Communication and Connection Matter

I had a tough week. Last Weekend my husband an I took a much needed break and went to Leavenworth, wa for the weekend. I wish I could say I disconnect daily from the studio and other activities but I’m guilty of being a 24/7 type of personality. Last Sunday my email was disconnected. My business email. My email with lots of info and contacts and “stuff” was no longer available. I panicked. What do I do now? How do I fix this? I reached out to those who had helped me with my website and email and after hitting the links provided when I tried to sign in, I found a 3rd party was actually in control of my email and they cancelled because the subscription was up.

Sounds simple right? WRONG!! I couldn’t renew because I no longer had a website with them. I couldn’t move it because it had been cancelled. The only way to communicate was by submitting an online ticket I hopes they would contact me back. I reached out to my webhosting provider and google. Both of which tied to help but couldn’t becaus it was up to the 3rd party to release my email account back to Google……

I sent countless emails and ticket submissions.. Their responses when they came were you can go online and cancel- it was already cancelled. Then it was let us know you want us to release it- which I told them yes release it. Finally Friday I submitted a ticket every hour in the hour for 8 hours straight – no response. This morning exactly 1 week later they released my account and I am back up in business.

I felt many things this week from hopeless, helpless, frustrated and angry to grateful. I became grateful to those who tried to help. Those who listened and those who cared. I felt like the company I was trying to reach didn’t care about me as a person let alone as a business. They had one of my avenues of connection gone. It didn’t matter to them. I was a number. I am nothing more that my subscription that I didn’t know was connected to them. They didn’t know who I was and they didn’t seem to care. There was no human factor.

That made me really stop and think. What do I value most? I value people. I value connecting with them. I value being present with them. I value listening to them.

My values had been ransacked this week. Not one of those things existed for me. Why does it matter? It matters because we are human “beings”. We are people with thoughts feelings and personalities. Connection forms at the time we are born and continues throughout our lives. We are not created to be alone or to face things alone. We are meant to connect. I believe that deep down in my soul. We need each other.

It doesn’t matter what we are facing or what is happening in our lives we need to know someone out there is listening and has our back. When it comes to our health and fitness, I believe that is the most important aspect. Connection- real purposeful connection. That was the first thing I found worked for me. Someone caring about me as a persons. What is was going through, my struggles and my successes. That’s what got my through and still gets me through the good and bad. I want someone to listen when I struggle. I want advice when I am unsure. I want someone to celebrate the “wins” in my life.

Just remember you matter. Find that “someone” who really supports you. I’m here if you want me to be your support.

Spring Into Health

It’s Spring and I think it’s the best time to be thinking about your health and how you can be the best you.

Are you unsure of who we are and what we offer? Check out our 21 Day Jumpstart – an easy way to get started and to get to know us.

That’s what we do at HPF – we serve YOU.

Here are a few Spring into Health Events at HPF:

April 22 – New Saturday Class Line up – Team Training Class – 8:00 AM-9:30 AM – Yep it’s 90 minutes but of great warm up, stretching, strength and conditioning and a great cool down too.
9:45 – Stretch and Core – Just want to stretch out and build your core strength this class is for you.

April 25th at 6:30 PM Foam Roll and Stretch – what it is and why everyone needs it.

May 6th Butte Challenge – HPF will be going and will not be hosting classes that morning. Come and support the Hermiston Higher School Cross Country Team.

May 8th – SPRING INTO HEALTH Challenge – More information will be coming….

Here is a bit of what is happening and coming up

Sunday and What’s on My Mind

I haven’t blogged for awhile. As a matter of fact, I can’t remember the last time I shared a blog. Perhaps that should change….. Sunday morning is my one time of the week to slow down, have a great cup of coffee, read and reflect and design my day and week ahead.

I’ve been reading a great book as part of an online book club called “Girl Code” by Cara Alwill Leyba. It’s a book designed for women in business but women of all walks of life. I know I’ve gone through this “thing” called “womanhood” wondering and thinking that I am the only one every “feeling” a certain way or having questions about myself, lack of confidence and the list goes on. I find when I open my eyes and look around, I am NOT the only woman out there with self doubt, fears and insecurities. Go figure……

My mission in life is to empower women to be the best version of themselves. I know that fitness is a catalyst or at least it is for me. You know the old saying “mama ain’t happy – no one is happy…” I am not happy when I’m not at my “best” and let me point out my best is not YOUR best. We are individuals and we need to respect that about ourselves.

As I dive into the book, (I’ve started and stopped it a couple of times) I learned something about me and the word “fear”. I’ve worked through a lot of “fear” issues but the one that stands out now is I am more afraid of not trying…. not getting out there and giving it a shot. That’s how I’ve grown as a woman. I have learned that staying the “same” and not growing is a living death for me. I have to evolve and change and grow and learn to stay “alive” in who I am. I am literally dead when I do not reach for being the best me possible.

I’ve been dying lately. I gave up those things that give me meaning. I have poured my heart and soul into everyone and everything but myself. I have been afraid of not trying again to get the weight off that has blossomed. I have been afraid of not having enough “time” in the day to do all I feel I must and need to do. I have been afraid that if I take on one more thing I will be on overload – when actually that is what gives me life.

Crazy sounding to you reading this I am sure. But you have to remember my best is unique to me. It’s what gives me life and energy and substance.

Stop and think about that for a moment. What is YOUR greatest FEAR? How does it impact you and your life?

Would you like to join me in a 10 day online virtual book club with Girl Code? email me if you are interested or use the Contact form on the webpapge and comment – Yes I’m part of the Girl Code Club.

Happy Sunday!!!