I hope you have had a fabulous weekend!
Thinking back to a weekend in San Diego with owners of other fitness centers around North America. Some of these people are my closest friends and very inspirational people.
We get together in a community of like minded, forward thinking, positive change facilitating people to help take ourselves and our own mindsets to the next level. We also meet because all of us are building communities in our own towns and we share ideas about what’s going well, how we can help our clients more, reach more people and how we can help you progress faster.
Much of the weekend is always spent on psychology and mindset.
The truth is when it comes to success- in any direction: fitness or otherwise- we are often our own biggest limitation.
We are also often our own biggest reason for success.
Makes sense right?
Sometimes we get lucky. Sometimes we are blessed with very fortunate circumstances.
Sometimes the dice are rolled and some absolute garbage comes our way…
But ultimately it is our choice how we respond to what we get and how we go forward and whether we are going to view any situation as an obstacle or an opportunity.
I read something recently about the “crushing freedom of personal responsibility” and I thought “hot damn that’s a loaded phrase”. But it is true. Ish.
When you realize that nobody will do “this” for you and that there is no magic pill, when you realize that if you want to see change you must change what you do and how you see things…there is a HUGE amount of freedom in that.
And it can feel both terrifying and liberating and even “crushing” at times to have that understanding and realization about your personal freedom and how it applies to your life and your goals (fitness or otherwise).
I prefer viewing the freedom as uplifting and awe inspiring but that’s because I’m a positive spin kinda gal…hence the weekly pep talks I dish out to you.
So without further ado…here is your Pep Talk.
A while back, Nikki (The Director of Information Management here at MPower Fitness) gave me a cup that says “she believed she could so she did” and I received a card that said “she needed a hero so that’s what she became”…
Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t consider myself to be a hero, although I sure hope I can become one before I die but the other part makes a lot of sense to me.
I believe I can and then I do.
It is that simple.
Just kidding. That’s some hero stuff right there.
More like, I believe I can, then I freak out, then I take a little action and then I have a worry and sometimes freak out a bit/ a lot and then I do more and blah blah you get the idea…
But I’ve said this before, things are only ever as complicated as we make them.
I’m no different than you though…
I cry in my car.
I wake up in a cold sweat. I doubt myself.
I take on too much. I do too little.
I feel nauseous before I do stuff that scares me like going live on Facebook.
And I make mistakes every single day.
I have seen therapists, energy workers, a shaman, a few religious teachers over the years and I diligently do the work on my mind to get myself out of my own way and to shut up that negative voice that sometimes haunts me with stuff that was said over the years to me about my worth as a human being and how I was behaving.
I’ve made some MASSIVE mistakes in my life. I’ve broken a few hearts. I’ve done things I’m not proud of and all of that has made me who I am.
So what’s my point and how does this relate to you?
Whatever you have done or not done
Whatever skeletons you have in your closet
you are deserving, worthy, remarkable and good enough as your perfectly imperfect self.
In this moment.
You are awesome simply by virtue of your existence.
So I challenge you to sit down and make sure you are really clear about where you want to go, who you are becoming and what you want for your health, fitness and life and then get around people who support you, lift you up and believe in you.
The sky is the limit so don’t you dare limit yourself.
The coaches and I wouldn’t limit you…
pls remember that for all of us when we began our journeys someone along the way told us that she/ he believed in us and because of that we are here now.
We believe in YOU.
We want to hear your “hero story” because you are a hero even if you don’t know it yet.
We love you and are so grateful you are with us as clients.
Now lets get after it and have an even better week than last!
Committed to your success,
Megan K and the team