Purpose

 

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When you wake up every morning, what drives you? What is your purpose?

If you want to live a life enriched with love and happiness it begins with you, so  find your purpose and find your WHY.

It’s important to take steps daily to move forward, it’s not always going to be an easy road but if you know your purpose, And what drives and inspires you then you WILL improve your life.

Your why will pull you up when you’ve been knocked down and it will keep you fighting when you’re tired. I heard something this morning from one of my favourite speakers saying “don’t look back you’re not going that way, and when you get knocked down.. get back up”

If we know our purpose it will be the reason you keep on fighting for your dreams.. when it hurts, keep going.. for if we push through those tough times they will only make us STRONGER. Stay focused and do NOT loose sight of that.

Be the very best. Sacrifice, get up early & fight back.. you are FAR from ordinary.

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Hard Work Pays Off

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I Had a conversation with someone today in which we spoke about our goals and how to be successful..this person was adamant that hard work doesn’t ALWAYS  pay off in the end. They told me that some people work themselves to the bone for years and it just never seems to pay off..

Its simple you guys, I responded by telling them that the reason it didn’t pay off was because they had no purpose, they continued to do the same thing over and over again expecting different results & they never saw success because they were comfortable consistently being average.

There are people in this world that work for years within a company but they never progress and they stay at the same level.. I genuinely cannot comprehend why anyone would want to settle and accept average. It’s so important to continue to grow in whatever field that you’re in and be the best at what you do! I understand not everyone has the same mentality as I do but why go through the motions and be like everyone else in this world?

Know WHY you do what you do & exactly what you want to achieve.. Don’t get stuck in the same routine leading to no where.

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Bettering yourself & Achieving Goals.

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Today I am headed to finalize plans for something i’m honored and excited to be a part of, in which I will post further details closer to date.

I have been really focusing on which path I want to go down and what steps I need to take to ensure I reach my goals, I think its important to take steps forward in bettering yourself.. some of the things I like to do daily is reflect and keep my goals in check.

Setting Goals
  1. Identify qualities you admire about yourself, self affirmation is key.  Find qualities that you admire in others also and figure out what is is that you want to learn by making plans and doing what you need to do to learn and grow in that particular field.
  2. Decide what you want to change whether circumstantial or within yourself.
  3. Identify your flaws. Think about the things that you don’t like about yourself and do what you can daily to work on these things. Realize we all have flaws, and that’s OK, no person in this world is perfect but If its something that you can change take steps daily/weekly/monthly to grow and become your best possible self.
  4. Get input – Network, get tips and advice from friends, family and influential people that you look up too. Outside perspective is important, its good to get advice from others.
  5. Start small, work up – Baby steps, write down your goals and what steps you need to take to achieve them.
  6. Decide on a timeline – Set dates that you want to achieve your goals by so you can keep yourself motivated and focused to achieve them.
  7. Follow through- Finally, don’t be distracted by external sources.. its normal to get sidetracked but remember WHY its important for you to achieve your goals and re focus – Don’t let anyone or anything stand in your way of growing and being amazing! We are all meant to shine 🙂

 

Consistency Is Key.

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Whether it is achieving your fitness goals, hitting your targets in work or being successful (whatever successful means to you) you need to be CONSISTENT.

Today was spent with my Uncle.. I admire and respect him more than he’ll ever know & I look up to him for the strength he has and for the incredible conversations we always share. Today we talked about goals, and achieving the things that we want in life and it really made me think about what’s important and what it really takes to be my best self.

Throughout my years of training & preparing for my first World Championship Gold Medal with Team Canada, the one thing I took away from that was consistency. I wanted to be my best self so I trained like it, everyday, rain or shine. Deep down in my mind I knew that if I took one day off, that one day could set me back a week, a month.. who knows maybe even an entire year and I was not willing to take that risk.

I have this same mentality today but now stronger than ever before. I know what I want to achieve in life and I will stop at nothing to make my vision and my goals a reality. I think its imperative to maintain a consistent growth mindset.. by always questioning what it is that I can do better?  What choices can I make that will get me closer to the end result? What can I read to increase my knowledge? What speaker can I listen to that will motivate me?  Where can I go to find inspiration to keep my creativity flowing?

At the end of the day I know that my vision & my purpose is what drives me and Its important to keep my head in the game.. I deeply believe that having the right MINDSET will take you wherever you want to go in life.  Yes, we’re human, we get tired, we lose focus sometimes but its important to RECOGNIZE that and do what we need to do to get back on track.

Believe in yourself & Be consistent.. Consistent with your mindset, with learning with your training.. Work hard NOW, don’t waste another minute.. one day it will all be worth it.

 

What’s on your plate? 

 

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Lately I’ve been struggling when it comes to eating my carbs.  (Oh no!!) I was finding that each time Id have them I was left feeling nauseous, lethargic and extremely bloated..I’ve come to the realisation that certain ones just don’t sit well with my body.

I stopped eating anything processed  for the last week or so and I’ve felt so much better for doing so. I know the health benefits of carbs and how IMPORTANT they truly are not only for a balanced diet, but for your brain to function properly without you collapsing from exhaustion.. carbs are fuel & our bodies need them! I thought I’d share what is working for me 🙂

Slowly, I have been re introducing complex carbs into my diet again and I’ve found that what works for me is smaller portions and the right kind of carbs.

Some examples of healthy complex carbs that I try to stick by are things such as brown rice, quinoa, brown wraps, yams/sweet potatoes. I try to stay away from white bread or processed.

I’ve always ate healthy but since I’ve really buckled down and kept my diet plant based with good carbs the benefits have been fantastic. I’m focusing better mentally, my skin has cleared up nicely, I have more energy and I just over all FEEL better!

Hey I’m no doctor but If you’re finding that you can relate to any of the symptoms I was feeling.. maybe take a minute to look at the food that you’re putting into your body & focus on keeping your diet as clean as you can 🙂

Your mind & body & soul will thank you for it.

My Nightly Core Routine.

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Everything we do comes from the stability of our core. I learned this a many years ago when I first got into training and cheerleading. I knew that in order for me to be a good flyer, a good tumbler or a successful all round athlete having a strong core was imperative to my progression.

In essence, core stability means ‘stability of the spine’. Your core muscles are those in your stomach and back and ‘core strength’ is the ability to support your spine and keep your body stable and balanced. It is the strength that allows you to perform tasks effectively in everyday life.

Each night before I get into bed I do my core workout and I stretch. Not only are the benefits there physically but its more important for me to do this because It helps me to switch my brain off and relax from my day, along with that it genuinely helps me to sleep well.

Over my years of intense training I have found that what works (for me) & what gives me the best results when it comes to my core, is a simple yet effective routine. I usually run though this 2x however some nights I only do it once and I make sure I slow down and focus on the movements to maximize each exercise.

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25 Mason Twists

25 V-Snaps

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25 Flutter Kicks

25 Heels To The Heavens

25 Mountain Climbers

& Repeat once more 😉