Wednesday, 12 March 2014

You Go, Girl/Guy! #BeautifulYou

Learning to accept yourself just as you are, right not (not 5 lbs from now, or 50 lbs from now...) is probably one of the hardest things to do in the life that we have been blessed with. & It's not just women that struggle with this issue either, I know plenty of men that share in this same struggle...
How do we learn to love and accept ourselves just as we are, when the culture and world that we are living in is constantly shouting at us that we are constantly lacking - we are never enough - never pretty enough, never skinny enough, never muscular enough, never rich enough, our house isn't big enough, our clothes aren't nice enough, [insert your "never enough" here]?
Well there is one thing that I can tell you, and that thing is this...
I've had ENOUGH.
I'm tired of people telling me that I'm not enough. I'm ready for the one voice that's going to speak truth to me, and to you. That truth has the ability to change the way you see yourself, the way you live your life, and the impact that you have on the world around you. Because let me tell you something.
I am enough, and so are you.
Let's banish that negative self-talk, and embrace the truth about ourselves and the people in our lives.
You are a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, stunning creation, and the world is a little bit brighter because you are in it. You bring a unique energy wherever you go. You bring a smile to someones face. People love you. Everywhere you go, you make a difference.
You matter & you are enough.
So go out today and live in the full potential of your enough-ness - make it the most beautiful day that you've never lived before.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Perception is Your Greatest Tool

Perception is Your Greatest Tool: 
How Changing Your Mindset Can Change Your Life

Special Guest Post by Melissa Windsor, JQ Fitness

If you've ever attempted to lose weight or change your lifestyle, you'll understand what I mean when I say that the greatest obstacle you will ever face in this journey isn't the act of working out or the act of eating right.  The biggest obstacle that you will face is actually far more personal and hard to face, because that obstacle is you...

Often I realize that the only thing standing in the way of me accomplishing my goals is my own ability to completely sabotage what I am attempting to do.

When it comes to my health and fitness, I am my own worst enemy & obstacle

You know what they say though,
Perception is everything. 

When it comes to my health and fitness, I am my own solution, advocate & champion

So how do we reconcile these two opposing identities in ourselves? What can we do to be successful in the things we set out to accomplish?

Maybe success isn't something you achieve - but rather something you are, something you believe, & something you think.

"Success is an attitude. It's a Mindset. 
And it’s not a coincidence that all successful people share a few similar thinking patterns. It’s The Success Mindset. And it’s not luck. Or chance. It’s a deliberate effort 
Because mindset drives decisions. And decisions lead to outcomes.
And outcomes that involve us are our responsibility." - Jill Coleman

Moving forward it's important to realize that while you may in fact be your biggest obstacle, you are also the solution to many of the things that you are facing. You are your worst enemy, or your greatest champion.

It's important to take responsibility for the things that are in your control, making a decision to change your lifestyle or your exercise routine can be incredibly challenging, but if you know your goals and allow the success of those goals to drive your decisions you'll be set.

Each time you want to cheat or skip a workout, or do something that will undermine the success of your goals you'll be reminded of what you actually want to accomplish - and even if you go off track, you'll want to get back on track ASAP because you have goals, a final destination, you have the success mindset, and you are responsible for the outcome, you are responsible for your life.

What are some of the mindsets/beliefs/attitudes that have made you the most successful in your life?