its future to chance...Should you?
    • Make the plan and work the plan.  Do what you said you wanted to do!
  • "The important thing is not where you were or where you are, but where you want to go."
Goal Declaration:

I want to finish in the top 10 at the Battle Royale competition.  To achieve this goal I MUST train consistently and stick to the plan.  I must eat well and on schedule.  I must rest and recover wisely.  I must be smart and diligent in my strength and skills work.  I must work my weakness until it is a strength.  I must also allow down time to unwind and relax in order to let my soul and spirit recharge and renew its passion.  I must be myself. Always. Always be yourself.









Sunday, April 16, 2017

96 Days Out!




This is going to be short and sweet.  There is not going to be any deep or philosophical message today.  I am simply posting this to hold myself accountable for 96 days.  I am 96 days out from my first CrossFit competition in over 4 years.

Did you just read that?  I haven't competed in anything in over 4 years!  But I bit the bullet and signed up for a local CrossFit competition, Battle Royale that takes place on July 22nd.

This is exciting and a little nerve racking to me, because I haven't competed in FOUR YEARS! Also, because I am a business owner and my schedule is slammed.  I wake-up at 4:30am M-F, and typically don't get to bed until 10pm or later. For the last 3 1/2 years, my main focus has been setting up and running my gym successfully.  And while I still workout and train 5-6 times a week, I have placed my competitive side on the back burner.

If I'm honest, I have hidden behind the excuse that BPCF must come first and my fitness goals and potential come last.  That is going to stop now.  I am learning that my goals and dreams must come first if I am to be fulfilled.  I am also learning that adding a new challenge to the mix will only enhance BPCF and validate my credibility, because I will be walking the walk even more!

I thought I was going to make a run at the 2017 CrossFit Open that took place in March, but a small elbow injury set me back.  With that I decided not to enter in the Open, and left me a little disappointed in myself for not doing so.  The opportunity to sign up for Battle Royale presented itself, and I decided to take the plunge head first and sign up for the individual RX division.

I understand that I have A LOT of work to do.  I understand that I will probably be one of the oldest women in this division.  I understand that this will not be for the faint of heart.  And for these reasons I am fired up and ready to work my ass off to do my best.

My goal is to finish top 10.  That may not seem like such a big deal, but this is going to be a challenge.  Difficult yes, but not impossible.

I am 96 days out from my first CrossFit competition in over 4 years!

Join me on this journey as I track my progress and hold myself accountable via blog, videos, and pictures.




  


Monday, October 3, 2016

You Get What You "See"

What do you see for yourself?  What do you envision?  What is your story?  What is your truest self?  What is your biggest dream? 

What you “see” is what you get.  The “picture” you envision creates your reality.  If you place limits on your abilities, you should know that, those limits are imaginary and solidified by the story that you choose to believe.  Our imagination can lead us or it can limit us.  Author Jerry Lynch states that “our imagination can either lead us to our truest potential of greatness or limit us with “real” mental barriers that prevent us from our truest self.”

What is the image you have of yourself?  Is it positive?  Is it self-empowering?  Does your imagination fuel your confidence and self-esteem?  Or does your imagination have you believing in a negative self-image?  Do you believe in false stories that limit your abilities and ambitions?  Do you let the opinions of others steer the direction of your actions?  Do you tell yourself (or think to yourself), “I can’t do that.” Or “I’ll never be able to achieve that!”  Whatever “that” is…YES you can!

“Argue for your limitations and sure enough, they’re yours.” I don’t even know who Richard Bach is, but his quote is 100% correct!  Whatever you accept as your truth, is your truth…nothing but your truth.   Do you know who else was right?  Thomas Edison when he said, “If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”  When flipped, a coin has two sides on which to land, heads or tails.  Just as the coin has two sides, you have two options; positive or negative, victor or victim, winner or loser.   The difference between you and the coin is that the coin’s fate is determined by a flip, and your fate is determined by a decision; your decision.  That decision belongs to you.

You have the power to decide your outcome.  You have the power to decide who you are.  You have the power to decide if you will believe in limitations, which are usually influenced by outside sources, or you can believe in yourself and follow your decision into greatness. 

It is okay to believe in your abilities.  No really, it is.  “You can have anything you want if you are willing to give up the belief that you can’t have it.” Here is another guy I know nothing about, but Dr. Robert Anthony makes a valid point…if you just believe in yourself, you can have whatever the fuck you want!  Sorry, that may have been a bit much…but am I wrong?

I never really was a big fan of Goldie Hawn’s movie’s but she had a point in saying “I finally stopped running away from myself.  Who else is there better to be?”  Exactly, Goldie.  Exactly!  Who else is there better to be than yourself?  Who else is there to believe in other than yourself?  Who else is there that is better fit to dream your dreams or live your life?  No one!  You are the only one that is capable of being uniquely you.

The only limitations that you have are the ones that you tell yourself.  Stop telling yourself and the rest of us, a bullshit story of your limitations.  Stop placing imaginary limits on yourself- yielding you powerless. Instead, start envisioning a positively powerful life that is limitless and filled with success and happiness.