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User Image itsstephrice Posted: Aug 7, 2012 11:28 PM (UTC)

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My first time in the Olympic Stadium tonight to support Sally. Athletes seating was right next to the flame. Great atmosphere in the stadium, loved it!!

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User Image itsstephrice Posted: Dec 4, 2017 1:45 AM (UTC)
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Magical afternoon at @thebreakers 💫
Love being back in the states 🇺🇸 and really looking forward to discovering more about myself and setting new goals with @tonyrobbins at the ‘Date with Destiny’ conference.
Have any of you guys don’t this event before? I’ve only done ‘Unleash the Power Within’ and it was frikken AWESOME!!!
Share in the comments below.
#SupermoonNights 🌕 #TimeToSetNewIntentions
User Image itsstephrice Posted: Dec 3, 2017 11:57 PM (UTC)
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Finishing up the last pages of my “Magical Mentoring Program” whilst lying by the pool ... legit the life!!!
User Image itsstephrice Posted: Dec 2, 2017 1:35 AM (UTC)
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Soooo excited to be on the plane and finally heading on holidays with my man 🇺🇸 Typical Rory ruining photos #CantSmileNatuallyInPhotos 🤭

@qantas staff are always so lovely. The guy at the lounge was so delighted to see me again, was the sweetest thing!
Sending love to you all 💋
User Image itsstephrice Posted: Dec 1, 2017 9:01 PM (UTC)
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So this happened yesterday!! Had so much fun playing with the @whoisjosephmark crew, shooting the cover of my “Magical Mentoring Workbook” 🎉🌟 which is releasing in a few weeks (so excited to share this with you)
I’ve always wanted to be in India for Holi, which I seem to miss every year by a few days, so having my own celebration here 😂

Nothing like a quick, last minute photoshoot 18hrs before I leave.
Now, to finish packing 🤦🏽‍♀️
User Image itsstephrice Posted: Nov 29, 2017 8:46 AM (UTC)
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Sending some “lols” your way, because I enjoy exercising and feelin FRESHHHH.

Exercising should be enjoyable. After years of grinding and pushing as an athlete, I now want to find joy in my workouts.
I don’t want to feel like I “have” to workout, I “want” to workout...huge mindset shift.
I encourage you to find a workout regime that works for YOU. Don’t look at what other people are doing on instagram and comparing yourself to them...or telling yourself you “should” be doing what their doing. Do what YOU want to do ✌🏽 We are all different & no 1 plan is going to work for you forevermore (most likely) so be open to trying new things when you feel like you need a change.
Exercising can be cheap, it can be expensive, it can be short, it can take hours ... what do you prefer???🤷🏽‍♀️
Share in the comments below.
User Image itsstephrice Posted: Nov 28, 2017 10:45 AM (UTC)
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Sometimes it's hard to find positive thoughts when we look at our bodies, because we are constantly comparing ourselves to others. This generally leads you in a downwards spiral of self-criticism which makes it that much harder to create the change you ACTUALLY want.⠀

I did a post a few days ago (in bikinis) about body image and self-confidence and the 1st comment was "easy for you to say when you have been to the Olympics and have a perfect body" ... It made me think.⠀

First off, being an Olympian doesn't guarantee you of a "perfect" body (what ever that looks like)⠀
2. As an Olympian I had nutritionist, sports scientist and coaches telling me how my body needed to improve to perform better, as well as continually weight-ins and skin-fold tests.⠀
3. Being a female athlete, I had a continual mental battle between, needing to be fit & strong, and wanting to feel feminine.⠀
4. Having the world watch you walk around in togs (swimmers) is not easy and highlights any insecurities you may have⠀
5. Being an Olympian opens the flood gates for others to write articles & comment on your body or the way you hiding!!⠀

My point being, that everyones journey to inner happiness & body confidence is different, and comparing yours to others won't get you anywhere. Don't put yourself down by making excuses as to why your journey is harder or worse than anyone else's, rather begin to nurture yourself and find positive ways to help you get to where you want to be.⠀
The only way to have lasting change is by changing your mindset, not just your exercise & food.⠀
So I challenge you to think of 3 things right now that you love about your body, and remind yourself of those every time you notice yourself in that negative spiral.⠀

Shining my love & light on you all 🌟
User Image itsstephrice Posted: Nov 27, 2017 1:46 AM (UTC)
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I’m ready for you CALI!
5 days then holidays ✌🏽
User Image itsstephrice Posted: Nov 24, 2017 1:31 AM (UTC)
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Rory and I have just finished our 3 day JUICE CLEANSE with @solcleanse 🥃🥒🍋🍎 and today was the first day since starting that we have worked out.

I’ve done a few juice cleanses before and honestly not lasted more than a this time I added in some extra snacks of carrots, raw veggies, hummus, and raw nuts when I got super hungry in the afternoons.

Rory has never done a cleanse before & struggled 😂 (it didn’t help that we were moving house also) but I am super proud of him for sticking it through and helping restore his immune system and digestion.

We really wanted to do a short 3 day cleanse to be in top health before heading overseas on holidays next weekend 🇺🇸🤗 You don’t have to do 3 days - 1 day is also great. Or even just supplementing some of @solcleanse delish juices into your morning or afternoon tea is a great way to help your body thrive.
Here to a wonderful day of great health.
Sending love to you all 💫
User Image itsstephrice Posted: Nov 17, 2017 11:14 PM (UTC)
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What are the 2 areas of your life that cause you the most consistent worry, concern & pain?
Generally speaking, it’s 💰MONEY💰 and 💃🏽BODY💃🏽 ... why??? Because they are the 2 areas of your life that you can just leave and go somewhere else to distract yourself. Whereas with family, friends, work, sport, hobbies etc ... we can generally get space from if there not working to focus on other things.
Think about it, you take your body with you everywhere and almost everything we do involves money in some way. So we are constantly reminded of what we believe is missing or wrong.

So don’t feel alone if you have negative feelings towards your health, way you look, bank balance or financial concerns.
What I found worked for me was just starting to realise & acknowledge the negative things I was telling myself and asking these 3 questions when I noticed negativity:
1️⃣ “is this true?” 2️⃣ “is this helping me get to where I want to be”
3️⃣ “what can I learn from this”

This simple fact of just noticing your thoughts is so powerful because then you have the ability to change them.
Go easy on yourself, negative thoughts aren’t helping you or anyone else... Make peace with where you are, love yourself & learn the lesson form this hardship so you can move forward positively.

Change is about consistent progress ... so don't give up on yourself ... you are with investing in!!
(P.s, this photo was taken after 4 days of Dahl, curries & jet lag bloating ... so definitely not feeling awesome but knowing it’s temporary)
User Image itsstephrice Posted: Nov 15, 2017 7:57 AM (UTC)

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What do you feed your brain?⠀
Did you know we have about 60,000 thoughts a day? ⠀
To make things super simple, if more than half of those thoughts are negative, guess how you will feel? #crap
Vice versa, if more than half of those thoughts are positive and optimistic, then VOILA, you will feel good.⠀ You have the power to change your thoughts, feeling and beliefs. So feed your mind healthful, nourishing “food,” and it will grow strong and uplifting. However, if you restrict it to a regular diet of mental “junk food,” your mind will become unhealthy, negative, and unproductive. ⠀

Your mind will return to you what you put into it. ⠀
Feed your mind a balanced, nourishing diet. ⠀
Study information from a variety of fields, do things that make you feel good and limit the intake of gossip, comparison and hurtful information on the news. This way you give yourself the best possible chance of success and longterm fulfilment.⠀ My 15 Step Magical Mentoring Program is launching in a month with more great insights like this.
User Image itsstephrice Posted: Nov 13, 2017 8:13 AM (UTC)
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I subscribe to Napoleon Hill's "Thought of the day" as I love reading the short, uplifting, wise messages everyday.⠀⠀
Today's one has really hit home.⠀⠀
There is so much discussion about "Life after Sport" and what needs to be done or put in place to help athletes when they retire. There have also been some incredible sad stories of former pro-athletes taking their life, living with depression or just never really being fulfilled like they used to.⠀⠀
This message below, I feel, plays a small but meaningful part in the importance of having or forming another goal after sport ends. This is because the best athletes in this world are the ones who have a very clear goal and are relentless in their pursuit of performance perfection. ⠀⠀
For myself, forming new goals after swimming was VITAL to the positive mindset I have built. ⠀⠀
It's definitely not easy, and took years to stop comparing my past with my present, but it has helped me significantly lower this feeling of "inspirational dissatisfaction" outlined below.
I hope the below passage inspires you to set new goals and to continue living with meaning and joy:⠀⠀
"We are happiest when we are striving to achieve a goal. When we achieve one goal, it’s a natural human tendency to set another, usually bigger, one. W. Clement Stone calls it inspirational dissatisfaction — the letdown one experiences after a goal has been achieved and before the next step toward a new one has been taken. When you begin to experience that nagging feeling, it’s time to get into action! Make sure you have a long-range plan in place so that when one short-term goal has been achieved, there is a natural progression toward the next. "⠀⠀
- Napoleon Hill
User Image itsstephrice Posted: Nov 1, 2017 9:05 AM (UTC)
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Reminiscing on these unforgettable memories after a crappy day!! Today’s upsets and last nights inspiring talk has made me reflect on my career as an athlete.
Most people will remember the Gold Medals and achievements (like seeing my coach and the Prime Minister straight after my 1st Olympic Gold in Beijing) and think “ohh how great for you.” But what I remember is the discipline, the consistent effort, the shit sessions when you could think of a million other places you would rather be doing, but doing it anyway because you had a goal and nothing & no one was going to get it the way of that.

I loved that my sport had black & white results. If you won, you won fair and square...if you came last, there was no one to blame but yourself. That undeniable, blunt truth is what teaches you to harden up, take accountability and then be pro-active about changing it for next time.

This is what I’m most grateful for in my athletic career. Yes I love and appreciate the external successes, but at the end of the day, some other Aussie will come along at a future Olympics and do better than my 3 Gold Medals. My World Records have all been broken and the fame of being one of this countries best athletes is now seen on par to a “social influencer” (whatever the hell that is)

So take all that superficial stuff away and what’s left is your character, your integrity and your values. The traits I truly would love our society value more as I believe it would create a more loving, inclusive and harmonious world where people were positively driven to grow and improve 🌏
It was so great heading back to my old stomping ground at St Peters a few months ago. ⠀
I got to catch up with this medley superstar @jennaforrester_ and chat with her coach about her training and upcoming comps 🏊🏽‍♀️ It’s been such a joy to see how much you are progressing and all the success you have achieved thus far ... WELL DONE!⠀

Now we get to partner up with @girlshapedflames and do some fun things together.⠀

I’ll be the solo speaker at tonight’s “Feed The Beast” talk, sharing my insights on:⠀
▪️Handling set backs⠀
▫️Building self confidence ⠀
▪️The importance of Goal Setting⠀
As well as sharing my tools to succeed in whatever you choose.⠀

So if you are in Brisbane and would love to come along tonight and hear about these topics please swipe up from my STORIES today or copy the link below for details, and hopefully see you there ✌🏽⠀
User Image itsstephrice Posted: Oct 30, 2017 3:48 AM (UTC)
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Heading home after a beautiful weekend away. Feeling so ready to get back into it again after really stopping these part few days.
Getting away from your standard routine and “to-do’s” does wonders for your soul, and for me, puts everything in perspective.
I know I mentioned only a few days ago (but saying it again anyway) It’s so important to take care of YOURSELF. To learn to really value your health and mental attitude and become aware of your own personal triggers so you can proactively restore your spirit.
Grinding away and pushing isn’t the way to create HOLISTIC SUCCESS. Yes it might make you wealthy, yes it might make you popular, but what’s are you sacrificing in order to achieve that? Are you sacrificing your healthy, your mental happiness, your relationships?
Know that you can create happiness, peace, love, money and freedom through taking care of yourself and filling up your own tank. If your tank is empty, what do you have to offer anyone else? When your tank is overflowing with joy, love and gratitude it creates a ripple effect to all who come in contact with you.

So grateful for the life I live, the abundant health I have, the loving relationships around me and most of all the freedom I have created within 🌟
User Image itsstephrice Posted: Oct 28, 2017 5:18 AM (UTC)

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🏖☀️ Surprise Weekend Away ☀️🏖
Rory surprised me with a beautiful weekend away now that all the hard work has been complete in the new @scienceoffitness.

It’s such a magical day too! The weather is just stunning and I can feel the summer vibes of freedom in the air.

Sooo looking forward to 2 days totally switched off from work, house cleaning & to-do lists and be able to fully relax.

I was a little over ambitions and bought 3 books with me 😂 but hey, I don’t know which one I’ll feel like.
I also am going to do a post in the next few days with my favourite books & recommendations as a few of you were asking 📚

Thank you my love for your generosity...I’m so blessed to have you in my life and looking forward to this special time together 💏
User Image itsstephrice Posted: Oct 27, 2017 7:44 AM (UTC)

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Today, social media has really got to me and made me pretty agitated.

I see girls on instagram posting, what I would call inappropriate photos, yet somehow receive so much attention.
Kudos to those girls who have made a brand, money and fame out of positioning themselves that way.
It just makes me questions what our society perceives and honours as successful, and what message that is sending to young girls.

My hope is that those young girls don’t look at that and feel as though they have to be like that in order to be “cool, accepted, popular & fit-in”
I want for young girls to know that it’s more important to love yourself and feel supported & secure from within and that you don’t need to receive this love from external gratifications like lots of likes & followers.

It is my purpose and intention here on social media, and in all that I do, to help people see that light in themselves. To share my thoughts, struggles, wisdom & advice in order to help others grow, learn and feel supported on their own journey in life.

Sending you all love & light 🌟
User Image itsstephrice Posted: Oct 26, 2017 6:51 AM (UTC)

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I'm constantly learning more & more about wellness and what foods, exercise and lifestyle choices are best for me.⠀

It's so eye-opening once you start REALLY paying attention to what ingredients go into products and carefully analysing the labels.⠀
So many products don't have to show what's ACTUALLY in the product or where it's sourced from and to me that's so wrong, because as customers we absolutely should know what we are buying and consuming.⠀

I also find some labels incredibly overwhelming and half jibberish. So it’s no wonder people get confused and disheartened as to "what is healthy.” This is why I predominantly eat a plant based diet nowadays and usually only buy packaged foods where I can read & understand what’s in it.⠀

This is why I'm so thrilled to be working with @innerorigin, alongside

@innerorigin is an online marketplace where customers can have full transparency on the items they are buying; like where is made, what’s in it, etc, giving you the confidence to make the best purchases for your health goals.⠀

I'd love to hear your thoughts and feeling on what "Truth On Label" means to you, so please share in the comments below😊 I’ll be replying all evening.⠀

And if this sounds like something your interested in, click the link in my BIO to check out their amazing range of good quality, healthy products.⠀

User Image itsstephrice Posted: Oct 25, 2017 7:42 AM (UTC)

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“If you can’t manage your own mental attitude, what makes you think you can manage others?⠀

Before you can ever have any hope of coaching others effectively, you must first learn to set an example for others to follow. It is simply impossible for you to inspire others to high levels of achievement if you cannot inspire yourself to do the same.⠀
The first move is yours. You must first prove yourself worthy.” - Napoleon Hill⠀

This is what I have been working on for the past 3-4 years.⠀
Discovering my own strengths and weaknesses as a person, not as an athlete, then working to improve certain parts of myself to become the person I truly want to be.⠀⠀

Now, I am able to send tall, confident and self-assured, after doing the work on myself, knowing that I now have the ability to help others become the very best version of themselves too.⠀ BE - DO - HAVE

Tony Robbins says, “You can't coach someone on something you haven’t experienced and you can’t take someone somewhere you have ever been.”⠀

Work on yourself first, and the rest will fall into place.
Seek out a mentor, program or coach to help you, or find books that will inspire you continually move forward.
User Image itsstephrice Posted: Oct 23, 2017 9:31 AM (UTC)
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I so desire to travel more!!⠀
To explore the wonderful world around us, to open my eyes and mind to the creativity of the universe and to free my spirit.⠀

It’s so easy to conform to our surroundings. To develop habits, rituals & beliefs based on our environment and the people we surround ourselves with.⠀
This is what I love so much about travelling! You open you’re mind to all the differing possibilities, the way others live and their perspectives on life.⠀

Some of my greatest personal breakthroughs have come from travelling.⠀
When I finally stop, let go and free myself from the “things I have to do” and do the “things I want to do”.⠀

Why do we place so much emphasis on “the grind” ... is that really what life is about? To grind away, live a life half full, be stressed out and unhealthy? ⠀
To save money for a rainy day and not be able to fully enjoy the offerings money brings?⠀

I have finally learnt to truly value my personal development, freedom and inner happiness more than just “getting things done on my to-do list.” ⠀

Whilst both are important to me and my future growth & success, it’s ultimately about finding a harmonious balance between to two.

#innerpeace #selfworth #personaldevelopment
User Image itsstephrice Posted: Oct 19, 2017 5:07 AM (UTC)
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It’s an honour to be apart of this powerful campaign in supporting @cricketaustralia and the Australian Women’s Cricket Team ahead of the Ashes.

Australian women are incredible!
We’ve all had to beat something in our lives and breakthrough limitations, both personal and professional.

For me, I was fortunate enough to make my dreams come true and beat the world record line. So now I’m getting behind the @southernstars to #BeatEngland in the Women’s Ashes series 🏏