In my morning routine, I stumbled upon a gem that I had to share with you: "Action is the bridge between the inner world and the outer world." Powerful, right? But here's the kicker – fear, doubt, and worry often stand between us and the actions we know we need to take, not just for success but for happiness too.
But guess what? The most successful people still feel fear and doubt. The key is they do it anyway, even before they feel ready. If you find yourself making excuses like not having enough time, being too busy, or lacking funds, you're not alone. But even when the "perfect" moment arrives, something might still stop you – not because of the challenge's size but because of your own.
So here's the truth bomb:
If you only do what's easy, life will be hard. But if you're willing to do what's hard, life will be easy. Embrace the discomfort because staying in your comfort zone won't help you grow.
Have you ever considered what season you're in personally? It's a question that has been on my mind recently, sparked by a live podcast session I attended with some incredible women I've always looked up to, including @loriharder, @Iamnatalie, and @lindseyschwartz. They opened up about their life and business journeys, sharing the ups and downs of their personal seasons.
While we're technically transitioning from Fall to Winter, your personal season may not always align with the calendar. We're not always meant to be in a perpetual "Summer Season" of success, excitement, and achievement. The "Winter Season" is equally essential, a time for recovery, reflection, and growth.
I've had my share of Winter Seasons, even though it might not have seemed like it. Despite showing up every day to be my best for my clients, I wasn't feeling my best inside. I missed the adrenaline of competing on Ninja Warrior, gracing magazine covers, and achieving those big milestones. This past...
First and foremost, I want to remind you of the importance of holding onto those moments when everything just feels "right". Life can throw us curveballs, and sometimes it's easy to get caught up in the chaos. But it's the moments when we find our inner peace that truly matter.
I've been through my fair share of ups and downs, tearing my ACL not once, but twice. It was tough, it was challenging, but I found my way back to the top. My journey wasn't just about physical strength; it was about mental resilience and unwavering determination. If I can do it, you can too.
Recently, life has been throwing a little extra anxiety and pressure my way – nothing too serious, just that usual ebb and flow of life's challenges. But the other day, I decided to take a moment for myself. I woke up, put on my daily mantra (I've recorded my future self to remind me of my goals), and played my Spotify playlist, Discovery Weekly. It was perfect, just what I...
I hope you're doing well.
Today, we're diving into a topic that's close to my heart...
Facing Challenges Head-On
Have you ever felt like you absolutely nailed something, only to receive feedback that leaves you questioning your own abilities? That's exactly what happened to me recently when I gave a speech at Purdue University in front of 2,000 students. The speech, which I believed was inspiring and impactful, didn't align with the expectations of the team that rated it a 3 out of 10.
It's an odd feeling when you put your heart and soul into something, and it doesn't quite hit the mark. But hey, that's part of life, right? We all face moments of self-doubt, and we all encounter obstacles. The key is how we deal with them.
I turned to my "What if it all goes right" mindset to navigate this situation:
Acknowledge Your Feelings: It's okay to feel disappointed, angry, and upset when things don't...
If you're new here, you might be wondering why I'm starting this blog by joking about my "flat ass". Well, let me fill you in on a little story and share some insights on body image that I hope will inspire and empower you.
Recently, I had a rather amusing encounter with a guy who just couldn't resist pointing out that I have a "flat ass". He mentioned it on multiple occasions as if he had made some groundbreaking discovery.
1. Prioritize Positivity : If someone has the time to go on social media and comment repeatedly about someone's body, they probably need a hobby or a life of their own. Negativity often stems from unhappiness within ourselves, so let's not let it get to us.
2. Body Positivity Matters : We never truly know how someone views their own body. Negative comments, especially directed at young individuals, can severely impact self-esteem and mental...
Before we jump into today's awesomeness, let me take a moment to remind you that we're in this together, and Mondays are no match for our warrior spirit!
Let's kick things off with an exciting announcement! I've got a powerhouse of a friend and a fellow movement enthusiast I'd love to introduce you to. Her name is Francheska, and we connected through the wonderful world of Instagram. It's funny how social media can bring like-minded people together, right?
Francheska and I hit it off right away, and when I visited Austin for the first time, she welcomed me with open arms. We both share a passion for movement, and we believe that fitness should be FUN. So, every Wednesday, we meet up to get our sweat on and, most importantly, to play!
So, here are my 3 Tips to Incorporate Fun into Your Fitness Routine:
Play with a Purpose: Fitness should never feel like a chore. Embrace playfulness in your workouts. Whether it's trying a new...
If you missed last week's newsletter, we introduced you to two of my incredible friends, Mollie and Francheska, who will be joining us as special guests in our October workshop. Today, we're going to dig deeper into the world of sleep with the brilliant Mollie Eastman.
Mollie is the mastermind behind Sleep Is A Skill, a company dedicated to optimizing your sleep through technology, accountability, and behavioral change. She's the host of The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast, the #2 sleep podcast globally, and has appeared on over 150 podcasts. Mollie's journey began when she battled insomnia while traveling internationally, and her mission is to share the forgotten skill set of sleep with the world. Trust me, you won't want to miss what she has to share about the profound impact of sleep on your strength and overall health.
Now, let's get to the heart of the matter - why is sleep so crucial for your strength progress?
I've got something special to share with you all. Over the next two weeks, I'll be introducing you to some of my dear friends who are absolute rockstars in the health industry. They'll also be our special guests in the October workshop – so stay tuned for that!
Mollie is the genius behind Sleep Is A Skill, a company dedicated to optimizing your sleep through technology, accountability, and behavioral change. Her journey started when she battled insomnia while traveling internationally, and she decided to create what she couldn't find – a place to learn the skill set of sleep. Mollie is the host of The Sleep Is A Skill Podcast, and she's got the #2 Sleep Podcast globally! She's partnered with luxury hotels, coached top poker players, and appeared on over 150 podcasts. So, if you've ever had a rough night's sleep, you won't want to miss what Mollie has to share.
Give her a follow on Instagram @mollie.eastman and keep an eye out for...
In this week's dose of motivation, I want to share a funny and inspiring story about how some of my incredible clients accidentally stumbled into their bikini bodies Yeah, you heard that right – accidentally! See, when I work with clients, even if their goal is to tone-up, lose fat, or get lean, I always encourage them to shift their perspective. It's all about getting stronger and celebrating those non-scale victories!
Why? Because it's an absolute blast! You see, two of my clients initially started their journey with the simple goal of conquering their first pull-up. But guess what happened after just three months of our kickass collaboration? They nailed not only their FIRST pull-up but also multiple pull-ups and even towel pull-ups! Talk about a celebration!
And here's the cherry on top – both of them shared something incredible. Along the way, they slipped back into their old jeans from college (hello, progress!), felt confident enough to rock a bikini at the...
Guess what? I've got some exciting news to share with you. Drumroll, please...
I'd like you all to meet the newest addition to my family – my adorable puppy, Pepper!
For those of you who have been following my journey, you know that I've been wanting a furry companion for a LONG time. After losing my beloved cat, Felix, who had been with me through thick and thin for 18 amazing years, I was heartbroken. Felix was more than just a pet; she was my sassy best friend, my confidant, and my constant companion from middle school to college. I still think about her every single week.
The decision to get a dog had been weighing on my mind for years. Some people warned me against it, while others couldn't stop raving about how it would be the best decision of my life. I spent so long caught up in what everyone else was saying that I forgot to listen to my own heart.
But finally, I decided to take the leap and welcome this little cutie into my life. And let me tell you,...