Gym-Phobia Part Deux…

Gym-Phobia Part Deux…

Building off of last week’s post…. I had a few more points to cover. Enjoy!!

6. Celebrate success each day.

Winning isn’t everything. You hear me?!?! Winning isn’t everything. A good day only needs 1 of 3 things to happen (Success, Setback, Lesson Learned). Regardless of how great or poor you might feel the day went, there is always something that was awesome. Always end the day reflecting on those 3 outcomes. You can take some awesome away from any of them.

7. Block your time in your calendar for your FITness.

I written about this before (Confidence is KING)… Fearful people don’t trust themselves. Confident […] Read more

Let’s Get Real CPM …

Let’s Get Real CPM …

I was listening to a wonderful Podcast on Lewis Howes .. He was interviewing Wilmer Valdarama about his life, career, and how he got to the place he is today. I did not know much about Wilmer, but what I found was I sucked in by his authenticity. He just was who he was and wanted to continue to work hard, set goals, and become a better person each day. In return opportunities could then be presented to him because he was open, prepared, and ready to take them on.

I often say I want to get to the point that […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Superman

The Mod Squad – Superman

Summer of being super!

 

Summer is a great time to play around and try new things.  The weather is warm, the grass is nice, and we all get the urge to be a little childlike sometimes.  Sometimes that play can come with injuries and today’s move is a great one to get your back ready for anything.

 

I love this stretch because it really is customizable to where you are right now.  It also allows you to stretch your whole back (and get some shoulder work in too).  Back pain is probably the most common issue I hear about so make move […] Read more

Gym-Phobia: Overcoming Fear of Getting to the Gym…

Gym-Phobia: Overcoming Fear of Getting to the Gym…

The Struggle of Gymtimidation is REAL…

To think you’re the only one who has a fear of starting at the gym would be a lie. They say the two most dreaded things are public speaking and taxes. I say there’s a third — getting to the gym.

It’s OK if you feel that way. Most people too felt that way at one time.

You’re probably thinking, “How can anyone enjoy working out?” But I say it is possible to enjoy it. Whoa, did I use the words “enjoy” and “working out” in the same sentence? Yes, I did!

Before we get to being able to enjoy […] Read more

20 Great Tasks To Add To Your Life CPM …

20 Great Tasks To Add To Your Life CPM …

I wanted to share the importance that these twenty items have had on my life. Keep this list close to your vision daily and read it often, as words are very powerful and the more you can keep this list in your vision the more impact it will have on your life.

I am a big advocate of looking at the glass half full, you can see the good in any situation and when you do you become so much stronger, happier, healthier, etc….

So here are 20 things I want to add to my life to keep me on a Road […] Read more

CPM This is Just What the Doctor Ordered …

CPM This is Just What the Doctor Ordered …

I talk a lot about how what you need to do and who you need to become to get yourself in the best shape you desire. Sometimes it is just as good to know what NOT to do as it is to know what to do.

Why is it that people don’t become FIT?

In a country like ours, with the opportunities that we have…
Why is it that so few people reach their health and fitness goals?
Why is America getting fatter every year?
Why are more and more people signing up at gyms but ending up quitting after a month or two?

I think […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Summer Series

The Mod Squad – Summer Series

Yoga for Yardwork!

It is the time of year when we have get out in the yard and work, but don’t let an injury take you out and keep you from enjoying Summer!  This week’s video has some great stretches to do before and after getting your hands dirty.

 

 

The Summer Series is just getting started so stay tuned for some great yoga you can do anywhere and for just about any activity.  What summer fun would you like to see some yoga for?

 

Don’t forget about Saturday yoga now at 9:30 at the Western Mall!  We are having so much fun you […] Read more

The Motivational Myth

The Motivational Myth

I’m reading an EXCELLENT book right now called, “The 5 Second Rule” by Mel Robbins.

I study motivation, success and the psychology behind it all just as much or more as I do with the body and FITness. Ready to hear the BIGGEST myth in motivation, pop culture, psychology and self improvement?

There is a myth that you HAVE to be Motivated to Act.

 

Truth be told… You don’t!

Do I love working out? Sure. Are there moments, days or weeks when I don’t want too? YEP!
Do I like to eat healthy? Not all the time. 
When the alarm goes off at 5am do I […] Read more

Stuck in a Rut?

Stuck in a Rut?

Hope everyone had a great 4th of the July Holiday!

Have you ever been in a “rut”?

Say “Yes” because you have! We all have. It happens to the best of us.

Definition of a rut…

A habit or pattern of behavior that has become dull and unproductive but is hard to change.

In our latest podcast episode of MarriageFIT we talk about the dreaded rut. Our conversion includes our perspective, past, strategizes to help you shift for the better.

Give it a watch and share with us your comments and how you attack and overcome “the rut”.

The O-Board Says…

A. For Time:
2k Row

B. 5-rounds, each […] Read more

Last Minute 4th of July Ideas from Fit Chic and KDLT

Last Minute 4th of July Ideas from Fit Chic and KDLT

Looking for last minute 4th of July recipes …

Have no fear Fit Chic and Ahtra are here …

http://www.kdlt.com/2017/07/04/healthy-4th-july-recipes-fit-chic-annie-mello/

Happy 4th of July CPM’ers …

Here is a great 4th of July Workout:
The Stars and Stripes
In 1776 seconds (29:36)
AMRAP
50 jump squats
13 burpee
50 2 ct mountain climber
13 burpees
50 dips
13 burpees
50 lunges
13 burpees
50 2 touch situp
13 burpees
50m broad jump
13 burpees

Posted By: Annie

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CPM Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Ride …

CPM Sit Back, Relax, and Enjoy the Ride …

This week I have had the pleasure of being able to go to the lake and finish my second cookbook. This is the first time since we have opened our gym that I will take 10 days away. I am what my husband likes to call me a “freight train”. I like to go balls to the wall, never sitting, no quiet, always go go go.

This is the first time I am going to be completely by myself with no set schedule, no classes or clients to train, and not hands on in my business day to day and even […] Read more

Change Your Word(s) = Failure

Change Your Word(s) = Failure

Today is another episode of “Change Your Word(s) Series…

The way we think and speak are vital to how we feel and perform. Words are very very powerful. They can be used to your advantage or they can hold you back and stress you out!

We all have emotional attachments to words. Some people view a certain word different than others. Sometimes when I am in a conversion with someone and I hear them say a certain word, I ask them to define what they mean by it. Not because I don’t know what it means, but because I want to know […] Read more

Release the “Rut” CPM …

Release the “Rut” CPM …

Do you ever get stuck in a place that you just can’t seem to get out of?

You wake up just not feeling yourself,

you use your “go to” happy tricks and they are just not getting you out of your funk …

Its ok to not always be OK

You go on Facebook it is a “false reality” people only put what they want you to see not the whole truth. Which can lead us to feel even worse. ( I challenge you to limit your Facebook time and keep it very focused).

I listened to a really good podcast this past week and […] Read more

The Mod Squad – Triangle

The Mod Squad – Triangle

One of my favorite yoga poses!

 

Triangle is amazing pose to get an amazing stretch.  It is a great pose to work in to your practice everyday.

Triangle Tips:

1. Triangle is the perfect pose to experiment with props.  A block, a chair, even your own body (just move the hand further up your leg) can help you get the most out of this pose.

2. Try to keep your chest and shoulders open and reach that top hand nice and tall.  It can be easy to let our open shoulder collapse and to round the upper back and defeat the purpose of the pose […] Read more

Kick Start Your AM’s CPM …

Kick Start Your AM’s CPM …

What we choose to do first thing in the morning really sets a precedence for what our day week year etc .. are going to look like. If you look at the most successful people their am habits are a big reason why they are in the position they are in ….

1. GIVE A Little Gratitude: “My morning routine starts with gratitude. Before I get out of bed, I think of three specific things for which I’m grateful. This practice gives my mind a positive focus and helps me see opportunities throughout the day. It also puts you in a […] Read more

Be Legit… Don’t Quit (marriageFIT podcast)

Be Legit… Don’t Quit (marriageFIT podcast)

I, like my wife,  have always been SO fascinated about a few things…

*Why are some people rich and lots of people poor?
*Why do some marriages thrive while other don’t survive??
*How some of get in tip top shape while over a third of America are morbidly obese!?!

What is it that makes people stick with their goals and dreams and what is it that makes people quit?

In our latest MarriageFIT podcast we discuss those very things.

Go for your goals and don’t quit!…. Join in our on conversion and share with us your thoughts.

OTHER RELATED POSTS…
Why we Quit? –> LINK
Why do People […] Read more

How to Build (FITness) Emotional Momentum…

How to Build (FITness) Emotional Momentum…

What do you need more of in your life to get FITTER?

More discipline?
More will-power?
Consistency?
Joy?
Persistence?

How would you like to make everything in your life easier?

You can do this with the power of momentum! When things are not forced and you are compelled to eat better, #get2thegym more, wake up earlier, fired up about life, everything is just clicking you have evoked the good ole’ mojo!

Here are 3 “Simple” steps to tab into the momentum to have inside of you…

CONSISTENCY OVER INTENSITY
If you go back to the gym for the first time in weeks/months/YEARS and workout like a mad dog, you may […] Read more

Make the Most of Your Life CPM’ers

Make the Most of Your Life CPM’ers

A good family friend of mine passed away from cancer recently. He was 58 years old (too young to die) and left 4 children behind. I feel when someone passes away it makes you reflect on your own life. You start to reminisce about the memories shared and look ahead to what the future holds. You start to ask yourself the questions,

“How much life do we have left to live?”

“Are we doing what we want if we knew tomorrow was our last?”

These are always hard deep questions to ask one’s self, and sometimes the answers are just as complex! If […] Read more

Stop Proving and Start Living CPM …

Stop Proving and Start Living CPM …

I am in a bible study and the book that we are working on is called “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, friends etc how hardworking I am. How in shape I am in, how determined I am ..

and It’s exhausting physically and mentally!

Stop living in […] Read more

New Month …. New Goals …

New Month …. New Goals …

It’s that wonderful time again … a new month which equals a good time to check – in with my goals, reevaluate them, and put new ones in place….

I found this great quote that reads:

“A leader, once convinced a particular course of action is the right one, must have the determination to stick with it and be undaunted when the going gets rough.”

Quote by: Ronald Reagan

When I went to the Ronald Reagan museum, I got to witness all the amazing accomplishments that one extraordinary man achieved in his lifetime.

He was an athlete, college graduate, actor, […] Read more