Thanks for the memories
So what a journey huh fam? This is it. This is the last week to “dig deep” like Shaun T says and go for it. This is the last week or is it the beginning of a brand new life. I have always been a fan of finding out the history of the family tree and re-writing history for my branch. Restoring that which was stolen and preventing tragedy when humanly possible. I think this journey has taught me what real success is which is loving on people. It showed me I have an abundance of courage, compassion, and strength. It taught me it is okay to be beautiful and strong at the same time. This song by Micheal McDonald pretty much wraps up how I feel about this course. Just replace baby with family, enjoy:
MKE leadership taught me thought and feeling spark together are wired together. Hannel taught me the world within is everything and affects the outside world. Hill taught me the laws of the mind and the importance of “seeing your future you”. Og taught me to do it anyway and MKE tribe taught me that a master alliance is amazing. There are way to many lessons and phrases to pinpoint but I will say this. The most impactful for me was paying attention to your intuition and it will grow. Treat it like royalty and it will come often. Ignore it and it will not.
NPC Battle on the Bay Goals:
So I don’t know if I told you fam, but I told my guide. I switched my division. Instead of bikini, I am competing in the fitness division. It’s the division that really is most like me. I have 3 months exactly to get my body in peak shape and condition it to do 4 movements in a two-minute segment. The following video is of OKSANA GRISHINA fitness division champ.
She is my inspiration and decided I am going to go with the Rocky theme sense that best describes my MKE journey to me. My costume is going to have my father’s last name on my shorts as a tribute to him. That said, there ARE NO WORDS to tell you all how much this course has helped me prepare for this competition. As I sit here and write to you, it’s a bit uncomfortable because of my shoulder training session but it’s all good. During my training sessions I scramble to look for red(my true health symbol) and then I’m okay. When I am on the torture device..I mean elliptical, I envision myself on the stage killing every movement. June 22 will be here before I know it but I am in the flow of giving and receiving. I endure, I persist and ultimately I will win. Until next time fam. It has been my honor to go on this hero’s journey with you. Don’t be a stranger and let me know how you are doing.
I am defenseless! How about you? What is interesting this week is I was brought in this week by my boss to discuss my performance and you know what happened? I didn’t get offended. I practiced defenselessness, responsibility, and acceptance and I have never been so free. Now, do I agree with what they said? It’s not important. What IS IMPORTANT is I am growing into the woman I want to become.
Me before MKE when confronted or questioned:
Okay. So not perfect but better. Day by day. The queen didn’t learn to be the queen in one day, I am not going to master my emotions in 6 months either, but progress is progress right?
I ask myself often, what would the person I intend to become do next? What are you going to do girl? Especially when it comes to my body building competion. My coach says certain things are off limits.
I have exactly 90 days to get competition ready. 90 blessed days. Lean out, practice my routine to perfection. It is not easy. There are days I don’t want to do cardio or prep my meals and that question is lurking in the back of my head. What are YOU GOING to do madam? What the person you intend to become would do or what your lazy self wants to do hmm?
When I was reading Hannel it really hit me. The law of success really is servicing others. So that got me thinking? I thought I was serving others but not as much as I know I can. I make decisions quicker and stand by them. What I have to learn to do is to stop shutting down when I get hurt.In time I learn, I grow and my emotions don’t tell this ship how to sail. Its been one interesting ride doing this course. As always I look forward to hear from you fam.
Here is the thing. I believe pride is my greatest enemy. I have gotten a lot better at asking for help, now to learn to ask before the entire apocalypse happens we are getting there. Matthew Hussey once said, ” That is strong to be served”.
Me my first time during MKE:
I see what that there has to be a level of vulnerability and honesty attached to those moments. During this course has taught me that being vulnerable is actually a strength. All new money moves, relationships and ventures are attached to being vulnerable. That thing that I saw as weakness was the key to the next level. The plan? I surrender every crown of pride, arrogance, know-it-allism and everything else that is weighing me down. I can’t continue living life with the fear of getting hurt or betrayed. The days of living my life in park because of fear are over.
The truth is life is full of surprises, triumphs and hurts. However I feel the sting is not as great when it comes from a place of the observer. It becomes less stressful and less energy when I do that. In the process of looking over my DMP, listening to my DMP and seeing it in my mind, I find that I have ….we all have created a release date in our hearts and souls. The reveal date comes through the work that we do. There is a series I have been listening to and it just blessed me so much. I leave the link to it below. If you are not of religious ties, it’s cool. My mom would tell you, “take the baby, and leave the bathwater”. Love you mom. As always, I look forward to hearing from you fam.
International Women’s Day
Shout out to all the women in our MKE family, a very happy and prosperous International women’s day to you!!! Thank you so much for your courage you display on the daily. For the men in your lives, I honor you too for supporting them in their journey of greatness. So let’s get into it. My sits have been in the car and here is what I am finding. The old me used to get very hurt at any critical remark thrown at me. Now I function from a place of defenselessness. That same skill used to spot the shapes, colors, qualities from the BF Makeover I use to look at the situation as the non-judgmental observer. I have to tell you have so much more energy now.
MKE Life Lessons
Wow. Looking back from when we started 22 weeks ago to now…. I have learned to find the energy holes that were draining my soul of my much needed energy I needed to function. I still struggle with focusing (its a ADHD thing) but step by step I am closer to the royal I want to be. I never knew I could be this person, this woman , this mogul in the making. I never knew but I know now.
I don’t know about you all but I put my baby compass in my make up bag. Why? I always using my chapstick and when I see it, it reminds me I am following my bliss, not the clock. The magnifying glass is in my room and that reminds me to focus on my vision. I think I am the first in my family to break the generational curse of falling prey to fear. Fear of faliure, fear of success and fear of being betrayed. The betrayed thing was a big thing for me because I watched so many action movies growing up. It always seemed like the bad guy, wanted to steal from the rich guy. When the rich guy or the rich guy’s guard fought back and got themselves killed. It messed me up. I realized that those movies created secret mind set that has hindered my growth until RIGHT NOW. What I did not realize at the time was my brain connected get rich= get killed (Die Hard, True Lies, Eraser, Terminator etc just to name a few).
So after I figured that out, I got to work and undid some of that stuff in my sits. The reality is we never know when our last day is. However, what I do have control over is how much love I contribute to this planet. The goal is to pour as much love as humanly possible.As always I look forward to hearing from you fam.
Color me Babs;). Happy belated Valentine’s day MKE fam! We survived! Just kidding! I really enjoyed my week this week. I discovered something I have always lived and known but never really acknowledged. Human capital and relationship management are critical assets to your business. As I write this to you, I recall a conversation I had with a member of our gym. He told me of examples of horrible person skills, customer service and loss of business because of the latter.He helped me realize that sometimes the POS(point of sale) isn’t the treasure box. It’s the relationship you have with the client. I just listened to him for about an hour and can I tell you some thing?
I was grieved for the other businesses and incredibly grateful for my team. Its interesting how different perspectives reveal a new level or quality of shine. I realized as well that I am genuinely loved. Not just by the Father—that alone would be enough—I am loved by my team and members. What a gorgeous feeling. This Valentine’s Day taught me that I am full of joy. So much more than happy, I’m joyful about my life.
Oggy, Obituraries and Benji
So this BFM(Ben Franklin Makeover) virture for me was specialized knowledge. I had so much fun just watching people do their thing. It’s everywhere. Even kids have specialized knowledge of living and enjoying life. When I started reading the obituaries and immediately reading Og after….I felt almost a guilty feeling of being ungrateful then almost like a gieser bubbling up on the inside of me of gratefulness. When I asked the questions all this week I found myself being kinder to people.
Valentine’s Day Set Up
So last night a gave away suckers and cards to members and coworkers. One of my members I lovingly nicked named my gym novio(means boyfriend in Spanish) gave him a sucker, card and protien bar for Valentine’s. When I gave him the candy card, he said, ” Thank you! Nobody got me anything for Valentine’s day. “When I gave him the bar, guys he lit up like the brightest star. He said, “this is my favorite bar! How did you know?” I smiled and replied “I didn’t”. Then what turned into a help me interrupt what this guy is saying, ended up being a night of healing. I spoke life into this young man that was healing from a break up. Then we made a member laugh for good 20 minutes only to find out he was having a tough day. I felt so good y’all! Never under estimate your smile, your RAK(Randmon Acts of Kindness),your wisdom, impact or your presence. They may not ever tell you but fam you are touching lives. As always, I look forward to seeing you.
That sounds like the begining of an Irish song. Doesn’t it? Hey fam! So my Franklin Makeover word of the day was persistence and baaaaaby listen. I needed it. I mean needed it. I got my first trainer this week. The first personal trainer of my life. I haven’t been in such intense training!
For those of you who don’t know, Im competing in my first body building competition in the bikini division. It will be June 22 in Corpus Christi, Texas. I’ve never done this thing in my life. During my training I had to get on the stair master and do HIIT(High Intensity Interval Training). So for 1 minute level 15, 1 minute, level 5. 3 minutes INTO THE WORKOUT IM READY TO LEAVE. But I stayed on that torchure chamber from the pits of hell for 15 minutes. My heart felt like it was saying hello to my brain. Then the real fun happens…the HIIT workout. Mind you I work at this gym and most clients know me. During my training I felt all eyes on me. After the workout two of the members high fived me. That was kind, I think I earned their respect. My body wanted to quit but I would not give up. Hardest 60 minutes of my life. I kept saying in my head, I am true health. Im not throwing up and Im not giving up. Always good to hear from you fam.
Live long and live strong,
This week was hard. not because of deadlines or energy levels or anything of that matter. The entire week I felt like something is wrong. Last night I couldn’t sleep so today I found out heartbreaking news from a friend. I thought the thing that was wrong was coming from me but it was him. I can’t tell you more but what I can tell you is this. My heart is heavy and if you do pray, please pray for my friend. I can’t say what happened but what I will say is this. Pay ATTENTION to your instincts. What Hannel said is true.
If you welcome [Mr. Instinct] and treat him like royalty, he will come more often.
This week was hard. Not because of the heartbreaking news but I could hardly get a read, a sit or flash in. Work, sleep, repeat. Will I give up? Not hardly. It has never been in my nature to quit. I live in a predominately Latin American community where the majority speak Spanish by choice. Am I fluent? Not hardly. Will I give up? No. I get the privilege to get up and do this again tomorrow. Tomorrow is a better day. Next week is a better week.
I endured one of the most intense tension migraine headaches of my life that did not allow me to look at light or drive. I was paralyzed in my bed. All I focused on at that moment when I was awake was true health and anything red before I passed out again to the pain. This week was hard but I tell you the truth the things I have begun to think are manifesting. I thought about $20 today and it showed up today. I thought about a few other things and it showed up. I find that in the toughest moments of life you really get to find out what you are thinking about. Where you are applying the law of growth and substitution. I am not where I want to be and that is okay but I’ll tell you this the worst has passed and I am still here. I can be what I will to be life. I am not going anywhere any time soon.
I always look forward to hearing from you fam,