Fearless Fitness Weekly Update 1/1/2011: Ready, SET, Goal SET! Three exercises that will help you get your MIND RIGHT for your best year yet!

1.) Caroline Jordan Fitness Schedule and Special Events January 1st – 8th:

Monday 1/3: 12:05pm Cycle Express San Francisco Bay Club, 5:30pm Competition Core and 6-645pm Chisel’d, 6:50-7:30pm Muscles On The Mat**, 7:30-7:45pm Sports Stretch EQUINOX

Tuesday 1/4: 12:30pm Cycling EQUINOX, 5pm Ball, 5:30pm BOSU, 6 pm Spin Circuit, and 7pm Sports Stretch Club One Citigroup

Wednesday 1/5: 5:30-6:00pm Competition Core, 6-645pm Chisel’d, 6:50-7:30pm Muscles On The Mat, 7:30-7:45pm Sports Stretch EQUINOX

Thursday 1/6: 12:30pm Cycling EQUINOX .

Friday 1/7 : 12pm Abs and 12:30pm Cycling EQUINOX

Saturday 1/8: 10 am Chisel’d and 11am Cycling EQUINOX

Find more information on specific club locations by clicking on the links included above.

**NEW CLASS: MUSCLES ON THE MAT! Join me Monday and Wednesday from 6:50-7:30 p.m. for a barefoot training class that will change the way you move and train. Strengthen, stretch, and sweat your way to your BEST year yet!

Whats the SECRET to making  your NEW YEARS resolutions a reality?! Getting quality SUPPORT with PERSONAL TRAINING. Programs are carefully tailored to fit the unique fitness needs of each client and combined with lifestyle coaching for complete health and happiness. With constant support, encouragement, and guidance…. you CAN and WILL achieve your wellness goals this year. . Don’t wait till next year to be healthier: Contact Me for details.

For other wonderful community fitness events, check out the lululemon athletica Grant Avenue community online SCHEDULE.

Fearless Fitness Challenge of the Week: GET Ready, SET, Goal SET! Three exercises that will help you get your MIND RIGHT for your best year yet!

The following is an excerpt of Todd Durkin’s book, “The IMPACT Body Plan”. I HIGHLY recommend this book – it will change the way you  live and train. I want you to take time today to read and write using the following – I believe we can accomplish amazing things in 2011!

Why do so many people fail at their new fitness or nutrition plans? They havent fully committed to them and added the element of accountability. It’s time to talk about that.

Honoring commitment and accountability is a meat-and-potatoes trait of the high character, high-performing individual. If you want to SHIFT from low performance to high performance, the following exercises will help you cement that transformation. It’s time for you to COMMIT to your goals and accomplish them (and THEN SOME) this year. Give a full 60 minutes to the following exercises and USE them to help you create the life you want to live.  Think of it as a workout…. your first  inward workout 🙂

Exercise ONE: Take a personal “now” inventory. Set a timer for 20 minutes and write down what you think and how you currently feel about your life. Be HONEST. Answer questions like What do I look like right now? How do I feel right now? How do I feel about my physical conditioning? What frustrates me most about my health, fitness, and nutrition habits? What can I do better? What about the quality of my life overall? How do I feel about my relationships? My career? My finances? My peer group? My spiritual life? How long since I’ve had fun and adventure? And most important, What would I like to change? Write and write and WRITE some more. If you go over 20 minutes, thats ok. Write down how you feel and keep it honest!

Did you do it? CONGRATULATIONS. Now take what you’ve wrote down and save it. Its a snapshot – a little piece of history that you’ll appreciate after you’ve reached your goals. Later, you’ll re-read it and see how far you’ve come!

Exercise TWO: Make your decree. This is a BIG one. Dont skimp on this. It will be a crucial to achieving your goals. Here’s the thing: I see people who have trained ALL their lives and never gotten anywhere. The main reason is they don’t know where they’re going. They have no specific vision. You must write it DOWN. You must make it  your DECREE.

What’s a decree? Its a statement, typically a few paragraphs long, that announces to the world – or at least you – what you want to happen for your life. Decrees can be set for 10 years, 1 year, or what ever time period you want to cover. Your decree is your POWER source. It’s the basis of your commitment and your accountability. A successful decree should move you, stir your soul, give you a POSITIVE emotional charge whenever you see it or think about it. Its not a simple goal-setting exercise. This is something you will read every morning to inspire you to get moving. To get 1 % better everyday.

So…. how do you write one? First reread your personal “now” inventory – the description you just completed with how you feel today. Now, fast forward to the date you accomplish your goals and envision how you will look and feel then. I want you to SEE the new you. What do you look like? What do you feel like? What is your life like? You’re creating a vision. You’re creating a public, or at least personal statement about how your life will look when you reach your goal. Thats powerful.

Need some writing tips? When you’ve accomplished your goals: How many days a week are you exercising? What are you eating? Hows your energy? What changes have you made to your personal life? How are your relationships going? What changes have you made in how you approach your job? What are you doing differently to live a more fulfilling life? What does your success LOOK like? What does it FEEL like?

Heres the KEY: Write it down as if it has already occurred. Imagine when you’ve reached your goals and you are looking back and reflecting on your journey. If you need help getting started, begin with this sentence and keep writing: “I’m so happy and thankful now that ______”

Sample decree: “Im so grateful and happy now that I’ve found balance in my life. I am exercising 5 days a week and I have more energy than ever. I eat five, smaller healthy meals each day and I’m going to bed before 11:00 p.m. 7 days a week. It has been a huge step to eliminate sodas and alcohol from my diet. I’m alert and feel energetic throughout the day.  Even better my focus on physical conditioning has jump-started other parts of my life. My spouse and I are doing a date night every week, and we have a newfound spark that had been missing. Im thankful for the quality time I spend each day with my kids. We got away over a long weekend and it was the most memorable trip we’ve shared as a family. Lastly, Im so much more relaxed at work, and I feel that all my relationships there have improved. All in all, I am just happy and grateful. While life still has its challenges and adversities, I am so much stronger and better able to deal with them.”

Dont skip this exercise. High character people with high performance tendencies honor their commitments. Its too easy to just say, “Im really going to stick to this plan” and then let the fire burnout after a couple of weeks. Quitters don’t have decrees.

Your decree creates ACCOUNTABILITY. Thats why you WRITE it. Writing it reinforces it and gives it strong emotion and power. It must be on PAPER. You must see it. When I write a decree, I share it with my friends and family. That way, its out there. I cant take it back or let it slide or forget about it. COMMIT . NOW .

Exercise THREE: Summarize your decree. When you’re finished writing, condense your statement down so that it fits on an index card. Select the KEY words that dig deep into your emotional core and move you, inspire you, make you want to turn loose another day’s worth of world class performance. This is YOUR decree. Carry it with you. Use it. Read it every morning. Think of it as your ticket to a transformed life.

Your challenge this week: A 60  minute mental workout with the above exercises. Feel free to share your decrees with me – I’d love to help you reach them in the NEW YEAR!

In the next couple weeks I’ll be sending you other helpful tips and tools to MOTIVATE your spirit, Tap into your INNER strength, and energize you like nothing else. This is YOUR year to transform…. BE FEARLESS.

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See you for a workout soon…. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!

Caroline

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