“One day can bend your life.” Mitch Albom
That saying is on my frig and on one of the first floor alarm key pads. I have three key pads and a panic button too. I am guarded. It is so true about the one day thing. I know that it is one of the main reasons why I always say thank you, I’m sorry and I love you a lot. You never really know if it’ll be the last time. I cherish every moment in the moment.
I decided to do something I have never done before this weekend. I was terrified. I took my first road trip by myself. I ate three meals alone and loved it. My friends and family were shocked. I drove!! Me! For a total of six hours, this scaredy cat beat her fears. The wind, the sun and the Spotify was so delicious. I can’t wait to do it again. I went to catch the sunset. I ran to the pier, I almost missed it. I cried when I looked at the huge sun as it went to sleep. I overcame so much. I’m proud of myself.
Fun fact, I never eat alone. I prefer to skip meals. I manned up and went to Pierre’s. It was almost two years ago exactly when I first dined there. It’s so romantic there. After dinner, I went to the same chaise lounge that I made memories in and just reflected on what was and what will be. The meal was perfect.
The second meal wasn’t so easy. I went to Kenny Chesney’s favorite joint and one of mine, Blue Heaven. The roosters were everywhere as I had remembered them. The hoola hoop was there too. I wanted to show off but I felt kinda stupid so I backed off the idea quickly. I was seated and began to blog. And then it happened, like on Instagram, a loser comes to rob you of your peace. I was curt and short and said no in very few words. He was persistent and all of the sudden I became afraid. I thought, why did I come alone, why did I risk this? I hate it when men do that to women or women to men. What gives strangers the right to do that? I was rude the second round. I was mad. I was trying to accomplish goals. I scarfed my lobster benedict and finished my blog on the beach. No perverts there.
My last meal was bliss. Sara Beth’s!!! Key West is geared towards adults. I will be returning frequently. It’s a fantastic place to shake it out!
The bruises and scrapes on my body are healing. I am a little disappointed in myself for attempting to do a handstand on a skateboard. It’s almost like I had a death wish. I will not be doing that again any time soon. I have been working out three times a day. I have practiced yoga daily. I love it. I have decided to schedule certification. You can be highly motivated but until it’s scheduled no action takes place. Animal Flow is first tho. Mike GBT is no joke!! I figure by the end of 2015, I will have three more Physical Training Certifications.
Bagatelle on the Beach is my new favorite restaurant. It used to be Milo’s. C’est la vie!
My first NFL Podcast will be in less than one hour and my first NBA Life Coach Sesh is this week. I had my first Emergency Call as a Life Coach and handled it like a champ. I am taking massive action. I am certain Celebrity Life Coach will be on my bio soon! Do you think I’ll get more followers on Insta that way? It’s a good thing I have a real following- a family, some folk can easily fall into I am Insta Famous therefore I am. So sad.
Advice, when you write something anywhere it is there for life, make sure you want the words you write visible to the world permanently and associated to you proudly. It’s like words spoken, they are like eggs dropped, irreovcable.
The movies have taken a back seat for the past two weekends. This is also on my goal list to change. I saw Top Five on Satellite. I loved it. Jay-Z co-produced it. He’s one of my Top Five. Easy!
I hope you got what you wanted this April and pray that your May is even better. I will not be announcing anything else in this blog, I’ll just act instead.
and if don’t know, who knew,
I am contractually bound to make a weekly video for one of my sponsors. In these videos, I am to portray a strong and healthy lifestyle. The portrayal part is easy, it’s authentic. However, the fitness part is a challenge. I’m not your average Jane Fonda, Olivia Newton-John type of chick. I go hard. I fell hard too. I almost died for my sponsor. I love you VERDA! Thank you for keeping me tight and tiny.
Whilst my body was in the air, I couldn’t help but think. I thought of the chances of me falling doing something I do everywhere and anywhere daily. Hand stands and skating, easy peezy! Why now? Why today? Why when I was being recorded? Um yeah, a bit embarrassing! Skate board wipe outs are no joke! I also thought of the man on the moon, how he landed. Did he absorb impact? I didn’t. I want SPLAT, THWACK and OUCH!
I thought about the word “fall” itself. In seconds, my mind raced. Falling in love, falling on top and cracking my head open are the last thoughts I had before I crashed. My son came running to my rescue. He has been the only man that has stuck with me through it all. He is invested. He is going to be the best husband ever. They say that all you have to look for in a man is how he treats his mother as a true indication of how he will treat you. My son is going to make his wife a very happy lady.
After we rushed to the nearest adult friend, I was able to process falling. Thank you Matt for helping me, first aiding your podcaster. You really are loved locally and by me personally. My love is pretty strong brother, you are a most deserving recipient. Happy Third Birthday Jugo Fresh!!!
I don’t “fall” in love. I rise in love. I fight, I sweat, I work to maintain love. Love is not free. You have to pay your own way to keep love. The man on the top of the mountain, didn’t “fall” there. He climbed. He scraped, he hustled to the top. I “fall” off my long board. I “fall” from being tired into my bed. I “fall” into the arms of my love. Falling has taken flight for me after this weekend. It has new meaning.
Today, I begin a new partnership with a local sponsor. Miami Fit Wear has chosen me to swing Ader in, perform TRX in and just be @revete in. I am truly honored. My climb up the professional mountain is getting easier, more fluid. Life Coaching clients are seeking me out, Marketing clients are falling left, right and more right. Truth is, I have always been a successful mountain climber. The rise to love is the one I have always found more challenging. I am perfectly imperfect. I think if you can admit that, you are ahead of the game already.
Records are meant to be broken, limits pushed and goals recreated daily. It’s Monday people, go get some. I am.
and if you don’t know, I’m still standing,
Man oh man, the birthdays, the weddings, first, seconds and even thirds are coming nonstop now. Two babies are coming into my world very soon. My son is fifteen and the years are flying like the wind. I am only going to measure what matters. If you look on the website I made for Lopez & Partners, you will read that. Measure the good stuff, vomit the bad. Do yoga or something healthy.
Freddy Brandt died. So did Robin Williams and Phillip Seymour Hoffman by the way! Freddy was depressed. He was a brilliant doctor and a very kind man. I knew him. I was his patient too. Madonna and I shared the same doctor. It is said that he was very sad because of the constant mocking and jokes made about him. He was different. A visionary. Most recently, a skit on Saturday Night Live purported throwing his mental state into deep depression which prompted his suicide. The medical field lost a great spirit. Small minds can’t comprehend big spirits. What he should’ve remembered is he was great! And to be great, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated and misunderstood. He never spoke ill of anyone in my presence. He was rare.
My Frenemy podcast had the effect I thought it would. I love saying what others think and are too afraid to say themselves.
Two of my friends got engaged this week. One happens to be a sponsor on my podcast, the other is a bad ass! It seems love is in the air. The long term kind. I love that kind. Love isn’t practical. It isn’t meant to be easy. It doesn’t appear on command. It doesn’t let you fall for whom ever you’d like. It surfaces neither at the most opportune moment nor in the most convenient. It’ll pair you with someone you never expected. It’ll put you face to face with endless obstacles. But in the end, none of that will matter because it’s how you overcome its obstacles that will define your love. It may not be practical, but love is ultimately the best thing that will ever happen to you. Congratulations April, Gigi, Ray and Matt! I am so happy for you.
Lulu lemon is moving into my zip code on Tuesday. I can’t wait. Meet me at 7:30pm! I’m the chick in a downward dog with a gym culo!
Speaking of gym culo, I am meeting with a new sponsor. A fitness line. I am so in awe of every offer I get. I am so very grateful. Deets coming soon.
After I’m done blogging, I am putting the finishing touches on my Vancouver plan. I’m over the top excited about Vancouver. It’s just a lot of firsts! I am so lucky. Verda is so delish! I am lean and green.
One of my Life Coaching clients crushed a goal this week. I felt like it happened to me. I wish I could share her story with you. Goal smashing turns me on.
Um yeah, so for the rest of my life, I have promised myself to work hard, love harder and ignore all of the negative elements in the world. Progress isn’t only physical. Fitness changes the way you tolerate crap. I am a fit chick. Instead of crying, screaming, fighting it’s best to work it out with the weights, the cardio, therapy. If you need a Coach, I know the best.
and if you don’t know, 18 till 33,
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