Calling On All Mason County Business Community…..A Way to Give Back!

What a blessing to have a local business contribute $500 recently for the Saints’ Pantry Backpack Program. Shelton School District has identified 387 students who are either homeless or extremely low income.  With this contribution, 21 students will receive 60 child sized meals of nutritious non-perishable protein that tastes great and feeds the body with quality nutrients,vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber so critical for healthy body growth and brain development.

The need has never been greater with a reduction in food stamp allotments, nationwide drought & a significant decrease in food pantry donations by faithful food contributors.

Here’s how you can help.  Simply donate $24 per one non-perishable protein pouch (feeds 60 child sized meals).  Your $24 goes farther with the Community Challenge…as the regular price per pouch is $49.  Your $24 gets matched and is shipped out on your behalf directly to the Saints’ Pantry at no cost to the food pantry and with free shipping. These bags are given to the Shelton School District Liaison to these at-risk kids.

You can put out a “Community Challenge” with your business, members, customers, church congregations and individuals.  Simply take the funds you receive and order the “Community Challenge” pouches directly through Saint David’s Parrish “Giving: website.  http://saintdavids.visalusgiving.com

Imagine making the difference in the lives of children in our own community.

You can reach me with any questions @ coachcathyfitness@gmail.com

Our goal is reaching every one of the 387 students!

Blessings!  Coach Cathy ❤Image

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“Game On!” The Shelton Challenge Missing Link ~ Accountability & Competition!

So I got a phone call from my oldest daughter, Jacque, who lives in Orlando. At the moment I was in Safeway going through my Safeway Mobile App for screaming deals…when the phone rang.  The joy of hearing my daughter, who in her first 28 years of life was never more than 80 miles from me, tops my day, any day!

Jacque has no idea about “The Shelton Challenge” that God placed on my heart back in January 2012, that gets my community up and moving AND (KEY***) eating for health.  My obstacle was the accountability portion.  How do you make getting fit & eating healthy exciting for each person while incorporating some accountability to the equation?  That was my road block…obstacle that has loomed over my kicking this challenge into full gear.

Here in the aisles of Safeway, she shared with me a book that incorporates getting fit & healthy into a fun game with a specific format that breaks down ALL the obstacles! WoooHoooo!

The book is titled, “The Game On! Diet,” by Grey’s Anatomy writer, Krista Vernoff and her personal friend and fitness trainer, AZ Ferguson.  I do want to warn you, as Jacque did we me. The language Krista uses at times, is definitely not what would ever come out of my mouth.  However, the content, humor and game plan is absolutely brilliant!

Click on the book image below to get to browse inside…get a glimpse of this powerful tool..then get back to me to get going on building your team and opponents.  Yep, Game On!!!

Browse Inside The Game On! Diet: Kick Your Friend’s Butt While Shrinking Your Own by Krista Vernoff & Az Ferguson

Watch this video in which Krista and AZ share some of Game On! details as well as hear from some Game On! success stories.

I see this as a perfect balance between…for me “The Body By Vi Challenge” kicked into high gear.  For you, it may be the BBVi Challenge or you might be incorporating another weight loss/fitness platform.  Bottom line: Find what program works for you and kick it with Game On!

Goldsborough Creek Run Walk Jog Saturday June 2, 2012 Benefiting Mason General Hospital Foundation

Goldsborough Creek Run Walk Jog Saturday June 2, 2012

 

The Shelton Challenge encourages everyone, young to old, to participate in this year’s Goldsborough Creek’s Run ♦ Walk ♦ Jog this coming Saturday, June 2, 2012.

Geared to meet everyone’s fitness level. A great way for the entire family to participate.

Goldsborough Creek Run course begins on the Shelton Valley Loop Road. The 7-mile stretch takes the loop around the valley, with the 2-mile start line leaving the valley and progressing down Railroad Avenue.  All participants will have completed their race on Railroad Avenue prior to the start of the Mason County Forest Festival Paul Bunyan Parade.

A fabulous way to get out and MOVE while supporting the Mason General Hospital Foundation.

Can’t Wait to See Y’All @ the Finish Line!

Goldsborough Creek Run Walk Jog Saturday June 2, 2012 Benefiting Mason General Hospital Foundation

Wow! What a beautiful morning for this 7 mile walk. Started @ 7 am in the Shelton Valley with just a light drizzle or rain…lasted just a few minutes. So many of our prayers were answered!! The countryside was amazing as it seemed to stretch out forever with curious cows wondering what is this herd of people doing?!?!?
The fellow walkers were a joy to participate with….actually the most fun was getting to know one another as we waited for everyone to finish for the coveted “Raffle!”  The crowd was packed with women who work @ Mason General Hospital. Loved seeing these ladies helping to support their employer and put fitness and health as a priority.
I am in awe to think about my past year’s journey with the Body by Vi Challenge that literally took me from being overweight, tired…very little energy, as well as pain & fatigue from the past 16 years due to Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy…a disease I sustained from a volleyball injury.  Took me from being an active parent, soccer player, school nurse, volleyball & soccer coach to minimal activity…only able to continue volleyball coaching, Praise the Lord!  Yes, Victim to Victorious!!!
To learn more about the Body by Vi Journey, visit http://CoachCathyChallenge.com  It could be the answer to your prayers, like me; or someone you might know.  Feel free to share this information and website with others you know and love.
Goldsborough Creek 7 Mile Walk June 2, 2012  Victim to Victorious!

Goldsborough Creek 7 Mile Walk June 2, 2012 Victim to Victorious!

Goldsborough Creek Run Walk Jog Saturday June 2, 2012 Benefiting Mason General Hospital Foundation

Goldsborough Creek Run Walk Jog Saturday June 2, 2012

Goldsborough Creek Run Walk Jog Saturday June 2, 2012 Benefiting Mason General Hospital Foundation
Goldsborough Creek Run ♦ Walk Jog ♦ Saturday June 2, 2012 Benefiting Mason General Hospital Foundation

 

 

The Shelton Challenge encourages everyone, young to old, to participate in this year’s Goldsborough Creek’s Run ♦ Walk ♦ Jog this coming Saturday, June 2, 2012.

Geared to meet everyone’s fitness level. A great way for the entire family to participate.

Goldsborough Creek Run course begins on the Shelton Valley Loop Road. The 7-mile stretch takes the loop around the valley, with the 2-mile start line leaving the valley and progressing down Railroad Avenue.  All participants will have completed their race on Railroad Avenue prior to the start of the Mason County Forest Festival Paul Bunyan Parade.

A fabulous way to get out and MOVE while supporting the Mason General Hospital Foundation.

Scroll Down for Ways to Get Registered…..Can’t Wait to See Y’All @ the Finish Line!

Three Ways To Register

  1. On-line registration powered by Active.com.  Requires use of credit card; a processing fee will also apply. Click here.
  2. Print the form below and mail with fee.
  3. Pick up a form from one of our sponsoring locations and mail with fee.  Locations:
    1. Mason General Hospital Foundation office (behind McDonald’s in Shelton)
    2. Anytime Fitness in Shelton
    3. Athletic Club in Shelton
    4. South Sound Running in Olympia and Tacoma

A reduced Early Registration fee of $20 applies if registering before May 14, 2011.
All orders for optional shirt must be completed by May 14, 2011.

IT’S ALL YOUR FAULT!

Just had to share this powerful post from Eric Wang, Pharm.D. Candidate.  We can come up with so many excuses why our weight is where it is, or our health.  Thanks Eric for hitting it right on the nail.  Just like the caption….

 

No more excuses!

Are you unhappy with your life right now? Are you upset with the way things are or have been for the last couple years, maybe even decades? Well, it’s YOUR fault. Yeah, that’s right. It’s your fault! Don’t blame anyone else. You caused it!

I think George Washington Carver said it best: “Ninety-nine percent of all failures come from people who have a habit of making excuses.”  If you are not successful, chances are you’re making excuses. You’re rationalizing your lack of success: “Oh well, I have the genes for fatness…it’s not MY fault. My life sucks because my parents were never there for me…I can’t be successful in life because I look ugly and I can’t afford facial reconstruction surgery…I can’t be happy because blahsey-blahsey-blah”

As Tony Robbins says, “the only thing keeping you from getting what you want is the STORY you keep telling yourself about why you can’t have it.”

If you don’t like your outcomes, change your responses. You can’t control what happens to you, but you can choose the way you respond to what has happened. In fact, you have the “response-ibility” to choose your response.

If you’re following my blog and you don’t want to take 100% responsibility for your success or lack thereof, unfollow me right now. I’m serious. Unfollow.

If you’re following my Tumblr, Facebook page, or Youtube channel, I expect you not only to read or watch what I post. I expect you to apply it. Live it. Every single day of your life, ask yourself how you can improve your life and the lives of those around you. I want you to succeed. And, I know you can succeed. I’m holding you to a higher standard now.

Maybe you didn’t realize that the moment you subscribed to my YouTube channel, the moment you “liked” my facebook page, the moment you clicked “follow,” you’ve unofficially enrolled in my exclusive coaching sessions. I’m your coach now.  And, as long as you are under my coaching, there will be no settling for less than you deserve. There will be no blaming or pointing fingers at anyone except yourself.  If you’re not ready to make that commitment, it’s ok. Come back when you’re ready.

If you are still with me, I want to share this tip with you that I got from reading Jack Canfield’s book “The Success Principles” last night. I highly recommend this book. Please do yourself a favor and buy it and apply it!

Here’s the tip: if something doesn’t turn out as planned, ask yourself the following questions:

How did I create that?

What was I thinking?

What were my beliefs?

What did I say or not say?

What did I do or not do to create that result?

How did I get the other person to act that way?

What do I need to do differently next time to get the result I want?

Genuinely answer those questions every time you get a sub-optimal or just unsatisfying result, and before long, you’ll find yourself on the fast-track to doubling your health, your fitness, and your income in half the time. Guaranteed.

-Eric

Eric Wang, Pharm.D. Candidate

Who is The Shelton Challenge for? The extremely obese to elite athletes…listen to their stories.

The Shelton Challenge, powered by the Body by Vi 90 Day Challenge, has the ability to not only help those who have significant weight & health issues, but also seasonal to elite athletes.  The Challenge is a platform to help us be more aware of the foods we are putting into our body so we can make better decisions on avoiding the foods that damage our bodies.  Getting out a moving, simply 15-30 minutes a day can be a tremendous beginning for some while others will focus on raising their level of current activity.

Enjoy hearing from Courtney Cummings & Eric Rose.  May it inspire you to take on The Challenge.

Supporting the Saints’ Pantry in feeding the hungry

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What a pleasure working alongside the Saints’ Pantry here in Shelton.  The Saints’ Pantry simple mission is to feed the hungry & poor in Shelton.  Am so proud of the incredible support from our local community who support the efforts of the Saints’ Pantry.  http://saintspantry.org/partners.htm

The Saints’ Pantry has been approved to be a recipient of the ViSalus Community Challenge.  The one area of GREAT need is for quality non-perishable protein for children and families.  What the Community Challenge provides is the ability for churches, individual’s as well as local businesses can help donate $24 for 60 meals for children/30 for adults.  ViSalus will match that $24 with another $24 and send to the Saints’ Pantry one V–Shake pouch on their behalf.

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