Category: Inspiration

Fit Chic Fun Friday Read …


As many of my readers know, I am a yoga instructor and I love every minute of it. I came across this read the other day and thought it was so wonderful I had to share it with you all!

If you are a yoga instructor or yogi, this will definitely bring a laugh and/or smile to your face!

Here is a great article from Mind Body Green on :

10 Funny Things That Only Happen To People Who Do Yoga … 

What can you relate to on this list Fit Ones?

Post Your Answers in the Comments Below ..

Happy Friday!

Fit Chic 

The Olympics CPM Style ..

Friday was our last Fitness Friday with our beloved anchor Kevin Hurd.

We wanted to give Kevin a Fitness Friday he would not forget, so we decided to put him through the CPM Olympics …

It was a test of wills that consisted of Olympic Weightlifting, Gymnastics Movements, and a All Out 100 meter Sprint!

Kevin did live to tell about it and show it to you all in the video below …

What was your favorite Olympic moment Fit Ones?

Post in the comments below …

Fit Chic 

Create Happiness This Friday!


In order to be happy you have to choose to be happy, you have to plan to be happy, and prepare to be happy then you will find Happiness.

I believe so many of us “expect” happiness and are not wiling to go out and find it.

Do you even know what makes you truly happy? That is the first step to ask yourself the tough question ..

“What is it that makes me truly happy?”

What small habits or choices can I make each day to get me to this “happy” place?

Then I know when I am receiving happiness and when I have veered off track.

You can have happiness you just have to make the choice to go after it!

Happy friday!

Fit Chic

Create the Most Meaningful Life You Can Fit Ones …

gramp sign

Recently my mentor, my father figure, aka my grandpa passed away. He was the first person who has passed away that I was really close with and played a huge role in my life!

When someone of influence passes away in your life, it starts to make you really hone in on your purpose aka “Your Meaning” in life. My grandpa made such an impact on so many in his lifetime, His energy and zest for life was infectious! He always had so many wonderful stories, fun facts, and great lessons to live by.

He lived without fear and made things happen because he believed they could. When reading his obituary so many people made comments on what a huge legacy he left behind and how much impact he made in the time he was here on earth.

i have always been addicted to leaving “my” legacy! Making the most out of each day knowing we don’t know how much time we are going to get here on earth.

Here are a few tips that I learned from my grandpa, from reading from successful people, and figuring out from my own life experience:

  1. Become an avid listener .. It is amazing what you can learn and find out from what other people say. It is even more amazing what you can learn when you follow up with a question instead of an opinion.
  2. Stop Comparing Yourself to Others and Start Living for You! – When you compare yourself to others you stop living for others and not living for what is going to truly make you happy and leave the legacy YOU want to!
  3. Trust Your Intuition and Your Gut  – Don’t let fear or complacency keep you from everything that you want and you deserve to get. I try to do something each day that scares me and makes me feel uncomfortable (in a positive way)
  4. Do Something That Inspires You and Fuels Your Passions – Even if you don’t think it’s going to lead to anything in the beginning or maybe you are scared to try something do it anyway … Your passion dosen’t have to be your money maker it can be a stress reliever, a way to inspire and teach others, or leave a mark in your community and fuel your soul all in one.
  5. STOP the Guilt Trips – Stop finding ways to affirm that you’re not enough. What you say to yourself daily is detrimental to your overall health. Stop bad mouthing yourself or having a negative attitude! You can find positivity in every situation.

Live the greatest life you can, and let each day be filled with passion and joy!

Fit Chic

Monday Mantra’s to Live By …


Mantras are words or sounds repeated to aid concentration in meditation or a statement or slogan repeated frequently

It makes me think of people out there that are about to embark on taking control of their health and fitness and/or life in general.

Starting something new in life, or taking a step out of your comfort zone can be overwhelming, intimidating and feel like a long road ahead.  But no matter where we are with our FITness, career or relationships it is always good to stick to some core fundamentals.

Below is a great list of mantras to live by. When you feel down and out, or stuck in a rut, or just need some inspiration, these are great goals

1. Take it one choice at a time. Keeping it simple is always the key to progress. I know for me it is more about getting distracted with focusing on more than one thing – it actually slows me down.

2. I deserve this. We achieve what we believe we deserve. Maybe some of us need to work on this more than our abs… Just saying…

3. Pay myself first. Why are you so worried about everyone else first?! The better you become, the better you can do everything else. When you invest in you, you will receive the best ROI vs. anything else you put your time into.

4. It’s a journey not a race. What you are doing today you will reap tomorrow.

5.  Celebrate something everyday. Your life is a one time shot at how you want to create it. Why are you so focused on the bad when you can celebrate the good???

6. Don’t let perfect be the enemy of good. It’s about chasing perfection NOT being perfect. Just get a little bit better everyday. I heard from a success mentor that you only have to win 51% of the time to become successful in whatever you want to achieve.

7. It’s a lifestyle, not a diet. We are striving for permanent results. Thoughts, Actions, Behaviors and Habits make us who we are. A Diet is temporary, cheap and false.

8. I want you to CREATE… POST TO COMMENTS!

5 Ways to Successfully Reach Your Goals…..

Here is a great post for the 5 great ways to reach your goals successfully and efficiently.

  1. Have a game plan. This is a big one. Everyone can set goals, not everyone can attain them. Make a game plan for your road to success. If you know you want to achieve a healthier lifestyle, create a game plan or a system that will allow you to be successful (like whole 30, or whole life challenge etc ..)
  2. Avoid distractions. There are tons of distractions in life and if you stop to address each one of them then you will never have the time or the energy to accomplish your intended goal. When you set your goal, be determined and resolute to accomplish it. Don’t let anything else get in your way!
  3. Create a support group. This is so important when working towards a goal. As much as we would like to believe we have super human powers, we all need support. This is especially true when we are trying to accomplish something that may be out of our comfort zone. Talk to your friends and family about the goal you have set for yourself and ask for their support. Then, in times when your own will power may be wavering, your support group can bolster you up.
  4. Keep it simple! Too often I see goals set that are way too complex, and frankly, unachievable. Keep the goal simple and achievable. If I were to ask you, on a scale of 1-10, how confident you feel about attaining your goal, I should hear you say 11! If you set realistic goals then you create an environment of success that continues to build. Many achievable, small goals turn into one large achievement. Start with eating a healthier breakfast, being active 20 minutes a day etc …
  5. Stay positive. It is easy to get down on ourselves if we did not follow our game plan 100% or if we missed the target date set for our goal. Do everything in your power from giving into discouragement. This is the enemy! Acknowledge the misstep, then move on. The more you dwell on your perceived misstep, the more it can hinder your success.

Now that you know how to successfully accomplish goals, it is time to reevaluate them and/or create them.


Fit Chic

Friday Fun Day …

friday quote

I saw this quote this week and it helped lead me through as my center as focus.

We have so much more to be thankful about then we have to frown upon.

This is a great visual to help focus on the blessings we have in life, and not focus on the things that don’t serve us!

Happy Friday!

Fit Chic

My Hero .. My Grandfather …


He was the man the myth the legend, but I like to think of him as my mentor, my inspiration, and my father figure.

He touched so many lives but the I feel he touched mine most of all!
He always had the right words to say the best advice to give, and knew when you just needed a big bear hug from gramps!
He always had what I like to call “Grampaisms” which were words or phrases to live by ..
So I leave them with you today:
#1 you only have to win 51% of the time 
#2 Always make them think the ball is in their court 
# 3 Stop trying to please the people who are never going to be pleased anyway and continue to praise the people that you know are praising you .. 
I love you very much and I am so thankful that you were my grandpa!
I know you are protecting me, guiding me, and loving me from heaven!
Muah …
Fit Chic 

Fit Chic Friday Read ..

body is business

You have heard the term “Pay now or Pay Later” and this quote falls right in line with this statement.

We have one body and we need to treat it like a high performance vehicle.

Care for your body with good nourishing foods, plenty of water and sleep, proclaiming positive thoughts, and daily movement.

Don’t wait for something drastic, do the little things day in and day out to feel the best you can each day!

Happy Friday!

Fit Chic


Plan Accordingly!

Here is what planning ahead looks like!

We all lead very busy lives, which does not leave a whole lot of time to prepare. We are always having to think on our toes so planning ahead can be quite difficult.

So how do we solve this?

Pick a day ( I like Sunday), and Plan Plan Plan ahead. That means meals, alone time, workouts, etc… Just like you go to work from 8 to 5 you need to plan your life with the same structure.

For example: Cook Meals for the Week!

Imagine how much more relaxed and happy you would be if you knew that you were coming home to a meal that just needed to be heated ,as opposed to needing to be prepared. People would be less enticed to go to fast food or out to eat, if they knew dinner was ready and waiting at home.

Planning Workouts:

Plan your workouts just like appointments or meetings. Look at your schedule for the week and manual input the times that work best for you to work out and lock them in. If you treat your health like your job you will feel great and actually perform better at work. If something comes up, stick to your “workout” appointment; don’t push it to the side and your body and brain will definitely thank you!

Plan time for you: Even if it is just a half an hour a day plan time for you! This is where the magic happens! In this time read books, meditate, stretch, journal, whatever makes you feel good about you! I suggest doing this in the morning first thing, that way you can really start your day on the right foot!

The more planning and structure that takes place, the more success you will have in all aspects of your nutrition, your health, your personal life, and with family!

So Fit ones how are you going to plan better for this next week?

Place your answers in the comments below…

3….2….1…. PLAN!!!!!!

Fit Chic