REBELLION: The Reset

REBELLION: The Reset

There is always right now. Our Rebel truth as we launch our Week 5? Everyone who sets a goal will falter.  Those who succeed are those who accept stumbles as part of the process, and get back on their path no matter what. During our 8 week Rebellion, we launch into a huge effort toward positive change on so many levels: we’re working out with more focus and drive, we’re stepping up our clean eating goals, and we’re challenging ourselves to live a little larger than we ever have before. That doesn’t mean there aren’t small and big barriers standing in our way.  Whether it’s the people around us; our habits, fears and temptations; or simply super-busy schedules, Rebels realize that sticking to goals isn’t going to be easy. We’re working hard to implement that Grind Switch, but sometimes we need a total do-over. For Rebels, this is no problem.  Whatever happened yesterday, there is always right now to choose that Rebel path. Dig deep and take a do-over. You know that old saying, when the going gets tough, the tough get going?  When our 8 week challenge is on a high note and we’re feeling like a million bucks, it’s actually pretty easy to stay the course because we’re bolstered be a feeling of accomplishment, pride, and kicks energy from our workouts. Sure it takes work, but often times we get into The Zone and things just flow with more ease.  The really impressive - and game-changing - thing is to develop the tenacity persevere when times are tough. Here are our 8 favourite ways to get back on the horse: Live NOW:  Leave judgment...
Lessons from Mini-Rebels.

Lessons from Mini-Rebels.

The Monkey Bar Factor. A couple years ago I was just getting to know my now step kids.  Six and eight at the time, we were hanging out on a January morning at the park. The oldest was standing on top of a monkey bar dome with the little one half-way up the side, trying to figure it all out. “How did you get up there?” she asked. His response is actually something I think of this daily, and share with our Bandits at instructor training. “So here’s what you do,” he explained to his sister.  “First, you just climb as high as you can. Then when you’re afraid, you stop.” Ah, I thought. Interesting advice - just do your best and stop when the going gets a little intense. Very safe - responsible-brother advice.  Then he continued. “You close your eyes and ask yourself if you can go farther.  You have to listen to your gut here.” Wow, I thought - he’s getting into the gut!  I was intrigued to hear an 8 year-old’s advice on intuition.  I figured he’d say that if your gut tells you to chill where you are, then you chill…try harder next time. He continued: “If your gut tells you not to go any farther, you have to think really hard for a moment and make sure you’re just afraid. If you’re safe and you’re just scared, then you push against your fear and put ONE HAND on the next bar. Then you ask yourself again - are you safe? You put one foot, and one more hand. You just keep doing that until you get to the top.” I...