Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Fight Mr. Resistance

Jeremy asked each of us coaches to come to our meeting tomorrow with our 2012 motto--a statement that triggers a response, motivates, pushes me into action. Over the past month I have been fortunate to start spending more time with my brother, Tyler, again since he is back in the Austin area. He is a unique individual with determination and a heart of fire. Tyler is someone you either love or hate...typically there is not an in between. However, that is what I admire and respect the most about him. What you see is what you get. No bullshit. Honesty.

Tyler and I have been watching quite a few videos from the Ultimate Warrior.  Every time I watch the video above I get fired up and ready to take on the world. I used to watch the Ultimate Warrior fight back in the day when my Dad would watch wrestling. This guy is hilarious and straight forward. One of his sayings is Fight Mr. Resistance. The statement hit a cord with me the 1st time I heard it.

What exactly does Fight Mr. Resistance mean?
  • When it's 20-degrees outside and your clients are depending on you to show up and bring 100% and all you want to do is sleep, Fight Mr. Resistance
  • When you get push back from family and peers regarding your dreams and goals, Fight Mr. Resistance
  • When you have averaged 4 hours of sleep multiple nights due to deadlines and life, Fight Mr. Resistance
  • When the daily grind seems unbearable and you want to quit, Fight Mr. Resistance
  • When your training your ass off for the big end goal and you just want to rest,  Fight Mr. Resistance
  • When you want to make excuses for why you don't have what you have, Fight Mr. Resistance. 
You get the point.  This statement is now written across my mirror for me to read multiple times a day. 2012 is a year to be reckon.

Fight Mr. Resistance.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

What do you want?

"The indispensable first step to getting things you want out of life is this: decide what you want." -Ben Stein

This time of year is when I reflect on what I have accomplished over the past year, and where I want to go in the new year. A trend I follow year after year is laser focus on my career goals and very little time dreaming in the spiritual realm and focusing on personal goals. In 2012 I will have balance between the two. Both are extremely important to me; however, one should not take precedent over the other.

I think it's easier for me to get fired up about career aspirations because a team is involved. In 2012, Relentless Training Systems is launching our new 6-week Boot Camps along with streamlined programming across all Athletic Training classes. My goal is to have 375 athletes in Relentless by the start of the round 2 of Boot Camp on April 2nd.

A new adventure for me this upcoming year is I will be competing in a figure show on July 21st. I have never done anything like this before, and I am super excited to take on this  journey with Clarkie. The extra nudge from her is what convinced me to take a leap of faith to train and compete in something new. Mark it down...I will win.

I am enjoying every bit of my 2 week break from coaching Athletic Training classes and catching up on some much needed sleep. I am also enjoying this time of clarity and deciding exactly what I want just as Stein states above.

What do you want out of 2012?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Fun

(Me & tinyFIT at our end-of-year Staff Banquet)

Relentless Training Systems are off for the next 2 weeks. It is a nice break for us coaches, but I do know our athletes still want to get in some workouts. Personally, this time of year is full of going out with my friends (see pic above), but also making time to get in workouts. Work hard. Play hard.

Below are a few workout suggestions that require minimal equipment.

Workout #1- Compliments of up and coming coach, Adam Martin
100 air squats
90 russian twist with a kettlebell
80 grasshoppers
70 russian swings
600m run
50 american swings
40 KB sumo deadlift high pull
30 KB wall balls
20 pushups
10 wall walks

After many visits to Dave and Sam at Next Level, I learned I need to work the glute max and medius. If you have a Perform Better band then I recommend the following right before a workout:
20 lateral band walks (10 on each side)
90 seconds of static bridge holds (place 1 to 2 bands above knees)
Jane Fondas (minimum of 60 seconds on each side)

Workout #2- I did this workout with my sister yesterday.
Wheelbarrow- She held my feet 1 direction and then we switched. Followed by 10 ring rows while the other partner did as many plyo pushups as possible until the partner was done with the ring rows. 4 rounds.

Next we did the following KB complex:
Power clean
Front rack squat
Swing & clean
 *equals 1 rep. Perform 3 on right, 3 on left, followed by 10 V-ups. 4 rounds

I challenge you to get creative over the holiday. Use ledges for box jumps, dips, decline/incline pushups. Find a tree to do pullups or visit the closest track. Find a way to workout with family members. I always love when my sister and I workout together. Most importantly, HAVE FUN! It's all about balance.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Youth in Motion

(My little nephew. Anyone named Maximus has to have physical education to let out the inner warrior.)

It's been well over 20 years and I still remember how much I loved P.E. in elementary and intermediate school. Coach Prince, my P.E. teacher from Kindergarten through 5th grade, still is one of my favorite teachers of all time. When we showed up to P.E., it was like athletics. I realized that years later after being a part of sports through junior high and high school.

P.E. was where I ran my 1st mile, held pull-ups in a flex position for time, climbed ropes, did forward rolls over obstacles, played kickball, did 3-legged races, and most importantly---beat all the boys in sprints on field day.

Physical Education holds a dear place in my heart. It kills me to know that our public schools no longer require kids over the age of 11 to participate in any P.E. classes.

Help Trinity Training Systems raise $25,000 by the end of December to jump start Youth in Motion! I want every kid to experience the fun, team building, and discipline that comes with being a part of sports and physical activity. 

Donate HERE. You must choose "Youth in Motion" from the drop down menu before donating.

Monday, December 12, 2011

reactive to PROACTIVE

Excitement must lead to immediate action or you will lose power of momentum. More dreams die because we fail to seize the moment. Do it NOW!!!- Tony Robbins

What are you doing NOW to best prepare yourself for 2012? I challenged the Relentless coaching staff and myself to shift our actions from reactive to proactive. To stay at least 1 step ahead of our client's needs and our future growth. To live in the realm of self-initiation. To get our hands dirty and straight up do work.

The quote above from Tony Robbins is my mindset. I am fired up with all the new changes for Relentless Training Systems in 2012, my new journey to compete and win a Figure competition in July, and the development of a national brand . The excitement of the new and unknown is a huge driving force for me right now. I am absolutely capitalizing on my excitement and the excitement of our team to build momentum and start the new year with a bang!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Susan's trip

 Susan is one of my 1st athletes that started with me 2.5 years ago. She recently traveled to Zihuatanejo and sent me gorgeous pics of where she stayed. Susan knows me all too well and that I love the sun. These pictures got me fired up for my SunGoddess excursion this February to celebrate TinyFIT's bachelorette party.

Do you plan trips at key times to rejuvenate during difficult seasons? For me, the trip must be warm. Not cold weather skiing for this girl.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Boots with the Bag

Every morning when I wake up and see the temperature below 55-degrees, I channel my inner Sun Goddess and think warmth into my bones. I do NOT like cold weather. I repeat...I DO NOT LIKE COLD WEATHER. I realized this even more last night as I was cutting out pictures from magazines for my vision board. There were quite a few advertisements about ski lodges and slopes, but the moment I saw the picture, I immediately turned the page. NOTHING elicited a response that drove me to cut out the image to dream of being on that snowy mountain. Clearly I am no Snow Bunny.  I am definitely your lay on the beach, rita in hand, soaking up the sun kind of girl. I am quite amazed at how people can live in the north where the weather is in the 30s for months on end. 

However, with that being said, I refuse to let the colder temperatures  over the next few months ruin my day.

As I wait on some well insulated boots that are water proof, I figured I would rig my current boots and make them boots with the bag. Needless to say, the HEB bags kept my shoes dry this frigid Tuesday morning and provided a big laugh to all my clients.

What are your favorite pair of boots that keep your feet warm? My next mission is to find the socks that are battery operated and warm your feet.