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Who I am and Who I am not

Good morning everyone!!!!! I hope we are doing well and staying healthy. Have you ever asked yourself “who am I?” Have you ever wondered how others see you and how that aligns with who you think you are? Can you see how peer pressure as teenagers can be a dangerous facet? Human nature is to identify with people who look like us; identifying with people whom we believe may also share our values and morals. Sometimes we pretend to be someone we are not just to feel like we belong. More often than not, we are trying to be someone or something we are not.

Now, here comes the confusion. Any successful person will tell you they faked it until they made it. This means they pretended to be the person they wanted to become long before they ever got successful. Now, this is the difference. Pretending to be someone we are not to fit in is not always good for us and frequently, trying to fit in simply sets us up for failure. Faking it until we make and pretending to be someone we have not yet become is simply finding our way through goals and steps to climb that ladder to success.

We also hear sometimes a list is shorter when we are seeking to find the cons or what is not true rather than what is true. So, with society constantly showing us images of the perfect body, the perfect hair color, the perfect man or woman, we often get lost trying to become that success instead of becoming successful in what we truly are and truly are good at. Some individuals are natural leaders, natural teachers, natural coaches, etc. This is why it is so important to focus on what we know to be true rather than what others tell us to be true.

I’ve heard far too often where a teacher tells a student he or she is not intelligent, or doesn’t have a gift or an ability to learn a certain subject. Maybe it is not the student, but rather the teacher who simply doesn’t understand how that individual student learns. I understand, being a teacher in the past, that you cannot adapt your teaching methodologies to one student; but as teachers, we can seek to understand if a student needs extra attention or practice to acquire a mastery of a subject.

Our goal here at Fitness Plus is to make sure we don’t just allow our clients to focus on negative aspects and that we don’t allow our clients to feel like they will never achieve a goal. At Fitness Plus, we understand, EVERYONE is different. EVERYONE is unique. EVERYONE needs and wants different goals and successes. Health and well-being is NOT just your physical appearance or your intelligence level. Fitness Plus is designed to listen, to help our clients formulate a realistic plan to become stronger, healthier, better.

As we begin a new week, we want our clients, present and future, to feel good. We want our clients to know that we different because we want to address the whole individual; not just one aspect of that person. We know that times are stressful, different and that nothing is going to be like we have known in the past for a while. We can encourage you through technology and through electronic communications to be better, to strive to reach your goals, and all without compromising your health. I hope you all have an awesome day and remember; stay healthy, stay hydrated, and stay focused.

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Melanie Meade

Ms. Meade has over 20 years in the business sector. Ms. Meade also has experience as a certified personal trainer, group fitness instruction, and as a psychology instructor. Ms. Meade is an avid fitness enthusiast and works hard to maintain healthy lifestyle practices.

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