Author: Andrea Smith

Women’s Day! — March 8 2017

It’s ……… March 8! We’ve taken a break from the blog because our website was being RE-DONE! Do you like it? we sure do!   As a gift to you beautiful women we are giving several free women’s programs up for downloads…. FOR FREE! Under Products- Women’s Programs (E-books)   below is a rant of mine on women’s rights, read it or don’t but YAY FREE STUFF right?!       I have dedicated my entire life past, present and future to uplifting other women and helping all women lead healthy lives. I am very thankful that I have a partner who has dedicated his life to doing the same thing but with both men and women. Today is International women’s day which is a big deal to me in many ways, and for many reasons. I was lucky enough to grow up in a family and a country that the equality among men and women is PRETTY GOOD. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty good. I am a feminist and I always have been a feminist and I find it really sad that the word has been tainted. Feminist means that you believe in equality among the sexes. That is all it means, it doesn’t mean that you think you are better than a man and it doesn’t mean that women are The superior gender all it means to me is that I should have all of the same opportunities that a man has. I should feel like I can accomplish anything I want to in this lifetime and the fact that I have boobs and a vagina shouldn’t have any effect on that. I don’t know if it’s because my mom was and is such a powerhouse of a superwoman but she worked three jobs and had four kids and a husband who worked out of town. She handled us on her own basically. And I never felt like one sex over the other was superior. I have two brothers and one sister and all four of us are doing such awesome and very different things. I love the fact that I am a woman! The one thing that I have a little bit of a different view on is the definition of equality. See the thing is I think that yes we women should have all of the same rights as men and we should be paid the same and we should have the same opportunities. It’s sad that we don’t, and super sad the difference between some countries and how women are viewed especially in under-developed countries. Although yes we do deserve all of those things and we are as a population working towards that I hope, the one thing that I have always embraced is that we aren’t the same as men. Women and men are different. Women and men are (on average) not the same!! In Canada we see DIVERSITY as strength. It is what unites us and on this topic I really feel that what makes me different as a woman is my strength. I am strong, I am smart, I am fearless, but I am also sensitive and I am also emotional and I am also maternal. And I don’t think any of those things are debilitating. I think those are my strengths. The same way in which we shouldn’t judge a person by the colour of their skin and the same way in that we shouldn’t not allow someone a job because of their ethnicity I feel that is what women’s rights is all about. I should feel like I can have any job I want and if I want to be a CEO of a company I can and I should be able to. But if I want to be a stay at home mom and wife and mother I should be allowed to do that to you without any discrimination or anyone turning up the nose to me. That is what feminism is. Just because I am a woman that I can’t do the job and although in a lot of situations sometimes a man is better suited for the job and sometimes a woman is better suited for the job but the point is that I should still be able to try and I should still be able to prove myself because sometimes a woman can do the job better than a man you just have to let them try.

An ode to my Dan

Today is my Daniel’s Birthday! Today is the day you were brought into this world. This is not only a special day for you but it’s a very special day to everyone close to you. Although you were born two years after me I still think our souls are related in some way. The people closest to me usually tend to be Pisces which is weird because that is the total polar opposite of me, but I guess that does make sense. I am a bit of an oxymoron in that I’m intensely loving and apathetic at the same time. I try not to be emotional and I come off as a bit standoffish but I really am the biggest softy you will ever meet, expressing my feelings and softness is hard for me. I want to tell you a little bit about the Daniel that very few people know about, and I can’t do that unless I come from a soft place hence the introduction and warning about all of the feels 😂😏 I have only known you for three years but it feels like I have known you for thousands. From what I have heard of his childhood, Daniel has always worn his heart on his sleeve and has been a sensitive and very emotionally intelligent human being, and ambitious. And smart. He was bullied when he was younger and had a tough time like most kids. He, by the age of 24, had accomplished more than a lot of people accomplish in their lifetime. Which I talk about below. And the best thing about him is that he is so humble that a lot of people don’t even know what he has done including myself for a very long time because he just sees himself as another person. Daniel was a swimmer and swam with all of the great names that are in the Olympics now, and used to literally swim faster than them. But when he decided that he was over it, he was over it and he decided to dominate something else. He swam for SA at 3 FINA world cups, 07 Olympic trials, and won 5 gold medals and 1 silver, at the South African games. To name a few. Daniel then decided he was going to be a singer, and because he is good at everything he obviously just went and won everything. He was on TV, he was on SA idols and he was on high school musical touring SA and making all the young 14 year old girls fall in love with him. THEN, deciding that, hey you know what, maybe I want to be a bodybuilder. I mean how hard could that be right? Yeah. Within a few short years he had won his pro card, placed 4th IN THE WORLD at worlds (did you know that he is STILL to this day the HIGHEST ranking fitness model in the country….???? He got fourth place to the three world champions.) I know that he isn’t finished. And I know he will continue to do great things in the fitness industry. The last two years were obviously the two years that we have been together and the fact that Daniel made me a priority and our marriage and beginning our life together a priority above all of these things is just a testament to the kind of man he is. He has dozens of clients that he sees every day, he’s shaped hundreds of lives and he continues to inspire and encourage everyone he comes in contact with. We’ve been very lucky with the sponsorships and support we’re receiving this year so watch this space guys, daniel is definitely going to be doing some amazing things soon. Stay TUNED 🙌 He is the best son and brother (most of the time) and uncle, he is the best friend a person could ask for, and he is the best MAN and husband to me. Daniel is the type of guy who is always in a good mood. At 4 am. Annoyingly. And he’s good looking too so it’s like, not fair you know? He should suck at something or at least be mean. But nope. The only thing he sucks at is multi tasking. (Sorry babe). The accolades and accomplishments I outlined here are just his ON Paper accomplishments. You guys don’t see what he does every day for his loved ones, how he puts his heart and soul into every one of his clients, how he spends every morning cuddling me even though I’m dead to the world until 10 am, spends every evening talking about how much he loves his family and friends. He does NOTHING half assed, and that’s why the last two years have been dedicated to growing himself as a person, getting engaged, married, moving 3 times, starting a hard on your feet 10 hour a day job, all the while being the best husband, coach and friend on the planet. Daniel you are the best person I know and I’m honoured you chose me. I will do everything in my power every day to show you how much you mean to me. I hope you have the best day, and birthday month…. but please let’s just relax this weekend I’m still tired from last weekend 😂😂😭😭 I love you. Happy birthday! You’re 27 today! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️  
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