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Being sick this week and without voice has meant that I’ve had a lot of time to reflect this week, and in time with international Womens Day I wanted to share where Im at.
Coming back from a trip overseas, I and Danae unfortunately ended up ill a couple days after our return. I have been bed ridden and without voice for 5 days – its so unlike me to not be up and aboutBut this gave rise to the amazing women in my life. Ive had amazing women around me help me this week.
So I need to give thank to my mum for looking after Danae for extra long hours, to my sister for constantly checking in, to my best girlfriends Leesa and Helena who offered help in any way that I needed, to my trainers Dani and Sam for running my fitness classes; to my project coordinator at work Michaela for sorting out my work load and my meetings.
To give back to myself, I decided today to spend some time with Danae at the park. I had an amazing hour with Danae this afternoon where I just had a chance without being rushed to watch her play and enjoy the park, the swings and the climbing frames.
Following this, I took some time to reflect.
Being a women is hard work. We often feel that we need to take on all of the load – be the project managers, wives, mothers, organisers, drivers, cleaners, chefs, friends, and the like…the list goes on and on. We feel guilty when we don’t give time to ourselves, friends, family, children.. we feel like we are out of control if we can not keep on top of everything all of the time. We feel guilty when we have to prioritise.
What I have often found though over the years where I have met thousands of amazing women, is that regardless of age group, regardless of background, regardless of status, regardless of how we were raised, our values sets, many of us endure the same sort of pain, the same sort of heartache – the stuff that sometimes makes us want to tear our hair out.
Many of you that know me would know that I say, that only another women can feel another women’s pain – only another women really gets the 100 tasks on the to do list that sits in our minds 24/7. We all deserve a F’Kn medal, but rather than focus on how much we achieve, how much we do, how awesome we are, we are often the first to criticise ourselves, and can sometimes be critical of others as well.
So as part of this IWD, take the time as you move through the week to focus on the women in your life. You may not agree with all of them, you may have opposing view on important matters, but the one thing that we have in common is that we are women – we get it. We really get it – and we get each other.
Many years ago I decided that I would lift other women, that I would try and inspire them, be an ear for them, share my own struggles with them, and accept each and every one for who they are.. I choose to have like minded women in my circles – its one of the most valuable things in my life – these friendships, and knowing that no matter what, we are there to help each other get through pain, get through moments, to have laughs and to share this amazing life that we all get to experience.
Rather than bring each other down, we should all focus on how we can lift each other up for the amazing being that each and every one of us is.
Client of 12 Week Body Mind Reboot Program
Our member George, joined our 12 Week Body and Mind Reboot Program 8 weeks ago to focus on increasing his fitness levels; understanding how to make more nutritional food choices, and to work on his mindset….
George has had am amazing 8 weeks….. here is his story..
8 weeks ago I was pants size 42 and had no motivation and energy. I was happy to sit on the couch and do the bare minimum. I had no pride in the way I looked and did not care about myself and had a low self-esteem. My wife convinced me to go to Helen’s information session on her 12 Week Body and Mind Reboot Challenge and to make her happy I went along.
Whilst sitting through the information sessions and listening to the overview of the fitness, mindset and wellness program I decided ‘’what do I have to loose’’ and signed up.
The first few weeks were tough.. motivation was hard to find, the sessions felt tough on the body.. but I persisted.. I knew I had a goal in mind… to feel better about myself, to increase my energy and to focus on my mindset.
8 weeks on, and I have dropped 2 pants sizes and fit into a size 38 which is making me feel great.
The biggest change is in my mental attitude as I now have self-belief in myself… To top it off I have loads more energy.
Over the months prior to jumping on board the 12 Week Body and Mind Reboot, I would flake out by 11pm whilst working at my second job in a bar – I felt run down, fatigued and lacked any energy.
Now, I feel amazing, am full of energy, don’t flake out before my shift ends and am just running around.
What has been great for my mindset is that my clothes are feeling looser, and some older clothes in my closet that I have not put on in years are starting to fit. I have a goal to get to size 36 and I am determined to get there.
I love that I am motivated to go to the sessions and my fitness, motivation and attitude has improved by leaps and bounds.
Thank you Helen for cracking the whip and getting me not only into shape, however helping me become a better person with a new outlook on life.
I love that Helen has a straight up no nonsense attitude and prides herself on personal involvement in each of her clients’ journeys’.
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3 Tips to Editing Your Life
Spring Time Declutter
Spring time normally brings about better weather, opportunity to enjoy the outdoors again and the want by many to “declutter their lives”.
Clearing clutter not only helps improve our physical space, however helps improve our health and well being, helps our build clarity and organisation into our life and creates a sense of tranquility and calm.
Are you the type of person that waits for the Spring time to embark on organising your home, life and emotions?
Why Wait? Whilst decluttering our physical, emotional and mental spaces is a great way to reduce overwhelm and create more focus, getting to the underlying issue of why we get to that cluttered space in our physical and emotional environments may be better for our mindset.
So here are 3 tips on how to declutter your physical, emotional and mental spaces:
Physical and Environmental Declutter
Start off with your home and work environment and consider all the tangible things that you do actually need. Keep these items and give everything else away to those who do actually need it.
When purchasing an item, ask yourself the following questions
a) Do I need this?
b) Am I replacing something?
c) Am I adding to something?
d) Am I purchasing for the sake of “thinking that I may use it” some day?
If its the latter, than stop – put the item down, and work out what is missing right now in your life that you need to fulfil with materialisms.
Generally we have most things that we need in life.
Use this as an opportunity to buy less and also give away what you no longer need.
Clear your mind and release your emotional clutter
To do this, focus on bringing awareness to your thoughts and being present and accepting of your thoughts.
Think about how you can break the habitual thoughts that we become complacent to.
Edit the thoughts in your life frequently and ruthlessly by focusing on what your beliefs and truths are…
If these no longer fit who you are then change these beliefs and truths – and be true to yourself.
Break Your Mind By Giving it a Break!
Give your mind a break for a few moments every day – shut away from social media, social outings, conversations, problems solving and thoughts in general.
Give yourself some time to just be blank – focus on breathing, staring and just being still in your mind.
Using these tips and being conscious that we control how we respond to everything that occurs within our lives promote a more balanced approach to living and well being.
We can either look at experiences as challenges or opportunities. Accept every instance of life as an opportunity to learn, and be grateful for these opportunities.
Please share the ways that you find clarity, balance and focus in your life.
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Just Stop The Excuses & Give Yourself What you Deserve
I constantly hear…
I cant afford it
I dont have time
I want to be fit
I want to be healthy but I don’t have time
What does this do?
It creates a spiral of decline
It makes us feel less worthy
It makes us feel incompetent
It makes us feel disoriented that we cant do everything in life.
If you’re constantly telling other people ‘I can’t afford it’ ‘I have no money’, I have no time to be fit, I don’t have time to be healthy then that will be a self fulfilling prophecy…
1. Reworking your self talk – the bullshit you tell yourself
2. Embrace and open yourself up to abundance in your life instead of struggle!
3. Focus on what is important to you – and allocate time to this
4. Wake up to the “numb things” that we allow into our life – a little is okay (we all need to switch off)… realise that these things are not fulfilling.
You are the only person that you can give time for the things that are important to you in life.
1. What are the top 3 priorities in life right now?
2. What can you put in place to ensure that you are giving those priorities the time and energy that they need
3. What value you give to yourself – why or why not?
4. What do you believe you deserve?
No-one can ever make time for you to be you or give you the things that you want. Only you can do that!
So What Happens when you start to do this?
Things will change.
You will start to see what you stand for.
You will see what you stand against.
You will make time for your health and fitness
You will make time for things that are important to you
You will start to focus on being positive rather than negative
You will start to looking for opportunities rather than barriers.
You will start to develop a better version of you.
Ultimately you will start to feel amazing!
Remember we only have one body and one life – start living it the way you want. Start taking the steps to set yourself up for the life that you want to live.
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We shop around for the best doctors, best specialists and best advisors when it comes to health conditions right?
Yet when we are looking to invest in our own health and fitness (for those that do) many are looking for the cheapest options to get fit and healthy rather than the best fit for our needs?
As a fitness trainer, I often speak to people that tell me the following
“I used to be fit but…..”
“I want to get healthy”
“I want to get fitter”
“I want more energy”
“I want to look after myself”
“Ive had a gym membership for two years but don’t use it”
“I go to the gym, but Im not getting the results that I want”
This is all great – the right sort of stuff! I want to help all of these people.
However, the very same people will use the excuses of:
“I dont’ have time”
“I have kids activities so I cant make your classes”
“I want the personalised service but its too expensive”
“ I want to work with you, but need to ask my…. husband”
My general feeling at this point is WOW!
It just doesn’t make sense to me.
Why would you need to ask your husband, wife or partner if its okay for you to “look after yourself? to be healthy?”
Since when was it someone else decision? Since when have we become dependent on others to keep us healthy?
If its that important to you, then you would find the time / money / commitment not to me – but to yourself to look after yourself? To commit to being healthy? For yourself? For your children?
When did we decide that we should compromise on the best care and advice when it comes to our fitness, nutrition or health?
If we were to just stop focusing on bandaid solutions and start investing in our own health and well being many of us would actually save money in the longer term.
I am often told that its easier for me because I am a fitness trainer. Why? Because it may seen that I don’t have commitments of family, work, study, and the rest? Im really just like the next person with the same type of stresses in life.
What make me different is that I do not compromise on my health, fitness or general well being. I know why I want to be fit and healthy, not just now but for my lifetime.
I shift the non-important stuff like Netflix, and following series on TV etc to ensure I give myself the time and opportunity to work on my mind and body.
This means I make time for exercise, I free up time to work on my mental health, I free up time to prepare meals for myself, my baby and my boys.
Let me share some of my story with you that helped me transform
A number of years ago I decided to move into a complete natural lifestyle. I got sick of the pills, tablets and bandaid solutions.
I had asthma for most of my adult life and started to get chronic wheezing frequently. Every visit to the doctor resulted in new medication, stronger medication and eventually steroids to manage the asthma. It didn’t actually help it per say, just made me angry and hyper most of the time.
So one day I just threw out all the pills, medicines and puffers.
I looked for natural approaches.
I started to diffuse natural oils – Doterra to be specific.
I haven’t stopped diffusing and do this every time I sleep whether its day or night.
What the result has been?
I have not had problems with my asthma for over 3 years.
I have saved money – no more pills, puffers and doctors visits.
I have stopped putting harsh chemicals into my body and my body is thanking me for it
I generally feel better – I hardly ever get sick.
I can undertake my exercise most days without any difficulty breathing
I am more focused on what I put into my body every day
Because I only have one body and it needs to last me my lifetime.
What this meant for me
1. It meant investing in myself
2. It meant taking the time to research what the best options for me were
3. It meant looking for the best not the cheapest
4. It meant freeing up money from other things (rubbish foods, expenses that were not necessary) so I can keep investing in products that make me feel great
5. It meant freeing up time to learn about the oils that I use not only for my asthma but for everything in my life – my general well being, my overall health, and around the home.
Now some may stop and think that I have lots of free time to do this… its not true.. I am just as busy, over committed as the next person.
What Do I Do?
I make time
I make the investment
I commit to myself
I commit to being healthier
Because I only have one body and one mind – and I want both to be working for a long long time.
Want to Learn More About Yourself?
1. How to free up your time?
2. How to prioritise yourself?
3. How to be healthier?
Than drop me a line for a free 15 min call to discuss where you are at and how to kickstart your healthier living.
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