"If you can imagine it; you can achieve it, if you can dream it then you can BECOME it!" "Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right." "Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up." "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." "I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is: Try to please everybody." "Success is the good fort...Read more
"If you can imagine it; you can achieve it, if you can dream it then you can BECOME it!"
"Whether you think you can or whether you think you can't, you're right."
"Never look down on anybody unless you're helping him up."
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment."
"I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is: Try to please everybody."
"Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration."
"There is nothing noble about being superior to some other man. The true nobility is in being superior to your previous self."
"Love where you are, love who you're with and love what you do."
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt
“Perfectionism is a self destructive and addictive belief system that fuels this primary thought: If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.” - Brené Brown
“NEVER let what someone thinks or says about you define you. You know who you are better than anyone! Completely remove the negative and poisonous people from your life – to do that means to cut all ties with them physically and mentally. Make a conscious effort to not allow them to affect you in any way. Forgive these types of people for the person they choose to be and let them go. Holding onto hate and anger is not healthy and will only bring YOU down and subsequently makes you unhappy! Take control of yourself, your actions, feelings and your life. NOBODY can take away your happiness without your consent!” – Emily Skye
“Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. If you’ve got a dream, you’ve gotta go for it, believe in yourself and know that you can and will do it! When people tell you that you can’t do something it’s usually because they couldn’t do it themselves. If you really want something, you’ve gotta do everything possible to get it! Dream, believe, commit, achieve!” – Emily Skye
My story... Now we've all heard the big girl gets fit story which without a doubt are inspiring & I love hearing about them. Although my story is different. I'm the "skinny, insecure, depressed girl turns fit, happy & confident". 3 years ago I picked up my first copy of Oxygen Magazine. I had been exercising for about 6 months but didn't really know what I was doing. I was the typical cardio machine girl. I had no idea that you shape & tone your body by doing strength training! Inspiration.....Read more
Now we've all heard the big girl gets fit story which without a doubt are inspiring & I love hearing about them. Although my story is different. I'm the "skinny, insecure, depressed girl turns fit, happy & confident".
3 years ago I picked up my first copy of Oxygen Magazine. I had been exercising for about 6 months but didn't really know what I was doing. I was the typical cardio machine girl. I had no idea that you shape & tone your body by doing strength training!
I was looking through Oxygen Magazine at the amazing, fit, strong, shapely women & knew right then & there that that's who I wanted to be! I said to my partner Declan that I wanted to be fit & strong & be on the cover of Oxygen one day!
That year I entered the Oxygen cover model competition & was lucky enough to make it to the top 5! This was wonderful news for me as I'd only been doing weight training for around 6 months.
I then made it my ultimate goal to be on the cover!
The person I used to be...
All through my childhood up until my mid 20's I have been insecure with who I was. I had no self belief & was depressed. I started modelling when I was about 15. I enjoyed the actual modelling part but I just never thought I was good enough for any jobs. I would hardly ever put myself forward for jobs & if I did I wouldn’t expect to get them. If I was lucky enough to get a job I'd make excuses as to why they picked me. I could never just be happy that I got it & believe that I deserved it. I was a pessimist, always negative & always put myself down.
I didn't know who I was & I definitely wasn't comfortable or happy with the person I was. I could imagine how hard it must have been for others to be around such a negative person.
I was always worried about what others thought about me & constantly did things to make them happy even if it meant putting my own happiness aside!
When my partner Declan & I got together nearly 7 years ago he woke me up to a lot things! I started implementing changes in my life. If I didn't like something I'd change it, if I couldn't change it I accepted it & stopped wasting time worrying about it. I learnt to make the most of the life I have & appreciate the things I do have rather than focusing on what I don't!
I used to be in search of perfection but of course it doesn't exist so it was a vicious cycle of disappointment.
- It's not about being perfect, it's about being the best you can be!
In order to overcome the way I used to be I had to be honest with myself and take responsibility for what I was doing to myself. I was sabotaging myself & any chance I had of being happy.
I had to make a lot of changes & these changes took time & deliberate effort. Every day I would work hard to not go back to the person I used to be. If I started thinking negatively I'd stop myself quick smart. Every time I doubted myself I'd tell myself I am good enough & I am more than capable - I still do this now! I replaced negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Some days I’m great & other days I find myself drifting back to how I used to be, but I keep at it to ensure I don’t get caught in that dark trap again. I’m continually changing the way I think about myself and life to be more positive. Over time it’s became easier & it now happens more easily!
I realise that I’m human and nothing is going to be easy and nothing will ever go perfectly. Nobody has the perfect life.
My active lifestyle is not only about my body & being fit, it's just as much about my mind! I feel set free from the person I was previously. I am no longer preventing myself from living the best life possible.
I feel like a completely different person now! I am healthy, strong mentally & physically, I'm confident, I have self belief, I'm truly happy & I love myself for who I am! I’ve taken responsibility for myself and what I think and do. It’s up to me to make my life the best life possible and I believe I am worth it!
Thank you so much to everyone online who has been so supportive of me & everything I do on; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat & email. Your support doesn't go unnoticed! I hope I can continue to be a source of healthy and realistic motivation and inspiration for you. I try to post a free beginner to intermediate workout everyday so keep a lookout for them or check out my free daily workouts app: ‘Emily Skye’s Daily Workouts’ in the app store.
My beautiful friends & family! Thank you for always being there for me & loving me no matter what! I love you!
A MASSIVE thank you to my beautiful man & my best friend Declan - You not only support me in everything I do but you believed in me even before I believed in myself! You gave me the wake up call I needed, pushed me in the right direction & continued to love me through everything. I love you more & more every day!
My 28 Day & 12 week meal & workout programs:
Without ambition you won't do anything. Without taking action you won't achieve anything. Your dreams aren't going to come to you - it's up to you to go get them!
It WILL be difficult.
It WILL take time.
It WILL require sacrifice.
It WILL be worth it. ✌
P.S. I took this pic standing in my bath in front of a window with a tripod & timer! Now that's a #selfie émoticône tongue Haha!