March has been non-stop so far! It’s been a challenge to juggle it all, but so far so good and I’m still smiling! Flying out to NEW YORK for a weekend of fitness, fun and brunching before speaking at the ‘Brands and Innovation’ conference on Monday. SO excited!! Any suggestions of what to do/visit/eat let me know!
#NewYork #OneLifeLiveIt #Girlboss #DreamBigWorkHard
*COMPETITION TIME* I love cycling and you know I adore Scotland, so I’m bursting with excitement to invite YOU to join me on a cycling challenge through the Scottish Highlands! I’m doing Etape Caledonia on May 20th and have FOUR places to give away!
For a chance to win simply:
- Like my page
- Comment below what cycling means to you in three words! Mine are: Freedom, Friendship + Fun 🚴♀️😁
- Tag a buddy you’d love to ride with
Will announce the winners on here next week. In the meantime, check out the event website: https://www.etapecaledonia.co.uk Good luck and bring on Scotland! 🏴 Etape Series UK #Cycling #LoveScotland #OneLifeLiveIt #Ad
I used to hate running. Think I was terrible at it and tell myself I didn’t enjoy it. Obviously, that needed to change. I wanted to fall in love with running, and I decided I needed a challenge. One Saturday a few years back, I set out to run 100km from London to Brighton with two friends and a backpack full of flapjacks and jelly babies. 17hrs later I crawled into Brighton. Life ~ changed ⚡️
Finding a passion for pounding trails, made me fall in love with running. Whenever I want to remind myself that I am free, powerful, and in control of my life, I run. Why do you run?
#LoveTrails #FindYourPassion #GetOutside #WhyIRun #OneLifeLiveIt #GoProGirl
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt ~ John Muir 🐾
Hard to believe this was a week ago! What a week it has been. I took the weekend off to decompress and catch up on sleep before it all kicks off again tmrw. So excited about what’s in store this month and beyond! Did need some rest though 🤸♀️ Planning the next adventure weekend for June - who’s in? Tag a friend you want to come with! 🙋♀️
#HikeForProgress with Tribe
Today one of my dreams becomes a reality...
Today, on International Women's Day, I launch my own youth empowerment initiative for teenage girls, TrailBlazers and I am SO excited to share it with you!
TrailBlazers is something I have been working on for the last year, but more than that it is an initiative I have been dreaming of my whole life. Currently being delivered in socially deprived schools in partnership with Youth Sport Trust and aims to help teenage girls (aged 14-16) develop the mindset and skills to develop confidence, live courageously and ultimately blaze their own trail.
TrailBlazers has been born of my own difficult experiences in my teenage years; of being bullied, of feeling socially isolated. TrailBlazers will use the transformative power of adventure and challenges to help tackle the ever growing mental health issues that plague teenage girls. The program will build these young women big, giving them the tools to empower themselves and inspire others.
#iwd2018 #blazeyourtrail #TrailBlazers #OneLifeLiveIt #pushforprogress #womenempowerment #InternationalWomensDay
It’s #InternationalWomensDay tomorrow and I’m gearing up to share a big announcement followed by two days full of action dedicated towards building a generation of confident, brave, passionate women who support + empower each other. Exactly how it should be. So grateful for all the work women (and men) have done for generations to pave the way and make today possible for us to #PressForProgress ⚡️
#FemaleEmpowerment #BlazeYourTrail #DreamsIntoPlans #OneLifeLiveIt 📸: Michael Hannig Photography
Turn your ‘one day’ into TODAY ⚡️Its easy to fill our minds with doubts, fears and anxieties about all the things that could go wrong if we take risks and chase our dreams. My biggest motivation is knowing this: “One day I will not be able to do this. Today is not that day”
Your dreams will always stay dreams in that ‘one day’ folder and you’ll continue to watch (and envy) other people’s lives through a screen (this was me for years!) or you could grab your life with both hands, and chase yours
Make the choice and choose your life, your dreams, your extraordinary. What an honour to share my journey Discoverychannel today to kick off #InternationalWomensDay Check out my Insta stories! #AchieveYourExtraordinary #OneLifeLiveIt #FemaleEmpowerment #ThisGirlCan #DreamsIntoPlans #RaiseTheBar #TodayIsTheDay
In January I met with the TRIBE team to brainstorm ways we could work together. We agreed that at the heart of both of our missions was our desire to inspire people to get outside, try something new and experience the incredible force of nature. With #InternationalWomensDay coming up, we wanted to get a group of ladies out on an adventure and #BeFearless 🤩 To see this project come to life, to hike through the stunning Lake District this weekend, make new friends and raise £1000 for women trafficking has been absolutely amazing! What a cracking weekend. Thanks a million to everyone who came ✨🏔🙏 💖#OneLifeLiveIt #HikeForProgress #LiveYourAdventure #GetOutside #FuelledByTribe #GirlRising #ForceOfNature #FearlessFemales Tribe
They say your vibe attracts your TRIBE ⚡️ After a pre-dawn departure from London with 40 adventure seeking souls, we hiked 25km through the stunning Lake District. From snowy peaks to blue skies and a lake side sunset, England gave us a real show. It’s been amazing to share my passion for adventure and see everyone love it right back 💖 Bring on today ✨ Tribe
#HikeForProgress #InternationalWomensDay #GetOutside #ExploreMore #OneLifeLiveIt
Escape the city + head into the hills 🌄 Who’s joining my #HikeForProgress with Tribe tomorrow? In true British style, we are forging ahead with our Lake District adventure weekend, despite the snow! For those of you not joining, what fun are you planning? Have fun + be safe out there 🙏 xx
After a fascinating morning learning about the science behind the power of exercise and PLAY to make our brains smarter, more adaptable, foster creativity and improve mental health, I’m so happy I made time to wander in our winter wonderland ☃️🇬🇧
Youth Sport Trust GoPro #GetOutside #SnowDay #PowerOfPlay #ExploreMore #OneLifeLiveIt #LuckyWeLiveGreatBritain
“When we move, we learn” Exercise, stimulates the brain improving mental health, focus and creativity. FACT. Fascinating talks at the Youth Sport Trust annual conference today hearing the science behind the power of sport + exercise 💪 (also exciting to be introduced as their new Wellbeing Ambassador!) More later, now off to Leeds for next conf. Send me your snow pics! None here ☹️
Be fearless in the pursuit of whatever sets your heart on fire 💖🔥
You’ll never be as ready and able as you are now. Today is your day 💥
#GirlPower #TrailBlazers #OneLifeLiveIt #PowerOfSport Jumper: Fequals
I’m giving myself a #MondayMotivation pep talk tonight✌️The last few days have been pretty stressful and I barely slept last night 🤦♀️
I have a big week coming up with taking TrailBlazers to a new school, giving the keynote talk at the Game Changer Sports Business conference in Leeds, and our #HikeForProgress adventure with Tribe and a bunch of you awesome peeps in the Lake District this wknd 🙌
It’s time to focus and summon my energy 👊Let’s do this!
#TrailBlazers #GameChanger #NooneSaiditwouldbeeasy #BehindTheScenes #EnergyManagement #OneLifeLiveIt
I love Austria! Sunrise ski tours, off piste powder runs, pancakes for lunch and tobogganing! Happy to share my ✨ GOOD VIBES edit from my ski trip to Austria ⛷ 🇦🇹 Blog here: http://www.challengesophie.com/blog/category/ski-touring-free-ride-austria-vorarlberg
Where's your favourite place to ski?
#SkiRideVorarlberg #OneLifeLiveIt Urlaubsland Vorarlberg GoPro
Don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone else’s chapter 20 🌟
I’ve never done a transformation post before, but it’s been on my mind recently. These photos are 10 years apart! We all have to start somewhere, and it’s usually at the back, having no clue what’s going on, worrying we will hold everyone up, get laughed up and go home in tears, red faced with bruised pride ... it’s happened to me many times!
Pick yourself up and try again 💪 Please bear in mind that everything you see in my pictures; from my appearance, to the kit I wear, to my ability as an athlete, adventurer, photographer, film maker, blogger... all of this started from very small beginnings. Be proud of where you are on your own journey and don’t lose your happiness comparing yourself to others ❤️ All I want is the best for you! Xxx
#TransformationTuesday #Motivation #Adventure #ChallengeYourself #MyFitnessJourney #BodyConfidence #OneLifeLifeIt #SocialMedia
This weekend was a dream 😍 48 hours cut off from the world; no phones, social media, or contact with the outside world. Tucked away in a quiet corner of England Hidden River Cabins
We slept in, read books by the fire, explored the river and spent hours relaxing in this hot tub wondering what we did to deserve moments like this in life 🙏
It’s been so fun laughing and smiling lots 😀 but the best part is the way my mind feels now. Putting a stop to the usual hustle and bustle of every day life, frees us to focus purely on now and appreciate it for all it is; to stop and appreciate what we have done to create the lives we live, and just be happy and grateful for it all. I feel so much peace, totally rejuvenated and pumped for next week 🙌
Check out my Instagram stories @challengesophie for more on this magical place #DigitalDetox #ResetYourMind #GratitudeAttidude #PowerOfNature #DisconnectToReconnect #LuckyWeLiveGreatBritain #OneLifeLiveIt #LivingTheDream #HiddenRiverCabins
⚡️TAKE ACTION ⚡️When something isn’t right, it takes energy to fix it. Don’t waste your precious time and energy complaining about what’s not working, you’ll never get that back! Get cracking with making positive change in your life
I’ve made a lot of changes recently and been beavering away behind the scenes to get things right. It’s all in my brand new blog, if you fancy a read: http://www.challengesophie.com/blog/category/facing-struggles-and-explaining-my-absence-in-blogging
Happy Friday! Wearing 🔥👌😍 bum sculpting leggings from Sweaty Betty
PC: Jonathan Blackham Photographer
#TakeAction #DreamsIntoPlans #Mindset #FridayFeeling #PositiveChange #OneLifeLiveIt
I’ve not been sharing a lot of my life, not because it’s necessarily private, just because there has been so much going on I had to work through it all before I could talk about it
After not blogging for three months, it feels fantastic to have finally done it! There’s a brand new blog live - an open and honest explanation of what’s been going on, the challenges that have been a little tricky, and the changes I’ve made. I would love you to read it and let me know what you think.
I’ve got good vibes about this year, especially after working so hard to get things sorted! #ImBack #LoveMyWork #TrailBlazers #OneLifeLiveIt #GoPro
Why fit in when you were born to stand out? ❤️ I hope you feel all the love for yourself and your life that you deserve. Happy Valentines Day! Thanks for all the love + support you’ve shown me over the years, it means the world 🌎 xxx Sharing the second pic for ridiculousness! Thanks Mum for dressing me up as a heart all those years ago 😂
#ValentinesDay #GiveLove #OneLifeLiveIt #Love #GratitudeAttitude
BLAZE TRAILS ⚡️ So excited to share that I am a proud Tribe ambassador! I love TRIBE’s focus on community, motivating people to take on amazing challenges and their aim to make a difference in the world, something that has always been really important to me. Plus their bars are delicious!
Can we just take a moment to appreciate that this bar says #BlazeTrails ⚡️🐾 Perfect for my upcoming my upcoming adventures with TrailBlazers 🙋♀️
TRIBE and I are bringing you a series of adventure weekends we think you’ll love. The first one in the Lake District, places selling fast! https://wearetribe.eventcube.io/events/10427/tribe-x-challenge-sophie-womens-day-hikeforprogress Also if you want to buy some bars use my discount code for a £1 pack! Code: CHALLENGESOPHIE #FuelledbyTribe #Adventure #OneLifeLiveit #GetOutside #BlazeYourTrail
One of my biggest goals for this year is to create adventures that we can go on TOGETHER! I am so excited to tell you there is one happening in THREE weeks!! https://wearetribe.eventcube.io/events/10427/tribe-x-challenge-sophie-womens-day-hikeforprogress/
Join myself and Tribe for an adventure filled weekend in the Lake District 3rd-4th March! One of the most beautiful places in the world 💙 We’ll be hiking, staying in a bunk barn, eating packed lunches in the hills, making friends and generally just having an amazing weekend enjoying all the fresh air and views 🤸♀️
I want to see as many of you adventurous ladies there as possible please because we are celebrating #InternationalWomensDay 💫 (8th March) and raising money for the Tribe Freedom Foundation. This hike is open for men and women - just need to be up for an adventure! Full details here: https://wearetribe.eventcube.io/events/10427/tribe-x-challenge-sophie-womens-day-hikeforprogress/ Limited places so please sign up and give yourself something awesome to look forward to 👀 😀 #HikeForProgress #FuelledByTribe #Adventure #LuckyWeLiveGreatBritain #OneLifeLiveIt
Our teens are in crisis. There has been a 30% increase in teen suicide in the last five years. 30%!!! We must act to change this heartbreaking situation. My goal for TrailBlazers is to help teenage girls build confidence and improve mental well-being, but what’s changed to cause this?
Physical inactivity and social isolation are the two biggest factors linked to declining mental health in people of all ages
Evidence strongly suggests that the increase in mobile phone use, and being constantly confronted with an idolised image of perfect lives through social media, is the main culprit to blame in increased youth anxiety and widespread decline in mental health
In a world where we are always being told who we should be, how we should look and what we should do with our lives, it’s more important than ever before to focus on what makes us individual and prioritise #Beingourselves!
Personally, adventure and outdoor sports are my lifeline. When I’m hiking, cycling, running, or just being outside, I disconnect from social media and tech, I reconnect with myself and nature (which helps me feel grateful for the world and being alive ✨🙏) and form stronger connections with friends. I always feel refreshed, positive and ready to tackle life again! What’s your meditation/release/escape/mind management? #BeingOurselves #TrailBlazers #ChildreMHW #YouthEmpowerment #GetOutside #SocialMedia
PC: Photos from me - Marc Bates
When I quit my job I was overwhelmed and freaking out. I wanted to change my life but had no clue where to start. I turned to the world for inspiration and found amazing people doing incredible, worthy things, who all looked like they had their s**t figured out. As inspiring as this was, it left me paralysed with fear 😱
What I learnt in that moment I come back to over and over again. Often the thing that differentiates us from anyone we aspire to be like, or achieving something we dream of, is taking the steps to make it happen. Committing and putting in the work. I started, and that put everything in motion. Despite all the times I think “I can’t do this” I haven’t stopped
Keep plugging away, especially when the road ahead is not clear. You can do anything you want with your life if you have courage and hustle hard every damn day 👊 #Courage #FemaleEmpowerment #OneLifeLiveit #BlazeYourTrail #MondayMotivation PC: Jonathan Blackham Photographer
Fitness isn’t about having the ‘perfect’ body or getting likes on instagram. It’s not about comparing yourself to others and feeling bad if you don’t measure up (why should you when we are all on different paths?!) For me, it’s always been about what you can do with your body and how that makes you feel 💪 Strong, resilient, motivated, committed, focused, happy, healthy....
Its about giving your best and being proud of that, you can’t ask for for anymore!
It’s about community, friendship and supporting each other to be the best we can be. We are ALWAYS stronger together 🙌
It’s an investment into our physical and mental health. Every day whilst training my body to be stronger and more resilient, I’m doing the same with my mind 💥
Today’s endurance fitness test UN1T London reminded me once again of what it’s all about. Challenging yourself to raise the bar, showing up as your true, raw self, giving everything you’ve got without caring how pretty or perfect it is, and knowing what you achieved would not be possible without the team around you. It took me 9 minutes. Watch to the end! I was so dizzy and had no legs from the sled onwards 😝 Fancy a challenge?
Un1t Fitness Test:
- 6 lengths pushing the sled
- 6 shuttle sprints forwards and backwards
- 20 calories on air dyne
- 15 med ball slams
- 15 deadman push ups
- 300m row
- 15 push press - 300m ski erg
- 20 squat thrusters
- 15 over the box burps
#fitness #BodyConfidence #mindset #wetrainasone #onelifeliveit
Monday I’m ready for you 💪 The one thing that helps me feel ready to deliver my A-game is a sweaty workout. Good thing because I need it today! A whistle stop trip home with just enough time to train UN1T London 🏋️♀️
Flying to Munich for #ISPO today ✈️ Lots of meetings and giving a talk about how fitness and adventure changed my life, creating a platform for change and what’s next in influencer marketing. It’s at 2:30pm tmrw on the fitness stage if you’re around! Happy Monday guys, almost the end of Jan - go crush these final days 🙌 #MotivationMonday #Fitness #OneLifeLiveIt #Blogger #InfluencerMarketing #WeTrainAsOne
We are human
We are not perfect
We are alive
We try things
We make mistakes
We stumble. We fall
We get hurt
We rise again
We try again
We keep learning
We keep growing
We are thankful for this priceless opportunity called LIFE. 🙏✨
One of my fave pics and quotes to share with you 💙We hiked up here and skied down. It was kinda petrifying at times but so worth it #OneLifeLiveIt #Austria #NeverGiveUp #SkiRideVorarlberg #GoPro Urlaubsland Vorarlberg
Skiing from sunrise to sunset in Austria was the dream! I’m like the kid we all knew in school who asks the teacher for a spelling test 😂 Except I’m asking “Can we please wake up early and ski up a mountain to see the sunrise?!”
There are so many reasons I love the sunrise; I love the different stages of it, being out in nature before the world wakes up and becomes busy, but mainly it’s because it’s free, different and amazing every single day! What’s not to love? Seeing the sunrise over the mountains, especially after you made the effort to haul yourself out of bed and up the mountain, is something I would LOVE you to experience at least once in your lifetime 💙✨🌄⛷🇦🇹
#SkiRideVorarlberg #SunriseMission #GoPro #OneLifeLiveIt #Austria Urlaubsland Vorarlberg
Some days, and the feelings they evoke, are best described in emojis 😁☀️⛷🏔🙌🌟⚡️
I fell in love with the mountains many moons ago. Whilst building my sales career in London I spent my holidays climbing, cycling and exploring in the Alps, before following my heart and moving to Chamonix four years ago. Now I have moved back to London, but I miss the mountains a lot! So grateful for the twists and turns of life that bring me closer to the things I love so much 💙 Where is your dream place to live?
Thank you Oakley for your support over the years 🙏
#GoPro #Skiing #Austria #SkiRideVorarlberg #OneLifeLiveIt #FollowYourPassion #NeverStopExploring #LiveYours
As I was tumbling down the mountain in deep, heavy powder, thinking “Everyone is watching this is so embarrassing” I also thought “well, at least it’s happened now!” I stood up, tried to calm my nerves and fell over many times again before reaching the group
That’s the thing with facing your fears and ‘failing’. When it happens, it has happened and you realise there really is no such thing as failing. You tried, you pick yourself up, dust off the snow/dirt, wipe away your tears and carry on 🙌
I’d always rather be the person who tries and learns from giving it a go, rather than being too scared to try ✨
We also learnt avalanche rescue and got to ski tour (uphill with skins) which I LOVE 💙 Thank you Urlaubsland Vorarlberg #SkiRideVorarlberg #TrySomethingNew #Austria
I am so nervous. I have just arrived in Austria for a freeriding ski trip hosted by the tourist board with a group of 6 guys who all seem to be waaaaaay better skiers than me. I am feeling so far out of my comfort zone and nervous about it. I don’t want to be the person at the back holding people up and I don’t want to hurt myself
I’m thinking about all the times I’ve felt this way before; out of my comfort zone and really anxious about it. So many. The first time I cycled London2Paris in 24 hrs, when I was asked to be Team Captain of Race The World Cycling cycling across the USA, doing my Ted Talk, making a travel documentary in South America, filming an advert with Estée Lauder, starting TrailBlazers the list goes on... I’m reminding myself that all those times, turned into some of my greatest achievements and most cherished memories... but still not enjoying this mild sense of panic
It made me think that you may be in the same situation; wanting to do something new, but scared of failing or being in an environment when you feel silly or worried about being judged by others. It’s normal, we all get it! The trick I’ve learnt is not to pretend to be something you are not. I’ve never said I’m a badass skier or a free rider. What I may be lacking in skiing experience I make up for in enthusiasm, energy and smiles! Just writing this post has helped me feel more positive and determined to make the most of being here no matter what ✨✨✨✨✨
I think this is the thing about life, we have to have these experiences to fall back on and give us that boost of confidence when we need it 🙌 It is important to push yourself and try new things, but also to know your limits and who you are 💙
Wearing my fave hat from Arc'teryx Piccadilly and Parajumpers officialpage . Photo taken in magical Finland with Nikon by my lovely new Danish friend Anne 🇫🇮
#betruetoyourself #Confidence #ComfortZone #OneLifeLiveIt #NBEfinland
“50% fewer women cycle regularly than men” Body image, sexual harassment and fear of road safety cited as key factors stopping more women from cycling.
Cycling is an incredible sport/hobby/passion that had a massive impact on my life, confidence and feelings of freedom and happiness!
What do you think? What’s your experience? And what can we do to break down these barriers? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-41737483 Sustrans BBC News #womenscycling
I’ve found my dream cabin in the woods! 🌲✨ When I write my book this is where I’m coming! On the edge of a frozen lake, 40 mins drive from Helsinki, this winter wonderland totally captured my heart 💞 Who would you like to spend a few days here with? Wishing you a wonderful weekend 💫 Visit Espoo
#WinterWonderland #Finland #LiveYourAdventure #Onelifeliveit
I’ll try anything once, and today it was ice swimming! 🕳🏊♀️ I woke up to a snow storm blowing outside my window. I wanted to stay warm and cosy under the duvet but I had a running date! We ran 10k in the dark on a frozen lake in Lahti, warmed up with a big bowl of porridge and then went ice swimming. It was absolutely bloody freezing!!! To be expected 😂 but afterwards we felt a rush of endorphins and totally invigorated. My skin was tingling! It’s a quick in and out dip... it’s part of the culture here in Finland, so would be rude not to try! When was the last time you tried something for the first time? Do it! 🇫🇮⚡️
Nordic Bloggers' Experience VisitLahti
#TrySomethingNew #TrySomethingNew #IceSwimming #Finland #nbefinland #GoPro
Promise me something 💫 That this year you will spend more time outside. More time walking, breathing, observing in The Great Outdoors! It’s good for your soul, it’s the best tool for distilling the contents of your mind and feeling refreshed, and it’s a powerful teacher. Feel the wind on your face, breathe in fresh air, marvel at all the wonderful things that are wild and free. Wander and wonder in nature, it has the power to change you in the best way imaginable ⚡️
Here are some of my top suggestions to add more outdoors and nature to your life:
🔹 Take your lunch break outside. Read a book or write instead of scrolling through your phone (mini digital detox!) Even 10 mins of Vitamin D can make the difference
🔹 Walk to work or meetings instead of public transport or driving
🔹 Exercise in your local park, forest or trails instead of the gym
🔹 Take up a new outdoor sport and join a club. Running, cycling, triathlon, hiking, climbing... So many options!
🔹 Plan an active holiday or adventure instead of a beach holiday or city break
🔹Cook dinner outside. Winter bbqs over a fire can be really fun!
🔹 Sleep outside. I know this might sound crazy but some of my fave wild camping trips have been in the winter. You can legally wild camp anywhere in Scotland, Norway, Sweden and Finland to name a few. Check out Scotland’s bothies, they are amazing and free to stay in!
🔹 Set yourself a physical challenge that will motivate you to get active, meet new people and spend more time outdoors!
The world is your oyster #GetOutside and see what you can discover. Tag anyone who you might find this useful Nordic Bloggers' Experience VisitLahti
#NBEFinland #AwakeTheSoul #OneLifeLiveIt
Officially the most depressing day of the year today 😩 I hope you didn’t let Blue Monday take the best of you 💙
I had a murky start to the year. I was hoping for fireworks and instead it felt clunky and disjointed. After taking a break from work and social media over Christmas, I found it hard to get back in the game. I didn’t feel ready to get back into the fast lane! Here are the tactics I deployed to get my MOJO back and beat the Jan blues:
Go through the motions. Kinda like the ‘fake it til you make it’ theory... I made myself go to meetings, work through emails, make a start on my projects, exercise. To get those physical and neurological pathways active again and help the energy flow
Don’t overload yourself with weighty expectations! High expectations can mean we don’t even try (or give up too soon) because we are worried we won’t live up to them
Go easy on yourself. Jan is a tough month. It’s cold, dark, gloomy, we have spent all our money and eaten all the food. Despite what you see on social media, don’t expect yourself to be motivated and smashing goals every day. We all have days we don’t feel like doing life. It’s normal! Take a break and get back on it
Focus on the small wins! Change comes through making small changes everyday that lead to bigger ones. Take control of your life in these small ways; drink more water, be ruthless with protecting your energy, reduce time on social media, be open minded + try new things
Don’t try to change everything at the same time! It’s a great feeling to sit down and write a list of goals for the year, but it can seem overwhelming without knowing where to start, how to find the time in our already busy lives, or how to change habits we’ve had for a lifetime! #BabySteps
Make a pact with yourself. I never want to get up and exercise when it’s cold and dark, so I promise myself that if I hate it, I never have to do it again. Truth is, I always love it! You just gotta find the motivation to get yo ass out of bed 🙌 It will be waiting for you later 😋
Remember you are not alone we are all doing Jan at the same time!!! Be open, honest and realistic with yourself + others. Find a partner in crime and motivate each other. I’d love to hear what’s going on; what are you finding hard? What’s coming easy?
Much love from a very blue Finland today! 🇫🇮❄️
#JanuaryBlues #MOJO #OneLifeLiveIt #MondayMotivation #NbeFinland #BlueMonday #GoPro Nordic Bloggers' Experience
Flying to Finland!! 🇫🇮
It’s been exactly five years since I quit my job and ventured into a life of uncertainty to see if I could create a new story. I’m continually amazed, and so grateful, for the incredibly diverse and interesting opportunities that have come my way these last few years. This is one of them! Joining 40 bloggers from around the world to explore Finland and then I’m giving the keynote talk at our conference next week. I cannot wait to meet everyone, create and chat shop for the next few days! Eek 😀 Nordic Bloggers' Experience #NBEfinland #GoPro #OneLifeLiveIt
Somewhere between what she survived and who she was becoming, she was exactly where she was meant to be. She was starting to love the journey. And find comfort in the quiet corners of her wildest dreams. They say people don't change... Well she wasn't always this way. Even if she didn't change the entire world, she would change her part of it. And she would affect those she shared it with. A butterfly whose wings have been touched can indeed still fly. Whether something was meant to be or meant to leave, didn't matter as much anymore. She would soak up the sun, kiss the breeze and she would fly regardless - J Raymond
Tag someone who needs a reminder that sometimes we’ve got to keep going through the tough times to live, love, laugh and fly again ✨
PC: Jonathan Blackham Photographer Wearing Sweaty Betty Fulham
#youvegotthis #findyourfire #onelifeliveit #bestrongerthanthestorm #meanttobe
Keen to cycle London2Paris in 2018? 🇬🇧🚲🇫🇷
There are only 20 places left on my annual L2P24 sportive London to Paris SportiveCycling 200 miles, across two countries in 24 hours! May 5th.
This weekend could change your life! We welcome newbie cyclists and people on their own. Now’s your chance to grab a place before they are all gone. Full details: http://www.londontoparissportive.com
It’s my favourite weekend of the year. Can’t wait to meet you all and take on this amazing challenge together. Thank you to everyone who has already signed up, tag yourselves below! Can’t wait to create incredible memories together on two wheels 🚲💙🚲
#L2P24 #Cycle2Paris #ChallengeYourself #OneLifeLiveIt
Dont ask what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive ✨
An absolutely beautiful day in London today! Great to get out and enjoy it in Richmond Park with the deer 🦌 If getting active/fit is part of your plan for this year, use the world on your doorstep to inspire you to move and love your body 🍂🏃♀️
Captured by Jonathan Blackham Photographer 📷 #GetOutside #MoveYourBody #OneLifeLiveIt
Who struggled to get back into the swing of things today? 😂 I woke up feeling pretty bluergh. I’m excited about 2018, but after such a lovely rest over the holidays I didn’t feel in the mood to properly get back on it. As I lay in bed trying to get myself up for the gym I gave myself a little pep talk 🙋♀️ It went like this: today doesn’t have to be everything I want it to be. It’s okay if you don’t have all your goals sorted, it’s ok if you haven’t replied to emails from last year, it’s ok if you don’t feel motivated (yet) don’t ruin what today could become by putting too much expectation on yourself! Get up and START. Take baby steps, trust in the process. Don’t have to do everything, just do. Today is the first day back, first day of a new year. Every step is a step towards making it amazing. Put your game face on, start.
I got out of bed and went to workout UN1T London where I train. Walking into the gym, I could hear my friends laughing which instantly made me feel better. We discussed how we all felt pretty sluggish but were super keen to get back on it. We smashed a team workout where you work in twos or threes (one of my fave things about un1t is the team workouts 🙌) We sweated it out, high fived and after I knew this was the start of me feeling back in the game. Start the year as you mean to go on, but that doesn’t mean you have to do everything right away
Exercise always improves my mood and makes me feel happier. It gets everything moving including the digestive system (good after Christmas indulging!) focuses my mind and helps me feel like I’ve taken a step forward. As a result, I’m just downing tools after a productive day and feeling ready to take on 2018 refreshed and full of beans.
Get your game face on. Don’t worry if you don’t have it all figured out. There’s plenty of time for that, just focus this week on doing the things that make you feel healthy and happy 😀 #GameFaceOn #BabySteps #OneLifeLiveIt
💥 2017 💥 Reflecting on the year I realised that happiness has come from learning to let go. I could write about how amazing this year has been with the people I’ve met, adventures, travel, living my passion, launching TrailBlazers... but the reality is all my fave moments and memories are notwithstanding weathering the storms. It is this I want to take a moment to appreciate. Before you set goals for next year, ask yourself what are you proud of and what did you let go of to get there? For me, it’s being stronger than the storm and everything I have to work through, accept + let go of in the process. There’s strength and wisdom to be gained from our darkest days, but knowing that doesn’t stop them from hurting any less or being any easier to get through. Tonight let’s celebrate all that we are, the battles we’ve won to be here and the people who have helped us fight them. If you’ve had a plain sailing year with no curve balls - celebrate that too! ⚡️
Much love to you amazing people all over the world. Here’s to health and happiness - 2018 Let’s do this!
PC: Travis Burke Photography at the GoPro Mountain Games in Colorado #BeStrongerThanTheStorm #HealthandHappiness #GoProFamily #nye #OneLifeLiveIt
DIGITAL DETOX /// This is a perfect time of year to relax, recharge and reflect. To think, without distractions, about what’s important to you, what you are proud of and what you’d like to work on next year. But first, give yourself some time and space to stop, breathe + unplug. We spend the whole year putting pressure on ourselves to do, achieve, grow, learn, move, create and figure stuff out... I’m using this time to just BE. Relax, laugh, eat and give to yourself and others. You have done enough. You ARE enough. Don’t compare yourself or your Christmas to other people through social media. Remember a photo does not share the full story, life is not perfect and does not have to be. Take a break, focus on you and your loved ones ❤️
Personally, I need a break. It’s been an amazing year but I’ve put my whole heart, head and energy into it and I am craving some downtime. I’m switching off emails and social media until next year. I’ll miss communicating with you, but I can’t wait to come back fresh as a daisy and raring to go for 2018!
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you a very Happy Christmas and NY, and thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your support this year! Much love (from the land
of fromage), Sophie xxx 💖
#HappyChristmas #YouAreEnough #DigitalDetox #SocialMedia #OneLifeLiveIt
Loved running The Christmas Cracker in Derbyshire today! 🏃♀️🎄🤩 It was wet + icy but in true British fashion everyone braved the cold weather! 🇬🇧
Its been a lovely weekend with my family in the Peak District. I have a few busy days in London coming up and then it’s time enjoy all the Christmas vibes 🎅 Almost time to close the final chapter of this year - let’s make these days count! 🙌 Hope you have a fantastic week ahead! P.S In case you are wondering... I am wearing a tutu and a snowman hat ⛄️
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Last week two people two their lives jumping under trains that I was on in the same day. If you are male, under the age of 40 and living in the UK, the thing that’s most likely to kill you is yourself. YOURSELF!! An absolutely terrifying statistic that we must be more aware of. It’s more common and easier than may realise to loose hope and spiral into a mental health decline
Being strong doesn’t mean you have to suffer in silence or face the storms alone. Sometimes the strongest thing you can do is say that you are not okay and ask for help.
I know it’s tough for men as you are conditioned to be brave and strong, don’t show your feelings and sometimes be the person that holds up everyone else in the family. Please make sure you don’t crumble under the pressure. We need you!
Please can we all think about people in our circles that might be finding things tough and ask them how they are. Invest the time and effort to actually dig under the surface and show you care. If you want to help someone who is struggling with mental health, hold a space for them, their struggles and their emotions. You don’t need to fix problems or give advice, sometimes all we need is a friend who helps you feel like it’s ok when you don’t feel like anything is. A friend who extends a hand (metaphorical or literal) to help you start climbing out of the cave. Doesn’t have to be about fixing the way out, just someone to be there as you attempt to figure out the way
Ps. I know you guys are amazing and always looking out for me, so before you worry that this is me saying that I’m struggling, no need to worry. This is me speaking out for something that needs MORE airtime. We have got to get better at showing people we care, at really connecting with them, and holding a space for whatever they are carrying, without them feeling like it’s a burden for them to share it with us. Please take the time to do this!
Sorry for the long post! It’s been on my mind for a few days and knowing others are suffering makes me so sad. Do what you can make sure someone you care about doesn’t slip through the net 🙏 #mentalhealthawareness #Onelifeliveit #Showyoucare
Cracking morning working up a sweat in Santa outfits with the UN1T London gang! 🎅Loved the cheeky post workout 5km run 😂 It’s a stunning day in London, now I feel ready for the weekend and can’t wait to get all Christmassy! Wishing you tons of festive fun this weekend 👍🎄✨
#LondonFitness #ChristmasIsComing #OneLifeLiveIt #SquadGoals
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