It’s Never Too Late

It’s Never Too Late

Let me introduce you to Judy Zimbelman. If you have not met her, you need to. Her smile and charisma is infectious!! Judy started with CPM in October of 2016. She had no idea the journey ahead but I am so glad I have been along for the ride!

Here is her story.

I initially was searching for a physical therapist because of my knee pain.  I was interested in working with Nicole because she was not only a physical therapist, but also a trainer.  Although my goal was to solve my knee pain, I was also interested in increasing my strength […] Read more

CPM Stop and Smell the Roses …

CPM Stop and Smell the Roses …

This weekend I got to go home to family in LA.

It was a much needed vacation with all the elements that made it a perfect 10!

The Weekend started off with a walk on the beach,some delicious food from my fav, and some much needed mom and sister time.

I got to experience some of the delicious eatz that LA has to offer (thanks to True Foods, Whole Foods, Matcha Bar, Bristol Farms, and Trader Joes yes I am slightly with grocery stores).

We got shopping, chatting, relaxation and it was just what the Doctor ordered!

Sunday was my favorite day, we went to […] Read more

Waiting Can Be Evil…

Waiting Can Be Evil…

This happened to me last week… (true story; pic below)

“I’m going to wait for now. It all makes sense but want to make sure I’m fully committed before I get started.”

My response…

“I hear ya buddy. Allow me to pass on a quote and thought about waiting….

Famed philosopher and orator Edmund Burke once said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” It’s true. Doing nothing is easy, but it’s also dangerous. Where there is no opposition to evil, evil will multiply.

Evil could be injury, lack of progress, de-motivation, etc…

What is it going […] Read more

Food is Medicine

Food is Medicine

During my first six months, my mom described me as a happy baby. I did not cry often, I was a good sleeper and not too picky when it came to food. At 9-months old, I took my first steps. Then one day, instead of walking, I dropped to the floor and could not move. All I would do is cry. The Pediatrician performed a thorough check-up and decided to admit me to hospital due to 104-degree temperature. No explanation was ever provided even after 2-weeks of testing. Then one day I miraculously started to walk again. The next episode […] Read more

Resolutions are Easy… Why is Goal Setting so Tough??

Resolutions are Easy… Why is Goal Setting so Tough??

As Peter Drucker said,

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

People will spend more time planning their vacations then they will planning their 2018 goals and dreams.

If we could achieve want we wanted in our lives by literally writing it down and reminding ourselves daily, why wouldn’t we?!?

I’ve heard some push back about the goal board at the gym(s).

Why can’t we just write a simple goal down?
Why do we need to add all the other stuff on the list?

I personally struggle setting goals for myself too. Even though I’m really good at being disciplined and raising expectations for […] Read more

Mental FITness Tips…

Mental FITness Tips…

It’s not rocket science to know what it takes to get and stay in shape. Eating healthy foods, exercising regularly, varying the movements, time and intensities, getting 8 plus hours of sleep and you are on your way to optimal physical health.

What you must realize is that so much of your success with your short and long term physical health is determined by your mental health.

Staying Mentally FIT is just as if not more important than staying physically FIT. Below are the top 5 tips to staying mentally FIT.

1.  Be a constant optimist full of possibility.
I like to call this, “ABP”. Always be […] Read more

New Year… New CPM Goal Board…

New Year… New CPM Goal Board…

78% of all New Year’s resolutions (i.e. wannabe goals) fail and most people quit their goals after the 3rd week in January.

Why is this?

I feel most people think that if they simply write something down for some reason it will ‘magically’ happen. And if you don’t think it will ‘magically’ happen they sure act like it will because they simply do not do what it takes to achieve the goals they wrote down.

Perspective on Goal Setting/Goal Achieving

Disciplines are greater than resolutions, and by a wide margin. Goals are wonderful. You cannot hit a target that you cannot see. But most […] Read more

A CPM Year in Review for 2017 ….

A CPM Year in Review for 2017 ….

Today is the first day of 2018 and before looking to year ahead, I wanted to reflect on the year I left behind. Every year I do a Year in Review from the Great Darren Hardy.

The workbook is designed to get very concise goals in different categories such as Physical, Mental, finical, Spiritual, Relationships, etc .. followed by the top 10 Happenings from 2017.

When writing these 10 things I looked back on how fast this year went, and how many things I had forgotten I accomplished.

I am always so eager to find out “what’s next” that I forget to take […] Read more

Could taking risks be the missing ingredient to our happiness?

Could taking risks be the missing ingredient to our happiness?

I was recently asked to define my risks for 2018. This has been a bit challenging as I realize most of my life has been about playing it safe. I like to stay in one lane. I don’t like a lot of interruption and like to take things at my pace. Taking risks is scary. My mind immediately goes to why would I let myself become so vulnerable? After doing a little research I have come to the conclusion that every decision we make has a consequence and is not 100% certain. We risk everything without even knowing it. So […] Read more

2018 Groundhog Year? Or? Pull the Damn Trigger?

2018 Groundhog Year? Or? Pull the Damn Trigger?

Every New Year you can have the same year over and over again. Based on the stats… 78% of people quit their New Year’s Resolutions by the 3rd week of January.

You can find yourself in a routine where things get really comfortable, where things are certain and predictable, where there is very little stress—and where you are not challenged to grow.

This is to accept comfort and mediocrity over growth and reaching your potential.

Life can feel really slow in the moment but will move really fast when you look back. And the older we get the faster it moves.

To this I’d […] Read more

Avoid The Christmas Chaos CPM …

Avoid The Christmas Chaos CPM …

It is very easy with the chaos around us to loose site on what is important.

They always say that in order to succeed and take things in your life to the next level one must be thankful for the things you have already been blessed with in your life.

The things that come to my mind is:

FAITH – Everything we do or receive comes from the power from the Lord. Life is a wonderful filled with up’s and down’s that make everything you do worth it. Having faith in GOD makes anything possible. And it is a wonderful relationship to have.

FAMILY […] Read more

Start Your Goal Setting Today Don’t Wait to the New Year …

Start Your Goal Setting Today Don’t Wait to the New Year …

Why wait for the New Year to accomplish all your resolutions ??

Why not start now and get a head start and be in a great routine when everyone else is scrambling to make it happen in 2018.

45% of Americans make New Year’s Resolutions, so thats roughly 77.5 million Americans making their resolutions. The shocker is only 8% are actually successful at achieving them.

However, you can be part of the 8% whose lives are improved because they chose to start on a positive new path early.

Here are some great tips on how to get a head start and create a positive […] Read more

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff CPM …

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff CPM …

Here is a list of challenges we face which, if you give up on them, will make your life a lot easier and much, much happier. We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of pain, stress and suffering – and instead of letting them all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free and happy – we cling on to them.

Now is your change to stop sweating the small stuff and start focusing on the things in life that really matter and make a big impact. Starting today we will give up on […] Read more

Success or Failure?? Which Do You Learn More From?

Success or Failure?? Which Do You Learn More From?

Success or failure??

Which do you learn the most from? Most people will tell you that mistakes are what you learn from, but I learn more from my successes than I do my mistakes. If there’s a consistent mistake I make, it’s that I don’t learn from what just worked for me.

“If it ain’t broke….”

If I do something successfully, then I try something new… That sounds dumb. Stay focused on your successes and repeat them. Focus on where you’ve won, the meal prep for the week, making it everyday to a workout last week, reaching for water vs. a soda…and then […] Read more

CPM Dare to Compare Yourself to YOURSELF!

CPM Dare to Compare Yourself to YOURSELF!

For most of us, we are so focused on what everyone around us is doing i.e. people concerned about looking like others in the gym, people having better jobs than you, smarter, better looking, healthier etc….

But what about comparing ourselves to us???

When we opened our first gym,  I was so concerned about what everyone else was doing that it took a big shoulder injury to realize it didn’t matter. What mattered (and this was much more powerful) was hitting the goals I created for myself. If you look at life, there are people who become millionaires at 26, and then there are people who never do…

Does that mean […] Read more

Get Comfortable Being Uncomforable

Get Comfortable Being Uncomforable

Success is a comfort awarded to those only willing to do the uncomfortable. Comfort is a stagnation. Growth requires a constant state of discomfort.

Well that sucks!… Well… Actually when you really understand this it can be empowering.

How can you want to be uncomfortable? How can you consistently put up with the ‘HARD’?

Here are 5 great tips from a mentor of mine, Darren Hardy.

1. Do what you resist!
When giving a choice between (2) options pick the one with most resistance.
Related Post = POMR

2. Push past HARD!
When your brain says back off, it is a REAL clue that growth is on the […] Read more

Keeping ‘it’ Consistent…

Keeping ‘it’ Consistent…

We are right smack in the middle of our CPM Wired to Eat Challenge. And like all challenges do it gets me thinking about the psychology of success and winning.

It’s so funny how our human brain is wired to resist change or challenges…
-We are creatures of habit. The real challenge is getting out of our comfort zone.
-If left up to us we would choose the path of least resistance.
-We all have great intentions. But being intentional is the tough part.
-Paralysis by Analysis. We OVERTHINK everything!

As the group finds their new rhythm with the challenge in full swing I’ve noticed what […] Read more

Who’s Got Time for that?!?

Who’s Got Time for that?!?

“Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.”

Time has been on my mind as of late. I heard that the older you get the faster it goes. Maybe there’s something to that. One of the most empowering things I have done is do a time study for a week. Beyond the objective measuring of time here are some subjective topics that can equip and empower you to play the game of life at a higher level.

Hitting the snooze button: You have less time than you think you do. […] Read more

4th Quarter FITness Blitz

4th Quarter FITness Blitz

The clock is ticking. We’re already halfway through the 2nd week of the 4thquarter of 2017 (can you believe it?!). For too many gym enthusiasts (or gym wanna be’s:-), this is the quarter that will make or break their year. If you’re in this camp, keep reading for what you need to be doing.

Unfortunately, I’m sharing this from first-hand experience, having spent too many years part of multiple gyms over the years (globo, 2 CrossFIT in 2 states, and now CPM) that didn’t start thinking about making their health a priority until the new year… Problem is it can become a viscous […] Read more

10 Years and 10 Things I Learned from Mr. CPM ….

10 Years and 10 Things I Learned from Mr. CPM ….

(this is a pictures of us at our honeymoon and the bottom is of us in Mexico)

Mr CPM and I just took a 7 day trip to Riviera Maya Mexico. I had the opportunity to go to a lovely resort to teach yoga for the week and in return got to enjoy a lovely vacation with my PFL (partner for life) and celebrate 10 years since we said our “I Do’s”.

This is our first trip we have gotten to take one on one since we had our Honeymoon and it was the most amazing time ever.

In reflecting on this […] Read more