How do you choose to start each day💙? Dreaming or Dreading? Loving or Loathing? Every single day you have the choice to be positive. To see the possibility in your day. To see the blessings in your life. I loved this advice from @msrachelhollis + have followed it for some time. At first it seems like a lotta work but in a short amount of time, like anything, it’s a new habit + a new amazing norm 💙 . I thought I’d share it because I know someone needs to read this today: . 1️⃣”Gratitude changes everything! Start the day with a gratitude list. End the day with one too. Any time you find yourself starting to spin negatively (about yourself or others) stop and focus on your blessings. 2️⃣ Pay attention to when your thoughts are healthiest (after a workout, after watching a rom com, after walking your dog) and incorporate that activity into every day. 3️⃣ Pay attention to your triggers for negative or anxious thoughts. Is it time with a certain person? Is it drinking too much caffeine? Is it scrolling through social media? Whatever is setting you off — stay away from that thing/that person! 4️⃣ Be intentional about who you want to be and make sure your thinking matches the vision you have of yourself.” . Start every day by reinforcing how you want to think + reminding yourself who you want to be 💙 . It’s the best way to start the day 💙 📸 credit: @linda.sutherland.5203
I saw this quote on a poster yesterday and it helped me PUSH. There was so much great energy out there. So much positivity and inspiration. My big goal was to do this race in under an hour. I had a lot of self doubt on that time. My chip time read 57:54!! I placed 37th in my division out of 191. I placed 255th out of 1332 for my gender. These numbers are not what it’s all about but I sure am proud of them. I wasn’t sure if this would be a one and done event for me..... but I am hooked! Bring on the next race!!! Now, do I stick with the 10k or move onto the half?! Any other runners feeling super inspired after their event on the weekend?!
⚠️𝕊𝔼𝕋 𝕐𝕆𝕌ℝ𝕊𝔼𝕃𝔽 𝔽𝕆ℝ 𝕊𝕌ℂℂ𝔼𝕊𝕊 ⚠️⠀ ⠀ New week means new opportunity to get back on track or get started. ⠀ ⠀ Let’s make this week different, let’s make a commitment right now that this week we will succeed 🏅⠀ ⠀ Success means different things for different people so let’s starts by defining what does it mean for you ‼️⠀ ⠀ If you look forward to the end of the week, what would you like to accomplish? What would have to happen this week for you to seat back next Sunday and say, “this was a successful week”? ⠀ ⠀ Then follow this recipe:⠀ ⠀ 🅂 once you have your definition of success narrow down define your goals, what are the things you need to accomplish this week that will allow you to achieve your vision for success.⠀ ⠀ 🅄 write down on a piece of paper what are your main obstacles that will prevent you from achieving success this week. Maybe you have a social event, or you are on a platter of emotional eating . . . Take a few minutes to identify all your obstacles. ⠀ ⠀ 🄲 think positive. Try to imagine how a “perfect” day would look like. ⠀ ⠀ 🄲 let go of all your doubts. You can do this! I know you can and you need to be convince you can too. ⠀ ⠀ 🄴 there will be challenges that is the truth, there always are. This week try to just embrace them and look at them as opportunities to grow and achieve results. No pain no gain right? ⠀ ⠀ 🅂 it’s key to stay on track. Trust the process and stay consistent and results will come. Your tracker it’s key on this! ⠀ ⠀ 🅂 show everyone that you can! Share your journey, your victories and your obstacles. That will keep you accountable and motivated to keep going. This is the key role my VIP success groups plays in success. It’s a safe space for you to share your journey, stay accountable, get encouragement and motivation form me as your coach and others in the group. ⠀ ⠀
It still gives me chills, and I stop myself from deleting it every time I see it again. This was the worst I got. I never had the ‘ goal ‘ to lose the weight I did- this was a result of obsessive behavior, food fobias (from being vegan and thinking animal products would make me have cancer, gain weight from how caloric dense they were), and fear of regaining weight. This is because since I started to lose weight all I thought was the scale - as long as it was moving down or staying still I was happy. I gained some strength during my first year of training and did my first ‘ cut ‘, where I lost 4kg and from there it was all downhill when trying to ‘maintain’ I kept losing. More than physically, psychologically I still had lot of side effects - I was constantly hungry, food obsessed, had poor sleep, my hair started to be week, my nails, my mood swings, I felt easily sad and I developed osteoporosis due to the lack of menstrual cycle for 4 years. No, being ‘ lean ‘ isn’t pretty - it is only pretty in pictures. Having shredded abs is not ‘ goals ‘ if it requires you an unhealthy body weight . Being so obsessed with losing weight is not a ‘ good lifestyle ‘. Being afraid of eating certain food or labeling them as ‘ good and bad ‘ isn’t sustainable or mentally healthy. . Major side effects I still yet to this day have - every time I think about dieting I want to get to the level of stamina and mindset I had back then - I was harsh at myself. I obliged myself to train every single day for 2h, I obliged myself to go to sleep even if I was starving, I obliged myself to compensate for the extra food I ate on the unplanned dinner I had. And I remember how much I suffered for 4 years. And every single time I have a deep feeling of deprivation, I feel like this pain comes back to my chest which leads me to having binge episodes. Because honestly, I don’t wish the life I had to my worse enemy. I hated to socialize, I stopped reading books, I
The End📝 . What an incredible night. With an incredible bunch of people. Thank you to everyone who took part and to @dontsufferinsilence1 for putting on such a great event for such an important cause. Mental Health Matters!