Fearless Fitness Weekly Update 1/9: ACCOMPLISH your goals, ATTACK limiting beliefs with a Positive Mental Attitude!

1.) Caroline Jordan Fitness Schedule and Special Events January 9th-15th:

Monday 1/10: 12:05pm Cycle Express San Francisco Bay Club, 5:30pm Competition Core and 6-645pm Chisel’d, 6:50-7:30pm Muscles On The Mat**, 7:30-7:45pm Sports Stretch EQUINOX

Tuesday 1/11: 12:30pm Cycling EQUINOX, 5pm Ball, 5:30pm BOSU Club One Citigroup ATTENTION CLUB ONE FOLKS – I will NOT be teaching 6pm Spin Circuit this week due to the *** SPECIAL EVENT*** below. Join me next week to get your spin Circuit Fix!

*** TUESDAY 1/11 SPECIAL EVENT WITH LULULEMON GRANT AVENUE AND THE W HOTEL: VINO AND VINYASA! Read more about this special yoga party HERE.

Wednesday 1/12: 5:30-6:00pm Competition Core, 6-645pm Chisel’d, 6:50-7:30pm Muscles On The Mat, 7:30-7:45pm Sports Stretch EQUINOX

Thursday 1/13: 12:30pm Cycling EQUINOX .

Friday 1/14 : 12pm Abs and 12:30pm Cycling EQUINOX

Saturday 1/15: 10 am Chisel’d and 11am Cycling EQUINOX

Find more information on specific club locations by clicking on the links included above.

**NEW CLASS: MUSCLES ON THE MAT! Join me Monday and Wednesday from 6:50-7:30 p.m. for a barefoot training class that will change the way you move and train. Strengthen, stretch, and sweat your way to your BEST year yet!

Whats the SECRET to making  your NEW YEARS resolutions a reality?! Getting quality SUPPORT with PERSONAL TRAINING. Programs are carefully tailored to fit the unique fitness needs of each client and combined with lifestyle coaching for complete health and happiness. With constant support, encouragement, and guidance…. you CAN and WILL achieve your wellness goals this year. . Don’t wait till next year to be healthier: Contact Me for details.

For other wonderful community fitness events, check out the lululemon athletica Grant Avenue community online SCHEDULE.

Fearless Fitness TIP of the Week: Train to ATTACK Limiting Beliefs!

The following includes some excerpts from Todd Durkin’s book, “The IMPACT Body Plan”. I HIGHLY recommend this book – it will change the way you  live and train 🙂

You’ve written your DECREE and made your GOALS a reality…. Now how do you begin making the CHANGES you want to see?

First UNDERSTAND yourself. One of the biggest mental hurdles holding people back from real success is a LIMITING BELIEF system. Maybe it was the way you were raised, or the people surrounding you, or a lack of self-confidence, or even fear – there are many causes. If you NURTURE limiting beliefs, they’ll rule your behavior ALL your life. I’ve heard it all:

“I’m not athletic enough to have a regular workout program” (so I dont have to)

“I’ve never been able to loose the fat in my thighs or belly.” (So I wont try)

“Women shouldn’t workout with weights” (So I’ll stick to the treadmill).

“I have a bad back” (So I’ll remain sedentary)

“I’m afraid to change because…..” (NOTHING changes!)

These examples illustrate how people allow self-defeating thoughts to rule their activity and in turn, their fitness, their well-being, their ultimate ability to succeed. Limiting belief systems are LEARNED behaviors. But if you can learn it, you can also UN-learn it. Lets SMASH though all those obstacles this year and make your goals REAL.

To attack your limiting belief systems, realize you must work on strengthening your mindset first. If your mental, emotional, and spiritual side – your inner self – is out of shape, you’ll never find the kind of success in life you hope to find – no matter how hard you work your body. This means you have to condition your inner self the same way you condition your outer self – with specific exercises designed to help you.

Fitness isn’t just about how you look. Its about how you FEEL, perform, and what you can achieve. We’re emotional and spiritual beings. How you look is a side effect of how a regular workout program affects your physical capabilities, your mental toughness, your ability to achieve. And whats one of the biggest programs we all face? We are emotionally overstressed and physically understressed. We live sedentary lives while never dragging our emotional garbage out on to the curb – anxiety, disappointment, fear, frustration, anger – you name it. We steep in our own stress hormones, doing nothing to release the pain. So you have to train INWARDLY just as aggressively as you train outwardly.

So yes, I have been ON YOU in class about writing your goals and spending time looking inward. But I believe that the mental strength you build will help you reach your goals and so much more this year. Last week you wrote your DECREE. Thats the first step in identifying and actualizing your goals. Now what do you need to REALLY start making changes?

A POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE.

If you want to be the best you must maintain a positive mental attitude at all times. And thats NOT easy to do. So this year, I challenge you to train your brain to attack limiting beliefs and negative thoughts. It’s so easy to slip into a negative mindset, especially if it has been that way for years. But if you COMMIT to eliminate those tendencies in yourself, you will see your thoughts gradually change from negative to positive. Below are a few exercises that will help you develop your POSITIVE MENTAL ATTITUDE!

Fearless Fitness Challenge of the Week: STRENGTHEN your Positive Mental Attitude

Do all of these exercises during the day and you’ll see incredible positive attitude results!

  • Seek out positive people. What if your best friend is the most negative person in the world? Make an effort to meet and engage with positive-minded, high-performing people. They lift you up and show you the way everytime.
  • Find your trigger. Whenever you think of act negatively, give yourself a signal – snap a rubber band around your wrist, put a quarter in a jar, something relevant to you alone that reminds you of what you are trying to accomplish. As these moments occur, try to discover your personal negativity triggers – a certain person, world news, politics, whatever sets you off. Once you discover them, you can better handle them.
  • Have an ATTITUDE of gratitude. This one always really helps me. Anytime Im tempted to think negatively, I choose one thing that I am grateful for at that moment. Somehow once I find one, another follows, and then more pop up…. until I’ve got a handful of positive thoughts.
  • Post inspiring quotes. You probably saw this one coming… Im so full of quotes during class you might already have a few favorites (or think Im silly because of it 🙂 But I believe in the power of positive words. Motivation comes from motivators. Put inspiring quotes  everywhere (desk, computer, fridge, above your bed). Let them engage you and elevate your thinking.

If you have yet to write your DECREE – get ON it. That combined with developing your positive attitude will help you get connected to your emotional and spiritual self – your INNER STRENGTH. It’s all about the stuff you’ve got buried inside that maybe you dont understand right now. These exercises will help you!

Do the work. Get your mind right and UP your positive mental strength. 2011 is YOUR year to DOMINATE!

Feel free to share your thoughts and goals with me – I’d be more than happy to help you on your way to success this year. Thanks again for being an amazing  fitness family! Hope to see you in class this week or for some VINO AND VINYASA Tuesday night!

Caroline

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