In life you get hit with many challenges that you may or may not be able to anticipate, and you are required to react. It could be both good and bad issues that arise. The loss of a loved one, a job promotion, a new born baby, a sudden loss of a job, a sick child, and many more items that I am sure all of you have experienced in the past or maybe going through now. We are forced to react, whether we want to or not. We tend to worry about things that we have no control over, let those issues go an focus on items you can control. Your attitude, your approach, your posture, your physical capabilities. Do you perceive it with from a positive point of view or negative, are you posturing with gratitude or rudeness, do you have the physical ability to do something about it, or are you incapable of change. You see in my fitness journey I have encountered many challenges in my life. Many of you may not know that I lost a close friend and colleague to suicide in 2016. I was at a complete loss, I let myself gain back weight that I had worked so hard to keep off, I did not have the best of attitudes, and I definitely lost my posture of gratitude. I had let myself go again and did not recognize at the time what was happening to me. I was so thankful for Christina reaching out to me. It was a simple lunch with her that righted the ship. She obviously could tell that I had fallen back into some of my old habits, and had lost my drive to be at the top of my game. So I controlled what I could control, I could not control the loss of my friend, but I could control how I reacted to it. I controlled my attitude, I controlled my posture, and my approach, I controlled my physical capabilities and got things back on track. I got back into the studio, food prepped and got back in shape. You see it's not easy to be different, to go against the grain of what everyone else is doing, but it is easy to fall back into old habits. I chose every day to carry myself in a posture of gratitude, and to maintain my health and physical well being. I cannot thank Christina enough for everything that she has done for me, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to have an amazing impact on so many others. Cheers to an amazing 2019!