Posts Tagged: act in spite of fear

  • Me having a big resolutions list is probably not a big surprise to you.. ha..

    I know some real dedicated people out there don’t make New Years Resolutions- because they live their best life continuously and don’t feel the need for a big list of resolutions… I, on the other hand, am a dedicated cat, but I definitely have let things go over the holidays. I find the holidays are a big (happy) interruption…

    Everything gets thrown outta wack and January is a perfect time to reset.  In the last couple years, I’ve hit some major goals for myself (such as becoming full time self employed this year!)
    Why stop there? 2011 is going to be the best year yet. At the end of this year, I want to read over this blog post and say- yup, I did it all. I am not going to post everything on here, but I will share with you the majority of what my resolution list looks like:

    1. Complete another Olympic Distance Triathlon

    2. Complete 2 Sprint Distance Triathlon’s

    3. Do at least one half-marathon, a 10km and hike the West Coast Trail- again!

    4. Follow a Vegan, clean eating diet (as best as I can). Don’t beat me up if you see me eating nachos with cheese at the local pub! lol If you want some tips on getting started on a more plant based diet, I recommend reading this.

    5. Host or guest host a TV show

    6. Voice a major phone system like Telus, A T and T, Rogers…something BIG and recurring. (Or voice any major recurring US or Canadian National Spots!)

    7. Make over 6 figures this year with my creative endeavor$ (voice/hosting/makeup/blog)

    (whether I’m in the scene)

    (or behind the scenes)

    8. Meditate at least once per week.

    9. Continue to inspire as many people as possible and keep putting out positive energy into the universe

    10. Get MARRIED!

    The love of my life proposed at midnight on New Years Eve, I totally didn’t see it coming. I hoped that it wouldn’t be too much longer until he popped the question, but he played it off really well! It was such a perfect night, and a perfect start to 2011!

    What are your resolutions?  I would love to hear what your goals are for this year!! DO SHARE!!

    Don’t be afraid to dream big. YES, we don’t want to set ourselves up for failure, however:

    Dreamers are the saviors of the world.

    Right? And goals are just dreams with deadlines. I don’t always hit my goals at the time I set for that particular goal, however I keep pushing on, because I feel that the person I become in pursuit of my dreams is just as important as achieving the dreams themselves. Shoot for the moon and ya might land among the stars….

    Here’s to 2011!

    I believe in you!

    xoxo

    PS. I am on day 2 of a 3 day juice cleanse. I have been drinking the green shake. I’ll give you an update tomorrow.

  • Good afternoon!!!
    I am just taking a lil break from work, thinking I better go for a run. I am trying to get inspired. Then I remembered what I was doing last year at this time, and I think, “why am I even hesitating in regards to going for a run?” Just do it!!!
    Here is a blog I wrote last year right after I completed an Olympic Distance Triathlon…..
    I’m soo happy right now. I was honestly intoxicated when I signed up for the triathlon online at 2am on June 1st, but it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. Michael and I “trained” this summer. We really did “tri” to train, but with my brothers wedding and other summertime fun, we didn’t do as much as we should of…but I am pleased to say, we finished with flying colors.

    Our day started at 4:30am when our alarms went off, we walked to Tims and got our coffee, and headed down to 2nd beach, the officials wrote our numbers all over our body’s. Then we got our wetsuits on and made our way to the ocean,

    Crazy feeling of anxiety and anticipation as we headed for the start line. Wow, the markers that we have to swim around are WAY further than I had trained for. BANG, off we go, I hold back for 15 seconds or so before I head into the ocean because I didn’t want to get clobbered by the hard core’s!
    k, I won’t bore you with the swim details. Just know it was soooo tough, so rough and I didn’t think I would make it. 1500 meters later and somehow…I made it through.

    Then the bike. a few accidents around sharp turns. even spectators taken out. so many bike tires popped, 4 insanley tough hills…but again… somehow, on my own, in my own world…made it….40km..(I’m tired just writing about the whole event)
    Then…the run! I thought I’d be sooo on fire for the run since I run so much, but after everything leading up to that point, hmmm can I quit now!!! My 10km run was a feat on it’s own, But seeing my friends Rick and Andrea, and Mike’s mom (and Mike cuz he finished before me) made me have that much more oommph to get my butt across the finish line!!

    It’s been a great day! We are ready to train for next year, but also put our focus now back on voice over’s, our band, our business and everything else we do!!!

    XOXO

    How do you get motivated to workout? I know it’s hard sometimes, but we just gotta give ‘er! ;)
  • HAHAHA okay okay, I wasn’t exactly buck…but here’s the story..

    A friend of mine asked me to model for him for a project he needed to complete. So I agreed to it and away we went, down to the beach to get started. As we walked to the beach, we saw this amazing tree root laying on the ocean floor and the photographer stopped and said, “we HAVE to get a shot of you on that on the way back.’ I said “sure that’d be fun.”

    BUT when we finished the shoot at the beach and walked back to take our final shot on the big tree root…THE TIDE had rolled in and it was almost waist deep to get out to it. The photog, my boyfriend (who came to meet us) and I just stood there going “DARNIT” we missed our chance to get that shot….However, being the spontaneous tomboy that i am, lol, I told the group we could jump in and swim out to it!!

    So the photographer agreed and next thing ya know, he is jumping in the water. (camera way above his head;) but I couldn’t jump in yet, the dress I was going to wear for this shot was not mine, It was expensive and it could not get wet….So…I swam out to the tree root (dress above my head) and changed on the root and didn’t get a drop on the dress!! Only embarrassing thing really was that the dress didn’t fit…haha, I couldn’t even zip it up, but you can’t tell in the pics, he shot at an angle.

    The dress is in my hand...... shoot is done......time to swim back to shore!

    Here is one of the shots he got:

    On the tree root! (I had to crop it mega to fit in here)

    And some of the other shots, (the shades were part of the story for his project!)

    This project was lots of fun and I wish the photographer Michael lots of success.

    Being spontaneous helps us to live in the present moment and really feel alive! Swimming out to the tree root was exhilarating! Changing in public is not really my thing, but hey, I kept the dress clean and really, no one was around (I hope:)

    Hope you have an inspired day and remember to act in spite of fear!