Something happened to me over the last couple of months! I lost my inspiration or confidence, or just ran out of things to share. Life happened, the holidays came and went, and I just….stopped.
I’m realizing yet again, that sometimes you have to start doing to get momentum to kick back in. I’ve come out of my hibernation to create more positive change in my life.
I started training with Ali Crosbie at my local gym. His motto is “do work!” which says it all. It began as I watched my sister-in-law train with him and make terrific changes! In the meantime, I decided my comfortable complacency was over. I knew that if I wanted to make the changes I was looking for, I needed to kick things into higher gear…and I needed someone to push me.
Ali is a fantastic trainer. His generosity, knowledge, and kind spirit stand out in a world that makes me feel a bit cynical at times. I always leave the gym feeling happy, invigorated, strong, and empowered. He is someone who has a true love for helping and training others to reach their potential.
Ali motivates in a very positive way that makes us “be” stronger and “do” our best work. He pays attention to details about each person he works with and tailors the exercises and type of encouragement to be uniquely effective for each of us.
Now, the reason I’m sharing this is I’ve noticed that this dramatically influences the rest of my life. It affects how I interact with my family; when I am feeling confident, accomplished and invigorated, it just makes everything better! When I do new things at the gym, I notice that I am more likely to try challenging things in other areas of my life. Choosing an appropriate high school program for our son, Tyler, is top on my list and, is way out of my comfort zone. Getting out of my own rut, making good plans and striving to be the best person I can be is my constant focus.
How many of us make resolutions at the beginning of the new year to watch them unsuccessfully fade away? I am guilty of this and then journey down a disappointing path of regret. After I workout with Ali, I feel like I can tackle just about anything. I make better decisions about what to eat, how to spend my time, and how to focus so I can follow through on my goals.
When you find someone to trust in your “circle” who is truthful and has your best interests at heart, keep them in your world. Training with Ali helps me truly believe I can make the changes I want to my fitness level and this spills over into all other areas of my life. It helps me tune into the “mind/body” connection.
Belonging to my local gym is a great pleasure and privilege. It’s a place that is part of my community where I can work out with my husband (Ali trains him, too!), my sister-in-law, and other friends. It’s a terrific spot to make regular connections with fantastic instructors and other amazing trainers as well. Our gym has assembled a top-notch, caring staff all around. It’s always the place, when I get discouraged or lose motivation, that I can take a class or have a workout to get me feeling inspired again!
With 54 years almost under my belt and a health scare a few years back, I think more about living long and well. I want to be vital, fit and active for a lifetime! Training with Ali, and working out at the gym definitely stacks the cards in my favor!
Of course this leads me to my Latest Fabulous Revelations to begin 2014:
- You can always start again right where you are
- There are generous people in the world who go above and beyond for the love of what they do
- When there is trust and ”give and take”, everyone wins and feels good!
- Nothing matters more than being healthy!
- I can make it through a series of Burpees and Boot camp activities!
- A local, fantastic, and well-run gym is an asset to any community!
How about you? Do you have goals for 2014 that involve your health and well-being? Do you feel that a gym and a trainer can help you get closer to your goals? Do you have a community gym and a community that you treasure? As always, I would love to know!
Best to you!