From Tears of Misery to Tears of Joy . . . my journey with Tony Robbins & Ben Coomber

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Definitely me a year ago.  Closing that door has opened so many new ones and I’m excited at how many changes I’ve made and continue to make.

I find it ironic that when I was so depressed, anxious, and frustrated; crying every day; and moving further and further into my own work world … I could not break free from the comfort that was my work life.  But when I walked out that door, it was like a burden was lifted and I could think clearly.  No more tears … only smiles.  No more frustration … only calmness.  My mind was free and my thinking was clearer which lead me to living again.  I found my true passion for what I was meant to do with my life. Read more

David Avocado Wolfe has some inspirational postcards…

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This postcards could apply to most anyone you meet or who is in your life.  Doesn’t necessarily have to be someone you are intimate with or see naked.

How well do you know someone you may see on a daily basis.  Maybe at the gym, the coffee shop, at a restaurant you frequent, at work, or neighborhood?  Do you stop to find out how they are or do you just focus on the small talk since you are in a hurry to get on with your life? Read more

My man TR (Tony Robbins) once told a story . . .

[I’m pharaphasing]  About a guy (I’ll call him Billy Bob Joe) on a train who was aggravated when several children were yelling, jumping, being rowdy while their father just sat there; stared into space; and did not try to control them.  Billy Bob Joe finally said to the father “hey why don’t you do something about your children?”  The father shook his head dazed and replied “Oh sorry.  They don’t know how to act right now.  Um . . . You see their mother just died and we just came from her funeral.”  Billy Bob Joe felt terrible because he had no clue what the underlying circumstances were. Read more

Started my morning with Ben Coomber and a random picture I took which resembles the Starbucks red cup controversy …

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Random thoughts . . . on Monday I was sitting at my usual office (Starbucks) listening to a Ben Coomber seminar video and I took this picture never realizing that there would be such a controversy over the SB red (solo) cup.  lol Read more

Monday, November 2nd in Vegas . . . my walkabout . . . and some Precision Nutrition information on what to eat and how to exercise when sick

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My health and fitness journey can take me to some strange places.  On day two in Vegas, I wanted to go to Whole Foods to get some healthy snacks.

I’d been there by car several times last year so I knew where it was.  I checked Mapquest to see how far it was to walk.  3.1 miles.  Okay no big deal.  I dressed warmly and started on my way.  It was only in the 50s when I left.  Well it kept get warmer and I peeled off the top layer but had a very warm long sleeved sweater underneath.  Bad choice. Read more

Sunday, November 1st . . . my flight to Vegas

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What did I do on my flight to Vegas.  The same thing I do every day… learn!

As my learning year continues, I caught up on my emails; various articles videos from Girls Gone Strong and Precision Nutrition; and Body Type Nutrition webinars and notes.  What did I learn… that I have so much to learn.  At 51 I’m learning everything I can on health, fitness & nutrition and loving every minute of it. Read more

Thunder thighs was an embarrassing nickname for me in my teens . . .

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So we were having a little fun doing happy feet this morning at 5:00 a.m. training when our trainer decided to take a picture.  She took a great picture and sent it to me.  I contemplated all morning about posting this picture for so many reasons.

Yes, it’s a fun picture with my DH on my right and Mayor Ragan on the left Read more

Happy trails to a great man… WJ Garner

I say “happy trails” because one of the last conversations we had he told me he was just a country boy and liked Westerns.

He was a special man. One of greatest I have crossed paths with and he will be missed by many but never forgotten!

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Tony Robbins taught me how powerful an incantation can be…

People who know me know that I listen to #2 Move & Breathe #3 Get Grateful & Visualize and #4 Use Incantations from the audio Hour of Power by my man TR while I warm-up before exercising.  My favorite incantations “All I Need is Within me Now” or Every Day in Every Way I’m Getting Stronger and Stronger!”  Even my DH Scott, trainer and Physical Therapist Dr. Steve know to not interrupt as I get into that zone or to tread lightly.  lol

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The reason I bring this up is because I watched a video two times yesterday and once this morning where they discussed mantras women have (although I’ve been learning lately it’s not just women).  It talked about replacing those negative mantras with positive mantras.

What is your mantra or mantras?  What do you tell yourself daily that negatively impacts the goals you are trying to achieve?  I know I will be adding two new mantras to my toolbox and they are (1) Feed, Breathe, Relax because I am enough! and (2) I am proud to be an Alloy “Stronger Together” kinda Girl!

This video hit home with me and I could go on for hours about it but the other big point it made to me is . . . What is your gift?  What do you hold back because of your negatives mantras?  I was reminded of it this week by my trainer & mentor.  I have the gift of gab.  Well he didn’t put it that way but that’s what it is basically.  I have my journey to share because my journey is so much like others it blows my mind.  But that is for another day…

For now watch the video . . . I promise it’ll be worth your time!  click here ====>>

Until next time . . .