TGIM! 1-29-2018! Boom!

TGIM! 1-29-2018! Boom!

TGIM and a Happy Monday to you!


I want to start this amazing Monday with a quote from Mr. Rocky Balboa.

“The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place… and I don´t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently, if you let it. You, me or nobody, is gonna hit as hard as life. But ain’t about how hard you hit… It’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward… how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That´s how winning is done. Now, if you know what you worth, go out and get what you worth. But you gotta be willing to take the hits. And not pointing fingers saying: You ain´t what you wanna be because of him or her or anybody. Cowards do that and that ain´t you! You´re better than that”


Sometimes life is hard, even for Coach Matt.  Sometimes life is rough.  I may want to paint a nice picture of my life on Facebook or social media or even in my TGIM posts and blog.  But no life is not always fun and uncomfortable times and bad things do happen.  Life is not always sunshine and rainbows as Rocky would say.


But you just have to keep your head up and keep fighting.  Keep going on and making slow steady progress.


Song of the day – Sia – Never Give Up!


This video below really spoke to me today about this topic so I am including it for your viewing pleasure.


So in the hard times I say – Never give up.  Keep working on yourself.  Keep working on your dream.  Keep working on being your best self.  Keep moving.  Keep working out.  Keep eating healthy.  Do your best.


QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” ~ HOWARD THURMAN.

I have also read that quote from a book by John Eldridge called Wild at Heart – I highly recommend that book.

Today I also grieve the passing of my Father who died 11 years ago today.  RIP DAD!  Love you and miss you!

Read my Dad’s Obituary


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TGIM! 1-22-2018

TGIM! 1-22-2018
Happy Monday and a TGIM to you today!


The weather this past week has been crazy right?

How do you get your steps or exercise in if it is too cold to go outside?


This article lists some ways:


Song of the day: The Black Eyed Peas – Where Is The Love?
I was searching for love this past week and I definitely found it.
I found it in a lot of random connections I made in the world on Friday and on Sunday at the 3M Marathon where my friends and family supported me in this 13.1 mile run.  Thanks for helping me see this!
Quote of the day: “Both abundance and lack exist simultaneously in our lives, as parallel realities. It is always our conscious choice which secret garden we will tend… when we choose not to focus on what is missing from our lives but are grateful for the abundance that’s present — love, health, family, friends, work, the joys of nature and personal pursuits that bring us pleasure — the wasteland of illusion falls away and we experience Heaven on earth.”

~ Sarah Ban Breathnach


Matt’s Thought of the day:

Today is another amazing day to be alive.

Today I will show up to life and experience all that it has to offer.

Today I will declare that I am a Champion! I am a Champion!
You are a Champion! Believe in yourself. Believe that you can do anything you put your mind to. Believe it in your mind and commit it to yourself and you will achieve it.

Let’s do this day with joy!
Let’s be the change in the world we wish to see!
Let’s love others and ourselves and see how far the rabbit hole goes!

Keep on making positive changes and small baby steps.
I believe in you!

From Coach Matt

TGIM 01-15-2018

TGIM 01-15-2018

Happy Monday – TGIM!


Affirmation of the day:  Do things with your life to be the most interesting person you know.
Your days are numbered and one day you will die.  Are there things you want to do in your life?  The time to do them is now, because someday is going to come, and you never know what might happen in this life.  I don’t mean that in a depressing way, but the fact is no one knows how much time they have left on this earth.  Do you?

Song of the day – In the End – Linkin Park

Question the day: What will people remember you for?  It has been said that people won’t remember you for what you do they will remember you for how you make them feel.  How do you make other people feel when you are with them or leave them?

Love yourself.
You are unique.
Live your life with JOY!

Matt’s Thought for the day:

Follow the path that is right in front of you.  Follow it because that makes life super amazing and really really fascinating.  The path before you is the only path you have and that you know.  Keep doing things that make you feel good.  Keep doing things that give you life.  Make sure you schedule time for some self-love.  For a hobby.  For fun.  For life.  For vacation.  For rest.  So then you can be the person God created you to be!

Be yourself.  Or as some people put it, just do you!

Happy Monday!  Now go out and be awesome!



Happy Monday!

I am excited about the adventure that awaits us in the new year.

You can enter this year unafraid.

You can shine your own light into the darkness.

You can chose to show up today and honor this day with what you have been given.

Today you have been given life and can be courageous and step into the life that you have been called to live.

Today is going to be a really really awesome and amazing day because you can chose to have a great day no matter what happens.

Your attitude about today or this moment can make a difference.

Step into this day with joy.
Step into this day with love.
Step into this day with peace.
Step into this day with a smile on your face.

Today is a gift go celebrate it today.