“Let no one but you, define you.”

This hit me like a ton of bricks today, so I’m sharing it with you. We, as people, are always trying to define things and measure their success. However, YOU are the only one that is able to define who YOU are, and YOU are the only one who is able to define your success. No one else. Not that magazine. Not that news article. Not your coworker. Not your boss. Not your friend. No one.

Just you.

When I’m teaching TRX or leading my challenge groups, I always stress that you need to define success for yourself. You need to set your limits, and only YOU know when you are pushing yourself. I’m just the person who is there for that moment to guide you – but you yourself are your only leader, your only definer and your only measure of success.

If you want me to help guide you through your fitness challenges, let me know. My next challenge group starts on 10/10, and will focus on strengthening our bodies through PiYo and our mind through some Yoga. Send me a note if you are interested 🙂 

30 days later

It’s been a little more than 30 days since I took the PiYo challenge.

In total I lost 9 lbs, and a bunch of inches (including 2 from my waist), but something more important happened – I re-sparked my passion.

After hurting my foot, I was disappointed in myself and in pain. My body failed me, after so much training – physical & mental – my body broke down. I gained weight. I pretended to stop caring. I had no way to manage my stress since anytime I did a workout my foot would hurt. I turned into a mean human, and my reaction to benign things would sometimes shock me.

So, at the height of my frustration, I signed up for the 30 day challenge, and figured the cost would hold me accountable.

Quickly I realized, it was the community that came along with it.

I woke up, unrolled my yoga mat, and popped in a DVD the first day, and got surprisingly sweaty in my living room. I never knew that an at home workout program could do that. Thanks to the B You Fitness group, I was able to chat with people every single day and share a #sweatyselfie and chat about the craziest moves we learned that day.

Soon after, I fell in love with how I was feeling. I cared more about what I was eating. I was able to calm my mind a little bit more. The more I checked in, the more I kept MYSELF accountable. And with that, the more I saw results.

I’m currently right now in the 2nd 30 days of PiYo (the full PiYo program is 60 days) and I am so grateful to Julie for introducing me to it. It’s truly allowed me to start my day on a positive note, and once that happens, it’s hard to ruin the rest of the day.

Interested in learning more? Send me a note!