Harnessing the

Power of Gratitude

Ep. 267 FYF with Lesley

“Gratitude and judgment cannot live in the same place.”

Lesley Logan

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Show Notes

Deep dive into the transformative impact of a gratitude-centric mindset. In this episode, Lesley shared personal sleep struggles, including practical tips on shifting focus from problems to blessings. Listen in to discover how such a simple shift can alter sleep patterns and overall well-being.

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In this episode you will learn about:

  • Challenging the idea of what constitutes a “win” in life.
  • The significance of focusing on what’s possible in movement for those with physical limitations.
  • Achievement in optimizing your schedule to better suit business goals and personal needs.
  • Dealing with sleeplessness and the tools that can help.
  • The affirmation practice for the week.

Episode References/Links:

  • Mentions, Jennifer Day
  • Mentions, Liz Toppan
  • Mentions, Gay Hendricks

Lesley Logan: It’s Fuck Yeah Friday.

Brad Crowell: Fuck yeah.

Lesley Logan: Get ready for some wins.


Lesley Logan
Welcome to the Be It Till You See It podcast where we talk about taking messy action, knowing that perfect is boring. I’m Lesley Logan, Pilates instructor and fitness business coach. I’ve trained thousands of people around the world and the number one thing I see stopping people from achieving anything is self doubt. My friends, action brings clarity and it’s the antidote to fear. Each week, my guests will bring Bold, Executable, Intrinsic and Targeted steps that you can use to put yourself first and Be It Till You See It. It’s a practice, not a perfect. Let’s get started.


Lesley Logan 2:27
Hello, Be It babe. It’s Fuck Yeah Friday. You made it. You did it. You have had a week, I am sure. I’m sure there’s been some great things. I’m sure there’s been some shitty things. And I’m sure that those shitty things are like just feeling like they’re bigger deals than what the wins were. And so that’s why this episode is here to come out on a Friday. Just to remind you that people have wins of all sizes and so do you and my goodness in our way of ditching perfection do we need to ditch that wins can’t be celebrated until we’ve completely achieved everything and it’s gonna be the biggest deal of our lives. And if it’s not museum-worthy, it’s not a win. Bullshit on that. And if you’re taking your kid to school today, I’m so sorry. Apparently, this one is full of words. AirPods in. Okay, so here’s the deal. I share one of yours, I share one of mine, and then I started adding a little affirmation at the end. In case you were like really struggling for a win. You can say that to yourself. You have something positive going into your weekend, because positivity breeds positivity. Just like negativity is super contagious. So here is some wins of yours. So Jennifer Day, she is in eLevate, and she’s an Agency member. And I love this one. So she said I have a complex, loyal client that due to all her various ailments, I’ve greatly reduced the amount of actual classical work we do together. There is a win coming in, I promise. This client has L5 and L6 views, has had a frozen shoulder in the past that gets aggravated and reduces movement. She more recently was diagnosed with bursitis on not one but both sitting in balance. And she’s incredibly anxious and doesn’t like to try new things. Due to these different ailments, sitting work and split-like movements have been taken away due to the pain with her bursitis. She is fearful of any kind of flexion rotation with her fusion so we’re left with supine, prone, high-kneeling and standing. We used to do sideline but that did become aggravated with her bursitis. Just a pause on this win, if all these words like what the fuck, don’t skip ahead, there’s a win coming. And this is very Pilates-centric. So the Pilates teachers know what she’s talking about. But for the rest of you like if you are someone who is aches and pains. It can feel frustrating and fearful to move. So I want you to keep listening this win because there is one. Okay, back to Jennifer Day. So despite all of this and thanks to eLevate I was able to take her through a full classical workout giving her what her body needs with the limitations that are set and she had fun. We started the foam roller to warm up her back, doing arm reaches, circles and the 100 for the reformer, were able to do footwork on the arches and heels and Pilates stands and parallel she kept on her toes, due to an assist from us, form the ball of (inaudible). Modified coordination work with variations keeping the head down she did feet and straps and reverse knee stretches. She did chest expansion and to the pelvic lift and then we went to the tower for arms and straps. The instructs breathing, chest expansion, long back stretch arms and standing push-ups. Finally finished with the magic circle arms. I had a lot of fun finding all the things we could do in our session instead of focusing on what we couldn’t. Thank you. Jennifer Day, thank you for sharing this woman’s story thank you for sharing your process because no matter who you are listening to this there is movement accessible for you. Pilates has so many options in it. And those of us who are teachers the more we can focus on what is possible in a body the more fun it is for us the more successful is for them. And for those of you who have aches and pains moving your body is so important to getting rid of those things and also finding strength and stamina. So, thank you Jennifer day and also to your client for letting you find ways to move her and successfully. Okay one more win Liz Toppan. FYF, feeling proud of myself this week for finally condensing my schedule to make more sense for me. Yes, instead of being in another studio with classes, private clients of having weird breaks in between I move some around so now they’re right after each other which will give me breaks in the afternoon to focus on other business goals. And she sold out the mat class for LLS Pop-Up Tour and she is all like she almost sold out the workshop, too. I think towards the end it actually did sell out. If I remember correctly so I got really darn close. Liz, the tour was so much fun at your studio. By the way shout it to Liz’s studio Pilates Queen in Hanford. It is beautiful. It is amazing, it is welcoming. She has really incredible classes that are super thoughtful for your goals. And so I just had so much being in your space. And I know how hard you’ve been working on condensing that schedule. I know how how much your studio needs of you and how much you love it and the dedication you have to your client, so good for you. That is a massive win you guys making little tweaks to your schedule here and there to make it work best for you is like the best thing you could do for yourself. So congratulations, Liz.

Lesley Logan 4:48
Okay, my win. So here’s, I have, I easily could fall asleep most of the time. I’m like okay, I’m gonna go to bed I fall asleep. Like, mid-conversation, no problem. Like, I just, I can’t just sleep anywhere I have to be lying down, but I can fall asleep. But some nights my brain just doesn’t turn off. And that’s usually when I’m upper-limiting. And if you’re wondering what that is, there’s a great book called The Big Leap, shout out to Gay Hendricks anyone knows him, I want them on my show. At any rate, I all sorts of worry when I’m upper limiting and that will affect me falling asleep, and I’ll have stressed dreams and it’s like, just not fun. And then I have the worst night’s sleep ever. So anyways, I have these systems in place to just really help me sleep I have a sensei alarm. So like starts like looking like if the sun is going down, you know, to make my brain think, okay, it’s time to sleep. I have this amazing music that I fall asleep to that’s like the earth, I don’t know, (inaudible) for whatever. something probably scientific and well, at the same time, I have my sensei that like I fall asleep, too. So like I have these tools in place when my brain doesn’t want to shut off. However, oh, last week, my phone’s about to die. And I had my sensei alarm. I couldn’t find my sensei. I was like, oh my god, what am I gonna do? And so I just started like, listing out everything I was grateful for, in my head. Y’all I woke up the next morning, eight hours later didn’t wake up at all. So I started using this and I’ve had a couple other nights where I’m just like, ooh, a little bit like am I they’re not ready to go to bed or my brain still going. And I did start list. I don’t write them down. I am a journaler, but I’m not writing them down. Because I’m just trying to like get my brain to go shhh, quiet, close your eyes. And it has been so much fun because I it’s like incredible what you can when you start to open up the muscle of gratitude, like how many things you can find to be grateful for in a day. And sometimes wins can sound like a little bit like, I’m now braggy and like maybe you’re raised to be humble. So gratitudes can be another way of Fuck Yeah Friday for you. So anyways, that is my win I’ve been listening on gratitudes and it’s helping me sleep. And here’s something I remember from my therapist many moons ago. Gratitude and judgment cannot live in the same place. So if you’re judging all over yourself, start to be grateful for some things and you’ll notice that the judgment disappears. And you’re full of positivity in this gratitude space and what a great place to make decisions and take action from and be it till you see it from there. And now, your affirmation for the weekend. I breathe in trust, I exhale doubt. And so you can say that out loud five times. You can write that down in your journal over and over again. You can actually sit there and actually breathe in trust. And exhale, doubt. And remember, action is the antidote to fear. So love you all so much. Thank you for being here. Thank you for listening to the IT pod. Thank you for sharing it with your friends. That is how we get more downloads, we get more listeners, and then we can get bigger guests like maybe Gay Hendricks and some other people. So thank you. Thank you. Thank you and make sure you share your wins with a friend or with us we can shout you out here on this podcast. Until next time, Be It Till You See It.

Lesley Logan
That’s all I’ve got for this episode of the Be It Till You See It podcast. One thing that would help both myself and future listeners is for you to rate this show and leave a review. And, follow or subscribe for free wherever you listen to podcasts. Also, make sure to introduce yourself over on IG at the @be_it_pod on Instagram. I would love to know more about you. Share this episode with whoever you think needs to hear it. Help us help others to BE IT TILL YOU SEE IT. Have an awesome day!

Lesley Logan
‘Be It Till You See It’ is a production of the ‘Bloom Podcast Network’.

Brad Crowell
It’s written, filmed and recorded by your host, Lesley Logan and me, Brad Crowell.

Lesley Logan
It is produced and edited by the epic team at Disenyo.

Brad Crowell
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Lesley Logan
Special thanks to Melissa Solomon for creating our visuals and Ximena Velasquez for our transcriptions.

Brad Crowell
Also to Angelina Herico for adding all the content to our website. And finally to Meridith Crowell for keeping us all on point and on time.

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