Posts made in March, 2014

March Live Big

This is my third time attending the 3 day intensive self development seminar but this time I got to be behind the scenes. I was asked by Marci to assist her because her assistant was unable to be there. It was great to be on the other side and watch and see transformation happen in peoples lives in such a short time. Each time I’ve come the principles taught are the same but the approach is different each time. The presenters go up and teach without script or notes. They share knowledge they’ve gained over the years and have experienced. That’s what makes it so powerful and effective when you can just be authentic and honest about life. People come to be uplifted but they don’t realize the long term effect it can have on them if they just “surrender” and take life by the horns and just improve one day at a time. One concept at a time. I can’t tell you just how much more I’ve had to surrender because of having someone by my side cheering me on. It’s so important to have a mentor or coach in your life to check in on your progress. It’s been an incredible experience to have someone call me out when I’m thinking I’m being a victim instead of a creator. Life has it’s ups and downs and the way we react to certain things in or life will determine the quality of life we will have. I have chosen to be a conscious creator and to be aware each day when I’m about to sabbatoge or change my thinking. I have been taught tools to overcome and to conquer and to shift my perception which has been a huge blessing in my life and now I’m teaching my children too. I just feel so blessed to have this knowledge and be surrounded by amazing people in my life who lift me up. I attract amazing people in my life and I hope that through my example I can teach them a thing or two about believing in themselves and empowering them to make changes in their life to improve their quality of life. I was able to work behind the scenes with some amazing individuals who live their lives to the fullest. We laughed, we cried, we danced, and best of all we shared. We had great food and best of all we had some really good sushi. On Friday Marci and I stepped out and went to her TV spot and got to play on the set beforehand and just be silly. She made a video about all the...

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Alta Skiing

Our brave neighbors, the Dallin’s, took me and the older three on our first skiing adventure. Trent watched us along with Stratton and their baby from the lodge. It was a beautiful clear sky day and it was perfect light jacket weather for a good first time. Alta ski resort has a deal from 3-4:30 for a cheap ski lift ride. So we went to the bunny hill and learned our pizza and French fri’s to learn. Reeghan and I caught on pretty fast and had a blast laughing down the hill and racing back up on the rope pulley. Paetan and Easton took some time and Nate and Lisa were being very patient with us. We could have used another adult though. We got on the lift ride right at 4:28 we were the second to last ones up the top of the hill. I took Reeghan on the lift and Nate took Easton and Beckham and Lisa had Paetan and their daughter Sienna. We got off the lift great and started to head down the easy trail and I held Easton’s hand on the turn down. I wasn’t taught how to handle turns so we crashed. I couldn’t get up cause I was on a slant so I finally figured out that I needed to switch sides and flop my skiis to the other side and try getting up on that side and it finally worked. I thought I could handle going down with Easton but it didn’t workout that well. Luckily the snowmobile came right behind us so they took Easton and Sienna down and Lisa stayed back with Paetan and Reeghan, Beckham and I skied down the hill together. It was a thrill literally to just take in the fresh mountain air and see the beauty that surrounded me. I can see now how people fall in love with the mountains and skiing. I made a video of me too and was just smiling the whole ride down. Can’t wait to go...

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Kettlebell Infographic

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Pre-screening for Exercise

Have you ever had any history of heart problems such as a heart murmur, irregular heat beat, or any heart surgery? Have you ever had chest pain, dizziness, and shortness of breath, nausea, or chest pressure with any type of exercise? Do you have high blood pressure or are you currently taking medicine for blood pressure? Do you have asthma, a persistent cough, or evidence of lung disease? Have you had any family members with any type of heart disease, especially a heart attack, which occurred under the age of 40 years? Are you taking any medicine for asthma or heart disease at this time? Medicine to lower cholesterol would be a possible response? Have you been told (or are you concerned about exercising) that you should not exercise without medical evaluation by a physician? Do you have any muscle or joint probelms, which would interfere with movements or cause pain in any exercise program? Have you ever fainted or become dizzy with exercise that resulted in a fall or loss of balance? Are you able to walk up a flight of stairs easily? Are you pregnant at this time? A positive response to any of the above questions suggests that the client should seek medical...

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Kettlebell Safety 101

1.  Get medical clearance. 2.  Always be aware of your surroundings. 3.  Train barefoot or wear shoes with a flat, thin sole and room for the toes to spread. 4.  Never contest the space with a kettlebell. 5.  Practice all safety measures at all times. 6.  Focus on quality, not quantity. 7.  Keep moving once your heart rate is high.  Fast and Loose. 8.  Don’t put your spine into flexion during and after training. 9.  Build up the training load gradually using common sense and listen to your body. 10. Instruction cannot cover all contingencies and there is no substitute for good judgement....

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