Friday, December 17, 2010
They other day I rushed to my workout Meetup that I thought 3 other people were going to be there to do some stair-climbing. I had in my mind that no matter how tired I was today at 4 pm I had to be there! It was a rainy, dark and windy day. I really wanted to just bag to whole idea, but again I knew that there would be others waiting on me to lead the way up 13 flights of stairs 5x. So I found a parking spot and headed towards the building. I didn't see anyone outside waiting, so I figured that they might be inside the stairwell already hiking up the stairs. I still kept thinking... I just want to go home and rest before my next appointment... whining the whole way. So I walked into the building and still no sign of anyone. I got to the bottom of the staircase and decided that I would at least go up to the top once to see if they had just started without out me. So I start trekking up step by step, floor by floor....still telling myself " just turn around and go home!" by the time I was half way up taking long breaths I realized that this wasn't about the others being here or not. This was about me and keeping myself accountable! I was the one who wanted to do these stairs 3x's a week to prepare myself for my up and coming stair-climb races in February & March. This was about MY training not anyone else's. Once I slapped myself with this realization I kicked up my place and turned up my ipod and got the job done! Once I got back to my car I felt good and accomplished. When I did get back home to logged on to my email and the Meetup site to see why the others didn't show....You why they didn't show? it wasn't because they whimped out or gave some lame excuse that something came up or they were just to tired. Oh No... it was because I didn't post it on the website or tell anyone! At that point I just laughed out loud! yet is was a great wake up call and brought me back to how hard it is to self motivate sometimes and how easy it is to talk ourselves out of exercising. Which just confirms that having a workout buddy/partner will help keep you accountable and motivated to stay healthy. So please grab that friend you know really wants to workout but just isn't motivated enough to do it themselves and make a promise to hold each other accountable to be healthy & strong for 2011!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Many people this time of year are planning their holiday events with family and friends. For me, I am taking time to reflect. Just a year ago I left the corporate gym and created Rock Bottom Personal Training. I started out thinking that I was just going to have a few clients and start training one on one. Yet what has happened has blown me away! I never would have guessed that this company would have turned into what it has today. Not only am I training one on one clients. I am helping businesses get their employees healthy with small workout groups. Rock Bottom has turned into a resource for so many to network on health and fitness with others having the same challenges in life. Which has allowed me to meet of some of the most amazing people in the Thurston county area!. I have not only help change lives of my clients but they have helped me change as well. Each and everyone of you have become bricks in the foundation of this company in its first year.
So I wanted to take this time to thank each and everyone of you for making Rock Bottom Personal Training into the company it is today! There are those that came with me when I left the gym, to those who were talked into joining a training session by a friend or even those who had just hit rock bottom and got online and booked a session. You all have created a a domino effect in this community. You may not realize that the people around you see the changes that you have made in your life and how your confidence has gone up in everything you do. This in return makes others think they can do it too, and they can, with your help.
I have watched all of you blossom into people that I knew you could be. Some of you came to me with injuries that we had to rebuild and others had just hit rock bottom and wanted to make a change. For some of you, you could barely do a push up or sit up. Now you are knocking them out like nothing! I want each and everyone of you to stand up and do your “Rocky” dance for all to see ,because you deserve the recognition for all the hard work you have put in.
With that, I want to challenge you for 2011. How great would it be to help just one more person change their life by inviting them to just one of your training session. Help them step out of their comfort zone and start getting healthy. What a great gift for you to give...so let’s give the gift of health this holiday season.
Again, I am taking this moment to thank God for bringing you into my life and for changing both of us forever.