So one year has gone by and here we are with our First Anniversary Show!
We’ve been training with Jenel Stevens as you’ve seen on our past blogs. We are in a bit of a transition because we need to find more time in the afternoon for things like FourC and other personal stuff so we really need to commit to morning workouts!
In reflection of this year, we’ve come to realize a few things:
It is important to recognize growth on your journey. It is also important to know when it’s necessary to make a shift in a new direction. We have grown this year, but we’ve also settled more into our new lifestyle and our new bodies. We don’t obsess over the scale the way we used to, we don’t obsess over our workouts – we try to keep a healthy balance.
But at the same time we recognize when we need to kick things up and we have learned that consistency is key. Stopping and starting gets you no where, this is something we continue to recognize on our path to our goals.
Many might think it’s weird that we still have goals, but we think that’s what life is all about, setting goals and accomplishing things, it’s my opinion that the minute you become complacent you give up or stop growing. What’s life without constantly trying to better yourself & your lot in life?
We started the show to help others and we hope we have been able to do that in our first year. We plan to continue to help others while branching out and growing in new directions.
It’s not always about “weight loss” or the scale, it’s not about working out 24/7. It’s about loving yourself enough to be healthy for yourself and your family. To live a long and happy life, to find what it is that makes you happy and to enjoy that to the fullest.
A big thing we have learned this year is that special occasions are just that, special occasions – we have grown to not “cheat” just because it’s the weekend. I am sure we will continue to grow and learn more this year and we thank you all for being on this journey with us!
We watched back our first show and we notice a few things that are the same and a few things that have changed!
On the first show:
Lisa was yelling into the microphone
We were cross fitting
We were eating Paleo
We struggled with early morning workouts
We preached finding what works for you
We were not runners but we were gearing up for the Color Run in Brooklyn
Our workout recovery was sweet potatoes
FourC Fitness Now:
Still eating Paleo and have successfully completed two Whole30’s
Still struggling to wake up for AM workouts but will not give up
Personally grown to know what works and what doesn’t work for us both exercise wise and eating wise.
We have met so many amazing people, guests and non-guests in the fitness community and those needing inspiration and guidance.
Our amazing past guests have included:
- Our first guest was Jenel Stevens, who has now been our personal trainer and has become a good friend.
-JoAnne Romanelli taught us more about Creating Energy and the self help we can use along with natural products to help with our energy levels!
- Christina Vircillo, Fitness Enthusiast and Mom joined us for show, Commit, part of the “FourC Series” shows. She shared with us how to make time for fitness on top of being a small business owner and busy mom!
Dasha Libin, she presented us with Body Series DVDs, and we had a massive Q&A fill with great tips!
Tea Green of Tea Rex Paleo Cookies came to talk more about Paleo & Crossfit.
Jeannine Andre-Burns, MS, CNS taught us all about Diabetes.
Scott Dean of Custom Fit Meals talked all about how the body works and how Custom Fit Meals can help you attain your goals.
Founders of Qinetic helped us out on our Resolutions episode
Michele Gordon, Miss Motivational provided us with some Quick Fitness tips and of course, tons of motivation!
Founders of Sportsetter introduced their newly launched App that assists in trying new fitness around the city and living a Multi Sport Lifestyle
Founders of OakPoint Health & Vitality came to teach us more about Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture.
Rebecca Golian of Vemma introduced us to VEMMA products and how they can aide in your active lifestyle
Julia & Kayte of Average2Athlete discussed their CMC experience and training.
Kenny Pena of Pena’s Fitness Method brought to light the importance of Fitness for Survival
Team MissFits/P.E.P.P.E.R taught us what goes in to Competition Training and how you can become a member of Team MissFits whether it be for personal goals or competing!
Kim Watkins of inSHAPE Fitness
Julia Dalton-Brush from FitJourney
Alan Courtenay, Personal Trainer and CEO of NYC Boot Camps
Kettlebell Kickboxing introducing the 7 Day Lean program
Linda, Breast Cancer Survivor and Fitness Enthusiast
Civilian Military Combine Race
City Challenge Race
Networking and taking up invites to try new workouts around the city!