My Word for the Year for 2020 was Fearless.
I knew I would need courage and grit to do go after the bold goals I set for 2020. I knew I was on the verge of a pivot. But who could have imagined the sharp plot twist our collective narrative was about to take?
You can learn anything from a book. But when it comes to racial justice, reading the book isn’t enough. You have to act. Here’s your Be a Better Human summer reading program.
With time to think and be, you’re finding a new understanding of what matter most and a place of deep health.
It’s time to reboot with a new focus for your post pandemic lifestyle.
Between homeschooling mornings and life admin afternoons, there is very little white space left on the schedule for you. And even if could find an hour and if the gym was open you’re not sure you are want to go. Any “me time” these days is found in 10- or 15-minute chunks. You need simple micro workouts to stay healthy at home. Here’s my list of micro workouts for every day.
Who doesn’t love a taco? It doesn’t have to be Cinco De Mayo or Taco Tuesday for a simple taco to bring a smile to your face. The taco love is not a one-way street. Those tacos love you back. Tacos are a healthy food just as they are – no special ingredients required. Here are three things that make tacos healthy and delicious.
Your mind is saying you need to move.
Your body prefers to curl with tea and a book after spending the day online checking in with your team, your students and your email.
Before the pandemic, knowing you had someone waiting on you for your workout got you to the gym. Sometimes you didn’t want to go but you always left energized and glad you showed up.
Now, working from home and trying to work out at home aren’t working so well together. You can’t seem to make the same magic with the workout you used to do, clipped from a long forgotten favorite magazine, after a long day at the desk. Even if you do manage to get moving the intensity and energy boost just isn’t the same alone in your garage.
This is not a moral failing on your part. Your response to this new physical distancing environment is completely normal. You are not lazy. You’re just missing three vital factors: meaning, connection and accountability.
There is a certain amount of irony that April is Stress Awareness Month. In the middle of the COVID 19 pandemic, when we’re all being asked to shelter in place till at least the end of April, someone has to remind us to be aware of stress.
Many of us are feeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety, even if we’re not ready to admit it. Change always brings a certain amount of fear. We’re hard-wired to notice a change in the environment, assess it, determine the threat level and be ready for flight or fight. Relaxing is an afterthought; once we see everything return to normal we can be at rest.
Except normal isn’t coming back any time soon. Even once the shelter in place order is lifted, our work and home lives will feel the impact for some time to come. That’s why solid stress management strategies are crucial right now.
The last time my week started off this chaotic was the day I dub Black Tuesday. It was March 2009 and I worked for Bank of America. I got a call from my boss that started with "you still have a job but...". I have no exact number for the people laid off that week from...
Something has to give. You keep going back to square one, starting a new workout plan or giving up diet Coke on a regular basis. But it never lasts for long. You feel like you know what to do to get healthy but you can’t seem to make yourself do it for longer than a few weeks.
The answer to staying power isn’t joining another boot camp or trying a different diet plan. Creating the life you want means letting go on some level the life you have. It’s about more than going to the gym and eating your veggies. It’s about going deep.
While you may need to change some of your tools, the foundation for lasting change starts with your belief system. You need to upgrade your personal operating system to reflect new ways of thinking and acting in your everyday life. I’ve got three books to help you upgrade your thinking and create the life you want.
You’re ready to become a full-time personal trainer but you don’t have any clients. Unless you count your cousin that pays you when she can for the workouts you put together. Your friends said they would totally hire you once you got your certification but when you tell them the rate for your six-week boot camp you get ghosted. You’ve got plenty of likes but not a lot of follow. What’s the deal?
The deal is that you are a new personal trainer in a world of free fitness advice with zero business experience. All the influencers you follow have you convinced that making money is as easy as a couple of well-timed posts and an “inspirational” look. To go from side hustle to full time personal trainer you need more than hearts on your selfie to start a personal training business