Sarah Placencia

Coaching. Choreo. Coffee.

What's Your Schedule?

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I once heard someone say...."Let me see your schedule and I will let you know how successful you will be in 5 years.
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OH SNAP!! πŸ™„πŸ˜ It was kinda a reality check because..... sure, I'm kinda busy but could I be more productive? YES. Could I be happier? YES. Could I be more successful? YES. Could I be healthier? YES...
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So how about YOU... Have you ever really looked at your schedule? Or does it just seem to fill up!? And you are just TRYING to get by? Well there are pockets of time but we all just decide in those moments that there are other things we should be doing....not to better ourselves but meaningless behaviors....scrolling social media perhaps? Or maybe binge watching a new show. Or agreeing to hang with a "friend" that continues to drain you? Or maybe just being so scatter brained that you just started 5 new tasks this week and get no where because you try to multi task...and that doesn't work.
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What to doπŸ‘‰ WRITE DOWN YOUR SCHEDULE . BE HONEST ABOUT WHAT IT REALLY IS. NO LIES. ...
Next write a NEW schedule. Your ideal schedule. What are the some of your 3-5 non-negotiables that really are important to you that you CAN'T miss each day? That you WANT to make a REAL priority from now on???
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To me, some of them are....
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πŸ‘‰My health
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πŸ‘‰Time with loved ones
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πŸ‘‰My Business
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πŸ‘‰Freedom/travel
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Now from YOUR list mark down the time you are taking each day for those areas of non-negotiables. How much time is there? Only YOU can answer that but if those non-negotaibales are a TRUE priority then you won't miss them. Otherwise they aren't.
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With that said. Where will you be in 5 years??? What does that look like for you???? Do you need to make some changes??? I know I do. Planning your future shouldn't wait another day. Make the desicion to show up and make it a great future friends πŸ˜˜πŸ‘ŒI'm here if you need help.

How to Spend Energy

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Happy Monday friends!!!!😍😘😍😘 How are you going to treat the rest of the day!? Energy will be spent either way sooooo... 
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Remember There are 2 options.
πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰Complain about people or circumstances and CONTINUE in this cycle that still gets you NO-WHERE...
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πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰Take the time to find a better solution and take ACTION on it ASAP!!! 
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This was how I had to approach my situation when I was over training my body with too many fitness classes while I also being under paid and over worked. 
I loved what I did with helping people to live healthier lives but honestly I was drained and depressed. πŸ˜ŸπŸ˜ŸπŸ˜Ÿ So I looked at my options because I was sick of the excuses I gave myself for NOT being successful. I had to OWN IT and realize MY success is based on what I DO TODAY. 
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So 4 years ago I changed my situation by taking risks I was scared to take and I became open to new ideas and learning from the people I was inspired by, rather than continue to envy and resent them.
So I decided. I committed and now I'm happy and I'm free and I'm growing my success year after year. And AMEN I did!!!!!πŸ™β˜•πŸ’ͺπŸ˜˜πŸ‘™πŸ’₯
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If you also struggle, just know I'm here to help! You ARE enough and your Success is on the other side of FEAR. Face it. Crush it and OWN YOUR LIFE!!!!✊✊✊

Treat Yourself

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The way we treat ourselves is also the way we treat others. We must first confront ourself with some pretty tough questions before we can realize that it's not the ENVIRONMENT that must change for us to be successful but our actual SELF that needs to Change FIRST....so ask yourself ..
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πŸ€”Do you judge yourself based on looks? Well most likely you do that to others too.
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πŸ€”Do you recognize and are proud of your accomplishments?
If so you most likely recognize and congratulate others around for three accomplishments also.
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πŸ€”Do you point out your flaws and talk negatively about yourself? Then you most likely point out the flaws of others and think negatively about that person. You might even gossip about them.
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πŸ€”Do you think about dreams and goals and pursuing a happier life? Then you probably share those goals with others around you and have attracted people that also want that.
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πŸ€”Do you think everyone has an agenda and only care about themselves? Then you probably act that way to others and they feel that same way towards you. 
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Those are just a few examples but I know from experience that living in negativity and envy and self doubt will NEVER GET YOU WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.
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I know our environment plays a HUGE role in the choices we make and the attitude we have but that doesn't define who we are. We are defined by how we THINK (on our own) And how we repeatedly ACT on those thoughts (negative or positive). So CHOOSE to live happier, More grateful and a more purpose driven life. Because why the HECK NOT!!?!?? 
#choosehappy #spreadpositivity

Happiness and Balance

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Finding happiness and balance in a field I love did NOT happen overnight. I had to reach out and ask others for help. And there's NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT!
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I'm a fitness instructor but I also own my own Online Fitness business and THIS is where PASSION, CAREER and FREEDOM come together!!!! πŸ’ͺπŸ–
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πŸ‘ŒI work my own hours. 
πŸ‘ŒI don't have to ask for time off
πŸ‘ŒI don't have to work for anyone but myself.
πŸ‘ŒIf I want a raise then I work harder and I help more people....and guess what!?! I freaking get a raise EVERYTIME!!!!!! 
πŸ‘ŒFree Tropical vacays for also helping people achieve health and happiness goals! Sign me the freak upπŸ™‹πŸ™‹πŸ™‹πŸ™‹
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I dont say all this to brag, instead I'm trying to help the next Fitness lover who WAS JUST LIKE ME!!!!!
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BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!!!! I CAN HELP! I TRAIN MY TEAM TO HAVE SUCCESSFUL ONLINE FITNESS BUSINESSES!

...If you have ever been curious about what I do check out THIS LINK
There I will share what Online Coaching is all about (no sign ups necessary, just a sneak peek for more info)and if this something we can Rock TOGETHER then all you have to do is PM me. I'm looking for besties to live their best most awesome life....and why the shouldn't that be You!?!!?!?! πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’#bestlife #coachlife #fitnessismybusiness

One at a Time

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One thought, action and result at a time.
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I think a lot of people think that the healthy life means sacrifice and not allowing yourself good things. But in reality you should "over crowd" your day with positive choices that way there is little time or space left for negative choices. 
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Think about it. ALL things we do come from a choice. 
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πŸ’•Its a choice to disengage in gossip and bring up a positive convo.
πŸ’•Its a choice to pile veggies in your plate and over crowd the pasta and unnecessary carbs. 
πŸ’•Its a choice to choose to go on a walk with a friend rather than have a big lunch. 
πŸ’•Its a choice to reach out to someone who inspires you. And learn from them.
πŸ’•Its a choice to split the dessert, rather than have regrets later.
πŸ’•Its a choice to do the "harder" thing NOW that way life will be easier years from now. 
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Focus in the choice and ALWAYS weigh the outcome. Is it worth it? Well that's up to youπŸ’•

Respect

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Good day for coffee and chillin" with the cat. β˜•πŸ˜β˜•Eddie is in Nashville this weekend celebrating his 300th episode on the Podcast, Married to the Games. It makes me so happy that he's got awesome guy friends from all over the world to be able to meet up and hang with.

I thought about going but it's so important for us to have time also apart. Don't get me wrong I love my man to the moon and back but we don't MAKE each other go to things we don't really want to go to. You won't see him at Coach Summit or the Zumba Convention.....because I love him too much to MAKE him do things. Seriously, I think that's what makes our relationship easy. When you are married to the right person you feel free and you are able to be the best version of you and you don't expect or MAKE your loved ones do things. You love them. You respect them. You are thankful for them. You ask for help when it's needed. Relationships mirror themselves so practice the golden rule and you will be golden 😘😘 #treatothersthewayyouwanttobetreated

What's Holding You Back?

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What's holding you back from your best life!??! One answer. YOU. The good news!? You are never too old to find out and pursue a purpose driven life! 
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For me I KNEW I knew I loved fitness when I started doing Tae Bo vhs tapes back when I homeschooled in 99... yep I was homeschooled that year just in case Y2K was gonna happen. We moved to the Ozarks to live off the land..."just in case" πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚Well good news. We didnt die. And that year I was pretty lonely....my brothers could only handle so many hours of playing Dutch Blitz with me soooooo I did a few Tae Bo workouts a day. It was the BEST. I'm thankful I had that year to realize hiw much I loved Fitness...and Shelly Blanks 😍😘 
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Fast forward 9 years to 2008 I was asked to get licensed in Zumba and my first class WAS my training! I fell in love with the people, the music and every class I taught after was more fun than the last......Then in 2014 I became an Online Coach while shooting the dvds for Insanity Max:30. Shaun and the cast taught me to dream bigger, take risks go and go after EVERY dream. As I look back at those pivotal moments in my life I realize that YES I should ALWAYS be learning from people who inspire me and YES I AM enough and worthy enough to have a purpose filled driven life. I will say YES to opportunities that teach me to grow and push past my fears EVERYDAY. 
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We are ALL given gifts and its our duty to find what it is and share it with the world. Don't hold back friends. You NEVER have to figure this out alone. If you also love fitness reach out. πŸ’ͺ😘 I'm here to help anyone looking to team up and help people reach thier health and fitness goals. βœŒ#fitnessinstructor #coachlife

Better Starts Today

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Drive and determination will overcome MORE OVER TIME than Talent ever will. Stop comparing yourself to someone who has talent. What do you want to become better at!? What do you want to become successful at?

Write it down. Schedule it and KNOW that
Success lies in the small simple tasks done OVER AND OVER. Success happens when we MAKE THE DECISION to show up and realizing that if I miss One day, then I miss EVERYDAY &The way I do one thing is the way I do everything. I'm committed or I'm not. There's NO MIDDLE. 

So ask yourself.....Do I schedule MY success!?!?! Do I ACTUALLY make time for a BETTER life Or Do I give that time to my excuses!?!??

Start with ONE goal. RIGHT NOW. TODAY.

✊Be a better friend......message or text or call a friend and check in on them.
✊Be a better spouse....when's the last time you gave a foot rub? Yea. Do it. 
✊Be a better boss... ask to listen to the needs of others. Offer to help.
✊Be a better employee. Do your best and ask yourself...would I hire me? 
✊Be better to YOURSELF....eat better foods so your body is able to perform better. Get enough rest and Workout 30 min a day. 
✊Become BETTER at something you are PASSIONATE about. You do that by learning from someone who Is BETTER at that passion. Watch them. Ask HOW. And make time for that passion EVERYDAY. 
OUR BETTER DOESN'T WAIT UNTIL MONDAY. IT STARTS TODAY.

A Shake A Day...

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I HAVEN'T GONE TO THE DOCTOR IN OVER 4 YEARS....AND I DONT THINK THIS IS A COINCIDENCE!!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
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So today in our Virtual Fit Club we talk about the benefits of our SUPERFOODS Smoothie...... But first. LETS BE REAL..... Most people look at the price of this and think....no way. Meanwhile they go out and spend 2-3x this price on a fast food lunch😲🀦 Anywayyyyyyyyy I've drank this for 4 years andwhen I forget to take it with me on vacay my body starts to notice the loss of nutrient dense foods its missing. 
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And don't get me wrong I love a good deal that's why I dont spend money on an extra meal and I don't buy vitamins. I rely on my shake because it has EXACTLY what my body needs...... So while there's many reasons I love this shake, today I'm sharing info about the Adaptogens in our shakes. What does that even mean?! Well here ya go....WHAT IT IS...AND WHY IT HELPS.......
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πŸ‘ŒDefinition of adaptogen. : a nontoxic substance and especially a plant extract that is held to increase the body's ability to resist the damaging effects of stress and promote or restore normal physiological functioning.
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πŸ‘ŒSUPERFOODS SMOOTHIE ADAPTOGEN BLEND: including Ashwagandha, Astragalus, Cordyceps, Ginkgo, Maca, Maitake, Reishi, Schisandra, Tulsi (Holy Basil)These ingredients help reduce stress, support the immune system, and balance the endocrine system.
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You are what you eat(and drink) people. And yes, Im a freaking SUPER HERO FOR DRINKING SUPERRFOODS!!!!!! πŸ’ͺπŸ¦„
#superfoodsforthewin #absaremadeinthekitchen#notallshakesaremadethesame
#virtualfitclub

Two Reasons

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2 reasons to smile today....
#1 We are friends 😘
#2 I got yo back
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Seriously, as you push yourself to become better in ANY WAY, I want you to know I'M PROUD OF YOU. Yea, you probabaly don't hear it enough. But I am. Because I know how it feels to struggle. To face fears. To stop judging others. To stop judging yourself. You have to get through that mountain of pain to become victorious on the other side. And if you quit now, all this TRYING will have been for nothing. So don't give up. I'm watching and I have faith in you. I just thought you needed to hear it today. πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š

Believe

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"I'll believe it when I see it." πŸ™πŸ‘€
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"I'll see it when I believe it."πŸ‘€πŸ™

These 2 quotes have really stuck out to me lately. I can see how both can be true but I know the first quote is what MOST of us believe in.


Just a few years ago I was waiting for things to happen. I wasn't showing up to my Best life. 
I just want to yell to my younger self ..."Oh Ye of little Faith! What are you doing!? You have Faith in what IS because you see it, but no Faith in what CAN and Could Be. Turn it around and imagine your BEST life. Give yourself permission to live and love life. Take risks. Go after dreams. Don't listen to the Naysayers. They aren't paying your bills or heloing to build your dreams! Get up and live a life you are proud of. This life is a gift. Treat yourself and others with love. And Remember that goals are reached and dreams are made real by FIRST imagining it. Always believe it and you WILL see it. πŸ’šπŸ’œπŸ’š I'm here to help if you need someone rooting for you✊✊

Ask for Help

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No one knows YOUR expectations. We are all so busy worrying about our OWN lives and we get so caught up in the business to notice the needs of others. Sounds selfish, but its true. Both is true for ourselves and the people around us. 
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It's time to stop and ask yourself. Am I happy!? Are my own needs being met. If not, how could they be met!? .....
Then this crucial next step is often overlooked πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰ASK FOR HELP! It might come easier to me because I speak my mind (probably too often πŸ˜‚) but something I realized in most relationships is one person feels weighted down by all that needs to he done. This giver CONTINUES to give and they are EXPECTING others to give back. 
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Well get out of your OWN way Giver. If you seem happy then people think that you ARE happy. Stop sabatogueing yourself by NEVER ASKING FOR HELP!!!!! I was this way until I realized I was acting like a little kid in the corner. I was there because I was in trouble but in my thought pocess when I was told I could leave the corner I said NO! I'M STAYING HERE! ....and to think I was actually trying to teach my parents a lesson by staying there. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Little did I know that that was not the case. My stubbornness to show I was right and thinking..."I'll just stay and wallow in my anger and sadness would prove them wrong".....was, well...actually WRONG. As an adult I can now see how this story affected my stubborn actions thoughout life. If I was taking on too much and not asking for help and getting angry at everyone then I was acting like that child in the corner and trying to prove a POUNTLESS point. 
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Put away your expectations and get REALLY CLEAR in what you need then put your ego aside, step put of the corner πŸ˜‰ and ask...Can you help me by cleaning the kithen today?
Can you help me with this project? I could really use yiur expertise.
Can we have a date night this week? I would love some quality time with you. Can you help with me with dinner? Can I talk to you about a raise? Can I take Thanksgiving week off from work? I need some family time. 
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If you never ask, you will never be helped. So ask. You will be glad you did.😘

Freedom

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When people ask me what the perks are to my online job the FIRST word I think of is FREEDOM...
😊FREEDOM to work/workout on my own time... even after a 9 hour drive I was able to workout and press PLAY and get a sweat sesh in. 
😊FREEDOM for me and Eddie to pick up and go to our friends wedding this last week and visit friends along the way.
😊FREEDOM we got 2 years into this business to replace both our incomes JUST by helping people become healthier.
😊FREEDOM of never having a BOSS again.
😊FREEDOM to DREAM bigger than I ever imagined possible.
😊FREEDOM to help people WITHOUT having to go back to college to get a degree in Exercise Science or Nutrition.
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Yea those are some pretty awesome perks. And I'm SO GLAD I convinced myself to try this. 
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If you ever thought this was too good to be true (yep, I Did too) then you are welcome to join my FB Event sneak peek TOMORROW(((((https://tinyurl.com/ycas2hwu)))))))...or my IG stories Thursday where I share more about this Online Coaching Job. No prior fitness experience needed. You can become healthier while learning to help other people. If you are driven, motivated by ANY of those perks and truly WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OTHER PEOPLES LIVES, then this might be your perfect career like it was for me. I'm here to help! πŸ’ͺ😘

Learning from Failure

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Procrastinator. College drop out. Failed business(es) Owner.....all things you could use to describe me. But from my failures I learned what worked and learned HOW to become successful. 
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What I learned from my failures...
πŸ‘‰πŸ‘‰DON'T DO THIS IN YOUR OWNπŸ‘ˆπŸ‘ˆ
I needed a SUPPORT team if I was going to make THIS business work. 
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So I joined a 21 day Virtual Fit Club with a TEAM of Coaches in 2014 and became a Coach and it's changed my life FOREVER. I not only learned HOW to build a successful business because because of the incredible support I also learned so much about what my body needed to become it's healthiest. As a Personal trainer and fitness instructor for 10 years Im STILL blown away by how much I learned through Online Coaching. t's been a very humbling experience and I'm the healthiest I've ever been because of it πŸ’ͺ😊
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Listen if YOU are on the fence about FINALLY committing to your OWN health and helping others while you do it #winwin then what is holding you back!?!?!! I have a Facebook Event I'm hosting where I will be sharing my journey of HOW this Changed my life and the lives of others around me. And HOW to become successful If you decide to do this too. If you always wanted to become a successful entrepreneur then remember YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO IT ALONE. 
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DON'T make my same mistakes of trying to do it by yourself. The event link is shared
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https://tinyurl.com/ycas2hwu
...... Or you can always reach out to me for more info. πŸ‘ŒI'm here to help!

Out of Control

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Alot of things are out of our control but taking care of ourselves is usually something we can control. πŸ’•It's a choice to commit to a gym or Virtual Fit Club. πŸ’• It's a choice to wake up early to get it in if your day is too busy later. πŸ’•It's a choice to make reminders to drink more water. πŸ’•It's a choice to buy healthy food for you and your family.πŸ’• It's a choice to choose to take care of you ESPECIALLY on the days you don't when you dont want to. 
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Don't wait till its too late and this choice is taken away from you. Choose healthy and happy NOW. I'm always here to help✌😘

Be Courageous

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Be courageous today. Give yourself permission to dream bigger and set higher goals. 
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Not too long ago I realized the only person holding me back was myself and If I wanted to CREATE a better life then I needed to stand up and be courageous and say, I WANT this and I'm not letting fear of failures control my life! I'm going to trust that even if I do fail then I will be stronger and wiser on the side and over time that stronger and wiser version of me WILL SUCCEED!!!!!✊
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Have a real talk with yourself and start treating yourself as the once 5 year old self, the person FULL of courage and belief that ANYTHING is possible. The Optimist not jaded from others discouragement. Not jaded from your own discouragement. πŸ™‚
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The only people who really succeed and CAN change world are the ones who THINK they CAN.πŸ’šπŸŒŽπŸ’š Change your thinking and you CAN change your life. Be courageous friend.#mindsetiseverything #bethechange

Flex Friday

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Freakin' Flex Friday ALMOST didn't happen. I was feeling wayyy behind in work then I went to update my Zumba playlist for tomorrow and somehow DELETED MY ZUMBA PLAYLIST FROM ITUNES!!!!!!!! What the whaaaaaaaaaa!?!??!? So yea. I spent about 4 hours finding my songs and using YouTube to remind me what songs I had.πŸ€”πŸ˜ŸπŸ˜€πŸ˜’πŸ˜­ Ok......enough complaining after 4 hours I was done. I needed a sweat sesh to get me back in the RIGHT mindset. Seriously it helps to just SHUT YOUR BRAIN OFF. Tomorrow will be amazing. Zumba will be amazing. I'm willing it to happen. I'm thankful I found some songs and it's gonna rock tomorrow ✊ Happy thoughts πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
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Btw.....teaching 4 master classes this month. Check out www.sarahplacencia.com for the GARRET INDIANA, LANCASTER PENNYSLYVA AND SEATTLE, WA CLASSES πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ˜‰ WOULD love to sweat with ya!!!!!!

Involved in Fitness

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I always loved fitness, ever since I was a kid. It started back in the day watching American Gladiators and later wanting to kick like Shelly Blanks from Tae BoπŸ’ͺ😍 So naturally I fell into the gym scene and became licensed in many different formats some of which I still teach today.
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Zumba for almost 10 years! What!?!? It was Zumba where I met my first Real tribe of women who loved making a difference in others lives. I so love the many friendships I've made -and actually half the ladies in this pic are Zumba instructors! πŸ˜ ...
While teaching over the years so many of my students also became instructors and while I LOVED seeing them succeed there was a part of me saddened that I wouldn't see them in class because they had thier own classes now. And then there were less students in my class and I was also barely making rent at the studios I was working at. While I still loved helping people, it started to be bring me down. Until I found a solutuon...
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I Always thought...πŸ’"Wouldn't it be awesome if when I encouraged my students to become involved in Fitness, I got some type of referral bonus!?" Yea that would be nice....not to say money is the only concern here, but to be compensated more for the hours of work behind the scenes (instructors/trainers know what I'm talking aboutπŸ˜‰). After A LOT of research I found the answer and fyi, THIS ALREADY EXISTS!!!!!!!
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4 years ago I realized this is how Coaching works. I help others. They become successful in thier health journey and then also become Coaches and we run Virtual Fit Clubs TOGETHER.πŸ™‹πŸ™‹πŸ™‹ I get customer leads and also residual income and we have actually made a real income from this. 
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Those babes in that pic are some of the Coaches on our team and we go on Coach Retreats together and build our dreams TOGETHER. This was the COMMUNITY I dreamed of all those years ago. Helping others become healthier & building a tribe of women who also benefit from working as a TEAM. πŸ’ŸπŸ˜πŸ’Ÿ Have you always thought you had to figure out this "Fitness career" alone!?!?!🀷 Well you don't have to. I'm here to help. Message me about Coaching. This might be your answer too. πŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’Ÿ

Responsible

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Who is responsible for your happiness? 
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πŸ‘‰YOUπŸ‘ˆ
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Nobody else can "make" you happy.... But really, How FREEING is that!?!!!??! Sure it's not gonna be perfect, but I'm not talking about a perfect life. I'm talking about a HAPPY Life. πŸ˜› I'm talking about putting yourself FIRST. When you do that, you take care of YOU so you are better able to love YOURSELF and also have the energy to love and take care of others!!!! That ain't selfish 😘 that's you showing up and OWNING your OWN Happiness! So show up, take responsibility and live that HAPPY life! You are worth it. πŸ˜πŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ˜˜