How to stop.

How to stop.

When being strong means doing nothing at all. Twice each year we launch an 8 week challenge in our studios.  With the Rebellion, there’s no goal outfit, or tracking of pounds and inches, and certainly no going hungry.  Instead, we follow an 8 step coaching process designed to help us think more positively, set goals more effectively, and create healthy habits that can sustain us far beyond the 8 weeks. Most of us don’t realize how conditioned we’ve been to have a love-hate relationship with food and fitness, two things which should bring us so much joy! Here’s the hardest part. We might think that the most demanding part of a challenge like this is being diligent about meal prep, learning how to do some pretty tough fitness moves, or staying the course over a girl’s weekend or trip south. It’s not. There’s one thing that so many of our new Rebels struggle with, but our returning challengers even more.  Once we’ve created this gutsy, unstoppable Rebel lifestyle, what happens when we need to STOP? Sometimes real life happens, right?  Sometimes it’s something simple that slows us down, like a cold or an achy knee from an old injury. And sometimes it’s not simple one bit.  Real life includes losses, divorces, ups and downs with health, or attending to someone else’s needs. These things can throw us right off our game, so it’s vital that we remember this: We’re creating a healthy life.  Our bodies and our wellbeing need to be with us for the long-haul.  Sometimes the healthiest thing we can do is stop to heal, rest, and...
The GET Force

The GET Force

Spin it right. The alarm goes off.  After pressing snooze 2 or 15 times, we lay there for a second all cozy under the covers when - WHAMMO -  the endless list makes its appearance.  “Oh man,” we think.  Then it goes a little something like this: I HAVE TO: get up shower dress make lunches battle road construction traffic meet that deadline deal with that jackass (insert frustrating person from of the day) find time for a workout eat kale take the kids to hockey call my mother in law shovel the driveway ….. We’ll stop here; we all know just how long the list is EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.  The anxiety sets in. The dread. How the hell are we going to get this all done?  Why don’t we have a 24/7 butler? The GET Force works like this. We don’t have to, Rebel.  WE GET TO.  People who crush life the hardest are the ones with a POSITIVE OUTLOOK.  Nourishing food, careers we love, workouts that feel incredible…all these facets in life are things we GET to have and do. We know this but man, it gets overwhelming some days. Know what else we GET to do?  Say NO. Pay that kid across the street to shovel; ask for help on that project; say no to traffic - walk or carpool.  We can also QUIT.  Sometimes quitting is one of the most renegade things we can do.  Stale friendships, a boring course, soul-sucking projects…how would we feel if we started cutting the cord on things that don’t motivate and energize us? Part of being a Rebel is choosing what we GET TO...