For those who didn't hear, I'm the newest coach over @toughgirlbootcamp@legacylosangeles. I am so grateful to be able to work with these amazing ladies at this awesome place. It's incredibly inspiring watching them work so hard, take on challenges, strive for their fitness goals, and take steps towards better health. Strong women inspire me so much that I seriously want to cry as I make them cry on the floor doing workouts. It's a win win situation. 🏼 "remember I love you." (Swipe right for some group pics from this week ).
Thanks for sticking with me this past week as I covered our awesome Dawn! She'll be back Monday, and I start my regular Tuesday and Thursday classes at 9am on July 6th! Come workout with us and cry with me! 🤗🏼
Students stick positive post-it notes on lockers to end bullying. "Students at a York High accepted the challenge of a Canadian musician to stop bullying through random acts of kindness." http://ow.ly/25DS30cQDnO #OMM#healthymindset#June#kindness
Repost from @miraclemakermom
Uplift him so he would be inspired to #dobetter. Remember that what we tell our #children while they are young will be their inner voice when they grow old. Let that voice be our #wordsofwisdom and encouragement to them.
Today was Graduation Day at @pinestreetinn, Boston's homeless shelter that serves 1900 homeless individuals daily. Graduation celebrates individuals who are moving beyond homelessness through job training and housing. My inspiring friend Silveria graduated today. Despite her circumstances, I cannot recall a single time when she wasn't radiating love, kindness and happiness on the people around her. We have shared endless laughter together and her friendship is such a gift to me. I am excited beyond words to see what the future holds for her. One thing is certain, her star will always shine bright. #endhomelessness#everybodyhasastory#graduation#bekind#kindness#inspiration
"Il peggior tradimento che potete fare a voi stessi è non fare ciò per cui vi brillano gli occhi." #happiness
When asked, How can we each bring a little more peace love and kindness in the world? "If we stop judging others so much and realize everyone is fighting their own battles, the world would be a better place. We should be bringing others up instead of down. We are all equal, we are one." - Melissa Kapilow
Every time a student saw this book sitting in my “Ms. Fitz is Reading….” display, I got the same response - “I LOVE THAT BOOK!” And it’s easy to see why. In Home of the Brave, author Katherine Applegate has taken the elusive, hard to understand, notoriously politicized topic of immigration and laid it out in a lovable, kid-friendly, incredibly human way. Written in verse that’s not quite prose but not quite poetry, Home of the Brave follows Kek as he emigrates from his home in Africa and begins his new life in Minnesota with extended family that recently made the same journey. Readers get to experience the joy, confusion, and homesickness with Kek as he experiences distinctly American things that we never give a second thought - puffy winter coats, french fries, washing machines in the basements of our apartment buildings. Kek’s character is so optimistic and pure that it makes your heart ache - it’s impossible not to root for him as he assimilates into his new home’s culture, attempting to make friends and school and find a job to help his family pay their bills. I’m sure that critics will take issue with the fact that Kek paints an unrealistic generalization of immigrants, making them all seem like golden-hearted, hard-working, gracious new citizens - but if you read closely, Applegate does round out the picture. Kek’s cousin, Ganwar, struggles to get used to his new home, appearing lazy and obstinate at first. Predictably, Ganwar is just homesick and once he learns his new surroundings he straightens out, but still. A great book to start thinking about how lucky we are to be Americans, and just how much we have to give and share.