When I was younger, I didn't think of myself what I do now. Without meaning to sound conceited, I really love who I am. I am happy and grateful. I know who I am and what I want from life. And who I am is not only "enough" (because that terms seems to imply a compromise of some sort), it is amazing. I am strong and independent and driven and open and giving and so so appreciative because so many others don't have the freedoms and health and opportunities that I have had and continue to have. I am not a victim and I embrace challenges. I try to make the most of what I have been given though hard work or opportunity or well, luck. I am the master of my fate and the captain of my soul. I wasn't always like that. I worried about what people thought of me when I was in my teens. I was different and I didn't fit in (now I embrace it but back then, I feared it). I somehow equated what people thought with my worth. How absurd is that?! And yet it did happen. And it happens every single day to beautiful people around the world.
I hear this too frequently: I don't like myself| I don't like my x,u,z| But what will people think if I (insert something that makes you happy). | I am not pretty/ skinny/ fit/ smart/ whatever enough.
You have this one life. It is your own. Do what makes you feel alive. Set some moral boundaries and follow them. Don't worry about what people will think or say. It doesn't matter. Those who bring you down have a problem with themselves, not you. Just be whoever you want to be and if you're not happy, then change something. But don't let the weight of others' expectations or criticisms influence how you feel about yourself. And take this social media thing with a grain of salt. I do this because I genuinely love fitness. And because I have been fortunate enough to have inspired friends, acquaintances and strangers to try something new: to move, to think about something differently or to become more mindful (whether it's from my own passion or nagging, same same ha). But my page does not rule my life. It adds an element of fun and I actually really love it. But it is not my whole life; it is but a glimpse. I am more than the sum of my parts. Namaste
Feeling super proud of myself and Anissa 👯👯👭 We climbed 88 floors of the tallest building in Melbourne. For fun. And for charity 🙏 It was harder than I thought. What got me through was my cardio @f45_training_little_collins and yogic breathing. I really focused on a deep inhale through the nose and a long exhale out the mouth. Not sure if that's the 'correct' breathing technique but that's what felt right to me! My time was 14.52 (although they misdirected me!!! And I was talking to people at the lifts before someone told me to keep going the extra 3 metres - damn it!! So my actual time was less :)). Pumped for next year. What an experience! #eurekaclimb#eurekaclimb2017#achievement#challenge#sweatwithfriends @eurekaclimb
I loved this moment. We wanted to move our bodies before a yoga class. We needed to warm up. It was a cold day and it was overcast. But as luck would have it, as soon as we started to practice, the sun came out ☀️☀️☀️ I guess it's true what they say: your vibe attracts your tribe. You attract what you put out to the universe. Ok, so maybe it was pure coincidence but the universe does work in mysterious ways 🙏
It's not a hobby or a fad. It may be considered a lifestyle choice but that'd be like equating yoga with only 1 of its 8 limbs. It's a passion, a dedication. It's me. My friends understand. Some more than others. Some live the same truth. But they have all come to accept me for who I am and this life I lead filled with a need to move, be present, be mindful, be flexible and strong. A practice a long way from being perfected but it's the journey, as much as the destination. 💛Take this pincha pose. A goal of mine for so long (and to do it 'properly' with no banana back): I gave myself a black eye and nearly knocked myself out on my bday, of all days, trying to 'get this' posture. That hasn't stopped me from trying. A few steps back but determined as ever. A bad shoulder put a pause in my efforts but it's improving (yay- painfully slowly) and I'm back to trying it properly for the first time today after nearly 4 months of avoiding most shoulder/ deltoid/ biceps tendon related activities). Still a long way to go but the first step is to imagine. So imagining I am. 🙏 .
The night noodle market is such a great event. It's really social and fun and inclusive. There's something here for everyone. Like coconuts 🌴 and vegan food, alcohol and ice cream. Plus a cool vibe and live music 🎶 . #namaste
We can think ourselves strong or we can think ourselves weak. We can think ourselves capable or we can tell ourselves we are the victim of each and every excuse we can imagine. I am grateful for being healthy and for what my body can accomplish every single day. I am grateful for being able to surround myself with people passionate about their health and fitness and wellness. I challenge myself daily by doing things I didn't think I could, because trying and 'failing' is better than wondering "what if?". Sometimes the first step is to just imagine. Failure is nothing but a lesson falsely cloaked in negative connotations. I say, be open minded. Try new things. Challenge your way of thinking. Challenge your perceptions and preconceived ideas. Challenge your routine by sometimes having a rest (this is one I am still learning to do). Try and be grateful for being able to try. Namaste #foodforthought#positivity#gratitude#fun#exercise