Wednesday, March 18, 2020

here is your opportunity....


Sometimes life gives us lemons. Sometimes we get a freaking BOWL of lemons. Sometimes we just have one lemon so so so strong and sour it about kills us.

Regardless, it is our attitude that will get us through.  Believe me, this is not my natural go to.  I don’t usually get a lemon, and immediately begin appreciating it.  An injury before a race?  Nope, I’m MAD for a bit.  I am.  Things not going as I dreamed and the way I worked for?  I don’t immediately see the silver lining.  However, we can pretty much always self -talk ourselves into seeing the opportunities that lie before us even in the hardest times.

Here we are- living in the unknown. We surely feel like things are stacked against us in all angles.  And.. of course.. HERE I am!!  😊 😊😊 to give you the OPPORTUNITY… in FITNESS!!!!

So, here is the truth:  there is SOME THING….. that we each have in our heads and hearts, that we would like to improve upon in our fitness.  We may need to spend more time doing strength, we may need to commit to 30 minutes a day of cardio, we may need to take 5 minutes/day to focus on the stretches and little exercises that aren’t the BIG things, but are the things that keep us going, healthy and injury free.

There is SOMETHING that we would be so proud in 4 or 8 weeks to make happen.  To know that we committed to daily.  To know that we DID SOMETHING.  We can be where we are in 8 weeks… or we can be further.  (*and I’m not saying I think this will be over in 4 or 8 weeks, I’m just putting numbers out there).

OR, we might need to think BIGGER—a race.  Our first 5K, our first ½ marathon.  Sometimes bigger IS better because then it is something so big that we MUST COMMIT.


I know some of you are both working full time still either from an office or from home, as well as taking over some homeschooling of your kids.  And: THIS CAN STILL BE DONE--- as can anything, when you set y our schedule to DO IT.  When the kids are doing their outdoor/active/exercise/sport time, YOU can do yours!  Or, if this is your time to BE ALONE, then there is your 30 minutes of ESCAPE time!

You do not need a gym to be fit.

You do not need hours to be fit.

What you DO NEED:

1.       A Goal that makes you HAPPY/INSPIRED/A bit scared, anxious, curious, can you do it?! YES.

2.       Then:  Daily Commitment

3.      Plan- Take action.  Unquestionable.  Day by day.

Here we are guys--- let’s do it—it is an opportunity.  There is not one of us that doesn’t want to be more fit or better at some aspect in the next 8 weeks.  Let’s ALL use this time😊

And there is also this…

“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
"And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
"And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed."
~Kitty O'Meara  

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