Xcel2Fitness – Training with a Purpose

I met Barbara Gederian Muckel, Director of Xcel 2 Fitness, at the Beast Bootcamp race, a local obstacle 5k, a few weeks ago after writing about her amazing program for Hometown Happenings. A program that helps to develop confidence, team mentality and grit in grade school age boys. After an instant connection I was so excited to hear there was a way I could support X2F by doing what I love! X2F has a Dream Maker opportunity where you can support the program and raise money by posting about your training for an upcoming race, and I just so happen to be training for one (well, now 2)!

Signing up to be a Dream Maker while I train for the Spartan Sprint AND the Wonder Woman Half in June allows me to help a great program in the process (and keep me accountable :)). This is a program I know my son would have loved, and brings teamwork, confidence and encouragement to our kids when they need it most!!

Follow me on my journey to the Spartan and 13.1 in support of Xcel 2 Fitness!! If your school has X2F, look into it, if your school doesn’t know about X2F, please inquire, and if you just want to support a fantastic program, please donate!! Thank you from the X2F team and ME!!

To read more about X2F and to check out the fundraiser click here: Xcel2fitness 🧡🦋

Define Your Happy and Walk Toward It

Every persons’ definition of happy may hold a different meaning. I feel it’s important that you recognize what that meaning is for you and once you have defined it, understand that it is up to you to walk toward it.

It’s so very easy to blame those around us or circumstances we find ourselves in for our happiness. What we do not always realize is that we have control of nothing but our inner voice and a choice. A choice to make our lives more amazing than we thought possible.

Your happiness depends on you, and while it may not always be clear or it may seem like a dark path to walk, when we realize the light comes from within, the search for it elsewhere is no longer required.

Your happiness resides with you 🧡 have an amazing day 🦋🧡

Love in Silence

Strength in love comes in many forms, such as a kind word, a gentle touch or the truth that may be difficult to speak, however a silent presence can be the greatest gift you give 🧡 sometimes the best of friends know when to listen and just be 🦋🧡 Have a beautiful day!

Reconnect With Those You Love

Sometimes we get so busy in our lives we lose track of the time that has passed l, and the people close to our hearts 🧡 Make a point to connect, even with a phone call. Check in and remind them you care and they are still in your heart. That small gesture will mean the world to you both 🦋🧡 Have a wonderful day!

My daily quote from Simon Sinek

My Happy Space

A friend gave me a fantastic idea … “writing” space 📚📝in my unfinished basement, filling it with “me” stuff, and while I was at it, thought I’d set up a workout space 🏋️‍♀️🧘‍♀️ Now on the hunt for kickass and meaningful posters to plaster the walls with 🧡 I love it so much ❤️

Set Goals You Love

We set our goals for 2019, we made a list in our heads or it’s hanging on the fridge, but do those goals excite you, do they drive you, or do they make you cringe as you read them?🧡Set goals that get your blood flowing, that excite you to the core and make steps each day to reach those goals! You’ve got this, make it amazing! 🦋🧡

Be You

Accepting who we are through and through, flaws and all, can be difficult but so very powerful, and when we take that power and use it for good, we can move mountains 🧡 We are all beautifully imperfect just as we are – Never be afraid to be you and have a gorgeous day 🦋🧡