Kia ora everyone,
So yes it has been a while since I did a blog. I knew it wouldn’t be easy to keep up with a regular weekly blog when I first started but my belief is that I need to feel inspired before I can inspire others. I also need to be in a good space to be able to receive. Hence the lack of anything over the last couple of weeks.
Getting back to the topic, I used to be such a great planner and project manager. So organised, efficient, everything in its place. But since I had kids that kind of went way out the window. As the years go by I have come to realise a few things and one of them is, that it is actually ok to always have a tidy house, it is better to spend time reading or cuddling your babies, or the washing can wait, the car can get a wash next week. All those things used to really do my head in if not sorted. Now that I have changed my focus to how I feel about my kids and things in general I spend more time appreciating the little things. Like today, I just had lunch with my dad and it is probably the first time I haven’t rushed him or anything and we just sat there over lunch and talked. I’ve heard all his ‘stories’ before but not quite like today. Today I really made an effort to just be in the moment and got to share in some really cool part of the stories I had missed all those times before.
It has been really hard to stay focussed and motivated at times through my pregnancy. Trying to keep my vision of making regionals (which is 5 weeks after I give birth) and having to deal with people thinking I’m crazy, or just pushing it too hard. It is always hard to keep those voices at bay and some time that little bit of self doubt creeps in. I know they mean well but honestly, I got this. I am super grateful for my training buddy who knows I am a little cray cray anyway and she just keeps putting up with me.
So, for the last month I have been trying to work on my training plan, food plan, life plan in general and have decided to a vision board along with a couple of other cool little things to help me stay focussed. I truly believe that when we set our minds to something and visualise it, it will happen. it has worked in the past for me so I am going to get back into it again.
Project one is my vision board. It’s been great as I really need to narrow down what I want out of life and for my kids. And its given me a whole new zest for dreaming! It’s only part way there but i have added a photo as proof for you to see.
The next is my gratitude journal which i need to work at really hard. By the time i get the kids into bed at night and then tidy the house I can’t be bothered with anything else. so that’s a work in progress.
The next is my lifestyle journal. It’s a fitness, training, eating diary all in one. The thing is, I learn’t a couple of years ago that to be in the best shape I thought i could be in I had to to reset my lifestyle, not just set weight goals or anything like that. I see it is a way better method for achieving results. A weight loss goal always seemed like a sticky plaster to me and I used to struggle with all those ‘weight demons’ popping into my head and checking myself etc. Now that I am focussed on lifestyle and being the best athlete I can be in whatever sport I choose its so much easier. The self talk is all positive and the weight along with other things have just fallen into place. In my next blog i will have my board and diary sorted with all the little bits and pieces that help me throughout a day, week.
I am really excited about where I am at right now and really looking forward to all the challenges that lie ahead.
Thanks for following my journey,
#imagine #believe #achieve