What are you waiting for?

 

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So it’s that time of the year where everyone is planning of the new year. We are getting that planner out we are setting our fitness goals for next year. We already have a big scheme and ideas of what days we are going to work out, what days we are going to work on what, the challenges that we are going to participate in. We are pumped and ready to change for 2018.

So let me ask you a question….

What about now?

What are you waiting on?

Why do we have to prepare for the new year?

Who says that we have to wait until 2018 to start fresh, to start brand new. Why not start now? This is the question that I was even asking myself as it related to not only fitness but other areas of my life. I said to myself Felicia why do you have to wait until the new year to begin again. Each and everyday we wake up is a brand new opportunity to begin again. It is an opportunity to start over to create goals for ourselves. We are our biggest hindrance of our goals, we are what stops us from achieving our goals.

Why?

Because we feel as if we have to start at a certain time, we feel like our situation have to look a certain way. We are waiting on that perfect time, perfect opportunity to begin again, to start over. So what if your life is a mess right now, So what if you feel like you don’t have it all together. This is the perfect time to begin again, this is the perfect time to create a better version of you….So stop waiting on that miraculous new year…Today is your Day…Lace up…Show up for YOU..You deserve it…You deserve to be a better version of YOU…So I ask again What are you waiting for? 

 

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Don’t Settle

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It’s a great feeling when you have completed a goal that you thought you would never complete. So now you have completed it so what’s next. You feel like I have accomplished something big so why strive for anything else. Or you just simply get complacent and content in where you are right now. I say NO…don’t get complacent…don’t get content. You should always be striving to be a better version of YOU whether that is through fitness, finances, relationships, personally, spiritual. Never settle for what seems alright, shoot for the stars, challenge yourself, step out of your comfort zone, step outside of that box you have created. You will never know your full potential if you just settle for what seems okay, what seems best. So don’t wait until the New Year’s to draw up a plan of goals and action plans..Start today, Start now….Set the intention each and everyday to strive for more, strive for the best version of YOU. So stop settling and start moving..Moving into 2018 as the Best Version of YOU!!!

 

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Strength has NO GENDER

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As women we are always afraid to hear the word STRENGTH or anything as it relates to strength training. The thought of looking like a male or the thought that I am going to look crazy comes to our minds. However, but what we fail to realize is that Strength does not have a specific gender. The other thing we fail to realize is that we have strength inside of us that we just don’t realize because no one has brought it out of us.

My experience with strength encompasses so many aspects. I have always been into fitness and taught fitness classes when I was in college but I really didn’t find my TRUE strength until I was in my 30’s. I learned so much about my physical strength, inner strength and spiritual strength.

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I actually found all of these things in one specific place….My crossfit gym. I know many are probably thinking..what…a crossfit gym. Yes not just any CROSSFIT gym but specifically Crossfit Axon.

When I first step foot into the gym I knew it was where I needed to be. It was filled with so many people that look just like me, no supernatural specialties but individuals who were all striving to be a BETTER VERSION of themselves. They surrounded me with love and kindness. I had always feared the word CROSSFIT because you read all the things about how crazy it is and how dangerous it is but I was invested in it. I wanted to learn more about it. I wanted to really work on ME. I found that it wasn’t scary. I actually found that I was focusing more on my form, my everyday movements that would help me to become stronger, to function better in my everyday lifestyle. As an athletic trainer I appreciated the fact that my coach really took time out and was making sure I was doing the movements right, wanting me to excel, wanting me to be stronger but safe in the same aspect. You don’t get that from many places…at least I didn’t.

So how did I really gain STRENGTH?

I gained strength by really entrusting myself to this so call Crossfit workout specifically to my Crossfit Gym. I was encourage by my family as I call them….my crossfit family. The family that when things are going south in your life, or turmoil happens they check on you, they call you up, they congratulate you when you do well in other aspects of your life. So again how did I gain strength? I gained strength:Physically- In my overall lifting; Inner Strength- Building my self confidence.

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So it doesn’t matter how you decide to build strength but realize strength has no gender, we each have it in us. We just need that person or people to help bring it out of us. When you find that special place like I did you realize that you had strength all along you just needed the right place to help captivate it and to bring it out of you. I found that at Crossfit AXON, I found that motivation, encouragement, family atmosphere there which made it easier to engage in strength training. It also helped me to find my true STRENGTH.

So realize that Strength has no GENDER, it is all about finding that motivator, that place, that coach, that family or person that helps you find that true STRENGTH. It lies in each of us we just sometimes need that extra push and help finding it.

 

With Love,

Beyounique