QUOTE OF THE DAY: You’ve got 86,400 seconds today! Have you used one to smile? 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: My initial thought for this post was just to reflect on the 86,400 seconds that you get every day.  I could write a whole post on that.

And then I just read an article about my favorite subject – running, and how smiling while you run could improve your performance by up to 2.5%.

So this quote above seemed to make perfect sense to me to include today.  And the article below is a reflection on the 86,400 seconds you are given each day.

So today I hope that you can find the energy to smile.  I hope that you can use your time wisely.  And I hope that you have an awesome Monday!


1) My smile is contagious
2) I spread positive energy to others with the power of my smile
3) My smile is one of my best features 


The Sun…


“The sun shows up every morning, no matter how bad you’ve been the night before. It shines without judgment. It never withholds. It warms the sinners, the saints, the druggies, the cheerleaders—the saved and the heathens alike. You can hide from the sun, but it won’t take you personally. It’ll never, ever punish you for hiding. You can stay in the dark for years or decades, and when you finally step outside, it’ll be there.”
~ Glennon Doyle

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:  I stumbled upon this quote this week and I thought it was pretty good and worth sharing. What do you think?


1) Each morning I open my eyes to the light of a new day with feelings of joy and wonder. I experience life with renewed vigor and optimism.
2) Every day is a new day, new hope, and new opportunity.
3) The morning shines upon everyone the same. Its beauty is for rich or poor alike. You are not less than anyone else in the eyes of the morning.

Things you can control…


QUOTE OF THE DAY: I can’t control everything…but one thing I can control is my attitude and I am going to make it sure it’s a good one! 


I was thinking again today about some basic things you can do and control in your life.  I am sure there is more to add to this list, but read this article below for some good information on some things you can actually control in your life.

For instance, you can control what you put into your body.  You can control what you eat.  You can control what you spend your money on.  You can control your exercise routine and you can control how much sleep you get. 

These are some basic things you can do to have a good attitude and live a healthy life. 

Do you agree or disagree with the things in the article?  What would you add to the list?  Let me know.  I would love to hear from you.


1) Today, I am brimming with energy and overflowing with joy.
2) Happiness is a choice. I base my happiness on my own accomplishments and the blessings I’ve been given.
3) I am blessed with an incredible family and wonderful friends

Just be yourself…


You can NEVER be like someone else! Just be yourself and you will find that you’ll be much happier that way and accomplish more as well.  ~ Surgeo Bell

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: You are amazing. You are doing a great job at life today. You are rocking it today.

Dr. Seuss put it like this:  “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

There is only one person with your unique and special fingerprints,
DNA, smile, and personality.  You were made with unique gifts and mission in this life.   

“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.” Zig Ziglar

If you are still alive today there is hope.  Hope for a better tomorrow. Hope for today.  Hope for choosing a better attitude and a better day.

And you never know, you could die tomorrow, so let’s live well today. 

TGIM! Let’s make the best of it!


1) You are alive for a reason.
2) You are alive for a purpose.
3) You have the freedom & power to create the life you desire.

Your Monday thoughts…


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. 

Believe in yourself…


QUOTE OF THE DAY: Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.  ~ Norman Vincent Peale

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:  Well here we are at another Monday.  This Monday happens to be the first Monday of the month so that is extra cool right?  Happy Monday! TGIM! 

I hope by sending you this it helps a couple of people out there.  I had several people join my 21-day thankfulness challenge and that is awesome.  It is keeping gratitude daily on my mind.  

I have been doing this now for 18 months.  That’s about 78 times that I have written a post every Monday.  Going with what the quote says above I believe in myself, I believe in this blog or email.  I believe you can change your life by changing the way you think.  I believe you can do most anything you put your mind to.  So let’s have a great month.  Let’s refocus and start strong on this Monday.  On this first Monday in July let’s do the basics.  Eat healthy, move your body and drink lots of water.  

If you want to laugh a little as well, I wanted to share a fun little podcast that I have been enjoying that’s a comedy podcast called Don’t make me come back there.  I needed another funny podcast to listen to because Tim Hawkins stopped doing  his after 100 episodes.   


1) My life is filled with an abundance of goodness.
2) I am so grateful for supportive friends and a loving family.
3) I am blessed.

Mondays are for Fresh Starts!


QUOTE OF THE DAY: Mondays are for fresh starts! 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Maybe you have fallen off the bandwagon in your health, fitness, yoga, or meditation game.  Maybe your regular routine has gotten off a bit. 

Welcome to your fresh new day.  Welcome to your fresh new start.  Welcome to this thing we call Monday.  Thank God it’s Monday!

Because it is Monday, I hope you can put your best foot forward and shine and get back on track.  Maybe you took a vacation and your eating got a little off track.  OR maybe you had a little too much fun this weekend.  Whatever the case might be, let’s start off fresh with a new week and a new day and a new Monday. 

One of the simplest and most powerful ways you can start your day off right is by being thankful. 

Here is a great article on the power of being thankful. 

Benefits of Gratitude

Also, if you are looking to kick start your fitness routine or if you are looking to change up your fitness routine, then I have something for you.  I have multiple free codes to try out Camp Gladiator for one month for free.  Let me know if you are interested.  I would be happy to talk to you about it. 

Happy Monday! TGIM!
Put your best foot forward today!
Good luck! Be thankful. 


1) Monday is my favorite day of the week
2) I love Mondays
3) Mondays are for fresh starts
I wake up happy and excited every single day!