Spotlight Sunday…Sandy Miller! One Tough Cookie.

Spotlight Sunday…Sandy Miller! One Tough Cookie.

When people walk in your door to try your services out, you take one look and decide that minute what it will take to help that person. You get excited. The problem is no matter how great your program is they can still leave after their trail sessions. You give them all you can and hope for the best. When Sandy came to her first session, she killed it! She jumped right in and give it everything she had. We loved her instantly. She is one tough cookie.

We started to notice changes in her body FAST! Plus, how she mingled SO well with the rest of the Top Level Fitness family like she’d been there for years. She is very dedicated to coming each and every week in spite of her traveling working schedule.

We’re very proud of her for her dedication, hard work, fun personality, not making excuses and taking action! She is what we hope for in for our family here and it wouldn’t be the same without her.

But don’t believe what we say, just check the video below below and you’ll see what we’re talking about! (I hope she doesn’t get mad for posting it:) She doesn’t know that I have this video:) )


Here is Sandy now…


SandyI started Bootcamp with Zack and Kosta on March 1, 2011. I had never ever experienced a workout like this, except back when I was in high school sports. The burpees, the sit-ups, the mountain climbers, the push-ups…. Killer workouts and I loved every one of them. They actually made me feel like I was back in high school again. OK, maybe that is a stretch, but I do feel younger, more energetic, kinda unstoppable! I always felt like I could do anything Bootcamp threw at me.

I have witnessed, on occasion, during class something other people have done and – blasted – I did it myself. I was so ticked off at ME! What am I talking about? Not finishing a workout – you know – stopping to take a break mid-way through a 30 or 45 second set.

Why did I stop? It is because of “the voice”.What is “the voice”?  The chatter that goes on in your head. No, I do not have a multiple personality disorder. We all talk to ourselves throughout the day “what should I make for supper”, “do I have time to stop at the bank on my way to my appointment”. The chatter I had while doing Bootcamp was more like: “this is hard”, “I can’t do this”, “I am exhausted”, “I need a break”. Well, guess what? Mid-way through 45 seconds of P90X style mountain climbers I stopped because the chatter in my brain told me “I need a break”.

Back in the spring, when I started Bootcamp, the voice said things like “wow, you are so strong” and “I feel great”.

I have always said to my children, “What your mind can conceive, you will achieve”. If you tell yourself you can’t do something, well, guess what? You will not be able to do it, ever.

If you tell yourself “I am strong”, “I feel great”, “I can do it” or how about “keep going”, I assure you that you will be able to get through every workout without stopping. I am 100{019a6cb0b70768d113d258b8e9390536ddf3ccb554e689564970a5272ba59677} sure of that.

Oh and guess what? There are rules to this whole self-talk. For instance, if you say “Don’t stop”, your mind hears “stop”. If you say “I hope I don’t trip when I run”, your mind hears “trip when I run”. So, tomorrow morning at Bootcamp, Miss Negative Self-Talk is being kicked out and Miss Positive has moved back in and I will be saying “I am strong and I can do this”!




Hey there it’s Zack & Kosta again! That was a great post. Thank you Sandy for sharing this. You’re real inspiration for all of us.

I hope you guys like this post. Make sure you leave a comment below  for Sandy and for all of us and let us know what do you think.