I used to base my decisions on how I felt in that moment....and guess what!?!!?! It didn't get me where I wanted to be....Are you FEELING a little TOO much?!?!🤷♀️🤔
95% of decisions are made with our feelings.
So should you ask yourself ....
👉 Do I FEEL like starting a side business?
👉 Do I FEEL like getting up and working out?
👉 Do I FEEL like stepping outside my comfort zone and asking for a raise?
👉 Do I feel like bringing up that conversation with that person who continues to hurt me?
The answer is most likely NO...YOU (95% of the time) dont FEEL like doing ANY of those things!!!!! So stop asking yourself how you FEEL about these questions. Because guess what!?!!? We don't FEEL like doing much...that's NATURAL. There's nothing wrong with you. It's human nature. But if you ACTUALLY want a better life then you need to stop listening to feelings.
So HOW do you develop habits to have enough motivation to overcome FEELINGS??? You do it by thinking of the outcome when you FINNISH those tasks. EVERYDAY. And do NOT say ....tomorrow I will FEEL like starting this....Next month I will FEEL ready to take my health more seriously... Next year I Feel I will have more time to take that on...
✋✋✋stop FEELING....✊✊✊start DOING. Fear and Feelings are what's holding you back. Planning and Action will propel you forward. Write down what you want. Make a list of ACTIONS to get there. And start TODAY. you won't FEEL ready...EVER. SO GET OVER IT. and do the darn thing. RIGHT NOW. ✊✊
I used to base my decisions on how I felt in that moment....and guess what!?!!?! It didn't get me where I wanted to be....Are you FEELING a little TOO much?!?!🤷♀️🤔
BE.TRUE.TO.YOUR.WORD. Today it hit me..."how often do I say I am going to do something then I procrastinate and put it off...till tomorrow!!?!??!"
Well I realize its happening in the area of my work and my sleep. Although my schedule has been a bit off lately I'm NOT going to use that as an excuse or let myself off the hook. If I don't own up to what I SAY I'M GONNA DO...then I Will NEVER be where I wanna be!!!! Know what I'm saying ?!??!💁♀️
Are you also coming up with a list of WHY You haven't accomplished something...and letting it be OHHH KAYYYY!!?!?! Have you done it for too long!?!?!? Am I talking directly to YOU because you KNOW what I'm talking about!??!?! You have that thing you know you MUST do but it causes pain, or its "hard" or maybe you are too scared to fail and you think the timing will be right TOMORROW!!!! HOLD UP AND HEADS UP✋✋✋....the timing is not the problem it's you. and the SOLUTION isn't the timing...its ALSO YOU. its YOUR DESICION to talk the Talk AND walk the walk. You got this!! START NOW!!!!
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Just because you fear you suck does NOT mean you shouldn't GO FOR IT!!!!!
In 10th grade I homeschooled and one good thing (well, maybe a few good things) came from that....or so I thought. When I heard that I was going to miss speech class that year I was ecstatic!!!! Seriously, when people meet me they think I'm outgoing and I can take any risk and do ALL THE THINGS....but truth be told I'm SCARED TO DEATH of public speaking!!!!! So much so that I had my first panic attack while talking on the phone to a group of people (less than 4 years ago)!!
But because of that terrible predicament (that I convinced myself I would die from) I realized that if I wanted to learn and grow and be successful, then I needed to beat this. I had to do the Fear Killer....TAKE ACTION. So I started going live and posting more video talks and I focused on talking about what I love. The fear started to become smaller.
BUUUUUUUUT....That fear is still there because I almost said NO to a speaking event.. (because I had to get up early and also leave the house 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️).
But I don't say NO to the things that scare me. I know better 😉👍 And today I had to face that public speaking fear. I spoke in front of a small group of high schools students (looks like I got that speech class in after all 😛) but instead of being nervous and scared (which I still was) I focused more on the value I was bringing to people who might be able to use it to better their futures. I talked about what it's like to be your own boss and how to do it. My bestie Candace @justpostedblog and I then heard from the students who wanted to also build their brands and learn how to make a living online. It was AWESOME hearing their excitement and being able to give them feedback on how to GO FOR IT.
If I would have said no....then I would have not only held myself back but I wouldn't have been able to connect with INCREDIBLE INSPIRING High School students who see the world with a more hopeful perspective than most people do. It was SO REFRESHING to hear from them and I was there to teach them but honestly I learned from THEM and I'm so thankful I didn't let fear win. ✊✊✊
Are you CHOOSING to feel good or are you WAITING for good to happen to you?
You guys!!!! Sometimes I really struggle with this. I think of ALL the things I want my life to be and look like and I start to feel inadequate when those goals aren't met yet. In those moments I've made a choice. A choice to NOT FEEL GOOD. A choice that brings up feelings of "comparison" "envy" "un-gratefullness" .... I see it. I Feel it. And then I Say.....
"STOP SARAH!!!! If this goal hasn't happened for you yet, it's because the TIMING is not right yet. So put the negative aside and ask yourself..."What can I do in the PRESENT moment to move forward? And if FEELINGS are really a choice.....how can I CHOOSE to feel good!?!?!"
Do you also struggle with times like this? You aren't alone. It happens to ALL OF US!!!!!! What's helped me is journaling what I appreciate and what I'm grateful for in my life. Looking back at ALL the good in my life really puts it all in perspective. Then I take action on something that makes me happy and makes me FEEL good
...like listening to my personal development, getting a good sweat sesh in, or talking and hanging with a friend. And something amazing happens👉👉👉My mindset has changed because I CHOSE to look for the good and it feels good to feel good. 😘✌#choosegood #choosethankfulness#choosehappiness
Happy Monday friends ✌😁 I used to LIVE for the weekend and DREADED Mondays only because I was overworked...and under paid and I envied others who made life look easy. 🙄😠😡.. Don't get me wrong. I love teaching fitness classes and personal training but year after year I was making LESS per class and after 7 years in the Fitness industry I decided to expand my career online. Why!? Becaue I wasn't living for EVERYDAY of the week and I was letting life pass me by rather than Showing up EVERYDAY for my BEST life. I had to REALLY Face the facts 💁♀️ I was busy building OTHER peoples dreams and when it comes down to it we either spend our lives working to build OUR OWN dreams.....or someone elses.
Was it hard? Yes.
Was it worth it? Heck yes.
Listen, this life by design did NOT happen overnight....I was doing this side hustle while I was busy working for other people until I made enough to be able to work for myself. And that's WITHOUT a college degree, WITHOUT understanding Marketing or Branding and WITHOUT the confidence that I now have.
When I took this leap I was NOT successful but I DEVELOPED the tools to become who I needed to be. And I'm STILL learning...We NEVER stop learning!!!!! And you are never too old to have the life you ALWAYS dreamed of. I never thought I would look forward to Mondays....but now I LOVE them. Change your mindset. Change your life. ✌😁Need help? I'm always here. If you are curious check out my group here..
Your life can change for the better if you want to look forward to Mondays too 😘
There's something about an amazing sweat sesh that makes me feel on top of the world. I know when you start anything new, yea it will suck at first but KEEP GOING!!!! Even on the days you don't "feel it." Trust me, eventually you look forward to those feel good hormones you can only get from exercise!!!! YOU GOT THIS!!!!!!!! #virtualfitclub#virtualbootcamp
I truly believe that happiness is a choice.... because every second that passes can either be spent happy or unhappy. Don't you want to look back and CHOOSE happy?! 💁♀️💁♀️💁♀️ It's our POSITIVE reactions to troubles or struggles that make a happy life. Remember there is good in EVERY situation. There is good in failures because there are lessons learned. We become wiser, stronger and more resilient. So bring out the happy in your life, not just this second, but EVERY second. 😘✌
I once thought I had to figure everything out by myself and truthfully it was because my ego was in my way. I wasn't willing to be a beginner and learn from others and because of this mistake my progress in my own health and also in my Fitness career was SLOWWWWW. So don't make the same mistake I did. Reach out! Ask for help! You will go Further Faster when you have the HELP!!!!!
I'm asking you🤔👉 who inspires you?! Take the smallest risk and get the Greatest reward by reaching out to that person and ask HOW and ask for the HELP to reach YOUR goals!!!! You are NOT alone on this journey of life. Surround yourself with those that LIFT YOU UP!!!! I'm a completely different person in 4 years and that's because I took a chance, stopped listening to my negative thoughts and realized that I CAN reach my goals!!!! Trust me, put ego in the past because this positive life rocks 💞😍💞
When you love your job, you never work a day in your life!!!! 💞😍💞 We made it to our fav Jax Coffee place BOLD BEAN & we are busy adding people to the prep week for the Virtual Fit Club that starts August 6th!!! I'm So excited for the next group of people to see amazing results, love who they are inside and out and live a life they love!!!! 💞😍😭💞How could I NOT love this!?!?!? Btw, if you want to be a part of this rocking community all you have to do is ask! We have Sunday night accountability calls, personal development for a more positive mindset (changed my life y'all!) we also have strength yoga or dance workouts or something to compliment what you already do and yes...easy REAL meal plans. NO STARVING. NO DIETS. If you are ready to work on YOU from the inside out then I'm here for ya. ALWAYS. ✌😘 Shoot me a message if you want the details.
Packing has its perks....I found my Favorite Sweatshirt!!!! I remember wearing this back at the 2011 Zumba Convention!!! Ahhhhh memories!!!!
That was my first ZINCON and probably the most epic. bc that was the first time being surrounded SOOO MANY many energetic, happy and excited people. You might think I'm energetic but imagine that times 7,000 of us!!!!!!
This format will always be my heart and I'm so thankful that I'm going back again....its been too many years!!!!!!! 😍😍😍
What's something that constantly makes you wish you could be better at!? 🙄🤔🤔🤔🤔 I know we all have at least ONE THING we could be better at. For me one of my goals is mastering handstands!!! It's all a fear thing for me. Probably landing too many times on my head on the trampoline 😂🤣😂 So I'm trying more and more inversions after my Yoga program each day!!!!!
I also encourage you to go after ONE GOAL THIS WEEK. Write it down. Tell a friend. And make a plan ASAP!!! (like NOW....or if it's too late..then TOMKRROW!!!!! LETS WORK TOWARDS THAT GOAL AND HAVE AN AWESOME WEEK!!!! Mmmkayyyy!?!?
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For the ladies...
💕You are beautiful, not just today but everyday. 💕You do so much and probably have not gotten enough support to help encourage you to keep going it. But Keep going. 💕You are strong in the inside and the outside. 💕Be sure to focus on you at least for an hour everyday. Maybe it's quiet time in a book or it's's a workout or long walk. Just stop. Breathe and when you come back to the tasks you will have a more clear mind on how to accomplish them. 💕You have everything it takes and you are worthy to be loved...especially love of yourself. 💕Do not talk down or joke about or belittle your self worth. Your voice hears you and can hurt worse than you know. 💕So today be reminded of your inner beauty. 💕Accept kindness and love towards yourself. 💕Be reminded that your life is full of adventure. Find your passion and learn something new. Be a beginner and never stop learning. 💕know that failure is a part of this journey and never derails your success...failure LEADS you to success.💕And most of all, love who you are. Because there is no one else like you. I love you babe💕
Never make yourself smaller for the "comfort" of others.
When we dream big and talk about exciting goals....."Friends" might say ..."Good for you!" Then you are hustling to become who you were always meant to be .....when you hear...
"Why do you work so hard?"
"It doesn't seem to be working."
"I think you are wasting your time."
Do you really believe them?!!?! Listen to me Dreamer and Do-er...👉👉👉DO NOT TAKE ADVICE FROM SOMEONE WHO DIDN'T SUCCEED AT WHAT YOU ARE WORKING TOWARDS!👈👈👈
Oh snap....yes this is YOUR journey. No one else's. If you aren't encouraged by your friends then guess what!? Ya need better friends!!! If your friends make you feel small then just smile and say. "Thanks for the feedback!" Then IGNORE IT!!! Work hard for a better life for YOU...not them.
Saw this and had to share! Remember success doesn't happen over night. You have to trust the process and JUST because you might have failed in the past or quit more times than you started does NOT mean you can't be successful. Going forward.... instead of believing lies you have told yourself what if you said ALOUD and also wrote down NEW truths about yourself!?!? Facts that you REALLY TRULY WISHED YOU BELIEVED!?!?!?
Fake it till you make it. That's what I had to tell myself. I had to drop the negative. Drop the drama. Drop the envy and jealousy. ALL THE CRAP THAT WAS HOLDING ME BACK!!!!!! So how bout it!?!?! Ya with me on this!?!?! Ya ready to Drop the baggage!?! Because I am.
DROP THESE SAYINGS...RIGHT.FRICKING.NOW.
😡I will never be fit....so why even try?
😡I have no motivation and I never will.
😡I am around negative people all day.
😡I hate working out. It makes me tired.
😡I hate eating healthy. Healthy food takes too long to prepare.
😡I don't like water. I need my sugary drinks.
😡Unhealthy habits are in my genes, so even if I try I know I will fail.
😡I judge others on how they look. Because I know they judge me.
Listen I know people think like this. I used to think like this. 😱😭😱
Why are we struggling with depression and obesity and health care is making a killing ....all while killing us from meds that "help" us!?!!?!?
Mindset y'all. MIND.FRICKIN.SET. Our body won't move to get healthier and we won't shop in the fresh food aisle if our brain tells us thise lies. So stop with the lies. There is success for ALL OF US and it happens everyday to those that KNOW where they will be in 10 years.
Answer this question for yourself.... if what you did today - you did everyday for the next 10 years..... where will you be? Healthy? Or Broken?🤔🤔🤔
That choice is yours everyday. No one to blame for your success or your failures. Just you.
If you believe in a BETTER, HEALTHIER AND HAPPIER next 10 years then please comment below with at least one Truth that you will tell yourself EVERYDAY from here on out. Because you DO have what it takes. We ALL just need that reminder to GO FOR IT 💕💕💕
One Positive thought followed by taking action on that thought can change the outcome of your day in a very positive way. Start with something or someone you are thankful for. Show thankfulness by letting that person know how much you appreciate them or by counting your blessings and doing something good for someone else. Your day might change in a very positive way because even if something goes wrong you can remember how grateful you truly are. We either see life as blessing or a burden...and right now someone is praying for a life like yours. Never take it for granted. ✌😘
I loved hearing this quote from the audiobook I'm listening to. It's kinda an "OH SNAP" moment.🙈🙈🙈
I used to wait on people or circumstances or play the blame game and constantly throw excuses out there like "if only" or "maybe when I have time" or "I don't have the right support"....bla bla bla...
True story. No one else besides me) can fix MY life and No one else(besides you) can fix YOUR life. Having a better life happens when no ones looking. It's the thoughts in your head when you say that "Enough is Enough! And I'm owning where I'm at & taking responsibility and I'm changing my future TODAY!!"
This is a daily decision made by YOU to show up and take action living your best life. Because who can be the MOST passionate about what YOU want for YOUR life?!!?! It's not a Teacher, a Coach or even your best friend. They can want it for you but the MOST passion and the MOST change will come from YOU. Truly, Who will care more about your dreams and goals?!!? That's all on you. So act like you care. Everyday darn day. ✊✊✊
I can appreciate a fellow lover of life who faces fears and believes in what they do can truly change this world for the better.....
So thank you, Daniel....a kid from Carmel Indiana who knocked on our door till we opened it tonight. Who asked if we believed in God and gave us a high five when we said we did. He recommended some books...I went with this with cookbook...that will most likely be gifted to my sister since I really don't follow rules well. 😂🤣
Before Daniel left he asked if he could pray for us. We said of course. Bless that kid for getting the courage to go out on his own, and facing fears of rejection because I'm sure that happens to him on the daily.
My skeptical judgy side kept trying to say....no, don't answer the door....no, don't hear what he has to say. And HECK no, don't pay him for something you probably aren't going to use....but instead I was also thinking.... "Aren't we ALL here to help one another!?!? To love one another!?!!? To see the best and not the worst in people...especially see and be MY best self!?!? What would the BEST version of myself do in this situation!?" ....
Don't get me wrong ppl. I've definitely hid in the bathroom because I didn't want to talk to someone. But This extroverted introvert is changing her ways. So, thanks for the reminder Daniel... that people SHOULD open doors and open thier hearts. 💕💙💕
Hey girl, hey....
I've been depressed and scared. I didn't get my license untill I was 18 only because my Grams took me. (Btw. Thanks Grams 😍)
I didn't succeed in College and dropped out before I flunked out.
I was a nail biter for over 25 years and was so ashamed of my bleeding cuticles. 😫😥
I have a fear of divorce ever since my family fell apart at age 16.
I've had fear and anxiety and panic attacks and felt lost. Those are just a few "hopeless" times in my life but what I learned from those times....
"I didn't die.....and I'm ok. And people aren't perfect. So Sarah, stop trying to judge yourself and others for not being perfect!!!!"
I also learned that if I wanted a HopeFUL and purpose driven life then I needed to not only get back up, but I needed to over come FEAR and CHOOSE a better life. EVERYDAY. My past doesn't determine my future. EVER. My NOW determines my tomorrow. HOW FREEING IS THAT!?!? I will probably fail at quite a few things down the road but I KNOW that's just a part of my journey. In order to become stronger I must LEARN from my mistakes. I see myself and I love myself and every day I will decide to never let fear stop me again.
So to my friend who is fearful. I see you. I know you. And I love you. You are and always will be enough. Stop judging yourself. You are beautifully and wonderfully made and I'm proud of who you are and I love you just the way you are. 💕💕💕
Are Sundays nights when you plan out your week too!?! I once heard "If you fail to plan, then you plan to Fail!!!" So Planning it is!!! 😉✊
For accountability sake and so I don't go get ice cream.....I'm having my shake for dessert! I'll be honest..... This weekend was not my cleanest and I've been feeling it! Getting back on track with nutrition though! This week I'm planning it all out....(and yes. My schedule is a little different than most...I've always worked out better on a almost empty stomach. Just listen to your body to see what works for you too 😉...
10am coffee with half and half
2Pm superfoods vegan chocolate with frozen berries and almond butter
6ishpm salad with homemade dressing
8ish PM hello fresh dinner
10pm BB choc cherry bar
12or 1am bed
I remember thinking 4 years ago what my ideal schedule would look like. It included 15-20 classes a week to be able to make just enough money to live in our 1 bedroom apartment and to be able to travel back home and visit family 1x a year....But I wasnt fulfilled and I had put a ceiling to my success. I started to think.... "why make "just enough"!?!?"
I saw online entrepreneurs who were crushing it (don't get me wrong, some were so annoying and spammy and that's why I didn't sign up right away)🙈🙈🙈 But somewhere deep down I thought .."HOW were the SUCCESSFUL (and not spammy) ones doing it!?!? and WHY NOT ME!?!?!"
I had hit a wall of overtraining and working wayyyyy too hard for "JUST ENOUGH". So I did it. I jumped in with both feet, joined a Virtual Fit Club as an "Intern Coach" and decided that if this was going to work I had to SHOW UP for it. I was teaching 15+ classes with 6 different formats so time was limited but I had a good enough reason for this. And that reason was ME. That reason was bringing home Eddie from work. That reason was freedom to CHOOSE to teach fitness classes and personal train......not "HAVING TOO" just to "make enough". That reason also included mentoring others who are just like me. Who are reaching burn out. Who need the help and guidance just like I did.
This business has forever changed my life. My family's life. And the lives of the many clients and fellow Coaches I've helped to become successful. I love what I do and I will be doing this forever. I ain't going anywhere 😉 If you need help reach out to me. I can send you info on what this business is and see if your goals align with it. I'm here to help. Always. 😍😘😍😘 #onlinecoach #zumbainstructor#poundinstructor #notamorningperson#busybuildingmydreams