What I Love About Me.

 

I am sure you know by now that I am intrigued by all things motivational and encouraging. If I share a quote it’s because in some way or another it has resonated inside and has me thinking.  These next couple of posts will be dedicated to a few people I have met in the last couple of months who provide inspiration as well as share a common ground for living a healthy lifestyle. This includes balance with everything in life, not just eating and working out. Above all I think we must love ourselves in order to be successful or provide love for others. So often, people compare themselves to their friends, celebrities or social media instead of forgetting that you are supposed to only be your best YOU.

I hope you find some source of inspiration, motivation and the realization that we are living this life together!

Enjoy.

 

Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken. -Oscar Wilde

5 Things Making Me :)

Do you ever feel like when things are going great, they are realllllly great?! I have to say there are no complaints in my life at the moment. In the last couple of days I met with some girls from the gym who helped inspire me to come up with realistic goals that can be accomplished, but will require effort in the mean time. After all, if it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you. This week I signed up for my first half marathon that will take place on September 16. I am sooo excited for this (and nervous) as this is something I have wanted to complete for a while. Now is the time to just DO IT! This is one of the 9 goals that will be checked off the list. The following week I am heading to New York City. I traveled there twice last year, and I think it might be my favorite big city of all time. It will be a week long vacation to see some best friends. I can’t wait!

The last picture above is my current state of health and fitness due to the extreme hard work I have been dedicating at FNS from April to Now (August). I am not one for putting pictures like this up to get attention, but I am beyond amazed at the results and personal fulfillment this has brought to my life. Stepping outside your comfort zone is never easy, but I have come to the realization that you never learn from anything when it is easy. This class has not only brought results to my body, but allowed me to realize I can do anything I put my heart and effort into! Every time I struggle to get up in the morning at 6 AM, I am reminded that everyone else has to get up as well- and once I finish I feel 100 times better than when I got there. This class has defined a whole new appreciation for discipline, habit and results.  I can’t wait to see what I will look like in 3 more months. Thank you to the coaches who inspire me everyday to believe in myself.

“If you do what you have always done, you will get what you always gotten.”

A New Month to THINK BIG!

{Highly recommend this book for goal setting}

Where will you be 5 years from today? The best day of your life is the day on which you decide life is your own. No one to lean on, rely on or blame. The gift of life is yours, it is an amazing journey, and you alone are responsible for the quality of it. Life is about the choices you make- choose wisely.

Start by choose the two most important “guiding stars”- your VALUES and your MISSION.

Your Values are personal choices you make about what’s important to you. This brings immense satisfaction and meaning to life. (Family, Friendship, Health, Wealth, Learning, Career, Community, Faith, Integrity, Adventure, Love etc.)

Your Mission is when you “dedicate your life to a cause greater than yourself, and your life will become glorious romance and adventure.” – Mark Douglas

Write your personal Mission Statement: There is no specific format, but keep it clear, brief and exciting. Ask yourself, “What is my calling, my life’s aim? What inspires me the most? What activity or service is my core values urging me to pursue?

A GOAL IS A DREAM SET TO PAPER, DON’T JUST THINK IT- INK IT!

Some people spend all their lives on a boring little island called the “Someday Isle.” Someday, I’ll hike in Nepal. Someday I’ll have a great adventure.” Life is not a dress rehearsal. Life is HERE and it is NOW! Reach out and seize it, you deserve it!

Assignment:

List five things you’ve been procrastinating about and plan to take at least of bit of action on all 5 this week! Ready, Set, GO!

You will NEVER have more time than you do right now.