Tuesday, January 26, 2010

“99% is a bitch, but 100% is a breeze”

“99% is a bitch, but 100% is a breeze”
Because, let’s face it — You have a lot going on (which can be great!). But the challenge with your extremely busy (and sometimes chaotic) life is that it’s easy to lose your center, become un-balanced, and get distracted from your truth.

You know what I’m talking about, don’t you?

And while it’s really easy to point the finger at everyone else (like your boss, your kids, your employees, your pets, etc) for what’s going on inside of you, the truth is that it’s 100% your responsibility!

Byron Katie that once said: “99% is a bitch, but 100% is a breeze” (NICE!).

And what she meant is that when you aren’t taking 100% responsibility for your life, your mind is going to look for every opportunity to blame, complain, and judge (which is no good for you or the world).

Yet when you can take 100% responsibility for what’s unfolding in your world, you have the opportunity to make conscious choices:

Like when others bring donuts to the office for lunch you reach for your Quinoa and brocolini.

Like when you are getting distracted by Facebook or emails, you can choose to disengage and re-focus your energy and attention on what’s most important. By the way did I tell you I love refferals...

When you commit to being in the drivers seat of your own life, you now have the power to go wherever you want (and that’s when the adventure starts).

7 Days of 100% Responsibility (not as scary as it sounds)

So here’s an idea: for the next 7 days, see if you can take 100% responsibility for creating a rigorous self-care routine that includes
>closing your eyes and being still for a few minutes (meditating),
>moving your body
yoga http://www.youtube.com/user/BobbyDeSaint#p/u/16/0PJn9W_Zvjc
Pilates http://www.youtube.com/user/BobbyDeSaint#p/u/11/H2eQFnSStVs
Kickboxing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fhyxswXF3U
>doing something that inspires you (like reading), and
>eating really healthy and nourishing meal.

These are the 4 pillars of a solid daily routine, and they will help you get focused, energized, clear, and totally on-track. SWEET!!!

Be willing to let go of what’s not serving you so that you get some fresh energy in your life.
Don’t worry if it’s not easy in the beginning. It can be difficult to change (because human conditioning runs deep) but don’t get hard on yourself or begin judging your capability. Everyone struggles during transformation so be easy on yourself.

SHARE your commitment with someone else and ask for their support in helping you stay on track and focused. Even the strongest person needs help sometimes (or a lot of the time). Hey! Maybe you can a partner to join you!

Determine your REWARD for staying true to your path. Think of something really juicy and enjoyable now that you will give yourself for following through…and then consciously indulge baby!

What do you say? Are you in?

Can you commit to doing these 5 practices for the next 7 days? And more importantly, can you take 100% responsibility for making them happen?

This might be the perfect time to sign up for The End Results Summer Fitness Challenge!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Breaking Point 2KX

What’s Your Breaking Point?

Have you ever heard the story of the boiling frog?
It goes like this…
When you place a lil’ froggy in a pot of boiling water, the frog’s immediate reaction is to jump like crazy to get out of that pot and escape “un-boiled”.

If you put that same lil’ froggy into a pot of cool water and slowly heat the water up to a boil, Mr. Frog will just sit there until it’s too late for him to escape. He’ll be cooked before he realizes the danger he is in.

So what’s that mean to you?

It’s simple.
A lot of us are making seemingly harmless little decisions everyday (you know, getting the chips with your sub at Subway or turning that one reward meal into three each week).
Each one of those decisions adds more belly fat and with enough of these bad choices can lead you down the path to some really serious and nasty diseases.

We’re slowly allowing ourselves to be boiled.
We are…
Making small little diet mistakes each day that then become bad habits and cause us to gain belly fat...
Making excuses to skip workouts and slowly get off track...
Waiting and waiting and waiting to get started ...
Not looking deep inside ourselves for internal motivation to change ...
Not seeking out social support from others ...
And just not taking baby steps each day to improve our health, fitness, and body transformations

So I have one question for you…

What is your “breaking point” required to to stick to your program and keep up that motivation? What will finally cause you to make the healthy changes for good and what do you need to help you stick to it?