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WHAT IF I FALL …………..

    When you get knocked down to the ground land on your back that way your looking up and into the sky to see perspective of what you are to learn from the trial or experience your facing and take it as feedback to pick you back up and to try...

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DO YOU TRACK YOUR LIFE?

Do you track your life? I never did before. I mean, I knew in my head that I got a workout in, ate breakfast, did some work, connected with friends and family in passing, and did all the daily things I intended…or so it always seemed. I would finish most days and just be totally spent, with no energy left and feeling like I had tackled every post-it note and task set before me. Man was I wrong. You see, most of us live in a routine world and operate in a space of conditioned reaction versus free will. If asked, most of us don’t know the details of our days. We know we went to work. We know we ate breakfast, lunch and dinner. We know the basics of our day but we tend to forget, or not even be aware of, the actual things we did throughout the day. It’s this never-ending cycle of life that creates the sensation of time flying by. The only reason you feel that time is flying by is because you’re not being present and connected to your daily activities. Trust me, I know. And then it changed. Now I have a system. A daily method of tracking and measuring my life so that I am in full control and fully aware. I know exactly what I did each day. I know exactly how I feel each day. I know that the core values I believe in are being met each and every day, allowing me to invest and grow and nurture my life into the creative freedom and space I desire for my family and I. How do I actually do all of this? With my planner that I am...

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I DEFINE MY PROGRESS

I don’t weigh myself. I don’t track calories on some app on my phone everyday. I don’t measure inches lost. I don’t care about the size of my pants. I don’t measure my body fat. So what’s my point?? I aim to FEEL great everyday and to FEEL awesome. You will never convince me to let any number define ME. Being healthy is my progress. I don’t follow some kind of “diet” or “fad” I do what I want, eat what I want, and aim to FEEL great. The strength we gain and the mental barriers we overcome are the genuine, long lasting indicators of progress and self worth. Not any number, WHATSOEVER no, no, no!! I DEFINE MY...

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I’ll be in California!

I’ve had a lot of friends ask me about my new love…No, not with another person, but a heavy chunk of metal. I’d love to share it with you while I’m in California. Kettlebell training is a form of exercise that I have become so passionate about because of what it has done to my body, that I recently invested in going to an intensive program in San Diego to become a certified StrongFirst instructor so that I could train others how to use kettlebells too. It was no cake walk, but since I’ve been certified I’ve been training others around here (in Utah). I’m excited for this new adventure in my life because kettlebells, along with TRX suspension training, has transformed my body more than anything else I’ve tried over the past 12 years. As a woman, I always thought that if I worked out with “weights” that I would get big and bulky, but the exact opposite has happened. I have become more fit and toned and feel stronger than ever, both physically and mentally. To further my journey I’ve been working as a trainer, teaching individuals at the gym where I also work out, Lyceum, but I’ve also set up my basement and am teaching one on one classes out of my home.  I cover the basic swing and squat (both exercises trigger massive fat burning) for the first few classes and progress into other movements. As with any exercise program where you are using weights, it’s important for your safety that you get well trained to perform the proper kettlebell movements or you risk injuring your back, shoulders or joints. Having said that, using kettlebell training correctly has strengthened my back and joints tremendously over the last several months. As with any new skill or practice you’ll need to be fully committed or you will be wasting your time and not get the results you want. I’ve found that until I truly committed my time (a set schedule) and money (investment in myself) into my health and fitness goals, it was easy for me to stop soon after starting. The more committed I am to sticking to it until I achieve the end result, the more it drives me to succeed (I don’t like wasting money, so I know I will stick to it long enough for the results to show if I invest in my health). So with that said I’d like to offer you the chance to learn how to transform your body with me by choosing three 2 hour sessions of training (with three to four people per class max). In these sessions I will break down the Core 4 exercises step by step and educate you on proper form for maximum safety and fat burning/muscle toning. Some people have asked, “why only 4 exercises and why does it take so long to learn them.” Trust me, I get my butt kicked every day of the week and love it, by mainly doing these four exercises. It takes some time to get the movements just right so that they are 1- safe but 2- creating a fat burning environment inside your body. For the 3 sessions it will be $140 per person. This will include: -3 Small Group Sessions (2 people max per session) -4 Training Videos (for you to reference later, covering the Core 4 exercises) -30 Day Training Plan If you invite a friend who registers, you will receive half off and if you bring two, you will get to train for free.  I will be in town for YOU Training...

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CA Kettlebell Registration

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West Point Goats and Kettlebells

Did you know that for well over 200 years the United States Military Academy at West Point has observed a curious tradition on graduation day. “Every year, the last-ranking cadet to make it through to graduation is anointed the goat, showered with praise, given a dollar from every other fellow graduate—amounting to roughly $1,000—and granted the biggest applause at the graduation ceremony.” Some have called it the world’s most prestigious last-place award. It may sound like an odd endorsement of underachievement, but it is actually quite the opposite. On a day when the people at the top typically get the most recognition, West Point also recognizes those who just barely survived—usually because they stubbornly refused to give up. It’s an honored tradition because it says something about the human spirit—no matter where we are right now, we can move past the labels others give us; we can improve, grow, progress, and come out just fine. In fact, it’s worth noting that, historically, West Point’s “goats” have often gone on to become successful in their chosen fields, some even to great acclaim. Life is a long walk on a long road, and sometimes those who have early success fizzle out and fade away, while others who seem to be at the bottom find the strength and determination to rise above their challenges. Indeed, ranking systems have often proven to be poor indicators of future success. In all areas of life, some graduate high, some low, and some in between, but what makes the difference in life is how we choose to respond to our setbacks—and our successes. A graduation, a promotion, an award or recognition, even a label, should not be the endpoint or conclusion to a life but an opportunity and motivation to keep trying. I had an experience this morning during my kettlebell workout. I felt like I was the “goat” today. I wasn’t on top of my game mentally. I was weak and tired. But once I got myself surrounded by like minded people my mental power increased. It happens a lot and I just get to make the choice to shift my emotion and just push through it and no short change myself. I did however go from 5 reps to 3 reps but at least I continued. I did set my bells down for a rest to reset during my complex but I didn’t QUIT. I like the goat “stubbornly refused to give up”. On my last set I was the only one left that was still working and I was on my last 5 reps and I didn’t have it in me. I turned to my friends and asked them for help. They cheered me on and that pushed me to finish. Surround yourself with those who encourage and uplift you. I’ve recently finished my level 1 certification and I’m working towards my level 2 for next year. I get to double press 20kg bells so (88lb) as well as the bent press so I’ve got to build up my strength. It only goes up from here, right? Always making progress and keep pushing. Remember, whether we’re doing great at the top or we’re the goat at the bottom, what matters is what we choose to do with the rest of our...

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