Just a few words
I have a tendency to get very passionate..........
I'm a passionate kind of person. When something really makes me tick, it REALLY MAKES ME TICK!! I am learning so much at the moment and am so thirsty for more knowledge, so expect more and more things coming from me. I've always been a bit of a closet nerd, obsessed with learning new things and completing more and more courses, so this isn't really a new thing, but the information that I'm going over at the moment is so interesting!!
It's really amazing, when you start to open your mind and instead of doing what you do, because that's what you've always done, or because that's what everyone says to do, that you really start to see things that were always there but you were just oblivious to them. This is what I have found with my transition to eating a plant based diet, and in time, living a vegan life or as close to one as I possibly can.
I was oblivious to the damage that animal products were really doing to my body and to society and the world in general. They certainly weren't helping me to recover from my workouts or to heal my injury. They were actually making the chronic arthritis in my back worse. I was oblivious to the fact that I wasn't feeling as good as I possibly could, that my energy levels could be higher and my skin could be clearer. I've never been a fan of going to Doctors and/or taking tablets but I still did because I thought that I needed to. In fact, over time, those things were making me worse. I see so many instances where Doctors are prescribing tablets, telling people that they shouldn't exercise, giving poor nutritional advice and actually making the patient more unhealthy. Don't get me wrong, there is a time and a place for modern medicine, but I honestly believe it is being used far too much when it is unnecessary and is making society more and more unhealthy. Being the passionate person that I am, I really struggle in these instances, especially when they are members of my gym or people that I care about. When I see these people cancelling their memberships, I just desperately want to save them. I want to help them to see the light. I want to tell them that they still need to do some movement, even if it is gentle cardio or something like yoga. I want to tell them to look at their nutrition and find out what foods are making their illness worse. Unfortunately, I'm just the chick at the gym that is trying to stop them from cancelling their membership because I want them to stay being a member. Or at least, that's how they perceive it. To be honest, I couldn't give a crap about the money. Sure, it's needed to pay the bills, but it doesn't drive me to do what I do. My real drive comes from my desire to help others.
I fight a constant internal battle where I care far too much and get too worked up wanting to convince people that they don't have to continue to live in the pain and suffering that they do and that they aren't being told the full story. On the flipside, I also have to remind myself that I can't help everyone and those that truly want my help will either ask for it or be inspired by what I do. As such, I will continue to do what I can via my Instagram, blog and Facebook page to make a difference and try my best to keep my passion in check when it's not welcome.
Despite what I have written above, I am so grateful that I have been able to inspire and help many people to make positive changes in their lives through their Mindset, Nutrition and Movement. I firmly believe that these three components to life are where the real magic happens. It all starts with your Mindset though, you have to want to make the change for yourself. No one can force you to make the changes if it's not what you truly want. Make that decision, get the right people in your corner and you will be unstoppable!
My first group of Six Week Goddess Coaching Program participants are coming to the end of their second week and I feel so grateful that they have given me a chance to help them. They have come into the program with open minds and a willingness to make massive changes in their lives, and it is already showing. I can see their mindsets changing just in the daily accountability messages they are sending me and in the activity reviews that they do every few days. It's only six weeks but I really believe that they are already making long term life changes.
My book is selling really well and I am waiting on another order to arrive so I can get them out there. It makes me really happy that there are people who are keen to read what I have to write!
I'm really excited about my Nutrition Seminar at Fernwood Salisbury on the 28th April. I will be sharing a bit of background as to why I transitioned to a plant based diet, how I did it, what it has done for me and the things I have learned in the process. I will also be covering information on Mindset relating to nutrition which always really excites me. For me, this is what has truly changed my own life.
If you've got any questions on any of the stuff I've got going on at the moment, or just want to pick my brains, I am always open to messages so don't hesitate to message me and ask! If I can't help, I've now got an amazing book with over 1200 pages of incredible information that I can refer too.
And lastly, I've just signed up to complete my International Ironman Coaching Course! My first client will be myself! I'm starting to increase my swim, bike and run, super slowly and super gradually. I would love to be able to complete an Ironman 70.3 in May next year and possibly a full Ironman toward the end of 2019. I'm not sure if it's possible but time will tell. Then I hope to have the knowledge and experience to properly help others complete their long distance triathlon goals!
That's it for me, I know it's not the most informative blog post I've done but I just wanted to share a little bit of what's been going on in my little world.
Have a great weekend!!