MMB – Thanks to an Amazing Group of People!

Hi Everyone,

Happy Monday to you!  I hope you had an awesome weekend and found time to move and eat nutrient dense and delicious food!  I know many of you are on vacation right now, so I hope you are enjoying your time away with your family and friends.  I know vacation time can be tough to stay consistent with work outs, but think creatively in how you can weave in movement.  Think about opportunities for biking, hiking, and running on the beach as examples.  Try to choose your treats wisely and don’t get into the habit of eating sweat treats in the morning or at lunch.  Load up on the good stuff and move every day to earn your treats!  I’ve heard from a few of you who are away on vacation right now and there is definitely a theme among you to get back to normal routine and clean eating! LOL!  I totally get it.  Vacation is wonderful but hard too!  For that matter, the same can be said about summer – it’s wonderful and hard!

Announcements and Reminders:

  1.  Last two Kid Fits and Moms’ Fit Club are this morning and next Monday, July 30th!  Come out and celebrate summer by getting you and your kids to move and have fun!  Come join us at 9:30am for Kid Fit or 10:00am for Moms’ Fit Club!  Creekside Park in Pleasanton 5601 W. Las Positas Blvd.

Thought for the week:  Thanks to an Amazing Group of People! (More Photos Below!)

 

This past Saturday was my 9th business bbq celebration at my house.  A huge thank you to everyone who was able to make it out and join in the fun!  Thank you for bringing all of your delicious dishes to share and enjoy!  It was wonderful meeting and visiting with all of the spouses.  After all, there are times when I see all of you more than my husband, so it was great to connect with all of you!  There’s something very unique about all of us coming together and I think it’s our collective determination and commitment to strive towards optimal health.  I’m so proud of all of you for putting the hard work in week after week. 

Yes, there are ups and downs and times throughout the year when travel or work schedules impact our consistency or times when we are ill and need to to recover.  There are also times when we are going through a season of care taking or dealing with the loss of a loved one.  All of these things are part of the landscape of our lives and are real to deal with. 

However, if we can stay connected to one another and do the best we can to stay active during these harder times, the routine and commitment will ramp up when the time is right to focus more on training.  If you are in a season of difficulty and are finding that it’s hard to stay consistent, give yourself space and permission to breathe.  Maybe all you have time for is a quick 5-10 minutes of some stretching and core work?  Then, if that’s what you’ve got, give it all you’ve got!  When you have more mental clarity and space to ramp things up, then go for it!

The key is to stay active and moving with commitment and consistency because that’s who you are and what you do.  To not move feels wrong.  Fall is coming, but summer is a good time to reflect.   I want to encourage you to ponder on where you are right now with your fitness and nutrition goals.  Do you need to tweak some things?  Are you off track?  Use this time to imagine the kind of life that you want to live and how you want to look and feel.  Grab hold of those images and keep them present in your mind.  Then, I encourage you to be proactive and not reactive.  Take the action steps that will lead you to your goals so you can live optimally and fully.  I can guarantee you that exercising on a regular basis and eating clean, nutrient dense foods will help you get to where you want to go.

Together we can do great things.

Love ya!

Jen

Check out more photos from the BBQ!!