Get Outside and Play

Get Outside and Play
28 Jun

Winter Was Rough

Unless you are one of the lucky few snow bird types who spend your winters in the south you know how long, cold, and snowy this past winter was.  It seems like it was only a month ago and we were having blizzards! Oh yea that’s because we were having blizzards in May! Here we are today and the forecast is calling for 90 degree temps. That’s South Dakota weather for ya!

Attitude Adjustment

The one nice thing about those long winters, at least this is what I kept telling myself as I drove through feet of snow every day at work, was that it will all be worth it this summer because we may have the worst winters but our summers are gloriously beautiful! With four rambunctious little boys in the house believe me, it was a looooong winter. We waited for the days when the temps rose above arctic levels so we could bundle them up and send them outside to play in the snow. Now it’s finally summer and if they even show the slightest signs of boredom or attitude all we have to say is “Get Outside and Play” and miraculously their attitudes are usually different after some time outside.

We Were Made to Be Outside!

There is something magical and even spiritual about spending time outside. Scientific studies have even been done on the effects of spending time in nature on a persons psychological well being. It’s almost like we were made to be outside. Go figure eh? Even top corporations have learned about the healing nature of nature… and built outdoor workspaces for their employees to recharge, focus, and increase productivity. If you don’t believe me just give it a try if you haven’t already. We all live busy lives but it’s important to spend that time to unwind.

 

Just Get Outside and Play~

As a fitness expert, I know some of the best forms of exercise are those that are fun and don’t feel like exercise. So find something you enjoy like hiking, biking, bird watching, fishing, maybe even something crazier like rock climbing or hang gliding! I don’t care what you do, as long as you set some time aside and Get Outside and PLAY!

 

GET FIRED UP!

Resolutions Friday Fit Tip with Stacey - New Heart Fitness, Belle Fourche SD
21 Jun

HAPPY FRIDAY! 

I just got home from my annual Plexus (Gut health supplement company) Convention and I am FIRED UP to help people get healthy! We heard amazing speakers and stories of determination and grit and some major motivation! It was just what I needed! I too, just like most people can get off track or bit lazy. It’s easy to say, “Oh I’ll do it later”  or “I can skip my workout today”  or “I’ll message those clients later”

BUT NOTHING GETS DONE WHEN YOU DO NOTHING!

If you keep doing what you’ve always been doing you will get what you’ve  been getting! 

PEOPLE,,, I am FIRED UP! 

So hear me when I say this real quick… I want to light a fire under your bum!
YOU HAVE TO MOVE!  Just do it now… you can use Mel Robbins: 5 second rule theory.  If you have have an instinct to act on a goal, you must physically move within 5 seconds. Count backwards, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 and DO IT!  I actually just used this to get going on writing this (Late) Friday Fit Tip!

Get fired up! YOU can do anything you want!  YOU REALLY CAN! If you want to lose weight or get in shape YOU CAN DO! Or whatever it is you want, you absolutely can do it!


BELIEF WILL GET YOU THERE! Where’s your Mindset?

Whether you believe you can or you believe you can’t, YOU ARE RIGHT!  Positive self talk people! Tell yourself, “I am capable! and I can do this!”  And when negative creeps in your head… when you hear your inner thoughts saying, “I’ll never be able to lose the weight”  or “I can’t do that”  or “I don’t have enough time”  STOP RIGHT THERE…. acknowledge that you are about to let the negative direct your path and then TURN IT AROUND!   When this happens to me, I say something like, “Wait a minute.  Why can’t I reach this goal? Who’s stopping me?”   NO ONE IS STOPPING ME other than myself!  BOOM!!! Get positive and believe you can and go for your goals! 

Get Fired UP!
🙂 Stacey 

Don’t Take Anything For Granted

Don’t Take Anything For Granted
14 Jun

If you were to only have one piece of sage advice to give someone what would you say? My advice would be: “Don’t take anything for granted.”

You have been given one life, one chance to influence the world and the people you meet. One life to spread the gospel, lead others to health, save another person’s life, raise a family, you name it there are many of the big reasons you were put on this earth, you may have one big mission to complete or many small ones.

 

 What I have learned is that we should never take anything for granted.

This goes especially for how we take care of our bodies. In my youth I didn’t understand this. At times I practically used my body as a battering ram. To me my body was just a tool to use. I never thought of the long term effects some of my bad habits and activities would have.

Realize the Truth…

Whether it was poor posture, dangerous activities, or poor diet, I did more harm to myself than I knew by taking my body and my youth for granted. It was only as I got older and lost some of my youthfulness that I realized I needed to take better care of myself. By then I had a few nagging old injuries and pains that I used as excuses not to exercise. Only after training a variety of other people each from different backgrounds with different strengths and weaknesses did I realize that all of us are broken in some way or another. The lesson to be learned is that we should never take what we have for granted.

 

I believe one of my missions in life is to help people heal.

Maybe you have bad knees, but your arms are still good. Maybe you have a bad heart but your lungs are in top shape. Maybe its your back or shoulders that ache but your legs are as strong as ever. Whatever your physical condition, I’m betting you still have something that works! So take what you have and work with it, and never take it for granted or you might just loose that too!

Are You Coachable?

Resolutions Friday Fit Tip with Stacey - New Heart Fitness, Belle Fourche SD
06 Jun

This is going to sound harsh so I’m sorry now (or actually I’m not!)

First My Disclaimer…

I love and appreciate all the people who walk into my gym! I love all makes and models of people! and I deeply respect anyone who makes the decision to better their life!

But…

Yep, you knew there was a “But” coming.
But it’s almost impossible to help someone who is not coachable.  People come to me wanting help to lose weight or gain muscle.  I tell, and teach, and sometimes I even resort to a preach. BUT if you can’t follow through or at least try your best, I can’t help you!

Being coachable is one of life’s most important skills. And actually, if you think about it, we have to learn everything! We weren’t born knowing  how to read, or knit, or drive, or weld, or cook!  So doesn’t this “coachable” concept also go for other areas of your life? When you were on a sports team you had to listen to your coach and do what he said and that made you better at your sport! When you learn a new job, your boss has to coach you.  And there are a million more examples because we all need to be coachable.

So How Do You Be Coachable?

First, be open and receptive to new ideas! Be a lifelong learner and a listener.  Being willing to have a discussion about something that might help you is well worth it!
Next, be open minded and be willing to take constructive feedback.  I have to correct peoples’ form all day long! That’s what I do, I’m a personal trainer!  Please know, I am  NOT picking on you or trying to point out a flaw.  I’m simply helping you stay injury free and get the most muscle fiber recruitment as possible!

Also, you have to show up for yourself.  If you ask someone to help you, you need to make the appointments you set, do what you say you are going to do and gosh darn it, JUST SHOW UP!
Lastly, in the area of health and fitness coaching… I need you to actually TRY IT!  If I suggest a low carb diet: have some self control and stop eating donuts and pizza!  haha! Seriously though!

So Now I Ask You,

Are you coachable? I still love and respect people regardless if they are  truly coachable or not. And I know life happens and no one needs to be perfect, but gosh darn it, be coachable because that’s the secret to achieving your goals.
🙂 Stacey