Going into the Weekend Thought(s)… A Different Perspective on Time.

Going into the Weekend Thought(s)… A Different Perspective on Time.

Going into the Weekend Thought(s)…

 

We ALL have 168 hours in a week, 24 hours in a day, 1440 minutes in a day. 

 

Think of your time as a jar, which you can fill with a finite number of rocks, pebbles, and sand.⁣⠀⁣

Your big ROCKS represent the stuff that’s most necessary to feel fulfilled in life, such as time with friends and family, and earning a living.⁣⠀⁣

Your PEBBLES add extra fun and satisfaction to life, but aren’t totally necessary. These may include hobbies or being a competitive athlete.⁣⠀⁣

And your SAND is purely “bonus” activity. It can be enjoyable, but it’s not crucial […] Read more

Choose to Think Different…

Choose to Think Different…

I heard this term awhile ago that has stuck with me,

“Where the mind goes, the energy follows.”

In other words, positive thoughts are precursors to a positive life. On the other hand, anxious thoughts and negative expectations set us up for miserable lives.

Many people think they cannot control their thoughts, but they can. Like anything else, it takes practice. What you think is up to you. You can choose your own thoughts and should do so carefully, since thoughts have a lot of creative power in your life. If you don’t reject bad thoughts (or learn how to acknowledge them to […] Read more

CPM Lingo; Part 3 (Nicknames and Alter Ego’s)

CPM Lingo; Part 3 (Nicknames and Alter Ego’s)

If you’ve been a member for a while now you may have noticed some unusual names on the white (orange/blue) board at the gym. Well just in case you don’t know why.. I’d like to answer your questions or concerns that you may have about it… In short, I’m BIG on giving Nicknames and having Alter Ego’s at the gym….

Why?

Alter Ego according to Wikipedia:

An alter-ego (Latin, “the other I”) is a second self, a second personality or persona within a person, who is often oblivious to the persona’s actions. It was coined in the early nineteenth century when dissociative identity […] Read more

You Gotta Earn It!

You Gotta Earn It!

Chris and I had a good discussion a while back about clients / kids who want to lift weights but are overweight, lack mobility or missing something they need to properly execute lifts. I’m mainly talking about a barbell here.

The Olympic lifts are the sexy lifts. The clean, the snatch… once you get started with them, you want to do them all of the time! Also popular are the bench, squat, deadlift, press. Let’s be honest, it’s easier to walk into a gym and start back squatting (with a 1/4 squat) than it is to run a mile. Don’t get […] Read more

The Art of Failing “Marriage Fit” Style

The Art of Failing “Marriage Fit” Style

Failure is not something we, as a society, often talk about ….

Not only is failure not bad, failure one of the most effective ways to learn and grow.

As a coach I always tell my clients I would much rather see you try and know you couldn’t then not try and say “maybe I could have”.  

It’s in the failure that we usually learn the most it’s in the hurt that gives us clarity and makes us stronger. 

What if we valued failure, saught out failure, and planned for a solution to it … 

For example I am going to workout first thing […] Read more

Stop Proving and Start Living CPM’ers …

Stop Proving and Start Living CPM’ers …

I recently finished a bible study based off the book: “Proven” by Jennie allen ….

It is a great study that digs deep into why we don’t need to “Prove” anything to anyone, and how living in “prove” mode is detrimental to your health and wellness.

This bible study has been very life altering for me. My whole life I have made my drive within about proving to others, my family, etc how hardworking I am. How in shape I am in .. It’s exhausting physically and mentally!

Stop living in “Prove” mode ..meaning “Proving” you have to be better than your co worker, out […] Read more

Good Vs. Perfection …

Good Vs. Perfection …

What happens when you miss your goal by an inch?

Or, you don’t quite make it through your day without making a “mistake”.

What does that last inch represent?

Here is a great podcast to help you sort through when Good is Good enough and Perfection is actually keeping you from success.

Today’s Workout is…

For Time:
25 Cal Row
25 Pull Ups
then…

7 Rounds
35 Doubles
9 DB Hang Clean & Jerk
then…

25 Pull ups
25 Cal Ro

Posted By: Annie

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Find Motivation Thru Fitness

Find Motivation Thru Fitness

Wikipedia’s definition of Motivation states:

Motivation is a psychological feature that arouses an organism to act towards a desired goal and elicits, controls, and sustains certain goal-directed behaviors. It can be considered a driving force; a psychological one that compels or reinforces an action toward a desired goal.

As many of my readers know, I am fascinated with what drives and motivates people day in and day out. How can some find the motivation to be a Navy Seal while others can barely find motivation to get off the couch?

Furthermore, once you are motivated how do you continue to keep pressing on and […] Read more

Keep Your Goals Simple CPM …

Keep Your Goals Simple CPM …

Goals are on every one’s mind right now. We all have heard the term “New Year New You” but what exactly does that mean?

Are we making our goals too difficult?

Do you even know the reason on the super why of the goals?

Do you have any idea what it takes to get the goal at hand or are you just writing it down on a piece of paper because it sounds good?

Check out our latest Podcast @ Marriage Fit Episode 12 where we dive in to simplifying your goals

You Won’t Want to Miss This One .. […] Read more

New Year, New Focus – Brooke Laycock

New Year, New Focus – Brooke Laycock

As you may have noticed, I’m sharing a lot from the female coaches at CPM. Coincidence? Probably not. I think women in general tend to set more goals at the start of a New Year. Although Chris Mello may single-handedly alter the male to female ratio on goal setting cause we all know he’s got tons of goals! 🤣

When asked what her focus would be this year, Brooke said…

My goal this year is to lift up others. So many negative things happen in our world and in our day, so I want to say one positive thing or uplifting thing […] Read more

Be Vulnerable CPM!

Be Vulnerable CPM!

When you hear the word “Vulnerable” How does that word make you feel?

What do you equate that word to?

Strength?

Weakness?

Find out our take as you dive in to This Podcast from Two Girls and Some Thoughts …

Today’s Workout is…

AMRAP 30
30 Push-ups
40 Double Unders
20 DB Thrusters
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30-sec Handstand Hold
40 Double Unders
20 DB Hang Clean and Jerks
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30 Deficit Lunges
40 Double Unders
20 DB Snatches

Posted By:Annie

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New Year, New Focus – Thoughts of a CPM Coach

New Year, New Focus – Thoughts of a CPM Coach

Ever wonder what your coaches are thinking at the start of the New Year? I know I’m curious so I decided to ask the CPM coaches what they want to work on for 2019. Throughout January, I will share various thoughts and goals from our coaches. Maybe you will find that you can relate to them 😊

Courtney Hughes – One goal I have for 2019 is a small one, but is one that has been on my mind the last couple of months as the scale has gone up. My goal is daily positive self talk. Looking myself in the […] Read more

A Fit Chic Year in Review…

A Fit Chic Year in Review…

Since it is the Eve of the New Year, I love to sit and evaluate the last year in my life. Chris and I like to refer to it as the “year in review”.

I look  at all of the events that took place over the course of the year and then I rate them.

-Top 5 accomplishments of 2018:

-Top 5 areas of growth:

-Top 5 areas I need to work on for 2019:

-Top 5 events I learned the most from:

-Top 5 memories:

-Top 5 people in my life:

etc…

I do this and then I begin to reflect on all that I have done and all […] Read more

How We are Different from Other Gyms (part 4)

How We are Different from Other Gyms (part 4)

**BREAKING NEWS**  New Year’s is rapidly coming upon us! Surely health and fitness fall among the categories (i.e. Resolutions) of things you want to improve.

And as this topic comes up in a conversation think about your Resolution experiences thus far. Did you have much sustained success last year you made those resolutions? Or where you like most Americans and just wing’d it? Relied on the outdated attempts such as nonstop cardio and eating significantly less on crazy diets?? Resulting in the staggering stats we discussed in last weeks post (LINK).

So what is going to be the difference this year?

What is the one […] Read more

Why Are You Here Today?

Why Are You Here Today?

I came across an article the other day that stuck with me. It asked… Why Are You Here Today? Don’t worry, I’m not getting all sappy on you. The question was in relation to the gym. Why are you working out today? Everyone has different “whys” that get them to the gym and I think it’s good for all of us to remember that everyone’s reason is different. Check out this list:

To Train: Lift heavy. Push the cardio. Challenge yourself. Forget the clock. Get better.
To Practice: Focus on form and technique. No compromises. No clock, no PR’s. Move well. Repeat.
To […] Read more

7 No Excuse Workouts for the Holiday Season …

7 No Excuse Workouts for the Holiday Season …

One of the biggest excuses people have for not working out over the holidays is that they just don’t have the time.

So Here are some quick effective workouts you can do over the next month when you’re totally stressed out and don’t have a lot of time.

Each of these workouts can be done without any equipment. In your home, at a families house, or even in the airport. So now you don’t have to trek to the gym to get the workout you are looking for and need.

The workouts themselves range from four minutes long to 10 minutes—so no matter […] Read more

Stay CPMFIT This Holiday Season …

Stay CPMFIT This Holiday Season …

Now that the holiday season is here, we have many added events, stresses, and reasons to get ourselves off track and lose focus on what our ultimate goal at hand is.

The holiday stats on weight gain are astounding and inexcusable. The average american gains 1 pound on Thanksgiving and never, I repeat never looses it. An even more gut wrenching (literally and figuratively). This same american that gains 1 lb on turkey day will gain up to 9 lbs, and the weight will NEVER come off!

Don’t let this be you Fit Ones!

Why do we use the holidays as an excuse […] Read more

Memories of a Rowing Challenge Past

Memories of a Rowing Challenge Past

Watching CPM members participate in the rowing challenge this year brings me back to 2013. It was my first year at CPM and in your first year at a new gym you participate in EVERYTHING! Rowing challenge? Bring it on! 50,000 OR 100,000 OR 200,000 meters? 200,000 of course! Coming from years of long distance running, I figured sitting on a rower for hours on end was going to be no big deal.

Rowing the meters (even for the 200,000) isn’t that bad as long as you show up early for class and stay late. No time for chit chat unless […] Read more

Quit Working Out to Lose Weight

Quit Working Out to Lose Weight

I came across an Instagram post the other day that said “Quit working out to lose weight.” Right away, this spoke to me. People exercise every day to try to lose weight. I was one of these people for years! How many calories can I burn on my run today? How many calories did I eat today? Ok, I ate 1600 so if I run 6 miles I burn about 700 calories. Great! But it never really works out the way we want it to, does it?

I want you to exercise to be healthy. Quit setting this goal of “I […] Read more

When There’s A Will There’s A Way….

When There’s A Will There’s A Way….

I am fascinated by what the mind can do. We are able to accomplish and achieve so much more than we ever thought possible, and once we start to unlock that power your results and potential are infinite!

I was reading a great article in Vanity Fair about Jay Z’s Life. He came from literally nothing and had all the odds stacked against him but he didn’t let that keep him from being one of the biggest Business Moguls in the world! Not just in the rap world, but the Business world as well. He could have had every excuse in the […] Read more