“We Are In Charge of Our Attitudes”- The Celebrate Life Team Salutes: Cathy Basile

“I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. ” This is my favorite part of the Charles Swindoll quote that Cathy Basile shares with the world.

I’ve written a few articles over the years about my friends from the West Morris Area YMCA.  They seem to be made for MMP’s  Sunshine Club. Like Cathy Basile, the people I see at the gym three times a week produce enough positive energy and progressive inspiration to help the rest of us feel good and to ‘just keep livin’.

When I see someone doing a sick new abs exercise or working up a serious sweat on a unique circuit training program, I’m usually intrigued.  When they tell me that they are training for a fitness competition, I’m excited for them.  When I find out that they are 48 years old and a mother of two, I’m uber-impressed and humbled. (then I quickly try my best to bang out 10 pull-ups and recapture a smidget of masculinity.)

Cathy is one of the Y’s personal trainers.  If you catch her in the building, she’s either helping a client achieve their desired results, or helping herself get ready for the next photo shoot and competition.  Even though she has a busy and hectic schedule like most moms and professionals,   Basile always makes time to give her friends a fitness tip, body fat measurement or some contagious positive vibes.

Cathy’s recent accomplishments include a 1st place finish at the 2009 Revolutionary Technology competition, a 7th place finish at the 2010 Gaspari Nutrition IFPA Pro Classic and a 9th place finish at the 2010 IFPA Yorton Cup Pro World Championships.

And, oh yeah… she’s currently featured in the 2011 Spring Edition of Fitness and Physique Magazine.

I thought Cathy’s chosen quote below could help you and I this year when an attitude adjustment is just what the doctor ordered.

Best wishes and continued success!  -mp

“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our Attitudes.” Charles Swindoll

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One Response to ““We Are In Charge of Our Attitudes”- The Celebrate Life Team Salutes: Cathy Basile”
  1. Catherine Ellison Basile says:

    Thanks so much for those kind words Marcello!

    I love helping people feel better about themselves…why I chose this as a profession.

    Thank you too for your positive inspiration and encouragement!!

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