Anatomy of a Fitness Breakthrough

Anatomy of a Fitness Breakthrough

February 21st, 2013 // 5:46 pm @

Coach Erik here:

I offer we don’t want to transform our bodies. What we really want is to transform how we feel. The irony is when we change how we feel in the present moment we awaken our power to transform our bodies and our lives.

My offering today is an invitation to travel lite. To let go of your old story, shed emotional weight and create the inner space to live the fit, vital and empowered life you deserve.

I invite you to consider the following possibilities:

Permission to be perfectly imperfect.

Permission to take time for yourself. (Keep in mind we are simply better when we care and nurture ourselves. Plus we have more to give to those we love!)

Self-Judgment is the voice of the oppressor. Are you willing to continue to be enslaved by this negative voice?

Fear of judgment is really the fear of not being loved and accepted. When we love and accept ourselves does it matter any more if we are judged?

Every act of fitness/wellness counts!

You are not your old story. Begin to write a new story by creating new empowering evidence (supporting new beliefs about yourself) in the present moment.

Forgiveness of yourself and others can lead to profound freedom and healing.

Often it’s not about what we eat, but healing the pain that is eating at us.

Lasting transformation requires a powerful dynamic force. There is no force more powerful then love.

Take away:

I invite you to travel lite. Let the light of awareness and love help you heal and shed emotional weight. This is the key to the happiness and vitality we all yearn for. 

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: ) 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 There you will find community, support, inspiration, and fitness and wellness videos too! 

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


Category : Blog/Vlog &Health & Wellness Musings

6 Comments → “Anatomy of a Fitness Breakthrough”

  1. Toni

    11 years ago

    Coach E.,

    I just got through watching a video via a link you sent in an email, I believe yesterday, and I ran across this…and it was no accident. It spoke to me deeply, and touched my heart. It is the truth!!!! Thank you for all you do, and for believing in us! I will see you again in Boot Camp 13!!

  2. erikhajer


    11 years ago

    Hey Toni-

    I am so happy this post resonated with you! I’m looking forward to continuing to support and celebrate you on your fitness and wellness journey!

    Keep on rocking! 🙂


  3. Toni

    11 years ago

    Thanks, Coach E.!!

    Wanted to let you know that I am -7.2# over BC 12, will take my measurements tomorrow a.m.!!! 🙂 Your words of encouragement have empowered me to find my strength within. I think I finally “got it.” 🙂

  4. erikhajer


    11 years ago

    You are on fire Toni! You are awakened you power. Keep on rocking!


  5. Amanda

    11 years ago

    I love this post, Erik! “You are not your old story…creating new empowering evidence..”
    I just finished doing an interval video you created on March 28th. It was Day 3 of my commitment to creating my new story.
    Thank you! Your love and support is palpable and it helps!
    I feel AWESOME!

    • erikhajer


      11 years ago

      Hey Amanda- Your are living a new story! I ams so happy for you. Please keep us posted. Keep on rocking!


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