Haunted to Hot in Just 3 Quick Days

Notes from GeNienne

Happy Almost Halloween!!

Are you planning to dress up and party hard this Halloween?  To be honest, I normally don’t.  Last year was the first year I dressed up in AGES!!  Normally I just tag along with my nieces and nephews and enjoy watching them get excited about all the candy in their bags.  But this year, I can’t make it to my sisters’ homes 🙁  … So why not dress up and celebrate?!!?

While we are all TOO OLD to knock on doors, and yell “TRICK OR TREAT” we are NEVER too old to get dressed up and be someone or something else for a few hours by totally transforming our every day look into a fantasy, scary, funny, wacky, or sexy NEW YOU!  Why not, that’s what Halloween is for, right?!

But what about the other 364 days of the year?  Every day we should strive to transform ourselves… better ourselves… improve our inner and outer beauty.  Every day we should NOT settle for just “being”.  We should aim to be a better person than we were yesterday… whether that is through eating better, working out, enhancing our makeup, getting our hair done, setting up a plan to reach a goal, spending time in mediation or prayer, hanging with friends & family more, saying thank you more often, or giving a helping hand daily.  However you can.. however you chose to improve or to be better.. do it!  Don’t just focus on transforming on Oct 31st… make steps toward a better you every day!!

Be honest with yourself by picking one or two areas in your life that need an overhaul and or a minor tweak.  Then, start with a small action and commit to change.  For me, I’m committing to waking up earlier each day, reading something positive at the start of my day, getting in a workout at least 3 times per week, and eating better.  I’m jump starting my transformation with the Beachbody 3 Day Refresh!!  What can you do to jump start your transformation??

Sideline Prep is here for you every step of the way… Good luck!!

Cheers & Treats,

GeNienne

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HAUNTED TO HOT A 14 Day Challenge to Help you Hit your Goals

Before you focus on specific goals to help you make the team of your dreams, you have to take your mindset from haunted to HOT – so that you’re ready to shine bright on the sidelines! The below tips will help you transform yourself through a 14 day challenge that will get you on track to meet your ‘go pro’ goals.
1. Evaluate yourself and write down your new intention.
It takes strong intention and action to shift a dream into a positive momentum – with a purpose! Evaluate how you feel about your goals right now. On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being the best, what number defines how you feel right now?
Next, write down your specific intention about how you want to feel about your goals in two weeks.
2. On a piece of paper, list everything and everybody who is bringing down your energy.
Your Priority #1 is clearing the clutter, and it encompasses everything from physical to mental and emotional clutter. This includes your home, work, errands, calls, doctor appointments, conversations you’re avoiding, tickets you don’t want to pay, etc.
Decide how many of these things you can complete in 14 days. Procrastination seriously depletes your energy & takes away from your goals! Just think about an issue you’re NOT dealing with. Usually a big heavy sigh follows. Challenge yourself – but also be realistic so you can WIN by completing your list. Once you finish this initial list, you can continue with a larger list if you wish. Prioritize items in terms of how much energy you lose when thinking about them. In two weeks, you’ll be amazed at how many you’ll be able to cross off!
3. Now, write down the energy boosting programs you will take on for the next two weeks.
You can categorize your program in the following way and be specific about what you’ll do in each category. Don’t over-promise, but challenge yourself. Feel free to tweak the program for your unique goals. Make it do-able.
⦁ Healthy eating plan
⦁ Daily exercise
⦁ Daily meditation
⦁ Daily affirmations
⦁ A personal goal

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4. Make a commitment to yourself and take action.
Do what you say! I usually give myself a red star on my calendar for every day I’m successful. Also, within four to five days, I already see a difference in my appearance and feel energized about how well I’m following my plan. Results & progress are the best motivation!
5. Re-Evaluate Your Life and Celebrate!
After 14 days, get out your lists and cross off what you’ve completed. Next, circle the items you successfully implemented into your day-to-day & want to continue! Now, rate your life from 1-10 and see how far you’ve come in only two weeks of effort. Eating healthy, moving your body, practicing daily meditation and affirmations for 14 days will absolutely uplift your mood and energy. Clearing clutter will set you free.
Celebrate with friends and family by treating yourself to something that makes you happy. Reward yourself for a job well done.
It’s important to build on these practices day by day!
You can decide if you want to continue to take on one week challenges and make new lists! It’s fun, and the best part about the short time intervals is that they’re manageable. If we think we have to change our lives forever, sometimes it’s too overwhelming.
Once you get your life back on track and feel energized your goals of making the team of your dreams will become clearer & easier to reach! Let’s go from Haunted to HOT, together!

Breast Cancer Awareness: Think Pink with Sideline Prep!

Notes from GeNienne

Hello Lovely!

October is a month that ends with ghouls and goblins, trick or treaters, and a whole lot of candy we should not eat! But on all the other days of the month, there is a demanding focus on breast health and breast examination awareness of woman… both young and old.
Sideline Prep is dedicating this newsletter to Breast Cancer because this topic likely hits home for every one of us… not just because we are females but because we are likely connected to someone who is fighting it, surviving with it, or lost their lives to it.
For me, both my Grandmother and Aunt were survivors. Me personally… I had a horrible scare about 10 years ago. I had not been for a regular check up in almost 2 years. I know… shame on me!! And when I finally went, there was a lump in my left breast. The time between getting an appointment scheduled and being tested seemed like an eternity! To make matters worse, since I’m a huge believer in the Law of Attraction, I did NOT want to but this idea into the universe… so I struggled with this fear all alone. Luckily, my lump was benign and the scare was just that… a scare. But I was negligent in getting my annual check ups… so the horror I felt was compounded by the fact that I neglected myself for a few years.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among American women, except for skin cancers. About 1 in 8 (12%) women in the US will develop invasive breast cancer during their lifetime. Think about your closest 8 female friends/family members. One will develop breast cancer. That’s scary… but simply means we MUST put ourselves first by getting annual check ups and conducting regular breast exams.

Here are some facts/stats:

The American Cancer Society’s estimates for breast cancer in the United States for 2014 are:
⦁ About 232,670 new cases of invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed in women.
⦁ About 62,570 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be diagnosed (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer).
⦁ About 40,000 women will die from breast cancer
⦁ Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, exceeded only by lung cancer
⦁ The chance that breast cancer will be responsible for a woman’s death is about 1 in 36 (about 3%).
Source: www.cancer.org
To reemphasize the importance of breast cancer awareness, the NFL & the NBA… and the lovely dancers on the sidelines are all joining forces with the American Society of Cancer. We’ll tell you all about it in today’s Featured Article.
⦁ While the topic of today’s newsletter is serious, the GREAT news is… At this time there are more than 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the United States. (This includes women still being treated and those who have completed treatment.)
We’re Survivors!!

Just FYI for us, stats came from:

http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-key-statistics

In the Meantime & In Between Time!

Notes from GeNienne

Cheers ~Contact.FirstName~!

I hope this note finds you getting ready for the Fall weather!

While I am not fond of the cold, I love fall attire, spending time with family and friends during the soon approaching holidays, and attending football and basketball games.  Speaking for football, I was able to attend Monday Night Football at FedEx Field last night… watching a gruesome game against the Seahawks but loving every second of it as my eyes were glued to the First Ladies of Football.  Seeing “Our Lovelies” on the field made every bad play worth it in a weird but delightful way.  As I watched our clients dance their hearts out, it reminded me that audition season for the NFL is only a few months away.  Can you believe that?!!?  OMG!!

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Sometimes with the cold weather comes stagnation on goals and couch potato syndrome.  PLEASE do not fall into those bad habits.  Use this time to get ahead of the game and start preparing “early” for the upcoming auditions.  I am BEYOND excited because ladies are already contacting us to schedule virtual and one-on-one sessions in preparation for the upcoming season.  This means that you all are starting to realize that “Proper Planning and Preparation Prevents Poor Performance.”
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Today’s feature article is all about starting your audition prep process NOW.  Some ladies wait until January or February to start preparing.  This creates stress, burnout, and overwhelm.  It’s hard to walk into an audition with confidence when your preparation process was rushed and cut short.  Begin with the end in mind… and work toward your goals now.  And of course, we are here if you need us!!  Contact us TODAY to set up prep session with on of our Coaches!

Hugs!

Ge

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In the Meantime & In Between Time

We often wait until the last minute to prepare for audition season – so here are a few tips to help your start preparing NOW!

Find a Mentor:  Whether it is a former member of the team of your dreams, a current Rookie or Veteran on a team you admire, or a resource like Sideline Prep, finding a mentor will enhance your knowledge of what it really takes to be on a team. Talking to others who are passionate about the same type of team that you want to be on will ensure that you prepare in a way that best fits the team you are striving for.  Plus a person that has “been there and done that” is the PERFECT resource to answer any questions you have and guide in the right direction.

Research:  Knowing as much as you can about the organization you want to be a part of will help you throughout your entire audition process. Follow their social media sites, sign-up for newsletters, read their website in full detail, look closely at photos to analyze the look of the team, and watch videos to get a feel for the dance style of the team!

Attend a Game: Watching the cheerleaders and dancers LIVE will give you a great idea of the style, energy, stamina and enthusiasm it takes to make the team of your dreams! Be sure to catch any pregame & postgame performances and pay close attention to details! Consider videotaping or taking photos to study when you get home.

Improve Your Skill: Take dance classes, research any early technique sessions or training programs, bootcamps or workshops being offered by the organization or consider a Sideline Moves class to enhance your dance skills. The sooner you start practicing, the stronger you will be during audition season! Don’t forget to start stretching now – flexibility is always important & it takes time to earn!

Think Healthy: Are you at the ideal weight or strength level to make the team of your dreams? How is your stamina and energy level? Now is the time to start preparing for your health & fitness goals in a healthy way! Achieving the ideal fitness level for the pro cheerleading & dance world takes time – don’t wait until it is too late! Make a lifestyle change, today!  The more in shape you are, both physically and mentally, the easier it be to get through prep classes and auditions.

Bold Move: Contact Sideline Prep about what the best approach could be to reach out directly to the Directors/Coaches of the programs you are interested in! It might be a great idea to introduce yourself & express interest via email. When the time comes for prep classes & auditions, the Director will be able to put a face with your name.

Preparing early helps build CONFIDENCE
… which Leads to a better Performance on the BIG Day! 
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