Sunday, November 4, 2012

Jealousy, insecurities, negativity....

Jealousy, insecurities, negativity....They're all pointless & a waste of time & energy! Try focusing on doing things to make you happy, changing things you don't like or moving on from your past... I guarantee you'll be a much happier person. Turn your jealousy & insecurities into positives, use other people's success to motivate you to be successful yourself, work hard for the things you want, try being more positive & stop putting others around you down - this will only add to your own unhappiness! Treat other people how YOU want to be treated! If you don't have something nice to say then don't say anything at all! Aren't you sick of being a negative, critical, insecure, jealous & most of all an UNHAPPY person? Time to start implementing changes into your life so you can be the best person you can be! What are you waiting for?

Just "do it" - enough procrastinating!

 I don't know if you're anything like me but I am the master of procrastination. If something needs to be done & it's something that doesn't provide immediate enjoyment or results then I have trouble getting it done or even started! If I have no pressure to do something then I don't want to do it! I have been this way since I was a kid!

What is Procrastination? When we replace high priority actions with tasks of lower importance for short term enjoyment & satisfaction & delaying the important tasks to a later time. Why do we do this? People naturally want to put off important tasks that are associated with stress or anxiety or being we simply find the task boring or we don't have confidence in being able to complete the task due to lack of skills or knowledge. We put off the tasks for temporary enjoyment. 
Procrastination may result in stress, self disappointment, sense of guilt, crisis, disapproval of others & severe loss of productivity which leads to further procrastination. It's a vicious cycle! 
How do we manage it? With structure - setting goals & planning, commitment & rewarding yourself on completion of tasks. For example: If I finish retouching photos for clients I will reward myself with something I want to do like relaxing while watching a movie or heading out for a coffee & I keep that in mind to keep me motivated to get my retouching completed. If you have something that needs to be done & you just look at it as a whole it seems "too hard" or "unachievable" - break it up into sections so it doesn't seem so hard to accomplish. Just starting something is the hardest part! Sometimes I think we just need to stop thinking about things too much & just get things done!

Thursday, November 1, 2012


I am constantly asked;
"What keeps you motivated to stay on track with your diet?"
A lot of people think that because I am naturally skinny I don't have to battle cravings & being fit & lean comes easily to me. This is not the case....
Not many people know this about me but I LOVE food, I mean I can eat & eat & never get full & I can easily eat more than a lot of men! Food rules me if I let it! It's like my brain can't tell when I'm full.
For me to stay on track it takes a lot of willpower & dedication. I used to constantly battle between having something unhealthy for the temporary pleasure & having my ultimate body!
Now it is not so hard for me - the longer you eat clean, the easier it is & you actually stop craving bad food!

So what keeps me on track? 

I keep my eyes on my goal at all times, whenever I want something not so healthy I remind myself of what my goal is. I ask myself  "What do I want more, this block of chocolate or abs?"

I also keep photos of the body I want & look at them when I feel like I might go off track to remind myself what I REALLY want.

What do I eat when I get cravings?
I keep healthier snacks at home - roasted almonds, goji berries, rice cakes with almond spread, home made protein balls, berries, sugar free hot chocolate made with stevia & if I want chocolate I'll have sugar free dark chocolate made with stevia. These usually hit the spot for me!

Of course you are allowed a treat every now & then as long as it's not sabotaging your progress! ;)

It's important to really think about the consequences of your actions & whether they will help you achieve your goals or hold you back.
What is more important to you - Temporary satisfaction or your long term goal?

Stop imagining what it would be like to have your dream body & get it for real! :)