I haven't even told you about all the cool things that have happened the last couple of months. I mentioned how I got my USAT Level One Coaching Certificate (hands in the air--whoop whoop!). I also just went Friday and got certified as a TRX Group Trainer (fist pump!). Have I mentioned I'm currently coaching, count them: NINE athletes?? Yes--NINE. One more and I'll have TEN. Oh...and I'm training for IRONMAN LAKE TAHOE!! How I wish I had the time to go search for a super cool sound effect to insert right here...but I can't because in a little while I'm going to be taking the written part of the test to finish up my AFAA Personal Trainer Certification!!! OH YEAH BABY!!!
AND...I now have my very own FaceBook Page: Dana Trains. Go LIKE me now! (Yes, anyone can have a page, but I feel like mine is legit since I really do have a business....that's still such a foreign thought!) ...Wait, did you go LIKE me yet?? No? Click the link, it opens a new page so you can come back to finish the post... :D)
Now that you're back...
The other day I went to check out a new fitness studio (doesn't that sound cool? "fitness studio") called SWEAT (even cooler name, huh?). I had already signed up for my TRX training so decided I might want to go take a class since I had never been to one! LOVE that place, love the workout, love the instructor!! Afterwards I came home, was looking at their website and found the blog. At the end was a little "challenge":
...I have 5 copies of Dr. Daniel Crosby’s new motivational book, “I’m Not That Great” and I want to give them away to 5 people bold enough to reveal how being regular has made them do things they never thought possible. Be bold! Share your story on our Facebook Page to let us hear the story of your journey! The contest will run from today through Friday, November 23rd.I had missed the deadline but made a comment on FaceBook about it anyway...and, wouldn't you know it, Jeidi told me they still have a book and I was welcome to make a post. ((As if I could tell how NOT great I am in one comment!))
...how being regular has made (me) do things (I) never thought possible....
Seriously, this makes me cry. Yes, literally. I know better than anyone how inconsequential I really am. I don't "rock". I'm not "awesome". (And, I'm REALLY NOT fishing for compliments here! :D) I have NEVER been an athlete. I don't have "muscle memory"...my muscles didn't ever learn how to work in the first place. I've talked before about how I only passed ONE of my PT tests in the army over the course of 4 years. (I was usually SECONDS late so I was allowed to squeak by.) Three years ago I didn't KNOW how to swim. I didn't own a bike. I didn't own running shoes! (GASP!!) In the last 36 months I've learned it's not where you start from that matters...and, more importantly, it's not where you think you'll end up. "It" is about the process.
As you begin to think about New Year's Resolutions, I want to challenge you to consider what it is you want out of life. What experience do you want to have. Do you want to be striving to get to a finish point (lose X number of pounds, run a (fill-in-the-blank) K race in XX:XX time, be able to run X miles or swim X number of laps...). Or do you want to be intentional about living life every day, getting the most out of each moment but with the bigger picture of life in mind?
When I think about what I'm going to eat for lunch, I'm not going to think, "oh, I need to eat as little as possible because I'm trying to drop some weight"...I'm also not going to think, "I can eat what ever I want because I'm getting the most out of this moment in life" ...I'm going to have the bigger picture in mind (dropping some pounds) and couple that with the fact I've worked out hard today, and still have some left to do, and then I'll make some deliberate choices about what food will best fuel my body.
Until the day I die I'll be in the "process" of living. The fact I know I'm not that great means I need to work hard to get the most out of the days I have left, however many that may be. Go pay attention to your intention...unless you really are just that great you don't have to!! :D
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