Personal Development

My Hiatus

I cannot say how crazy this year has been already, I can only apologize for not posting like I normally do. I haven’t forgotten about you, honestly it’s been a bit overwhelming and I have been close to having a mini breakdown.  With flying home for Christmas and having major mixed emotions there, then flying back and the biggest let down I have had was with myself. I have let my emotions dictate my eating. So instead of going forward I have actually gone back.  Feeling embarrassed and ashamed, I had a hard time posting because I felt like a hypocrite.

I’m an Emerald Beachbody Coach and with that I have some Challengers and Coaches that look up to me for guidance and support.  So I was beating myself up trying to focus on how I can do that for them when I’m doing everything the opposite? I discovered something about myself, within this last week.  My Company is launching a New program called 80 day obsession.  Every Monday they send out a podcast of what news is happening and some inspirational speaker, to help us and give us tips of how to be an awesome coach for both personally and professionally.  There was one speaker that really got to me, let’s just say he got my inner self fired up!  Then I went to a Conference last Sunday and let me tell you, that in itself really got me fired up. I realized that I am who I am. I have good days and Bad days, I need to focus on why I was overeating and what can I change so I won’t keep going to that habit again?!  I also let my workouts slack a little, why do I do that? It’s the one thing that helps the stress and pressure and makes me happy and feel good!

I have been asking people/friends what goals they have been making for the New year?  it’s funny how many different responses I’ve been getting, but what I realized is I need to focus on my goals too. SO I got back to the basics, I made a vision board, I cleaned out my craft room/ office/ gym.  Organized it a bit( still have stuff to do) then I sat down and made a list of what I am going to work on to help me be a better me, better coach and this is what I came up with.

  1. TIME MANAGEMENT – a biggy for me. I have always been a fly by the seat of my pants.  What I post is what I’m feeling right now. So I need to schedule and be productive.  I have already made a biggy, I have discovered how to actually use my smart phone as a better tool. Check this out!!
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  3. MY HEALTH- I started this journey 4 years ago, I remember the fire I had and the drive to get to where I was. So I’m focusing on just that, and thank goodness 80 day obsession has come when it did.  I will be definitely giving it my all. I put on my winter coat (it was tight) I put on my fatty pants ( they were too tight) I didn’t need to go on a scale for me to find the truth. But I did this morning I am up to 163 lbs. The heaviest I’ve been since 2 years ago.  That’s why I’ve already begun the nutrition plan and the challenge hasn’t even started yet and I’m already feeling a huge shift in both my mind and body!!
  4. PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT- I think one of my achilles heel is that I am always worried about what people think of me and sometimes it dictates how my day will be. So my goal is to focus on healing my mind, with meditation and destress and best of all NOT Care what others think of me. I am my own person.  I have a  lot to give and I have a lot to share and I know that I will do whatever it takes to help people that are looking for goals  they want to reach but are not sure how to do it.  My daughter told me about a challenge that she is doing and it’s read a book a week. One of the biggest things that Beachbody emphasizes is Personal Development. SO I am stepping up mine and I’m going to be reading a lot more build up my confidence and my leadership!

This Blog was a big step forward for me as a coach and a person, and I let it go to the wayside. I am now more determined than ever to give it my all. I love to share what I have accomplished and if it helps anyone do the same, then I have achieved the biggest goal yet!!  So don’t give up on me, I am going to be a stronger, healthier, funnier and most important reliable Friend/ coach / Blogger. Stay tuned!!

Scary Leap

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in this short 4 years of my weightless journey is this I’m a visual person, I need to see my goals, motivation, my inspiration and I do that by One – my vision board which I have to help me stay focused with my “WHY” and so I don’t lose focus on what my goals are. Second is that I have a tattoo, that also gives me that inspiration that I need when I feel defeated or I want to give up. It says “Courage” underneath my  Uncle’s favourite character of all time Snoopy! If there is anyone who I know would be behind me reaching my goals and finding what I need to do with my life would have been my Uncle Harry. He has always supported me emotionally through anything No Matter What. So I know if he was alive today he would definitely be in my corner.

I also wear shirts that have a certain saying so if I’m ( Once again) feeling defeated or that I should quit I have those to let me know that I’m doing exactly what I’m supposed to do! My Audio books as well help me expand and grow and have helped me so much already! The one book I am reading a second time had me do something today and the other day that I would have never done in a million years. But in the book ” Your A Badass, At Making Money” she talked about how in order to set goals and get yourself actually doing it instead of procrastinating, you need to go buy something that is something you would never buy before , something you’ve wanted but it’s out of your price range enough to scare you, maybe even terrify you  a little. Well that was me this week. I did two purchases that scared the crap out of me. Now your probably asking why? right? Well the first item I have wanted for a long time. And I had full intentions of buying it, but it was one of those items that wasn’t a NEED it was a want. It was the New Apple watch, series 3 with gps.  I had a series 1 and honestly there was nothing wrong with it, but the newest watch has a built in GPS which is awesome for my running. So I took the plunge and made the purchase.  Thinking I was done with my splurges, my sister in law mentioned these boots that she bought which aren’t cheap but they last a lifetime. and are so well built and comfortable. With working Nights at Walmart for now I have not had a descent boot that has not made my feet so sore by the end of the 8 hours. Not to mention the fact that I’m on my feet a lot. So when I bought a pair for my daughter for Christmas I really liked the look the feel and I couldn’t stop thinking about them. I kept looking at them online and then I found they had a pair of RED ones. I was knowing they were calling my name for sure.  So this morning I went out to buy a winter pair of Moccasins and there they were staring at me in the face.

I was letting my sub conscious talking me out of them, but then I remembered what my book said, that sometimes you need to do this to push me into not being lazy about my coaching and pushing forward, these would give me the drive I need. Now what’s funny is that there were all kinds of people buying this very boot, and the younger ones probably don’t have the same effect about buying them as myself. But I’ve NEVER spent that kind of money on myself EVER ! So to do this was giving my heart a race and my mind was thinking of every excuse known to man, a couple of times I actually almost put the boot back. But I knew I would regret it, later. As well I was getting sweaty, my breathing was going faster. But when It was my turn to go to the cashier I still had the boot in my hand. I knew it was something I wanted to do , correction “Had to do” I paid for them and I’m wearing them. I did hesitate when I was about to take off the tag but I did it. Now every time I look at them I know I can’t procrastinate I have to dig in lol and do the work, grow my business to justify this cost.

I will do anything I have to grow this business and make my life what I know it’s capable of. I have a passion and theres No stopping me! I know that working at Walmart is only Temporary and I have to focus on my big Goal, and I only have 18 months to do it, so this little purchase (which wasn’t little to me) will help me do that. Such pressure for a little boot lol. Do you have a special item you would love to have but are too afraid to purchase? I’d love to hear if I’m the only one that feels the way I did when I bought them.

Affirmations

 

This morning I wrote about positive affirmations. Do you use positive affirmations in your life? Positive affirmations are statements that you wish to become true.
The more you repeat these positive affirmations the more your subconscious gets on board and begins to see them as the reality.

I never knew this existed until I started my own personal development and started reading and expanding my mind. Becoming stronger and more confident. Now I am a total believer about Positive Affirmations. So I wanted to challenge you if your up for the challenge!!

Get out some notecards or sticky notes and write down some affirmations starting with “I AM” and then state in a positive way things you will achieve and qualities you possess.

Stand up tall, look yourself in the mirror and read those statements out loud with conviction. Read them every single day as if they are already true.

Trust me on this!!!

The power of positivity is a game changer.

Have you heard of this saying before, “where intention goes energy flows”. If you want something to come to fruition you must will it to happen, you must take action towards the goal and you must believe that it can come true for you. If you are filling your mind with negative self talk then you are going to unconsciously hold yourself back and you will not take action because you don’t believe it can come true.

Today I encourage you to create your positive affirmations and share those publicly.

Big Magic

The Other Day Mom was scrolling through Netflix and this movie popped up. Now I’ve seen this movie before, but for some funny reason, I just felt like I needed to watch it again. It was calling my Name sort of speak. The funny thing is that I was actually watching it in a different perspective. It made a lot more sense to me, this time around. I’m so thankful and blessed that I did watch it again because it reminded me of a Book I read this Summer by the Same author “BIG MAGIC” it was an amazing book. Made so much sense and inspired me in ways I never thought possible.

She talked about fears, and judgement and well let’s just say, it is definitely one book I strongly recommend. I have been meaning to write this post for a while and I was trying to think of some deep empowering post that will make you want to get out of your Pj’s and go to the Nearest bookstore and buy this book.  But then I remembered something, my posts don’t have to be perfect, or so amazing that I win a prize of some kind. It just has to come from my heart and my mind. So here I am writing to you to let you know that if you haven’t read Elizabeth’s book you should.  We all have some creativity in us, some of us it’s buried deep within us just waiting for us to find it and let it out. Search for it, release it, you’ll be amazed. I would love to know what you think of this book, Send me a message or comment.  I love to hear from you!

 

UnF*** Yourself

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Have you ever read a book that when you read the first paragraph you think to yourself ” OMG that’s exactly how I feel!” He knows exactly what I’m talking about and feeling! Well, my friends, I know I have been posting many pictures of the Personal Development books that I’ve read, but this one really got to me, in a good way!

I am forever doubting myself, my abilities, and what I’m capable of.  Even when I have friends that tell me or message me how much of an inspiration I am. I still have those negative thoughts in my head. I cherish every kind word or gesture that is given to me. I think that’s why I’m so passionate about what I do as a coach. The good thing is I know what my weaknesses are and when an awesome book like this book comes into my hands and tells me what it is I need to get all that junk out of my head and do what I am meant to do. Help others, share my ups and downs. We are only human, but man does it help to know that your not alone and you learn how to improve your life on the inside first. It’s the best feeling in the world. If you have doubts or any negative feeling about chasing your dreams and getting out of your comfort zone. This book is a book that I would really recommend. If you don’t read any other book, this is the book for you!  Everything he says in the book is exactly what I needed to hear.  To give me the inspiration I need to know that I’m doing exactly what I was meant to do! Honestly, I have never felt like I was capable of doing anything that I have been doing right now!

How awesome is that! How sad is that too, when I think of how long it took me to actually Love myself enough. Nope, I’m not going to say that, I’m not even going to think it, what matters is that I am doing it now!  I want you to try something for me, I know you’re wondering what on earth is she going to make me do, push-ups, crunches, the dreaded burpees lol. Well, you can relax, I’m talking about the most important part your self, the inside, your mind, your soul. So here is the exercise I want you to try.  Every morning I want you to look in the mirror and say to yourself, ” I LOVE YOU” I know it sounds silly, but you know what, you’re going to find it very hard. You won’t want to do it, but if you keep doing it every morning, every time you look yourself in a mirror say it. The more you say it the more you’re going to start believing it and the next thing you know you will actually believe it. Won’t that be the best feeling in the world that you will start to love yourself, for some this might be the first time?! But I promise you, If you really give it a go, it will become easier and you will, start to believe. Then your whole world will change, for the better!  No more excuses, no more blame. Just action!

Another Door Opened

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I’m not sure if you are into this or not but I went to a Psychic when I was in London, she told me things that I actually wasn’t sure was going to happen. Well, I have to say if all you Nay Sayers out there, this lady was spot on.  She told me that she saw me doing a different career within 5 months of my leaving London to head home. She also said she saw me having one door open and another close but lots of doors.  Well, I quit my job and  I have been making progress with my Dreams.  What progress? Well, I just had an interview with Walmart as a night shift shelf stalker ( I’m sure that’s not the name) but your probably wondering how that job will help my dreams.

That’s where this book comes in. I am a true believer of Personal development, never have before but I am so now.  This book was one that I read on our drive back to Ontario. Let me tell you, I love Jen Sincero. I thought Badass was good. Well, this one is even better.  I would really love to meet her one of these days.  But that’s another blog post lol. I listened to this book and I heard her talking about a lot of good things but one that stuck to me was this. ” if you love the beach and want to live by the ocean, then you do what you can to achieve that.”  So she did do that, she dreamed about living on a coastline and hearing the waves crashing etc. But she had no money.  What she describes is this, If you have a big dream that you want more than anything else, you have to envision it. You have to feel it, believe in it. If that means you move to a garage appt. instead of the place, you were in before so you can look out that window and see the ocean even if your miles away from it, You have that vision and that drive to keep doing what you have to do to achieve that goal or Dream!  So she did just that. She moved into a garage literally that was expensive but it meant every morning she could look out the garage door window and actually see that ocean. Until she made enough money to buy a house on the coastline.  So how does this pertain to me? Well, I will be working at Walmart 8 hour night shift so I can focus on my coaching and my private homecare business. It’s 8 hours of stress-free, go in stock shelves and leave. Get a baseline of money to keep us afloat and I can focus on my true goals, helping people reach their dreams and goals.  I couldn’t do that with my other job.  I was so stressed to the max, getting migraines again, hated going into work. Now I just go in and the fact that it’s only 8 hr shifts and I also get a discount card for 10% off after 3 months. When my Homecare really starts to take off, I’ll give that up, but until then, it keeps the bills paid, I have more time to spend on my dreams and spend more time with mom too.  It’s definitely a book worth reading, it changed my life. So yes there are a lot of other tidbits of info I strongly encourage you to read this book. I but you’ll come out of there a whole new person.  Go get this book and then message me or text what you have read or listened. I bet you’ll see things differently.  Have a great day !!