I turn 30 today!


The big 3-0.  It has finally arrived.  Do I feel different?  No, not really…but every birthday is equally as special, as I excitedly look ahead to see what the next 365 days may have in store for me!

Guys, I had the most amazing birthday weekend.  Spoiled with thoughtful and generous gifts, fed incredibly delicious food, and showered with so much love by my friends and family.  It was an unbelievable amount of fun.  I celebrated at Bao Down Gastropub (twice!), and had birthday drinks & appies at Kuma Izakaya in Yaletown…both amazing places that I highly recommend.  Restaurant reviews to come 😉

Now that I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my birthday celebrations and indulged in enough cheat meals to last me the month, I am ready to re-calibrate and get re-focused on my goals.

My 30th will be a year of TRANSFORMATION and finding a maintainable routine to allow me to lead a healthy lifestyle with ease.  When I look back to a few years ago to when I had just started working out consistently and learning how to eat truly healthy (not the “100-cal snack packs” kind of healthy, but the “whole foods, clean eating” kind of healthy), it’s mind blowing how far I’ve come.  Now I feel the withdrawal when I’m away from the gym for even just a couple of days, and I no longer crave the greasy or super artificial foods that I once did.  Everyone needs to start somewhere and with consistency/effort/time, you’ll see that it naturally becomes a new standard for yourself.  So never feel discouraged if you’re not where you want to be yet.  If you stay focused and take action, you’ll get there.

With that said, I am committed to:

  • train at the gym regularly, following my coach’s plan
  • meal prep and fuel my body properly
  • hydrate more (drink 4L of water/day when training)
  • pamper myself regularly as part of self-care
  • write weekly affirmations to attract more awesomeness into my life
  • compete in the Leigh Brandt Muscle Classic (March 18th, 2017!!)
  • complete my ACE Fitness personal training course by March 2017

Be sure to follow my journey here and on Instagram @xosheenalouie!

I am more focused on my fitness and overall well-being than ever, and I’m excited to continue on my personal growth journey…mentally, physically, and spiritually!  It’s going to be amazing year.



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