I’m an ordinary woman.
I’ve pretty much lived an ordinary life.
Like so many young girls, I dreamt of becoming a ballerina. A dream which came crashing down as I injured my knees at the tender age of eighteen.
So instead of pursuing my dream on stage, I went to go work in a bank, studied a degree, married my childhood crush, had two babies, and became very, very fat!
Guess the depression shouldn’t have come as a surprise. But it did.
I turned to the professionals for help – except happy pills and therapy continued to drag my sorry ass further down the pit of darkness.
Thankfully the Universe intervened and, in its infinite wisdom, turned my gaze towards a kickboxing dojo.
Not only was this the end of my struggle with depression, but it started a life-long love affair with exercise and ultimately found me on my happiest spot on earth: a bicycle seat.
From my first three kilometre ride to the podium for nationals, I didn’t think life could get much better.
I was wrong!
From the very first second of the YouTube clip I was entranced. IronMan seemed so impossible, it was just crazy enough to change my life!
I can honestly say that I learned more during my six month journey to the finish line of IronMan than I had in almost two decades of studying and applying mind-set, psychology and coaching modalities.
I learned that the human body is capable of so much more than we can ever believe.
I learned that I could teach myself to swim from watching YouTube videos even though to this day, I am petrified of water.
I learned that I will sacrifice sleep and comfort and endure massive amounts of pain to fulfil my life purpose.
I learned that anyone can do it.
By having key foundational pieces in place, you can do it all and have it all.
These are the pieces I share with you in this book.
This is not a linear book.
Life isn’t linear.
Life is a haphazard journey of adventures and obstacles and insights and tears and laughter and choices.
It’s my deepest desire that this book will inspire you to start making conscious choices based on your soul whispers.
To stop listening to the naysayers and believe in yourself.
Anything is possible for you.
It’s my wish that this book will give you enough inspiration to set the big goals and the tools to smash those babies regardless of your track record.
Yesterday is gone.
It does not define you.
It does not limit you.
Only you can limit yourself.
So what is that thing that you’ve told yourself is out of your reach?
Beyond your capabilities?
That only extraordinary people can do?
For within every extraordinary event, there’s an ordinary person doing it.
Time to thrive Darling.