Are you always right? Probably not. Think about it…
A topic we had in a blog a few weeks ago was to “stop being offended,” because if you’re always right, that would be boring, and then nothing would ever be different, would it? Nothing would be unique. It all would be what you thought was right and what you thought you should do… that’s really, really, boring isn’t it?
There’s no adventure in that.
There’s no fun in that.
There’s no new experiences to learn about…
There’s no expectations that you thought somebody else could meet, and that you wanted to meet those expectations as well… or you’re watching someone else’s journey and now you, yourself, can do what they’re doing now.
Think about that…
You don’t always have to be right. It’s okay. It’s okay to listen to somebody else and follow their advice on what to do. Your way isn’t the only way and you don’t have to be right all the time.
When have you done something nice for somebody, just because, with no reward… Think about it…
In our previous post we talked about positivity and how it can cleanse and make things better. What if you were to do something positive with no reward? Have you ever been to Starbucks when the person ahead of you buys everybody’s coffee, how great of a feeling is that? Or when you go to the grocery store and somebody bags your groceries… or if you see your next door neighbor, do you ever stop and say, “Hey, how are you doing?” …Honestly when was the last time you stopped and talked to someone for a couple of minutes and showed interest because you were listening to hear instead of only listening to respond. Simple things like that. What does that do? Because there is no reward involved. It’s a positive action!
So when was the last time you did that? When was the last time you bought the persons’ behind you coffee? Or the last time you sent flowers to a good friend, your spouse or coworker just because you know they’re having a rough week… Or how about the last time you brought your parents or sibling(s) out to eat just because or maybe bought them a card to show gratitude and how much you care about them?
Sometimes, we get caught up in our own lives and we forget to engage with people around us… when it cost nothing to do so! Spread positive action by the way you treat others, reward or not.
Are you actually being positive? Think about it..
How often do you find yourself talking bad about something in your life? How often do you find yourself talking bad about someone in your life? How often do you watch the news and this presidential election? And all you see are these negative things. Negative… negative… negative… negative!
Have you ever thought about being positive? How it can cleanse you? How it can make you feel great… and how it has the incredible affect on everybody around you when you say good things and do good things?!
And hey, listen…how you react to things – that’s how you’re made up, and we can always change that…but why not try to change it in a way to always being positive? Do you feel better when things are good? I’m pretty sure most people do. I don’t think anyone feels great being negative all the time. So why not try to always be positive and surround yourself with positive things? Like, positive music, TV, books. Do something nice for yourself that makes you feel good or maybe even do something for someone else that makes them feel good.
DO – POSITIVE – THINGS.
Positivity can make things better; it can cleanse things. #ThinkAboutIt
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?