Motivational Moday 8/22/16 – I didn’t forget, I just was busy during the day! (apologies)

Okay, so I didn’t forget about “motivational Monday’s” with all of you, I was spending all day yesterday and most of today with my partner and got caught up in their cuteness and had to put blogging on hold until now because they left to go back home (out of state). This long distance relationship stuff is part of my get away from the computer so I can spend quality time with people. I hope no one is angry with me, I will try to finish up a motivational Monday youtube video tonight for all those in bed to watch tomorrow! I hope my words will continue to inspire, motivate and help those no matter their journey. Thank you to all of my followers who continue to make my day with your adventure, positive, informational and very interesting post! all of you have a great minds and it is shown through your writing and your topic of choice. “We all have bad days but is it how we spend it that makes the difference in our lives” -Shay-lon


Your fitness blogger,

Shay-lon xoxo


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Hello! College graduate in exercise science and ACSM Certified Personal Trainer. My blog has all kinds of fun topics, something for everyone who is anyone that involves themselves with fitness. I like to think of fitness as a confidence booster, something to make us feel good and look good & pushes us to do things that make us feel more productive, unstoppable and stronger mentally and physically. My blog focuses on building people, and helping people see their true potential, while also sharing my journey with workouts, competing with powerlifting, and sharing how to's on workouts, so you step inside the gym with more knowledge. I don't know everything but I am on a voyage to build my character, my strength and work on my weaknesses --- with awesome people in my corner who support me and my goals. I plan on being your cheerleader, friend, coach and trainer all-in-one and most of all, I want to be your listener, the person who can listen and gain more knowledge about you and learn what makes fitness important to you; what's your why! (Your why will carry you to the finish line). It's important to have purpose for something, because you will need that purpose when you start to give up on yourself or want to quit. "Don't let the fire that guides you, dim" - Shay-lon Besides the fitness stuff, I reside in Ohio, love dogs and love pizza. Typical 26 year old trying to build an empire that brings out the best in others and makes me the best person I can be in all aspects in my life. Before I die, I want a reason to live, and I was given that reason each day I am able to wake up --- I have learned to not take life for granted and to explore as much as possible because to live with zero regrets would be fantastic! "I've conquered many things, but I still have much to learn about life, because nobody can know everything. & every battle is different" - Shay-lon

25 thoughts on “Motivational Moday 8/22/16 – I didn’t forget, I just was busy during the day! (apologies)

  1. I guess it’s imperative to spend time with real people and friends and family and draw a clear line between the virtual and the real world. While we’re all part of the virtual world in this blogosphere, and help each other in a positive way to promote our personal goals and aspirations, the truth remains that we have to ultimately return to our real world where we can actually see our goals materialize and enjoy their success with the real people in our lives. So please don’t apologize for spending a little time with your partner. That should be a priority over everything else, more so over the virtual! Thanks for your motivational posts.

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    1. Hello,
      I agree. When I first started looking into wanting to be a blogger, everyone I had spoken with had told me “I would need to make sacrifices in my real world in order to be a good blogger and keep an audience”. I learned that, yes blogging does take a lot of time and practice and you make sacrifices with time, because I know I spent so much time blogging in order to reach people. I never understood how it could ruin relationships with family and/or friends or spouses and I figured it was because people didn’t have a balance in their lives. While I do realize we have to promote ourselves on social media and constantly make this a part of our everyday lives, I still believed in order to be a good blogger, one needs to spend the majority of their lives in the real world in order to write about it. In the end, talking and spending time with everyone on social media is fun but I don’t allow it take away time from others in my life in the real world, because I don’t believe I need to sacrifice such relationships in order to achieve greatness in my writing, I believe I have to spend more time in the real world in order to achieve greatness in my writing! πŸ˜€

      Thank you for your understanding and feedback!



      1. I think you’ve hit the nail in the head and have acquired a perfect balance that also reflects in your writing. I’m pretty new to the world of blogging and to the concept of social networking as a whole. Not more than five months or so. Although I had a facebook account for over four years but I really found it redundant and of no use to me as I rarely used to be active on it. After the release of my first fiction novel “Transcending Parallels” I got active on it and even opened a web page to promote my book, going by all the “sage” advise I was getting. However, I didn’t really enjoy the experience on fb. And after a while I just deleted my account. I got onto instagram a couple months back which seemed more fun and now on wordpress. These to have become a sort of creative outlet and the interactions with people from different corners of the world are far more interesting and meaningful. I prefer this space over others but the at the end of the day one has to get back to reality and the real people in their lives. The whole idea of self promotion on social media feels a bit stifling and forced, but I guess, you gotta do watcha gotta do!!! Have a pleasant day Shay-lon

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      2. Hmm, well welcome to wordpress and congrats on the release of your novel! that is quite wonderful! I honestly would love to put out a piece of work such as that in my lifetime (one of my many goals).
        Have a wonderful day as well, thank you.



    1. Hm, I am learning that from multiple people! seeing how you have a long term relationship and you blog, you should write about how to balance both of these things in order to keep them from clashing πŸ˜› I would read it LOL

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      1. Haha! I think someone else should be a better pick for that because my balance there is totally out of control! My hubby keeps complaining about the lack of attention, but I can only divide my time so much! πŸ™‚

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      2. Hahaha! oops. Well, I need your attention too Anne, so.. now what? πŸ˜› I am happy my girlfriend has not yet freaked out over attention, although she lives in a different state. However when we speak on the phone and I am multitasking on the computer, she definitely picks up on it and makes a small little comment here and there in order to get my full attention ! LOL I am starting to pick up on your commentary.

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      3. LOL! Well, what can I say? I’m getting a shoulder rub while typing now. That’s how you work it girl! πŸ˜‰ But on a serious note, multitasking while on the phone with your girl…tut! Unless you’re talking for 3 hours in a row, you should totally give her all the attention! πŸ˜€ Trust me, it will eventually rub off on you (OOOOH, SEE WHAT I DID THERE?! XD)

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      4. Hahah omg! NERD! only you would come up with that very dry humor! :p however you get a point for cleverness and another point for it being cheesy! when is my back rub coming around? Hmm.

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  2. Wowww love the quotes! Especially the one that say “if you dream it you can do it” because I’ve always been a dreamer and I feel like a lot of times people forget about their dreams when the grow up which to me is just so sad. I think people should try to stay as motivated as they can no matter how old they get or where they are in life. πŸ™‚

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    1. I have always been a dreamer too! maybe I dream too much and didn’t do much action but my dreams always made some kind of sense to me later down the road. I sometimes wish I had followed many of my dreams instead of waiting for someone else to do it. I have seen some place that the older one gets their level of motivation starts to dwindle because they become content with life. How do you feel about that?

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      1. Well even though you didn’t achieve all your dreams at least you had dreams and honestly it’s never too late. You’re still young and you still have time to do a lot of things. Yeah I think even though being content and satisfied aren’t a bad thing a lot of times people lose their motivation because of them. I think satisfaction a lot of times kills dreams because once you’ve achieved all your dreams you don’t have much to look forward to. In my opinion I think you should have long term goals as well as short term ones so that you’re never 100% content and still have something to look forward to. What do you think about it?

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      2. I was always told by my professor to set long term goals and to set short term goals for myself. I was told to never not have goals because when goals stop, so does the meaning of life. I don’t know how true that is, but I sometimes believe it when I think of people who are content with the everyday routine of life: wake up, drink coffee, go to the gym, go to work, come home eat and sleep and repeat with very minimal distractions. I think after a while when people become too content they like you said are satisfied and when one is satisfied it kills your level of wanting more. I guess elderly people have lived life (or so they say) and have come to terms with how things are laid out in front of them. I do wonder however if their level of motivation discontinued because of knowing they are close to death or because they have truly lived life 100 percent. I will never know until I am at that ripe old age myself. I figure people strive for short term goals and give up on the long term goals because of being impatient.

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      3. Well I think it’s true to an extent because when we stop having goals we kind of stop looking forward to things and that makes us kind of give up on living. I don’t think it’s possible to ever achieve all your goals so I think they eventually realize it’s too late for some of their dreams and they kind of just give up. Also I think people give up on long term dreams because short turn goals give you that rush when you achieve them which is the whole reasons we even have goals and I think like you said people just get tired of waiting for that feeling you get when achieve your goals because it takes too long for long term goals and so start going only for short terms ones only to realize too late they should have gone for the long term goals instead

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