Tag Archives: good habits

What if failure was the key to success?

Howdy!

One of the things I have wanted to do in preparation for starting my own Personal Training business is start developing a library of one page guides that I can give to clients when they are facing common struggles/disappointments/barriers.

Today I created my first one which you can view by clicking here: What if failure was the key to success?

It’s a short lesson on why I believe people habitually fail and why this is actually a great opportunity to learn something about ourselves.

In the long run these will look sexy and professional but I am not letting myself enjoy the fun that is Photoshop (I kinda love it) until I get my study completed.  Did I mention I am not going on Facebook until I finish study either? Sometimes flexing your discipline muscle is required when you want something bad enough. Two assignments done this weekend, obviously its working!

Have a kick ass week!

-Angie

Your Very Own Delicious AND Nutritious Breakfast

muesli1We often put a lot of time and energy into our dinners and lunches, but somehow the first thing we eat everyday is often the least acknowledged. I know for me this is because I am usually half asleep while eating and I have the same thing everyday so it’s nothing to get excited about.

Really, when I think about it, breakfast is the one consistent meal of the day that I see 100% as fuel and this is because Continue reading

Easy Quinoa and Kidney Bean Patties

IMG_4720Hello there!

I’ve officially fallen below my 1 post a week goal for the first time, shame on me! It’s been a bit of a hectic start to September but I’ve still got loads of posts I want to share so don’t lose faith in me yet 🙂

It can be hard to always keep on top of the things we know we ought to do when times get crazy. When it gets busy it becomes easier to fall out of active stress management mode (exercise, personal time, etc) an into passive stress relief mode (e.g. zone out on couch, indulge, etc). Continue reading

How I Fell in Love with Exercise

Until fairly recently in my life, I was not regularly active. I hated sports and fitness growing up, and only ever considered exercise an annoying necessity to being less fat… Hmm, was it any surprise I didn’t enjoy it? Not really.

For years I went through waves of exercise activity:

  • At age 12 I signed up for my first gym because I hated my body… I lost some weight, but then moved away 6 months later and never kept it up in my new town.
  • At age 18 I signed up for a gym again, this time because I didn’t want to be fat in my prom dress… I worked out for 1.5 – 2 hours at a time, 5 times a week (sometimes at midnight). I lost some again, but of course packed all the weight back on (and then a hefty some more) after I stopped going. Continue reading

When There is Nothing To Do, Do Nothing

For years I have read, re-read, shared and raved about a9780733623110 book of short stories by the Buddhist monk Ajahn Brahm. It’s a great book of modern day Buddhist fables that teach poignant lessons on everything from grief to happiness, perfection to guilt, fear to forgiveness and more.

Right now I am constantly reminded of one story from the book called, “Drinking Tea When There’s No Way Out” as it relates to a current problem in my life. Continue reading

How to Stop Worrying in 100 Words

It’s impossible to live and worry simultaneously.

Worry is what we do when our mind considers the past or future in fear. Since a worried mind is not focused on the present, it cannot enjoy daily life.

When I worry on the train ride to work, I am not experiencing my present moment (riding the train), I am engaged with my worry instead.

Living is experiencing your environment, and fully embracing the task at hand  (even if its just riding the train).

Practice being conscious with your present moment, and seek out activities that engage you in the ‘now’.

– Angie

How to Create Good Habits by Spoiling Yourself

I, like most breathing females, love a spot of shopping.  There is nothing wrong with wanting something nice for yourself sometimes, especially when it supports your wellness.

How motivating is it to put on a brand new you-really-shouldn’t-have workout ensemble and smash a gym session or run? Or how easy is it to get your daily water intake if you have a water bottle that you love to look at?

I have come to realise that it’s these things, the ones that support the person I strive to be, that are my most justified splurges. Continue reading