Archive for the ‘Motivation’ Category

May 25th 2011 – Perception. Michael J Emery and Eleni K talk about perception, self awareness, attention shifting. What you pay attention to is what you are drawn toward even if it is a negative scenario because your mind does not process negatives. For example don’t think about a red truck. Now listen and find out how to make your life better.


April 13th 2011 – Anchoring & Nominalization. Michael J Emery & Eleni talk about how to anchor. Learn how to create an anchor and what a nominalization is. Hear about how different people categorize experiences and how you can give things less or more value in your mind. This is powerful stuff!


April 6th – Mind / Body Connection. Fascinating conversation between Eleni, Michael Emery and guest Babalola Chris-Rotimi, PhD about your attitude and self realization in regards to health and wellness. Trans-Personal psychology is explained. Plus your thoughts actualy affect the physiology of your cells, therefore, eating right and exercising is not enough you must get your mind set right too.


eyes open…. no alarm for the first time in months. sweet… check the clock and YES 7 hours, one more than normal. Mind you I have no problems sleeping, I sleep just fine when I find the time to do it. I spent a few moments thinking about life, my goals, my expectations, how I feel, what I want out of today. WHO I AM.

I reflected on yesterday. I was at the Perform Better seminar in Seattle, Wa. I can’t say I saw anything I hadn’t seen before but I did enjoy many of the people I met and the energy they brought. However, I saw a few people trying to talk the talk and clearly not walking the walk. This always makes me look at life, purpose, integrity, defining what really matters and why I do what I do. WHO AM I?

grabbing clothes…. downing some water… picking shoes….

good thing all our shoes weren’t in front of the door, I would have never made my way out….  iPod on, Can’t Stop (RHCP). I listened to the same song 3 times in a row while I made my way to the track where I did a dynamic warm up.

“Can’t stop addicted to the shin dig”      “Choose not a life of imitations”      “Go write your message on the pavement”     “Kick start the golden generator”      “This life is more than ordinary”

Ok then, here we go…..

I put the iPod down, because although music is a great motivator, I wanted to connect with myself and my surroundings. I could hear the birds, my breathing, my steps and the voice of Martin Rooney. Yesterday I picked up great sprinting (& life) advice from Mr Rooney. His words were going through my head when I started, when I pushed harder, when I ran faster and when I decided it was time to stop! (7 – 50 yard hill sprints all out)

I talk the talk and I walk the walk. I care about my health, my wellness, my fitness, my relationships, my words, my contribution to my kids and to society. I care that people listen. I speak my message day in and day out and I smile when I do it… always! I don’t always feel great but you WILL get my 100% every time!

I believe there are no limits. I am not defined by anyone but myself. I decide WHO I AM. We all have that power. Now take a moment and define how you want your life to be and then be TRUE to it. I’m not here telling you how it should be, that is for you to decide ….but once you do… BE IT 100%!

because what we do matters….“This life is more than just a read thru”

want to read my post about hill sprints or get info on speed training check out Parisi School or see what’s up with Martin Rooney.

Hill Sprints! something I LOVE…

I just came in form a run, hill sprints to be exact. I walked over to the elementary school track rubbed my freezing hands through a necessary dynamic warm up  (especially for someone my age) I then proceeded to jog up the road to a nice steep spot. This is where I like to run, all out as fast as I can. I sprint till I have to gasp for air and then still push a few more seconds of sprinting out of my legs until my speed has slowed and I turn back to go down and start again.

I typically run anywhere from 5-10 sprints depending on a multitude of factors, the most important being when I lose over all speed.  (or in other words, when I feel my sprinting probably looks pretty sad to anyone who may be watching)  Today was my first hill sprint run in a few months so I figured I’d be happy with whatever and I could improve upon it next week. At #5 I felt I had done my best, although #5 felt pretty bad, so I determined I would do 2 more because I never finish when I “think” I am done but only when I am truly done. #6 was pretty good and then #7 totally sucked….

the voices start…


these voices in my head are my own, it’s the constant repetition of enthusiastic support I give my clients and classes everyday

#8 bam… that was good!

you think that’s all you’ve got I KNOW YOU HAVE MORE…. NO QUITTERS….

#9 better!


panting at the top of the hill 10 yards farther than any of the other sprints #10 is done.


In my life I have chosen to not quit. I may fail over and over and over. I may think I have “had it all” just to be proven wrong and watch it all go away… again and again. I never quit. The mountain of hardships and accomplishments I have overcome and stand on top of today is GREAT. I have had a lot of life… an amazing life. I am so grateful for what I have gotten to experience good and bad, fun and fretful, sweet and sad… I LOVE it all. This mountain looks big today but where I stand now will be under the clouds in a few years… I’m planning to pack a lot more into my days, build this mountain high.

So whether the mountain I am facing is running up Miller Rd or paying my bills or loving my haters. I do it with a smile and a perseverance you do not want to mess with.

We are all given a choice… lay down and take it or stand up and make it. I choose to live fully and love every minute of it. Every time I feel overwhelmed with a situation I just smile, shake it off and strategize my move because guess what friends… this GAME called LIFE… it’s FUN!



What’s your mountain look like? Are you having fun yet?!

Feb 25thMary Hellman visits to talk about being Miss Portland USA and preparing for Miss Oregon with Hit to Fit. Also 9 ways to become happy in 30 minutes, soy and singing!


9 ways to become happy in 30 minutes, read the article

Some info on soy from Scientific American

Feb 24th – Replay of Mike French and Aaron Mathis with Eleni from Dec 3rd 2010. Inspiring story of body building, weigh loss and p90x.