Ellie’s Blog

Inspiration, motivation, and lessons to help you live the life of your dreams.

Failure or opportunity?

Failure or opportunity?

Last week I was really upset about how poorly I felt I was progressing in my training. During the last few sessions, I kept on getting smashed on the mats and was feeling so clueless at times – as though my skill had just disappeared. I know I was putting a lot of...

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Restless resting.

Restless resting.

So, let's be honest. I can be a pretty clumsy person at times - and 'graceful' is not really a word you'd use to describe me. But, this week at training (BJJ) I managed to clunk my way through one of my most clumsy, ungraceful moves yet. I'd hurt myself a bit in the...

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Pushit.

Pushit.

Determination to push past my comfort zones and self-imposed restrictions has played a major role in my goal setting this year - and one of the biggest goals that I set myself was to start learning a martial art. When I first told my family that I wanted to start...

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Goal Setting.

Goal Setting.

I believe that goals are an important part of everyone's life. They give you passion, drive, aspiration, inspiration, motivation. And ultimately I believe they give you hope. On some of my darkest days, it's the heavy weight of hopelessness that's probably the hardest...

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Bianca Dubbsey – the cat who healed me.

Bianca Dubbsey – the cat who healed me.

When I was 19, I moved back home after an abusive relationship. While I'd been away, my parents adopted a feral cat they'd named Bianca. Bianca (who soon became known as Dubbsey) had taken residence in my old room because no one else had been living in there while I'd...

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Weight Loss Milestone – 70kgs/154lbs lost.

Weight Loss Milestone – 70kgs/154lbs lost.

Last week I finally hit my next weight loss milestone. That last kilo had been a particularly stubborn one, but I'm noticing that much more these days - the plateaus appear to be more frequent. I've now lost 70kgs/154lbs so far. Since this is the first time I've...

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Mirror.

Mirror.

I'm still not really sure who she is. She looks back at me every day, but she's different now. It started a few years ago. She started changing, and I knew we were drifting apart. She catches my glance every so often and the thoughts rush through my head. I know she's...

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