It’s been a challenging week for me personally this week (which I’ll save the intimate details for another day) …
Along with those challenges, my furry baby “Louie” got really ill with some crazy “doggy” virus that’s going around causing him liver problems. He’s been on drips (at the vets) and stuff the past few days. I’m so relieved Louie’s health is improving each day. And you know how much I love my boys “Arnie” and “Louie” – pic of them below. Arnie on the left (yellow lab) and Louie on the right (black lab). They’re actually sitting next to me while I’m writing this today.
The “other” personal stuff
In regards to the “other” personal stuff, I continue to remind myself that we experience these challenges for a reason. As much as it’d be easy for me to wallow and say “why me?”, or “it isn’t fair”… I also understand how important it is to “figure stuff out”. Over the years I’ve gained so much from the experiences I’ve been through.
Last year I went through something that deeply traumatized me, I didn’t see it coming at all… I was devastated. It knocked the wind out of me and I could feel my spirit breaking. I felt like my world was crumbling down around me.
But out of that I received a massive wake-up call and after spending a few days in bed sobbing… I used the mindset tools that I implement for myself and my clients when it comes to keeping in shape, body issues, self-confidence, self doubt – just to name a few… And applied it to this situation. I decided I wasn’t going to let this awful experience ruin my life or break / take my spirit from me.
I felt this amazing clarity and peace, and I knew how to move forward. I felt inspired and even enthusiastic about what I had to do and what lay ahead for me.
Out of that I learned an invaluable lesson. I can look back now and consider it something I wouldn’t want to go through again – hell no! 🙂 – but it was a “gift”, something to shake me up and I’m grateful for it.
The challenges I’ve experienced over this past week, once again, I pulled out all the mindset tools and goodies, that I know that inspire me (that work for me) and today I felt this huge rush of relief, freedom and excitement.
I didn’t realise at the time how much this “issue / circumstance” that I was going through was holding me back. It kind of freaked me out a little. But boy it felt awesome to recognize it, deal with it and move forward.
I speak with women – and men – online, I see their fitness struggles, my heart aches for them because I really want to reach out and give them a huge hug. I can see how overwhelmed, disheartened and frustrated they are.
I think, if only I could have 40 mins with them to help them, just to give them some fitness strategies and mindset tools and show them how they can turn things around.
I feel very lucky, this year especially, I’ve gained an awesome group of new friends, I call them “super babes” :-)… they’ve encouraged me on my journey to help inspire, coach, transform my clients and subscribers bodies and lives. I truly feel that this is my “calling”. I have no doubt. I’ve always loved it, but felt like I had to “hold back” a little due to what others thought of my compassionate approach. I’m not afraid of that anymore. That’s what makes me “me”.
Having that support is really powerful. And drives me to continue to provide that support that I love to give to my clients via my Online PT and Fat Loss Transformation Coaching and Mandy Gibbons VIP Platinum Private Membership. The progress that I see you make, and knowing that I’m able to be involved in that awesome journey inspires me to bits.
What I’d love to hear from you today is…
What struggles have you experienced in the past that have thrown a spanner in the works when it comes to your fitness efforts?
What lessons did you gain from them?
Did you have the support of your family or friends?
Did you have the tools (mindset) to help turn it around for yourself?
I’m really looking forward to reading your experiences and insights – y’know I always love hearing from you.
Oh and before I go, if you’re keen to have a 40 minute online consultation (so I can assess where you’re at and what you can do to get your fitness efforts on track) scroll down to the bottom of the following page to One on One Skype Consultations.
Lots of hugs, and remember you are beautiful, you are worthy and you are capable ...