Wednesday, July 20, 2011

I Have the Vision

I often get asked the question of motivation....what motivates me? It's a crazy good life and when you think you are not looking for the answers, that's when the answers find you. I love what I do. I love that I do, what I do, with the love of my life, my husband Mark.

I remember watching an interview with Cher....she called her fame an "accident"..... I could only interpret that as her way of describing the fact that she would have done everything she did regardless of getting any attention, money or fame as a result....she was only being true to herself.

I don't know why I do what I do, only that it feels good, it feels right and I couldn't do it any other way. I have the vision.
The vision is that of rising above and rising to the occasion. Not rising above anyone or anything else, but that of rising above my own feelings of insecruity, inabilitiy and maybe invalidity. Those kind of feelings suck, and I refuse to buy into them anymore. Rising to the occasion to do the things I know my body needs to live life to it's fullest, to be my true self.

Destiny. "F" destiny. Nothing is carved in stone. Life can change in a moment. Many times life does change in a moment. There are alot of things we cannot control, but we can control how we feel.

Feelings can you feel that? Seriously, smile! Can you feel that?

I have the vision. The vision is that of weightlessness. The "feeling" is light. Being "light" with myself, feeling "light" in my body. Being in control of a 26lb weight, flinging it through the body just along for the ride.....and what a ride!

I'm reminded of a wealthy client/student....someone that hires me to teach them how to's just someone looking to feel better, money or no money, fame or no fame....inside we are all the same. Money, fame, doesn't guarantee ease. Money, and/or fame doesn't guarantee feeling good about yourself, it doesn't guarantee feeling "light". Many times it's who we perceive as more fortunate that complain the most.

I'll keep showing up for the next workout, whether it's at 6:00 am , or 6:00pm (yikes I may be leading a class through high volume swings at 6:00pm in Hungary!). It's what I do, it's who I am. Who are you? What's your vision? What's your dream? What's stopping you?

See it, do it, be it.


Maribel said...

Beautiful post Tracy. I'm literally smiling right now.

I'm in Mexico, and as I was swinging today, it started to storm. I'm talking lightning, thunder, tropical storm and in my "vision" to reach my max VO2 goal you set, I just kept going. When I was done I stood out in the rain and there was a beautiful bright rainbow.

That and this post has made my day...can you see why I'm smiling?

Juci RKC said...

Most excellent post!

Diana said...

There isn't a "f".... thing stopping me. When I decide to do something, it just gets done. Lose weight-done. Do a triathon-done. Do a 1/2 marathon-done. Do the HKC-done. Do the RKC-done. Jump from a plane-done. Be the best Mom that I can-done. Be the best wife/companion for the best hubs-done. What's next??? Lots-and they'll get done too!
Nice post! Love that picture-you even have "that" look in your eyes when you were overweight-that look of determination, now you just put that look into action and look now.....woo-hoo!

Tracy Reifkind said...


You'll come back from vacation in better shape than you left! How great is that?

My plan is the same! Although you are lucky you don't have to eat out, and the food you do have is probably amazingly fresh!

Max vo2 is a great way to "get your reps in"

Tracy Reifkind said...


Mark and I are on the 2 week count down. hooray! What's the weather looking like this summer?

Tracy Reifkind said...


The only thing I was determined to do on tha trip was eat everything I could get my hands on...and I did.

I came back from that trip miserable, and the fattest ever. I remeber feeling like I was going to explode! Not trying to be funny either.

Amazing how self destructive I was then....I didn't feel self detructive, but I acted that way.

Juci RKC said...

The weather is crappy. Pack your raincoat.

Tracy Reifkind said...


Drats! I live in California, I don't own a raincoat!