Monday, March 25, 2013

Affirm Yourself!

Good morning everyone and...

Happy Monday to you!

Hi.

Honestly...

Where did the weekend go?! (Time sure has flown by since I got back!)

If you're wondering what I got up to since getting back from my time away...

I've been relaxing!

Relaxing at its best.
I did Arms with SuperFit and Little M on Saturday!
We rocked out our StrongerRx training gloves too :)

But seriously...

I did take some much needed time to rest (and nap) after a long week on the road!

Tired FU.

And I gotta say...

Teddy was a great partner to chill with too while I took it easy! (He was soooo cuddly after I got back, it was the cutest thing ever!)

My Mom not me.
You get the point though ;)
Missed you Mom!
I realize how cheesy I am! lol
Gah...
I love my puppy!

In the time I took to relax...

It also gave me time to think! (Yep, I do that sometimes lol)

I think I have no more coffee left in my mug.

But in all seriousness...

I had time to think about...

The power of positive affirmations and the power of perspective! (In life and towards our goals!)

In what I will use as an example of my getting ready for the OPA Ontario Championships coming up in 10 weeks from now...

I believe that what I will share also applies to life in general! (And, not only the tangible goals we (or I) set out for ourselves!)

As I've been preparing for the Provincials (officially) for just a little over a month now...

What I've been able to experience and what I've been able to take from it...

Is directly related to how I've chosen to view what I'm working towards and the affirmations I've given myself that are associated to what is is that I'm actually doing! (How's that for a mouthFUl of a sentence! lol)

In other words...

My perspective and frame of mind are the basis for how I will come to experience the journey! 


Without a doubt...

The power of my thoughts and views...

Has everything to do with what I will come to learn about myself and my body as I go along!

There's no questioning that...

My perceptions have a direct impact on whether or not...

This venture (or any other venture I choose to go on) will be a positive one!

It's my choice to make my  journey to my goals as good or as...
Unpleasant as I want it to be!
(I'm really happy here, I swear lol)

Competing is a choice that I've made and...

If I'm going in with a negative mindset without positively affirming myself and my goals then...

How am I to enjoy what it is I'm about to experience?

Honestly...

My perspective (the way in which I choose to see and experience things as they come) has...

The power to change everything! (My thoughts, my feelings and my goals even!)

My thoughts affect my actions and my overall sense of self so...

If I choose not to think positively about what I'm doing then...

My experience will be a less than a positive one! (Make sense?)

I will continue giving 110% to my goals because I believe in myself
and the things I am capable of achieving.
As opposed to...
I just want to give up. I see no results and I'm just wasting my time.
I'll never get there.
I don't actually think that, it's just an example!

I guess what I'm trying to say is...

No matter what your goals are...

Go in thinking positively about them! (Don't self-sabotage yourself! Grow and learn no matter how things turn out! Just take it one step at a time!)

And remember...

If and when times prove to be difficult...

Hold strong (both mentally and physically) because...

The power you hold will impact your entire state of being and the goals you have set before you!

With all of that being said...

Here are a few of my own daily affirmations I tell myself as I work towards my goals and live life itself! (These affirmations remind me that my perspective and views on all things have the power to change what I do, feel and experience in an instant!)


Questions FU You...

What are some of your daily affirmations?
How do you think perspective influences experience or the outcome of your goals?

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

28 comments:

  1. so true! sometimes itz hard to think positively about situations especially when other feelings play a role - sadness, anxiety, etc., but you're so right - thinking positively has such a huge impact on the outcome!

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  2. SO TRUE! SO NECESSARY! And so hard to do! There is such power in the positive!

    I feel like it has been a day since I last mentioned you look FREAKIN BOSS! Werk!

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  3. Will you come teach me your methods? ; )

    I think you are spot on and yet, I have a hard time with this sometimes. I need to practice!

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  4. Such great affirmations! And Teddy is so cute!

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  5. Such a great reminder. Love this - especially on a Monday!

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  6. I used a ton on my race Saturday, mental toughness is key!

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  7. Teddy is so darn cute! I love that he thinks he is a lap dog. And you are so right about perspective and positive thinking, it makes a world of difference.

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  8. I love the way you think! Beautiful! Inside and out!

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  9. Thanks for these thoughts...I would love to compete one day, I think that would be so cool!

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  10. I love this post. Why bother if it's not FUn?!

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  11. You're always such a positive influence. You rock.

    And that puppy is so stinkin cute, I can barely stand it.

    XO

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  12. You are so right- going in with positivity has so much power to make the whole experience completely different.
    That pic of the puppy and your mom is hilarious- for a cuddly little guy, he's HUGE!

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  13. Being positive makes all the difference :) I think it reduces the pressure we put on ourselves. It's easy to get caught up in anxiety and stress ourselves out for no good reason when we are goal oriented.
    Teddy is such a ham!

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  14. Oh my goodness, Teddy is so cute! Is he a goldendoodle, by chance??

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  15. This is SUPERB!!! Everyone should read this. I believe self affirmation is absolutely necessary! I love how you said: “Don’t self-sabotage yourself!” I think a lot of women have a hard time NOT doing this – and most women need to be told over and over again to SPEAK LIFE to themselves and be positive. Thank you for the list of Daily Affirmations you included. I hope that many women print that out and paste it on their mirror so they see it every morning! I’m glad I found your blog today :)

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  16. This is absolutely wonderful. I truly believe that positive outlooks and perspectives can keep everything going well, while negative ones do just the opposite and cause stress. Here's to positive affirmations, daily!

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  17. Can you record all of these do I can replay it over and over again? Somedays I need that!

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  18. Of course I love all the pics!!! :) BUT YES TO THE AFFIRMATIONS!!! I am always a work in progress & that negative self talk sneaks in & I have to fight it.. I try & some days are better than others but I am so much better than years ago! :)

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  19. I lluuurrvvveee Teddy! Good question about daily affirmations...hhmm... I think I tell myself I am stronger than I think a lot!

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  20. 1. I am the FU.
    2. The FU is awesome.
    3. The FU is strong.
    4. The FU is sexy.
    5. Don't tell Mr. FU about number 4.
    6. Own the FU-ness!

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  21. I will not say bad things about my body, it birthed an amazing baby.

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  22. Great post! And Pavement Runners answer is awesome.

    My daily affirmation is kind of cheesy and I started doing it years ago when I started selling Mary Kay. But it really works!

    I am happy. I am healthy. I am terrific!

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  23. We all believe in you, too! You can do whatever you set your mind to.

    I remind myself when looking in the mirror that I've come so far and I'm enjoying the strength of my body.

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  24. How was the rope workout? I want to try that some time myself :)

    The benefits of staying positive are so great. I noticed that as well when I was training for my competition. It is so easy to lose sight of the positive things some times. You can do it! Stay strong. I'm rooting for ya!

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  25. Absolutely wonderful post. I think that positivity and perspective can play a HUGE role in outcome of goals. I am my own worst critic and take it very hard when something doesn't go the way I expect it to or the way I would like, but I have learned to handle it in a more positive manner. Yes I might still beat myself up but I use it as motivation instead of using it in a bad way. Staying focused on the good things can make huge differences in little and big things. Sunday I raced the Around the Bay 30k, and there was a part I was really struggling and this is where I used to yell at myself. Instead, I chose to remind myself that I can do it and this is what I work for, and I ran an incredible race and pushed through the hard parts.

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  26. Great post Kierston and so true! Perspective makes all the difference. Sometimes it's easier than others. One of my bad habits it the comparison trap and that can sabotage a positive perspective in the blink of an eye.

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  27. I really believe in positive thinking too. Where you mind is determines a lot of where your actions go. Also, so glad you got some good R&R!

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  28. You're SO right, being positive has everything to do with what happens to you and what you can do!!! I have always been a firm believer in that! Good luck with the competition goals you are working on!

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