Posts filed under Spirituality

I Need Motivation...4 Things that will keep you GOING!


What’s the theme of the month for a lot of my friends?..."I just don't feel like it...I am not motivated to do anything". What's funny about hearing this...I feel the same way too and I am the person who motivates others!! YIKES!

Look, I get it. The year is coming to a close A L R E A D Y and we have that last leg of the year to finish. Thanksgiving, Christmas and you know it’s true…FAMILY…URGGGG! So, starting a workout is probably the last thing on your mind. Well, I put together 4 things that MIGHT motivate you to keep going and start your day off on the right foot! Just like the quote above, “Awe SH!T, they’re UP!”…get up, piss off the negative people, spread some good around the world (we need it) and let’s finish this year strong.

1. Surround yourself with positive people. Sometimes it is hard to be positive when the people around you are not so positive. You may think you are helping by listening to all of their problems but you’re not…it’s just bringing you down. That's not healthy. Stay away and change it up, even if you have to "go it alone" for a little while. #selfcare

2. Post pictures and quotes that really make your heart JuMp! It’s time to be “Being Mary Jane” and add a few post-its to your mirrors and doors. There are so many inspirational quotes and motivational sayings out there. Grab about 5 of them and post them, share them on social media and really soak in all those positive words and phrases.

3. Sign up for a local, small event. Wait? I haven’t started training yet, Nicol! Relax, it’s OK. Find an event you enjoy doing that is small and local. You don’t have to fully participate but being around others who are doing what you love might spark a little motivation to get back into the game! That’s what happened to me this year. I was surrounded by so many duathletes, runners and triathletes, their energy was so infectious, I started training consistently and preparing for a new event every month!

4. Meditate and Pray. I truly believe in prayer and meditation. Why? It's my quiet time to relax, recharge and get ready for a new day. Take 10-15 minutes to pray, breathe and be thankful for the things you have RIGHT NOW. If you start to think about the good things that are happening in your life (no matter how big or small), you will forget about the bad stuff and start to put things in perspective.

Alright...let's get out there and do this!

When Change starts to Unfold


When change begins to unfold within, it's YOUR change, your transformation. It's something you can not explain or have to. Stand firm, except what is happening (good or bad). With change...learn, embrace and be YOURSELF.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! It is time for new beginnings, resolutions and goals. I am usually one of the first bloggers to discuss all those things and get everyone excited for the New Year. Well, this time, I am going through a "new beginning" myself from the inside out. I can feel it simmering, ready to cook and explode! Not sure how to describe it but I have to admit, I am ready to experience it. Have you ever felt that way? You know something is coming your way but not quite sure what it is? 

I have learned so much about my inner strength and capabilities in the past 2 years. I am not perfect, I have flaws and I have people (or person) making sure everyone knows I am not perfect. For some reason, I am OK with that. Why? because I own my truth and I am changing from within. I see life SO VERY different than how I saw it 2 years ago, 5 years ago...heck 10 years ago. I am learning that everything that is happening to me is happening FOR me and that's a game changer right there!

TO THE READER: If you want your New Year's goals, resolutions or new beginnings to really feel like they are authentically yours...1) make sure you are willing to learn who you really are, who you want to be and take real steps to get there. 2) Remind yourself this is a process and it will not happen overnight_it can't. You may have been conceived in a night but it took 10 months to cook your ass into something amazing. 3) Own your truth. Whether it is good or bad, whether you have people who believe you or not, stand tall and own it.

SeeNicRun will be changing her format because there is also SeeNicLove, SeeNicPray, SeeNicFight, SeeNicBike, SeeNicBeFit, SeeNicLive...SeeNic "do a lot of things Barbie can do"! LOL! So, let's see what this year brings SeeNicRun and I hope we can hang together. 

Soleful Sunday

I pray a lot. When I am happy, sad and even upset...that's what keeps me going. It keeps a smile on my face and a hopeful heart in my body. Continue to grind, continue to pray and continue to live. Whether you know what your purpose is or if you have no idea, keep grinding because your path will definitely redefine and show you the way. 



Last week... 

...I had a little extra time to get out, do something a little different and meet new people. I ran with a new running group on Tuesday night, met with a  new group of women from a local San Diego Volunteer group and ended the week with a very charismatic UBER driver! My goal was to make sure EVERY DAY was a good day, no matter what was going on in my life and I have to say, it worked!

Now, don't get me wrong, there were a number of things that went wrong this past week. Things that would make a person go a little nuts but I refused to go there! Once I slowed down and took a different approach, I came to the conclusion that every problem has a solution. Staying calm, thinking it out and making rational decisions without all the emotion saved a lot of time and frustration.

How are you feeling today? Where is your spirit?

How are you facing your challenges in life? Whether it's work, family, a co-worker or simply improving your lifestyle, how does it effect YOU? How does it effect your spirit? If your spirit is not positive, usually your day is not positive. Only you control how you feel, so let's try a few things to be positive and stay there.

5 things to stay focused and stay positive...

  • Pray and Meditate

  • Talk it out with a good, friend

  • WORKOUT (Dancing your troubles away can be very effective)

  • Write it out

  • Simply make the decision to STAY POSITIVE right NOW.

Exercising my Faith


To my family and friends who face incredible odds today or any old day, I'm praying for you. Whether you are a believer or not, I am thinking about you and pushing good vibes your way.

The challenges you face has an ending. It may work in your favor or feel like it did just the opposite. You may walk away happy or sad or even angry but there is a reason for it all. I have been on both sides of the spectrum and in between.

One things for sure, when I look back at all the challenges I have faced, there was always a lesson to be learned. There was always a process and many times things would go terribly wrong before they felt right. There were days when everything would suck and days when the blessings kept coming! 

Those days of endless blessings is what I live for. Blessings, big or small, keeps my heart warm and a smile on my face. So, when you think you are weak, read this prayer and know God will give you strength and take care of you!