This Made Me Cry…

1 UncleThis past Monday at 1 AM my brother’s wife’s water broke and I headed back for a day trip to MN to meet this new member of my family! I am a proud uncle of a beautiful niece! I am especially excited for my mom who has waited for 65 years, (at times impatiently), for her first grand baby. This new addition to our family added to an already amazing weekend! This past weekend made my top three list of most amazing experiences of my career…

For many months, the Fit Moms For Life team has been planning our first annual Fit Moms For Life world-wide Leaders Retreat and we held it right here in Madison, WI at the Transformation CenterOur Fit Moms For Life 6 week challenge program has 106 leaders around the world right now, and close to two dozen of them drove and flew long distances to be part of our three day retreat, (I wish you could have joined us).

Over the course of the weekend the leaders built deep connections with other women, experienced some awesome workouts, ate incredible food prepared by our team of chefs, learned how to prepare quick, healthy meals for their families, got pampered with massages and other little treats, and best of all, were able to experience a weekend with everyone on their side- cheering and supporting them along their journey of health and leadership.

  • No doubters…
  • No discouraging jabs…
  • No “you can’t do this” comments…

This supportive environment is the reason women came up to me at the end of the weekend with tears in their eyes, thanking me and the team – saying it was one of the greatest weekends of their lives. Next year, hopefully you can join us for this amazing experience!

I hope your life is filled with people who believe in you, encourage you to be your best, and are also trying to live their healthiest, happiest, and fittest lives. I would like to share with you my three big takeaways from this weekend and the various speakers I listened to, sessions I attended , and conversations I had with the incredible Fit Moms For Life leaders…

#1 Each of us are on our own journey. Someone who is fitter than you or runs faster than you is not better than you… they have just been on the journey longer than you have and are further along in the process. Be inspired by others’ successes, but don’t compare their journey to yours.

#2 Strive for progress, not perfection. About 30% of the women who attended the retreat had lost between 40-152 lbs from the Fit Moms For Life programs. A common theme among these women was consistency, but not perfection.

When they “fell off the wagon” they found they weren’t actually back to square one. They are different people than they were when they first hopped on the weight loss and healthy lifestyle wagon. The knowledge and new techniques they’ve learned while on their journey make it easier to get right back on that wagon again. Don’t get down on yourself if you haven’t been as consistent as you know you should be. Get back on track and realize you are better, stronger and more knowledgeable than you were a month ago or a year ago.

#3 You should never be the fittest in your workout or peer group. Surrounding yourself with some people who are significantly fitter than you can inspire you to see, understand and accomplish what is actually possible.

Many of these leaders have been the fittest in the FM4L groups they are leading, but when they experienced my workouts in person with some others who were fitter than they are, it showed these leaders there is much more progress that can be made in their levels of fitness. One moment that really inspired me involved a woman named Chanel. She is a mother of 4 and was about 260 lbs before starting the FM4L program. Since then, she has lost over 70 lbs and is planning on hitting triple digit weight loss by the end of the year! Chanel was one of the first women to the top of the massive hill that we run at a local park. To witness her transformation from very obese to one of the fitter leaders, was just amazing and the huge smile on her face at the top of the hill – priceless!

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Fit Moms For Life is on a mission to create 14,000 local support groups around the world, one for every McDonalds in America. Help us make being healthy as convenient and affordable as fast food! We are looking for more leaders to join our incredible team (and you will get paid to lead a group)! If you want to facilitate a group in your community click here to learn more about creating a 6 week Fit Moms For Life challenge in your town. As a Fit Moms leader you will receive more direct access to myself and the FM4L team, lots of great resources on helping you and your group get stronger, leaner and healthier as well as access to our amazingly supportive community!

All the leaders who attended our retreat had one thing in common: they all lived full, busy lives but still found a couple hours each week to lead and workout with their FM4L groups. If leading a group is not for you but you are interested in joining the over 600 women who have been a part of the FM4L 6 week challenge click here to learn more and to join as a FM4L participant.

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Don’t think you need to have everything figured out or be in great shape to become a Fit Moms for Life leader. Our leaders come in all shapes and sizes and some are just starting their health and weight-loss journey. Becoming a leader is an exciting way to get and stay motivated to live your healthiest life! ->->Click here to get started today<-<-

 

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