NABBA/WFF NATIONAL FIGURE OVERALL CHAMPION 2011
NABBA NATIONALS WOMEN'S PHYSIQUE OVERALL CHAMPION 2011
Confidence is a state of mind!
My current favourite quote:
"You are strong when you know your weakness
You are beautiful when you know your flaws
You are wise when you learn from your mistakes
Don't hold on to negative things - laugh when you can - apologise when you should
let go what you can't change"
Creating the ability to take care of yourself by autonomy not reliance on others
In competitive bodybuilding, as in many aspects of our life, the ability to be independent and non reliant on others is important. It is you who has the goals and thereby makes the decisions. You should and need to take advice from those who have experience, but in the end it is what you do with that advice that makes the difference - to you. Over the last few months I have been asking my clients to take more responsibility for themselves and learn to listen to their bodies (and mind). I have asked them to believe and trust themselves more than they currently do.
Recently a couple of my clients asked "what weight they should be at the nationals'. My answer - is not what weight they should be, but how much better and leaner can they get before the nationals. We often settle for 'comfort' rather than pushing our boundaries to see what we are capable of. As always, in the end - these are your goals - not mine. You will achieve what you set out to achieve.
Getting the most out of YOU
To achieve success in anything we do, whether it's a bodybuilding competition, your fitness goals or your personal life, following these simple guidelines may help you in 'getting the most out of you:
1. BELIEVE IT IS POSSIBLE. This is the foundation to achieving success. You must believe you can do whatever you set your mind to. This isn't necessarily about "change' but rather about being true to yourself and your values and beliefs. You can call it 'the law of attraction' or basic psychology - the reality is your thoughts will shape your future - believe you can and you will.
2. TAKE CONTROL. We are all individuals. Books and resources offer you the 'tools' - but it is your job to use them in a way that is specific to your goals and needs. Be pro-active rather than re-active.
3. FOCUS ON YOU. If you wish to achieve your goals you need to focus on the one (and ony) thing you have control over. That is YOU.
4. SET YOUR OWN PACE AND HAVE REALISTIC GOALS. Know where you are right now and set yourself realistic goals. Focus on the small achievements, be patient and persistent and enjoy the process.
5. TAKE ACTION. Things won't happen unless you believe and take action to make it happen.
AND ALWAYS REMEMBER - KEEP THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE - WE CAN ALWAYS IMPROVE, BUT DON'T FORGET TO ENJOY YOUR LIFE AS IT IS, APPRECIATE YOURSELF AS YOU ARE, AND BE GRATEFUL FOR ALL THAT YOU ALREADY HAVE.
FINDING OUT WHAT WORKS FOR YOU
Do we really know what the 'ideal' diet is? One expert will tell us to avoid fats, another starchy carbohydrates, while another will tell you that high protein is the only way. However, everyone is unique and each of us should shape our own identity based on our goals, personal needs, environment, family history and ethnic background. We need to discover our own weaknesses, sensitivites and potential, thereby becoming aware of what works for us as individuals. The "perfect diet" will vary from person to person and we should each become our own test cases (as well as becoming keen observers) if we wish to optimise our health and fitness.
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Mission Statement - To provide my clients with information and assistance best suited to what they want to achieve. Whether it be weight loss, muscle gain, bodybuilding or bodyshaping competitors or general fitness and wellness. My vision is to educate people to make better judgment about their health and wellbeing.
It's never too late to start.
IF YOU WANT YOUR LIFE TO BE DIFFERENT - NOW IS THE TIME TO RECOGNISE THAT ADJUSTMENTS ARE NEEDED!
Technique Training - getting the 'mind-muscle' connection.
The mind muscle connection is where you learn that it is the muscle that works the weight - not the weight that works the muscle. Training intensely is not about the number of reps you do or the amount of weight you push. When you use the mind muscle connection the intensity is equal from the first rep the the last rep and the muscle will be engaged throughout the movement - not just in the middle part. Muscle grows based on their contracting against resistance and this resistance should be consistant over at least 30 seconds. If you haven't engaged the muscle to work during this time you will be short changing yourself on muscle gains.
Focusing your mental game to your physical game takes practice but once you get it, its an 'aha!' moment - a moment that will allow you to make all your workouts more productive and help you get the edge.
Call me or email me to make an appointment during February - the benefits will be worth it....
"Destiny is not a matter of chance - it is a matter of choice ... ultimately the choice is yours"
The principle behind weight loss and/or muscle gain is the same, you need to be prepared. You wouldn't go into a business meeting unprepared, the same applies to your health and fitness. Preparation starts by choosing goals that are realistic, manageable, maintainable and once achieved sustainable over a period of time - ideally your lifetime.
Decide on what you want to achieve - BE REALISTIC
Develop a plan to help you achieve this goal based on your abilities and personal and work circumstances. Exercising 3-4 days a week is a realistic starting point.
Re-evaluate your goals - BE FLEXIBLE. Health and fitness is not an 'all or nothing thing'. Stuff happens and your success will depend on how you react and handle this.
- Identify barriers that may hinder your ability to achieve your goals. Expect delays and set backs but work towards finding ways around them.
Consistently work at your goals. It takes about 1 month to create a habit, however for that habit to become habitual takes about 3-6 month and needs to be consistently re-visited and re-focused.
TAKE CONTROL AND RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOUR ACTIONS. Your goals should be based on your values, interests and desires.
Motivation, goals and circumstances are all related to you accomplishing your goals. You can increase your chances by firstly defining how important your goal is to you, then establishing your goals based on your beliefs, values and desire and finally making sure your personal circumstances match your goal.
With my help I can assist you to set realistic and manageable goals and then support you through the adjustment phases.