Sarah Placencia

Coaching. Choreo. Coffee.

The Time is Now

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Getting my day started a bit late today... But better NOW than NEVER!!!! Speaking of getting started LATER, I want YOU to know if there is breath in your lungs then you DO have time to live the life you want.

I remember when I was 12 I had a few friends in dance and I recall them saying they were dancing since they were 3 years old....so to me, at 12, I thought I was TOO OLD to try dancing.... So I didn't. I mean unless you count da' club๐Ÿคฃ

But seriously it wasn't until 12 years later when I was 24 and I was asked to get licensed in Zumba. I had NO IDEA what Zumba was, so I showed up to my first class-THE TRAINING- & realized it was NOT TOO LATE to start dancing.

If I would have let my 12 year old self talk me out of it then I would NOT have such a passion for movement, music and choreography. With that said, if you have an inner voice telling you it's TOO LATE, then remember it's NOT. And remember you DO Have a voice that tells you that you SHOULD TRY.... Listen to it more often. And go after the the things that push you outside your comfort zone, because YES that is where life happens & you start to realize that NO, you are NEVER too old for anything! And this is including your health, wealth, love, business, travel...anything where you have pulled the "it's too late" card. Because its NEVER TOO LATE & THE TIME IS NOW.

Change

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Once a gamer, always a gamer๐ŸŽฎ But a few things have changed...

For one thing, I will never wear pants that snap ever again!!!!! I remember wearing those navy capris and having them unsnap EVERY TIME I sat!!!! It was the wooooorrrsssttttt. I mean WHYYYY do pants like these even exist!?!?๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

But the MOST that's changed in 10 years!? My mindset. I realized if I wanted to change on the outside I had to FIRST change on the inside....because binge eating and overtraining is NOT going to take you far. Trust me.

Yes, it takes work. But also know it takes failures. There's going to be obstacles that knock you down but that's life. If nothing gets in your way then accomplishing anything great is no longer great. So learn from those struggles and continue to SHOW UP. Tell your goals to others. Find the support you need to get to where you want to go. And if you need my help, & a community that ROCKS, I'm always here for ya๐Ÿ’•

Boring, Not Bored

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๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜ณ"You aren't bored...you are boring." Ouch, Sarah. That hurts a little..well before you think your business, your fitness routine, your relationship is boring hear me out....

In this fast paced, instant gratification world we are ALWAYS looking for the NEXT BEST THING. I thought that same thing guys, and while I thought, "I'm just growing and needing to learn and try new things."... I was actually not bringing or creating JOY in my life.... I was SEARCHING for it outside of what I already had. There's a slight difference between the 2 and I had to give myself a REALITY Check before I dove into the next thing.

I had to get back to the basics.

I needed to Work from a list and clear out the distractions &fears of failure.

I needed to increase my personal growth and learn from my mentors.

I had to make time for CREATIVITY and NOT ALLOW myself to fall into that boredom frame of mind.

I had to STOP trying to FIT IN & comparing myself to others.

I had to Check mark off the things that might have seemed boring to me but I knew deep down, I had to stick to it in order to see results.

Now I'm NOT saying this is relatable to EVERYONE. I'm saying that if you feel you are SEARCHING, think about the saying "The grass is greener where you water it." What aligns with YOUR goals in life?!? Who can help you get there?!? And what's ONE action step can you take today to get OUT OF THE BOREDOM TRACK!?!?

Guys, I'm not saying you are boring person...(I'm pretty nice,ask my husband๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ).....what I'm saying is don't settle for mediocre. You are meant for more. Hurdles & heartaches are unavoidable but it's YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to change and adapt and CHOOSE to bring life back to what you are passionate about. So go after it & crush this Monday!!!! ๐Ÿ™Œ

There Is A Better Way

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I was working at the gym and thinking "How the heck do people make a full-time income from this!?!?!" I taught 6am classes, personal trained 12-5pm then more classes again that evening.

Guys, I was NOT getting enough sleep. I was over-training like CRAY and with ALL the ongoing certification monthly fees and time invested into practicing and memorizing new routines and coming up with fitness plans for my clients I was depleted...emotionally, physically and financially.

During all this I began stalking people about this ONLINE health and fitness craze. Curious and skeptical and afraid of failure I waited almost 2 years before I took the leap. And Guys, This wasn't easy. I'm not gonna lie. I pushed past panic attacks, losing "friends" (who were toxic anyway, so it's cool๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ) and trying trying to find pockets of time to do this......But I GAINED confidence, knowledge, freedom to work my own hours and a community of people who support you EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

I didn't join some "COOL" crowd, instead it was a judge free, care free group of people who saw a BETTER WAY. Dude, this has been the most lucrative move in my fit-career. And I also confronted my binge & emotional eating disorder and realized true health begins with our mindset & I've helped more people because we tackle that head on and dive into personal growth daily. I don't say all this to show off, I'm saying it to tell YOU that YESSSSSSSSS, there is a better way.

It takes time & consistency but yes you can do this while working FT. I built this on my one day off and pockets of time between classes and clients. And no you don't have to be at your IDEAL or GOAL weight to inspire others! Didn't I mention my eating disorder!?!!? Seriously if you want to talk about how this career could save you too, then let's have a conversation. Fill out my Fit Influencer Application.* Because if not NOW, THEN WHEN!?!?

In the meantime, I'll be here with Batman watching Eddie twitch stream and answering some emails, checking into my Virtual Health Club and getting some follow ups done๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ talk soon๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜

*MUST BE 18+ AND LOCATED IN US, UK OR CANADA

About Control

Ya'll....I struggle. I've found it's those that want MORE out of life for themselves and others that find the GREATEST struggles. Can you relate!?๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Think about it...We are the dreamers AND the do-ers. We struggle because we are the rule breakers and sometimes it takes 100 tries before we feel "ok" about our work and we feel sometimes its "easier" for others. I soooo get it so I wanted to share with you what's helped me. And because apparently I'm a laid back-CONTROL FREAK I, (almost daily), have to make a list of what I CAN CONTROL.

And yes YOU have more control over your life too even if you don't feel it at times. So join me..... Take a deep breath and write it, say it & believe it.....and even if these things aren't true to you yet, remind yourself that YES, these truths eventually win over lies we might say to ourselves EVERY DAY. #ownthatpower

๐Ÿ™"I control my thoughts & I don't allow negativity of .....(person, place or thing) to stop me from pursuing a better life."

๐Ÿ™"I control how I view myself & I choose to love who I am now and who I am becoming."

๐Ÿ™"I control how I react to everyday life & I choose to react with love & grace.

๐Ÿ™" I control my integrity by doing what aligns with my beliefs & I am not swayed to "fit in" or "settle". I stand my ground & I continually show myself respect to show others how to treat me."

๐Ÿ™"I control how I treat my body so I treat it with love by nourishing it with foods that heal and exercises that make me stronger."

๐Ÿ™" I control how much sleep I get so I am making sure I get enough by eliminating distractions.

๐Ÿ™"I control my mindset by diving deep into personal growth because my mind needs to be strong to accomplish what I believe I was put on this earth to do."

๐Ÿ™ "I control my happiness because I know real happiness and love is not in a person, place or thing. True happiness and love is found in me, my thoughts and my actions.....& I choose to find joy, gratitude and hope everyday.

๐Ÿ™ "I control my success because I am persistent, consistent and I continue to learn from my failures. I work from a list and focus on ONE THING at a time and I don't move on until that ONE THING is accomplished.

feel free to use this for your affirmations too. ๐Ÿ’•

We All Suck

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Yep, you're going to suck...but don't we all!?!?๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ I know I do at times. Embracing failure and showing up is what keeps me going through the hard times. ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

Most of what we do are habits created over time, so while you might think some people are just more "motivated" to do something it's because to them it is habit or routine.

Just like brushing your teeth. You wouldn't forget on a daily basis because we have created a daily routine for brushing. We find it easy and a must do habit. Right!?!?(well hopefully ๐Ÿคฃ)

So in order to be that TYPE of person you want to become you must ACT as in a way that person already exists. Yes, change is hard and developing a routine is hard, but YES it becomes easier as that good habit is formed.

๐ŸŒบMake the environment for change easier for you.
๐ŸŒบMake your circle more supportive of this posotive change. ๐ŸŒบEnvision who you are and how you feel when this routine is performed 10, 50, 100 times.
๐ŸŒบAnd lastly forgive yourself for being a beginner!!!!!! Don't dount yourself for doing something a FIRST TIME (or even a first hundred times!). It takes 10,000 hours to master ONE THING. ๐Ÿ˜ณ I read that once, so it just be true๐Ÿ˜‚

And yes, We ALL have FIRST times!!! So go and do that thing that makes you stronger, healthier wealthier, smarter or kinder and more grateful. EVERYDAY. ๐ŸŒบ and if ya need a supporter, I'm just a message away๐Ÿ˜˜

Backlash

Ahhhh, this quote spoke to my soul! If you are a "giver" then you know what this post means and if you are a "taker" then ya need to stop being a butthead ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ

From my own experience and from working with enough people, I have found that our "friend " group will change as we treat ourself better. And dude, it's TOTALLY OK. As your life gets better some people will encourage, support and want to change for the better too....or they won't. That's the hard part of being a dreamer with goals. You WILL experience the backlash, but don't worry, there is community and love and Waaaayyyyy more love and support on the other end. So keep going ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•

On the Mend

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Happy Saturday! Thanks for all the sweet messages and comments guys. I think we all have times in our lives where things don't go right but those times are there to remind us that when things DO go right we can recognize the blessing it truly is and not take our life for granted. This is one of those times.

My back is feeling a bit better. I followed a lot of the advice you all gave for a thrown out/sprain back. Iced first 24 hours then switched to heat. The ibuprofen and oils really helped quite a bit too.

I've decided I'm going to take a full 10 days off and resume my program and classes next Monday just to be safe. I will add in light stretching in a few days. Thanks again for your messages. It means a lot. ๐Ÿ’• Also this pic is from earlier this week. I ain't looking like this now ๐Ÿคฃ Maybe I'll shower later before the next pic ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Share Your Dreams!

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In case you needed that reminder today. Here it is.

Btw, who is your bestie who you share dreams & goals with?!? If you don't have one ๐Ÿ‘€ LOOK FOR ONE๐Ÿ‘€. I have found that if I share my goals with others I am more likely to stay true to my word, because yes, I can break promises to myself in secret alllll dayyyyy, errday. Buuut if someone else knows then it's out there. My story is told and my vision is cast. Now all I have to do is show up for it.

I emailed Eddie my next dream because I want to see it happen. It's been on my mind for the past 7 years and I think it's time to take action on it. Tbh, it's more than past time๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

So, What's been on your mind lately?! If you need a buddy to share hopes and dreams with, then reach out anytime. I'm a supporter of those who allow themselves to dream, because I get it. It's hard to share what you want because these thoughts ALWAYS arise......"Am I being selfish?" ..."would people actually WANT this from me?"...."Will I see this to fruition?"..."What if I fail?"......"This is already done, why would people want this from me?"...

Listen babe, those are the wrong questions to ask. You must first ask...."When I do this & it's successful what will that look like for myself and for others?" ..."Would it solve problems?"... "Would it bring about positive change?..."Would I regret not going after this?" ..."If not now, then WHEN?"

Change is hard, but regret is harder. So if you needed this push today, then take this as a sign. YOUR TIME IS NOW, AND YOU SOOOO GOT THIS!!!!!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ™Œ

Ouuuuuuch

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Not a good rester or take it easy kinda gal. So prayers are appreciated ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ™

I threw out my back last night sitting on a swivel chair reaching for something on the ground. Like seriously, what!?!?! I was in a lot of pain last night, then the cat was starting to throw up on our bed so I moved so fast I must have aggravated it even more. Thanks Mai Kitty(still love her tho)...

I now can't move without pain and from everything I read on a sprained back I'm pretty sure I need to rest for at least a week.๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ so that means no Zumba class tomorrow. I'm so sorry to my local peeps, I will plan on having the Friday class moved to November and will start our #firstfridayfitness series then.๐Ÿ˜จ

Ugggghhhhh, anyone else thrown out their back!?!? I'm open to suggestions, right now I will be icing it the first 12 hours then switching back and forth to a heating pad and taking a hot epson salt bath. And of course my oils are helping with the pain. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ
๐Ÿ’๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธSo what will Sarah do with her time!?! Well expect some thoughts from my personal development audiobooks, because Ima need it! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ˜ณ