Do Your Thing :)

I am a day late on my Wellness Wednesday blog post so this if going to be Thoughts on Thursday.

 

Well we are officially a full week into the start of the new year and I am beyond ecstatic of all the good things to come. I could have probably saved this for my Fab Friday recap but along with all the opportunities arising I have also been met with some challenges too.

 

But it is all about mindset. The energy you project is the energy you attract. And your reactions to situations or words are your responsibility. It belongs to no one else but you!

 

I set an intention the beginning of December to be more mindful and express more gratitude towards all things in life. As an entrepreneur you are pulled in many different directions and it is easy to lose sight of what is really important. You are constantly creating, dreaming, writing, programing, and systemizing blah, blah, blah… And lets be honest, most of that is not much fun.

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Building off of the momentum from December I decided to focus on overall wellness. To be more patient, less defensive, have more faith and going into each day knowing I don’t have to prove anything to anyone. And for the record, if you feel like you have to prove something to someone…move on. If being authentically you, flaws and all, isn’t enough for them to believe in you they are not worth your time or energy.

 

Knowing I have nothing to prove has been the toughest challenge in my life thus far. I do believe trust comes with time but the more I tried to prove myself to someone, the more I wanted to earn their respect, the more I stumbled and failed. And the worse I felt about myself.

 

I have received many opportunities this week for growth. There are writing opportunities, ambassador programs, leadership events and partnerships that sought me out because I have been honest and open and have authentically shared my story.

 

I have also had people express doubt or question my abilities. There is always room for improvement but this is where I am today. Tomorrow I will strive to be one percent better and same thing the day after that. But right now, today, I am who and where I am supposed to be. Last week I may have struggled with the comments and conversations of this week. But through daily practice I don’t have to prove anything to anyone.

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Health and wellness habits are best-implemented one at a time. In December I became more gracious, January is about healthy living with food and mindset and I am not sure my intention for February but I will continue to take this year one day at a time. One month at a time.

It’s Time to EVOLVE

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For the past month I have been trying to come up with the perfect blog. I wanted to share everything I learned this past year and how those experiences have shaped me. I can’t tell you how many times I have started writing and stopped. Not because I was stuck, but something just didn’t feel right as the words appeared across the page.

No doubt 2015 was learning year. My theme for the year was FIRE. Initially meaning I was to take more chances, quit over thinking things, go with my gut and light a FIRE in those around me. While that didn’t happen exactly as I envisioned it was definitely a year of growth and lessons. Despite second-guessing myself, over-thinking and many things, allowing certain problems or situations to carry over into areas of my life they did not belong, I still accomplished a lot. And there are so many valuable lessons that I plan on sharing in the coming year.

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Moving into the New Year my theme is Evolve. I am focusing on embracing the process, growth and expansion into unknown and uncomfortable territories as I embark on new endeavors. I want to push beyond some of my self doubting beliefs and put myself out there more constantly and authentically. I want to broaden my reach and impact more people through FREE webinars, products and self developed online health and well-being programs.

 

I have a lot of goals and expect a lot more growth in 2016. I am oping you will join me on this journey. If there are any struggles you may have, topics you would like me to cover and/or support you need I would LOVE to serve those needs.

 

 

I am nothing without my audience and I am grateful for all of the support I have received from you over the years. Please comment below or head over to my facebook page with anything you would like to see more of in 2016.

 

Wishing you success and good health in 2016!

Do Yourself This ONE Favor…

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Yes PLEASE!!! Health is not a number on a scale or what size you wear. It’s not about hopping on the latest
fitness trend or diet fad. Health is about being strong in mind, body and soul which all stems
from daily healthy habits.

When adopting a healthy life, don’t consider it as a reduction, instead think of it as an addition. What can you ADD to your life that will enhance your health and well being? What daily habits can you incorporate that will improve the health of your loved ones? Think of all those little eyes watching you. How can you ADD more value to their quality of life.

This January I will be hosting a FREE webinar to teach you some simple tools to incorporate healthy habits and what to do when you struggle with the old habits. Change isn’t easy but is the only constant thing in life. Together we will address roadblocks, mindset and define our ideal state of being.

If you are interested in making lasting changes please click here.

 

Dear Tiffany on your 36th Birthday

Dear Tiffany,

 

I am here to enlighten you on a few things. At 12:04pm you will turn 36. I know things have not gone as planned. Where you are at now is not what you envisioned for yourself when you were in your twenties, but what you have done in the past few years and what you have learned will be some of the most valuable lessons and experiences that you will receive in your lifetime. It may not seem that way right now, but everything will be okay.

 

Your place in life at this moment is an exquisite and confusing middle place. You are surround by people who are completely settled, along with those who have set sail at sea. It can be tough. It’s confusing. It’s frustrating. You are still learning to embrace the things that light you up such as music and live shows, travel, nature, spending quality time with your friends, writing and sharing your story. You have sacrificed many of these things but you need not feel guilty for implementing these things back into your routine.

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You have learned the things that needed to be limited in your life; social media, television, alcohol, self-doubt and negative people. Do not let anyone make you feel guilty for making changes or making mistakes. You are still trying to figure everything out.

 

Sometimes you are too hard on yourself. Just remember the lessons that you have learned and your rules moving forward in this crazy and beautiful life:

 

  1. Trust your gut: You, and only you, know what is right for YOU. This applies to business and personal life. Follow your heart and pay attention to the energy around you. Being in tune with this will help reassure what your gut is telling you.
  2. You don’t have to be everyone’s friend. In fact, if you have a few enemies it means that you are probably doing something right. You don’t have to be all things to all people. Be you and stay true to your core values.
  3. Know your roles in YOUR life. Your 5 roles are: daughter, friend, coach, writer, and entrepreneur. Do not sway from these roles. If it doesn’t make your soul sing, walk away.
  4. Practice your faith daily. Everything falls inline when you do.
  5. BE YOU and take care of YOU. You are the only one responsible for yourself and your actions, or lacks there of, so OWN IT! Take P.R.I.D.E. Personal Responsibility In Daily Efforts.
  6. Win the Day. There will be tough patches and what you are going through is not going to get easier. There are going to be dark days but take everything day to day. Focus on being the best you can that day. Focus on winning that day each and every morning.
  7. 212 degrees. At 211 degrees water boils. At 212 degrees it boils. And with boiling water comes steam. And steam can power a locomotive. The one extra degree makes all the difference. Push yourself one extra degree everyday. Strive to be better and do better.
  8. THINK LIKE AN ATHLETE! Your nickname is Pistol for a reason. Remember all the times people told you all the things you couldn’t do. You were to small to play basketball, not fast enough for track, your arm was too weak for softball…well you proved them all wrong. You participated in all 3 sports in Junior College and made it to the playoffs in each one. You made the basketball team at Chapman, became the starting point guard mid way through your first season and played in the Sweet Sixteen your senior year. You are capable of anything if you are in pursuit of your passion and believe in your dreams. When those align, nothing else matters.

 

How does all of that sound? You will do great things and help many people if you follow the rules listed above. By this time next year you will have your program out that will help care takers take care of themselves and make sure that their loved ones are properly cared for and protected. Your blog will educate and inspire people to keep going and embrace the struggle. You will have time and freedom to actually live YOUR life for a change but still care for the ones around you. You will have more balance and flexibility..

 

This is your life.

 

It is messy and tangled yet chalked full of magic. And it is yours, Tiffany. All yours.

 

Happy Birthday girl. Keep at it.

Wishing you a Healthy Ever After,

~ Tiffany G.

Keep It Simple Silly!

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It doesn’t matter if you are brand new to fitness, setting a new goal or just trying to get back on track. The key to success is consistency. It is the small simple habits performed day after day that lead to a compound effect over time. Have you ever heard of the K.I.S.S. principal? Keep It Simple Stupid however I prefer to use the word SILLY. The more you can simplify things the easier it will be to adhere to daily habits.

 

Here are some tips to help you remember this principal as you move forward in your journey.

 

Keep It Short

 

There is NO need to spend hours in the gym! We all have things to do, families to see, places to go and friends to catch up with. When done right, you can get a killer workout in just 10-30 minutes. In fact, that forces you to increase the intensity, reduce the down time between exercises, and eliminates the main excuse I have no time!

 

Invest In Yourself

 

I am not afraid to say it….money is a motivator. Think about it. How many times have you signed up for a FREE event and backed out at the last minute? Now compare that to the times you paid for an event. I bet the number is not as high, am I correct? Hiring a coach, trainer, nutritionist or life coach will help you get to where you want to go. Many people object because they don’t have money but will regularly spend $5 a day on Starbucks or at Happy Hours. Basically, by not investing yourself you are really saying that YOU are not worth it.

 

What cost would you put on a healthy life?

 

 

Start Early

 

Sure, it sucks when the alarm is going off before the sun comes up and everyone else is asleep. But that is also the beauty of it! It is the perfect time to get your workout in before the kids are awake, work spirals out of control or you get a tempting dinner invitation. Get it done before your body knows what is going on. It works. Try it two times a week to start and as you get used to that, gradually add on additional morning workouts. (KISS)

 

Socialize

 

Grab a friend. Heck, grab a group of friends, join a boot camp, training club or anything else that brings a community feel to fitness. This will help you stay accountable because you will not want to let others down by being a no-show. It will also increase intensity by providing a little healthy competition. Being a part of a group or having a workout buddy will help you stay true to your goals. They will lift you up when you are down and push you forward when you can push harder.

 

 

So there you have it. Pretty simple but not always easy. Start small, stay consistent and Keep It Simple Silly!

Wishing you a HEALTHY EVER AFTER!

 

~ Tiffany G.

 

 

 

Attack Or Be A Victim

 

 

 

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How is the day going so far? Are you excited for the week ahead, or are you sulking because yet again, the weekend has come to an end? Are you ready to ambitiously attack the day, or thinking about how many cups of coffee you need to consume before you find yourself comfy and cozy back at home?

 

Guess what? You are in charge of your life! Yes YOU. Right now you get to choose how would like your day to unfold. Sure, you cannot control every aspect of the day, but waking with a positive mindset will empower you to own how you react to what comes your way.
Every Monday we are flooded with tons of memes on social media that are filled with rainbows and unicorns wishing you an amazing day. Or, angry cats not wanting to be disturbed and flipped over dogs exclaiming, WHY? WHY? WHY?

 

The choice is yours my friend. You can choose to smile at a stranger or stare blankly at the ground. You can choose to curse out your boss in your head after a meeting that didn’t pan out the way you wanted it to. Or you may choose to strut out of that terrible meeting rocking that fabulous outfit you worked your tail off for. And hey, if it suits you, go ahead and flip your hair back while you are at it. IT IS YOUR CHOICE. But you have to own it!

 

So have you decided yet? Are you going to be a victim of this day or are you going to make the day yours?

 

Are you a miserable little feline or an ecstatic mystical unicorn.

 

Wishing you a Healthy Ever After!

~ Tiffany G. 

Fab Friday 7/10/15

I am making it a point to post every Friday about the great events and accomplishments through out the week. I want to share with you, and remind myself, of the great accomplishments, moments, and things I have learned. It is not easy being an entrepreneur. It is not easy to be a caretaker. It is not easy to remember to care for yourself, connect with your friends and to have patience and faith. I hope this helps you as much as it helps me. Here is to Fab Fridays!

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Best moment: Getting to spend time and catch up with grade school friends this afternoon and evening

 

Goal accomplished: I finally folded my laundry

 

Drinking: Lemon Ginger Tea

 

Listening to: Hunter Pence hitting a grand slam

 

Working on: My blog schedule and programming for tomorrows clients

 

Wishing for: The a nice clean apartment of my own

 

Loving: My new stretch class at the beach

 

Hoping: That more people will allow me to help and coach them and share my experiences with the battles we struggle as our loved ones (especially parents) fall sick.

 

Needing: A haircut!

 

Feeling: That I have the ability to shape and mold the life I desire. I understand I cannot control certain things, and although I want to I should focus on where I am going in the future.

 

Exploring: Ideas for my product that will help other people care for their loved ones which will teach them how to care for themselves as they have to care for another person. It is the one, if not the most, difficult task to care for someone who is sick. It is something that nobody understands unless they have been there themselves.

Embracing the Summer Solstice

Recently I was checking out a blog of a fellow Fitpro that I follow. I really loved her occasional posts talking about her current feelings and her acknowledgment for her present moment. I encourage you to stop and do the same, if not daily, at least weekly. This morning, on the longest day of the year, I sat out on the back porch overlooking the beautiful SF Skyline, put on some music and embraced the day!

 

Drinking: Lemon and honey tea. It calms me in the morning and sets the tone for the day.

Reading: The Entrepreneur Roller coaster and next up, Millionaire Mindset

Wanting: A mini vacation and the peace of mind that my dad will be okay. His Alzheimer’s has become much worse the past few months and every day is unpredictable.

Watching: I have access to Netflix for the next week so I have been catching up on Orange is the New Black

Listening: Tim Flannery station on Pandora. It is great for writing, thinking and just being.

Smelling: The fresh air of the morning and the trees from the park next to me.

Wishing: That there was more peace in this world, the days of racism to be truly gone and everyone can live freely as themselves and sexuality and gender identification was a non-issue.

Enjoying: The summer weather and the long days.

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Loving: The little munchkin I am watching and his sweet kisses 🙂

Hoping: There is a cure for uncontrollable diseases and more support and rights for the families that have to watch loved ones suffer.

Needing: A pedicure!

Feeling: Calm after the storm. Don’t let a bad day or week turn into weeks, months or years. GET OVER IT!

Wearing: My KISS THE RING Giants hoodie and PJ bottoms. 

Exploring:  New ways to add WOW into my business. Each day strive to be 1% better then you were the day before.

 

Wishing you a HEALTHY EVER AFTER!

Find Your Courage

For months I have been wearing my glasses because every time I put my contacts in my right eye would become irritated. It started off small and I thought I just kept scratching my eye. Working in fitness and spending a lot of time outside it made sense, or at least I tried to justify that it did. I thought if I let my eye “rest” it would eventually go away. Well it didn’t. I eventually reached a point where the white of my eye would be completely red.

 

Reality check. If something is wrong, it will not just go away. You have to face it and fix it.

 

I decided to try my contacts again one last time for my friend Bri’s wedding. I had a new dress, new jewelry and I wanted to celebrate my friends’ big day without having to worry about my glasses falling off my face on the dance floor.

 

BIG MISTAKE!

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My eye was red within two hours and forget the new outfit I was excited about and as much as I tried to enjoy the wedding I was in pain and looked like I belonged in a horror flick.

 

I found myself in the ER a few days later (which still took a lot of convincing) and that visit was followed with multiple eye doctor appointments, two different antibiotics and another two weeks of not being able to wear contacts. When I showed the eye doctor pictures of my eye from before I went to the ER he said I was lucky for two reasons.

 

  1. I can still see.
  2. The infection didn’t spread to my other eye.

 

The lesson I learned from this is to not only listen to your body, but if there is a problem don’t run or hide from it. Face it no matter how scary it may seem. My fear of the eye doctor, which contributed to me avoiding getting it checked, could have made my situation so much worse and as long as it took me to come to my “senses,” I could have lost one of them.

 

So face your fears. Be COURAGEOUS. When you deal with a situation early on you increase the chances of a positive outcome.

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Wishing you a HEALTHY EVER AFTER.

Where Energy FLOWS….

WOW!

I am sure happy that February has come and gone.

It started off with a bang uniting with all my Mastermind Teammates. The Mastermind Retreats always come at just the right time. Justt when you feel like you may be getting a little stale, and confused and then you arrive and positive energy is abundant and flowing through the weekend. At the end of the retreat I was excited to come back home with my new ideas, renewed positive mindset and pride in where I was heading with my company.

However, just as easily as things go up, they can just as easily come down.

My dad has been battling Alzheimer’s for the past 3 years however was only officially diagnosed this past August. If you haven’t experienced the disease I believe it is one of the worst ones to watch a loved one go through. Cancer is tough, I know because I lost my Mom to it, but with Alz you watch someone complete lose who they are. There are days my Dad doesn’t even recognize me and it started happening more often when I got home from my retreat.

I am not going to share with you all the details and stories right now but I am going to say that “Where focus goes, energy flows.”

As I became increasingly more frustrated with him and his disease (which I cannot change) things in my life did not function as the usually would. In turn, my computer had issues, I forgot meetings with friends, I was unable to sleep, unable to focus on the positive things and people in my life.  I was disorganized because my brain was fogged down about the things he was doing and angry with him about behaviors he also has no control over.  My energy was down, things weren’t going my way and I felt like I too was getting Alzheimer’s.

 

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In reality, I lost sight of the things in my life that I CAN control. I am sure you have all experienced a similar scenario where something rocked your world and you lost focus. It probably took you some time to get it back. Maybe you are still struggling with it.

I want you to take a moment to be grateful for what and who you do have around you.

Take a moment to breathe and accept that there is a reason you are struggling right now.

Take time to think about an area in your life that you can control and how you can be your absolute best in that one area.  Write down the steps it will take to get you there.

Focus on that one are and take it one day at a time.

See how things unfold.

Wishing you a Healthy Ever After,

~ Tiff