Do you WILL yourself to be better?

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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

invest in yourself first

Do you easily get offended? WHY?

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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

My words will either attract a strong mind or offend a weaker one

Do you love yourself?

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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.

#thinkaboutit

Love yourself

October Client Spotlight: George Garcia

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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 do you perceive obstacles in your life?

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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?

#ThinkAboutIt

quote about obstacles

Do you challenge your own perspective?

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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?

Perspectives…

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.

#thinkaboutit

less perfection. more authenticity

How important is adventure in your life?

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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.

#thinkaboutit

blessed are the curious for they shall have adventures

September Client Spotlight: Kimmarie Simonsen

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This month we would like to celebrate a very special client and friend, Kimmarie Simonsen. Kimmarie is the kind of person who always makes her presence known in class with a huge smile, infectious laugh and friendly personality. She is known for cheering on her fellow boot campers, all the while challenging herself to reach her own fitness goals. She welcomes each and every new person in class with a smile and a hand shake and makes sure to learn their name. Kimmarie has consistently met and exceeded our expectations and pushed herself to lose weight and gain strength. She is our pint-sized powerhouse!

In her personal life, Kimmarie is a devoted wife and mother. She is active in church and often volunteers her time to help others. She has a huge heart, and makes everyone around her feel special. And did we mention she also has a killer sense of humor?!

And P.S. If you need an insurance agent who knows her stuff and always has your best interests in mind, she is your gal!

Kimmarie, Wright Way would not be the same without you. You have changed all of our lives for the better and taught us so much. Becky and I are very thankful for you! Keep killin’ it lady!

What are your intentions?

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What are your intentions? Think about it..

We have goals. We have the will. We have our imagination to make things happen… We have all these types of things, right?! But what are your intentions?

I’m reading this book right now by Wayne Dyer talking about, “the power of intention.” There is this invisible energy that yields us to do x, y, and z. Will is involved, imagination is involved… all of these other things (we already said that… okay). But truly what are your intentions to do something?

If you intend to walk across the street, that’s an intention. Still powerful. Still an intention. But let’s take it a step further. Is your intention to have this great fulfilling love.. great fulfilling career.. this great fulfilling ______ (fill in the blank)..?

Do you think about your intention or do you just walk across the street? And “OH. Somebody hit me… Okay, well, I intended for that NOT to happen.” ..right!

Well in life we intend for all these things to happen – that we WANT to happen. Think about your intentions for the rest of your life… or your intentions to walk across the street which is simple… but our intentions for life we don’t keep simple. Why is that?

Your intention to be more successful, to have this better relationship, or to have a great day. Why do we make it so much harder!? It really isn’t that much harder! But we make it harder for ourselves… Focus on keeping your intentions simple! Or at least HAVE intentions to keep them solid and successful. #thinkaboutit

When our actions are based on good intentions, our soul has no regrets

How do you perceive your future?

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Think about it..

What do you look at or what do you see ahead of yourself?

Do you look and see great things? Do you see doubt? Success?
Do you look ahead and see all the things you’ve imagined and are you in touch with what you want to believe will happen?

I think that is something we don’t look at enough. What do we see? Or HOW do we see what we see? What are you doing today that will bring your future realistic picture to life? Are you driven, determined, focused and staying on track to pursue your goals?

I think that’s something we don’t look at enough.

If we keep our eyes set on what we want our future to look like, we’ll find ourselves working harder each day to achieve the goal of getting there.

So, WHAT do you see? Or how do you see the future? Are you willing to sacrifice, put in extra hours, change bad habits and possibly lose a lot of sleep? You’ll do whatever it takes if you truly desire your goals. It’s up to you. #thinkaboutit

even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now