Posts Tagged: challenge

  • 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.

  • 13
    Sep

    THE PLAN!


    Hello!

    Monday madness begins….

    So in yesterdays post, I told you I was going to check out a relationship seminar. I promised I would come back with feedback on the seminar….I can say this….my friends are really good at drawing…..

    amazon women

    rainbows and unicorns

    cool kids at the back of the class...

    Honestly, I had fun because my friends… are…well…funny! But I don’t think we learned much…..

    Moving on to THE PLAN

    Did you read my recent post about making new health and fitness goals? Hopefully you did and you are ready to rock right along with me! Since a new season is among us, it is time to change things up and challenge ourselves.

    I have got my plan!!

    I am going to religiously follow the P90X plan
    I have already watched the first dvd that explains the workouts

    He’s got some bad makeup in the video, lol

    and today I start with the back and shoulders dvd and mark everyday I complete on my P90X calendar:

    This will be completely filled in over the next 3 months!

    I am not really into the P90X eating plan, so I am going to follow eating habits (which I have already been doing)
    in these amazing books:

    Eating Clean and The Thrive Diet ROCK!

    My workouts are going to be done in the early mornings, I want to be done my training by 7am, so I can get ready for auditions. (they start right around 7am) I am also going to incorporate morning jogs once and a while because I love fresh air and nature, it really gets ya going…

    I am doing this for me,  of course, but I also want to inspire you! It is so important to live healthy lives. I have already noticed such a difference on just the few steps I have taken in this positive living direction, and look forward to continuing on..

    Like I wrote in my highschool year book, “Take pride in how far you have come, Have faith in how far you will go.”

    Peace out my brothers and SISTERS….have an awesome day!

    xoxoxo

    Daily affirmation‎”I trust my inner wisdom.”Louise Hay

  • Hello!

    Confession time! I did not hike or do yoga yesterday:( It would have been day 6 of my challenge). I actually drove all the way to the mountain and my body said-NOPE- not doing it today. I think it’s extremely important to listen to our bodies, so I don’t feel tooo bad. I ate processed food too..(just one of those days!! Bla)

    I just got back from Hiking today though! ( I have a conference call for a voice job this am so I can’t do yoga, i’m going to try later:) See, having a backslide is okay, just make sure you don’t slide for to long. Stop yourself and pick yourself back up and get back on your path!

    So the best way to get back on your path is to start the day right! Have some good wholesome food energy to keep you going.

    Here are some examples of what I eat for breakfast:

    1. Steel cut oats with blueberries

    2. Mmmm, raspberries

    3. These are my home made Lara Bars.

    I am going to do a more detailed blog on these soon, they are amazing and really this is all you need: (you can make any flavour you want, really:)

    4. And last but not least I have a Vega shake.

    So what I do is I take a scoop of this powder, and blend it with frozen strawberries, blueberries, freshly squeezed oj and half a banana! The powder has 100% of all your recommended daily vitamins, PLUS- green food sources. It is the ultimate drink!

    So that’s pretty much a bunch of breakfasts fit for champions like us!

    What do you eat for breakfast?

    Daily affirmation-” I breathe in Life.” Louise Hay

  • Hello! Happy Sunday!

    Remind me never to press the snooze button again! I have been getting up really early to get things rolling on my 7 day challenge, just so I can get it done and get on with the day. However, I slept in a bit this morning and there was a price to pay!! I made my way to Grouse Mountain and it wasn’t as fun as it normally is: (here are my sob story reasons)

    1. When you hike early enough, there are not very many people around. The parking is ample. But this morning when I got to the mountain, there were 1 million people and there was NOOOO parking at all. I had to walk almost from my apartment…(well not that bad…but…)

    2. As soon as I started up the mountain, this guy, “Bobby” starting hitting on me and was talking to me the whole way up.  I would stop to take some pictures so i could ditch him so he would keep walking. THEN, he would hike a bit more and stop and wait for me!!! He says “There you are! I knew you’d catch up….” What? Not to be rude Bobby, but I am NOT hiking with you. So I stop again and take more pics and answer him in one worded sentences.

    3. Crazy lady fiercly plows me over and says “Excuse me, coming through”. Like she is breaking a world record and I am ruining it for her.

    4. Guy wearing jeans hiking???

    SO…if I change my perspective on this hike and become positive Pam, I would consider that:

    1. The universe made me park down the hill, since it is my 5th day in a row hiking, universe figured it should push me a bit.

    2. Guy hitting on me was in absolute awe of how much I reminded him of his best friend who moved to Zimbabwe and he hasn’t seen her in years, so talking to me was really exciting.

    3. Crazy lady  hiking was going to get a free trip to Paris if she beat a certain time, so she was hoofing it.

    4. Maybe he just came into Vancouver for the weekend and he lost his luggage, and decided to hike in the clothes he had on…

    There…just like that, my day rocks again!!

    One funny thing that made me laugh at myself though, was how I kept telling people I saw 3 bears yesterday on the trail. I felt all cool like….”Yep, saw 3 bears out here yesterday, on this very trail, 5 feet away from me. They almost had me for breakfast.” I was kinda talking all jolly like that….. I am such a DORK!!


    Ahhh, I made it to the top. Day 5 of my 7 day challenge is done. I normally wouldn’t work out 7 days in a row, but I am going to be taking about 5 days off from exercise when I’m in Sask. So this challenge is definitely hard, but I am really glad I am doing this.

    What are you pet peeves when you work out??

    Have you been challenging yourself?

    Have an awesome day! You are amazing!!

    Daily affirmation- “I let go of all Expectations” Louise Hay

  • Happy Thursday!

    You can always count on Oprah for some inspiration. I picked up the March issue of her magazine from the library. I was intrigued by the cover “De-Clutter your home”. So I got the magazine home, opened it up to the page and the article was gone! Someone had ripped it out. Annoying! So my motivation to clean was gone!  Then yesterday when I was at yoga, I was sitting in the lounge and a book caught my attention. “Zen and your home” (something like that) So I flipped through and it talked about the importance of a clean and organized home. “A clean house is a clean mind”, also with organization comes focus and concentration. It also mentioned to know and use what you have. If you haven’t used it or wore it in the last 6 months,and it doesn’t hold real meaning to you, get rid of it.

    I know this is a tough one for us girls! Our closets are near and dear to our hearts. But if we get rid of things, we can make room for more. Woo hoo.

    So I have decided to start in the bedroom, with the clothes! I have cleared things out quite a few times, but I think I’m in need for another over haul. Maybe this time I’ll be a little less forgiving and actually get rid of stuff I don’t need.

    OMG, here is a pick of some of the clothes I need to go through. What am I getting myself into!!!!

    I will  show you an after as soon as this gets done, which I hope is soon!

    On a side note….I LOVE quinoa. Even plain jane like this with just a veggi bouillon cube in it.

    And last but not least…an update on day 2 of my 7 day challenge. (if you are just tuning in, read post below) I hiked grouse this am. They were filming a tv show on the path. It may have been a reality show. I should have asked one of the camera guys. In the moment I was shy, but then I thought. WHY? Just ask, no big deal…SO because I  was shy to ask, I cannot tell you what show it was…..ANYWAY. Now I am home, I am getting some work done and then I will fulfill my challenge by going to a 2pm yoga class.  Just as much as I want to succeed, I want you to succeed. So thank you for inspiring me, so in turn, I can inspire some of you.

    Here a beautiful pic of the moon my boyfriend took from our apartment the other night.

    So between cleaning out my room and sticking to my challenge, plus my regular work, I have created a busy lil day! I will give you updates soon!!

    Is it time for you to clean out your closet?

    Daily affirmation- “I am willing to change.” Louise Hay

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