How to think positively and move towards your goals!

Failing to PLAN, is planning to FAIL. Now is the time to reflect on what you have achieved and look ahead to set goals for 2014. Whether you are completely changing your body or aiming to improve your health slightly, stay positive.
Your thoughts are like the front wheels of the car, if you are constantly thinking negatively then you will ultimately end up in the wrong direction and somewhere you don’t want to be.

This got me thinking – what has Living Beauty achieved this year? And what are the basics of goal setting to help you?

YEAR IN REVIEW

3 FUNDRAISERS
1 – INBA April fitness competition we sold merchandise for Royal Society for the Blind
2 – INBA September fitness competition we sold home made protein balls and raised funds for Childhood Cancer Association
3 – Amelia taught yoga and 100% of money went to Freedom Hill animal rescue shelter in the Adelaide Hills
The sum of these efforts was well over $1,000 for charity.

My belief is that everything must come from within and beauty really starts from a kind heart

My belief is that everything must come from within and beauty really starts from a kind heart

BIKINI/FITNESS MODEL CHAMPIONS AT FITNESS SHOWS
Two Bikini Champions and a total of 7 girls competed in South Australia (in total 30 girls we have trained since 2009, and girls interstate incl. NSW, VIC, WA and QLD) We don’t like counting as it is quality NOT QUANTITY, but it is sometimes nice to reflect on our achievements.

  • Elle Blackwell – Bikini Champion 1st Place, INBA Adelaide Classic, April 2013.
  • Thuy Vu – Bikini Champion 1st Place, INBA SA Titles, September 2013.
  • Amanda Casey, INBA Adelaide Classic, April 2013.
  • Christie Rozalikis, INBA Adelaide Classic, April 2013.
  • Christie Rozalikis, ANB SA, May 2013.
  • Fatima Ingles, ANB SA, May 2013.
  • Megan Thorn, 3rd Place, INBA SA Titles, September 2013.
  • Megan Thorn, ANB SA, October 2013.
Left - Amelia Ricci, Right - Gemma Dawson Coaches at Living Beauty

Left – Amelia Ricci, Right – Gemma Dawson
Coaches at Living Beauty

 

INTERSTATE AND NATIONAL COMPETITION SUCCESS
Trained Bikini competitors and clients to compete interstate at State and National level competitions:

  • Katrina Lewis competed at the INBA Perth fitness competition in May 2013.
  • Fatima Ingles competed at the All Female Muscle Classic in Melbourne in June.
  • Gemma Dawson competed at the ANB Asia Pacific competition in June on the Gold Coast.
Katrina Lewis INBA Competition Perth May 2013

Katrina Lewis
INBA Competition
Perth May 2013

Fatima Ingles Trained by livingbeauty.com.au June 2013

Fatima Ingles
Trained by livingbeauty.com.au
All Females Melbourne June 2013

Gemma Dawson Assistant Coach Living Beauty ANB Competition June 2013 June 2013

Gemma Dawson
Assistant Coach Living Beauty
ANB Competition June 2013

 

SHAPE UP FOR LIFE WITH LIVING BEAUTY

  • Nina – Shape Up for Life program – completed.
  • Toula – Shape Up for Life program – completed.
Toula Harkotsikas

Toula – 12 weeks Shape Up for Life

PHOTO SHOOTS

  • Amelia Ricci and Gemma Dawson did a photo shoot at Oxygen Magazine Headquarters with Dallas Olsen.
  • One of our clients Leanne also did a photo shoot with Dallas Olsen.
Model: Leanne Wright Photo by Dallas Olsen

Model: Leanne Wright
Photo by Dallas Olsen

 

Model: Leanne Wright Photo: Dallas Olsen

Model: Leanne Wright
Photo: Dallas Olsen

 

JUDGING
Amelia judged four fitness competitions

  • INBA Adelaide Classic in April
  • ANB SA fitness competition in May
  • INBA fitness competition in September
  • ANB SA fitness competition in October

WORKSHOP

  • Conducted our ever popular “Living Lean and Healthy Workshop” with Amelia and Gemma.
Living Beauty Workshop  Nov 2012

Living Beauty Past Workshop which we run every year and we look forward to again running this in 2014.

GIVING BACK
It is so important to give back and although it has been a lot of hard work and sacrifice the time spent fundraising has been very rewarding.
Our whole team helped out including past Living Beauty girls and my family members (my husband and cousin) which is am amazing feeling to work together to achieve a common goal. Thank you!

LIFETIME FRIENDSHIPS

  • I also love that the group catches up regularly for workouts long after a goal or competition is finished.
  • Living Beauty girls continue to show their support for one another via social media and over the phone.
  • The camaraderie is great to see and the positive energy is infectious.
  • Many of the girls then help one another backstage even when they are not competing.
  • They also help with fundraising which is appreciated.
Fatima Ingles had past Living Beauty Bikini Champion Bec Rosewall as her backstage helper Love that support!!

Fatima Ingles had past Living Beauty Bikini Champion Bec Rosewall as her backstage helper
Love that support!!

Wow it has been a great year!! NOW it is your turn to smash those goals – you can do it!

GOAL SETTING AND ACHIEVING

I like to keep it simple:

  • Write a list of about 5 goals for the year – My achievable DREAMS with a DATE
  • Type it up and print it about 4 times – one to go at your desk, one in kitchen, one in back of diary/calendar (if you still duplicate in paper like me!!)
  • Read regularly
  • Prioritise these goals over anything else and don’t get distracted during the year
  • Make a vision board of images that represent your goals and place the one copy on the vision board
  • Every year this works for me – maybe one might not be achieved but normally I do 4 out of 5

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When you commit to a health and fitness goal think “I WILL BE MY BEST, I CAN DO THIS” – do not think of negative reasons why you wont achieve and ways to sabotage yourself and thus talk yourself out of it. If these negative thoughts come into your head simply replace it with a positive thought and you will soon think positive as a habit.

Motivate yourself and be your own cheer squad: Write your goal down and WHY you want to achieve it – place it on a post it note and have a few copies around the house (bathroom mirror, pantry door).

We all need to stop waiting for the perfect time to change our habits – the perfect time is now!

It is hard work to stay fit and lean but once you start to enjoy the process and get into the habit you will feel amazing and it will be as natural as any part of your schedule like brushing your teeth.

Remember no matter how great your exercise plan is – No one can do the work for you.

My keys to success include: surrounding myself with positive people, thinking and visualising positive outcomes and making the best choices in every situation.

I have goals because they give me direction in life and make it more fun.
Enjoyment is the key, of course like everyone, I do have some fears but if positivity can outweigh our fears then happiness and success will prevail.

Have no fear and just think positive!

Many of us think that others have it easier in life than we do. I prefer to approach life understanding that we all have struggles and therefore I acknowledge the stress and challenges in life but choose not to focus on them!

I choose to put fresh food into my body. I always prepare lunches and snacks for work in advance.

Whether you are completely changing your body or aiming to improve your health slightly, stay positive.
Your thoughts are like the front wheels of the car, if you are constantly thinking negatively then you will ultimately end up in the wrong direction and somewhere you don’t want to be.

It is okay to have some negative thoughts and doubts but I encourage you to replace them with something positive.

Example:

I am tired (when at gym)
NEW THOUGHT: With every repetition I am increasing my strength and focus.

I’d rather eat chocolate
NEW THOUGHT: Eating fresh foods every day give me energy and nutrients, not drain my energy.

My work is too stressful
NEW THOUGHT: I become smarter and learn new skills with every challenge.

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LOVE YOUR LIFE and YOURSELF – RIGHT NOW
It will never be perfect, it will always have challenges but enjoy the ride, you have the freedom to create an exceptional life for yourself.

Love and Light

Amelia x o

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