Category: Inspiration

A Blog It Forward Friday …

Here is a great “Mental Read” From Mr. CPM …

It puts you in a good “Mindset” to start your weekend off right …

CPM’s Guide to the “Winner’s Mindset”

What separates the winners from the losers, is that winners accept that there are no shortcuts to success. Equipped with hard work, sweat, and consistency, the most effective tools for success, winners do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Achieving success in CPMFITness comes down to the decisions that we make on a daily basis. These, in turn, become our habits. Gain insight into the habits of winners, so that you can turn even smallest of efforts into success.

Set Your Goals and Take Action

Goal-Setting is the single most important skill to acquire when it comes to creating healthy exercise habits. It is here that you will determine which direction you want to go, and more importantly how you will get there. Remember that a goal without direction is just a wish.

Whether your goal is to lose weight, shed some stubborn body fat, squat snatch, bar muscle-up or learn how to do a handstand.

Here is Mr. CPM’s approved checklist to effective goal-setting:

Are your goals written in pen and paper?
How will you measure your progress?
How realistic is your goal?
Why is this goal important to you?

Enter Dedicated Exercise Time Into Your Schedule

While Goal-Setting is the most important skill, I have to be honest with you… It is NOT the hardest skill. Action and execution could be the biggest challenge to your success.

I get it! Life can get busy at times between work, meetings, or anything that life has to throw your way. Don’t allow your busy lifestyle to interfere with your training. Take your newly set goals and set aside the time to honor your commitment to yourself.

While we often find that we are too busy to workout, this very issue leads to a poor quality of life down the road. Following a structured workout plan can help keep you accountable with your training routine. Work with your coach to develop a simple, consistent and committed schedule and you will see, feel and reap the benefits!

Track Your Progress Along the Way

Progress is a powerful motivator for change. With lack of progress resulting in the opposite. It also important to remember that progress often occurs in gradual, often unnoticeable increments that add up to major improvements in strength, flexibility, or body composition in the long run.

With tracking progress it’s important to identify what is REALLY important to you. And understanding there are multiple ways to track progress. Let’s say you lost two lbs last week. This measly two lbs may seem negligible at first, but with the continuous effort, you could potentially lose 24lbs in the course of 3 months. Or maybe the scale hasn’t moved much in the last couple of months but your pants are getting looser or your strength has significantly increased!

Not only does tracking your progress keep you motivated, but it also serves as a journal of what works best for you. If your workout routine yields progress, then keep doing what is most effective. If you are not making progress then it’s time to meet with a coach and go back to the drawing board.

Strength Your Social Support System

Social support is your ultimate tool for keeping yourself accountable with your training. Luckily for us, CPMFITness is TOP NOTCH in this category. Many things in life are even more fun with a friend. You can find social support through many different mediums; such as working with one of our coaches individually, working out in our group classes, or even joining our different social media platforms (FacebookInstagramTwitter).

 Happy Friday!
Fit Chic 

Top 5 Fit Chic Ways to Toughen Up …

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Do you ever feel like you get bossed around, or want to say no but continue to say yes to things that do not serve you? If this is you, then reading this blog will give you some great tips to toughen up and feel more empowered than you ever have before!

#1 Do Something Out of Your Comfort Zone Everyday: Whether they’re working on something internal or external striving to reach your full potential can be scary and intimidating. Here is a great blog post to go hand and hand with this statement.  mentally strong people constantly challenge themselves to become better. They have clearly defined objects and they are persistent and tenacious to go after what it is we want.

#2 They Are Positive on the Regular: Mentally strong people aren’t immune to self-doubt and catastrophic predictions. But they don’t allow those thoughts to overpower them. They reframe their negative thoughts into more realistic statements. they focus on what they CAN control over what they cannot!

#3 Always Accept Fault: Successful Tough Minded people are not afraid to take the blame and change in order to make themselves better; not to prove a point, or feel better about themselves.

#4 They Stay True to Who They Are: Even if it means hurting peoples feelings or not being liked they stay tried and true to who they are. They keep their priorities and decisions in line with their values, and don’t want to settle for anything else.

#5 They Continue to Grow and Learn: Mentally strong people are more concerned with gaining more knowledge in life and particularily in their field of expertise.   rather than showing them off. They are willing to do things where they might fail and they keep practicing to improve.

Now you have the tools to get the mental strength you need to stay strong, proud, and committed to who you are and what you are here to do!

Fit Chic 

New Month …. New Goals

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You will hear my husband and I talk about goal-setting and goal-seeking A LOT (especially if you are a member at CPMFITness or a personal client of ours)! Goals are powerful and need to be revisited often.

The most important steps are writing the goals that you want and in the time frame in which you want to hit them.

Your goals should always be bold and a little out of reach, this way you will stay really focused and it will be that much more fulfilling when you accomplish them!

Here is a great quote from the well-reknowed leadership successor John Maxwell:

“If you focus on goals, you may hit goals – but that doesn’t guarantee growth. If you focus on growth, you will grow and always hit goals”.

Here are 7 steps to keep you on track and achieve success with your goals!

Seven Steps to Success

1) Make a commitment to grow daily.

2) Value the process more than events.

3) Don’t wait for inspiration.

4) Be willing to sacrifice pleasure for opportunity.

5) Dream big.

6) Plan your priorities.

7) Give up to go up.”  ―    John C. Maxwell

These are seven very important steps to take into consideration when making goals.

We also need to re-evaluate our goals, otherwise we will never be able to grow and develop into the true “rock stars” that we all know we can be.

When achieving goals you also have to be willing to make sacrifices and live outside your comfort zone each day!

Goals keep us on track, keep us motivated day in and day out, and push us to places we couldn’t go otherwise.

If you take a look into the lives of many successful people, I would bet that 99% of them have goals that they read often!

Keep your goals by your bed, in your bathroom stuck to the mirror, at work where they are always in your view. The subconscious mind is very powerful and when you read things (positive or negative) overtime you start to believe that they are true! So imagine the great things that will begin to happen if you take these simple steps with your goal-setting.

So Fit Ones, todayI want you to write down your goals for your life in 3 months, 6 months, 1 year, and 5 years.

Remember to take into consideration the John Maxwell quote when writing them. I want you to print out a copy and place it in as many places that you will see it in and day out.

Then post some of your goals in the comments below….

Fit Chic

A Fit Chic Reminder This Friday …

dear self

I found this the other day and thought it is very important to keep in eyes view. We are all beautiful on the inside and out and but we tend to focus on all the flaws … When we embrace ourselves with a positive attitude and loving spirit you feel better on the inside and out.

Fit Chic 

Our Fit Chic Oscar Tradition Lives On!!

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oscar party

Since I can remember my mom and I have always made the Oscars a fun fabulous party in our home. We would dress up, pick our winners, and make wonderful hors d’oeuvre’s and Oscar themed treats.

It has been a tradition that has never been missed, and year after year we have incorporated it and include friends, family, husbands/wives etc …

The past three years I have not been able to be with my mom or my sister on this honorary day, but this year I got the honor of getting to go back to Los Angeles to celebrate!!!

This year topped the cake, we had our ballots ready, our oscar finest attire, and enough food to feed the Academy!

So Here is the fun Oscar Menu featuring top foods for the Oscar Nominated Films …

1.Hacksaw Ridge – Asian Slaw

2. Fences – Biscuits (as that was food that made Denzel Happy in the movie)

3.Lion – Jalebi an Indian treat that the little boy dreamed to eat …

4. Arrive – Sliders AKA Mini Ufo’s

5. To Hell or High Water – Texas Mashed Potatoes

6. Moonlight – Chef’s Special of Jumbalaya (watch the amazing movie and you will understand)

7. Hidden Figures – Milky Way Cheesecake Bites

8. La La Land – Chicken on a Stick (the name He wanted his Jazz Bar to be called)

We had fun gold and black decor and made it a perfect evening at the Oscars!

You can make so much out of tradition,

So I thought it would be fun to hear your traditions as well Fit Ones …

What are you passions and how can you apply them to activities, themes, and rituals that have inspired you over the years?

Post Your answers in the comments below …

Fit Chic 

20 Things to Add To Your Life Fit Ones…

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I found this posting on one of a friends Facebook pages, and I wanted to share the importance that these twenty items bring. Keep this list close to your vision daily and read it often, as words are very powerful and the more you can keep this list in your vision the more impact it will have on your life.

I am a big advocate of looking at the glass half full, you can see the good in any situation and when you do you become so much stronger, happier, healthier, etc….

So here are 20 things I want to add to my life to keep me on a Road to Being the Best Me that I can Be!

1. Know that With God All Things are Possible

2. I will make decisions necessary each day to Win Big in my Life

3. I will love myself and my husband more and more each day!

4. I will plan my day EVERYDAY!

5. I will set a standard of excellence for myself and my clients!

6. I will not allow negative distractions or the opinions of others to interrupt my visions and goals.

7. I will strive to be the best coach and leader to my clients each and everyday and help lead them to their paths of greatness.

8. I will hold a level of expectation for myself, my family, my friends, and my clients!

9. I will wake up each morning with a mission to inspire, empower, and teach!

10. I will believe in others more than they believe in themselves!

11. I will be mentored and lead my people who inspire, teach and lead individuals on a path to great success.

12. I will remove my ego, and not let other people’s drama get in the way!

13. I will keep the “Eye of the Tiger” mindset and keep a clear vision of what it is I am doing and where it is I ultimately want to be.

14. I will do my best to lead people to become healthy and happy and in return I will be happier and healthier!

15. I will not wish it was easier, I will just choose to be better!

16. I will let my fear drive me not lead me astray!

17. I will do my do diligence to journal each day and see my progressions and growth happen on paper!

18. I will take pride in the things that I have and work harder for the
things that I want.

19. I don’t believe in Luck, so I will prepare myself for when the opportunity presents itself.

20. I will represent “Fit Chic” and empower women to believe in themselves and love the person that they are!

Here is the article from MindBodyGreen regarding the 20 Things that You Shouldn’t Tolerate?

Keep both of these close to you, and read them often!

Which of the 20 things are you going to take away from this?

Happy Friday!

Fit Chic

How Bad Do You Want It?

do whatever it takes

Some video’s just speak to me. They shake something loose inside of me and really wake me up; hitting me in the face like a ton of bricks.

What are you willing to sacrifice to get what you want and go after your passion with full force?

 People say they want to be successful, but are you willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen? Successful people are in that place because they are willing to do what the average person doesn’t want to do day in and day out.

My favorite line of this video is by a guy by the name of Eric Thomas: “If you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you will be successful.”

Watch this video every time you want to second guess why are getting up at 4am, or why you are not going to meet your friends for happy hour in order to go to the gym, why you are going to put in the efforts day in and day out to get to where you want to be?

Take a look it will really open your eyes …

 

Fit Chic

Fit Chic Ideas for Left Over Valentine’s Candy …

vday candy

Valentine’s Day has officially come and gone, but the sweet treats unfortunately are still lingering. Here are 4 fun ideas to do with your candy besides putting it in your mouth.

#1 Board Games: Is your game of Monopoly missing one of it’s pieces? Does your box of Checkers have a missing black or red? Do you want to play tic tac toe, or maybe need some “Chips” to bet.Well here is the perfect opportunity to grab some leftover candy and keep the fun going.

#2 Candy Board for a loved one .. I think Candy Boards are so cute, thoughtful, and creative. With all the left over candy wrappers or candy still wrapped make a loving candy board to show that special someone how much you appreciate and love them.

#3 Make Paint What do you do with all the leftover conversation hearts … Why not paint? Here is the recipe to turn your conversation into beautiful color!

#4 Chocolate Lip Balm: Melt 3 tablespoons cocoa butter in the microwave, then add a piece of leftover chocolate and stir until melted. Combine with the contents of 1 vitamin E capsule and 1/4 teaspoon almond extract. This lip balm is just as effective as the one you have right now. You could also give as a gift or just keep it for yourself!

Happy Friday!

Fit Chic 

A Fit Chic Love Story ..

Thank you For Always Loving, Supporting, and Encouraging in This Journey we Call Life!!
Thank you For Always Loving, Supporting, and Encouraging in This Journey we Call Life!!

Over the past fifteen years  my husband Chris and I have owned and/or worked at a gym,(it’s actually where we met and feel in love) we realized the importance of loving what you do. Not only the importance it had on us, but the importance it had on our clients as well.

When I was stuck at a job that I was not passionate about, I lacked the “love” because I wasn’t utilizing my talents, and my heart was just not in it.

When I found my true path at our gym  CPMFITness.  I began to see the true meaning of “loving” what you do, and making others around you love it too!

Chris and I are so devoted to CPM because it had changed our lives, and we wanted everyone else to feel the same “Love”.

The “Love” is spreading and it is so motivating to watch! Members are loving their results, loving their workouts, they are loving themselves and the CPM community!

Chris and I love each and every member, and in return they have found love for themselves and are able to share that love with new members and fellow members around them!

When workouts are hard, we would pour on the “love” and the members push through. When problems arise in their personal lives, we want our members to feel the  the “love” from CPM to help them get through it.

We realized that so many of us get beaten down from our jobs, day to day stress, and the negativity of those around us; So CPM and Fit Chic want to give you what we really needed; “LOVE”!

When you have a community that loves you for you, it is amazing how great you feel to be a part of it! I remember when we sold our 1st gym, the most touching words from all of our members were “you made us feel like we were the only ones in the gym, and you can really tell how much you “love” what you do!”

You only live life once, and when you love what you do you are able to affect the lives of many because of your passion for it!

So don’t be afraid to share the love, you will be amazed at the people you will touch and be touched by!

What is something you “love” fit ones?

Post in the comments below…

Fit Chic

Tune Out the Noise and Focus on the Game

 

focus

Super Bowl Sunday LI took place last night, between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots. Both teams have put in a lot of hard work and dedication to get to this final game.

With the weeks prior leading up to this event, there has been so much “noise” about the New England patriots;  especially Tom Brady. (I know we have all heard it and are so over it). The media, late night talk shows, newspapers, sports shows are all capitalizing on tension between the commissioner, coach, TB, deflate gate 2.0 etc .. Through all the “noise” there was little focus on what really mattered #thegame.

Media isn’t speaking about the one thing that had brought millions in front of the the t.v. this past sunday night … FOOTBALL!

Even if the media does want to focus on the drama, even then they do not choose to focus on the fact that Bill Belichick has been an successful coach of New England since 2000. He has taken the team to 7 super bowls winning 5 of those games, and has 246 wins the most by any New England coach in the franchise.

While Brady is not a stranger to success either. He and Joe Montana are the only quarterbacks to win multiple MVP awards (winning 4). In 2010 Brady was voted best player in the NFL, and has the most consecutive passes without interceptions and he was the first quarterback to throw for 50 or more touchdowns in a season and to put the icing on the cake he has won multiple Super Bowl titles including the most super bowl championships of any QB.

Years and years of success day in and day out and we are choosing to focus on one day in time that in the whole scheme of things really holds no clout or meaning to the whole picture. Brady and Belichick can choose to let the “noise” keep them from their goals, or they can have the goal tune out the noise.

There is “noise” all around us and it is our responsibility to tune it out and focus on our mission, our passion, and our purpose.

Fit Chic