Renewal Project 2015 February Update

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February 2015 Update

I had truly intended to update right around the middle of the month, but one thing had led to another (including forgetting to take pictures!), and here I am posting at an almost at 8 week interval. But hey, that’s Life, right?!?! It’s all good. I’m truly excited to share the updates in the 5 priority areas of my life!

Physical: This will be the most visible to everyone, and to me, if my physical feeling and appearance is improving, then that means I am improving everywhere. I know some will say the physical is only the physical, but I know if I let myself go, my mental state is not good. Not everyone is that way, but I believe most of us are.                                         Below are my stat and photo comparisons:

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For two months, all I focused on was tight nutrition, hydration, and adding back in high impact cardio on my low impact teaching days (a.k.a, yoga all day long days)

Spiritual: I have delved into my daily devotionals and meditation practice to really give peace into my soul. I also started attending the church I adore, and officially joined as a member in late January. Even though spiritual peace is a personal journey, it is wonderful to begin to be involved in a spiritual community once again. The turmoil I was having the last half of 2014 is easing as I am finding my inner joy once again.

Business: With my classes and clients still growing, I dove into several trainings and projects to help me revive my Beachbody business. Let’s just say, stay tuned. I have re-developed my hunger and love for this company and how grateful I am to be a part of it.

Interests: The biggest factor in renewing this aspect of my life is making time for my creative needs. I am a creative person…one who creates on several different mediums and in different ways. I was not allowing myself time for it, and overwhelming myself with the “must dos”. By making time for my interests, my spirit is renewed to do all things better. My craving for running and writing has started to come back like a hunger after a crazy hard workout! This alone leaves me excited.

Relationships: This has been the hardest, mainly because admittedly, I lost trust and faith in people. I have started rebuilding that trust and faith I have in people…all people, close and not. I have started focusing on the relationships closest to me. Rebuilding relationships with my children, with my PIC, and with my closest friends. Whether I feel it or not, these people are in my corner always, and placing trust and faith in them will change the world for them and for me.

I hope 2015 has started off well for you, and you have seen progress in your life as well. I do know you and, only you, are the only one who can change your life. You have everything you want in life, you just have to refocus your mind and really LIVE your life! Thank you for joining me on this personal journey of mine, and as always, feel free to reach out if you need a hand along the way.

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Renewal Project 2015

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At the beginning of the year, I launched a personal project called Renewal Project 2015. After a year that took me for a whirl in all aspects of my life, I felt I needed to renew myself to a state where I felt like me again and to a better me. This involved deep commitment to renewing certain aspects of my life. Here are the areas of my life I felt needed renewal and how I was feeling at the end of 2014.

Physical: Despite being a personal trainer and a healthy lifestyle coach, I had put everyone else’s health above my own. As my clients, students, and challengers were getting healthier and more fit, I suffered from a hip injury, making running and most cardio activity painful, and made excuses regarding exercise and my nutrition to where I had lost some of my leanness and put on 10 extra pounds and 10 extra overall inches.

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Spiritual: Despite constant personal development through various books, audio, and other sources, I felt my spirit was in turmoil. I had been visiting a church I loved, but did not go for several months. I felt beat down in my spirit while struggling with some extremely personal issues all while trying my damnedest to remain positive and upbeat to the outside world.

Business: Despite my training and teaching locally growing, I let my Beachbody business fall apart. This hurt the worst because Beachbody is the reason I am in the field I am in now. Beachbody is a core reason I am the person I am now. Beachbody has led me to people, opportunities, and experiences I would have never had without it. I truly love the company I am aligned with, and I was pushing it to the wayside.

Interests: Over the last year, I had pushed interests aside. I stopped writing regularly (as you noticed if you have followed my blog for some time). I stopped creating…crafts, photography, designing, you name it. Running, partially due to injury, had become a chore instead of my desire.

Relationships: I am a person who deeply believes humans need and innately desire connection. Over the last year, I had lost or pushed away many friends and family. True colors of people I thought I knew were revealed. I received a blunt, long lesson in conditional/unconditional love and the human flaws of judgement, stubbornness, and resentment. This lesson started to make me jaded and question my true quality of trusting everyone. Now, I know I am far from perfect, but I am aware and have been working to learn and accept my flaws. But this arena of my life was now in a whole new light.

Now, in 2015, I am focusing intensively on these 5 areas in my life. Every 4-6 weeks, I will be posting my personal updates for you to follow along if you wish. Stay tuned tomorrow as I reveal the changes I have made and the progress results from the first 6 weeks of Renewal Project 2015.