Challenge v. Empower – FBX Week 2




  1. testing one’s abilities; demanding.

“challenging and rewarding employment”

synonyms: demanding, testing, taxingexacting;

stretching, excitingstimulatinginspiring;



“a challenging crossword puzzle”


I am on my second week of Farrell’s Extreme Body Shaping. [Third for everyone else, but I was on vacation last week]. When I left after the first week, I was thinking, there is no way that I can do this. It’s too much. After one of the classes, I was so mad at myself. I got discouraged, and felt like the most uncoordinated person in the room. I consider myself a fast learner and can pick up on things rather quick – Except this. It was blowing my mind. I thought – how can anyone do this?!




I want to do a job well done and in my mind I should be as good as everyone else, and I wasn’t. I was lying in a pool of sweat on the floor, frustrated beyond measure. The last time I was that frustrated, no ANGRY, I was introduced to Professor Umbridge when I first read “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.”





OR when you get the nasty end of a banana? You know what I am talking about.





I had a great conversation with a friend and she reminded me that anything I can put my mind to, I can accomplish. So I went back to the next class and kept my mind open. I was going to try my hardest and not worry what others were doing. This is my journey. Because there was one this that Farrell’s practices that really resonates with me – Work at your Level 10.


Your level 10 is not my Level 10 and my level 10 is not her level 10. It’s what we make it. If you’re pushing yourself to your level 10, then you are working out the best you can. At YOUR OWN level 10, you can feel great about what you’re doing. You’re giving it your all and that’s what really matters.










gerund or present participle: empowering

  • make (someone) stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights.

“movements to empower the poor”

synonyms: emancipateunshackle, set free, liberate

“movements to empower the poor”



I came back from vacation a little scared because I had missed a week, but was ready to keep my Level 10 going strong and keep my mind open. I told my coach, Pete, that I was nervous about leg day because I had missed last week. He reminded me that I can follow along the best I can, and ask for help when I needed it. That sense of empowering others is STILL what I dig about Farrell’s.


The times I was in my puddle of sweat on the mat this week, I felt good about it. I knew I had been at my Level 10, and that’s what really matters. I could tell that once I had that mind frame, I got this down.


Again, I see that sign on the wall at Farrell’s –




My main goals of joining Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping were to get healthy and to have more energy. This morning I woke up feeling GREAT. A little sore, but GREAT! Plus, the shirt I put on today fit a little better. Maybe it’s psychosomatic….or maybe I am changing. Whatever it is, it makes me more motivated to keep with the program, to see where I can go. I am ready to take that challenge and be empowered to take my health into my own hands. And I am doing that with the help of Farrell’s!


Ready to make a change?  PLEASE consider Farrell’s Extreme Bodyshaping – I can tell you, it’s not like anything you’ve ever done – and THAT IS A GOOD THING!




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I’ll be back next week – halfway to the mid-seesion evals!

About The Author

Tim Green

Tim Green is the co-host of the #QWakeUpCrew and can be heard on QMIX from 10 am to 1 pm. “I get to listen to music every day at work! How could I NOT love my job?!” His favorite part of the job is visiting various offices for the QMIX Office Party. Register for it now! Wait… read the rest of his bio, first. Then go and register! Tim is a pop culture fanatic, useless knowledge retainer, people-watcher, life-failer in remission that just happens to be borderline obsessed with Hollywood and is also long winded. He is still trying to find a film that lives up to his all-time favorite – “The Wizard of Oz.” You can follow the yellow brick road to him on Twitter : @Timmiejoe27! If Tim wasn't working on QMIX 107.3, his dream job would be a performer on Broadway – “I don’t need a leading role; just the funny side kick will do!”

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