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WHIPPER SNAPPER! — Newsletter for 2/25/09

Feb. 25th 2009

Saturday night I got Riverdanced!

I absolutely love that show!
It is a FEAST for the eyes and ears!

It’s strong and powerful, beautiful and elegant, majestic and unbelievably athletic!
It’s the kind of excellence that makes you start applauding even before a number is over.
And the kind that makes you sad when it’s over.

In 2002 I was a guest on FOX 13’s Good Morning Memphis show. They regularly had fitness professionals come on the show and talk about exercise and other related topics. Since several FOX 13 folks were boot campers at the time, I was invited to be a guest on the program almost monthly. It was a lot of fun and Valerie Calhoun is great!

It just so happened that Riverdance was in town one week when I was on the program. I really didn’t know too much about Riverdance at the time. And as luck would have it, the male lead dancer was also a guest on the program the same morning that I was.

He and I made small talk while we waited on the set of the studio where our interviews would take place 30 minutes later. He was a really nice guy but, again, I didn’t have much of an appreciation for what he did.

That was about to change.

During one of the breaks, Val came over to the studio to say hello to us while we waited and to make introductions. Still off camera and off air, she casually asked him to show us a “little something” of his dancing. Like asking one of the Harlem Globe Trotters to spin a basketball on their finger or something. So he stood up and then what I saw next was something I will never forget. Without hardly any movement it seemed, he started to dance and I’d never seen anything like it in my life! This incredible athlete/dancer started moving and tapping his feet faster than I had EVER seen the human foot move … with a rhythm and precision and a sound that was immediately mesmerizing and hypnotic. It was like magic! How did he DO that?? I was amazed, entranced … and hooked!

When I left the station, I went directly to Davis Kidd and bought tickets for the Saturday performance!

The things that appeal to me about Riverdance are some of the same things that appeal to me about air shows, well executed football plays, basketball fast breaks, the Marine Corps Silent Drill Team … precision, timing, athleticism, discipline, focus, dedication.

With the possible exception of the first three, the last three are the footprints of all successes. A case could probably be made for precision and timing too.

There is no substitute for discipline, focus, and dedication.

Yesterday at the pool I met a guy who’s trying to cut 5 seconds off of his swim time. We had both just finished swimming laps and had started talking about trying to get a little faster in the water. He’s training for a big event this summer and is hoping that his dedication and hard work will pay off. He’s training in the pool 3 to 4 times a week for an hour and a half each time.

My new buddy is 92 years old … and I liked him immediately when he called me “young man!” Later he told me I was just a “young whipper snapper!” I REALLY liked him then! But when I discovered that he’s a former Marine, well … you know.

There’s no statute of limitation on excellence or achievement or ambition. Your life isn’t written in stone yet and the description of your life is still being written! The person you are today isn’t the person you have to remain. The most interesting people I know are the ones who sort of reinvent themselves every so often!

My 92 year old friend intends to compete in the Senior Olympics this summer and WIN!! Bless his heart! He could have given up years and years ago! But he pushes on!

Let’s all push on! Let’s all push up against the margins and boundaries of our lives and make new discoveries, new achievements, new horizons!

And the next time Riverdance is in town, buy a ticket!

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SPRING HALF MARATHON TRAINING!

No organized training run this Saturday. Instead run the first annual MOVE IT MEMPHIS 10K!
www.moveitmemphis10k.com

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THESE TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES

I try to promote and patronize Boot Campers in their businesses. I am also a member of a business networking group (BNI – Business Networking International) that meets weekly to promote one another’s businesses.

Beginning today, I’m going to introduce you to three businesses every week, either owned by one of you guys or one of my BNI buddies. Maybe you’re not a business owner, but you work on commission and would like to be mentioned, please send me your info!

Today’s Big Three are:

Ginny Craig (Boot Camper): Pageboy Salon, 650 S Perkins Rd, 901-767-1268.
Kevin Savage (BNI): Picture Perfect Plumbing, 901-674-3637.
David Strong and Nikki Strong (Boot Camper, BNI): Piano’s Flowers & Gifts, 901-345-7670.

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Shameless, Shameless, SHAMELESS PLUG

My son, Nathan, a starving college student at MTSU has become a sales rep for Cutco, a knife and flatware company. He just started last week. He makes $15 every time he makes a presentation, irrespective of whether he sells anything or not. Nathan needs opportunities to give his 35 minute presentation when he’s home on the weekends. If you’d like to listen to a cute young college boy and help him out, or you’d just like a chance to heckle my kid in person, please give Nathan a call at 901-289-2738. Thank you Scot, Margaret, and David!

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Your Thoughts and Prayers

Diane Thackery lost her father on Monday. Diane, as many of you will know, is a veteran Boot Camper. I had the privilege of meeting Diane’s father at a Christmas party a couple of years ago. He was a delightful man and will be missed by all who knew him. Please remember to keep the tender heart of our friend in your thoughts and prayers.

We’re thinking about you D.

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Have a great Wednesday everyone!

To your continued good health and fitness,

Tony

Sergeant Major Tony Ludlow
USMC Fitness BOOT CAMP, Commanding
4888 Southern Ave
Memphis, TN 38117
901-644-0145

www.usmcfitnessbootcamp.com

www.shaklee.net/tonyludlow/main

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Donation List for Troops in Afghanistan

Feb. 18th 2009

Suggested Donation List
(The highlighted ones were personally requested by soldiers)

• Beef Jerky / Slim Jims *HUGE REQUEST
• Coffee (Ground or whole; instant or drip),
• Instant Drink Mixes (Gatorade, Kool-Aid, Crystal Light)
• Pumpkin Seeds / Sunflower Seeds
• Tuna in foil pouches (no cans)
• Protein Powders / Protein Bars / Cliff Bars
• *NO CHOCOLATE PRODUCTS accepted from MARCH to OCTOBER (it will melt in high temperatures!)
• Hot Chocolate packets, Herbal teas, Powdered Energy Mixes
• Pretzels / Cheetos / Fritos / Chex Mix
• Gum / Hard Candy (must be individually wrapped in large bags)
• Granola Bars / Power Bars / Cereal Bars
• Small Packs of Fig Newtons, Oreos, Cheese & Crackers
• Trail Mix, Dried Fruit, Granola, Fruit Roll-Ups / Fruit By The Foot / Fruit Gummies
• DRY SOUP: (Ramen Noodles / Cup-O-Soup: just add water)
• NUTS: Peanuts, Mixed Nuts (salted preferred)
• Rice Crispy Treats (Store-bought only)
• Little Debbie’s® & Hostess® cake products
• Oatmeal Packs (Instant: just add water)
• Caffeinated gum or candy (to stay alert)
• Baby wipes (travel size) *HUGE REQUEST
• Liquid Hand Sanitizer (travel size)
• Body Wash, Liquid Soap, Facial Cleanser
• Shampoo /Conditioner (travel size)
• Eye Drops (i.e. Visine) * HUGE REQUEST
• Nasal Spray
• Deodorant (travel size)*HUGE REQUEST
• Razors (disposable: “Intuition” or “Mach 3” type)
• Shaving Cream / Shaving Soap (in boxes or tubes; NO CANS of Shaving Cream, please!)
• Cotton Swabs (i.e. Q-tips)
• Band-aids, Gauze Pads, First Aid Kits
• Lip balm / Chap Stick / Carmex / Blistex
• Baby Powder & Foot Powder (travel size)
• Tissues (individual packs; travel size only)
• Sunblock, SPF 45, Zinc, Vitamin E, Aloe Vera Gel
• Bug Spray / DEET / Skin-So-Soft, Bug repellant in plastic pump bottles only (NO AEROSOL CANS, PLEASE!)
• Hand & Body Lotion / Moisturizer (travel size)
• Mouthwash (travel size)
• Toothpaste & Toothbrushes & Dental Floss
• Vitamins (multi-vitamins are always needed!)
• Breath Mints / Breath Strips
• Lozenges / Cough Drops
• Nail files / Emery Boards / Nail Clippers
• Tylenol, Motrin, Advil or Aspirin Packets
• DVD Movies (new or used)
• PSP, PS2 & PS3 Games (new or used)
• Game Books: (Crossword Puzzles / Word Search Books / Math Puzzle books / MAD LIBS / Logic Problems / Sudoku)
• Yo-Yo’s, Dominoes, New Playing Cards, poker chips, Dice
• Nerf footballs / Whiffle balls
• Frisbees / Hackey sacks
• Electronic handheld games
• 35 mm disposable cameras
• iTunes® Gift Cards
• Laundry Detergent *Where these men are there is not laundry detergent supplied for them!!!!!*HUGE REQUEST

• PHONE CARDS – Pre-Paid **Make sure it is an International calling card
• Small toys for Afghan children (You don’t have to buy these; they can be small unwanted beanie babies.) The troops like to hand these out to the kids.
• Religious booklets, small bibles, inspirational readings

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PINK RIBBONS — Newsletter for 2/18/09

Feb. 18th 2009

Last week I involved you in a couple of “visions” of mine. A sailboat and some attendance goals for Boot Camp.

99% of you who wrote back were excited about my process of “visioning” and visualization … hopes and dreams! You’ve had fun with it.

One Boot Camper thought about my sailboat while he was giving his children a bath and they had a toy sailboat in the tub, among all of their other toys! “I sure hope Tony gets a bigger sailboat than this!” he said.

One of you, a member of the 0645 class (which is currently on hiatus) attempted to use email hypnosis to get me to start that class back up. “You’re getting sleepy … you’re thinking about the 0645 class … you LOVE the 0645 class … you want to start the 0645 class back up!” He has written me back several times since then with emails that simply say. “0645 Class!” hahahaha

Others have told me that every time they’ve seen a boat of any kind they’ve been thinking about my sailboat. I’ve heard about sailboats for sale! And I know that I’ll have one soon!! I’ve also heard about visions of me in a pink tutu.

Now, let me explain something. I could go down to the sailboat store today and buy a little sailboat, hire someone to teach me to sail on Saturday, and by Sunday I could be Jack Sparrow, CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow! But where’s the adventure in THAT? That’s mundane and ordinary. Others would call it carnal and worldly. I’m depending on the spirit and energy of shared positive visions to open up exciting and interesting doors! I can’t wait!

I don’t believe that a single person who read last week’s newsletter has been singularly focused on my visions and my dreams and my goals to the exclusion of their own! I rather suspect that the average reader quit thinking about my sailboat within seconds of reading about it. Shame on you!!! 😉

One of my favorite people in the Old Testament is Joseph. His story is pretty incredible. He was the guy who had that coat of many colors. Hated by his jealous brothers and sold into slavery by them, he ended up as a servant in the home of a wealthy Egyptian, Potepher.

Mr. Potepher had a beautiful wife who was sexually interested in Joseph. One day when her husband wasn’t around, Mrs. Potepher attempted to seduce Joseph … but to no avail. Joseph was a man of character and integrity and he resisted her. Scorned, Mrs. Potepher ran through the house screaming to all of the other servants and staff and accusing Joseph of attempted rape.

What happened after that?

Dude was thrown in jail. Falsely accused and falsely imprisoned in a foreign jail. No advocate. No lawyer trying to get him out on appeal. No family to believe in him. No one to visit him. He was all alone. But he remained faithful and positive. He had a vision of his own life and his future.

Eventually Joseph was released from jail after he asked one of his fellow prisoners, a servant of Pharaoh who was about to be released, to not forget about him when he got out. “Hey man, listen … when you get out and back up in Pharaoh’s house, don’t forget about me, OK?” But the servant DID forget about him … for 3 more years. Three years later, when a crisis arose and Pharaoh needed a dreamer to help interpret his dreams and the servant finally remembered Joseph in prison. Joseph had a knack for dream analysis! So, at the urging of the servant who’d been in jail with Joseph, Pharaoh called for Joseph to be brought from the prison to give him counsel.

There is lots more to the story, but Joseph was released and became second in command in all of Egypt after he gave Pharaoh excellent counsel that day!

Joseph asked a friend to remember his vision, his vision to get out of jail! The friend was forgetful and it took three more years for him to “remember” his buddy in prison. But a shared vision got Joseph released and then elevated to second in command of all of Egypt!

Share your vision with others! Joseph did, and he was released and promoted. I did, and one day I’ll be flying the Skull and Crossbones from my own Black Pearl! 😉

Share your vision with me! I’ll be happy to put out good thoughts and positive energy “out there” for you and your own vision!

Color your world in good thoughts, good things, and good intentions. Believe in your own vision and your own greatness! You can soar like an eagle or complain like the quacking of a duck.

Soar!

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Third Thursday at Mt. Fuji at 0530 — Tomorrow Morning

Our next trip to the mountain will be on Thursday, February 19. We’ll meet at 0530 at the Zach Curlin parking garage on the campus of the U of M.

NO 0530 class at Christ Methodist tomorrow, 19 February.

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SPRING HALF MARATHON TRAINING!

Half Marathon (13.1 miles) Training for the Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville on April 25, 2009 (or the Louisville Half Marathon or will continue at 0800 this coming Saturday, 21 February! We’ll meet in front of the Visitor’s Center at Shelby Farms.

Can you do this? I’ll bet you can!!!

If you can run 3 miles in 36 minutes or less, then you can do this!

Cost for the three month training is $100 for “friends” of Boot Camp and $75 for active duty BOOT CAMPERS!

All are welcome!

The training schedule is posted on the blog page of our website: http://usmcfitnessbootcamp.com/blog/

IF IT IS RAINING, WE’LL MEET AT THE ZACH CURLIN PARKING GARAGE AT THE U OF M!

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Sending Stuff to our Troops

BOOT CAMPER Tawnette Baker is involved with Make a Wish. Through her organization she is in contact with a school that is gathering up items to send to our troops in Afghanistan. The husband of one of the teachers from that school is in Afghanistan.

If you’ll bring needed items to Boot Camp, Tawnette will get them to the school for packing and mailing to Afghanistan.

I will post the list of needed items on the Boot Camp blog. http://usmcfitnessbootcamp.com/blog/

Thanks everyone!!

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Your Thoughts and Prayers

Our own Teri Trotter, some of you will know her as my 0830 assistant and teacher, is in need of your prayers and your positive energy. Teri has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

Her current prognosis is one that has a high success rate and the treatment is hoped to be one that will have the least amount of discomfort and pain. She feels fine right now. In fact, she taught the 0830 class and kicked everyone’s butt!

If you don’t know Teri, let me tell you a little bit about her: she is lovely, positive, energetic, driven, competitive and takes NO prisoners! She’s sort of our version of Jillian from The Biggest Loser, except Teri is meaner! 😉 I feel sorry for that cancer. He picked on the wrong chick!

Please hold Teri, her husband Brad, and their children Lanie and William in your thoughts and prayers!

You can read Teri’s story and sign her guestbook at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/teritrotter

Share in her vision of success and peace!

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Smile at someone today and see what happens. NO! Not that creepy smile! The good one!

To your continued good health and fitness,

Tony

Sergeant Major Tony Ludlow
USMC Fitness BOOT CAMP, Commanding
4888 Southern Ave
Memphis, TN 38117
901-644-0145

www.usmcfitnessbootcamp.com

www.shaklee.net/tonyludlow/main

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Elephants, Mickey Mouse, Boot Camp — Newsletter for 11 Feb 2009

Feb. 11th 2009

What I would like for you to do is NOT think about elephants.

Do NOT think about Mickey Mouse.

Do NOT think about going to Boot Camp.

Did you NOT think about those things? Great. Keep NOT thinking about them.

Elephants, Mickey Mouse, Boot Camp.

OK, seriously, STOP thinking about them. Do NOT think about a momma elephant and her little baby elephant.

STOP thinking about Mickey Mouse and Disney World.

STOP thinking about the awesome feeling of accomplishment when I say “YOU’RE DISMISSED!!” at Boot Camp!

And I do NOT want you to think about these things when you get in your car later today. When you turn the key, do NOT think about elephants, Mickey Mouse, or Boot Camp!

How are you doing so far? Are you NOT thinking about those things? Elephants, Mickey Mouse, and Boot Camp!

Thoughts become things, don’t they? And the power of suggestion is powerful indeed!

Your success in losing weight, getting in shape, and being fit begin with your intentions and your thoughts. What you focus on, you’ll manifest.

I will tell you about two things I’m focusing on. They’re not too difficult or abstract. And you can help me achieve these things.

Here are the two things:

Number 1: I’ve been saying that I was going to learn to sail for years. This year I’m going to learn. I need a sailboat. So, you are going to think about a sailboat for me. You don’t have to buy me one, unless you just WANT to. But the next time you see me, I want you to think about me on a sailboat … probably sailing away from you never to come back, right? ha ha ha And if you won’t be seeing me for a while, just imagine me on a sailboat. Right now!

Number 2: I’ve wanted Boot Camp to grow so much that we’d have 100 people at the 0530 class! A few years ago I said that if we had 100 people at the 0530 class that I’d shave my head and wear a pink toto. So, this is what I want you to do. Every time you have a chance, I want you to invite a friend to Boot Camp. Not only will that person get the same benefits that you get, but they will help us reach the 100 person goal. For those of you in the other classes, here are the goals: 30 at the 0830 class and 50 at the 5:45 PM evening class!!!

Disclaimer:
I’m not a person who is motivated much by money. Now, don’t get me wrong, just like you, I need money and I’d like to make more of it. But money doesn’t get me going in the morning. I’m motivated by helping people, messing with people, connecting with people, coaching people, abusing people, and inspiring people to succeed, all in an atmosphere of fun, laughter, and a culture of positive energy! Having 100 people at 0530 is about the opportunity that number represents for me to do the things I’m motivated by.

I’m also motivated by representing my beloved Marine Corps! But you already knew that!

OK, here are your assignments:

1. I want you to think about and focus on the thing or things you want to be or have. You may need to write these things down.

2. I want you to think about my sailboat.

3. I want you to think about 100 people at the 0530 class, 30 people at the 0830 class, and 50 people at the evening class.

That’s it. Just think. Just focus. Let’s see how fast these things will happen! I’ll let you know when we succeed!

As much as you can, put some positive light out there into the world!

Expect good things!

Look for good things!

Be a good thing!

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SECOND THURSDAY INSIDE AT 0530 — Tomorrow morning!

We had such fun last time we were in the gym that we’re going to make that a regular thing! I’ve got several tricks in my bag! So tomorrow, the second Thursday, the 0530 class will be inside the gym! Next scheduled gym workout will be February 12.

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Third Thursday at Mt. Fuji at 0530 — Next Thursday

The turnout and the feedback from our trip to “Mt. Fuji” last month was awesome! We’ll do the same thing every month on the third Thursday! Our next trip to the mountain will be on Thursday, February 19. We’ll meet at 0530 at the Zach Curlin parking garage on the campus of the U of M.

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Our inclement weather policy — AMMENDED

If the Memphis City Schools close due to weather, we will stand down as well.

Regarding the Evening Class, should the road conditions become clear during the course of the day and we are able to meet, I will post that info on the blog page of the BOOT CAMP website http://usmcfitnessbootcamp.com/blog/index.php

You can subscribe to the blog page for free and you’ll receive a notice every time I post a new blog entry.

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SPRING HALF MARATHON TRAINING!

Half Marathon (13.1 miles) Training for the Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville on April 25, 2009 (or the Louisville Half Marathon or will continue at 0800 this coming Saturday, 14 February! We’ll meet in front of the Visitor’s Center at Shelby Farms.

Can you do this? I’ll bet you can!!!

If you can run 3 miles in 36 minutes or less, then you can do this!

Cost for the three month training is $100 for “friends” of Boot Camp and $75 for active duty BOOT CAMPERS!

All are welcome!

The training schedule is posted on the blog page of our website: http://usmcfitnessbootcamp.com/blog/

IF IT IS RAINING, WE’LL MEET AT THE ZACH CURLIN PARKING GARAGE AT THE U OF M!

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PAYING FOR BOOT CAMP

Just a reminder that payment in cash if fine, but checks are best. You can also pay online on the website (www.usmcfitnessbootcamp.com)

When you pay by check, would you please write in the “memo” section of your check, or the memo section of the online pay section, what month(s) the check is for, I’d really appreciate it.

Also, if the name printed on the check is different from your name, please write the boot camper’s name on the memo line too!

If you want to set up an automatic payment sent in the mail by your bank, the mailing address is

Tony Ludlow

4888 Southern Ave

Memphis, TN 38117.

If you prefer to pay in cash, please let me ask you to put the money in an envelope with your name and month(s) you’re paying for on the outside of the envelope?

Doing these things will help to ensure that my bookkeeping is on track and accurate. Thank you very much for your help!

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FACEBOOK

Find me on Facebook and make me your friend! (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=629618416)

I’ll make you mine! Then join the USMC Fitness BOOT CAMP Group!

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THE SCHEDULE OF WORKOUTS

— The 0530 Class has a weight workout (using dumbbells) and a cardio workout every morning, Monday through Friday.

— There is a 0830 Class on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
— And there is a 5:45 PM Class year round.
These two classes are on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday “weight day” workout schedule.
On Tuesday and Thursday the 5:45 PM class has a cardio workout (no dumbbells) which consists of running, jogging, power walking.

There is no 0830 class on Tuesday and Thursday.

— Friday evening’s workout begins at 5:30 PM!!

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Have a positive, peaceful, and joy-filled day!

To your continued good health and fitness,

Tony

Sergeant Major Tony Ludlow
USMC Fitness BOOT CAMP, Commanding
4888 Southern Ave
Memphis, TN 38117
901-644-0145

www.usmcfitnessbootcamp.com

www.shaklee.net/tonyludlow/main

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DRAMA! — Newsletter for 4 February 2009

Feb. 4th 2009

Have you ever noticed that some people just seem to have crappy days?

You know the people I’m talking about. They’re always broke, always sick, always bored, always angry, always being dumped on, always getting a speeding ticket, always being laid off, always driving crummy cars that never start, always blaming others, always in dead end jobs, always have sick kids, always getting taken advantage of, always having some sort of drama in their lives, always nitpicking, always critical, always judgmental, always a doormat, always …

It’s always negative in their world.

Do you know people like that?

They are living proof of the proverb that “the way you process the world around you determines the world you live in.”

The way you process the world around you, the way you interpret the things around you, will determine the world you live in.

It’s also true that the way you misunderstand the world around you, the way you misinterpret the actions and words of others, the darker and more negative your world will be.

Boot Camper Daniel Shaffer is at the center of a positivity movement at his work. Daniel is in sales for The Redbirds and has spearheaded a project there to help keep he and his co-workers focused on positive things, the things they are thankful for, the things that make for creating an environment and atmosphere of goodness. Each morning as they begin their work day they write something on a board that they’re thankful for.

That’s awesome Daniel!!

The Law of Attraction, The Secret, The Golden Rule and every major religion teaches that there is a relationship between what you put out into the world and what you get back. There is a relationship between the things you think about and the things you become. There is a relationship between your energy and the energy around you. There is a relationship between what you look for and what you find.

Some of you know that I write a regular column for the children’s magazine Jabberblabber. In this month’s column I mentioned two of my coaches. Here is part of what I wrote:

“Coach McKinney was one of my coaches in school. He wasn’t one of my favorites. He always called us hurtful names, got angry at us, and told us that we were no good. He always pointed out our mistakes and called us losers. But Coach Henderson was different. He pushed us to be our best and always told us that we were going to be WINNERS! Coach Henderson expected the best from us and we tried hard to live up to his hopes for us. We were winners with him!”

As much as you can, put some positive light out there into the world around you!
Expect good things!
Look for good things!
Be a good thing!

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Condolences …

Sympathy is expressed to 0530 Boot Camper, Lee Rantzo, in the passing of her father. Our thoughts and prayers are offered up for you and your family, Lee.

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SECOND THURSDAY INSIDE AT 0530

We had such fun last time we were in the gym that we’re going to make that a regular thing! I’ve got several tricks in my bag! So every Second Thursday the 0530 class will be inside the gym! Next scheduled gym workout will be February 12.

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Third Thursday at Mt. Fuji at 0530

The turnout and the feedback from our trip to “Mt. Fuji” last month was awesome! We’ll do the same thing every month on the third Thursday! Our next trip to the mountain will be on Thursday, February 19. We’ll meet at 0530 at the Zach Curlin parking garage on the campus of the U of M.

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Our inclement weather policy — AMMENDED

If the Memphis City Schools close due to weather, we will stand down as well.

Regarding the Evening Class, should the road conditions become clear during the course of the day and we are able to meet, I will post that info on the blog page of the BOOT CAMP website http://usmcfitnessbootcamp.com/blog/index.php

You can subscribe to the blog page for free and you’ll receive a notice every time I post a new blog entry.

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SPRING HALF MARATHON TRAINING!

Half Marathon (13.1 miles) Training for the Country Music Half Marathon in Nashville on April 25, 2009 (or the Louisville Half Marathon or will continue at 0800 this coming Saturday, 7 February! We’ll meet in front of the Visitor’s Center at Shelby Farms.

Can you do this? I’ll bet you can!!!

If you can run 3 miles in 36 minutes or less, then you can do this!

Cost for the three month training is $100 for “friends” of Boot Camp and $75 for active duty BOOT CAMPERS!

All are welcome!

The training schedule is posted on the blog page of our website: http://usmcfitnessbootcamp.com/blog/

IF IT IS RAINING, WE’LL MEET AT THE ZACH CURLIN PARKING GARAGE AT THE U OF M!

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PAYING FOR BOOT CAMP

Just a reminder that payment in cash if fine, but checks are best. You can also pay online on the website (www.usmcfitnessbootcamp.com)

When you pay by check, would you please write in the “memo” section of your check, or the memo section of the online pay section, what month(s) the check is for, I’d really appreciate it.

Also, if the name printed on the check is different from your name, please write the boot camper’s name on the memo line too!

If you want to set up an automatic payment sent in the mail by your bank, the mailing address is

Tony Ludlow

4888 Southern Ave

Memphis, TN 38117.

If you prefer to pay in cash, please let me ask you to put the money in an envelope with your name and month(s) you’re paying for on the outside of the envelope?

Doing these things will help to ensure that my bookkeeping is on track and accurate. Thank you very much for your help!

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FACEBOOK

Find me on Facebook and make me your friend! (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=629618416)

I’ll make you mine! Then join the USMC Fitness BOOT CAMP Group!

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THE SCHEDULE OF WORKOUTS

— The 0530 Class has a weight workout (using dumbbells) and a cardio workout every morning, Monday through Friday.

— There is a 0830 Class on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
— And there is a 5:45 PM Class year round.
These two classes are on a Monday, Wednesday, Friday “weight day” workout schedule.
On Tuesday and Thursday the 5:45 PM class has a cardio workout (no dumbbells) which consists of running, jogging, power walking.

There is no 0830 class on Tuesday and Thursday.

— Friday evening’s workout begins at 5:30 PM!!

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Are you still reading this looking for the drama? Gotcha! No drama!

Have a drama-free day!!

To your continued good health and fitness,

Tony

Sergeant Major Tony Ludlow
USMC Fitness BOOT CAMP, Commanding
4888 Southern Ave
Memphis, TN 38117
901-644-0145

www.usmcfitnessbootcamp.com

www.shaklee.net/tonyludlow/main

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