Enough But Unfinished

 

overcoming feelings of inadequacy

 

Coach Erik here:

The biggest obstacle in our quest to live the fit, vital and empowered life we deserve is fear. Our biggest fear is we are not enough and ultimately won’t be loved. We often enact this fear in one of two ways:

1) We don’t take massive action out of fear of “failing” and ultimately not feeling enough.

2) We load ourselves up with perfectionism and judgment, which keeps us in a never ending cycle of frustration and not feeling enough (even if we are achieving positive results.)

This inner obstacle or as I like to call it the, “not enough monster” robs us of our ability to take massive action as well as the joy, happiness and fulfillment we all crave. The good news is you can make a radicle shift in an instant, that can change the game forever.

I invite you to consider, you are enough but unfinished. When you operate from a baseline of enough, who you are and how deserving you are of love is not tied into your success. This is the ultimate freedom and gives you the opportunity to pursue your dreams without the fear of failing and ultimately not feeling loved.

Take away: You are enough but unfinished. Making this shift liberates your ability to take massive action not from a place of fear and inadequacy, but from a place of power and love.

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning fitness and wellness coach and author of the book, LIVE FIT AND BE WELL: A Personal Transformation Workbook. (Amazon: http://amzn.to/t3z97A ) In addition to training for life, he is a 13-time marathoner and 5- time Ironman Triathlon finisher.

Connect with Coach Erik and the Fit and Well Tribe online at http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com There you will find community, support, inspiration, and awesome training videos too! 

 
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Walking The (Fire) Walk

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Coach Erik here:

How do you walk on fire and not get burned? I learned this and many more powerful life lessons while participating in a fire walk ceremony. 

What is a fire walk?

Fire walking is the act of walking barefoot on a bed of fire and hot embers. The ceremony has been around for thousands of years and is often used by cultures around the world to celebrate strength, courage, action, power and faith.

You’re probably wondering why on earth did I do this? For me the fire walk was a metaphor for taking action in spite of fear. For over 17 years I have invited people to step out of their comfort zones. To take inspired action and create a new story of what is possible in their lives.  In short I felt called to walk the talk and reaffirm my commitment to pushing my own boundaries.

At the end of the day this was not about fire walking. This was about standing up and saying no to fear and yes to living an even more vital, empowered and fulfilled life.

Here’s what I learned from my fire walk experience and what I invite you to consider when facing a fear in your own life:

1) When you do the thing you thought you could not do the possibilities of your life exponentially expand. To do this you must exercise your fath and courage like a muscle. Faith and courage consistently used gets stronger. If you think you can’t then you must. Meaning you must do that which you fear the most. The key is not to fight the fear but move (act) with it like a dance. A life liberated from fear is a life filled with unlimited possibilities and joy.

2) Your energy is sourced by your physiology. Change your physiology change your life.  You can change our biochemistry and get into a peak state instantly by your posture and the way you breadth and move. Emotion is created by motion. You are infinitely more powerful then you think you are.

3) What you focus on becomes your reality.  Focus equals feelings. Placing your minds eye on what you want (versus what you don’t want) drives you towards our goals.

4) Your biography is not your destiny. The quality of your life is shaped by the story you tell yourself. You can design a new compelling story by creating new empowering evidence and attaching powerful language to that experience.

Take away: You don’t need to do a fire walk to break through and change the trajectory of your life. Talking inspired action in spite of fear is a game changer. You can do this by:

Exercising your faith and courage like a muscle by doing things you thought you could not do.

Changing your physiology into a peak state with your posture, focus and movement.

Focusing on what you want to happen. What you focus on you feel. This becomes your experience.

Creating a new definition of yourself. You are not your past story. To get what you want you must decide to give up your old story of “can’t” and create new evidence supporting a new empowering definition of who you are and what you are capable of.

You may still be asking yourself, “Erik have you lost your mind?” The answer is a loud yes! I have indeed lost my mind and as a result reawakened the power of my body and spirit.

By taking inspired action in spite of fear you can too.

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning fitness and wellness coach and author of the book, LIVE FIT AND BE WELL: A Personal Transformation Workbook. (Amazon: http://amzn.to/t3z97A ) In addition to training for life, he is a 13-time marathoner and 5- time Ironman Triathlon finisher.

Connect with Coach Erik and the Fit and Well Tribe online at http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com There you will find community, support, inspiration, and awesome training videos too! 

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Get Hot & Get Healthy w/ Chili Peppers

chili peppersCoach E here:

The superfood superhero of the day is peppers. Peppers contain a powerful healing compound called capsaicinoids. This is particularly true of chili peppers which derive their heat as well as their anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relieving), anti-cancer, heart healthy effects from high levels of capsaicinoids.

In addition chili peppers:

1) Can assist in the weight loss process through increased fat utilization.

2) Are loaded with disease fighting antioxidants.

3) Contain 2x the amount of vitamin C found in citrus fruit.

4) Can help relieve headaches.

5) May relieve symptoms of arthritis

6) May help prevent chronic sinus infections.

7) May help prevent intestinal disease/discomfort.

Almost any dish can benefit from a small amount of hot chili peppers. I invite you to consider adding them to soups, stews, chili, stir- fry, salads and salsas.

Take away: Add small amounts of chili peppers to your diet and enjoy the zesty taste and powerful healing benefits.

 

Get hot and get healthy!

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning fitness and wellness coach and author of the book, LIVE FIT AND BE WELL: A Personal Transformation Workbook. (Amazon: http://amzn.to/t3z97A ) In addition to training for life, he is a 13-time marathoner and 5- time Ironman Triathlon finisher.

Connect with Coach Erik and the Fit and Well Tribe online at http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com There you will find community, support, inspiration, and awesome training videos too! 

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The Power of Being Yourself

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Coach Erik here:

Growing up I wanted to be the next Larry Bird. Then I wanted to be the next Mark Allen. After that I wanted to be the next Bob Harper. Then one day I decided to be the best Erik Hajer I could be and my life transformed.

Take away: Comparison is the voice of the oppressor. Instead of trying to be a second rate version of somebody else, unleash the power of a first rate version on yourself. 

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning fitness and wellness coach and author of the book, LIVE FIT AND BE WELL: A Personal Transformation Workbook. (Amazon: http://amzn.to/t3z97A ) In addition to training for life, he is a 13-time marathoner and 5- time Ironman Triathlon finisher.

Connect with Coach Erik and the Fit and Well Tribe online at http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com There you will find community, support, inspiration, and awesome training videos too! 

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Pick Yourself

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Coach Erik here:

There were times in my life when I sat back and waited to be “picked.” Picked for a job, picked for a team, picked for a date, picked for a purpose driven life that rocked. Then I decided to pick myself, and my life transformed.

 

Take away: Pick Yourself. 

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning fitness and wellness coach and author of the book, LIVE FIT AND BE WELL: A Personal Transformation Workbook. (Amazon: http://amzn.to/t3z97A ) In addition to training for life, he is a 13-time marathoner and 5- time Ironman Triathlon finisher.

Connect with Coach Erik and the Fit and Well Tribe online at http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com There you will find community, support, inspiration, and awesome training videos too! 

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How to Awaken The Lion Within

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 Coach Erik here:

“Your biggest challenge isn’t someone else. It’s the ache in your lungs, and the burning in your legs and the voice inside you that yells can’t. But you don’t listen. You just push harder. And then you hear the voice whisper CAN and you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the person you are!” – Unknown

Through inspired action we create new empowering evidence that supports our ability to break through. There is no action without faith and courage. My invitation today is to decide what you want and take action in spite of fear. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Listen for the voice of CAN even if it feels hard. Know that through consistency, tenacity and faith it will get easier and it will manifest. 

Remember: The person you may have once thought you were, is no match for the lion you really are.

Roar! 

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning fitness and wellness coach and author of the book, LIVE FIT AND BE WELL: A Personal Transformation Workbook. (Amazon: http://amzn.to/t3z97A ) In addition to training for life, he is a 13-time marathoner and 5- time Ironman Triathlon finisher.

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Hard Core Abdominal Workout (Video.)

Join award-winning trainer Erik Hajer in rocking this 9 min. high intensity core circuit.

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning fitness and wellness coach and author of the book, LIVE FIT AND BE WELL: A Personal Transformation Workbook. (Amazon: http://amzn.to/t3z97A ) In addition to training for life, he is a 13-time marathoner and 5- time Ironman Triathlon finisher.

Connect with Coach Erik and the Fit and Well Tribe online at http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com There you will find community, support, inspiration, and awesome training videos too! 

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Superfood Superhero: Quinoa Porridge

quinoa super porrage

 Coach Erik here:

 

This weeks superfood superhero is a recipe for my quinoa porridge. This delicious superfood mix is a nutritional juggernaut that will give you that morning pow! 

 

Coach E’s Quinoa Super Porridge:

1) ¼ cup Arrowhead Mills Quinoa & Whole Grain Rice Cereal http://bit.ly/YHYP7u

2) 2 Tablespoons Chia seeds

3) 1 teaspoon Agave Nectar or 1/4 cup fresh fruit 

 

Benefits:

– Easy and delicious morning meal

– Protein rich

– Loaded with disease antioxidants  

– High in vitamins and minerals especially B5 helps with the production of energy

– Great source of omega- 3  associated with weight loss, disease prevention feelings of well-being

–  High fiber content keep you feeling satiated

 

 Enjoy!

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning fitness and wellness coach and author of the book, LIVE FIT AND BE WELL: A Personal Transformation Workbook. (Amazon: http://amzn.to/t3z97A ) In addition to training for life, he is a 13-time marathoner and 5- time Ironman Triathlon finisher.

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You Are More Than a Meat Dress

 

 

Lady Gaga-Meat Dress

 

 

 

Coach Erik here:

When it comes to breakthrough fitness you are so much more than a “meat dress/suit.” You are an integrated whole whose thoughts, feelings, actions, environment, community, sleep, friendships, nourishment choices all play a vital role in your health and well- being.  Wellness pioneer Greg Anderson once wrote, “The concept of total wellness recognizes that our every thought, word, and behavior affects our greater health and well-being. And we, in turn, are affected not only emotionally but also physically and spiritually.”

Are you a “well being?” Is there a particular area of your life that is asking (or screaming) for more attention and love?

Take away: You are more than a body and lifelong fitness and wellness requires more than diet and exercise. I invite you to look at yourself as not just a body but an integrated whole. You are so much more than a “meat dress/suit.” A fitness and wellness plan that awakens the power of the “whole you” is one that leads to abundant health, happiness and lasting transformation.  Remember everything counts. Every act of wellness (no matter how small) is a cause set in motion!

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning fitness and wellness coach and author of the book, LIVE FIT AND BE WELL: A Personal Transformation Workbook. (Amazon: http://amzn.to/t3z97A ) In addition to training for life, he is a 13-time marathoner and 5- time Ironman Triathlon finisher.

Connect with Coach Erik and the Fit and Well Tribe online at http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com There you will find community, support, inspiration, and awesome training videos too! 

 
Please pass this along to anyone you know who may need a boost. 

 

 

 

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Got Attitude?

attitude is everythingCoach Erik here: 

When it comes to living your most fit, vital, and empowered life attitude is everything. Viktor Frankl once wrote, “Everything can be taken from a person but one thing: The last of human freedoms to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances to choose one’s own way.” 

A positive attitude keeps you open to possibility and focused on solutions. It gives you the energy to take inspired action in spite of fear. A positive attitude opens your heart and allows you to live more fully.

The magic is YOU get to choose your attitude! No matter what happens to you it’s the attitude you bring to the situation that shapes your destiny.

Some people look at a rose and see only thorns. Other people look at a shrub and see the potential for a magnificent flower. Who will YOU choose to be today?

 

Erik Hajer is an award-winning fitness and wellness coach and author of the book, LIVE FIT AND BE WELL: A Personal Transformation Workbook. (Amazon: http://amzn.to/t3z97A ) In addition to training for life, he is a 13-time marathoner and 5- time Ironman Triathlon finisher.

Connect with Coach Erik and the Fit and Well Tribe online at http://erikhajer3.wpengine.com There you will find community, support, inspiration, and awesome training videos too! 

 
Please pass this along to anyone you know who may need a boost. 

 

 

 

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