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Calm as a Sleeping Puppy

Two weeks ago, Suzy took Brax over to the BMX track for the first practice run of the season.  

Keep in mind, last year, Brax was still racing on his balance bike.  

Although, a year from tomorrow is the date that he officially rode a bike without training wheels for the first time (Devon always wonders how I remember specific events and dates like that….).

So now, it was onto the big boy bike on a bigger portion of the track.  

Surely he wouldn’t be able to race from the starting gate with the older kids?

Nope, he did it.  Devon reported back to me that he was sizing it all up and when he was ready, he lined up to the starting gate, as calm as a sleeping puppy.  

When the gunshot rang and the gate dropped, he propelled down the first hill.

As usual, I learn more from Brax than he does from me on a weekly basis.  The Zen-beginner’s mind is a beautiful thing.  




Your Heart and Mind Must Align

About 5 weeks ago, I had one of the most amazing weeks of my life.  

That was when we opened Newell Strength, despite the lockdown.

Did it make logical sense?  Not necessarily.  

But I wasn’t following my brain, I was listening to my heart.  And when you listen to your heart, you cannot go wrong.  When you ignore your heart, you almost always go wrong.

I knew that my decision was based in pureness of heart and therefore I had nothing to fear.  

And the results spoke for themselves.

Make sure your mind aligns with your heart, not the other way around.

 

Be Unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-We are now accepting trial members once again.  If you’re ready for a change and want to start shaking off the rust, weight and low energy of the past few months of quarantine, then you’ve found your answer.  You can apply for our 30-day trial here and a Coach will reach out to  you.  




Mental Midgets and Mental Toughness

As I was doing this morning’s walk with the Little Warrior, I had a thought….

Yes, I am always thinking, but today, it was about mental toughness Monday’s theme.

There are a lot of ways to develop mental toughness, but one of the least talked about is this: Develop your own set of beliefs and speak your mind even when it doesn’t align with the herd mentality.

It’s not easy to develop a belief that goes against the grain.

You will be ridiculed and told to get back in line.

But when I look back at my fitness career in particular, almost everything we do at Newell Strength from training to nutrition was at first so outside the norm that the fake fitness experts would critique and judge.

I didn’t care though, because it was a set of beliefs that we arrived at from real world experience.

You don’t have to agree with everything you are told you have to agree with.  Will that make you an outlier?  Yup, but who cares.

I’d rather be an outlier than a sheep.

Something to think about as you start your week.

 

Think Differently- Kyle

 

P.S.-If you’d like to work with us and have the best Coaching in the world, before this craziness is behind us, then check out the opportunity below.  The first round of clients are crushing it and they’d be the first to tell you  that it’s the best investment you  could make in yourself, particularly given the current climate…

1-Last week I opened the doors to the second Panda Challenge, which will be starting within the next 3 weeks.  6 of the 12 spots are already taken and it looks like this will be the trend going forward for this Challenge as it’s one of a kind and dare I say, the most effective ‘Nutrition Challenge’ in the world (mark my words, you heard it here first). If you’d like to find out more info and at least throw your name in the ring for me to decide if you’re a good fit, then go here: https://hillsborough.newellstrength.com/panda application




How’s Your Mindset?

Each day this week I will be bringing one of the five areas of growth to get and learn from this situation.  Today’s topic is Your Mindset….

One of my passions is mindset and Mind Mapping. 

For as far back as I can remember, I have been working and focusing on my mindset. 

I was reading books on it when I was a high school basketball player.

I always knew that my mind would give me an advantage in any situation. 

Note that I am not talking about my intellectual capacity.  I am talking about my Mind SET. The things that I believe.

My optimism.  My outlook, my inner beliefs and my inner strength. 

How did I build those traits?  I train them, day in and day out.  When I stray too far and don’t do my daily reading or listen to something positive or write my affirmations, then it falls away, and quickly, I’ll add. 

Your mindset is a muscle.  It must be trained the same way that you train your body. 

The people that are struggling the most with this current situation are the ones that have the most fear and that haven’t taken the time to work on their mindset day in and day out. 

Now is the perfect time to begin.  There are hundreds of free resources from blogs to podcasts to YouTube in which you can begin to sharpen your mind and build that muscle. 

I am not just talking about positive thinking, although that’s better than nothing.  I am also talking about knowing how your brain works. 

When you have a basic understanding of your brain then you are going to be more self-aware and you are going to be able to catch yourself before you go too far and wind up in freeze mode or depressed or anxiety-ridden. 

Your inner-dialogue is really what mindset is all about. 

Take out an old notebook and begin journaling, getting clear on your current situation.  Begin meditating, try it for just 5 minutes. 

Write out the vision for your life.

Your mindset is what will get you through the darkest and toughest times in life. 

Either keep investing in it or simply begin by doing something about it today. 

Be unconventional – Kyle

1- The Fat Shredder is coming!  Realistically it’ll probably start at some point in the backside of May and run until the 4th of July weekend.  Here’s all you have to do for now: start thinking of your teammates. Each team will have at least a member, non-member and one woman (teams of 3).  It’s gonna be epic and just what we all need at that time:)




Did You Get Dressed in the Dark?

Two weeks ago, I got into my truck after a tough workout, just the way I like to start my Wednesdays.

 

Well, I looked up into my rearview and I noticed I had dry toothpaste, not just in one spot, but two!

 

Jeez!

 

I had the light on low as I was brushing my teeth but after a quick spot check, I thought I was good to go, all clear.

 

There are a couple of lessons here…

 

One, if you are going to laugh about it later, mind as well laugh about it in the NOW, which I did.

 

Secondly, you can’t always see your own flaws, sometimes you need an outside eye.

 

Which is why Coaching is of utmost importance.

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

  1. Men, I’ve got something for YOU! We are having the very first ‘Testosterone Seminar’ on Friday, March 13th (yes, that was intentional:)).  It’ll be myself and Dr. David Koota, renowned urologist, talking about male issues including prostate health, erectile dysfunction and yes, you guessed it; How and Why Testosterone Therapy is a good idea for most men.  You can register for one of the spots here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-testosterone-seminar-tickets-94897489947

 

  1. Perhaps you’d just like to have daily inspiration.  In that case, you can check out the Newell Strength Tribe and request to join our private Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NewellStrengthTribe/

 

  1. The Trinity Transformation Trial. There is no time like the present to begin.  In our Trinity Trial, you will get our P.H.A.S.T training system, Coaching in every session, our Mirco-fasting protocol and Mind Mapping every step of the way!  It’s a can’t miss, guaranteed transformation! Simply REPLY to devon@newellstrength.com an email with the subject: ‘trinity’.



How Dare I

12 days ago, Devon was out to work early in the morning.

 

And on the way out, she asked me to be sure to stir her turkey chilli periodically throughout the day.

 

Sure, no problem I told her.

 

Well, 7 or so hours later, she came home.

 

Did I stir the chilli?  Nope, totally slipped my mind.

 

The ingredients cooked, but not the way they should have.  The corn was still sitting right on top.

 

You might have all the knowledge you need.  In fact, I know you do.  Information is not the problem.

 

This issue is in knowing how to put all the right pieces together.

 

That’s where Coaching with a capital C comes in.

 

Know when you need to seek Coaching, because if information were the only problem, then a quick Google search would solve all your problems.

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-If you or someone you know think you would be a great candidate for our Sweepstakes contest, which includes 6 weeks FREE of high level of personal training and much, much more, then go to …… and apply.  This is the exact program that helped GL jumpstart his way to 120 pounds of weight loss…..




Here’s a Terrible Diet I Wrote

10 years ago, I wrote the diet for current Newell Strength client, Tammy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She sent it to me a few weeks ago after we were reminiscing about the original days of Newell Strength.

 

I always get a kick out of some of my early writings, programs and diets because I look back at them and cringe.

 

It’s not that I didn’t know anything, its that I didn’t know any better.

 

A lot of today’s fake fitness experts might look at this and think it’s actually pretty good.

 

Remember this, you reserve the right to change your mind….

 

If you are constantly learning and growing.

 

Be unconventional – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-If you or someone you know think you would be a great candidate for our Sweepstakes contest, which includes 6 weeks FREE of high level of personal training and much, much more, then go to …… and apply.  This is the exact program that helped GL jumpstart his way to 120 pounds of weight loss…..




Monday Morning Mindset: Your Pain

In the spring of 2007, I walked into my grandmother’s nursing home and told her goodbye.

 

No, it wasn’t her time to pass, but I was embarking on my 4 month journey to get ready for that spring’s bodybuilding competitions and I was adamant that I would not let any negative forces into my world.

 

So, that meant that for that period of time, I would not have contact with her.  I know it sounds terrible now, but you see, my grandmother (a great lady), could be a complainer at times.

 

In fact, in addition to her, I also cut off one of my best friends for that period of time because he too, would infuse negative words into my head.

 

In life, you need to know when it’s time to stop verbalizing your pain.  Your words and thoughts are like a radio frequency that will attract back exactly the messages you are sending out.

 

Allow a small period of time to vent your frustrations and then drop them, they  aren’t serving you.

 

Do  you want to be the victor or the victim in life?

 

Be unconventional – Kyle

  1. If you’re looking to get going with your health and fitness, then simply reply to this email that you’d like to try a free session.  If you like it, we can discuss getting you into our 30-Day VIP trial in which you would have full access to our Trinity Method which includes: P.H.A.S.T (our unique training model), Fasting and Mind Mapping.  There’s literally nothing else like it! Reply to this email with ‘I want to try’ and we will be in touch.

 

  1. Mark your calendars.  Our first Heart Health Seminar was such a HUGE hit that we are having more of them this year.  The next one will be on Friday, January 31st, in Flemington. You can register for your seats here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-have-the-healthiest-heart-around-tickets-87160494385

 

  1. We are having the area’s first ever Menopause specific seminar to help women piece this tricky puzzle together.  We have a few remaining seats for this Friday’s seminar (it’s free, so don’t grab a spot unless you are sure you can come!). https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-deal-with-menopause-tickets-88041940815



Protect Yourself Against These 4 White Devils

A few weeks ago, I was listening to a CD.  Yes, CD’s still exist.

 

In fact, I keep over $10K worth of high level audio CDs in my truck at all times, lol.

 

So, I began to pick up where I left off with a nutritional and health course that I listened to for the first time last year.

 

In the audio, the dude talks about the 4 white devils: white flour, pasteurized milk, white salt and table sugar.  Yup, they’ll do some damage to ya and give you a messed up GI tract and a clog or two in your arteries.

 

I’d rather drink urine than pasteurized milk.  Why?  Because the pasteurization process destroys and denatures the protein molecules.  That ‘lactose intolerance’ you hear about is not really a lactose intolerance.  It’s an aversion to the denatured protein molecules and yes, I had at least a dozen clients who were lactose intolerant confirm this.

 

Drum roll please….by drinking raw milk and having no ill effects.

 

Anyway, sometimes you’d be better off knowing what to avoid that rather what you should be eating at all times.  The mind likes clarity and clarity is about knowing what ‘is’ and what ‘is not’.

 

Just a different way to think about your nutrition.

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy:

  1. Our brand new challenge, Super Moms, is coming is starting January 20th and running for 6 weeks. We know this program is going to be a home-run for all the moms out there. Members and non-members are welcome to try it out.  We will only have 12 spots for each location. Keep your eyes peeled. If you are a member and bring an outside Mom to join for it, your $99 entrance fee is waived.
  2. Mark your calendars.  Our first Heart Health Seminar was such a HUGE hit that we are having more of them this year.  The next one will be on Friday, January 31st, in Flemington. You can register for your seats here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-to-have-the-healthiest-heart-around-tickets-87160494385
  3. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. It’s hard to believe that winter is upon us, the time of year that getting out of bed is a bit harder, energy seems to slump and weight comes on out of no-where.  If you feel that way, then the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. And, through the New  Year, we are running the 30-day jump start for 50% off at only $99!!!! And yes, you can share this with friends.  Simply REPLY to devon@newellstrength.com an email with the subject: ‘jumpstart’.



Monday Mindset: Resist and It Will Persist

When  I first  started working out seriously, back in my sophomore year of highschool, I was all consumed.

 

I would spend literally hours in the gym, wanting so badly to get bigger and stronger.

 

I knew that with resistance training, I had to overcome the resistance in front of me in order to force my body to grow.

 

In life, what we resist will persist.

 

We need to go into the resistance, it is one of the surest ‘x marks the spot’ on the map of life that I know of.

 

And if you are avoiding something because it  is going to be tough, then that thought will eat at you until you tackle it.

 

Thus, that which you resist will persist.   Resistance training of the mind is a real thing.  Resistance of all forms is there to make us grow, just like I found out nearly 25 years ago when I first started hitting the weights.

 

And if a situation keeps coming up with a different dressing, but the same type of problem, know that it will continue to come up until you overcome the resistance to it.

 

Think differently – Kyle Newell

 

P.S-Whenever you’re ready here are 3 more ways we can help you transform your life, lose weight and gain bundles of energy:

 

  1. Our brand new challenge, Super Moms, is coming in January.  Details will be out soon, we know this program is going to be a home-run for all the moms out there. Members and non-members are welcome to try it out.  We will only have 12 spots for each location. Keep your eyes peeled.

 

  1. Maybe you need to get your mind right and gain some clarity on a topic.  Then, for a very limited time, you can schedule a FREE Mind Map session with me.  Normally for a 30-minute block for non-clients, I charge 150. I have 3 free Mind Map sessions I am offering since its the giving season. Email me if you want to take me up on that.

 

  1. Risk-free 30-Day Jumpstart. It’s hard to believe that winter is upon us, the time of year that getting out of bed is a bit harder, energy seems to slump and weight comes on out of no-where.  If you feel that way, then the 30 Day Jumpstart is the perfect fit. And, through the New  Year, we are running the 30-day jump start for 50% off at only $99!!!! And yes, you can share this with friends.  Simply REPLY to devon@newellstrength.com an email with the subject: ‘jumpstart’.