HAPPY MARCH PRETTY EATERS :)
A mentor asked me this week,
"If you could model your career after anyone in your industry, who would it be?"
This stumped me, as I look up to so many motivational speakers, but in my own industry Jillian Michaels has achieved so many of the things I dream of. However, we are polar opposites. I shower with hugs, smiles and gold stars and she takes the tough love approach. For me though, tough love would never work. So, it's not something I would incorporate in Eating Pretty and my programs for the everyday woman.
My mentor then pushed me to think about what defines me. I know myself pretty well, so this was not a hard task for me. After we compiled a list, an idea was born -
the 'I am Eating Pretty' campaign as you are about to read below.
Originally, we were going to make a promo video, but I think I would giggle the whole time or seem like a bad actress if I had to recite this. So for now I would love your thoughts on it as a blog. I think eventually I will make it into a video, but include "I am" lines from many of my clients and team who are also the everyday woman and live the Eating Pretty lifestyle.
This is perhaps my most real and revealing blog to date. I have some crazy nerves to hit that PUBLISH POST button... but here we go! Enjoy :)
I AM EATING PRETTY
I think I have the best job in the world. It gets me so excited that I can't wait to get up and work every single day.
I'm in love with my friends and I think that one of the best parts of my job is meeting new girlfriends daily.
I have an amazing family. I'm so thankful for them.
I do everything I do with passion, and I love other passionate people.
I am single. When you're younger, I feel as though you like any boy who likes you back. Now that I am older and picky, I wonder if I will ever like anyone back. I have these crazy walls up that I'm not sure anyone could ever tear down.
I hope so.
I would never settle for someone that didn't give me butterflies. I think that might be the best feeling in the world.
I've liked so many boys who haven't liked me in return. Now that I'm older, I think about what my life would have been like if they did.... Then, I thank god they didn't like me. (what was I thinking?!)
I love deeply ...and share it with everyone I come in contact with. But, I am not sure if I've ever been in real, unconditional, healthy, love before. I've thought I was. Hindsight is 20/20.
I'm an obsessive goal setter and even more obsessed with encouraging my friends and clients to do the same thing. If I dream it up, I attach a plan of action. period.
I think a bored mind is a crazy mind. The times I was least happy with myself or in my relationships, it was because I was not setting goals and living my life to its potential.
I think my biggest dream is to be a positive role model for young women. I, like so many girls my age, was over taken by the Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan generation in my late teens, early twenties. I now know there are so many sexier things in life than binge drinking, drugs and designers.
I love to throw on stilettos and go for some vino and a delicious dinner with friends. If the night ends on a dance floor, even better!
I am 28 years old, and I still keep a diary. Writing for both personal reasons and communicating to the public is one of my favourite and most fulfilling passions.
I love magic, puppies and theme parties. I am always laughing, singing or dancing. Always.
I love witty people. I am my funniest when I am comfortable and I never shut up when my best friends are around. If I really like a boy or am trying to impress someone important - I get shy and awkward, or personality paralization as my friends call it. It's the worst.
I have a weakness for pizza and anything chocolate. But, to me at the end of a week of eating perfectly pretty - I just feel at my best!
I love a home cooked pretty meal. I love it so much more when I can cook for someone. There is a certain joy I can't explain in preparing and sharing a healthy meal.
I have come to realise that working out is not my favorite thing, but it does produce my favorite body shape and my sharpest mind. So sticking to my weekly pretty workout plan is worth it!
I have been a variety of different sizes and learned the hard way that I am prone to extremes - and that they dont work.
I work hard to find balance for my body.
I am currently doing the Eating Pretty 'feel great in 8' challenge to get fit, tight and feel at my best for summer, and all the exciting things coming up in my life.
My name is Angela McNally,
I am the everyday woman,
and I Eat Pretty!