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My best friend just lost 14lbs. What about me??

My best friend has been working with a personal trainer.  She lives across the country so I can’t just tag along when she goes to the gym. But she sent fotos (yes, I used an “f” in fotos), and the difference is amazing.

It motivated me even more to take this journey seriously. (Monkey see Skinny Monkey. Monkey eat less starch).

I don’t have the budget for a personal trainer. But I CAN modify my eating habits. Going gluten-free was a start. But carbs/starches are still very magical for me.

I’m trying to imagine cutting down on my starch intake by not having it for breakfast. That means something other than bread, cereal, morning bun, cinnamon toast, pop tarts, bagels, oatmeal..?  I don’t…I don’t understand.

Her accomplishments in weight training are motivating me. It helps that I know someone close to me is making an effort to change things in their lifestyle for a healthier outcome. Other people’s accomplishments are part of my support system. It also makes me want to reach higher for goals that I know are challenging but are good for me.

If you need help with getting motivated or putting together your support system, there are online communities like Tribesports.com with people who work out and train, from all over the world, ready to cheer you on.

More about support systems in another post!


GameChanger Moment – Dance

This was my GameChanger moment for dance.

I saw a hula performance by Hula Halau O’Kamuela Elua in Glendale CA at their annual show. I had never seen dance (and hula, for that matter) this precise and fluid. I eventually trained under Kunewa Mook, the kumu hula (teacher) of this group. Even though I was a dancer in high school, training under an internationally-known and respected instructor of this caliber was life-changing and it taught me how important it was to be shamelessly excellent at what you do. Every detail counts – not just for you as an athlete / performer, but for the people who follow you and even more people that you will influence as you get better with time and practice. And practice. And practice.

What’s your game changer moment? Share it here with other people who have stories of victory!