Motivation Monday

So I realized at about 8:30 this evening that I should have posted this earlier this morning to maybe to help some of you with motivation…heck, to help me! 🙂

I find that my brain isn’t as foggy in the morning and the ol thoughts are clearer which gets to one of my points of today. I posted on our IG and FB the first day of our Stress Manangement/Wellness Challenge (of sorts). The first thing you should do is take a “mindful minute” or two…I lasted for 2 whole minutes this morning. Turn on the timer for the minute to start with and just focus on your breaths and try not to let your mind wander. (I’m a total squirrel with my thoughts-you don’t even want to know! 😉 ) The reason to do this at the beginning of the day is to start our day off with some stillness and a chance to just focus on you. During the day when you find yourself overwhelmed, you can also make this a practice of just sitting still and focusing on your breaths to help in the stress release.

Go and follow CrossFit Unstoppable on Facebook or Instagram; I’ll be posting one per day during the week (no wkds) for 21 days. Hopefully some of the things will resonate with you and some good will come out of it!

So back to motivation…I will definitely be motivated to get something pertinent written out before 9pm tomorrow! Hopefully sooner because it was a longggggg Monday-anyone else? What kept you going today? Yesterday I posted about things that could make your day better…did you get up earlier…meditate in some way…have a plan to win the day…move your body…journal about gratitude or your fitness/nutrition…do something new…help someone…Did you smile a little more? This morning at the 8:30 class I was in the mobility area stretching and Becky noticed that there was a smiley face sticker on the back of my shirt; came off of my water bottle. I did mention that part of my day was to smile more and I just wanted everyone else to share smiles as well…did you 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

I was motivated today by the athletes in that 8:30 class along with Coach Christine 🙂 Oh, and motivated by some numbers on the board. Today we had a ME (max effort) workout and it’s always hard to be the first group to do the workout so I was just chasing a couple people this morning and I happened to find a little bit more fuel to light a fire under my rear to reach that magic number. The members of the gym motivate me every day; to be the best possible person, coach and friend. I hope I do the same for them.

My family first and foremost motivate me because I want to be healthy and strong for them as I get up in the years. I’ve always said that I want to strong and fit enough to where I can take care of myself and won’t have to rely on others for assistance.

You motivate me…I may not know who is reading this stuff, but hopefully I’m putting out little bits and pieces of helpful information to help you even a little bit! I want to do what’s best for my family and the community as a whole. We need to be healthy and fit and if we work together and apply what we learn, we will be much better off!

So, take this and let it motivate you to be better than yesterday all week long! I’m rooting for you! Have a great week (and get some sleep! zzz)

Work Hard, Eat Clean, Be Blessed!

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