Celebrate that!


Celebration is a kind of food we all need in our lives, and each individual brings a special recipe or offering, so that together we will make a great feast. Celebration is a human need that we must not, and can not, deny. It is richer and fuller when many work and then celebrate together.” ~ Corita Kent 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: We just finished up another 12 week Fitbit class that I lead for the City of Austin.  At the end of it, I encourage people to celebrate whatever they have accomplished.  Being able to do some positive, whether it’s big or small, let’s celebrate it all.  That’s where I found this quote for today.  A lot of people get a lot of steps in every day.  That’s great!  Celebrate that.  Some people don’t meet their daily step goals.  At least they are trying.  Let’s celebrate that!

We should celebrate more things in life.  Right? 

Do you have a joyful moment or a celebration to share?  Let’s hear it.  Reply and let me know. 

Here are some things I encourage people to celebrate:

1) Getting your 10,000 steps in more days than not.
2) Trying every day to get your 10,000 steps in.
3) Practicing a new fitness routine.
4) Rising in the morning to get your body moving.
5) Having a meditation practice. 
6) Having a gratitude practice. 
7) Waking up today. 

What would you add to the list? 

TGIM! Let’s celebrate this day!

From Coach Matt


1) I am enough. 
2) I celebrate the little things in my life.
3) I celebrate the big things in my life.
4) I celebrate me and my accomplishments. 
5) I enjoy sharing celebrations of other people. 

Little things that make a big difference…

Happy Monday! TGIM!


Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
~Winston Churchill

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:  Our attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference in our lives.  Maybe you are not having the day you had anticipated.  Maybe it is not going that great for you.  What can you do about it? 

Believe it or not, I have bad days too.  I have days where I am not happy or am feeling down.  I think we can do some little things that can make a big difference in our lives.  One thing I like to do is have a gratitude practice.  I just start naming things I am grateful for.  This is a small thing that can make a big difference. 

I also like to text my friends and just share how I am doing.  Sharing this also makes a difference.  Having someone to express my feelings to makes a significant difference. 

The other day, I noticed that the chain on my road bike was making a little bit of noise.  I decided that I would try to lube up the chain.  I had some lube and applied it to the chain.  This was a very small thing I did and it took less than 5 minutes.  But I noticed it made such a huge difference on my 30 minutes ride that afternoon.  Riding the bike felt so smooth.  It felt so much easier to pedal my bike.  It felt like it did when I first got it.  I definitely will be doing that more often.  Maybe even once a month instead of once every 6 months like I had been doing it.  Such an easy thing I just forgot to do. 

What little things in your life do you do daily, weekly, or monthly that make a big difference?

Reply and let me know. 

From Coach Matt

1) I welcome positivity every day.
2) I believe in myself.
3) I am comfortable being myself.
4) When I can’t change the situation, I change my attitude.
5) I am peaceful and content at a deep level of my being.