Today we’d like to honor our November Client of the Month, Hillary Biehl, with the infamous “look away” pic!
We joke around here but with all seriousness she has done incredible things with us the last two years.
Coach Keoni and her have worked together this entire time. He describes Hillary as “hard working through every class. She has been dedicated to achieving her goals and aspirations inside and outside of the gym. Her attitude is optimistic with a constant smile. She is a great representation of a person committed to a healthy lifestyle.”
Congratulations Hillary Biehl! This Clint of the Month award is well deserved!
Are you willing yourself to be better? To think better.. to feel better.. to treat people around you better.. to do better in your business.. to be better in any relationship you’re in, with your spouse, partner, or etc….?
Will yourself to do better. Sometimes you’ll hear people say, “Fake it until you make it.” I don’t really think you should fake something, I think really you should WILL yourself to do it!
Example: Getting up early to go to a job, whether you love it or hate it. If you’re on your way to your goals in the end, and you’re putting in the efforts every day, that’s willing yourself to do something.
Another example is keeping yourself physically and mentally fit. That’s a will. You will yourself to keep going, to think positive. To be a good human being, to treat everybody around you and yourself with love. In all this, you’re willing yourself to do better. Right?!
I’m pretty sure that’s the idea of it. It’s not about faking it or lying to yourself… it’s about willing yourself to do better. And treat yourself better and overall be better… Will yourself to be better! You just have to keep driving… and driving… and driving until you get yourself to where you’re wanting to go. #ThinkAboutIt
STOP GETTING OFFENDED! Think about it.. If somebody gives you their two cents or if someone has a disagreement with you, do you get offended?
Or in our case of fitness, someone tells you,
“You’ve got to lose weight..”
“You’ve got to get a little bit stronger..”
“You have to do something else..”
…do you get offended?
If yes, WHY? Why do you get offended? All someone is trying to do is tell you their opinion, or tell you if they agree or disagree… and why is that a problem? How do you plan to keep moving forward if you only continue doing what you think is right all of the time?
That’s not how it works.
You have to be open to learning new techniques because not every technique works for everyone… Unless, again, as we’ve mentioned in previous posts, you’re living on your own on the top of a mountain, completely self-sustaining, you’ve got to deal with other people, which means you have to consider everybody else’s opinion. And if you keep getting offended when people say things that you don’t like or people say things to you that you have a hard time listening to… GET OVER IT. STOP BEING OFFENDED.
It’s okay! If you’re having a hard time taking that… wow, good luck trying to be a human being all the time. #thinkaboutit
Do you love yourself? Think about it…
We’re trying to make people better… you’re trying to make the world around you better, but do you love yourself?
If you don’t love yourself, how can you love what you do?
How can you love the person next to you?
How can you love anybody else?
I don’t know… I don’t know. I mean, how can you spread love if you don’t know what it is to love yourself? Things go wrong. Things go right. You still have to love yourself; things happen.
If you love yourself first, then you can spread love and then you can learn and know what love is too. If you don’t, how do you do it? I don’t know…
Think about it… It’s the greatest lesson of all, isn’t it?!
It’s the one thing we all want.
It’s the one thing we can’t have enough of.
It’s the one thing we always can agree on.
Love. Start with yourself.
Please give our very own George Garcia aka DA MAN some love when you see him.
He is our October Client of the Month.
We have had the privilege of knowing George for almost 8 years outside the gym.
Then February came and we got the call from him. He said he would be there on a Tuesday afternoon and he has not left since.
He is the fittest he has ever been.
He is the leanest he has ever been.
He is also such a large part of the 6pm class. George is the one who makes EVERYONE laugh, encourages (aka yells) when people are slacking, and ALWAYS welcomes the friendly competition between other peeps.
He is ALWAYS at class as well even attending our open boot camps and open gyms. Whenever George may not be at class he let’s one of us know!
The gym is not the same without him and was not the same without him.
Thank you, George, for being a part of our Wright Way Fitness family!
How many of you love the process? Not many of you do.. Think about it…
If you think about all these great achievements that you’ve had in your life, how many times did you say, “I LOVED waking up tired!,” “I LOVED feeling like crap,” “I LOVED knowing that I was getting further and further away from my goal, but eventually I would do it” ..?
Almost none of you have said that to yourselves in the process. You kept thinking about, “Man I want to accomplish this goal.. I want to have this achievement… this success!”
But did you ever LOVE the process?
It seems, and I know in my life and with our clients, the ones who love the process are showing up day in and day out, focused on doing what they’re trying to accomplish little by little, step by step… those are the ones who are constantly more successful!
Do you love the process?
How often are you pushing your strength? Think about it..
In our classes, in your own weight lifting, on your own… how often are you pushing this – your strength? This comes up a lot in our group classes when someone (male or female, doesn’t matter) will say to me, “Should we be doing this much weight? …I’m going to get hurt… This weight is going to smash and fall on my head.” And in all this time, over ten years of training, I’ve never had a client do that. Does it mean that it is impossible from happening? No, it doesn’t. But I just wonder why do we always go to that space? Why do we always say, “Oh, if this happens… or oh I’m going to get hurt.”
That’s how you get STRONGER!
You get stronger by pushing increasingly more weight each week or every couple of weeks. And again, like we’ve said in other blogs, you can push it more and you can pull it back too on some weeks… but if you don’t push those strength limits then you’re going to get older, more frail, and your body is never going to change its composition. It will always be the same.
So, think about it, why would you not push yourself to be stronger all the time? That makes no sense! And I don’t want to hear more about, especially from women pushing weight, “I’m going to have these big strong muscles and arms.” You’re not going to be that way!
If you lift progressively more weight every single week, you are probably going to be lean, mean, and looking fit. It is medically and physically impossible for women to look this way. We show our female clients between ages 12 to 62 how when they lift more weight, their body composition actually becomes lower, they feel better, have less injuries and are better off with that… so you’re NOT going to be bulky women.
And then guys, “Oh well, you know, I can’t do this. I hurt my shoulder.” That’s what we hear a lot… GO TO A DOCTOR. GO see somebody to help.
The key here is to continually push yourself each week to grow stronger and make progress. Because if you’re not pushing to better yourself week by week, then what are you striving for?
What good are obstacles? Think about it..
Obstacles are always looked at as being something we have to overcome; we all have to deal with it and we have to figure something out to get around, over, under… however, OVER them.
But are obstacles good?
Yeah, I think so. I think obstacles are great! Honestly, I think most of what we consider to be an “obstacle” isn’t really an obstacle at all. I think what we refrain to as an obstacle at times, is really something that is just going to take some getting used to; or you have to get over or you have to accomplish it, right?
It’s interesting to me… we keep using that word “obstacles” as if it’s a bad thing. But I think an obstacle is something you have to get around or get over… it can even be considered as a learning curve or an experience in which you will grow stronger, more resilient through. When did “obstacle” become such a negative word? So is it really an obstacle or something that just happens? Something that goes wrong or something else you have to get through, get over, or get under. I think it’s all in the mindset and in how you look at it.
But why do we call them obstacles?
Obstacles are something you’re dodging on a mud runners course. It’s impossible to not have things come up or something happen in life, but is what you’re facing really an obstacle that you’re overcoming or is it just living life a lot of the time?
What’s your perspective… think about it.
Like you grew up a certain way, you lived a certain way and you believe certain things. But have you ever stopped and asked yourself, “Maybe my perspective is wrong?” or “Maybe my perspective is different.”
That’s one of those challenges we face as a fitness coach, trying to figure out where people are coming from. Why are they doing what we’re prescribing them to do? And why are they staying on this program? Or why aren’t they staying on this program?
It’s so important too because let’s say you have a client, let’s take a weight loss person, for instance, who their whole life has always been heavy and their family has always struggled with obesity… been a family that has always eaten a high carb, soda & sugar diet, etc.; is it reasonable for us to assume that they will be able to change their lifestyle instantaneously? Probably no, not likely.
But if you don’t have that consciousness to think about their perspectives, how are you going to help them? And I think this applies to anyone. Your next door neighbor, spouse, best friend, boyfriend or girlfriend, family member, whoever… You might not have to understand where people are coming from, but you do have to understand why they think what they think. You don’t’ have to agree or disagree with them, but you do need to understand why they think certain things and the way that they think.
But I will say, you really don’t want to keep pushing people to do what you want them to do or to think what you want them to think. You want people to have their own authentic experience and authentic ideas. You want people to authentically and organically get to where they want to get to.
As a fitness coach, yes, keep giving them options and talking about stuff but allow their perspectives lead them, their goals, and their own lifestyle.
How much adventure is in your life? Think about it..
Adventure can mean a lot of things… Adventure can mean going to a race track for the first time ever and watching an event. Adventure can mean being in a race car, participating in a racetrack event… or it could mean going to a theme park and riding a bunch of rides… it could be traveling to a new place you’ve never been before.
But how much adventure do you have in your life?
I know that’s one thing me and my wife Becky have been trying to do a lot of since we had Harper this past year, is trying to find some fun things to do. By “fun things” it’s not us traveling across the world, it’s just us doing simple things. For instance, this past weekend we went to San Diego for the day, something really, really simple. Another could be going to the zoo, getting together with family, being with friends. I know it’s fun for us too to go someplace different.
So think about that, how much adventure do you have in your life? And also, if you don’t have adventure are you really leading exciting lives or are you at least trying something different? You’ve got to do something different and have that adventure be a part of your life and I promise you, you’ll feel a lot more balanced out because of it.