Are you repeatedly doing something over and over again that has you feeling stuck? Cut the crap, it's affecting your success!
Are you ready to cut the crap, and stop it from affecting your success?
This is one of the most exciting times of year! People generally get pumped up, and want to crank up the volume in their lives, and start striving for their goals!
It is the perfect time to let new energy flood in! Take action! Get our ducks in a row!
Things won't necessarily happen fast, but it's all about figuring things out! Cut the crap! Cut the stuff out of our lives that doesn't serve us!
Can you take a good look at your life right now, and examine it?
If you really want to move forward in your life then first you must give yourself a reality check!
Have the courage to look at yourself in the mirror, and examine your addictions…
Examine the shit in your life, and face it!
Clean up your LIFE, and those nasty habits!
Recognize your behaviors! Take a look at the things that make you feel glued to your problems, and the things that make you feel like crap!
What do you TRULY want?
It is time we stand up for ourselves! We have the higher ground in our life when we can be aware of the crap that doesn't help us feel whole! When we can take an outside perspective of what exists in our experience, we can accept where we falter.
Having weaknesses isn't a bad thing! They make us real, and relatable! Accept that you are human, and you mess up sometimes! Or a lot of the time!
In June of 2016 I finally felt like I was really dialing my life in. I had been a month in my new place, was creating a really great routine for myself, and was feeling absolutely amazing! I had never felt SO on fire in myself! Confidence was at an ultimate high! It was truly incredible! I don't think I had ever felt so great in my body!
I was feeling forward momentum! I met the love of my life, and the fact that I was confident around him was something totally new for me! I had never felt secure enough in myself to have that in a relationship!
Business was moving forward as well! I was making tons of connections, and getting great traction with my videos! I decided it was all or nothing, and because I felt so great things were really starting to flow!
Until… I injured my knee playing soccer…
That triggered a slippery slope for me! I nurtured myself with food. Old habit… I brought ice cream back into my place… Popcorn… Nearly once a day I felt I deserved a snack. Luckily I was still moving! I worked out the body parts that I could, and within a month the knee felt better. So I went back to soccer!
I reinjured my knee. I nurtured myself the same way as the night I originally hurt myself. The next day I woke up pissed off to be frank! I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, and thought to myself… “You're letting yourself go again! After all that hard work, and discipline… Feeling a new love for yourself… A confidence you have NEVER felt before… You're going to let yourself slide down that slope again? NO FUCKING WAY!”
I took the tub of ice cream… The bag of popcorn, and tossed it!
That was pretty empowering! I had to cut that crap! It was affecting my success in everything! My energy was feeling low again, and I was losing my focus in my business.
Over the course of the summer, and throughout the fall I have been doing a ton of travelling! For a gluten free vegetarian… It is honestly best that I cook my own meals. Not always an option while travelling. So admittedly I ate some stuff that really didn't serve my goal of getting that body back!
Thankfully I workout nearly every day! I run a page on Facebook called Wellness Meow to keep me motivated! I love exercise, but I haven't been getting the results I want because 90% of what you see in the mirror comes from what you are putting in your mouth! Though I cook super healthy meals for myself I have been snacking on chocolate nearly every day! Not helping me get to my goals!
The straw that really broke the camel's back was over Christmas. I went to my parents for 5 days, it was so great to be with them, and see the fam for an extended period of time. I was naughty though, and I have no one to blame but myself!!! Santa should really not have brought me any gifts! Hasn't he been watching me?
I was a total savage! 0% mindful of what I was stuffing into my pie hole! Honestly!
You can only abuse your body like that for about 2 days until you start to see it outwardly.
Before I left I went through some old photo albums, trying to find some cool travel pics of when I was a kid, to share on our blog BE Adventure Partners…
Going through photos of me as a youngster was heartbreaking. Though I was a happy kid I felt that sweet little girls discomfort. I felt her sadness, and awkwardness. I remembered the way she felt in those pants that were too tight, or how she had to suck it in, while posing in a bikini beside her petite girlfriends at the beach.
It didn't hit me so hard in that moment, but I carried it with me back to Toronto.
The next 2 days following I ate like crap! I wanted to make sure every Christmas goodie was taken care of before the New Year came! So instead of tossing stuff I nearly ate everything in site! I actually gave my favourite treat away to a friend because I already ate half the tub of them!
I felt explosive. My tummy was stretched to maximum capacity! I felt miserable! Moody… And really disappointed in myself! This was no one's fault but my own. I fed myself to maximum capacity!
I thought of that sweet young girl who didn't know any better then to binge eat when she was down. The young little lady that snuck around when everyone was sleeping, or not looking… Stuffing that one last brownie in her mouth.
Thinking of her from an outside perspective has helped me realize something! I have had to go through this pain so that I can help others!
Addiction is very real! No matter what it is you are addicted to! It chips away at you, and starts to get in the way of your success in life!
So I ask you this again… Because I had to ask myself again…
Are you ready to cut the crap, and stop it from affecting your success?
I know that when I am not taking care of myself the way I deserve, I become less productive. The blog posts I want to write never get written… The FB Live I wanted to do doesn't happen. The people that I am taking a stand for, don't get served because I am not loving myself the way I deserve!
You might relate to this…
SO how do we turn the tides?
- Like I said before… The first step is recognizing where we can cut the crap, that is affecting your success.
- Ask yourself: What is it that I truly want?
- Physically remove everything from your space that affecting your success! Do a massive purge, and be relentless! Do not stop until all the things that make you give into your negative habits are GONE!
- Make an action plan! Think about what you need to do on a daily basis to move you towards your goals!
- Take action! Stick to your plan, and be disciplined! Commit to yourself, and your vision!
I personally like to keep a journal! I write in it nearly every day! It keeps me honest with myself! I have written out all the things affecting my success!
I have also mapped out what I want, by very descriptively writing out my vision as if I already have it. I use “I am” statements throughout the entire thing, and write it as a story.
I emptied my fridge, cupboards, and tossed food that no longer serves my life! I even hung the bikini I want to fit into up on my fridge! I bought a brand new scale that measures body fat percentage, and I also took my measurements. Along with that I took some pretty miserable photos of me in the bikini. My face shows how thrilled I am about my current situation! In a couple months I will look back at those pics and be grateful I took them!
As for the action plan… I have purchased a nutrition plan that is giving me an education on what exactly my body needs to turn into a fat burning machine! The awesome thing about the nutrition plan is that I am now a part of a community of women all doing this together! Yippy! Accountability is key!
I bought a fridge full of organic foods, because that is what my body deserves! I washed, and prepped everything for the next few days so I am good to go. This way I am never left in a position where I am starving!
Now all I gotta do is stick to the plan, and be disciplined for me! For my greater good, because I know that I know… When I treat my body like a temple I am on fire! I actually have the energy, and motivation to do all the things I am wanting to do! I am more focused, and organized!
Are you going to cut the crap, and stop it from affecting your success in 2017?
You could actually start achieving your goals, and your big beautiful vision this year!!!
It is time to turn the tides for yourself, and that beautiful life that is waiting for you! All you have to do is start taking the actions to move towards it!
Happy New Year!
XOxO Love within, love around.
Erin Nicole Bick
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