Sunday, September 19, 2010

Bring it!

A couple weeks ago I debated a decision.  Should I go with my gut or with my heart?  Almost all of you suggested the latter and I'm so glad I followed your advice.

Instead of running my favorite 20K race, I opted to attend a day long seminar with Mr. P90X, Tony Horton.  Who's Tony Horton you ask?  Turn on any channel that shows infomercials and you'll find out quickly.  He's the face behind the workout phenomenon, P90X.  

P90X and Insanity are just two of several home DVD workout programs, made by Beachbody that are literally transforming so many people's lives across our country.  It was extremely inspiring to be in a room full of motivation mamas and dads, who share my same passions.

The day started with an exhilarating workout with Tony.  I snatched a front row spot.  How often will I get that opportunity?  That's me in the green top!

After the workout, and a fresh change of clothes, we had the opportunity to learn about the success of Beachbody.  I was sitting next to a lady who was smokin' hot.  She turned to me and said 'hello' and introduced herself.

A bit later, during the Success Stories segment, a picture of a unhappy, overweight mother, with familiar looking eyes appeared on the big screen.  I turned to look to the hot woman next to me and sure enough, that picture was her just over a year ago.  A mother who had given up on herself had a friend that motivated her to get her life back. Now, she not only looks incredible, but her spirit was contagious.

I sat there listening to success after success and felt such a tremendous amount of gratitude not only for my health but for my willingness and desire to help other people. Most of the people behind the success stories had lost significant amounts of weight or several inches off their bodies, but they all had gained tremendous amounts of joy in their lives. 

I was meant to be in that room and it further solidified
my unrelenting passion to lead people to a healthier lifestyle.

Some key things that Tony Horton said made a significant impact on me.  I jotted down a few of his phrases that resonated deeply with me.

"Doing nothing does nothing" - If you want to make a change in your life, you have to do something about it.  It starts with making a decision to be healthier.

"Abs are made in the kitchen" - Getting that perfect six pack doesn't come from exercise alone.  We have got to start eating better and being more accountable for what we put into our bodies.

"Rock What You Got" - He referred to a new book by Katherine Schwarzenegger.  You can only work with the body you have so make it the best for you and don't worry what you'll never have.

"Stop caring about what people think of you!" - This is the hardest one for me, but I am getting better.  After all, why should I worry about the opinions of the naysayers when my intentions are only meant to them?

We finished the day with an hour of the hardest yoga I've ever done and my body is unforgiving today. My decision was worth every ounce of pain I'm feeling.  I know what Insanity and Beachbody have done for me and I can't wait to start leading others to begin a journey to a new, happier and healthier life.

Inspiring and motivating others makes me happy. If I can lead you to a healthier life, let's not make any more excuses or waste any more time. Let me know how I can help you get started.

 That's me...with Tony Horton!  Bring It!


DB said...

What an inspiring post! So glad you went!

jillconyers said...

Rhonda that is so awesome. You were meant to be there!

Last night I was going through the workouts and nutrition for starting P90X. I'm so excited for this new challenge! I calendared my first 4 weeks of workouts and wrote a menu for the first 2 weeks. Chad just laughed and said "Jill, my OCD wife." So funny and often true :)

Tracy said...

Way to go Rhonda! I'm so excited for you! Wished I lived closer, that would of been a great experience! Take Care!

Sherri said...

Yea!! I am SO glad you followed your heart and did this. I remember when you were thinking about hard to pass on something familiar and go for something different sometimes.

I love your energy and enthusiasm!

Mrs. K said...

Wow, you are officially way too cool for school. LOL. You met the P90X guy (I did not know his name before your post)--- sooo cool. My husband and I, well mostly I, work out to his videos. I really like your spirit and how positive you are. It's contagious :)

Lula Lola said...

Good for you for following your heart! Your pictures are great! You just glow! Good things are coming your way because you're so enthusiastic about bringing good things to others!

debs2107 said...

Great inspirational post! I love the quotes you jotted down. I also just started my journey to a healthier lifestyle and I am certainly ready to go!!

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