Stress can kill you or make you a tight mess. It can adversel, negatively affect the muscles you wish you had and are, like most people, carrying around 10-15 extra pounds. For me, personally,it affected my balance, sense of well-being and yep, I ended up carrying an extra 10 lbs! This led to painful aches in my back and poor coordination. I fell lots-up or downstairs, it didn’t seem to matter…
So, enter needing another gym, as my beloved Curves was closing. Now, I thought I’d get my husband, Clark to workout with me at…We chose Brick Bodies and, in January, it’ll be a year! And, truly my personal trainer is the reason I feel so much better and dropped those 10 unwanted pounds!. That’s why I’m grateful to have him in my life!
I started with First Step-60 Days, for those folks that hadn’t ever belonged to a full gym. Me! Then,Next Steps, then he became my Personal Trainer 1 hour/week. I’m not falling anymore! My coordination is better and I feel more balanced. My neurological atrophy rears its ugly head-my balance IS getting worse…I can’t stop it…But, exercise makes me stronger and more in control! Jeff makes sure I’m okay and makes me sit between machines or free weights. This makes a HUGE difference in my quality of life!
I couldn’t ask for a better Coach/friend. Thanks to Jeff, I’m a “weeble”,you know…”Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down!”
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Coffee became lunch,as two busy women tried to find the time to chat & catch up. Patsy Anderson, Organizer/Promoter of the Award-winning Women’s Expo in March 2015 www.womensexpo.com is my choice for being grateful that she’s in my life!
We had lunch at Olde Mill Cafe-super Savannah chicken salad sandwich which we shared. I’ll let Debbie explain what is on the sandwich, 4 Frederick Road before Ellicott City, Main Street. I plan to return!
Patsy is busy helping others design and plan their Expo. Patsy’s CEO of www.womensexpoforum.com
& Six Figure Woman is a part of that business-she is a Concept Designer & will help any business’ bottom line.
We caught up with each others lives and businesses. What else are two entrepreneurial friends going to chat about? Our transitions taking place in our businesses. Patsy is a Trainer for CEOSpace. I shared how I need to drill down my niche. Patsy gently suggested midlife women with challenges/disabilities often in transition as an entrepreneur…
The confidence people with challenges/disabilities is needed to gather the courage to step out of their “comfort zone”. I believe they can start/grow their business. I thought about it-it really was the determination to never give up that make
some great entrepreneurs! This is a survival struggle now…The skills honed by having a disability are perceived to be a weakness, a hindrance to success, when that determined, never-gonna quit attitude sustains the business/company!!
Marcia Merrill, firstname.lastname@example.org
AKA The Transition Chick!
Does networking strike terror in your heart? Would rather get a root canal than enter a room full of strangers and make conversation?! You know I coach midlife women, often with physical or invisible disabilities, in transitions… We need to be “out there” to re-enter the job market, want to advance your career/business, or wannabe entrepreneur. We especially need to network.
Did you know 80% jobs were found through networking? The percentages go up. The higher the salary, the higher the percentages and more networking! How about the money spent on arranging/hosting a Networking event? Hope it’s accessible for all of us!Sometimes, there’s an entrance fee to attend! But there are plenty that don’t charge…FREE food! Even though costly, the business professionals know that approximately two or 3 million bucks is generated through Networking! Too many zeroes to write! But, when you think about everything, from the golf course to the neighborhood association and any place you go…the lunchroom, friends/family get-together, church, watching your children play a sport, and at one of those networking events. Don’t worry you’re not shoving a business card at them!
What do you do? Find out in Part II !