Category: Inspiration

Our Fit Chic Oscar Tradition Lives On!!

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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?

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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 …

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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

 

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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

It’s Time To Write Your Goals….

Looks Like Mr. Mello has done some serious goal-setting!
Looks Like Mr. Mello has done some serious goal-setting!

I stress the importance of goal-setting often. It is such a vital part of our success in everything we do. If we have no goals then we have no direction or motivation to step out of everyday routine and get uncomfortable!

When meeting with my clients I ask them to tell me exactly what they want and how they want to utilize me to get them there.

More than half of my clients don’t even know what it is they want. They will say things like “I want to be thin” and when I ask them to draw a picture of explain what “thin” looks like in their mind, they are stumped on what to say next.

We have a these thoughts that run through our head daily of what we want or think we are entitled too, but when it comes down to it we don’t even know where to begin to get there!

Here is a great article from an Intentional Leadership Speaker by the name of MIchael Hyatt. He lists the 5 reasons it is so important to write down your goals.

Writing your goals puts your vision on paper and helps you visualize a path to get you there. Goal setting sets you apart from all the people around you who “talk” about what they want, but never do anything or write anything to get them there!

Take 20 minutes and just write down some goals you would like to attain. Write them for the month, 3 months, 6 months, and the year and then each month reevaluate them and make necessary changes to get you to being the “Best You Can Be”!

3….2…..1… Write……

Fit Chic

What Is Your Path Fit Ones?

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I was recently listening to a Pierce Morgan Oprah Interview. He was asking some wonderful questions and one in particular that Oprah’s answer really got my attention!

He asked her why she had not ever run for office? He went on to say how great she would be at this and she replied with “It’s not my road” … She then said “I know my road and see it so clearly, that I don’t veer off of it” .

He then proceeded to ask her “What Her Road Was”? She said her road led to make people believe in themselves and help them find their true identity. She had no desire to run a country or serve in office because that did not follow suit to her “life Plan”.

This was so profound for me and made me want to immediately write down what my road was and were my actions and decisions leading me to my destination or was I taking myself on unnecessary unwanted detours?

I feel the older i get the more decisions I am faced with and sometimes the harder it is to go down the “path” leading me then it is to take a different route even though the route will lead to a dead end and staying on my path will get me to where I want to be!

So I challenge you Fit Ones to not go on the path of least resistance .. but journey on the road that leads to the ultimate destination!

What is your path and where is it leading you?

Post in the comments below …

Fit Chic 

 

A Fantastic Friday Quote ….

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The saying “Live each day as if there was no tomorrow” is very true. The more you step outside of your comfort zone, the more you can see what you are capable of accomplishing. You can also really learn how tough you really are!

Happy Friday Fit Ones!

Fit Chic

 

Fit Chic’s Best Year Yet …

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Do you ever look at someone’s life and wonder “Why that can’t be you”?

Did you ever think of the fact that it could? …

First step would be to get clarity on what it is you even want out of life i.e clear the confusion? Successful people are typically successful because they have identified what 1-3 things they want to excel at. Next start to write goals on how you can get there by following those 1-3 things. For example If I want to be psynonemous with fitness in the world, that is a Big Hairy Audacious Goal and how am I ever going to get there?

Here’s How:

Define your 1-3 behaviors that will get you to your goals. What actions or steps do I have to take to daily to do this ….

  1. Tell 1 person everyday about CPMFITness
  2. Place a Video or picture, or quote each day on @ least one social media outlet
  3. Pre-Plan your day the night before .. and have Non-negotiables in your life to not allow yourself to get off track.

If I do those three simple things day in and day out .. I will get to that goal. it seems so simple Right? Well it is simple but not easy. The difficult part is getting out of my own way. For example not being afraid to tell people about how great CPM and Fit Chic are (which they are so why wouldn’t I tell people)..Being mindful of always promoting and my business’s consistently everyday day in and day out (rinse, wash, repeat mode).

Last, I will visualize and write exactly how I want my day to be and then not let anything distract me or take me off course (within reason) from getting that day!

If you choose to do this day in and day out .. when you are tired, frustrated, unmotivated etc … and make this a habit see the wonderful growth that will take place in your life!

Now put that pen to paper and getting working on what it is you want from life and this 2017!

Fit Chic