Last week I had the opportunity to adventure to Big Sky, Montana with my boyfriend and two other friends!
I was excited for this trip was because I heard such AMAZING things about Montana AND it was my first long trip with my boyfriend! (the way someone travels shows a lot about them, because it can be stressful so I was excited to see how it would go!)
First off, the Airport in Bozeman, Montana is adorable!! It literally has fire places right in it! And it's super cozy!
Big Sky is about an hour drive from there and it is a beautiful mountain town: tall trees, always snowing just a little, and there's an extremely small town that is charming and pretty much empty.
The mountain was incredible to snowboard on, the views were amazing, even though there was a lot of people there, there was never any lines, and the slopes always felt like you had them to yourself.
OHH and the SKI LIFTS were heated... yes literally heated seats! Like... what!?
The trip was incredible. My boyfriend and I...
Just do one thing at a time. Someone once told me something very very important. They said, "You can do it all, but not right now."
And that really stuck with me. I personally get caught up with always thinking of the next thing, the things I need/want to do in the future. But you can't do it ALL at the same time in order to do it well. So what do you do with all these other thoughts and things?
You put it in the parking lot.
The parking lot is a place you will put these thoughts to place them on HOLD as you focus on your current thing. They aren't going away. You still will have time to do them BUT you will do them once you have the space to really do it.
For me personally, I had to park writing my book this month so that I could focus on finishing my NEW Pull-up Revolution Program. It was really ambitious to finish not one, not two but THREE programs at once!
On the front end, you will see this amazing program, videos, programming. But the back end is...
Anyone else super tired this week ??!
The past few weeks has been a lot of GO GO GO. Teaching in person events, hosting a 7 Day Free Pull-up Challenge, while launching my speaking career and finalizing and finishing a new program (you can check out new program deets here by taking this quiz)
I guess today, it just really all caught up to me. Sometimes I feel like a machine, other days I just want to curl up in a ball and watch Netflix all day
But I didn't. Instead, I moved slowly, I took a moment to say out loud ALL the things I am grateful for and I started to utilize my team and ask for help, which I am horrible at. Because truthfully, I cannot do everything and not turn into a zombie haha.
The 7 Day Pull-up Challengers crushed it! It was cool to see everyone on the Zoom call and they all realized, "damn...I showed up for myself for a few weeks AND saw progress!" Some doubled their strength test numbers, others finally got a bend in the elbow for their pull-up it was...
This weekend as packed with so many incredible moments. At first, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with everything happening…
But I took a moment to breathe and really BE in each moment.
I got to see my 1:1 client Rhonda who runs @southernhomeandfarm, a beautiful instagram account that is all about gardening, design, etc. I helped her lock down a speaking event at the Home & Garden Expo in Austin! So I came to film her, support her, and I got to meet her family! It was awesome to see her in element on stage and she completely crushed it! Go Rhonda!
Then Friday night my boyfriend set up a surprise date night. To be honest, I thought we were gonna do some kind of activity! When I met up with him, he could tell I was flustered with everything going on and needed a second to reconnect. So he told me we were going to eye gaze for 3 minutes before we head out.
Have you eye gazed before? Because damn it feels awkward and it forces you to slow down breath and come...
Welcome to 2023….
Where you have…
So many possibilities
You can make it whatever YOU want it to be…
A few week ago I started to plan for 2023 by doing a few things:
So many times we think of the things we DIDN’T do.. but what about the things we DID do and did accomplish?
Trying to think of the small details and things that actually matter
Putting everything I wanted to achieve on paper and dividing it into Personal, Business, Financial, Relationship Goals
Why do I want to achieve these goals? How will they make me feel? Does it align with my purpose?
I am still in the works of fine tuning my board so I will share once it's done!
My next step is to sit down and write out SMALL actionable steps that I can take each week...
Today I want to give you a reminder that it’s OKAY if...
You didn’t get your workouts in
Your routine is completely out of whack (I know mine is)
You’re “behind” on your normal stuff
You didn’t eat “healthy” and maybe ate more than normal
That’s what happens during the holiday season. It’s okay and it’s also temporary. The holiday season does not last forever!
It’s honestly good for our body to be “out of routine” sometimes, it’s okay to take a break from it all.
I had to remind myself of this when I started to beat myself up for not keeping on top of my “Non-Negotiables” that I do everyday.
I reminded myself that just like if I eat a handful of cookies one day, and I think my body will completely transform and I will lose ALL my progress because of that ONE cookie moment... or two…
The reality is that nothing changed. I was fine. And those cookies made me feel good...
Yes, it’s true. If you’ve been on this adventure with me for awhile you’ve known that I have literally been ALL over haha, but Austin is definitely where I want to stay!
So I wanted to take today to go through a quick recap of well...life. It’s been a journey!
1990-2008: Byram, New Jersey
Where I was born, the only thing that is known there is a place called Wild West City. While I am a “Jersey Girl” I didn’t live by anywhere that was very Jersey. Not in a city, not by the shore, I literally was in the woods right near Pennsylvania
2008-2018: Rhode Island
I moved to Rhode Island to go to school for Biological Chemistry (I have a degree in that), I think stayed and worked at Brown University, Followed by a pharmaceutical company named Genzyme. When I quit…I was working at a Gymnastics Gym Called Dream Big Gymnastics and started training the adults of the parents of the gymnastics students! One thing lead to another and I wound...
Not drunk like that.... read more to find out.
As some of you may know I spent the week in the Big Island, Hawaii. This trip was super spontaneous, found really cheap flight tickets on Southwest and my best friend Marissa already had an Airbnb Booked with her and three other friends that I didn’t really know.
I was nervous at first. I honestly have never been on a true “girls trip” but the timing felt right & decided to go, and I am so glad I did.
Let me first start with saying that I know on instagram you might think “wow it’s so lucky these girls get to go on these trips, must be nice…” BUT ALL of us worked every morning at 4am. We worked hard on the computers, did meetings, etc. and then spent time enjoying the day after that. That’s why working remote is so amazing!
We also ALL stuck to some of our routines, taking our supplements, drinking water, meditating, keeping on track with our healthy habits in the best way we...
I had to do A LOT of adulting last week...you know, the pile of papers you have from the mail, the tedious stuff like renewing your insurance, paying tolls, random bills...
It's not glamorous, but it's reality. I did a lot of that last week and it feels so good to have it all done.
I am also currently looking for new apartments! I've moved literally every year or I've been nomadic so I am excited to get this next place and stay for a long while!
Lastly! Took a trip out to Friedrickburg in Texas!! Its a CUTE little town with tons of character! Lots of great German Restaurants and all the Xmas themes!
In other random news, each Monday I am going to be giving you a FREE Workout every Monday! All you have to do is click play! This way you at least have ONE workout that you can commit to getting done and NEVER Miss a Monday. Click here to register to get the free workouts!
I was BLOWN away by my clients results in 30 Days!! So...
I wanted to take some time today to talk about the definition of happiness.
Personally, I always thought if I hit a certain number of sales in my business, got on the cover of a magazine or had the perfect boyfriend that I would feel “happy” because I feel successful.
But it wasn’t.
Even after I hit some of those milestones, I still felt alone and sad, because I wasn’t happy during the process. And I was even more sad when I realized that those things wouldn’t change the way I felt about myself.
It’s like that saying “xi” I know a lot of you might be like “Angela… having abs will ABSOLUTELY make me happy.”
But the HARD truth is that you won’t be.
Happiness is learning to be happy where you are right in this moment; the imperfections, the good the bad.
Only when you have that, will you be happy.
Last week, I could have felt sad because the holidays typically aren’t great for me. I got broken...