Something I really seriously need to remember lately, not every day has to be perfect or an epic achievement. Every little positive thing counts towards the big picture and a setback is not the end of the world. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖
We all tend to compare ourselves to others, no matter who we are or what we are doing with our lives or trying to achieve, there is always somebody out there we look at and think wow I wish that I could do that, be that, look like that, achieve that... even if we don’t realise we are doing it.
I am currently 12 weeks post op : I’ve lost a total of 20kgs since I started the pre-op diet, 13kgs, 5 dress sizes and 46cms since my #vsg surgery on 24/08/18 and I have gained a bucket load of self confidence. However I find myself constantly battling with 2 frames of mine.... one is telling me I am doing great and that I will get to my 75kg body weight goal all in good time and at the pace my body feels necessary.... the other one is telling me that everybody else is doing so much better than me and that I am failing and this surgery won’t help me and that I’m screwed and doomed to be “plump” forever.
Our brains are marvellous and horrible all at the same time.... the important thing is that we keep pushing through, we keep believing we can do anything we put our minds to, that we can achieve and succeed even through the setbacks.
This week my goal is to train weights and cardio 3 days, HiiT and cardio 2 days, eat properly and not go whole days without food, drink less calories, think positively and remember that I wake up every morning with a beating heart, a healthy family and every opportunity in the world to achieve my dreams 👌
Here’s to wishing you all an amazing week ahead xoxo #life#gratitude#healthy#gastricsleeve#wls#wlsjourney#mentalhealth#mentalhealthawareness#thinking#healthyeating#nomoreexcuses#gymgoals#workoutroutine#staypositive#keepmoving#thingsarelookingup#idomissmybestfriendthough#pushingpeopleawayisunhealthy#timetochange#limitless#vsgjourney#vsgaustralia#bariatriclife#bariatricsurgery
1 YEAR SOBER. Although I had dialed back my drinking in the past few years, I figured I’d see how long I could go without one. Got my act together, moved back up to LA, and now staying involved with music by learning to monetize my talents. I’m also much happier, and healthier which is a plus. Thank you to my friends and family that have helped me along the way. This is for you. Let’s get it! #1yearsober#straightandalert#keeppushingforward#thingsarelookingup
🖤✂️🐌 #makingTalu - Symbolism + Sentiment
I’ve really loved all the fun events surrounding Snailspacebh2018 but i’ve also spent some late nights thinking about the people that the Martlets Hospice charity fund has helped, their families, friends and carers and all the various Martlets staff that need support too in order to carry out the amazing services that the Martlets offers both at the hospice and in homes within our community of Brighton and Hove
From personal experience i truly know that losing a loved one is never easy no matter what the circumstance may be and i just want to share this well known poem that has given me much comfort over the years and has influenced some of the symbolism and sentiment that has gone into creating my Things Are Looking Up snail design
🖤 #formyfather .
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep
I am a thousand winds that blow
I am the diamond glints on snow
I am the sun on ripened grain
I am the gentle autumn rain
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight
I am the soft stars that shine at night
Do not stand at my grave and cry
I am not there; I did not die
Please make a donation to support the Martlets Hospice if you can or bid for one of their 50 awesome snails at the Snailspace Auction on December 3rd at the Metropole Hotel, Brighton. Details are on the snailspacebrighton website
#remembrance#snailtalu#indedication#martletshospice#charity#snailspacebh#brighton#bemoresnail#lewescrescent#brighton_ig#visitbrighton#brightonlife#thisisbrighton#leica#selfportrait#makingof#snailTalu#ThingsAreLookingUp#AdaptandSurvive since ‘95
🌟 REACH FOR THE STARS 🌟 As much as I post, sometimes I keep the big dreams to myself. They say half the people who follow you on social media dont actually want you to succeed. They're just waiting for you to fail. And that gives me pause... #wishuponastar#setyoursightshigher .
So here goes... This week I started writing a cover letter and updating my resume to apply for the @soulcycle instructor auditions, which happen next month. It has been almost a year since I stopped teaching group fitness and it may be a year (or more!) from now before I'm physically strong enough to undergo training, but it's a start! #gottastartsomewhere .
I firmly believe you can only truly grow as a person when you put yourself on uncomfortable paths and push through the stages of fear that stop most people from succeeding. Even now, I can hear the haters within... "You're not good enough" "You're not pretty enough" "You do not deserve this" "You'll never make it." .
In a way, those annoying little voices of doubt, the ones that have tried to tear this dream down, are just the bricks I need to build myself up. Come what may, this is the path I have chosen. I can do this. I have what it takes. I will succeed. I believe in me. 💪 #mantra#selftalk#positiveaffirmations
Moments like this remind me that I made a damn fine choice of life partners...sitting in a mystery wet spot on the bus home 😣😷 followed by a few gruelling hours of clearing out my parents’ house 🚛was expertly counteracted by green curry and coconut rice waiting for me at home with my boys ❤️ #thingsarelookingup#itsthelittlethings#yegfood
How about some GOOD NEWS before the year comes to an end?! @batkidbegins is officially #cancerfree !!!! I remember a few years ago when this documentary came out, you couldn’t ask for a better warming of the heart. It just goes to show that if we look out for one another, if we all stand on the side of good, we can prevail. Whether it’s a cure for cancer, stopping forest fires, or electing officials we can ALL believe in, we can’t stop doing our best. There is no try. If this little boy can be brave and strong enough to beat cancer we can overcome our grievances. I’m so happy for this kid! Congrats little man! ✊🏻 #batkid#thingsarelookingup#positivity#goodnews#spreadlove#curecancer
had a great day today😄. enjoyed every moment😊. things are looking up im so happy😋. i love my boyfriend no matter what anyone thinks🤔. shout out to my boyfriend go follow him @mister_i_dont_care21 💖
Unbearable stomach pains yet again while guilt, embarrassment and anxiety for feeling ill swarms my every thought. But looking through some old photos, I can’t help but smile. Friends who stick by my side through my groans of pain and tears of anxiety. And for the love of my life who never allows me to feel sad or scared. Who encourages me to believe in and love myself. Slowly but surely, I’m figuring out the gut issues and have experienced some mental clarity recently for the first time since I was a kid. Things are good. Life is good. #notbad#lifeisgood#mentalhealthawareness#guthealth#thingsarelookingup
The smallest thing really can make the biggest difference. Something so simple as where we look can be the difference between falling down and staying up, between getting hurt or getting stronger, between seeing the 99th fail or the 100th time of getting back to it.
Like a proud mama and an excited puppy over here.