Emily Troxler: Personal Trainer, Coach, Podcaster, Self-Love Enthusiast, and Entrepreneur

Emily is a strong, vulnerable, powerful woman.  Emily and I dig deep into her back story, which includes struggles with weed, eating disorders, body image issues, and feeling worthy.  Emily is super transparent and holds nothing back in telling her story on this episode of the 127 Fit Podcast.  We also cover Emily’s choice to live a vegan life, training, social media, and of course, much more!  You will gain so much wisdom, insight, and appreciation from this listen.  Enjoy!

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https://www.instagram.com/empowertraining_/

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Tyler Johnson: Founder of Elev8 Educ8 Rejuven8

Tyler Johnson is a Husband, Father, Coach, Mentor, Trainer, and Founder of Elev8 Educ8 Rejuven8.  Tyler and I have an awesome conversation covering a variety of topics.  Some of the topics we discussed included:  Family life, childhood experiences, finding purpose, the importance of athletics, leadership, and much more.  Tyler is full of fire and passion for life.  You will thoroughly enjoy this episode!

Tyler’s Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/elev8educ8rejuven8/

127 Fit Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/127fitness/

No Expectation

We cannot control how other people are going to live their lives. We cannot control how other people will react, respond, and or receive that which we give them. We cannot control other people’s thoughts, feelings, emotions, actions, or their perception of who we are. We literally, have absolutely no control over another person. But, we absolutely DO have control over ourselves. We definitely have control over our reactions, responses, and how we receive that which is given to us. We definitely have control over our thoughts, feelings, emotions, actions, and how we perceive others. And we most definitely have control over how we serve and love!

I am a thinker. I think a lot. I ponder a lot. I analyze a lot. I reflect a lot. I try to interpret what others are putting out there, a lot. My mind is busy. My thoughts are constant. I have been going through a situation over the last several weeks to where my thoughts have been super focused in one area, and one direction. I have been trying to interpret things. Trying to figure things out, work things out within my mind in this specific area. Random things, random words, random thoughts, random phrases and random quotes present themselves to me in my mind, often. I don’t know what it is, but for me, words are beautiful, words are powerful, words have significant meaning, and words play a significant role within my life. Words, phrases, etc. help me to stay focused on living the life I desire to live. This morning, the phrase, “Serve and love with no expectation,” came to me. As I have been wrestling with constant thoughts over this specific situation/area that I previously made reference to, as I have been trying to figure this situation out through my thoughts, pondering, analyzing, reflecting, and interpreting, I have come to the realization, or probably more accurately stated, have been reminded, of the fact that I have NO control over someone else. I CANNOT control someone else’s life. But, once again, I CAN control my life! I CAN control how I serve and how I love those around me! We must serve and love with no expectation. Too often we serve and love in order to receive something in return. We do certain things in life, so that we get certain things back. We live life too often in expectation, that if we live a certain way, if we perform certain tasks/duties, if we jump through certain hoops, then we will get specific results. We live expecting. We live to receive back. True service, genuine love, does not expect anything in return. You serve because you want others to be blessed. You love because you want others to be blessed. Serving and loving in order to get something in return, is again, not true service, nor genuine love. These are simply selfish actions to fill some void or emptiness within our life. We must serve. We must love. We must serve one another. We must love one another. With no expectation. With no strings attached. With no expectancy of anything in return. We serve to serve. We love to love. In order to build others up, to bless others. In order to be the men and women, God created us to be, for His glory. Serve boldly today. Love boldly today. Live boldly today. It’s not about you, it’s about others, ALWAYS.

I Will

I want to serve you.  I will serve you.  I want to listen to you.  I will listen to you.  I want to love you.  I will love you.  I want to be the man you’ve always wanted.  I will be the man you’ve always wanted.  I am not perfect.  I don’t have it all figured out.  I am unfinished.  I am learning.  But I have been waiting for this moment for nearly 32 years.  Yearning for this moment, preparing for this moment, anticipating this moment.  I don’t know your future.  I don’t know my future.  I don’t know our future.  But, I will give you everything within me to give.  I will serve you.  Listen to you.  Love you.  The best I can.  The best I know how.  I will be the man God created me to be.  I can be nothing more.  And what will be, will be.

You Are Beautiful

The darkness will close in. The pain will come. The emptiness, loneliness, and hopelessness will arise. You will be engulfed, overwhelmed with feelings and emotions. You will question, you will wonder why? You will begin to allow your mind to wander into the abyss. Thoughts of bitterness, hate, and suicide will present themselves. Those around you are in the middle of their own struggles. The struggles of survival, finding hope, and trying to simply make it through another poverty-stricken day on the reservation. You can trust no one. There is no one who understands the intense pain you feel inside. Life is not worth living.

You are beautiful. Young lady, you are beautiful. You are beautiful on the inside and out. I don’t know what you are going through right now, I truly don’t. I have never walked a step in your shoes. I didn’t grow up in poverty. I didn’t grow up not knowing who my father was. I didn’t grow up in an abusive home. I didn’t grow up with adults strung out on drugs. I don’t know. But, I do know, God created you. God created you in His image. God sent His Son, Jesus, to die for you on the cross. God is in love with you. He is jealous for you. God is a father to the fatherless. God is hope for the hopeless. You are beautiful in God’s eyes. God has a plan for your life. God is light. I know your pain, hurt, and loneliness are intense right now. I know in this moment, you can’t see light. You can’t see through the all-consuming darkness. You don’t feel loved, forgiven, or beautiful. But, you must know that YOU ARE LOVED, FORGIVEN, AND YOUR ARE BEAUTIFUL! Don’t quit. Don’t give in. Don’t give up. The light will break through. The sun will soon shine. A new day will come. Young lady, in your darkest hour, in your weakest moments, lift up your eyes to the King of Glory, grab ahold of His outstretched hand, hold tight, and never let go. You are a daughter of the King. Loved. Cherished. Beautiful in His eyes. God will never let go.

The Inner Struggle

I struggle. I struggle a lot. I struggle everyday. It is an inner struggle. An inner battle. I know you struggle. I know you struggle a lot. I know you struggle everyday. The inner struggle. The inner battle. No one is exempt from the struggle.

I have nothing to hide. I know who I am. I know what I am. I know my passion. My purpose. I know why I am alive today. I know my strengths. I know my weakness’. I know where I need to improve. I know my shortcomings. I know my failures. I know where I have missed the mark. I know that I and you, are imperfect, works of art in progress. Knowing all of this, allows me to know, you need to hear what I am saying. WE ALL STRUGGLE. WE ARE ALL GOING THROUGH AN INNER STRUGGLE TODAY. Each one of us have thousands of thoughts racing through our minds. Each day. Every day. Positive, negative, and indifferent thoughts. They attack us constantly. The thoughts are relentless. All of us struggle on some level controlling our thoughts. The most confident individuals on earth, struggle controlling their thoughts. The wealthiest individuals on earth, struggle controlling their thoughts. The greatest athletes in the world, struggle controlling their thoughts. All of us have insecurities. All of us have had life experiences that have caused us some kind of trauma. All of us have been embarrassed. Made fun of. Laughed at. At times, ridiculed. All of us struggle on some level with wondering what others think about us. All of us struggle on some level with comparing ourselves to others. All of us have jealousies. All of us have annoyances. All of us have prejudices. All of us have body image issues. Some of us have eating disorders. Some of us have severe addictions. All of us have, a lot of issues. With all of our issues, come thousands and thousands of thoughts. Thoughts that can control us. Thoughts that can create fear, anxiety, nervousness, and a host of other debilitating factors. Thoughts are powerful. Thoughts dictate our perception and reality. Our perception and reality of our surroundings, as well as ourselves. Thoughts create an inner struggle. The inner battle. Thoughts become reality. As a man or woman thinks, so they become. As a man or woman thinks, so those around them become.

I want you to know, wherever you are today in your life journey, whatever you are struggling with in this moment, whatever internal battle you are fighting in this moment, as you read this, please hear me, please understand, please grasp, please accept the fact, that you are beautiful. You are beautiful. You are beautiful. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. You are in progress. An artwork, a masterful, beautiful piece of art, in progress. You have gifts. You have talents. You have abilities. You have capabilities. You have opportunities that you have been given to you. You have a Creator that created you to love and to be loved. The struggle is intense. I know. The battle can be overwhelming. I know. The fears, the anxieties, the yearnings for things to be different can be nearly unbearable at times. I know. I’ve been there. I am there. I will continue to be here, in the struggle, in the battle, just as you are. We struggle together. We battle together. Your struggles may be different from mine, your battles may look different then mine, but you struggle, I struggle, we all struggle, we all battle from within. Lift up your eyes. Look around. See the beauty. The beauty within the struggle. The beauty within the battle. YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. YOU WILL OVERCOME.

You Are Loved

I don’t know where you are. I have no recollection of your name. Five, six years have passed from the last time our paths crossed. Today, you are a young lady. You are becoming a young lady. When you were a child, you were so precious. So joyful. So loving. You always wanted to be held. You were curious. You were happy. I know your home life was a mess. A complete mess. You saw things, no child should have to see. You heard things, no child should have to hear. But through it all, you continued to smile. THANK YOU. Thank you for bringing such joy into my life. Thank you for allowing me to help you, love you, and share God’s truth with you. Today, wherever you may be, please remember, you are, you always will be, LOVED! No matter the pain and hurt you are experiencing in this moment, no matter the suffering you have been forced to endure, you are LOVED! You are a beautiful, peaceful, compassionate, resilient soul. YOU ARE LOVED!