Let me tell you how rocky last month was for me. Late nights, uncontrollable snacking, lack of motivation to do my exercises, and lack of focus during my meditation. I felt I was on a downward spiral. So what did I do to turn it around? A little practice called “going back to kindergarten”.
Last week I discussed the difference between a goal as a Desired Outcome (which we don’t have control over) and putting systems into place which will dramatically improve your chances of achieving your Desired Outcome. We can achieve success if we are willing to put in the work. The work can be a bit overwhelming at times. Today I’m going to try to break the process of creating systems down, making it not only easier, but way more fun.
I did my first Spartan Race this weekend. It was an experience I won’t soon forget. I was among the second largest Spartan Team in the history of the race- 500 other Optimize Coaches from all over the world convened in Los Angeles for a Sprint, the shortest race in the Trifecta. At four miles long and containing 20 obstacles (I’m still not sure I can recall all 20 obstacles), it was a mental and physical challenge. But with 500 other teammates, it was IMPOSSIBLE to fail. Read More “Burpees for Fun”
Plastic-Free July is almost over. One more day. This is a perfect opportunity to re-evaluate your life practices this month. If you did the Plastic-Awareness evaluation in the beginning, try it again and see if your plastic waste has declined.
There is something cathartic, almost therapeutic about moving to me. Living in the same place for over three years is kind of a rarity for me and my husband. We usually move every one or two years. Read More “Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 29- Get Items Second-Hand”
I hope this month has been a positive experience for anyone participating in Plastic-Free July. That’s the whole point of ZooFit and the Eco-Challenge. Have fun and make conservation fitness positive for you and the world. Read More “Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 26- A Little AC/DC”
When we start changing our own behavior for the better, it sometimes has a weird effect on our mentality. You want to shout from the mountain tops how eliminating plastic from our life has made it better. And you notice the actions of others NOT eliminating plastic much more prominently. Read More “Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 25: Reinforce Others”
After an event I hosted earlier this month, an attendee mentioned she didn’t feel she did enough. She listed all the things her family does to eliminate waste, especially plastic. It was a very impressive list. And this lady thought she wasn’t doing enough. Read More “Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 24: Reward Thyself”
If there is one thing I understand, it’s that telling someone something they should do is a sure-fire way to get them to not do something. As Brian Johnson from Optimize says, be a Radiant Exemplar. Live by example, not by command. Read More “Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 23: Make a Statement Without Saying a Word”
I spent the better part of two months going into detail how to incorporate positive reinforcement training into your fitness routine. The writing went so well for me, I decided to compile the posts to create a short book. Read More “Conservation as Reinforcement”