Motivation Monday

  • Motivation Monday

    A whirlwind of change

    Happy Motivation Monday friends! The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of change, as new projects and new doors of opportunities come my way. I’ll be honest. I still have moments when anxiety, doubt and frustration try to creep in like a thief in the night and derail everything I’ve been working so hard on. Yes change can be uncomfortable, maybe even scary, but it would be silly to repeatedly do the same thing and expect a different outcome.

  • Health Tips,  Healthy Eating,  Motivation Monday,  Nutrition

    A Few Healthy Eating Tips

    I absolutely love infographics! There’s just something about getting a few quick tips that can really make a huge impact on your overall health. It was great to collaborate with these two other health professionals, to come up with some great tips for you to keep in mind. You can also download it by clicking here-> HealthyLunchMenus.com Have a wonderful week! xoxo Helen

  • Fitness,  Motivation Monday

    Why do you want to be fit?

    That’s one of the first questions I ask anyone who comes to me for help. You want to get fit, be healthier and probably lose some weight during the process, right? However, have you stopped and asked yourself why? Why now? Since I’m constantly reevaluating and updating my own personal short-term and long-term goals, it’s also a question I ask myself constantly.

  • Healthy Eating,  Motivation Monday,  Nutrition

    Are you an emotional eater?

    ¬†¬†by¬†¬†hang_in_there¬†   Fighting with your overbearing mother. A unexpected visit from your mother-in-law. The guy you’re seeing forgot your birthday…and your name. Cousin Lisa, determined to repopulate the world post-Zombie apocalypse, is having yet another baby. What do you do? You celebrate with a nice big bag of potato chips of course! Except that there must have been a hole in the bottom of the bag, because there’s absolutely no way you could have eaten it all. After all, everyone knows the bags are half-filled with air anyway.

  • Motivation Monday

    Reinvent Your Health

    Do you look in the mirror and don’t like what’s staring back at you? Or do you wish that you felt, or lived a certain way? Then it’s finally time to reinvent your health and life. Before you start any kind of health, fitness or diet plan, you need to clean your emotional house. Here’s another important thing you must do. You must make a conscious decision to take responsibility for your health. This is your life, and this is a lifelong commitment. Stop all the excuses and reasons why you can’t commit to living the life you’ve always wanted. Look back at the times when you started something new.…

  • Motivation Monday

    What messages are you telling yourself?

    Happy Motivation Monday! Do you ever get frustrated with not seeing results fast enough? Or wonder why things always seem to fall apart, even before it got off the ground? Not too many of us can escape something bad messing up our day every now and then, but it’s how we react to it that determines the ultimate outcome. Sometimes the timing isn’t right, but more often that not, life is the story you’re telling yourself it is.¬† This week ask yourself, are your goals productive or destructive?

  • Health,  Motivation Monday

    Keep yourself balanced

    With such a busy week ahead of us all, I thought it would be great to remind everyone (especially myself), that balance is key. The road to living a healthier lifestyle will not always be an easy one. It’s ok to splurge – maybe even indulge, but eventually you have to tip the scales back to being even again. Diets are temporary fixes, so forget them. We all have different views on what an ideal body type, lifestyle, or even what being “healthy” actually means.¬†We could also argue all day on what you should look out for. Weight is just a number, however there are some more important numbers to…

  • Motivation Monday

    Curiosity Killed The Cat

    Just kidding! When did we stop being so curious? As a kid we thought nothing of exploring the world around us. We wanted to eat, touch, and ask a million (sometimes annoying) questions. Our minds were not clogged full of expectations and preconceived notions.¬† Then we “grew up” and became adults. We stopped being so curious and turned into these rigid human robots. No more taking risks, no more asking anything other than routine questions. We became like sheep, herded along with the masses.¬† Why, you’re probably asking (while staring at the cat in a pool of blood) is the big deal about being curious? If you only look at…

  • Motivation Monday

    Dare Yourself To Dream Big

    Via Congratulations to Viola Davis for winning Best Actress for “The Help“ at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards last night. When will you definitely know that your dreams will not come true? When you stop¬†believing¬†and acting on them. It’s Monday, get moving! ” What is there but a dream? You can’t trade in your dream for another dream……Dream Big, Dream Fierce”¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†– Viola Davis

  • Motivation Monday

    2012 Bring it On

    Only in New York… We made it! How did you ring in the New Year? What are you going to do this week to put your resolutions/goals in action? When should I start selling the; “I survived the Rapture and the end of the Mayan calendar” t-shirts? Now that the hype and excitement of ringing in a new year is slowly dying down, what will you do to keep the momentum going? Let me help you get started. Fill in the blanks below. Today I am going to _____ differently. I’m also going to do _____ this week even though ______ because I’ve put it off long enough. Have a…

  • Motivation Monday

    Reset your New Year’s resolutions

    Via I’m late! It’s 8:42pm (EST) and I am just starting to wrote today’s Motivation Monday post. I’ll give myself a pass because it’s the Monday after Christmas. So here I am, and here you are just a few days away from a brand New Year. The reason why you will see all the gyms filled with people sweating, all the internet dating sites buzzing with activity, and a surge in the sales of self-help books is because the New Year brings us hope. Like a computer that’s taking too long to load a new page, we can press the reset button and give it another try. We have an…

  • Motivation Monday

    Joy Within

    If you are looking for joy in the things you own, the things you want to own, or place it in the hands of others, you might find yourself disappointed. Things and conditions can give you pleasure and a temporary illusion of joy, but they will also give you pain. Instead look within. Forget about the past or future and focus on the present. Be conscious of what you are doing now. Have fun, be grateful for everything around you and celebrate every accomplishment. Happy Motivational Monday xoxo Helen

  • Motivation Monday

    Are you willing to take a risk?

    “Taking a risk can be scary. But what’s even scarier is what will happen to your life if you take no risks at all” – Mastin Kipp You’re scared. I get it, I’ve been there. Taking a risk of any kind requires faith, hope, confidence. Whatever you may call it, its basically an action of trust. You have to have enough trust to take that first step forward. While you may not exactly know every detail of how it’s going to happen, you do have to dream or visualize what the end result or your goal will look like. What do you want to do with your life, what is…

  • Motivation Monday,  Thanksgiving

    Why I am grateful this Thanksgiving

    Via Thanksgiving. It’s probably right up there in the top two holidays in my book. Everyday I wake up grateful for something, but I look at today as a reason to revisit all my blessings. I am grateful for my family, because as dysfunctional, annoying and intrusive they can be, I know that they also love me unconditionally and will always be on my side – no matter what. I’m grateful for my true friends. This year has been a blessing and somewhat of a curse with my friendships. It was hard and very painful at times to see some friendships disintegrate when I entered this new chapter in my…

  • Motivation Monday

    Stop making excuses & move already!

    Via A couple of weeks ago I saw my younger sister cross something off her proverbial “bucket list” when she completed the ING NYC Marathon. I was waiting for her at the 26th mile marker with tears in my eyes, tracking her on my¬†iPhone¬†the whole time to see where she was, because I would never forgive myself if I ¬†missed her. When I finally saw her, I started screaming her name and waving my arms like a crazy woman, giving her a quick hug as I told her choking back my tears that, “you did it!”. I was filled with pride, love and overwhelmed with joy as I got to…

  • Motivation Monday

    When life gives you lemons..

    Happy Halloween! Feliz dia de los muertos! I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase;“when life gives you lemons, make lemonade”. It implies making the best out of a given situation. A quick google search to see how some people respond to that statement and I found everything from being passive, aggressive, to pushing it away so you can deal with it later. Pretty much like how many of us deal with our problems. Take a look at what I found like: Via You can become angry, resentful and take it out on others. It can bring temporary contentment (kidding), but then what? Via Then there is the, “I’m going to hide…

  • Motivation Monday

    Work in progress..

    It’s Monday! What an amazing weekend filled with lots of hope, love, clarity and empowerment. So much to share with you all! I saw this (cannot remember who spotted it first) but its so true. Be wise to who you speak your innermost dreams and fears. Sometimes people will try to¬†dissuade you based on their own limiting beliefs. It’s often not out of malice, but out of concern because they are can only speak based on their own reality. Others will be surprised to hear what you are trying to do and their negative comments may make you doubt yourself.¬†The “lesson” is to follow your instinct, go for what your…

  • Motivation Monday

    Be Fearless

    You will never, ever please everyone. The decisions you make will always have one critic. I learned that lesson many times and yet for a long time I still wanted everyone to “approve” of what I was doing, of who I am.¬†Today I let go of the need for others approval, and approve and love myself! “Be fearless when it comes to life, and careless when it comes to what people say and think about you”.

  • Motivation Monday

    Motivation Monday!

    Today I take time to stop and appreciate all that has happened not only since the past six months as Ms. New York Belleza Latina 2011, but also the past two years! My life is so different and I tell everyone I meet, that the “Universe” gives you a chance to do a U-turn with your life at any age. As I continue on my journey I have to thank my family, friends and sponsors that have helped me along the way. Just like some say it takes a “village to raise a child”, I believe along with an authentic personality, it takes a good network to become successful. It…