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MINDSET

April 25, 2021
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I constantly get asked, “do you live in Florida now?,” and “When are you moving back to LA?” My answer…IDK

I used cringe at not knowing the answer to this because I always had to have an answer for everything. But I decided to change my perspective because of everything this leap of faith has blessed me with.

I enjoy when I’m home in LA because I’m more intentional with my time. And I enjoy Florida because I’m meeting new amazing people, learning from other trainers, and being exposed to new situations. And I can’t get over the views!  It’s definitely helped with my growth of stepping out of my comfort zone.

Moving to Florida is by far the biggest and craziest thing I’ve ever done, but it’s been nothing but magical to see what has unfolded. And because of this I’ve just learned to let go and surrender. I call it my Pocahontas vibes haha…Just see where the wind takes me. My faith is in God and in trusting my intuition. I’ll know when it’s time to settle, but until then, I’m just enjoying the journey…and I hope you do the same on yours!


April 18, 2021
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Currently, one goal of mine for the year is to provide workouts on an app or other social media platform to reach more of you!

I love having goals to work towards. Chasing goals makes me smile from the inside out. There’s something about constantly lighting a fire under my tushy to see what I’m made of that keeps me amped! Granted sometimes my goals change, but I’ve learned to be okay with it!

I used to feel that if I had an ambitious goal, and shared it with someone and then changed it, they’d think I’d given up, or I wasn’t equipped enough to handle the task ahead. Or also, that I had no idea what I’m doing with my life. However, my perspective has shifted. I’ve learned to embrace my nature and the fact that I really love to explore and only do things I have a passion for.

I learned that sometimes along the journey of working towards a goal, I learn lessons that direct me another direction, or I find out that it actually isn’t something I want to pursue. But I’m always thankful for the time I put towards the goal because I wouldn’t have learned otherwise. That’s why I say it’s never a waste of time to pursue what feels right. Something will always come out of it. And sometimes I share my goals with others because I want that accountability of having put it out there!

On the flip side, I have also learned to work quietly! I’m quite the person to share everything …ask my best friends…However, when you’re embarking towards accomplishing a goal you’re unfamiliar with, sometimes it’s best to work under the radar. Sometimes you don’t want those external influences.

Just know that when you choose to work towards a goal, it comes down to you at the end of the day. It’s your happiness. You’re the one experiencing it all, so don’t let others project their fears onto you because they don’t know what you feel in your heart, nor what you’re equipped to do!

 

GO GET THOSE GOALS!


April 5, 2021
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Just a simple, quick reminder…

Life can surprise you every day…

Through the highs and lows of my experiences, I’ve seen how the darkest moments were actually seeds being planted to sprout things more beautiful than I could’ve imagined. With that said, even though it may feel crazy at times, I choose to always believe life is happening for me…and because of that I smile as much as possible having that faith.

So this is my reminder to you to have a little faith, it goes a long way.


March 15, 2021
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Do you ever just have that day where everything goes wrong?! No matter what you do. You don’t have any bad energy, it just isn’t happening. I used to get a bit frustrated especially when I was on a massive time crunch, but then I just learned to trust that it’s all happening for a reason. If I’m safe, then I’m fine. And now instead of getting a bit frustrated, I get curious as to where life is trying to redirect me.

After all my physical road blocks this morning for a volleyball session that should’ve taken an hour…3 hours later I’ve come back having discovered a beautiful new beach, and a reminder from a cute little stranger to be kind and present, and share your energy with someone to make their day.

So here’s your reminder…when things aren’t going your way, no matter how well planned it may seem, just learn to let go and surrender. Control what you can control, and make the best out of it.


March 8, 2021
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Boy oh boy, they’re not lying when they say you can be in a completely different place a year from now! There has been so much we had to face about ourselves, the people we surrounded ourselves with, our relationships, our mental and physical health, and even our careers. And unfortunately for some, even some losses in their life.

Our life is a continued journey, and while we don’t want to hold on to any negativity in the past that may have occurred, I think it’s so important to reflect. To remind yourself that when things seemed to be at their worst, and you didn’t know how you were going to push forward – YOU DID! And because of that you’re here today. You get to choose how you show up for yourself. You are who you believe you are. Things won’t always be easy, you’ll have days of inaction, you’ll feel the lack of motivation, and you will have days that seem hopeless.

If you told me a year ago I would be in a different state, and doing what I set out to do, I’m not sure I would’ve fully believed it. When things shut down I decided to look at it as a blessing for time and work as if I was already where I wanted to be. I had to fill my days like I was already in it. When I flipped that mentality I also took the pressure off myself. I thought, well shit, things are bad here, I’m barely getting by, but at this point, I’ve got nothing to lose so I’m just going to keep going for it. Tomorrow ain’t promise, so screw it. Worst case I know I can always go back and do something else. And on days when I didn’t know how I was going to do it, I just did what I knew until I figured it out. And I had to remind myself of my WHY to keep my mind and heart in the right place with the right energy. And full transparency I had plenty of breakdowns that my best friends had to help me out of…no one said it was going to be easy…

Keep fighting every day because you’re worth it, living your life as you dream is worth it, and being around the ones you love is worth every minute and every ounce of effort you put into cherishing this time we are blessed with on earth. You’re a damn rockstar, don’t ever forget it.


March 1, 2021
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Can we just take a moment here? Life definitely throws us obstacles that can be out of our control, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find a way to flow with it.

When we come to uncharted or unfamiliar territory, like fitness, that may or may not have been a major staple in our life, it can feel a bit intimidating…and that’s okay! But what’s not okay is underestimating your capabilities. The reality is we can’t all be rockstars at everything. And also…we won’t like or love everything we do! We are human! We have our preferences. But the most important thing is to get moving and find what you love! Never let the fear of failing or being vulnerable stop you from growing and learning.

Don’t compare your journey to anyone else’s. Strengthen your strengths, and use them to empower you, but also challenge yourself and seek growth. That’s what life is about. And I must say that victories from challenges are definitely the sweetest!

Stop worrying about what can go wrong, and remember why you are excited about your fitness goal…and keep asking yourself multiple questions as to why that goal is so exciting and important to you…

For example
Why do I want to be more active?
Because I want more energy in my day!

Why do I want more energy in my day?
Because I want to be more productive in my day!

Why do I want to be more productive in my day?
Because I want more time for my family!

Why do you want more time for family?
Because they mean everything to me, and I want to be able to enjoy all our nights together and run around with the kids!

…I think you get the picture 😉 Your fitness goals are more than aesthetics. It’s about living a quality life that you’re more than capable of. It’s about enjoying life to the fullest! Take the first step and then figure it out along the way! I urge you not to take yourself out of the game before you get in it! Who cares if you don’t know how you’re going to get there?! If all you care is that you get to your destination, then all that matters is you’re committed to you, and figuring it out! Now go get it! 💪🏽


February 8, 2021
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Can we just take a moment to appreciate how amazing you are?! It’s so easy to look at everyone’s Instagram and other social media platforms and see their highlight reel and wonder if you’re enough or even doing enough. But the fact of the matter is, no one knows what’s going on behind the scenes, what’s going on in your day to day, what goals you have planted in your heart, and what you’re regularly processing mentally. You’re the only one who does! And that’s all that matters!

This is why the Self Love Challenge is so important to me. As we navigate this month, and our day to day, we have to recognize that the only thing that is constant is change. And it’s important to remember that you can choose how you move, and at what pace. The only way you should move is in a way that feels organic to you because you’re the one who is experiencing it. So if it’s improving your health, then take a look at the overall picture of your health, and pick one habit that will add value to your life…then go knock that habit out of the park! That’s all it takes! It takes the mindset of you recognizing right off the bat that YOU’RE ENOUGH, and that you get to decide how you want to move in your day to day! When you come from a place of love to make improvements or goals, it’s an entirely different experience, than coming from a place of lack. Don’t forget to be grateful about your starting point, but excited about where you see yourself going! YOU ARE LOVE! Don’t forget it!

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January 26, 2021
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Can I really do this?

What’s going to be the difference this time?

Do I even have time?

Do I even know what I’m doing?

I’ve been chatting with my clients lately about how I can support them to take the next step in their fitness journey. They’re great at showing up for our private sessions, but can sometimes find it difficult on their own to stay motivated. And what I’ve truly learned is that aside from wanting a great workout routine to feel stronger, everyone just wants to feel supported. They want someone there to provide that extra confirmation in an unfamiliar territory that they’re exactly where they need to be, and can get to where they believe they can be!

I couldn’t be more grateful to be in a position to help my clients reach their goals physically, but also have an effect on their mental health, and add more light and energy to their days! We all have our obstacles, but nothing is ever that bad when you have someone by your side. I just want to say thank you to everyone who has ever trusted me to serve them…it’s the greatest gift a girl can ask for. You’re the reason I can’t stop working! I want you to remember that you’re a rockstar athlete that serves everyone…your family, your friends, your co-workers…and you deserve the health that can allow you to keep doing what you’re doing…and that’s to live life to the fullest…keep on rocking!


December 30, 2020
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I know many people have resolutions for the new year, but I feel like I’ve strayed a bit from that. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with resolutions, but I’ve become more fond of the mindset of small goals and lifestyle shifts whenever the desire strikes. Anytime of the year is the perfect time for a shift, or transition—not just the start of the new year.

Sometimes when we prolong things, we find reasons and excuses not to move forward versus taking action. That’s why I prefer small, mindful shifts that don’t seem overbearing, and are attainable. Nice and steady wins the race. And once you accomplish one, you continue to build on your goals. It’s great to have big goals and visions, but it’s also important to break them down. When you’re so used to a certain way of life, sometimes going cold-turkey or “going hard” can be a bit abrasive and place extra stress on the shift you’re truly trying to make. So rather than have a long list of resolutions, or think of new goals, sometimes I just simply look at how I can improve things that are currently in my life like – relationships, career opportunities, eating and workout habits. Nothing necessarily has to be “so off,” I can just look for ways to make life a little sweeter or keep the consistency and reflect on what’s really working to keep that going.

For example, my daily read, meditation, and gratitude practice have made such a difference in my life. So the umbrella theme for me in 2021 is consistency. Building off what has been a blessing to my life in 2020 – and that’s okay! So keep that in mind when you’re thinking about your next goal, or resolution — what is your intention? Once you clarify that, then create from there!


November 29, 2020
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RESTING DOESN’T SIGNIFY FAILURE. IT SHOWS GROWTH.

We need to respect our bodies. We are capable of doing magnificent things, and can push ourselves to the limit, but that doesn’t mean we have to stay in overdrive. We need to recognize where rest is mandatory and actually aids us in being more productive in our day to day, as well as growth specifically in our health and fitness journey. It’s much more productive and strategic to have regular breaks and rest, than unnecessarily push ourselves to the point of burnout. This applies to both mental and physical breaks. It takes more time to recovery from burnout. Be kind to yourself, and your body, you’ll go much further that way.