This week is THE week when my Fit Fam of 20,000+ will come to MY town of Indianapolis! Look out Indy, Team Beachbody Coach Summit is rolling into town!
But this isn't just for those of us who are coaches. I want to invite YOU to be part of the magic. Come downtown on Saturday June 23 and do a FREE LIVE WORKOUT with us...yes, all 20,000 of us...as well as your favorite Super Trainers including, Autumn Calabrese, Shaun T, Joel Freeman and Tony Horton!
This is completely free! Just show up on Monument Circle by 6am and sweat it out with us -- I'm telling you, it'll blow.your.mind! I chatted more about the Super Workout on FOX59, watch the interview here.
My goosebumps are a permanent fixture and the tears have already been flowing. But that's all good. Because THIS is the ish that makes life worthwhile.
🌀CELEBRATING legacy with my incredible team. Appreciating the stake we planted in the ground 10 years ago right here in Indiana.
🌀CREATING legacy with my incredible team. Feeling like we are just getting started, except we're better now, because we are filled with experiences, stories, and knowledge.
🌀INTENTIONALLY seeking out women who want to find their fierce and help others do the same.
🌀EMBRACING where we are while we've built something great. KNOWING we are capable of SO MUCH MORE.
The biggest family reunion I could ever imagine, fueling my heart and soul in every way possible.
INDY, I hope you’re ready for the tidal wave of positive energy that’s about to hit...it’s coming and it’s going to be epic.
Social media is an interesting phenomenon isn’t it?? Both a blessing and a curse.
A curse in that we can get SUCKED into the wormhole that is every social media platform and emerge an hour later without no understanding of how we got lost in the black hole!
A blessing in that it can gives us perspective.
Recently, it was a blessing in that a post I wrote 7 years ago popped up in my Facebook memories.
At that time I was about to film a new home workout - P90X2, with Tony Horton , the follow up to the biggest selling home workout of all time, P90X. SO MANY of the words I wrote 7 years ago, see below, I could have written today! This post is a powerful reminder to me and hopefully to anyone reading this about the magic in consistency and in truly knowing and living your beliefs.
March 2, 2011 at 1:42pm
Super excited about it, nervous too!! Anxious to get there, really get a feel for the workout live and on set......kind of feels like I've been working towards something like this for a long time.
I am a HUGE believer in having lots of tools in your "fitness/health/wellness" toolbox.
•My soulmate workout has been kickboxing since I discovered it 10 years ago....really, kickboxing of ALL kinds. I have taught classes with boxing gloves and heavy bags, I've done Krav Maga, traditional athletic kickboxing, and of course my one true love, Turbo.
•My "second' favorite kind of workout is strength training. I have worked with personal trainers, have used ChaLEAN Extreme, P90X, The Firm, RevABS, and hybrids of other workouts to strength train. Strength classes definitely tie with kickboxing for my favorite class to teach and favorite way to train.
•Cycling is another favorite. I taught cycle for awhile. but enjoy just taking cycle classes even more. I love that it's a great cardio yet low impact workout.
•Even though I had to be drug, kicking and screaming, into the mind/body studio, PiYo now ranks up there as one of my favorite formats. My cardio and strength workouts are so much better when I incorporate flexibility training!! Who knew?? LOL
I believe if we rely on only one type of workout or only one class, I think we are doing ourselves a disservice. We are denying ourselves the many many benefits of cross training....of course we are always going to have our favorites and the workouts we come back to, stay with more than others.....but mixing it up is GOOD, mentally and physically.
Taking live classes is amazing, working out at home can feel very focused, utilizing a trainer can help push to a level you might not on your own, loving fitness can even lead to becoming part of this amazing industry!! There are so many phenomenal workouts available...the key is finding the one YOU love, that YOU will stick with...then branching out and finding even more!! :)
Looking forward to getting to California and working out the butterflies. I have no doubt it will be a surreal moment to be on set with Tony Horton.
Stay fit, my friends!!
Sharpen the tools in your toolbox
Does the above sound familiar? I'm still talking about several fitness formats...and I’m still doing every one of them today. 7 years later.
Kickboxing is my favorite and I’ve now added CORE DE FORCE to my toolbox. Strength training gets RESULTS and 80 Day Obsession is kicking my booty. Autumn Calabrese is my personal trainer every single day in my basement.
I’m a huge fan of Soul Cycle and will take a live class any chance I get. Can we PLEASE get a Soul in Indy???? And who knew I would become such a fan of yoga, Pilates, and all forms of those formats?? I take Pure Barre classes regularly as well as a new format called SolidCore. These are all tools in my toolbox for a healthy life.
It's not either, it is AND...
I’ve said 1000 times and will say it again. My best results -physically and mentally - come from pressing play in my basement every day. But that doesn’t mean my fitness life has to ONLY be pressing play in my basement. It’s never this OR that. Fitness is about AND. This AND that AND that and this AND that AND that and whatever workouts YOU love to do that bring you JOY and most importantly, RESULTS.
There is no such thing as an overnight success. There is only hard consistent work in building something that matters :: a business, a family, a LIFE.
Consistency is the key to ANY success in ANY area of life. 7 years later, I’m still that girl who believes it more than just one kind of workout, it’s more than one format being “right”....It’s more than just fitness. it’s life.
As you might know, I’m deep into the 80 Day Obsession workout program, and one of the coolest pieces about this program - aside from the fact that I feel like I have a personal trainer in my basement every.single.day. - is that Autumn Calabrese strongly emphasizes self-care.
What does that mean? Really, nothing complicated...Autumn truly means taking CARE of one’s SELF. How that looks and feels in each person’s life may be different...what feels relaxing and rejuvenating to one person may be stressful to another. For example, I KNOW massage is so so so good for me...but I often find myself thinking about all the other stuff I could be doing during that massage instead of getting the benefits from it. SO….I have some other tools of self-care that work for me and perhaps they will work for you too!
Bottom line -- take care of YOU. That’s just the foundation of good health in all ways.
Sundays are the perfect mornings to catch up on sleep. Let’s be honest, very few of us get enough sleep - enough GOOD sleep especially. The constant buzz of electronics in our face, the constant to-do list...it can be challenging to turn it all OFF and just GO. TO. BED!! Sleep is imperative for recovery and crucial for brain function!! For me, Sundays are the perfect no-alarm mornings. Sundays sort of start the new week, in a way, and to start a new week with extra sleep is amazing.
Have you read Mel Robbins’ book, The 5 Second Rule? If not, I highly encourage you to get it, either hard cover or audible. In it, Mel talks a LOT about the science of sleep and as much as I knew intuitively that sleep should be a priority, hearing the SCIENCE behind it really changed the game for me. Get that book and read it, you’ll get so much out of it, especially about sleep.
2. Planning for week ahead
I’m a pencil to paper girl when it comes to planning and lists. The more I write it down, the more organized I feel, the more I remember it, the more the task gets done.
First I go over the girls’ activities and my husband’s schedule, making sure everything is written on our family calendar that is posted on the refrigerator.
Then I go through my business calendar, filtering my events / trainings / travel through the family calendar. The family calendar comes first and everything else happens around that.
Next, I go through the week ahead and create a hand-written list of tasks, errands, and business items that need to be accomplished. Creating sort of a “master list” that lives on my desk makes me feel more centered.
I also put mantras and guiding thoughts at the top of that “master list” to keep me focused on the important stuff.
We can make lists all day long, but if we don’t take ACTION, those lists don’t matter. So I often remind myself that the list is great...but the ACTION behind it is what counts. Feeling centered and organized is a crucial piece of the self-care puzzle for me.
3. Family time
I build my business to create experiences and opportunities for my family. And I LOVE what I do. Unfortunately that sometimes means I don’t STOP doing what I love and remember to focus on WHO I love. So for me, both structured and unstructured family time is SO important in self-care. I want time that’s just us hanging out on the couch watching Olympics and playing cards, and I want time where we all go to dinner and a movie. Parents of teenagers, you feel me...it’s TOUGH to get on your teen’s schedule! They are BUSY. But we’re all busy, and we’re all WAY too connected to our phones and computers and every other piece of electronic. No matter if I’m creating a life for family or not, for me, part of my self care is time with my family...the reason WHY I want to work so hard, the motivation behind my passion for what I love.
I guarantee you...my girls may not remember WHAT we did together...but they will remember the TIME we spent together. I’ve also learned that our kids don’t want nearly as much time with us as they, or parenting books or well-meaning grandparents, might guilt us into thinking. They want SOME time, that is focused and they want us PRESENT and ENGAGED. Nobody needs ALL our time ALL the time. So I don’t worry too much about the whole work / life balance thing. There’s no such thing anyway. As long as I get intentional time with my other JV’s, it’s all good and my bucket gets filled.
Weekends are an amazing time for extra pampering. That hair masque that needs to sit for 20 minutes - who has that on a Wednesday? Maybe a much-needed pedicure or even just a blow out at the salon. Here are some of my favorites:
5. Optional: Movement
Yes, rest days are BEST. We need them, our bodies need them. But when it is a beautiful day, for sure I’m taking a walk or bike ride or doing yoga outside!! And during the winter, instead of a complete rest day, I might do yoga in the basement...because frankly, SOME movement - low impact!! - often makes my body feel better than NO movement. We HAVE to listen to our bodies, and not some number on a scale...if our bodies are sore and achy, then REST. If you’re feeling restless or stressed or it’s a gorgeous day, go for a walk instead of complete rest. Pay attention to how you feel DURING and AFTER the movement. Does it make you feel refreshed and recalibrated? Or exhausted and most stressed?? That’s your key to rest and resetting for the week ahead.
Remember...Self care helps us make progress as it prevents “overload burnout”: We've all been there...we push ourselves to the point that we can't take anymore so we just give up. Self care helps us avoid getting to that point!! Take care of YOU!
Fierce Friends, it’s time to start a revolution.
It’s time to get obsessed.
80 Day Obsession the newest program from fitness expert and Beachbody Super Trainer, Autumn Calabrese is HERE!
This is the biggest innovation in fitness and it is NOW AVAILABLE via Beachbody on Demand.
I was part of Autumn's personal test group for this program. I am OBSESSED with this PLAN and my TRIBE and the RESULTS that are about to happen over the next 80 days.
Are YOU ready to get obsessed? Message me to get started!
Married to a college football coach, 3 daughters, Beachbody Master Trainer and Coach, Disney fanatic, aspire to inspire, serve others, and be a force of passion. Meet Julie!