Overcoming Obstacles

We all face challenges as we are going through our fitness journey weather that be the mental, emotional, physical. Its all hard no matter how you spin it. It takes hard work getting your body into shape and eating right to fuel your body because lets be honest if it were that easy we would all be super fit and we wouldn’t have the demand that we do for personal training, gym memberships, nutrition,

For me personally I’ve had to over come a very big fear of mine I’ve had ever since I was a little girl which was gaining weight. I remember being terrified to get weighed at the doctors because I knew I was a lot bigger than a lot of the girls my age. I grew up in a family that didn’t have exercise or nutrition as their top priority. My mom worked late nights and my dad was the one who was always feeding me. I have a European back ground I’m part German and portugese and its apart of my culture for my family to over feed me. I used to get huge portions of noodles and snitchel a big staple in my diet at the time.

I used to never feel full so my dad would always give me more food as well as a ton of snack to take to school. I was known as the snack queen, everyone would know that if they forgot their lunch to come to me because my dad would always give me like 10 snacks to take to school. Nothing is wrong with giving a child snacks to take to school if they are 1-2 and their healthy.  But My dad fed me pure sugar. breakfast and dinner were no better. breakfast was always a bunch of pancakes with M&Ms in them and if my dad didn’t feel like cooking he would buy me a pizza to have all to myself. or pop corn

. Fast forward a couple years when I got seriously into fitness I lost a lot of weight. I could never seem to keep it off. I was a big fan of crash dieting. I could lose 30lbs so easy by restricting my food intake and doing as much cardio as I could but as soon as I caved  into food’s I liked I would gain all the weight back and more. It seemed like a never ending cycle. I got really sick and developed an eating disorder and an un-healthy relationship towards food, and exercise.

I took it to a whole other extreme. I used to run for 3 hours straight and than not eat anything until 5pm and pretend I was healthy and sure I looked okay, but inside I was dying it was only a matter of time before I could die because of it. I ended up gaining weight again after deciding I wanted to live, went through the cycle again and again and finally figured out the reason I could never see the figure I wanted no matter no much I worked out or how healthy I ate, I never saw my abs.

why you may ask, well you cant cut when your already at such a low point so my biggest challenge was learning to eat and fuel my body so I could give it my all during my training sessions. I learned to not be afraid of food. Now I’m training for a bikini competition but I’m doing it the healthy way while  learning you just have to trust the progress and let things happen.

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Physical Activity During Spare Time, Sex, Province


Physical activity is becoming something we are not doing enough of according to Statistics Canada. With numbers of 13,000 people that are inactive during their free time and the number has only been rising in the past decade. With Statistics showing in 2012 males are more active than females.  


It is more likely that in 2014 that more people will be come inactive with the usage of technology advancing.





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Morning Bird or Night owl

We all have the times that work best for us weather it be working out in the Morning before school or work because we know thats the only time of the day that we can workout. or you fit it in after work or school which is totally fine too what ever is best suited to your needs. For me I’m the type of person who needs to workout in the morning just to elevate my mood, if i don’t get a run or some kind of activity where I’m sweaty and I’m exerting my thresh hold than I’m not happy and everyone around me can see that. Also i won’t be able to get my workout done through out the day because of school and i work part time so my schedule is very unbalanced so making sure i schedule my workout so that it fits my lifestyle is very important to me. Its all about what is working for you

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Killer sweaty hill climb workout!

Today was a better day,since I was able to workout. I can’t just sit around and not do anything for the entire day I need to keep moving. 

I took it easy though, with a lower impact workout that still left me super sweaty. 

Lots of hill and running. 

 mins incline  speed 

0-5    1           4

5-6    6          5

6-7     4          6

7-9     8-10      4

9-10    1           5

10-11   1           6 

11-13    8-10     4

13-14     6           5

14-15      4           6

15-17      8-10      4

17-18        1          5

18-19         1          6

19-21         8-10     4

21-22           6          5

22-23            4         6

23-30             1         4


This may seem really easy but the key is to not stop and keep working through I promise by the end of this workout you will be left a sweaty mess. The hard part in this workout is all the hills. 

Leave me feed back 🙂 Id love to hear what you do for your workout! 

-Vanessa Daniska 

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When To Take A Break!

Injuries- are something that we all get, weather we got it from a natural accurance that could be something as simple as bending your fingers back or it could be from working out too hard and way to much. 

Here are some of my ways you can tell if you need to take a break! 

1. You can’t lift your legs without crying. This is probably the most ovious reason in the world that you need to take a break. 

2. your have an “Oh crap moment” – this is when on the same day know you pulled something and its going to be very bad.

3. Your using Muscle relaxant creme thinking it will cure you over night

I know its hard to take a break from working out, i even have trouble telling myself my body needs a break. its just something i need to do in order to get better. 

you would be surprised how well your body treats you and responds when you take a break. 

Just remember one thing if you don’t baby your injury it will get worse. 

– Vanessa Daniska 

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Love not hate!

I really think its in peoples best interest to start showing kindness. its a trait i feel that is neglected a lot in todays society. I’m really sick of hearing about bullying, like really are you that childish and have no life to put someone else down, or to just harass them. 

Do you think your being cool? i have news for you, you are not cool your pathetic 

think about a time when you put someone down, and i want you to think for a second if you were in their shoes how you would feel? 

i think people like to put other people down because either:

A) your jealous 

B) you have no life 

C) you have something that is going on in your life so in order to make yourself feel better you put someone else down. 

why not do something good for once

all it takes to change someones day is to smile at them. you could save a life you don’t know what that person could be going though and you don’t know anything about them, so who are you to judge. 

take action stop it yourself, you don’t have to be a coward and watch other people get hurt, we have the power to make a difference in the world. 

Its only you that can make the change



a few quotes to think about 




-Vanessa daniska 

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Building on TRUST

Being able to trust someone is very hard to do, you will always have your doubts and think your significant other is going to screw you over. especially when you already are finding reasons why you shouldn’t trust this person. You need to learn to build trust with this person because thats one of the things a relationship is based on these days. You can’t expect your boyfriend/girlfriend to be giving you their Facebook password, be reading over their shoulder to see who’s their  texting or trying to break into any of their  accounts 

…….guilty of this haha……………..

There are ways you can build trust with this person 

First you need to take it one day at a time, you will begin to build trust but take into account building trust comes over a period of time. once you build the trust, its there but you have to realise its very easy for this trust to break.

But being Honest helps

Half the reasons why its hard for people to trust one and other is because there is more lies than truth these days

When your honest, we know we can put our belief in you that what your saying is true, so if we ask you a question and your answer doesn’t match the one you gave before we know your lying

now I’m not asking you to give every single detail, but at the same time be open about it.

if you lie admit to it, one thing i can’t stand is a liar.

How do you work on building trust? 

what is acceptable and whats not 

little titbit of advice if a relationship is based on lies its most likely going to end

Relationships fail because of Facebook..fact  Image



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