Sometimes we take life too seriously.  Work stress, family stress, lack of sleep, lack of nutrition, sedentary lifestyle all add up to no fun, no laughter, and just taking it all too seriously.  When was the last time you cartwheeled?  how about jumped on a trampoline?  When was the last time you acted like a kid?  Kids don’t take life seriously.  They don’t feel stress and they know how to laugh and have fun.  I know, I know….they don’t have responsibilities.  I get that, but sometimes we need to look at life through a child’s eyes.  Life is too short NOT to.  Now, go and do a cart wheel–warm up first so you don’t pull a muscle!  Ha!  (You’re welcome!)  This is your Wednesday Hump Day tip brought to you by an old kid! ME!

Wednesday brings BOOT CAMP mania!  10 – 10 – 10  Cardio-Strength- ABS!  You coming?  You’re gonna LOVE it!  Fuel Fitness 12:10 – 12:50 Octane Studio.

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When was the last time you laughed so hard you peed your pants?   I mean really had a belly burner, tears streaming down your face, can’t catch your breath laugh out loud laugh?  Did you know laughing not only works your abs like crazy, but it also releases endorphins into your bloodstream, stimulates circulation, boosts your immune system, prevents heart disease and helps your relax.  So, LAUGH to your hearts content your health depends on it!  Brought to you by 2 jokesters!  

Yes, laughing and lot of sport, combined, represent the healthiest therapy !

Well, I bet you can name at least ONE person in this pic who is BEYOND happy about who’s playing in the Superbowl  (and it ain’t me!)  Yah, it’s kind of interesting watching all the prep that goes into watching a game.  For instance, jersey wearing:  EVERY GAME, football tossing nervously EVERY GAME, pre game, warm ups with the announcers, (who he likes, dislikes). I liken it to food prep for the week.  I know it’s a stretch but it’s still very much a ritual, or a routine that we go through. We make sure everything is just right. We don’t want to forget anything or we might “lose”our gainz game.  Rituals and routine are very important for success and THIS week I would say it paid off!  Congrats Tim!  HOORAH! 

Boot Camp Mania with med balls today!  You ready?  I’m ready TO BE OUTSIDE!  But, that’s not gonna happen, so let’s just make the most of it.  Octane Studio 12:10 – 12:50 Fuel Fitness!! 

Push through the burn for a few extra reps. Do an extra cycle of HIIT. Run an unintended 1/2 mile. Turn around as you're about to leave the gym and bang out one last set.  It's amazing how satisfying work that's unexpected, unplanned, or unintended can be. Try it out.

Feeling the pressure of the holiday already?  Well, that’s TOTALLY normal.  But don’t let it SQUASH you and steal your energy!  Here are some things you can do to alleviate the pressure.

  • Get your sleep!  Don’t sacrifice that precious sleep for ANYTHING
  • Drink your water!  Don’t get dehydrated, it steals your energy
  • Prioritize!  Make a list of your top 3 priorities for the day and focus on getting those done ONLY
  • Take a nature walk!  Get some FRESH air and BREATHE the stress away
  • Make a STOP time!  When it’s quitting time…QUIT!  Unplug and be done for the day

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Omg, these guys…these people RIGHT here…I am SO thankful for.  They make me laugh til I cry, they do all my silly little challenges (not always willingly), they are always there for me but mostly….they accept me for who I am!  Every Thursday I ask my clients what THEY are most thankful for and so enjoy their responses and pics.  Feel free to play along…what are YOU most thankful for?  GO!

Power Strength today in the Octane Studio.  I’ll be throwing some heavy stuff around today at 12:10.  You gonna join me?