RECIPE FOR DISASTER
“The key in this recipe is the melted willpower – make sure it’s completely dissolved before you forge ahead! The taste of overenthusiasm can be a little overwhelming at times, but that’s what makes this so special. I love to pull this recipe out when we have many friends and family over; it’s one that everyone seems to like!” – Jane Doe
Makes 4 servings
Prep time: A fortnight
Cook time: 60-90 minutes
1tbsp zest of overenthusiasm
1oz active dry anxiety
2 cups cravings, all purpose
1/2 cup lack of preparedness, semi-sweet
dash of hopes
dash of dreams, to taste
I know I’m not alone when I say that there have been many times when I’ve sat down, shaken my head, and wished my dieting day had gone better. That’s not to say I’m dieting 365 out of the year; in fact, the majority of the time, I’m either maintaining my weight and focusing on performance goals temporarily or I’m intentionally putting on some muscle mass. But I’m human. I certainly don’t condone using that as an excuse for folks to slack off and give half-assed effort in their endeavors. Try as we might, however, it’s neither realistic nor healthy to expect to be perfect 100% of the time.
“Go hard or go home” is not really a philosophy I live by anymore. [Tweet “I think the absolute-or-nothing mentality has a tendency to set people up for failure.”] Instead, I maintain high standards but allow plenty of space for flexibility in my life.
I’ll admit it: I’ve become a walking talking billboard for the Fitness and Sports Network FMI (Fitness Model International) conference that takes place twice a year. Don’t let the name of the business fool you; the conference is not for folks looking to get glammed up in front of a camera and take pretty pictures and show off to their friends. The FMI is intended for aspiring fitness professionals looking to run a successful fitness business. That was (and still is) me, spot on.
Though I’ve only attended two thus far (the next one will be in Vegas in April 2013, folks!), I’ve seen significant improvement in the quality of content offered and knowledge gems handed to the individuals who have trekked from all over the nation to connect with the industry’s top fitness business know-hows. This year, I was much more meticulous about jotting down notes and highlighting memorable passages from keynote speakers. Below I share with you the top 5 most valuable lessons I learned at the FMI.
Hey everyone! It’s getting frisky out here in Connecticut. I think we’re supposed to have a snowstorm tomorrow – and I don’t remember the last time this California native has had to go through anything worse than high-40s weather – so I am bracing myself for it. I can’t believe how quickly this whole year has gone by… and November is already slipping through my hands as I type.
Here are some thoughts and some happenings from the month of October. Enjoy