Happy Monday!

Today’s Pep Talk is going to be short and sweet. It was one of those mornings where I had 3 thoughts in my head but I picked this one.  

At the end of the last few orientations I used the analogy of driving a car. 

How much time do we spend looking in the rear view mirror (the past)?

How much time do we spend looking in the side mirrors (comparison)?

How much time do we spend looking at our feet (the present)?

Thank goodness cars are built with the biggest windows facing forward toward the ​future.  

In order to get where we want to go we need to

first – identify where we want to go.

Is it a firm destination or just a feeling we are after? 

Better is a great destination but it could definitely be made more specific. 

Just like leaner, fitter, happier etc (although we can talk about happy as a destination another time)

Second we must focus on the thing we want. 

Let go of the past. 

Let go of comparison. 

Leg go of how we aren’t there yet (the present).

Focus on where we are going. 

Third, right now, we must take action. 

Fit Family and Friends you can do it! 

Now is the time to reassess your goals. 

Ask for help if you need them and keep striving forward. 

Remember “most people overestimate what they can do in one year and underestimate what they can do in ten”.  (Tony Robbins)

I would go as far as to say that’s true even of 6 months to a 1.5 year span or 1 year to 3 years.  

You can do it! 

Set big goals and keep taking little, big, flying leaps etc. toward them. 

Committed to your success, 

Megan K and the team

Happy Monday!

This week we had the pleasure of having a guest coach in to work with the team and to host some workshops. 

It was a great time! 

One of the things we talked a lot about, with the team and in a workshop with the clients is the 1% improvement.  

Loosely, it means just looking for the area in which you can do a little better. Not a big shift. Just a little. 

“Can I make progress here?” 

“Can I do better?” 

And if you are really stuck, “what can I do?”

A lot of times we get caught in the all or nothing and we have to remember that the sum of small changes over time is what can create lasting results. 

Big changes have their place too, but if you’re in a rut or stuck ask yourself “what can I do?” 

Can I just do a little better? 

We are here for you! 

Megan K and the team

We are on day 4 of 2021, I hope your year is off to a fantastic start! 

I’m curious though, if you’ve already had some less than perfect moments this year?  I know I have…

I was with coach Abby earlier this week talking about our coming challenge. We were discussing strategies we are testing and implementing for sustainable behavior change.  One of the things we talked about is “roadblocks” especially the first ones and overcoming the all/nothing mentality.

I think how we handle the first few obstacles that come our way- as we are in pursuit of a goal- determines whether or not we will be successful. 

Think about it: if you set off to drop 10 lbs of body fat and then get a cold, you could either 

a: quit (sadly this happens 🙁 )

b: take a few days/ week to get better and then start back up and be hard on yourself about this temporary sidetrack

c: take a few days/ week to get better and also give yourself grace in the process. 

Which do you think serves you best? Which would you recommend for a friend?  c, right? Except we sometimes choose a or b for ourselves, even though we know c is what we need.

Very rarely is there a perfectly smooth journey on the road toward any goal- especially one that involves behavior change (like getting in shape and losing body fat).  

We have habits to build. 

We have shifts to make. 

We need to plan. 

We need to execute said plan. 

It doesn’t always go smoothly.

Sometimes we need to adapt the plan. 

BUT the important thing to remember is to stay the course toward your goal. When you are doing the best you can (even if it isn’t a “best” that you like) give yourself some grace. 

Winston Churchill said “success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm”.  I’m not sure that it is possible to maintain enthusiasm after every stumble but I think the important thing is to keep going. 

So after a few stumbles this week, I’m going to keep at it.  How about you? 

We know you can do it. 

We believe in you. 

Megan K and the team