Make Yourself a Priority (No Boot Camp Classes Sat & Mon)

Happy Thursday!

Please don’t forget… no boot camp classes on Saturday or Monday.

If you live in the Bay Area, pick up a copy of “Parenting on the Peninsula.” You will see an article I wrote “Make Yourself a Priority.” It will be on-line soon at

Are You a Priority?

Generally, the answer to this question is… NO.

This is a very common answer for the parents and business owners out there, and many of my tech friends in Silicon Valley who are hoping to make a lot of money in a short time with a .com start-up.

If you are not a priority at this time given your other values, your lifestyle will eventually lead to PAIN (it happens quick when you hit 40).

Pain is the result of STRESS to your physiology.

Stress leads to belly fat, weight gain, a sluggish thyroid, auto-immune disorders, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, muscle and joint pain, high blood pressure and more.

These symptoms often lead to medications to manage the pain, but the real culprit is…

Lack of Attention to Self

As I reflect back to certain times in my life, I have also put myself behind other values and paid the price with stress.

When I make myself a priority, I experience the following more often:

  1. Peace
  2. Happiness
  3. Love
  4. Energy
  5. Health
  6. Motivation
  7. Fitness
  8. Efficiency
  9. Improved connection with clients, friends and God

Tony Robbins says energy flows where energy goes.

If most of your energy is going towards your business, you will generally develop a good business, but other areas will suffer (family, health, etc.)

If most of your energy is going towards your education, you may be highly educated, but lack in other areas also.

If your health & wellness is a priority you will do whatever it takes to achieve your health & wellness goals.

You will eventually learn that health & wellness isn’t all about the workouts, but a daily commitment to:

  1. Meditation/Prayer
  2. Hydration
  3. High quality and frequent, low sugar food intake
  4. Sleep
  5. Connection with friends and family
  6. Daily movement

Making yourself a priority is the #1 structure for success in my programs! This is Fat Loss Tip #39.

This is a very hard structure to implement given we are better at taking care of others then ourselves and we are distracted easily.

Make yourself a priority and do something every day that moves you towards your goals.

September is a great time to put yourself first.

Vacations are over, kids are in school. There is no better time than now.

Check your email on Monday. I am going to give you a nutrition & exercise model for the achievement of your health & fitness goals.

Have a great Friday and weekend!

Your friend & coach,


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Launched by fitness expert Brien Shamp in 1996, Brien Shamp’s Boot Camps, Personal Training, Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching is a co-ed personal training fitness program which specializes in the areas of weight loss, nutrition & lifestyle coaching and boot camps. Program details and client testimonials are available at Shamp, a certified fitness expert with 22 years experience in the fitness industry, can be reached at or 650-654-4604.

About Brien Shamp, Fitness Expert:
Shamp is a certified fitness expert (Bachelors Degree in Biomechanics from UC Davis, Extensive Graduate Studies in Exercise Physiology, Reiki Practitioner (Level 2), CHEK Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach (Level 2), Advanced Metabolic Typing Advisor, Medical Massage Therapist, Personal Trainer (ACSM), Strength & Conditioning Specialist (NSCA), USA Weightlifting Coach and Acu-Yoga) with 22 years of experience in the fitness industry. Shamp won the World’s Best Personal Trainer Contest by Met-Rx in 2000 and was a judge in 2001. In 2009, he was nominated “Best in the Bay” for Weight Loss by KRON 4. In December 2011, Shamp was nominated one of the top 10 Personal Trainers in the country by Personal Fitness Trainer Magazine.  Shamp can be reached at or 650-654-4604 and is available for media interviews on topics related to health, wellness and fitness.