When you pass by opportunities, they rarely come around again; they definitely don't wait for you and there's no pause button whilst you get your decisions in order.. Someone else just grabs the opportunity straight from under your feet 🤷🏼♀️
Make sure the next opportunity you pass up is one you're happy to watch someone else grab, use, soar and fly with ✈️
Stop saying you can't. Stop feeling pity for yourself. Stop being the victim of your misery. Open up to your mistakes. We all make them. It's what you do with the mistakes. You grab them, and spin them into positive things. No more excuses you're the only one to blame
Weekly update! Another 3 lbs down. Feeling pretty good. I am concerned about this neck of the weight loss journey. This is my former plateau area 240-250. This time I will beat it. This week will make 6 weeks of no alcohol. It's been difficult to avoid, but I have. My sugar cravings are pretty much non existent. Side note believe I've been suppressing my anxiety with the alcohol in the past because it seems to rear its head once a week or so where it very seldom did before. Just add it to the list of things to manage.
An accurate depiction of me trying to juggle life’s responsibilities. 😩
Walter Trout and his band brought some true grit to the stage ✊
🤷🏼♀️Have I mentioned that I love my job? 7 years on from a huge change of direction, I still mentally pinch myself every now and again! I get some amazing opportunities, and have the awesome honour to spread a little joy every single day. This year has been pretty incredible, with so many trips and highlights! ✈️🌟And then there’s weekends like this one..... It started with me and 320 Santa’s. How many folks get to say that (well, about 320 I guess 😂)? Later, after a bit of a costume change, I, and my youngest, marched amid castle walls with a couple of hundred medieval knights and ladies, holding aloft flaming torches (we ran out of mead though....had to make do with gin, damn it! 😜). Two opportunities that have come to me purely from that leap I took all those years ago, and the great people I have met as a result. For those of you struggling with where you’re going, trust that you will find your path. And it just might be a very different one than you anticipated. Be open to opportunities, and you are far more likely to attract them. Take risks. Not with your safety, but it’s a good thing to step out of your comfort zone every now and then, even just a toe... Challenge yourself. You might just be surprised. On the flip side, take a moment to truly appreciate where you already are. All too often, we can spend so long looking for greener grass, we totally overlook all the wildflowers around us. 💐❤️ Just for the record, today was spent doing very little, and watching movies with the fam. #familytime #carpediem #opportunity #livelovelaugh #santa #warmup #grablifebytheballs #seizetheday #tempusfugit #beopen #beopenminded #medieval #spreadsomelove #smelltheflowers #takeachance @poundfit @jodykitephotography @bespoke_fitness_events @eventsconwy #poundposse #zin #danceintherain #fitfam
“What are you grateful for?”... Ok what I wanted to write instead wasn’t PG so I quickly just went with “movement and my healthy peers” — meaning the people in my life who inspire me to live a healthy lifestyle — and then my coworker said, “You don’t care about your sick peers?” 🤦🏻♀️ Lol, *sigh*... But anyway there’s just so much in my life that I’m very grateful for and it wouldn’t have fit in that tiny little frame. I’m thankful for my friends who have been supporting me through aaalllll of the STUFF that’s been happening in the last year... YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE. I’m thankful for the opportunities that have come my way and really proud of myself for creating most of them. I grabbed life by the balls several years ago and there were times when that grasp was like a weak handshake and I didn’t think I could go on, but I haven’t let go. 2018 has been a fantastic year, with years of my hard work and staying outside my comfort zone finally yielding some juicy fruit. The best part is this is just the beginning. 😈
So stoked to be able share the Grab Life By The Balls message at @Kim
morrison28 and @twenty.8.essential
Essential Self Care weekend. Women want to know what’s happening for their men and boys...there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Great to connect with so many amazing women! Thanks for having us. Looking forward to sinking my teeth into your book @megankaylarsen #grablifebytheballs
Oh yes ... I'm forever saying to my daughter be yourself don't follow the crowd be a lioness not a sheep ......
Stand up for the weak be strong and follow your heart.... I will always have your back in the choices you make ..... Sometimes I do wish my daughter was meek and mild but then I swell with pride at her live and love life attitude !! Love my baby girl to the moon and back
#daughter #mother #lovemydaughter #grablifebytheballs #beyourself #love #live #behappy
Kickin Thursday’s ass!!!! Woke up pumped today, starting some new changes in my life and couldn’t be more excited... can’t you see the excitement in my face? Lol in the words of Ice Cube... today is a good day... 😎🤪😎
Forget about the past, you can’t change it. Forget about the future, you can’t predict it. Forget about a gift, I didn’t get you one. happy 21st birthday little sis #birthday #twentyfun #grablifebytheballs
Aisha Tyler was a recent guest on the Tim Ferriss podcast. Growing up, Tyler's father had a daily call and response with her as she ran down the stairs and out the the door to school. He'd say, "What are you going to do [with your day]? "
She'd yell, "Grab it by the balls!" He'd then ask, "And then what are you going to do?"
And she'd respond, "And twist! And twist!" I love this idea - that girls are sent out into the world to be more aggressive and seize opportunities.
I don't think I will say the same exact words to my daughters.
I will start with, "Go make a ruckus!" and "Ask questions!" #aishatyler #timferriss #girlpower #grablifebytheballs #notesfromthemat
Mag ik jullie met trots voorstellen aan Maaike!
Na een loodzwaar 2017 zat ik begin 2018 heel dicht tegen een burn out aan. Ik moest iets gaan doen om hier verandering in te brengen, dus ik heb alle restjes energie bij elkaar geraapt en ben tussen de zwemlessen door proberen te gaan sporten (lees even op de crosstrainer, fietsen en nog even snel aan een paar apparaten trekken) en dan weer snel terug naar de dagelijkse moeder taken.
Tot op een middag Chantal naast mij kwam staan en mij overhaalde om op zondag bij haar te komen trainen (Zonder kinderen en met de juiste begleiding). Vanaf dat moment ging ik heel hard vooruit en voelde ik mezelf steeds beter en sterker. Op dit moment probeer ik 3 keer in de week te sporten.
Ik kan de wereld en het gezinsleven weer aan en als kers op de taart heb ik totaal geen rug klachten meer! Een hele dag naar een festival is totaal geen probleem meer! Dus ik zou zeggen "raap je bij elkaar en ga sporten, het helpt echt bij zowel lichamelijke als geestelijke klachten!" Please DM als je klaar bent voor een andere aanpak. Ik help je graag bij dit traject 💪🏼👊🏼 #burnout #sports #happy #healthy #strong #mother #eindhovensport #proud #personaltrainer #getshitdone #grablifebytheballs #mothersthatlift #strongmothers #crossfit #trainer
Sometimes you just gotta grab life by the balls 😝
There will ALWAYS be things that threaten to stop you from reaching your goals. Things that challenge you and make you want to quit, give up, and throw in the towel. Sometimes it’s gonna feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. 🌍
But like Rocky Balboa said : The world ain’t all sunshine ☀️ and rainbows 🌈 its a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are, it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. 👊But it ain’t about how hard you’re hit. It’s about how hard you can GET hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done! 🏆
Well I’m a winner. I’m a fighter. And I’m raising my girls to be even better than me. So no matter how hard I get hit, I’m getting back up to show them they can do it too. And I’m here to empower any other woman who is willing to get in the ring of life with me. So I want to know, are YOU willing to grab life by the lady balls too?! 🤷🏻♀️ I’m looking for other women who want to be winners. 🥇
Drop me a 🙋🏻♀️and let’s chat 📲👩🏻💻#getinthering
I never would have imagined I would be here....
It’s with out a doubt my biggest fear!!
My stage fright?!
Bro....don’t even get me started!!!!❌
But here’s the thing....
I’ve ALREADY allowed this fear, this self limiting belief to defeat me on my way to another one of my goals.
I won’t let it happen again!!
You want to know why I’m so confident in pursuing my goal this time around?
Because I have a #TRIBE
of amazing women that have my back!!
An amazing community that pushes me, challenges me, empowers me and then holds me accountable to my goals!!!
It’s an amazing community of women, of friends.....
Call it fate, call it destiny or call it what ever you want....but I KNOW that I am right here in this damn place in my life because I’m meant to be!! Well maybe not on this damn studio floor taking selfies lol
But here in this exact place in my life! And I am filled with gratitude that I get to do this for as many days as I CHOOSE!
Through my work, I've learned that while lots of people are hiding behind their excuses, they're looking for love, connection and the happiness they find in those things.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Alas, they often let their excuses get the better of them, and they push aside looking for love. Sometimes, by the time they come to this realisation, a lot of time has gone by, which makes it even harder to get what they want. Some of the things they once wanted, are now not possible.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I find that extremely heartbreaking, because I see them mourning a life they can no longer have, while trying to live the life they have now.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I help them through the realisation, and their next options, but my heart aches for them for not having been strong, brave, certain enough to go for it earlier.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Some of the circumstances in my l life have afforded me insight into how they might be feeling, and so I'm able to empathise with their plight, and help them to move forward, because I've done the same healing and work on myself that I help them to do.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
You may recognise yourself in this, and if you do, and you're ready to tackle the dreams of your heart, talk to me. I'll put my heart and soul into healing yours, and helping you to move forward in your life.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Before you pay anything, I provide a complimentary 30 minute chat! ♥⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
DM me to arrange a Discovery Consultation.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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When it comes to my home I'm a fan of Swedish design mixed with Japanese design. The two go so well together. Minimalist and detailed in a way that's both beautiful to look at as well as functional.
So too my business is designed in a minimalist way, using just a few beautiful well designed tools plus attention to detail when it comes to the process of getting my work done.
I'm currently enrolled in a mentor program called Business By Design and it's made me think on a whole new level about how Ill design my working weeks in 2019 around my personal goals of family and staying fit.
What does your ideal business look like for 2019? I'd love to hear your ideas! Comment below
For some people the end of the month brings relief, for me.... I’m filled with anxiety! Another month ending without my babygirl...
It’s always the same, I start to reflect on the goals that I set out for myself this month.
Did I hit them?
Did I fail?
It’s hard not to get stuck in that....
So I really want to share an exercise that I’ve been doing to HELP me with my anxiety, and these feelings of inadequacy that I’m having!!
Sometimes it’s the smallest adjustments that can make the biggest change!!
This week I have made it a point to wake up and NOT touch my phone for the first 30-45 minutes of my morning!
I go through MY morning routine FIRST and then I allow myself to pick up my phone!!
This may not seem like a big deal to some, but it has made a HUGE impact on me!!
By not touching my phone at wakeup, I’m way more focused on me and how I FEEL first thing in the morning rather than:
“Hurry up check your emails/messages to see what you need to get done, who needs what from me?”
I was immediately addressing OTHER PEOPLES problems and concerns before addressing my own!!
Long story short...
Do NOT forget to take care of YOU first!
We all know we cannot pour from an empty cup!
Im curious, how long are you awake before your phone is in your hand?