Monday, May 23, 2016

Monday Morning Rambles: Do No Harm But Take No Sh*t....

Good morning my loves!!!!

I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend. Mine was aweseomesauce...I got to celebrate homefries's 13th Birthday in Mystic Aquarium and it was so much fun.

Unfortunately the weekend didn't get off on the right foot and I felt like a bad yogi. 

Before heading to CT, we headed to Advantage Rent a Car in JFK Airport (same building as Dollar car rental) to pick up our SUV. Since my sister does not drive, I was going to rent the car and drive it so we needed to use my CC. When my sis placed the order online, no where did it mention that we had to have X amount of dollars on the card for a deposit as well..that is when things took a turn for the worse.

The woman that was "helping" us might have been the most disgusting individual that I have EVER encountered in customer service. I should have seen this coming because the couple ahead of us who was returning their car made a statement that since the moment they picked up their car, it had been a horrible experience (talk about foreshadowing).

Our plan was to go to the bank and make a deposit so we could rent the car but when we asked the lady if she knew where the bank was, she replied "somewhere in the airport" very dismissively. She continued to speak down to us and even used the term "these people" when speaking about us to her co-worker right in front of our faces and when my sister said something to her, her reply was "I am not talking behind your back, I am right here". She continued to speak about us as if were not standing right there and I could feel my blood boiling.

I tried so hard to keep my cool and even tried to calm my sister down so things wouldn't escalate but this person was making it SO hard and I broke. I finally yelled "OMG you are such a C*nt". That was the first time that I ever said that to anyone and I was shocked that it came out my mouth.

Finally the manager came out the back office and said she would take over and I thought, finally someone who knows what customer service means. Nope. Another co-worker who was only upfront to hear me say the C word told the manager what I said. She asked me if I called one of her employees out of her name and I said yes. With that, we were not allowed to rent a car at this location. Did she bother to ask us what transpired? Nope.

After we left, I felt horrible. Because of ME  and my words we were not able to rent the SUV. I felt like I ruined my niece's birthday. I woke up the next morning and prayed and meditated. I asked God to forgive me for my actions and prayed that we would get their safely in my mom's car. I begged the Universe for forgiveness...for letting that woman break my character.

The Universe heard me and reassured me that I am not a bad yogi. On the way up to CT, I was reading Do your Om Thing and I came across a quote that I have heard many times but I NEEDED to hear it at this moment.

I stood up for my family and that does not make me a bad person or a bad yogi. Could I have used a different word? Yes. Being a yogi doesn't mean that I am a door mat and I never will allow people to speak down to me or my family.

We made the choice that we would not let that encounter ruin our weekend and it didn't... but we will NEVER go back to that location (side-note, they have 1 star on yelp so they definitely need to clean house)

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Monday Morning Rambles: It's Okay To Ask For Help...

Good Morning my loves! It is a beautiful day in NYC! It feels like a crisp Autumn morning (granted it is Spring lol).

I added some new goodies to my home gym, including a new barbell!

I've wanted one for so long and so happy that I finally took the plunge and purchased it. I also ordered some plates to go along with it but UPS is currently holding them hostage ha.

One of the main reasons that I wanted a barbell is because I want to perfect my Snatch Technique. I've been watching YouTube videos for quite some time but I know that in order for me to get it right...I need to ask an expert for help.

Sometimes we don't want to ask someone for assistance because we think that it might make us look weak and our pride gets in the way. I suffer from this at times but I decided to humble myself and reached out to my friend Jill over the weekend since she is a CrossFit Coach (I even sent her a video of me performing the snatch). 

I will be hiring her towards the end of the month so that she can coach me...I am so excited! 

If you are looking to try something new...don't be afraid to go to an expert to guide you. We have all done at it some point in our lives, driving instructor, cooking lessons, personal trainer, etc.


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Monday, May 9, 2016

Monday Morning Rambles:Trust The Process...

Good Morning my loves! it is such a gorgeous day in NYC. We have been having crummy weather for the past week, so days like this or greatly welcomed.

I am enjoying a delicious green juice in my Love Bomb Mason Jar...have you guys heard of this company before? They have so many cute mason jar, mugs, etc.! I purchased the one below as well as one that says "Today I shall be Epic"

Coming up with a topic for MMR can be challenging at times, especially since I have been blogging fooooorever and shared so much. I woke up today and was still unsure of what to talk about today but the Universe helped a sister out.

This morning I was training my client and for the past couple of weeks, she has been hard on herself because she was not seeing the results she wanted and kept comparing herself to other ladies at the gym. I've been reassuring her that she is making progress and to stop basing her success on the other women because half the ladies she points out; have had some sort of surgery (that is HUGE in my gym).

Anyways, I say all of this because this morning she finally told me that she IS seeing results and her mood was so different.

We need to stop being so hard on ourselves. If you do the work and stay committed to your goals the progress WILL eventually come. We just need to stop worrying so much about the results and trust the process. AND for the love of God...stop competing with false images. 

Instead of basing your progress on a number on scale, here are some things to look for:

  1. Body Fat Percentage decreasing
  2. Inches going down
  3. Clothes feeling better
  4. More energy
  5. Lifting heavier weights
  6. Getting through a tough class!
  7. Making healthier choices
  8. Increasing flexibility
  9. Building your endurance

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