Do it anyway



People are often unreasonable, irrational and self-centered;
        Forgive them anyway.
If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;
        Be kind anyway.
If you are successful, you will win some unfaithful friends and some genuine enemies;
        Succeed anyway.
If you are honest and sincere, people may deceive you;
        Be honest and sincere anyway.
What you spend years creating, others could destroy overnight;
        Create anyway.
If you find serenity and happiness, some may be jealous;
        Be happy anyway.
The good you do today, will often be forgotten;
        Do good anyway.
Give the best you have, and it may never be enough;
        Give your best anyway.
In the final analysis, it is between you and God;
        It was never between you and them anyway.
— Mother Teresa

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Sometimes in life you don’t want to do things but you have to do things anyway.  

For example, sometimes working out is hard.  Do it anyway
Sometimes loving other people is hard.  Do it anyway.
Sometimes working on yourself is hard.  Do it anyway.  
Sometimes being a parent is hard.  Do it the best you can and do it anyway.

Sometimes eating healthy can be a challenge.  Plan your meals.  Follow the plan and do your best.  Do it anyway.  

Sometimes life is not going to work out the way you want it to.  Don’t give up and do it anyway.  Get up the next day and give it your best shot.  Make changes and get help when you need it.  

If at first you don’t succeed.  Try, try, again.  

You have love and light inside of you.  
You are worth it.  
Take the next best step in your life and let’s have a great Monday.   


1) Feel the fear and do it anyway
2) I am so grateful for my life and all its blessings.

3) I love and accept myself just the way I am.

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150 minutes a week


QUOTE OF THE DAY: Adults need 150 minutes of exercise according to the MAYO clinic and the American Heart Association.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Are you getting 150 minutes of exercise a week? Are you part of the 22% percent of Americans who are getting that amount of exercise a week? 

I am an active person and tend to log 150 minutes of exercise a week.  I hope that you can do that to.  In fact this week I challenge you to get in that much exercise this week.

Use these affirmations below to help you get out there and exercise.


  • I am motivated to exercise daily.
  • My body and mind feel great because I exercise routinely.
  • I look forward to my daily exercise time.
  • I love to exercise.
  • I find it easy to stick with a fitness routine.
  • I make time to take care of myself, so I can stay healthy and strong.
  • I am important and worthy of staying healthy.
  • Exercising is fun, and I’m good at it.
  • I am naturally inclined to stay fit and move my body.
  • I am fit and trim.
  • Exercise is a habit for me.
  • I am flexible.
  • I have vast amounts of energy and enjoy expending it through physical activity.
  • My mood is stable and happy due to my daily exercise.
  • Exercising is easy and enjoyable for me.



QUOTE OF THE DAY: Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.  
~Barbara Kingsolver

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Here are some things that I hope for you on this amazing Monday.

1) I hope that you start off your day in an amazing way with maybe some meditation or exercise or both!
2) I hope that you get some high fives or hugs or both. 
3) I hope that you are doing well.
4) I hope that you are living true to yourself.
5) I hope that you can listen to some really good music, maybe your favorite song and are inspired or are in a better mood afterward.
6) I hope you have a great day.
7) I hope that you can find peace and happiness day.
8) I hope that you can list 5 things you are thankful for today.
9) I hope that you can find the courage to do the things in your life that you want to do.
10) I hope that you eat a lot of good healthy foods today.

I hope that if you have a bad day that tomorrow it will be a little better. 


1) Hope will always be my closest companion.
2) The light at the end of my tunnel is my new beginning. 
3) I am headed in the right direction.




“There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ’em but all that’s gonna matter is that little dash between ’em.”

— Kevin Welch

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Today’s thought for the day comes from a couple of paragraphs from a book I am reading called, “When the game is over it all goes back in the box.” by John Ortberg. 

In it, he talks about the following.  “You arrived on this planet one day without being consulted ahead of time.  Ready or not here you came.  You did not get to vote on your parents, your birthplace, your family order, or your DNA.  All of these were chosen for you.  You were made the bearer of a human soul, created in the image of God, destined for eternal existence. 

You may be very happy about having entered the world, or you may feel that your life is a crushing burden.  But you should know this: God is very pleased that you exist.  He “knit you together in your mother’s womb.” That year when you were born is one of his favorite years. 

We don’t have much say about when we will die.  This is part of what gives life its urgent value.  We have one shot at it. 

That brings us to the great question:  What are you going to do with your dash?  What will you do with the turns you get to play the game?  That little dash is yours to spend: to shape character, to give allegiance, to chose hope or cynicism, to seize initiative or resign to passivity; to grow or stagnate, to be known or to hide.  

And now – ready or not – you have been given a turn.  The bell has sounded.  It’s your race now.  What will you do with your dash?”

Happy Monday! TGIM!  Let’s make the most of that DASH today and every day!

From Matt


1) I will make the most of this day.
2) Today is a special day that is like no other day that has ever been made.
3) This is the day that the Lord has made let us be glad and rejoice in it. 

You have greatness within you.


QUOTE OF THE DAY: You have greatness within you
~Les Brown


I hope you are a little excited about today because I am.

It is a brand spanking new super fresh day and a great fresh start to your week and to your life today.  It’s Monday!

For instance, you do not know what this day holds for you.  Do you?  Can you predict the future of how many more days you will live on this planet?  Last time I checked I did not know anyone who knew exactly how many more days they had.  So this day and this moment is all we have right?  Are you with me?

So today STEP into your most authentic self and be your most awesome self.  Be who you were born to be.

Enjoy the day.

Keep on doing your thing and exercising and winning in life.

You have greatness within you!


1) I have greatness within me.
2) I give to those around me.
3) I am becoming the best that I can be.

The journey…


“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — LAO TZU

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:  Have you ever thought about an impossible task before you and been paralyzed by fear?  Sometimes you just need to take the next best step toward that goal or task.  There is always a way or a step in the right direction. 

I would like to highlight my friend’s blog that has a little to do with this subject.  Click here to read it and be inspired. 

Happy Monday!  Let’s put our best foot forward and take some positive steps in the right direction in the journey of our lives. 


I rejoice in the journey that is before me.  
2) I am divinely guided and supported in my journey. 
3) The possibilities of my journey are endless. 

Your Monday morning thoughts…


QUOTE OF THE DAY:  Your Monday morning thoughts set the tone for your whole week. See yourself getting stronger, and living a fulfilling, happier & healthier life.
~ Germany Kent

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Let’s setup this morning for a great week. 

Whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.

That’s a good thought right? 

Be thankful.
Be happy. 

Walk forward with confidence into this brand new amazing day. 

Get your exercise in. 
Be bold.
Do hard things. 
Be nice. 

Thank God it’s Monday!  TGIM!

Let’s have a great week!

From Matt


1) I am my truest self and that is enough
2) My true self is inherently beautiful
3) I deeply accept my wonderful and unique self. 

Count your daily wins…


QUOTE OF THE DAY: Count your wins! Celebrate the little victories!  


This first thought is paraphrased from a recent post from Rich Roll.

I’ve maintained a fairly positive attitude throughout this global pandemic. 
For good reason — I am very blessed and have a lot to be thankful for. 
But as of late, I find myself struggling.
With the community displaced by screens, my enthusiasm wanes.
Church services are online.  Zoom for Sunday school.  Zoom for my Camp Gladiator classes.  
Even as an introvert, I miss being with people.
I suspect you do as well.
Which brings us to a choice — descend into a darkness or rise to the occasion.
We can’t control the unlimited externalities.
But we can control our response.
So here is my reminder to myself:
Be gentle on yourself and others.
Move your body.
Eat healthy.
Let go of expectations.
Accept what is.
Go inward.
Make a list of things to be grateful for.
And tell your loved ones how you feel.

Additionally, I recently watched a video message that asked us to count the wins in our life.  I don’t know if I have mentioned that on here or not.  Count your little victories.  It feels applicable.  Anything can be a win right?  I woke up and got a workout in. WIN!  I helped out people at work.  WIN!  I ate some healthy foods.  WIN.  

You get the idea right?   So this week let’s as always, be thankful and count our wins and celebrate our little victories!

Reply and let me know what some of your wins are this MONDAY or throughout the week. 

TGIM FANS!  Let’s do this!

From Coach Matt


1) Every day I count my wins.
2) I celebrate my little victories.
3) I count my blessings. 

You Are a Rock Star!



THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: There is no one like you.  You are a rock star!  There is no one else who has the same unique fingerprints as you.  There is no one who can put thoughts and ideas together quite like you do.  Own your own uniqueness.  You are special.  The world needs your uniqueness.  You are amazing.  You are wonderfully made.  You are a rock star.  Follow your own internal wisdom and your own internal radar.  Live this day as if it were your last day.  Let’s rock this day.  Did I tell you, you are a rock star today?  Because if I did not then I meant to.  I tried to say it a couple of different ways. I hope you get the idea. 

Happy Monday! TGIM! 

With thanksgiving and gratitude,
From Matt


1) God has my back
2) I radiate positive energy
3) I am a rock star

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.



“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson


Life is an adventure – go live it!

Find your purpose and run towards it with all that you have!  Attack the day with vigor and enthusiasm.  Tell yourself you are amazing and you can accomplish amazing things! 

You are a rock star!

Life can be an adventure if you believe in the beauty of your dreams.  Do not give up on those dreams that are inside of you and that you can not stop thinking about.  

Be grateful that you get to live another day.  Today is a great day to be alive.

Now go out there and go after what is yours in the universe.

Your playing small does not serve the world.  

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.  
How are you going to show up in the world today?

Think of one small step you can take today to accomplish your goal or dream.  Go do that one thing today. We only get to live so many tomorrows.  The time will pass in the same way whether you are pursuing something amazing or not.  

Go live today’s adventure that is waiting for you and go become the person you were intended to be. 

Happy Monday!


1. I am a unique child of this world.
2. I have as much brightness to offer the world as the next person.
3. I matter and what I have to offer this world also matters