5 Life Lessons I learned from Aerial Silks Class

5 Life Lessons I learned from Aerial Silks Class
When was the last time you got out of your comfort zone? For me, that was last night. A friend invited me to an aerial silks class. I really had no idea what I was in for, but I knew that it was pretty intimidating. All I could imagine were these super flexible people flying around on fabric hanging from the ceiling! It certainly wasn’t my “comfortable” home gym workout.
Here are a few life lessons I learned from my evening of aerial.

1. Say “YES!”
I’m so glad I said yes to meeting my new friends, Paulina & Crystalle. I wasn’t going to go because I had already played 2 hours of Pickleball….plus I knew it was out of my comfort zone. Not only did I have so much fun, I met two more amazing people that I’m glad to call friends, Shari Christiansen and Jill Schwartz.

2. Trust Yourself
This was my biggest lesson because I realized how much I didn’t trust my own body. I had to let go and trust that I was strong enough to hold on and that I wouldn’t fall. This extends into trusting your gut, and the fact that you usually know the decision or action you need to take in life.

3. Flexibility
My weakness stared me in the face. I definitely need to spend more time on flexibility and mobility. And in life, when we are willing to stretch, bend, and go with the flow we can achieve more. If we can maintain a flexible attitude to who we are, then we can also change more readily and take on new challenges.

4. Focus
I learned that if I could just focus on the new trick/move without getting ahead of myself I could do it. This resonates with me in life because I tend to want to know how to get to an outcome instead of just focusing on the moment and trusting the process.

5. Have FUN!
Don’t take yourself so seriously. We laughed at ourselves as we flipped, fell, and hurt some places I won’t mention😳🤣! Take on life with joy and curiosity. Enjoy the experience of the moment. Surround yourself with the right people to tackle activities that scare you but have fun along the way!

Yours in health,
Colleen
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Seinfeld's strategy for real results....

Seinfeld's strategy for real results....

Ready to finish out 2021 STRONG?
 
I’ve got something a little different for you today … but you know it has to be good because it’s straight from Jerry Seinfeld.
 
It’s called “The Seinfeld Strategy” 
 
And it’s the same exact method he used to pump out non-stop content for his TV show and for his stand-up acts. 
 
Here’s what’s really cool ...
 
We can use this same strategy to stay consistent with our fitness/health/nutrition also … ESPECIALLY through the holiday season!
 
How it works:
 
  1. Get a calendar or create a spreadsheet - something you can post on your wall. The bigger the better. 
  2. Every day you work out / follow your plan, draw a big red X over the day
  3. After a few days, you’ll see a nice looking chain starting to build … a chain that gets longer and longer every day!
  4. Your goal: DON’T BREAK THE CHAIN! 
The key is to set yourself up for success. 
 
👉Aiming for a 90-minute workout, 7 days/week is NOT going to be realistic for most people. 
 
But you know what is? 
 
MOVING your body and getting your heart rate up for at least 20 minutes. Meditating everyday. Drinking half of your body weight in ounces every day. You get the idea.....YOU pick something that fits your goals.
 
So, are you up for the challenge? 
 
Step #1: What’s the action you want to commit to EVERY day for the rest of the year? 
 
Step #2: What’s the minimum threshold for being able to draw that “X” on your calendar? 
 
Step #3: Do it every day! 
 
If something happens and you miss a day, note how many days you kept up your streak. Then start back ASAP to beat your old streak. 
 
This is a POWERFUL way to help build consistency - especially during the time of year when our self-care sometimes takes a back seat. 
 
Reply back to this email if you’re up for the challenge and let me know what you are choosing!
 
Make it an amazing day!

PS: Accountability is EVERYTHING when it comes to reaching your goals. Having a support system in place means you’re not in it alone – and that someone is there to help you every step of the way. 
 
That’s just ONE of the reasons my coaching programs have helped so many people succeed. If you’re ready for more, let’s talk. Here's what one client says, "I have been working with Colleen and I have never felt better about my overall health- My body has made an amazing transition in such a short period of time.  Colleen's knowledge is second to none when it comes to fitness and nutrition.  She truly is a caring and sincere person who wants you to achieve all your fitness goals."  Brandie S.
 

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Why “hustle & grind” doesn’t get you the results you want

Why “hustle & grind” doesn’t get you the results you want
Here’s something you might be surprised to know if your social media feed is anything like mine.
 
The “hustle and grind” is NOT the fastest path to your results. 
 
In fact, for some people, it’s a path to NOWHERE.
 
Especially if you have responsibilities … like a career, family, home, pets, etc.!
 
It’s true: the idea of “go hard or go home” might be exciting at first. 
 
But a few weeks later? Not so much.
 
This way of thinking can leave you feeling tired, sore, and worn out! All that stress can actually work AGAINST you.
 
There IS a better path.
 
  • Listening to your body’s cues
  • Making small, sustainable changes that add up to BIG results
  • Creating new healthy habits that actually support your lifestyle
  • Doing properly programmed workouts that help you reach your goals and GIVE you energy, not drain it
  • Eating the right combo of nutrient-dense foods that support your body’s needs AND goals (and doesn’t make you feel deprived)
  • Integrating lifestyle tweaks (sleep, stress management) that keep your hormones and body in balance. 
The best thing? It’s about building a healthy lifestyle that you can follow (and enjoy!) for years to come.
 
I can show you how I can help, just like we’ve helped hundreds of people to reach their wellness goals. 
 
My upcoming 28-Day Total Body Transformation Challenge is perfect if you've been wanting to make changes, but just don't know where to begin. You'll receive a step-by-step plan to create new habits that will stick. All done with my coaching and a supportive community of people just like you! We start September 13th. You can look up the details HERE or just reach out to chat. 
 
Looking forward to connecting,

P.S.
Here's what one participant said about the 28-Day Challenge, "I love this challenge. I learned 
that even if I don't stick to the plan 100% of the time I can still lose weight. I am proud to announce that I have lost a total of 10lbs during this challenge. I'm well on my way to my wellness goals." Randi R.


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How to Make 2021 Amazing: Free Fresh Start Workbook!

How to Make 2021 Amazing: Free Fresh Start Workbook!

If you spend any time at all on social media, you’ve seen at least one meme describing how scary, chaotic, or awful 2020 has been.
 
And yes, it absolutely has been a year for the history books. 
 
That being said, among the many lessons of 2020, it has brought to the forefront two very important things:
 
#1. What TRULY matters in our life. 
 
#2. That the basics and fundamentals are EVERYTHING.
 
Our health and the people we care about became front and center this year. 
 
Pair that up with how we’re spending our time, what we’re CHOOSING to focus on, and our personal daily habits …
 
and it all adds up to determine the quality of our lives. 
 
Talk about clarity, right? What a powerful lesson to bring us into 2021!
 
This leads me to some eye-opening questions I have for you (questions that I have been asking myself the past several weeks) …
 
How can you double-down on your basics to make 2021 the best year possible?
 
What do you REALLY want … and what steps can you take to make them happen?
 
*Increasing your energy to play with your kids/grandkids?
*Making yourself a priority?
*Making better food choices?
*Getting strong and fit?
*Creating a chemical-free home?
*Starting a side hustle?
 
When you lean into your basics, it’s like giving yourself instant permission to live your best life. It’s incredibly liberating!
 
What those basics look like will be different for each of us. 
 
For me, I’m personally focusing on: 
 
  1. Offering more valuable content on wellness for my followers
  2. Growing myself through personal development so I grow as a leader
  3. Creating more awareness of the toxic chemicals hidden in products
  4. Showing more people how to create a financial safety net for their family
 
Your basics might be different. What will YOUR priorities be?
 
If you’re ready to start fresh and make 2021 an incredible year, I’m here to help you come up with a plan that fits YOU, YOUR LIFE, and YOUR GOALS.
 
As my gift to help you make 2021 your best year yet, I’m offering you my free eBook…Goal Setting and Fresh Start Workbook! Grab it here!
 
Let’s make 2021 a year for the record books (in a completely different way!).
 
Have a healthy day!
 
Colleen Riddle, ACE Certified Personal Trainer
Young Living Gold Independent Distributor 
850-598-7263
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