Monday, March 11, 2013

I Trust My Body...

Good morning everyone and...

Happy Monday to ya!

Totally needed my Nespresso this mornin'! ;)

In keeping with my weekly tradition of highlighting all the little things I am grateFUl for...

Today...

My focus will be on all the things I've come to appreciate as I prepare myself for the OPA Ontario Championships coming up in June!


Since posting my last vlog update on how things are going with my prep...

I wanted to FUrther expand on a couple of things I touched on in this video.


As I mentioned...

I do go through ups and downs (thankFUlly, my prep is definitely more of a positive experience than anything!) and...

Never do I want to give the illusion that every day is a great day! (I do have days that are tough, for sure! That being said, they only make me stronger because I choose to push beyond the challenges I may be faced with, I choose to push forward in my journey to my competition and, I make a conscious effort to learn from what I've surmounted! Essentially, these days allow me to grow from the inside out!)

As you know (because I've told you countless times)...

My metabolism is slow and it always, always takes a little while longer for it to kick into to gear! (Which is why I always stress patience when seeking results because I know how long it can take to see anything sign of progress!)

Of course...

It's frustrating at times (I'd be lying if I told you it wasn't)...

Waiting...

But...

I trust my body (not the scale)...

And..

I know it will finds its way! (It just needs a little extra time and, as a result, it makes me appreciate every inch of progress that much more!)

NOT.

With all of that being said...

Sharing these things with you has actually given me better focus in a way that has...

Made me see and realize all the little things I may sometimes take for granted in my preparation for my competition!

So...

I'm now going to take this time to share with you...

What I've come to be grateFUl for in my journey towards the stage! (And, I will continue to grow upon this list as time goes on!)

  1. I'm grateFUl for the progress I have made thus far. Big or small.
  2. I'm grateFUl for all the things I am learning about my body and myself. I wouldn't have had the opportunity to learn these things if it wasn't for this experience.
  3. I'm grateFUl for my strength. I've come to be a lot stronger (both mentally and physically) since my last competition. I feel empowered as a result of it.
  4. I'm grateFUl for all the support that surrounds me. No words can explain how much that means to me. 
  5. I'm grateFUl for my Coach and for my Florida Fitness Aylmer Teammates. Team FFA is incredible and I couldn't ask for a better Coach or Teammates.
  6. I'm grateFUl for my sponsorship with Daydreams Fitness Wear. I am so excited to have the opportunity to work with Joan.
  7. I'm grateFUl for the trust I have put into my body and myself as I work towards my goal. Without this trust, I wouldn't be where I am today.
  8. I'm grateFUl for my body and for all the things it has come to show me it can do! I thank my body for being patient with me and (but not limited to)...
  9. I appreciate everything both my body and I have accomplished together.
I'm also grateFUl for the snow that is melting :)

What about you...

Do you trust your body?
What are you grateFUl for? (Fitness or non-fitness related)

Stay Tuned FU More On *CaNdY FiT*

34 comments:

  1. Thanks for being so honest! This one really hit me a good time :-). Thank you.

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  2. I MUST NEED WANT to meet you in person and have coffee...and talk talk talk.

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    1. I want the same exact thing! When Miz...WHEN? One day soon I hope! xo

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  3. Great post! I'm also grateful for the melting snow. I'd be grateful if I never saw it again.

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    1. Thanks Jamie!

      I'm happy to see the snow melt :)

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  4. While I may not always be 100% happy with my body, I'm definitely grateful for all it allows me to do and how healthy it really is!

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    1. Absolutely! I conquer Linz xo

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  5. Great post and reminders, as well as the importance of trusting the body. I'm grateful today for continuing to be my best friend, not my worst enemy. Happy Monday - here's to being grateful for life!

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    1. Thanks Liz! I'm grateful that you are your own bff too! xoxo

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  6. I'm very much like you I have a really bad complex with the scale but since I was young I have an addiction to it. Honestly I know I need to get rid of it I know I don't need to worry about it but it's just become such a second habit to step on the scale and I am not feeling more disappointed when I do. No it's all about the way your close it's all about the work you put into it so I know you are going to kick butt and maybe on Stymiest update on the scale

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    1. Off season I barely ever go on...In season, I do (well, not anymore I don't lol). I don't own a scale at home, nor will I!

      I trust my body and how I feel. Unless I'm in dire need to know how much muscle I've put on, then you won't be finding me on the scale. Right now, I'm just focusing on doing what I need to do and no pre-occupy myself with numbers xo

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  7. YAY YAY YAY!! You look smokin girl!! You are working so hard and it shows! LOVE!!

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  8. Love this both & relate to it so much!!!! Like you, my body works the same... slower metabolism so I have to have patience * always have had to have that even with the contest stuff so I get it! ;) My dieting time frame was always longer than most.

    Any yes, good & bad days but we learn from the not so good... :)

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    1. I love that you understand and that you can relate Jody! And yes, we do learn from both the good and the not-so-good :)

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  9. Great post! I do trust my body most of the time. I do have days when I don't though. All of us do. Pushing through those days makes the good ones all that more sweeter!

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  10. I so appreciate your honesty! One of the best videos yet. I feel the same way often times... but you know you got there before, so you can do it again!

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    1. Thanks so much Laura! Taking it day by day and trusting myself and my body! :) xox

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  11. Love this post Kierston. Thank you for sharing your frustration. Shows that our bodies are all different and sometimes have a mind of its own :-) But you are working so so hard and you know that your body will respond. You're learning so much through this process.

    No scale for me, generally because I know that I tend to fixate on that number instead of how I feel.

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    1. Thanks Christine! Our bodies sure do have a mind of their own :) I'm being patient and I'm doing what I need to do. That's all I can do. My mind is positive and I'm keeping it that way.

      I'm learning and I'm grateful for it!

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  12. This was so great. Our bodies fluctuate so much, and I'm sure you were very glad that the weight gain turned out to be muscle! I think we all need to see a glimpse into the healthy blogger's ups and downs so that we know even the perfect people think the same way as everyone else :D

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    1. Oh I sure was!!!

      I think it's important too which is why I want to keep it real :)

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  13. I did get frustrated with my progress for the longest time. I expected to much out of myself too quickly and had to take a different approach. I love your post. It really does take time to see progress and any progress should be celebrated! Good luck to you during your prep and at your competition!

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    1. Thank you! And you are totally right, any progress should be celebrated!

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  14. Thanks for the great reminder to trust in ourselves! It's so easy to get overwhelmed with information about diet and exercise and to jump from one thing to another without really figuring out what works for US!

    Can't wait to see what this contest prep brings!

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    1. Exactly. Which is why we need to stop, breathe and really think things through before jumping from one thing to the next. We have to give ourselves the time to figure out what is and isn't working...then go from there! :)

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  15. Great post! I don't like the scale at all. I rarely weigh myself anymore after frustration with numbers.

    I'm learning to trust my body every single day. Sometimes I forget that it gives me signals and I just need to be aware.

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  16. What you are doing takes so much self control and strength, I am in awe of you! You know your body and that change doesn't happen overnight, it takes commitment. You are working your tush off for this next competition... you can do this!

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa! Your words always fill me up with such happiness and love xo

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  17. Thanks for reminding me that we are all a work in progress. Numbers on a scale mean nothing. Our bodies tell us what we need to know, if only we listen.

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  18. I have learned to trust my body more than anything. I rarely step on a scale while training. I base things on how I feel and what I am capable of doing. My body will tell me when it needs rest, or when I can push it more. My body will tell me when I shouldn't have eaten that much or when I am not eating enough. You cannot rely on the scale for that info. Your body is the biggest and best tool you have, but so many women think the scale is more important. I trust the body I live in, it has gotten me this far.

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