Tuesday, December 28, 2010

I'm just not one of those people....

... that knows how to do nothing! This is the first time I have had holidays and stayed home, but I am still doing 'stuff'. I've accepted thats the type of person I am, and even lying by the spa is not 'relaxing' its a tanning mission! I seem to have purpose to everything :)

I have tried now for 5 days straight to sleep in, but have woken every morning between 5 and 6am. At first frustrated, now I am embracing the fact my body clock ticks to its own beat and best I just go with it. So even on holidays I have run, showered and eaten breakfast before 8am. I am really happy about this actually, better than grumbling about getting out of bed. So much of this beautiful weather to enjoy and I have the passion to savour every minute of this beautiful life :) you only get one chance right?

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas.....

Can't half tell he's my son hey?
Lot's of fun to be had today.

Monday, December 20, 2010

One of the many reasons I love where I live.

Summer sunsets. Yesterdays stormy sky revealled a perfect 15minutes before the sun disappeared.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Just in the mood to....

..... post this again!

People who are successful don't always tick all the boxes and certainly others don't necessarily believe in them, but that doesn't matter and they don't care! Instead they will push on and ignore those who don't want to come along for the ride. The power and control is within them.



Wednesday, December 15, 2010

My Piston Cup

Anyone with little boys will most certainly know the movie 'Cars', Jethro loves it. The cars race for the 'Piston Cup'. Jethro goes into my gym and calls the trophy above 'mummy's Piston Cup'! So funny. He likes to mention that mummy won the Piston Cup :) It does have a likeness to the real Piston Cup!

Arn't I every little boys dream mother? I mean how cool am I? Winning the Piston Cup and all.....

Last week he built a Duplo house, when he was showing me he points to an area and says 'this is mummy's gym'....hahaha glad his priorities are right, the most important room in the home is my gym (officially on the plans a theatre room) but I like to use my 5 x 6m space for much better purposes, whose got time to watch movies?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mind Sweat

I am constantly thinking and will often describe myself as 'multi-tasking' most of the day. I believe that the hard work is done controlling your thoughts and beliefs. Most of the time the easy option is not necessarily easier on the body, just easier on the mind. Our mind most definetely gives up before our body.

When I talk about Mind Sweat I am talking about controlling all aspects of my life, I am a business woman, a mother, a wife, and of course, I am Sam. As an individual I have my own dreams, goals and asperations. I juggle these among the other areas of my life.

I am constantly changing, my thoughts are far from static, they evolve with my age, experience and environment.

I can be working on a number of areas of my life at a time, or I can be devoting my thoughts to something in particular. NEVER would I describe myself as NOT having to work at it. I will work at it until I loose it (my mind that is!).

For the last few weeks my mind has been sweating away convincing myself I am a winner :) Not competitive by nature (except at competing against myself and being better that I can be) I am at a point where I have to start believing I am not only better that I was before, but better than the rest. Not something I personally find easy by nature, thankfully, Michelle Nazaroff is awesome at this. Onward and upward my minds hard work is paying off!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

So sick of the media passing the blame

Come on, who cares if KFC are giving away gift vouchers? Oh yeah, and they are responsible (with all the other fast food chains) for obesity in Australia. WTF, come on, do they hold you down and shove food in the mouths of our population? How come they haven't got me yet?

People know it is no good for them, but they cotinue to ignore it. We are educated enough on what is good/not good for us, its just that the people dont care enough about their health or the heath of their children (which are the innocent victims being fed crap by uncaring parents). Apparently it tastes so good that you can't resist it..... well that kind of weak thinking wont get you anywhere.

KFC, try something other than a gift voucher to win my business, I DARE YOU, come on try!


Come on people take some responsibility, blame yourself, not others.

Friday, December 10, 2010

'Why don't you just make the meat ok?'

Picture that in an awesome Rocky Balboa voice :)

I flew into Singapore last night for a meeting today, and my movie of choice for the plane was Rocky (I just love Sly, so much so that is what I wanted to name our son but Damo wouldnt have a bar of it). It got me thinking, he is so focused and lives, dreams and trains for his big fight, was something I could relate to entirely at the moment and how I am feeling leading up to this comp. I was like 'Sly are you the only one who understands me right now?' :)

He says to his girlfriend Adrian (when she is seeking a little attention ;) ).... 'Why don't you just make the meat ok?'....... was wondering if I would get away asking my hubby to make my meat like that? and does it work with other forms of protein like, 'Why don't you just make the egg whites ok?'.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Alter Real

I have gotten to know a gorgeous lady with a brilliant fashion business!


Sometimes we have to jump and take a chance. Chrissy has done just that, spending years getting her business off the ground.

Whats your goal, and whats stopping you?

Friday, December 3, 2010

Where Have I Been?

Since my last post, I turned 32 and although not expecting much (Damo being away and all), was spoilt by the important people in my life and enjoyed the fact it was my birthday :)

I have been OS again, I have been training hard, working and planning big.

Tomorrow marks 14weeks to my next competition - FitX in Melbourne, http://www.fitx.com.au/ where I will also be exhibiting and launching a big personal project. Setting the date has left me with an enormous amount of things to do, however nervous I may be, I am glad that I have set the date because I have wanted to do this for years.

I posted late last year about my comp plans and that I was going to be coached by Michelle Nazaroff www.michellenazaroff.com , heres what I wrote:

decided that I needed to take the decision making out of my own hands, I have prepped myself before and found I am just not objective, I am a little hard on myself, I think that there are a number of competitors that I have spoken to who are like this. It is to the point that I make counterproductive decisions, against my better judgement. I really struggle to view myself objectively. So I knew I had to be coached.

I have been seeing Michelle for the last 4weeks as a client, and alls good, these comps feel so right!... I did say comps, well because I will back it up with the next weekend in IFBBs Perth, followed by the Australasians in Sydney mid April.

Hope I can keep up on the blogging, poke me if I am slack again. But give me a break next week because I have to go OS again!