Oven-baked Goat Cheese Salmon by beYOUtiful

You may not know that, but I have never been cooking in my life up till 3 years ago. I was “allergic” to anything what had to do with kitchen. My mom would never make me learn anything to cook. Eventually she expressed her hopes for me having a husband who will be a great cook, otherwise as she said: “we both will die of hunger” LOL

The cooking lesson I delivered and organized for myself was the one by myself !! Yes, after heart attack, I hired nutritionist who gave me full list of groceries, starting from macros finishing with spices and tools I needed and there I was…on the path to learn something super exciting!! It started with totally plain chicken or ground turkey, steamed paper-like tasting asparagus and no knowledge what is what, how do I combine foods with herbs and how do I make a meal delicious!

Today I am presenting to you one of the best best best tasting meal I have ever done in my life!!! I hope you enjoy it and leave me a comment how did you like it!!!

 

Oven-baked Goat Cheese Salmon

  • 28oz (1 ¾ pound) of Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
  • ½ cup of Goat Cheese
  • 1-2 tbsp of dill (dried or fresh)
  • 3 tbsp of Avocado Oil
  • 7 (1 medium) ounces of Zucchini
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions:

  • Lay the fish fillet in an oven-safe glass pan or dish
  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • In a small bowl, mash the goat cheese with the avocado oil and dill
  • Salt and pepper the fish fillet, and then spread the cheese mixture over it evenly
  • Lay the zucchini slices on the goat cheese
  • Bake the fish for 20-25 minutes
  • Enjoy it!

 

Makes 10 servings.

NUTRITION FACTS per 1 serving:

152 calories, 1g carbs, 9g fats, 19g proteins, 99mg cholesterol, 360mg sodium, 81mg potassium

 

You got this beYOUtiful! ❤

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The 4th of July Burpee Challenge!

“In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

Happy 4th of July!!! [Read till THE END to find out the FREE PERKS]

Celebrate. Get together with friends to burpee grill, and be grateful for a freedom to do so. You are free to earn your fitness, you are free to allow all it takes to accomplish your goals.

With this I challenge my friends to do with me 21 burpees a day for 21 consecutive days!!!

 

I TOOK UP ON THAT CHALLENGE AND I AM GOING TO PERFORM EACH DAY 21 DIFFERENT VARIATION OF THE BURPEE FOR 21 DAYS!!!!

All you need to do is:

  1. Perform 21 burpees each day for 21 days.
  2. You can do half burpees, full burpees with push-up or Spartan chest-to-the-ground burpees – as explained in the video.
  3. Post your video performing your Burpee Challenge.
  4. Challenge one friend of yours.
  5. Tag Izabela Chrobak.
  6. Hashtag #beYOUtiful

 

ALSO at the end of the challenge (only of those of you who will participate in it daily) we will do a quiz. The winner will get my “Burpee Challenge-Up” eBook together with appendix with over 50 different variation of burpees to mixed them up in your workout routines, to make that time at the gym more fun and enjoyable….and to fall in love with a Burpee!

So, are we ready for it???? I am sure we are…those are JUST burpees, who doesn’t love them????

 

#beYOUtiful #SGXcoach #SRSGX17 #BurpeeChallenge #BurpeeEbook #spartansgx #SpartanTraining #CelebrateFreedom

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Meet Lynn, Spartan Race Finisher 2016! – Testimonials

LYNN is an extraordinary person. She appears as a tiny modest woman, in her golf or bike gear, walking energetically around the gym so she can do the Spartan warm-up and her daily stretching ritual. She may look quiet, but she is not – always having some nice words to say to a stranger, make anybody smile, and cracks jokes all over the place. She is the busiest retired person on this planet!

However, she is the most determined, focused, organized and committed person I have ever had a chance to work with and ever met in my life. There are millions of stories about her I could write here to show you who she is. Many include her extremely powerful and somehow crazy life expeditions as an ultramarathoner, adventurer, even an Olympic torch carrier and medical dosimetrist. She is a very wise woman, and has a kind, non-judgemental, supportive and helpful attitude that uplifts the lives of the people surrounding her.

I performed an interview with her after she accomplished something she didn’t even think she could do, after 7 years of not running due to her knee injury. She gave up running and now she is a Spartan Race finisher!!

 

Meet Lynn, Spartan Race Finisher 2016 😊

 

ME: Hi Lynn, how are you doing Spartan Lady? Tell us about yourself, Lynn, please.

LYNN: I am 66 years old, retired medical dosimetrist. My fitness level is pretty good, I participate in several fitness activities such as golf, biking, yoga, stretching and balance classes, and weight workouts. In the past, I was an ultramarathoner, bike rider, cross-country skier and hiker, which many of those I still continue…. except for ultrarunning. LOL

ME: Have you ever heard about obstacle course races (OCR) and Spartan Races before?

LYNN: I first heard about the Spartan race in January 2016 from my trainer, at the gym, who did a Spartan Super Race in California.

ME: What made you think of doing a Spartan Race?

LYNN: My trainer suggested she and I do Spartan Race together.

ME: How was your preparation for the one you decided to run?

LYNN: I trained with trainer 2 times a week and I did other training on my own another 3-4 days a week. I was focused on doing bodyweight exercises and running again. I also engaged in exercises such as crawling, bar hangs and pull-ups, ninja obstacles at the local ninja gym.

ME: How did you feel once you signed up?

LYNN: Once I signed up, I was motivated to do the workouts, but also implicated enough rest to avoid injury.

ME: How did you feel once you arrived at the race venue?

LYNN: Arriving at the  course I was a little bit anxious but I felt well trained. Having never done an obstacle race before, there were a lot of unknowns, especially about the obstacles.

ME: How did you feel during the run?

LYNN: During the run, I felt energized. But some of the obstacles were very challenging and I needed help completing them.

ME: And how did you feel after finishing the race?

LYNN: After finishing, I’d say I had so much fun and felt very accomplished to complete my goal. Finishing an obstacle race was never anything I thought I would do.

ME: Which obstacle was the hardest and which one was the easiest?

LYNN: The hardest mental obstacle was Stairs to Sparta because I am afraid of heights. The hardest physical obstacle was the Bucket Carry because it was so heavy and uncomfortable. The easiest obstacle was the water crossing LOL

ME: Which comfort zone do you think you needed to step out of to finish the race?

LYNN: Fear of heights and fear of not finishing because the obstacles would be too hard

ME: I would never allow that to happen. How did that race impact your life afterwards?

LYNN: I felt afterwards like I did after my first ultra run, as if I could do almost anything if I was well trained and injury-free. But that confidence extends past athletics and into other parts of your life. Walking through a 42F lake for 10-15 minutes certainly redefines how one thinks about cold water. 😊

ME: Do you think you will run an OCR/Spartan race again?

LYNN: I would like to run another Spartan Sprint, maybe a Spartan Super.

ME: What would you tell your younger self now?

LYNN: I would say to be more confident in yourself because given hard work and the right people believing in you, then many things you think you could never do, become possible!

ME: What would you tell someone who is hesitating with the decision of running Spartan Race?

LYNN: I would say to just start training and sign up. Give yourself some time to train and build your confidence. Take baby steps and build on them and you will see progress, both physically and mentally. And get a trainer who can show you how to do all of the progressions and believes that you can do it!

ME: What is the motto you live your life by?

LYNN: I am not sure I have a motto to live by. But I did see this quote recently that speaks to me. “The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there” by Vince Lombardi.

ME: That is so powerful Lynn. THANK YOU for your time, your energy, your empowering words.

 

Lynn walks away with a confident step, she is extremely proud of herself, she is smiling and knowing she still has so many things to accomplish!!!! Way to go Spartan Lady!!! You got this beYOUtiful!!!!

 

P.S. Her trainer appears to be me, and we do have a plan to run another Spartan Race this year again!!!!

#WeAreSpartan #beYOUtiful #IamSpartan

 

Izabelka’s Transformation

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I am Izabela, you may know me…. I was born in March 2011, I am 7 years old.

Admitting that I needed psychological help in order to help not your marriage but yourself, was a huge step into my inner transformation. Yes, 30 years old woman needed to bury herself in order for another woman to be born!

I don’t remember much from my childhood, block it somehow and maybe it’s good, maybe not…. I never made serious decisions based on my own feelings and opinions until March 2011… I was a living, breathing and existing creature, fulfilling others wishes and expectations all my life…being a zombie, walking and not even knowing where I am going!!!

The only changes in my life which created the WOMAN I am now, happened very randomly, almost like an explosion after which you shake your head of the dust and realize you are in totally different world. My dad threw me into the water expecting I will learn how to swim, and it never happened, I don’t know how to swim. However, life threw me into way deeper water than that one, to the lowest rock bottom I could ever imagine it exist and what happened surprisingly, I had to swim, I had to get up, I had to shake my head of the dust and see the new world!!!!

The decision about buying a one-way ticket for my ex-husband and divorcing him was the best ever. The decision of quitting my scientific very-well paid job was a life changing. The decision about hiring trainer and life coach after my heart attack was the biggest awakening. All of them built were the foundation of different transformations for myself.

First one created the woman who realized that she is beautiful, strong, sexy, independent, powerful, loving and deserving to be loved, to be treated with respect!

Second allowed me to understand that I am extremely smart, talented, educated, intelligent, hard-working and can make anything I think of to work.

Third opened my eyes on the beauty I carry in my body, in my heart and soul, realizing how important is it to take care of myself first before serving others. How life choices create the life we live in. How regrets do not exist, how life lessons are empowering and how failure is an actually a grand opening to better options.

Fourth…. yes, there is forth moment of awakening. NOW!!! The moment I realized I can help, I can give and I can change lives of so many people around me by the person I am and what I have to offer…that was a huge blast! I have a plan, LIFE HUGE PLAN of creating a space and a community to help those who seek help, who suffer from abuse, from depression, from lack of motivation and life purpose, from lack of self-being and show them that there is a fantastic powerful SELF-LOVE out there, that each of us can create a magic, create amazing things in this live.

Who told you that you cannot? Your dad? Your Aunt? Or husband? Maybe co-worker or boss?

NOBODY CAN TELL YOU WHAT YOU CAN AND WHAT YOU CAN NOT DO – only you create the reality you live in, the happiness you live with, the magic you surround yourself with!!!!!

YOU got this beYOUtiful!!!! ❤

#beYOUtiful

* happy people *

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Have you asked a kid what makes him/her happy?

*** playing mama makes me happy…..

*** when I am fireman I am happy….

*** riding on my yellow bike makes me happy…..

*** when my dad kiss my mom on her hand…..

*** when my big brother plays with me…..

 

Have you ever asked a kid what are his/her dreams?

*** I wanna be an astronaut…..

*** I will be a traveler….

*** I want to find a cure for cancer….

*** I want to help all poor kids in this world…..

*** I want to be a teacher….

 

Have you ever asked a kid what if he/she will not be this what he dreams about?

*** I wanna be and I will be!

 

Have you ever asked a kid if he/she is afraid of their dreams?

*** I am not afraid of anything!

 

Happy people are like kids, they are pure, they are innocent and they are fearless in their dreaming, in their pursuing and their drive!!!!!

Happy people…….

JUST BE!!!!

Survival Mode…..

….I wasn’t born in this country, I have lived in many other countries, I moved eighteen times, I was sexually and mentally abused and I can’t have kids…. and many of those things seems to be nothing to other’s problems….

Depression, anxiety…. Survival Mode!

 

Survival Mode when I am waking up every day, even though I don’t want because I am afraid of that day, of the future in two minutes, of the person hurting me or rejecting me!

Survival Mode when I tell myself that all will be good, all will work, and today will be a beautiful day – even though I see clouds and I see struggle, because I may not be able to smile today!

Survival Mode when I say I am fine, but all I think is to disappear and never come back!

Survival Mode when I call my mom and tell her that I love her and I am doing so well, I just may need some help to pay rent or bills!

Survival Mode when I know that conversation was a lie and all I want is to kill myself…. only because of her I am not doing it, she would never ever survive that…oh well, I would see her in the heaven then quickly after my attempt!

Survival Mode when words such you are awesome, you are inspiration, you are hardworking, you are kind and you will manage, mean nothing. Oh, they are the biggest lies I have ever heard…why even someone say them…stop it!

Survival Mode when suicide is so tempting, so attractive that I don’t even want to talk to others…being scared they may take away from me that biggest fun and dream!

Survival Mode when lack of motivation, dedication and drive is normal. Don’t people actually live like that their whole life? Why do I need to bother even?

Survival Mode when help is not needed, love is messed up, kindness is worthless, and integrity doesn’t exist… values, what are the values? Didn’t I already told you my biggest goal is to disappear?

Survival Mode when I regret Past, I don’t believe in Present and I am afraid of Future….

Survival Mode when life is not beautiful, life is never beautiful and everyone saying that is just making up the word….

 

Is there anything else?

Someone said, yes….

There is that life which is beautiful actually,

— the love which brings people together and connects those who needs each other,

— the sun which shines on our faces and smiles,

— the flowers and nature which blesses us every day with unconditional awesomeness.

❤ And the SELF which is so unusual, so amazing, so strong and resilient, so fearless and limitless, so powerful and capable of unimaginable.

 

#beYOUtiful

I am HERE. I am NOW. I am ME. ❤

Sick-Day Fun Foods

Being sick is not a fun…right? Yes, I know that….

But as soon as your body allows you to get up and eat (which in many cases could be really hard), get yourself some of those new smoothie or meal I just did while being sick…. Make sure you drink a lot of water, or even better – water with Organic Tart Cherry Juice in it to boost your body with vitamin C and antioxidants!

And here we go to a food – yummy!!!

First, I did two smoothies during a day. Smoothies seemed to me the best in terms of sipping slowly without overloading your stomach, especially when you have no appetite!

First one, HEMP BANANA SMOOTHIE:

  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 banana, raw or frozen
  • 2 tbsp hemp protein powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla powder or extract
  • ½ cup coconut hemp milk (can be any other like almond, coconut, rice, cashew etc.).

Nutritional Facts per serving: 326 calories, 15g fats, 32g carbs, 3g fiber, 19g proteins, 0mg cholesterol, 119mg sodium, 386mg potassium.

Second one, STRAWBERRY PEANUT BUTTER SMOOTHIE (little richer than previous one):

  • 2 tbsp organic peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1 banana, raw or frozen
  • 1 cup flax milk unsweetened (or almond, coconut, hemp, cashew milk etc.)
  • 5 oz strawberries, raw or frozen (or blueberries)
  • 1 tbsp organic coconut oil

Nutritional Facts per serving: 480 calories, 34g fats, 42g carbs, 8g fiber, 10g proteins, 0mg cholesterol, 82mg sodium, 578mg potassium.

Once my body wanted to eat, I did EGG QUINOA CAKE – very rich in good proteins, animal and plant-based.

  • 4 eggs
  • 6 egg whites
  • ½ cup organic quinoa
  • 1 cup coconut hemp milk (can be any other like almond, coconut, rice, cashew etc.)
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder or raw chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • 2 cups of chopped kale (or spinach)
  • ¾ cup of grated Parmesan Cheese

I mix everything together but not cheese, and bake at 350F for 45min. After that I take it out and sprinkle with grated cheese and bake for additional 10-15min at 350F.

Servings: 4.

Nutritional Facts per serving: 272 calories, 11g fats, 19g carbs, 2g fiber, 22g proteins, 197mg cholesterol, 542mg sodium, 206mg potassium.

I am not saying those made me get up on my feet right away, being ready to kill next Spartan workout, run or swim!

However, it definitely fueled my body with all important ingredients. On top of that, adding more vitamin C then usually, drinking water, sleeping more than I could even think is possible, made my day, made my body feel better and my mind peaceful.

STAY HEALTHY!!!!

YOU ARE IN IT TO WIN IT!!!!

YOU got this beYOUtiful!!!! ❤

How to start the day with a great nutritious drink and an energy boosting coffee ?

Starting day at 4 am is not an easy task for many. For years, I was a late morning person making fun of those getting up at 4 am…”oh at this time I turn to the left side of my bed lol”. But getting up earlier gives a lot of time to do task you most likely won’t be able to get done later in a day!

In order for me to get me going so early, have an amazing ME-time in the morning, time for workout and positive affirmations before starting my actual work, I get my coffee (with no whip cream… sorry grrr) and some kind of smoothie!

Today I wanna share with you two options which blew my mind once I discovered them (by mixing up few things for few mornings LOL), and gave me a great boost into a day full of activities and responsibilities!

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Coconut Protein Coffee Booster

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder (or unflavored)

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 cup of black coffee

½ cup of coconut milk

NUTRITION FACTS: Calories: 248; Fat: 16g; Carbs: 3g; Fiber: 1g; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 25g

First, pour a half a cup or one cup of boiled warm (NOT HOT) water to dissolve protein powder. Add coconut oil and pour freshly brewed coffee. Mix well to dissolve coconut oil (in cold temperatures coconut oil solidifies). Add milk and mix again.

Coconut oil has a lot of important health benefits. It was shown to be very anti-inflammatory, boosting your body’s energy. It improves endurance as well as muscle building and losing body fat. It improves memory and brain function. It helps with digestion. It prevents osteoporosis, reduces the outcomes of arthritis. It is amazing for your skin and hair. Together with caffeine in your coffee will boost your energy, increase your metabolism and stimulate the processes of body fat loss.

https://draxe.com/coconut-oil-benefits/

https://draxe.com/benefits-of-drinking-coffee/

 

Spartan Kiwi Blueberry Protein Smoothie

1 oz of raw kale (1 medium leaf)

2.5 oz blueberries (1/3 cup)

1 cup of cashew milk

1 kiwi

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder

Water (if needed)

NUTRITION FACTS: Calories: 247; Fat: 6g; Carbs: 24g; Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 14g; Protein: 28g; Cholesterol 58mg; Potassium: 450mg; Sodium: 222mg

 

Kale is a cruciferous vegetable (Brassica oleracea), and is related to broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, and cauliflower. It contains many of the health benefits typically found in this group of super foods.

Always wash your kale as it is consistently ranked as a food that is known to be pesticide heavy. For this reason, buy organic when you can.

Is kale good for you? Let’s see; inside this low-calorie green you will find more vitamin C than in an orange and more calcium per gram than milk. Kale consists of a load of alpha-linoleic acid (ALA), an omega-3 fatty acid that is linked to brain function. It is rich in a compound called sulforaphane (particularly when chopped or minced), which has potent anti-cancer properties.

 

Kiwifruit is native to north-central and eastern China. A medium size kiwifruit provides 1 g protein, 11 g carbohydrates, and 2.6 g dietary fiber (found partly in the edible skin) while only containing 46 calories.

Kiwi helps your digestion with enzymes called actinidain, a protein-dissolving enzyme that can help digest a meal much like the papain in papaya or bromelain in pineapple. It also helps manage blood pressure because it is high in potassium which helps keep our electrolytes in balance by counteracting the effects of sodium.

Kiwi boost your immunity because it consists of high level of vitamin C content along with other antioxidant compounds has been proven to boost the immune system.

It supports also weight loss. Kiwi’s low glycemic index and high fiber content means it will not create a strong insulin rush like other fruit with high sugar contents—so the body will not respond by storing fat.

Kiwis are a great source of fiber. This prevents constipation and other intestinal problems. The fuzzy fiber of kiwi helps bind and move toxins from your intestinal tract.

 

Blueberries are among the most nutrient dense berries. A 1 cup serving (148 grams) of blueberries contains of 4 grams of fiber, 24% of vitamin C, 36% of vitamin k and 25% of manganese (of the RDA).

They also contain small amounts of various other nutrients.

They are about 85% water, and an entire cup contains only 84 calories, with 15 grams of carbohydrates. Calorie for calorie, this makes them an excellent source of several important nutrients. Blueberries are believed to contain the highest antioxidant capacity of ALL commonly consumed fruits and vegetables.

Blueberries protect cholesterol in the blood from becoming damaged.  They may lower blood pressure. Anthocyanins in blueberries can have anti-diabetic effects. Blueberries may also help reduce muscle damage after strenuous exercise.

https://authoritynutrition.com/foods/blueberries/

 

As you can see, ingesting that load of great food, nutrients and energy boosters in the morning will really have a great impact on your energy level throughout the rest of the day!

 

STAY HEALTHY!!!!

YOU ARE IN IT TO WIN IT!!!!

YOU got this beYOUtiful!!!! ❤

Attitude is contagious. As strong as you think you are, no one is strong enough to avoid the influence of negativity forever

“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”

Those are the wise words of Winston Churchill.

 

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We must recognize that attitude plays a major role in all aspects of our lives. Attitude influences your decisions and actions, which greatly determine how happy you are in life.

Having a positive attitude makes a huge difference in your life. It will save you from all the heartaches and challenges that come your way.

You can have all the talent in this world, all the money in this world, but with a poor attitude, you will not go very far.

As long as you say, “I can handle this,” you will. But if you go on in life feeling beaten down and powerless and keep saying negative words to yourself like, “I’m too fat, I can never lose weight or get into my dream body,” that is exactly what will happen.

It’s worse when you are surrounded by negative people who constantly bring you down and never see anything positive in your life. Knowing how attitude is contagious, how do you protect yourself from it?

 

Reduce negative networks and stay positive at all times

Often people start negative conversations in conferences when they ignite a discussion. “Oh, the economy is bad,” “This weather is not favourable,” or “The traffic jam is unbearable,” and all that.

Take note when these conversations start and how you react to them.  Be careful about commenting negatively as this will keep the negativity ball rolling.

Positivity creates abundance. If you want to be happy you have to decide to focus on the positive. Don’t be afraid to put in a positive comment. Just find something positive to talk about. Just as a negative attitude is contagious, so is a positive one. You will be surprised how everyone will change their mind-set.

Well, if they don’t change, you can move ahead to the next group. Staying in a negative vibes talk will leave you feeling weary and dragged down. It’s like the saying, “Never wrestle with a pig, you get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it.”

Make a conscious effort to be positive no matter what happens and no matter who you are with.

If you are positive no matter what happens to you in life you’ll have the power to handle anything that life throws at you.

 

Set clear boundaries

How negative can your friends be towards you? As far as you let them. We teach people how to treat us by what we allow, what we stop and what we reinforce. Let your friends know that you cannot tolerate negativity.

Simply set clear boundaries. Tell them that they can either be positive and respectful or you can’t be around them. You will be amazed by the respect that you command when you set these boundaries.

 

Cut links from toxic relationships and spend more time with positive people

We all have experienced toxic relationships which make us feel worse about life and ourselves. It’s draining to be with such people.

When you set boundaries but the toxic people don’t respect them, don’t be afraid to cut links, for your sake.

Have the courage to cut connections with people who make you feel bad about yourself. Such people feel better about themselves by dragging other people down.

Start by minimizing the time that you spend with them and slowly remove them from your life, for your own good!

Reduce the time you spend with negative people and cultivate new relationships with positive people. The more positive people you associate with the less room you’ll have for negative people. Have regular visits with positive people. A jovial person will surely leave your mood brightened up.

Attitude has the power to change everything in your life. From your work to your relationships with others and even yourself. It surely does have a huge influence on your success.  It is empowering and liberating at the same time. Whatever you do, from the books that you read or the music that you listen to and the people you associate with, choose positivity and be ready to cut out anything or anyone who weighs you down with negativity. After all, attitude is contagious and no matter how strong you think you are, no one is strong enough to avoid the influence of negativity forever.

Admitting weakness is the strongest thing the human being can express

How to cleanse your soul through negative feelings?

You got this beYOUtiful! ❤

How to cleanse your soul through negative feelings?

My STRONG PERSONAL replay to the reaction on the post about being DOWN and MAD and SAD and HATEFUL….

 

“Do not think or act in a negative way because you are attracting negative energy”, “Be positive, everyone has problems so suck it up”, “you are beating yourself over it, don’t do that”. These expressions and others, and friends turning their back on you because you have a bad day and feel down so that means you are negative and NOBODY wants to be negative in this negative world on that negative social media timeline where everyone has problems and everyone is negative….

YOU KNOW WHAT? Take that “negative” word and put deep in the pocket and just stop seeing things as negative or positive, black or white!!!

My recent expression of being sad, mad, down and hateful towards myself brought up a lot of different responses from all my friends, dealing with sometimes extremely different life situations. YOU all have total right to feel that way, express yourself and BE YOURSELF.

Those reactions from others made me reflect a bit and now I want to tell you a little bit about it:

Yes, I was sad…. I was mad…. I was down and I was hateful towards myself. And I know I should be spreading love and smiles all day long every day, but THAT MORNING WASN’T FREAKING A GOOD MORNING!!! So what? THOSE WERE MY FEELINGS, and they were OK! I needed to express them out loud! I didn’t want to hold on them! I didn’t want to allow them to create my day, my attitude, my approach to other things which would follow after. And yes, I did want to changed them in a positive way into a positive outcome!!!

I KNEW ALL THESE THINGS!!! But, let me release it, let me be ME, allow to let those feelings go away…….

I am grateful for having those types of feelings, because they allowed me to learn how to recognize them, how to convert them in a positive way to create a great person, a great day and a great environment. I do love myself, I do believe in myself and I did forgive myself for that morning and for that moment of weakness and being down. I was just down!!!!

Hate is a strong word carrying lots of negative energy and I haven’t felt that for a long, long time. I was told by an amazing life coach to always love myself and forgive myself… but that didn’t happen that morning! Those strong emotions were deep inside of my soul…and whoever told me to stop and be kind and that my day will be bad because I am attracting the same emotions to me, was RIGHT…but somehow I couldn’t let go! I kept seeing those feelings as OK and at the same time as bad because “all my day will be bad” … and I didn’t want that….

As soon as I realized that, it popped out in my mind what another very powerful woman once said that negative feeling is OK!!!! OMG, are they really ok?

Yes, they are ok. WE ARE just HUMANS!!! We will have good days and bed days, we will feel happy, but we will also feel crappy. And that is OK!!! You as human being have right to feel bad, too. As soon as you recognize that feeling and you know that you don’t want to hold on them, it’s OK!!! Just do not let them create your world, your day, your attitude towards others and other things. It’s OK!!! I felt mad, and sad, I felt hate…it’s OK!!! I am just human! I forgive myself NOW!!!!

I promised myself that I will work around it and on it, but I will not promise myself it won’t happen again. Because I know negative feelings will happen, and I know those feelings are good, they are good in terms that they are cleaning whatever bad experiences and emotions accumulated in your body, mind, soul and heart. Just express them, let them be, recognize them, embrace them. Know, that they don’t belong to you. They are temporary. Let them sink in, do not fight them! Go back to your meditation, calming down habits and methods. Repeat: I WILL BE OK, I FORGIVE MYSELF!!!

PEOPLE ARE ALLOWED to sometimes be WEAK or make MISTAKES. And people are allowed to be different, it doesn’t make them “wrong” or “weird” …and even so…Yes, I can call myself weird, crazy, emotional, straightforward and to the point… and I can have bad feelings and down moment! That makes me just a better HUMAN because I know how to control them, how to work on them and how to make them work for me!

LESSON LEARNED: DO NOT go to bed with negative thoughts and negative mindset, do not go to face your day with negative thoughts and negative mindset. Take your time to shout out, cry out, calm down, journal, meditate, record your feelings, express your gratitude and self-love!!!

AND I am GRATEFUL for every single friend of mine who see me as perfect and imperfect person and they still love me, respect me, trust me, look up to me, appreciate me and be with me!!!

Its OK Izabelka !!

YOU got this beYOUtiful!!!! ❤