Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Fit2Play in the park

So, I had a group session out in the park close to my place last night for a taste of the fresh air while breathing in heavy from all the hard work called exercise. I hesitate to call this a Bootcamp because really it is a few friends getting together (including mamma Raposo - she is so cute) under my guidance to execute a series of moves that we will call a circuit with a few tools which we could refer to as toys for the purpose of getting in shape!!....hence the name: Fit2Play:-)

I was so excited to be a part of the dynamics of this group of wonderful women who happened to work their butts so damn hard!!! It was amazing to witness the collective energy generated through pure joy, sharing and physical activity - they were having fun, they were teasing and giggling and sweating and all the while just playing. It occured to me that all these ladies needed or wanted was a safe and secure place to express themselves and feel free to just be - without judgement or expectation. They were exactly perfect as they needed to be in those moments of just letting go and i am so proud of them for that! And I will be proud once again next Monday when we do it all over!!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

count my blessings....

It occurs to me on a daily basis how blessed i am to absolutely love what i do!! I don't consider my position as a Personal Trainer a job or a vocation or a trade although it certainly requires plenty of qualification, knowledge and experience (+ so much more) to be a good Trainer. Instead, I regard myself as a person of influence with absolute positive intention - the opportunity that people allow me every day to have effect on their lives is truly a priviledge. This means more to me than a job, it is a gift, one that I accept with grace and integrity and one that I devote my attention to for the purpose of growing and learning and continuously teaching!! Thank you for those of you who have been sharing this journey with me (you all know who you are:-)) and thank you to those who are open and ready and willing.....

"Commitment isn't something that just happens by chance.
Commitment is a capacity, and it grows as a muscle grows, by being exercised."
-Charlotte Beck

Saturday, June 20, 2009

the meaning of it all....

“The greatest discovery of my generation is that human beings can alter their lives by altering their attitudes of mind.”
-William James

“If you perceive it, you will believe it – if you believe it then you can achieve it!”

· What do you want?
· Do you believe that it is possible?
· Are you capable and where will you find the resources?
What is the difference that makes the difference!!??

The chance of your success in achieving what you want is driven mostly by the beliefs you have surrounding the capabilities and resources within you. If it is possible in the world then it IS possible for you too! Our limitations are mostly self-imposed and derived from societal views and expectations, past experiences, archaic rules, culture, upbringing and toxic ideas or delusional understandings of what is possible!!! The choice that we have begins in our mind as a way of thinking which will dictate an attitude or a willingness for change. The meaning we place on a thing or idea will reflect our internal representation of what is significant to us based on purpose, intention, value, inspiration, passion and beliefs. This creates our reality or, we get what we focus on.
What we hold in our mind or our state of mind translates into performance or action, behavior, skills, activities and experiences. So if you think ‘it’, chances are ‘it’ IS!!

Beliefs / thinking ---- Attitude --- Behavior ---- Performance