Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Reflections

TGIF takes on a different meaning when you work for yourself from home.  Historically, I would celebrate Friday as the completion of the work week … finally the weekend, and all that jazz.  Now, I pretty much celebrate everyday because I’m doing what I love to do.  My workweek does not end on Friday.  Saturday is actually my last work day of the week.  I give myself Sunday to do absolutely nothing.

This has been my first full week as a self-employed person and I love it.  I have more time to plan and strategize and give careful thought to my next move instead of hastily writing down notes as they come to me and try to remember to develop them more fully after 5:00 pm.

This week I started developing the plans for the FF&50 Spring Bootcamp and scouted a few potential locations.  I’ve followed up with client leads.  I’ve been studying to take a continuing education exam on diet, exercise and fitness.  I’m teaching two courses over the next few months on Wholeness – which focus on physical, spiritual and emotional wholeness. 


On top of all that I am also in the final weeks of preparation for my first competition of the 2015 season.  I have to say, I am actually enjoying this prep.  Which is weird but I am.  I can really see the changes to my physique from the last time I was on stage and that is always encouraging.  The diet part is not hard at all.  It just goes to show that when you train your body a certain way, it will respond.  I don’t have the same cravings as I used to although each time I go to the store I do pick up a piece of dark chocolate and contemplate purchasing it.  Then I read the nutrition label and put it down.  It’s like I think the sugar and fat grams are going to magically change from the last time I picked it up.  But each time I put it down I count it as a victory for me!  I’ll tell you what though:  there will be dark chocolate in my gym bag on the day of the competition.  J Ghirardelli raspberry filled dark chocolate to be exact.



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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Fab Fit & 50, LLC



Doing what I love.
Helping people at all fitness levels to live healthier lives.

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Specializing in strength training, meal plans, virtual coaching and coming soon ... the Fab Fit & 50 Spring Bootcamp!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

New Year! New Journey! New Life!



That's it.

2014 is gone and 2015 has arrived.  I completed the #1 goal that I set for myself at the beginning of 2014 and that was to resign from corporate america.  Which I did.

FREEDOM

I gave my notice and my official last day will be on the 15th.  On the 16th I will be a full time business owner, personal trainer and health coach.  I will probably work harder now than I ever have in my life ... and that's a good thing because I'll be working hard for me.




Monday, December 29, 2014

Leap of Faith

When was the last time you took a leap of faith?  What does that even mean to you?



For me, it means doing something you’ve never done before and having absolutely no idea what the outcome will be – but you do it anyway.  I suppose we do things like that all the time … when we decide to marry, have children, get a new job, etc. 

What does it take for you to make the leap?  I look back over my life and I guess I’ve taken leaps before, although they may not have felt like it at the time.  In 1993, I packed up my son and with my new husband moved to a new state with no job or prospects.  Something inside me said that I was making the right decision and it did eventually work out for the best.  Eventually.

In 1997 I walked out of a job for no good reason – just being emotional, even though my family desperately needed my paycheck.  I found another job two days later.

In 2010 I left a relationship that was slowly killing me even though I was terrified of what people would think and after almost seven years, I wasn’t sure I knew how to function on my own.  Suffice it to say, I’m functioning just fine.

Now, in 2015 I’m about to take a real leap.  In the previous examples it seems I was running away from something:  a town, a job, a man, but this time it’s different.  I’m not running away, I’m running toward the possibility of a happier, more fulfilling life.  A life, that up until now, I didn’t think was achievable.  It’s taken much prayer and much faith to get me to this point.



These are the promises that I’m standing on in 2015.  I encourage you to look them up.

Malachi 3:10-11
2 Timothy 1:7
Isaiah 40:29-31
Romans 8:18
Ephesians 6:13

I’ve written them out on index cards and will keep them with me always.  I know that I will not be able to get through 2015 in my own strength.  There will be so many things going on I’ll need God to help me to stay focused and to guide me with each new decision that has to be made.

My church  is rolling out a 24/7 prayer initiative beginning January 1st and going through the end of March.  It’s called The Lord’s Watch.  Each member is encouraged to sign up for an hour long time slot so that during every single hour of everyday someone is praying.  I’m looking forward to this time that will specifically be devoted to spending time with God.  I have found that whenever I am intentional about my time with God, something happens.

This leap is not scary.  I have complete peace.  I know who my source is and I know He will not allow me to fall.

Happy New Year.