You´re a Superstar

by Belinda on August 2, 2011

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Maybe today is not your best day. Maybe like me a few things have gone wrong and you’re feeling out of sorts. We all have those days. But imagine for a moment you are a superstar.

Now hold your horses you’re saying; Belinda you have no idea – I don’t have the body I want and right now I feel like no one else wants it either! I’m sitting here wondering how I’m going to *fill in the blank* and my list of “things to do” goes back to last year.

I hear you!

So get ready for some feel good therapy.

 

You are a superstar to somebody.

Just stop for a moment and think about it. You’re a superstar to somebody in your life. Somebody special looks up to you and cares about you – someone who thinks you’re the most important person in the world.

 

You’ve had superstar moments in your life.

Dig deep. I am sure you can think of a few moments in your life where you felt like a superstar. Maybe it was Grade 3 when you won your first competition. Maybe it was after you finally got to kiss that special person you had been dreaming about for months. Maybe it was when you bought a pair of jeans 2 sizes smaller or lifted your max weight in the gym last week.

Hang onto those moments because they are magic. They are fuel to get you through the tough times and help you believe in yourself.

You can be the superstar of your own life.

One of the biggest turning points in my life came when I realized, “if it is to be it’s up to me”. I stopped waiting for someone else to make it happen, I stopped relying on others to change things, I stopped hoping that someone with a magic wand was going to turn up and make everything all right. Instead, I decided to become the superstar of my own life.

I started believing I could change. I learned to surf, I lost weight, I ate better and started working out. I started believing I could be different from the person I had let myself become. And I did things just for me! I gave myself permission to do the things I wanted, to start dreaming again and to be the person I knew I was deep down on the inside.

We all have down times, difficult days and discouragements. But don’t stay there. Be the superstar of your own life and rise above it.

Believe you can do it, and you will do it!

Today I challenge you to set some new goals. Raise the bar and keep raising it until you become the superstar of your own life.

“Everything you are today, Is what you want to be
So don’t be someone else when you be the best so easily
If you try, and believe, my baby you’ll succeed
And your eyes will make you see
You’re a superstar”
Love Inc – Your A Superstar

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Lana July 11, 2012 at 2:22 am

I stumbled across your blog today with a sad heart.
Thank you for making me smile!

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Belinda July 12, 2012 at 10:45 am

Hi Lana!

Wow you made my day. I’ve lived through some very tough times with a sad heart – so I it makes me feel awesome to know I was able to make you smile. I hope things start feeling and getting better for you very soon.

Belinda with a huge hug! xo

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Sue Walsh August 5, 2011 at 3:13 am

It made me cry

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Belinda August 5, 2011 at 6:05 am

Sue, thank you for letting me know…..it means so much knowing that I have been able to reach out through the distance and touch your heart. Big hug! Bel

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Amanda August 4, 2011 at 10:33 pm

Dear Beli, I am here reading your blog again! I already told you, it is so nicely written and the feelings you transmit are encouraging!
Dear all, two years ago Belinda encouraged me to start training. She was my next door neighbor. I used to see her with her surfboard when leaving home, and thought “woow Amanda you are such a lazy girl”…. because at that time I didn´t move a finger at all. But when we got together for a coffee one morning and she told me that It was not until 37 that she started training, I told myself “you can do it”. (I was almost 36). Belinda was my next door Angel that day. And she still is. I enjoy every morning with her at the gym. Not only we train, but we laugh, we share good chats and we motivate each other. She has been of great support many times when I was feeling down and not feeling like a superstar!
After 2 years of training I feel great. She knows how to make me give my best. My body has changed, haha I still want to loose some weight but I feel healthy. Belinda taught me to eat well and balanced, even though from time to time I treat myself with some cookies or chocolate….
Anyway, I know it is a gift to have her as my friend and trainer and I can assure you that she is always giving her best.
hugs,
Amanda

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Belinda August 16, 2011 at 10:23 am

Thank you Amanda – I still remember that day sitting on your couch :) You were my first personal training client ever and for that reason alone you will always be so special to me, not to mention our great friendship that has come out of it. I am far from perfect, but I do put my heart into everything I do – and I care deeply about your results in the gym and your personal success very much. We have been through a lot of ups and downs, braces (lol), sickness, job challenges, travel, gym changes (3 times) wow! But I know the best is yet to come for you in your life, both personally and professionally. I am so looking forward to those future chapters!!!!!! Besos y abrazos mi preciosa, Beli xxxxx

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robert August 4, 2011 at 1:53 pm

yes I guess we just forget this sometimes

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Belinda August 5, 2011 at 6:10 am

Exactly Robert, I have to remind even myself sometimes, in fact writing my blog is therapy me for too lol! Thanks for your comment. Bel

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Lauren August 3, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Great post Belinda! Totally in line with what I have been thinking about this week, alot. Thinking I’m just a victim, or just sitting there hoping that something will happen and getting annoyed, both in general and at myself when it doesn’t, well DER, that would be because I chose to sit on the couch instead of going for a walk/gym/swim whatever! If I’d have only just done something, I wouldnt be angry at myself, hello light bulb!

Sorry I dont talk in pounds but to this point I have lost about 50 kilograms, with about 40 or so to go, but have been stagnating around this point for a long time (sometimes finding myself – wondering why o why… well now I am fully aware, and take accountability that its because I chose the muffin instead of the gym or proper nutrition… : p) and this you tube video that was in another blog post I read this week kinda hits that point square on the head, like a tonne of bricks albeit a little cheesy. Thanks again for reminding us, we can all be SUPERSTARS if we choose to be, you are not limited by what you think you are, but by what you think you are not :)

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Belinda August 3, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Congratulations Lauren on losing 50 kilograms – that is a HUGE achievement! And you have crossed the half way mark so to speak. These are really important insights you are talking about – realizing that you are in control of your life and your actions – which means in control of your results and success! Lauren I can see you are strong, so sit down and write some goals – daily, weekly and monthly – break your weight loss down into actionable things you know you can do consistently which will keep the weight coming off. Most of all – you are valuable and important (I love the song you posted) and happiness with your body (and life) is worth fighting for! I can’t wait to be reading about your transformation one day – maybe even on my blog. Please keep me up to date with how things are going. Belinda

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Steve August 3, 2011 at 8:09 pm

Love the motivational blog Belinda, I often remind myself of previous achievements to keep going when it gets tough. A good question I often ask myself is, “did I just do my very best?”, I find by being honest with my answer I realize that perhaps I could have done better and that is often the difference between success and not quite making my goal.

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Belinda August 3, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Steve! I love what you wrote “did I just do my very best?” THANK YOU! I am going to use that in the gym :) Often I say to myself as I am training, Beli give your best, or give 110% on every rep but afterwards, asking myself did I do my best…hmmm I think that is great way to reflect and learn how to improve for next time. Excellent stuff and thanks for sharing that. Belinda

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stephanie August 3, 2011 at 7:34 pm

hi belinda i admire your determination with the surfing . i am 54 years of age and i think i am farely fit but what i ant to know if two and half hrs a day of cardio is too much. Because i do that twice a week and do my weights three days i try to mix it some times with machines and body weight but my weight is comeing off slowly .i am 4ft 1jnch and weigh 145ibs where am i going wrong .My diet is ground food brown rice Quinoa oatmeal ,lots of water and fruitand loads of herbel and green tea
, so enlighten me where i am going wrong’ My goal is to go 130 lbs or 125lbs but looking lean’i do alot of squats with free weights or on the smith machine 45 to 60 ibs weights and 4set od ten when i do it light i do 50reps 2 times. i have light days and heavy days i just want your opinion . Thanks a lot

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Belinda August 3, 2011 at 7:43 pm

Hi Stephanie, it sounds like you are doing a lot of things right – we just need to tighten things up a little. 2 1/2 hours of cardio is too much. I would prefer to see you doing high intensity interval training HIIT) for a shorter time – say up to 45 minutes. Do you use a heart rate monitor during your workouts? This could give you some very good insight by evaluating how hard you are working and how many calories you are burning. Your diet sounds OK but you may need to look at the portion sizes, food combinations and timing (eat smaller meals every 3 hours). Free weights are an awesome way to sculpt the body while burning fat – especially circuits. I think you would greatly benefit from my Get Lean Program which also includes my 6 Week Fat Burning Workout and a HIIT guide. It’s not about going wrong, it’s about getting more things right! You have made progress and will continue too, sometimes it just take a little while to getting the mix of nutrition and workouts correct to get the body you want. Check this out and email me if you have any questions! See Belinda’s Get Lean Program

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John August 3, 2011 at 12:33 pm

It seems ike everyday i an uphill struggle. I was a fit 175 lbs and am now an overweight and out of shape 225 lbs. I has beenas high as 235, bt starte to get back in shape on April 5th. Since then, I fel off of a ladder and re-injured an old acl injury. My knee aches when exercising, but it is not worth having the surgery. I have since also developed aslght tear in my bi-cep tendon which has made me lay off of the weght for nearly 3 weeks. I cannot seem to catch a break!

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Belinda August 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Hi John, injuries really suck and I know first hand how demotivating it is. It’s so tempting to want to hit the weights and training again hard before you are fully healed. Carrying extra weight doesn’t help either. I think it’s a good time to really focus on your nutrition while you are allowing yourself fully recover. Please check out my Get Lean Program I have a client who started at a similar weight about a year ago and he has lost 40 pounds and managed to develop his physique without exacerbating his weak spots (knees and back). It may be worth having a few personal training sessions to put together a good program for you to help you lose weight and build some muscle without straining your past injuries. Please don’t give up! Getting back in shape is worth fighting for – imagine how awesome you are going to feel looking in the mirror and knowing you have overcome these challenges! Just make up your mind you are in for the long haul no matter what. Please keep me posted on how things go. Bel

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Karen August 3, 2011 at 7:18 am

Thank you for this post. There are times when i feel like giving up on my goal -mostly because there are so many people out there now doing competitions- i think, why bother. But then i remember there is room for everyone, including me. I have been through so much, and like you said- reflecting on the times in your life when you were a ‘superstar’ does help you see the light & gives you the drive to go farther. I am also blessed to have found people like you who are such a source of inspiration and wisdom. Thank you for reminding me i have the power to change my thoughts and actions… i like your saying: “if it is going to be, then it is up to me”

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Belinda August 3, 2011 at 11:53 am

Karen! I remember my first competition – the feeling of getting on that stage was worth it all. There is great sense of achievement when you finally arrive and I have to say, that night I did have a superstar feeling even though it was in the most humblest of circumstances and conditions here in Panamá. Keep your eyes focused on your goals and don’t listen to the negatives (inside your own head and from others). I can tell by the words you have written here, that you are very determined and the rewards will be worth all your sacrifices. Thanks for sharing! xo

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