Kobe was a father of four and the accident was devastating.  Legend.  Father.  Husband and huge inspiration to the world.  You can’t help but feel deep sadness because of this tragedy.  The “Kobe Bryant” tragedy stirs up trauma and triggers for many of us.  This hard lesson puts life into perspective.  My goal is to bring some sunshine and remind you of your “why” and top priorities.  Weeks ago I wrote to my Fit4Females Fit Insider Community talking about your why, non negotiables and better boundaries.  This tragedy is a reminder to put my advice into over drive.  My family and I are huge basketball fans, we named our cat Kobe.

Kobe Bryant What Tragedy can Teach Us

“Get our of your Own Way”

Things that don’t need your full attention.  Acknowledge them, and move forward.  One foot in front of the other.
  • Ego.
  • Comparing to others.
  • Fear.
  • Concerns.
  • Insecurities.
They get in the way of your life. It’s all normal but you have the ability to control this with your why.

Tragedy can help Prioritize your Life

It feels impossible but you must get back to…
  • Moving your body.
  • Family.
  • Relationships.
  • Your passion and what lights you up.
  • Breathe in and out.
  • Process your pain, anger, loss and tragedy triggers.
  • Know that the road ahead is open for you to travel in a new direction.


Photo credit Kobe Bryant

Learn from Tragedy

My heart is so heavy for the families of the loved ones, Kobe Bryant, his 13 year old daughter, Gianna and the seven other beautiful people that perished on that helicopter. It can feel paralyzing, but we must learn from tragedy to keep moving forward.  At the age of 20, I lost my Mom suddenly and so many others very close to me in my life.  Tragedy stirs up:
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Fear
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Hopelessness and much more

Behind the scenes I’ve cried and hugged my kids and husband, these are my take away reminders for you. I shared an honest video for the Bell Let’s Talk Day about death and tragedy.  I hope this inspires you to survive and move forward.

  • Fitness saved me!  Move your body anyway possible.
  • Make yourself and your passions a top priority daily – spend a minimum of 10 minutes a day doing something that gives you pure joy.
  • Life it too short to not love what you are doing so choose wisely.
  • Balance family and work as best as possible and modify when you feel it’s out of balance.
  • Life is a precious gift and you must tell the people you love daily how important they are to you.
  • Shut down and spend time with the ones you love.
  • Make a difference today so that if it were your last day, you filled your heart and the heart of others.
  • Train and focus on your passion or craft and and balance it with the most important people in your life.
Get protective of how you spend your time.  Keep putting one foot in front of the other.

Kobe Bryant Inspiration and Non Negotiables

The reason Kobe Bryant took Helicopters will break your heart.  He wanted to spend as much time as he could with his family. Moments he got stuck in traffic and missed a school play, he decided to take a helicopter to have more time with his girls.
  • As a legend, he tried to manage his time between his craft of basketball and the priority of family.
  • Isn’t that what we are all hoping for?
  • His why and non negotiables were weight training early morning, spending time with his family in the morning, basketball training and back to greet the kids home from school.
  • Being a part of the lives of his 4 children was a priority.
  • It’s time for you to review your non negotiables.  Read how to do this here.
  • Today is a great way to honour your life and get it done with a “why and your non negotiables”.

Photo credit Vanessa Bryant posted on Instagram

There is a fund set up to donate to the families that perished.  Click here for details.


In Conclusion

Life is short.  Fitness is a mood lifter.  Process your pain and get super clear on the best way that you can live your life.  Keep putting one foot in front of the other. Get very clear on your why and non negotiables.  Reachk out and let me know if any of this spoke to you and share some of your non-negotiables with me.  Social bars below to get in touch with me.

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Thanks for reading xo

Trina Medves

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