Not Gonna Happen

February 06, 2016

Today I tweeted:

Sometimes the “Yes You Can’s” turn into “Not Gonna Happens.” Your job is to find peace with that and live live to the fullest. 

Apparently I have a few issues.

I woke up this morning to a pretty cool realization, I traded in a few goals/dreams in order to make other goals/dreams bigger and better. Some of those priority shifts were based on wanting to see other people happy and some were because as I grew into the woman I am today my priorities changed. Could I still hit a few of those goals that I haven’t achieved yet?

Totally.

Am I will to make the sacrifices I need to in order to make that happen?

Hell no.

That is something that I have to own.  Sometimes it makes me sad but no point in bitterness and anger, especially if it gets direct at people around me.

rambling-signDon’t get me wrong, I am not saying to throw up your hands and sit back on your heels. Grab life with both hands and run with it! Do things! Create! Love! If you are miserable, move on and make room for joy.

Please don’t wallow in unachieved dreams.

Reflect so you can appreciate the journey, but don’t get stuck on a goal that is no longer applicable.

Hmmmm.. I think this would be where an entire conversation on “ego” would start. We can leave that for another day.

 

 

SNOW!! Here’s how to beat the snow shoveling blues!

January 05, 2016

So, we have snow.. and more snow.. and look.. MORE %^$# SNOW! If you don’t have the luxury of underground heated parking (I love condo life) chances are good you have some shovelling to get done. Perhaps you have done the shoveling and now can’t move. Hopefully these 3 little moves will help. #Condoliferocks

Big thanks to Andrew at Aspire Health and Performance! If you are looking for a coach, he does know a few more moves as well 😉

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Whoa.. it’s been awhile!

December 07, 2015

Wait… What?!? I haven’t updated this blog since the end of October?

Cray – Cray!

Okay.. in brief here is what is going on.

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Back at Aspire after being sick and working my buns off. Fat loss is still a struggle but everything else is awesome, including the people I train with daily.  Get a jump start on your New Year Resolutions and call today!! They even have a new nutritional program available! Aspire Health and Performance is so great!

Started going to Valeo Health Clinic (Shout out to Dr. Shannon Snow!) to figure out what is going on with my knee and hip and we seem to be making gains!

Please note: going to people that truly know what they are doing makes a HUGE difference. DO IT! 

 

Ratings came out and we continue to grow our numbers at Q103.1 (Yippee!)Susan and John

I can fit into clothes at stores that don’t carry plus sizes and got the sweetest little Christmas party dress, and a pair of hot boots.          dress

So know that we are all caught up, a quick head’s up; annually I do a “Holiday Shopping Blog” usually it starts December 1. Obviously I am running behind, I promise to get it started tomorrow!

Until that time I leave you with some Christmas cheer! Love this family that makes up a dance every year…

That’s one way to keep busy!

 

 

Why yes, that is mascara running down my cheeks. #HAWT

October 28, 2015

I’m back at Aspire!!

Remember how your Mom always said to male sure you didn’t “over due it” when you were recovering from being sick, otherwise it would take twice as long to get better?

Mom was right. That sound you just heard was my Mother where ever she is high 5’ing all her friends.

 

I was sick September 21st and honestly haven’t been 100% until this past week!!  Mostly because I kept trying to push things and get back into Aspire and work .. and life at the pace I am accustomed to.

Seriously bad call; and I kept getting knocked back into bed.

I am out the other side now! 5 pounds heavier but happy to be moving forward.

I pounded out a solid hour on the bike the other day. It was following a very busy day at work with a quick video shoot.. which I got all dolled up for (hello mascara and lip gloss) which I forgot I had on.

The sweat was pouring off me as I gave all I had on that bike. Yup. I became THAT girl.

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I was wondering why everyone kept looking at me strangely. I burst into crazed laughter when I walked into the change room and happened to look into the mirror.  Le sigh. So here is the lesson.. that girl with the make up running down her face.. might be totally unaware of what is happening and is just trying to get her sweat on. Be kind. 😉

Psssst… get a jump on your New Year Resolution… Find out how to get started — HERE

Ugly Truth

October 15, 2015

That’s an ugly truth.

Sometimes you have to “talk the talk” before you “walk the walk” but sometimes no matter how much talking you do a big obstacle can appear. You might think you have it licked, like your favourite ice cream from Moo Licks, but sometimes that truth rises up and smacks you in the face, also sometimes like your favourite ice cream at Moo Licks. (I be messy)

I’m lucky I have the steady influence of husband Steve, friends and an awesome family at Aspire Health and Performance so when things get messy I do have something to hold onto whilst I work it out.

Here’s the deal. No matter how much positive body talk I have going on, no matter how much I support others, no matter how fabulous I am feeling about my progress, somewhere inside I believe that as long as I am heavier than what society wants me to be I will never be recognized as a successful athlete.

Cue the tears. I need to get past this.

Here’s the plan.

Purge purge purge.

  • I am tossing/donating all the clothes I have that are too big or too small and just working within the world that I currently occupy. That whole living in the moment thing.
  • I am organizing (or finding someone else to) our home so I can work efficiently within it. Freeing up that steady stress in my brain that feels like I am just staying afloat.
  • I am staring my feelings of inadequacy straight in the eye and acknowledging them; and promptly delivering a raspberry.
  • I will listen to my coach and my friends, do what I need to, and kick some serious butt when I return to the platform.
  • I will continuing to focus on growth in every aspect including getting better at my job everyday and doing the things that make me feel outstanding and confident both inside and out!
  • Whatever my weight is in January will dictate the class I will be lifting in come May and I will do the best I can in that class and celebrate every victory I have, without second guessing that success because of the number on the scale. What matters is the number on the bar and it’s just going to have to be heavier in order to obtain the success I want.

I have had so much success.  Time to keep building on that and see where this road leads. I am thankful to have solid support on this journey, it makes it easier to know I can trust the people around me.

Here’s to a brilliant 2016 back on the platform!

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All The Beauty Of Fall!

October 13, 2015

What fun!!

Posh Jewellery is a big supporter of The Q103.1 Big Breakfast with Susan Knight and John Stone and recently she let me loose on the Pandora charms to create a fall themed bracelet.

What fun!!

Here is my beauty! The thinking behind it was my favourite colours of fall along with traditional things like wine, Thanksgiving, leaves, apples, back to school, sparkling candles, twinkling stars on crisp nights and family all wrapped around your wrist to wear with jeans, sweaters and boots or on a fabulous date night at Waterfront Wines!

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Heart clasp bracelet with….

Wise Owl, Shimmering Blossom, Fascinating Orange, Forever Pandora, Signature Heart Ruby, Red Hot Love, Maple Leaf, Inner Radiance, Vino, Red Pavé Apple, Twinkling Night Clip, Ring Cluster, Many Thanks, Coral Looking Glass, Sparkling Leaves, Angelic Feathers, Mystic Floral, Wind Clip.

Go in and see Kate at Posh today and ask to see Susan Knight’s fall beauty!

 

Full price to purchase as is: $1,422.40 tax in / or you can purchase the pieces separately

 

Surfing For Smiles 2015 The Day After

September 14, 2015

It’s the next day and I have a wake surf hangover.

I hurt. I am tired.

I am so very very happy!

Fund-raising for Surfing For Smiles 2015 in support of Kids Care will wrap up at the end of September.

When that happens I will post a full video more pictures and an extensive list of thank you’s!

Right now I just want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone that has been there from the beginning!

Kevin Isabey and Rayburns Marine, Alexandra and Lake Okanagan Reality, Kate and Posh Jewelry, the team at Aspire Health and Performance, my partner in crime at Q103.1 John Stone and of course my partner in love Steve Weckstrom!

We have reached the initially goal of $10,000 and are hoping that by the end of the month we will be closer to $15,000!

The wonderful people at Bijou Skin Health Care are donating partial proceeds of all treatments and product until the end of the month and the Kelowna JCI’s are holding the Foot Golf open on September 25th which will be a blast!!

You can also still donate on line (yes you will get a tax receipt) just text: SURF to 250-868-1031 for the link.. or click —> HERE

Here I am arriving in Penticton after 8 and a half hours behind the boat!

 

 

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