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Exercise enthusiast of the month!

April 4, 2010

Hello and Happy Spring!

I hope everyone is doing well and staying focused on your goals and well-being.  I thought I’d write another blog about who I think my latest exercise enthusiast is and why I think she deserves this title.

In today’s fast paced society, it’s very easy to make excuses as to why it’s too hard to find time to exercise.  Work, stress, fatigue, family, social life…the list can go on and on.  However, Shellie Parkinson has proved that regardless of what type of schedule you may hold, if you want to exercise and if you are dedicated to your health, you will find time.

Recently, because of her busy work schedule, Shellie has worked out with me as late as 8:30pm, and then waking up before the crack of dawn for her pre-work yoga.  I applaud this type of dedication!  It probably would have been easier for her to go home and get extra rest after such long and arduous days, but because she is so enthusiastic about her work out schedule and how it makes her feel, she is committed to putting in the work.  I am inspired by this and I think that if you knew her, you’d be too!

She also completed her first marathon a few weeks ago (Los Angeles Marathon).  Way to go Shellie!

Her hard work and desire to fit in exercise has made me realize that if you want to exercise, you will find a way to do it.  Sometimes I work long days, and truthfully, I also find it difficult to fit in a good work out when sometimes I just feel like kicking up my feet for a few minutes.  But I’ve realized that something is better than nothing. You don’t have to put in an hour work out to make it worthwhile.  Often, before I’ll coach or train someone, if I have some time, I’ll run a mile or get in some weight lifting.  Again, something is better than nothing and I always feel better after putting in the time.

Take a moment to assess what your current goals are and what is keeping you from reaching them.  I completely understand legitimate reasons—sometimes life’s stresses truly do get in the way. and it’s okay if you need a break from time to time.  But if you keep putting off your goals and dreams for another month or another year, ask yourself why?

Carpe Diem everyone!

All the Best,

Coach Jeannette

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