Empowerment Blog

Join Us For Our Free Upcoming Group Workouts

Our free monthly group workout will be Saturday, April 28th at Culver City stairs! Please register so we know how much supplies to bring:  goo.gl/forms/ZKCdQaiBp20oYUpi1 

In May we are going to switch it up and support Omega Psi Phi in their walk for Diabetes! Please join our One Temple Fitness team as we support this fundraiserhttps://endurancecui.active.com/event-reg/select-race?e=51757954&rf=1907f68049674292a5dc937562899b52

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Building A Healthier Community

One Temple Fitness was invited to participate in "Lets Get Healthy Together" a fundraiser for a local youth camp called "Create in the Lab". All the proceeds went towards sponsoring a camper this summer and what better way to get excited than an outdoor group workout. The workout was geared towards all levels and it was an amazing site to see both parents and children putting in work. After the workout, some highlights were when a participant said "it was a really good workout" and "why am I still sore". Thank you Create in the Lab for inviting us to participate in such a positive and fun event. 

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Comparing Yourself To Others Decreases Your Self-Concept

During the month of February, many people think of relationships and love. However, few people think about the relationship with themselves known as an intrapersonal relationship. I encourage you all to become more introspective and take a look at how you treat yourselves this month. For example, at the beginning of every year, most people set weight loss or fitness goals. The downside is that most of these goals are based on other people's goals or how other people look. The bright side, considering all factors are equal, you know that your goal is achievable. 

However, today, I would like to focus on the cons. Basing your goals on other people's is a form of comparison. Comparing yourself to others typically sets you up for failure. Not failure in the sense of achieving your goal, but failure in building your wholeness of self. If you are a person that has been called derogatory, negative, or simply mean names, then it has impacted your identity. The key is, what do you do with that information. Do you reject it and reaffirm yourself or do you internalize it? When you reject it and reaffirm yourself, in turn, you build your self-concept. On the contrary, when you internalize it, you start to believe in the labels that have been put on you, and you too start to put labels on yourself. Internalizing and believing in these negative labels can create a self-fulfilling prophecy, and then those labels become your very own self-made prison.

If you find that you are continuously comparing yourself to others, I encourage you to do the following:

1) Stop comparing yourself to others: It is okay in life to have markers but when you internalize the markers they become comparisons, which is unhealthy
2) Set a goal based on your preference: Take time to get to know your body type, identify a healthy weight for your height, understand where the fat on your body is typically stored and the locations that usually tone first

Therefore, setting your own goals based on your own desires develops your positive self-esteem (how you feel about yourself) and self-efficacy (the agency to accomplish the goal set forth), leading to a healthier self-concept (an overall view of self). A healthier self-concept will provide a more accurate depiction of your capabilities. During the year of completion, I encourage you to strive to a healthier self-concept.

Recognizing the Difference: Complicated versus Chaotic

As you continue your journey of seeking wholeness in 2017, I encourage you to identify the differences in your life between complicated aspects and pure chaos. According to dictionary.com, complicated is defined as, "consisting of many interconnecting parts or elements; intricate." Whereas, chaos is defined as, "complete disorder and confusion." Simply stated, complicated means the situation is complex due to the various factors involved, and chaos underlines a situation of havoc and turmoil. 

In life, you will face complicated situations because they assist with growth, insight, and problem-solving skills. Complicated situations are actually healthy. On the contrary, chaotic situations are unhealthy. Chaos induces confusion, self-doubt, disorganization, and sometimes a deep depression. Today, as you reflect on your situations and relationships in your life, I encourage you to write down whether they are complicated or chaotic. Whether it's a friend of over 10 years, a spouse, a partner, a parent, a co-worker, or even a child; I challenge you to be honest with yourself about the dynamics of the situation. As you continue to take steps toward a healthy mind, a healthy spirit, and a healthy body, I pray that you will be fortified in the clarity you receive to make the hard yet right decisions.

January Free Monthly Group Workout Video

If you missed the first workout of 2017, check out the full workout video. Be sure not to miss out on our free monthly Temple Talk on January 20 at 7:00p.m. We opened the group workout with a meditation on The Year of Completion, which will be our Temple Talk topic this month! You can login at  https://zoom.us/j/680646110

December's Temple Talk & Group Workout

Join One Temple Fitness for our Monthly Temple Talk! This month our topic is "Pour Me A Drink!" We will explore how alcohol affects our metabolism as well as our mental health! In addition, come learn how to make a tasty yet healthy holiday drink ~ Sugar-Free Mojito Punch.

The next day, we will try our monthly recipe while sweating with an intense workout. Come join us at 2525 Trinity Ave in Los Angeles at 9am! See you there!

November's Temple Talk: S.T.R.E.S.S. Is Not Your Friend

If you missed One Temple Fitness's Temple Talk watch this awesome video and don't forget to download the tip sheet. This month's topic focused on the impact stress has on your workout, the impact alcohol has on your mood and weight, and featured a recipe. This month's recipe is Garlic Lemon Kale Salad.

October's Temple Talk Video: The Power of Our Choices

If you missed One Temple Fitness's Temple Talk watch the video below. This month's topic focused on the power of our choices, the impact water has on your mood, and featured a recipe. Our featured recipe for this month is Infused Water.

One Temple Fitness by F.I.R.E. September's Temple Talk & Group Workout

If you missed One Temple Fitness's Temple Talk and Group Workout watch the videos below. This month's topic focused on the impact food has on your mood, importance of meal prepping, and featured a quick snack recipe. Our featured recipe for this month is, Protein Balls

September Temple Talk: Receipes for Success

Join us this Friday, September 16 for our monthly Temple Talk: Recipes for Success. One Temple Fitness is all about assisting you to becoming healthier and being the best you that God has destined you to be! This year all of our Temple Talks will be held online, so zoom into us!

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Join us for the September Temple Talk and Group Workout

We are kicking off our monthly Temple Talks and Group Workouts, starting this month! Join us on September 16th online and September 17th at Walker Temple AME Church for the group workout.

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End of Summer Fitness Camp

Come join our fitness movement by participating in our End of Summer Fitness Camp! Includes group workouts and opportunities for 1:1 coaching, meal prepping, and much more! Bring a friend and get ready to sweat! Contact us for more details at onetemplefitness.fire@gmail.com   ~It's all about healthy living!~

Stimulating the Mind, Strengthening the Body, Stretching the Spirit