I'm sitting here in the Chicago Midway Airport (layover from Vegas) reflecting on yet another amazing weekend! This time Kelli got to experience it with me which made everything that much better!
As we arrived in Vegas we were very tired from a long day of flying with 2 layovers! We get to our hotel/resort/casino and then headed out to explore. After taking in the sights of the strip we crashed for the night. The next morning we were off to the Red Rock Canyon to hike in the Mojave Desert! This was a huge moment for me as everyone knows my fear of snakes and the mojave is loaded with venemous snakes so simply being there was very nerve wracking for me. 5 hours, 6 miles, and lots of elevation later I survived!! It was definitely one of the highlights of the weekend. The canyon is beautiful and we will definitely return there.
Fast forward to Saturday and the conference begins. We got to receive some awesome information from some great people! All different walks of life but with the same purpose...to better themselves while helping others become better. One speaker in particular hit the nail on the head for me. Ryan Ketchum, owner of Fitness Revolution, said "Don't compromise your values." His entire presentation was amazing but that one sentence is key to long term success at anything. Your journey will only go as far as your values are strong.
Look at your fitness journey. If you are struggling to stay on track, you don't need a new gym, trainer, or routine. You need to take a long and hard look at your values. How high are they? You don't have a problem waking up early, your value system isn't that strong. You are hitting snooze because you don't value yourself enough to get out of bed and begin planning your day. The strength of your values will guide your actions. If you are struggling on the weekends it's because you value "fun" more than results.
To have success in your journey you must define your values and then HOLD YOURSELF to that standard. Vegans will not consume animal products, fitness competitors will stick to their prep plan, elite athletes will never miss a training session, and everyday people with a strong value system will not stray from their goals!
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