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@zumbawithshelbyp
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Today I'll be my own hero. Yes!!! Let's GOOOOO!!! CALLING ALL HEROES... Join me for STRONG by Zumbaยฎ class on Saturday at 10:30AM & Monday at 6:00PM! AIM Dance Studio - Brantford See you SOON!!!๐Ÿ˜… #hero #strongbyzumba #sbz #strongbyzumbacanada #saturday #monday #fitness #class #instructor #challenge #mentalhealth #pushyourlimits #aim #aimdancestudio #journeytoinspireothers #zumbawithshelbyp

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@zumbawithshelbyp
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Learn to Lift... @Regran_ed from @syncnetwork - Engage your core to get the most out of your lifts! Share these tips with your students. #strongbyzumba #letitsyncin#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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@zumbawithshelbyp
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Believe it. Then do it. DECEMBER has snuck up on us! Let's not let your fitness goals sneak away from us, too... Join me for STRONG by Zumbaยฎ class on Saturdays at 10:30am & Mondays at 6pm! AIM Dance Studio - Brantford See you SOON!!!๐Ÿ˜… #believe #december #fitness #goals #strongbyzumba #sbz #strongbyzumbacanada #sbzresults #saturday #monday #hiit #quadrants #ignite #fireup #pushyourlimits #floorplay #quiztomorrow #justkidding #whosstillreading #mentalhealth #bipolarwarrior #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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@shelbypedley
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Great things happen once you step out of your comfort zone. Let's just say I've been doing some steppin' lately. Great things are just ahead. I can feel it. #positivevibes #comfortzone #justkeepgoing #mentalhealth #strong #hope #feelings #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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@shelbypedley
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I battle with my mind. Every.Damn.Day. What's your superpower? From the moment I wake up... To the moment I fall asleep, I battle. Surely, there are MANY supports that I have in place to help me WIN the battle each day (& lessen the "fight"). Some days are easier than others. This week, I'm facing a challenge...starting a new job. I feel that nervous/excited/scared-feeling...all rolled into one. Orientation is tomorrow & then start my 1st shift on Friday. If you've got some positive vibes to spare, I'd appreciate it - if you'd send some my way... Thank you.๐Ÿ’š Much love to y'all!๐Ÿ˜˜ #battle #mind #superpower #newjob #orientation #positivevibes #mentalhealth #mentalillness #bipolarstrong #bipolarwarrior #bipolardisorder #anxiety #depression #mania #psychosis #change #challenge #challengebringschange #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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@aimdance_kellybrian
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3 awesome ways to start the weekend. ZUMBA 9:30am with live drums๐Ÿฅ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต $5 drop in to support Prostate cancer of Canada ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ใƒปใƒปใƒป ๐Ÿ‘‰Replace "I should" with "I did." Join me for STRONG by Zumbaยฎ classes on Saturdays at 10:30AM ๐Ÿ’ช & Mondays at 6PM! Nia 11:30am ๐Ÿ’ฎ๐Ÿฅ‹๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ˜Š AIM Dance Studio - Brantford #repost @zumbawithshelbyp We've got some sweatin' to do... LET'S GO!!!๐Ÿ˜… #strongbyzumba #sbzresults #sbz #strongbyzumbacanada #strong #saturday #monday #inspiration #motivation #fitness #instructor #fun #hiit #musicled #pushyourlimits #sweattothebeat #mentalhealth #everyonehasmentalhealth #happy #endorphins #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers #zumbawithshelbyp

ZUMBA With Shelby P media on instagram
@zumbawithshelbyp
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Replace "I should" with "I did." Join me for STRONG by Zumbaยฎ classes on Saturdays at 10:30AM & Mondays at 6PM! AIM Dance Studio - Brantford We've got some sweatin' to do... LET'S GO!!!๐Ÿ˜… #strongbyzumba #sbzresults #sbz #strongbyzumbacanada #strong #saturday #monday #inspiration #motivation #fitness #instructor #fun #hiit #musicled #pushyourlimits #sweattothebeat #mentalhealth #everyonehasmentalhealth #happy #endorphins #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers #zumbawithshelbyp

ZUMBA With Shelby P media on instagram
@zumbawithshelbyp
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Happy Thanksgiving!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ˜˜ @Regran_ed from @strongbyzumba - What are you grateful for? Let us know in the comments below ๐Ÿ‘‡ #thanksgiving#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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@shelbypedley
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Trust the process. Some days you're feeling great - like you've got it all together. Some days - not so much. However, each day that you make it through...you're still making progress. Just keep going...๐Ÿ’š #trusttheprocess #feelings #progress #mentalhealth #everyonehasmentalhealth #weightlossjourney #mentalillness #bipolarstrong #bipolarwarrior #bipolardisorder #depression #anxiety #panicattack #mania #psychosis #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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@shelbypedley
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Recovery from mental illness is a work in-progress. Balance. Balance. Balance. Just when I think I've got things figured out...then something else shifts. Being flexible is key to just going with the flow to see what works. I've got an example... I teach fitness classes (#STRONGbyZumba ) now twice a week. My first class has been low in numbers & I've been a bit more low-key then. However...last night's (new addition) class filled the room, & I got SUPER excited!!! I haven't worn a microphone in a while, & I noticed the difference as I attempted to yell OVER the music. I got myself SOO amped-up that I could feel mania creeping in a bit! It took a LONG time for me to come-down from my "high" and get to sleep! Whoops.๐Ÿ˜ณ I have to chuckle, because teaching fitness classes has been a passion of mine - as it's an excellent way to channel my excess energy & help motivate others to keep it movin'! Now, I just need to find that delicate balance so that I don't overdue it. In addition, I'll be starting a new (part-time) position next week, & my days will be starting while many of you are still fast-asleep. That will be another adjustment to see how my body reacts/responds. Those, who know me...know that I do enjoy a good challenge.๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope your week is off to a good start!๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ˜˜ #mentalillness #recovery #wip #balance #flexibility #fitness #mania #exerciseinducedmania #adjustment #challenge #bipolarstrong #bipolarwarrior #bipolardisorder #depression #anxiety #insomnia #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

@zumbawithshelbyp
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Great turnout for our 1st Monday night STRONG by Zumbaยฎ class! HIGH energy that's sure to get your week started off right! Thank you all for joining me! Tune-in again next week...same time (6pm). *If you're interested in getting a 2nd weekly dose of STRONG by Zumbaยฎ with me...then, join me on Saturdays at 10:30am!๐Ÿ˜… Until then, have an excellent week!๐Ÿ‘Š Remember to always be kind to others... You may never know what battles they may be fighting.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ˜˜

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@shelbypedley
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I HAVE bipolar disorder. I am NOT "bipolar." Starting off a new week with a clear distinction between HAVING a disorder/condition and BEING the disorder/condition. I am a PERSON first. Period. Just as a person...with diabetes. Or, a child...with autism. We should be seen as PEOPLE. INDIVIDUALS. HUMAN BEINGS. First. And...we just happen to also have a particular disorder/condition. Please let me know if you've got any questions. Help spread the word.๐Ÿ’š #ihavebipolardisorder #iamnotbipolar #personfirst #language #newweek #mentaldisorder #healthcondition #people #individuals #humanbeings #respect #stopandthinkbeforeyouspeak #mentalillness #mentalhealth #iammorethanmydisorder #diabetes #autism #bipolarstrong #bipolarwarrior #bipolardisorder #type1 #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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@shelbypedley
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The struggle is real. I'm talking the med-change struggle...omg. I was originally put on two antipsychotic medications (Risperidone - 2x daily & Olanzapine - at bedtime). The Olanzapine was originally prescribed to speed-up the effectiveness of the Risperidone. According to my psychiatrist, the Olanzapine has been the culprit that has tricked my brain into thinking I am constantly hungry. Yes, literally. He has repeatedly assured me that once I'm off the Olanzapine, then I'll see my weight come down. From last December, I've put on almost 70#! I've lost a few so far - which is heading in the right direction. Getting back to my med-change... I first attempted to start my titration process back in the spring. I did NOT tolerate the first step-down very well, so...we up'ed the dosage again & tried again mid-summer, at my next appointment. In the summer, I swore that I'd fight-through whatever crap-a$$ feelings I felt...& I did! Yaay! Then there was another change to some other medication that needed to happen & I couldn't step-down the Olanzapine any further - as my doc does NOT change more than one med at a time - just to be able to monitor how I'm doing. Plus, my appointments are now 2 MONTHS apart. So...now, I'm on the lowest dose of Olanzapine, and I feel SOO freakin spent! Oh. My. Goodness! For those, who take psych medications (for various reasons), I know that you can appreciate the obscene case of the "BLAHS" that I'm talking about. For those, who are just tuning-in to my rambling on post...please understand that someone might LOOK like they're doing Ok...yet, you just cannot see the STRUGGLE & pain that someone has to fight-through JUST to come off of a psychiatric medication. This has been a LONG & delicate process - just to (literally) keep me sane! I will get through this... And, so will you!๐Ÿ’š #thestruggleisreal #medication #psychmeds #medchange #antipsychoticmedication #risperidone #olanzapine #weightgain #weightloss #transformation #shelby3.0 #psychiatrist #titration #process #blahs #mentalillness #mentalhealth #challenge #bipolarstrong #bipolarwarrior #bipolardisorder #depression #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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@shelbypedley
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Celebrate your 5pm shower! You are GOING TO make it! Seriously though...Med changes can REALLY take a LOT out of a person! I'm just grateful for the opportunity that I have a flexible schedule (right now), & I may take a late-afternoon shower. I keep telling myself: Just keep going...I WILL make it! And, so will you...๐Ÿ’š #justkeepgoing #positivevibes #medchanges #opportunity #mentalillnessdoesnottakeadayoff #mentalillness #mentalhealth #bipolarstrong #bipolarwarrior #strong #bipolardisorder #medication #titration #olanzapine #weightgain #weightloss #transformation #shelby3.0 #process #patience #persistence #discipline #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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@zumbawithshelbyp
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Each drop of sweat makes you that much stronger. Believe it. Then, experience it for yourself: STRONG by Zumbaยฎ class Saturdays at 10:30AM & now, Mondays at 6:00PM! AIM Dance Studio - Brantford ALL fitness levels welcome. See you SOON!!!๐Ÿ˜… #fitness #hiit #strongbyzumba #strongbyzumbacanada #strong #mindset #fitnessclass #modifications #variations #fun #musicled #mentalhealth #everyonehasmentalhealth #metime #selfcareisnotselfish #aimdancestudio #aim #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers #zumbawithshelbyp

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@shelbypedley
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One step forward...two steps back. I've got some changes going on. After not hearing anything about employment (for quite some time), I received calls from 3 different companies - all in one day. I had an interview with my top choice, and I ended up being recommended for the position. Suffice to say, I do feel things slowly coming together. In other news, I have not remained true to myself when it comes to my exercise routine & my meal plan. I've veered just a bit - as I've allowed some events take over my focus. I could beat myself up about it... But, I will not. I've been down that road before - where I've put myself down & let the negative self-talk take over. Instead, I'm choosing to take a breath...recognize where I am today...& just pick-up where I've left off. In addition...I'm a few days into a med change (decrease of my Olanzapine). I am ALMOST done with this medication...yaay! Coming down from it has (at times) felt like I've been steam-rolled with a healthy dose of the BLAHS! Just hoping my body can adjust quickly... Hope y'all choose to make it an excellent day! #onestepforward #twostepsback #changes #employment #job #career #exercise #routine #mealplan #weightloss #transformation #shelby3.0 #focus #determination #breathe #mentalhealth #everyonehasmentalhealth #balance #newopportunities #bipolarstrong #bipolarwarrior #bipolardisorder #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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@shelbypedley
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Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. I used to think just the opposite. I walked around carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders...plus, believing that I was a superhero - going to save EVERYONE from pain & suffering. When I was first diagnosed with anxiety (YEARS ago), I took meds for a short time & then "weaned" myself off - as I thought meds were a crutch. Superheroes didn't need crutches. When I was diagnosed with postpartum depression (14 years ago)...same thing happened. Even when I was diagnosed with ADHD - as an adult, I stopped my meds (cold turkey) - as I thought my pills had been tampered with...they weren't. This was all part of my psychosis. When I was hospitalized the first time (a year ago), I still did not think there was anything wrong with me. I didn't need help...and, I certainly didn't need meds. I checked myself out "AMA" after the 72-hour hold & went along with life - like nothing had ever happened. It was weeks later that the antipsychotic medication, I was given in the hospital, had worn off, and my delusions had returned. I received an email from my Mom - PLEADING that I seek help...and, then I thought: What if my reality wasn't as though it appeared to be? What if there was truly something "off" with my thinking? What if Mom was right - I did need help? These were some hard "what if's" that I faced. Thankfully, I went along with it & chose to let my guard down by the time I was brought the the Mental Health floor on my 2nd admission. When I reached the floor, via hand-held police escort, I was literally greeted with open arms by the nursing staff. During that hug, I felt the weight of the world LIFT from my shoulders - as I took a leap of faith that I would soon get some answers. Psychosis (NOS) was my original diagnosis - as my bipolar (1) diagnosis did not come until months later. When I (finally) agreed to the help & support, I didn't feel alone anymore. Even though it would take MONTHS to find the right medicinal "cocktail" for me, I felt SOO much more at ease...like a burden had been lifted. This, my friends, was one of the bravest acts I had done.

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@shelbypedley
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You've got this. Whatever you're facing in your world right now...just know: tough times do not last; tough people do. Keep going! Go ROCK your Monday! #youvegotthis #monday #motivation #inspiration #toughtimes #challenge #struggle #mentaltoughness #strong #strength #mentalhealth #everyonehasmentalhealth #bipolarstrong #bipolardisorder #bipolarwarrior #justkeepgoing #teampedley #iammorethanmydisorder #journeytoinspireothers

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@shelbypedley
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Be kind to yourself. Sundays are a good day to rest...to recover...to refuel...to recharge & get yourself ready for the new week ahead. Sometimes we get SOO caught up in the hustle & bustle of life...& we forget to tend to our self-care needs. Consider this a gentle reminder to take a moment for yourself. Breathe. Enjoy the moment.๐Ÿ’š #bekind #kindness #love #empathy #journey #sunday #restday #refuel #recharge #selfcare #selfcareisnotselfish #gentlereminder #breathe #mentalhealth #everyonehasmentalhealth #bipolarstrong #bipolardisorder #teampedley #iammorethanmydisorder #journeytoinspireothers

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@shelbypedley
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You are SOO much freakin' stronger than you think! Why on earth do we doubt ourselves as much as we do?!? As much as we don't like to admit...we tend to compare ourselves to others. It happens. Instead...just hone-in on yourself, for a moment. What's keeping YOU from trying that class that everyone's been talking about?!? Are you intimidated?? Are you doubting that you'll be able to make it through? I assure you that EVERYONE (including myself) has to start SOMEWHERE! Take where you are today & just try it. See what you can do & just modify as needed. Then...the next time, you'll try again & maybe you'll be able to try that move (the one you doubted you could do). Give yourself some credit. Try it. Then, stick with it - so that you may see your progress. In case you don't hear it from anyone else: I believe in you. Now, go ROCK your day! #youarestrongerthanyouthink #doubt #comparison #intimidation #modifications #life #examples #progress #strong #strength #mindset #mindfulness #bepresent #mentalhealth #bipolarstrong #warrior #bipolardisorder #anxiety #depression #psychosis #iammorethanmydisorder #affirmations #positivity #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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@zumbawithshelbyp
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Goals are more than what's in the mirror. Maybe your goal is just to show-up. Maybe your goal is to take it to the floor. Maybe your goal is take it up a notch. Whatever your goal...just GO FOR IT!!! I'll be with you - every step of the way! Join me for STRONG by Zumbaยฎ class on Saturdays at 10:30am...& NOW* on Mondays at 6pm (*as of November 19th)! Let's get strong - TOGETHER!!! #sbz #strongbyzumba #strongbyzumbacanada #ontario #brantford #aimdancestudio #goals #new #fitness #class #modifications #fun #musicled #hiit #quadrants #ignite #fireup #pushyourlimits #floorplay #mentalhealth #metime #selfcare #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers #zumbawithshelbyp

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@shelbypedley
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I am brave. That's what I kept telling myself as I pretended to stand on-stage in front of what I believed to be the WORLD...& announce (loudly & repeatedly) my name & that I am a ZUMBA Instructor! Oh goodness. I rehearsed for total strangers - my story - as I believed that the more confidence I exuded with my delivery, then as a result, I would magically hear my ZUMBA music play on the intercom speakers. And...when the music did not come on, that meant that I just needed to try harder (& get louder). I remember frantically emailing @karine_opasinski telling her the music wouldn't play - as I continued to play-out my own version of her story of how she found her own confidence. In her reply, Karine kindly referred me to tech support. What else could she do? Lol. Little did we all know that I was amidst a mental health crisis... Yep. I stood in the hallway, again barefoot, on the hospital floor - freshly voided without washing, because that was my way of facing my phobia about germs. If I didn't "die" from not washing my hands, then I believed that I no longer needed to wash - ever. A nurse offered me water, & I refused to have any due to me believing it had been tainted with something to "calm" me & I did NOT want someone else "controlling" my demeanor. I remained in my own state of "calm" - for MANY LONG HOURS...(I got there around 10am & now, it must've been around 8pm...not an ounce of nutrition after a 5hr workout at 4am...& I was not even phased at how hungry I should've been). I was told to put my shoes on & to quiet down. No one seemed to understand that I had a J-O-B to do...to make that darn music turn on!!! I had to SHOW that I was brave & keep (loudly) sharing my story - until that music started to play. Oh, how hard I tried...and tried. Oh, how bravely I fought against the nursing staff & security - just because I saw that needle headed my way... My husband, @jaypedley saw a side of me that he never knew existed. He saw a new type of brave. #brave #bipolarstrong #bipolarwarrior #bipolardisorder #mania #psychosis #anxiety #zumba #confidence #music #delusions #reality #hospital #phobia #germs #calm #gymlife #mentalhealth #crisis #mentalillness

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@shelbypedley
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Me, too!๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ #teampedley @Regran_ed from @jaypedley - I voted because 9 million Americans abroad need a voice that is actually heard and not ignored. They need real, tangible action. Not empty promises. #whyivotecnn#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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@shelbypedley
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Wishing that I could bottle-up this feeling that I've got - freshly worked-out & having the sun shining on me. (Just for a brief moment). It's moments like this that I need to remember how GOOD I feel after a workout...& that feeling must WIN over any excuse that I can come up with - to not move. Happy Tuesday, Ya'll!๐Ÿ˜˜ #gymhairdontcare #sunshine #gymlife #mentalhealth #feelings #happy #mood #mooddisorder #bipolarstrong #bipolardisorder #type1 #weightlossjourney #reflection #keepfighting #justkeepgoing #transformation #shelby3.0 #noexcuses #teampedley #iammorethanmydisorder #journeytoinspireothers

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@shelbypedley
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Having a mental illness is not a choice. As difficult/challenging as it is some days, I do have a choice to get-up when the alarm goes off...or to snooze. This has been a fight for me - EVERY DAY - for this past year. Thinking back to some deep, darkened days - when my body ached all over & I could barely get out of bed or off the couch...I can recall the moment when I (finally) took a shower & brushed my teeth - before dinner. Chosing to shower might not seem like a big deal to some...yet, for those, with bipolar disorder, anxiety, &/or depression...taking that 5pm shower is a HUGE step towards seeing some brighter days! Speaking of "brighter" days & making choices...we picked-up a "Happy Light" from Costco yesterday. I've got it set-up where I eat, so I can get 20 minutes with each meal & maintain just 60 minutes/daily. We'll see how that goes... With the time-change & the crappy weather, I can already feel that I've got to fight just THAT much harder to keep moving forward. I'm wishing you all the best in your day today! For my U.S. followers, remember to exercise your right to vote. We already did. #mentalillness #mentalhealth #challenges #anxiety #depression #bipolardisorder #bipolarstrong #happylight #lighttherapy #winterblues #seasonalaffectivedisorder #justkeepgoing #exercise #keepfighting #vote #choice #teampedley #iammorethanmydisorder #journeytoinspireothers

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@shelbypedley
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F*ck you, bipolar disorder! I'm NOT going down without a fight! I had EVERY excuse not to go to the gym today...f*ck that. THAT would mean that my bipolar disorder would win the day...nope. Not today. Not MY Monday!!! I may not be "cured" of my disorder...nope, this is something that I'll take to the grave. As frustrating as this is...I had 3x AMAZING weeks - where I really thought I had this whole thing figured out! Whoops. Then, I slipped. So. It's taken a few days to dust myself off & keep moving forward. Here I am. READY to throw the next punch! As I looked around the gym today, I wondered how many other people may have internal struggles - like me. I know there's got to be SOMEONE else out there - who has to fight with ALL their might - just to walk in the door! I cannot be the only one. @jockowillink Thank you for drilling #disciplineequalsfreedom into my head! I needed that. @melrobbinslive Thank you for "expecting" me to get up & do SOMETHING today - from #coffeetalk this morning. I also used #54321 throughout my morning. #askmel Would you please consider having a panel of #bipolarwarriors on your new show? As part of my recovery from my own mental illness, I'm finding that speaking out is helping - not only me - but others, too. @womenofimpact Thank you @lisabilyeu for inspiring me to take a stand & speak up. I realize that I'm all over the place today. The best thing that I can do is just focus on my self care, which is NOT selfish. I've got my meals prepped & exercise attire ready for the next sweaty engagement. Whatever struggles you're facing... #justkeepgoing . Show the world what you're really made of! #keepfighting no one knows what battles people face. #bekind #embracethesuck #mentalillness #bipolardisorder #noexcuses #gymlife #weightloss #weightlossjourney #bipolarstrong #recovery #selfcare #struggles #challenges #transformation #shelby3.0 #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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@zumbawithshelbyp
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Fall doesn't mean falling behind. Hope you've enjoyed your Halloween. I know that I have... Now, it's time to do some work! Join me for STRONG by Zumbaยฎ class - where the music will motivate you right to the finish line!!! Saturdays at 10:30am *Coming soon...Mondays at 6pm! AIM Dance Studio - Brantford #fall #halloween #strongbyzumba #strongbyzumbacanada #sbz #musicled #motivation #notadanceclass #hiit #modifications #brantford #aim #aimdancestudio #mentalhealth #fitness #fun #iammorethanmydisorder #journeytoinspireothers

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@shelbypedley
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Did you think a little rain was gonna stop us from walking to the gym this morning??? Nope. I'm not sweet enough to melt - anyway.๐Ÿ˜œ Workout - Done. Another day that I'm seriously taking credit for just showing up. Pushed myself hard enough that I will enjoy a treat tonight! Step one foot in front of the other...& Just. Keep. Going. #rainyday #gymlife #workout #noexcuses #justkeepgoing #motivation #inspiration #halloween #treat #weightloss #transformation #shelby3.0 #bipolarstrong #bipolardisorder #type1 #mania #depression #anxiety #adhd #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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@shelbypedley
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So. What do ya do when your armband snaps & breaks? You tuck your tunes & just keep going! Remember last week...how I mentioned that my goal was to challenge myself & do better than the previous week? Well...that was a great plan - I had. However...my goal today was just that I showed up! I fought staying in bed & having an extra coffee...then every.single.freakin.step. on the stair master - SUCKED! I wanted to stop. Right from GO. The thought that kept me forging ahead was about how AWESOME I'd feel when I was done! And...before I knew it, I had almost 40 minutes of cardio! Done. By the time I finished my weight training portion, you could ring out every article of clothing! I'm at the start of the 3rd week of my transformation of #shelby3.0 and I cannot WAIT to show you my progress!!! Until then, I MUST KEEP GOING! #monday #embracethesuck #goals #challenge #motivation #discipline #inspiration #disciplineequalsfreedom #cardio #stairmaster #gymlife #transformation #weightloss #healthyhabits #mentalhealth #bipolarstrong #bipolardisorder #balance #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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@shelbypedley
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Just in case you needed a reminder, before starting a new week... Say it with me: I am MORE than my disorder! #bipolarstrong #bipolardisorder #iammorethanmydisorder #journeytoinspireothers

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@shelbypedley
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We ALL need a day to rest, recover, frefresh, & rejuvinate. Hope you enjoy yours!๐Ÿ’š #restday #sunday #mentalhealth #bipolarstrong #bipolardisorder #teampedley #iammorethanmydisorder #journeytoinspireothers

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Laundry day...& we've got ALL matching socks! I'll let you in on a bit of my psychotic episode last year - when we had THREE missing socks & I was CONVINCED that some (innocent) guy down in the laundry room (minding his own business) went into our dryer & STOLE them! *He did not...said socks were later recovered from the teen's (messy, ahem) room. Anyways. Back to the socks... This was a trigger for me as I started to SPIRAL OUT OF CONTROL in a manic state of mind! I became quite agitated, to say the least...paranoia set-in by means that I was being followed. I wasn't sure by whom...the government or someone from the @zumba world...?!? But, I was (again) CONVINCED that I was being followed - to work & to ZUMBA class. This now meant I needed to HIDE! Not sure why...I hadn't done anything wrong. Inside my apartment, I still wasn't safe. I was being watched, through EVERY SINGLE PIECE OF TECHNOLOGY, including my Fitbit! I INSISTED that we needed to cover-up the tv/computer screens, phones, & even our fans that have a remote control. Everything. I turned our home into a darkened hideout. Then, I was CONVINCED that someone was trying to kill our cat by means of tampering with the water to poison him. I refused to drink the water. I stayed awake ALL night, also CONVINCED that my husband was trying to drug me... I pulled a muscle in a fitness class...& I was CONVINCED that I had breast cancer...& would get confirmation from a mammography mobile unit at the parking lot at work. From there, I was CONVINCED that I would have to get a double mastectomy, in addition, I was also going to have to have my (dominant) right arm amputated (I forget why). First thing that I thought of was how the HELL would I be able to teach my @strongbyzumba classes?!? No worries. I'd learn how to do one-armed push-ups & I wouldn't care if I had a flat chest, because I would be alive! Plus...(I might've forgotten to mention) that my psychosis had me CONVINCED that I was a superhero (most days) - when I wasn't pretending to be Katniss Everdeen from @thehungergames . Back to the socks...when @jaypedley asks me: Do we have all the socks? It's his way of reminding me of just how far I've come!๐Ÿ’š

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Be the person who decided to GO FOR IT! Join me for STRONG by Zumbaยฎ class - Saturdays at 10:30am! Try it. Ya might just like it. All fitness levels welcome. See you SOON!!!๐Ÿ˜… #sbzresults #sbz #strongbyzumba #strongbyzumbacanada #goforit #challenge #motivation #inspiration #fitness #bootcamp #notadanceclass #musicled #modifications #low #base #max #mentalhealth #zumbawithshelbyp #journeytoinspireothers

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Picked-up these beauties on a walk around the 'hood today. Something I love about Fall is the way the clusters of fallen leaves crunch under my feet!๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‘ฃ Happy Friday, Jr.!๐Ÿ˜œ #nature #walk #fall #autumn #leaves #mentalhealth #sunshine #positivevibes #happy #bipolarstrong #bipolardisorder #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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Honestly, this has been a goal of mine - as I pull myself out of a deep & lengthy bout of depression. Instead of a daily comparison of myself, I've broken things down on a weekly basis. For example...when it comes to my workouts last week, I was just easing into a routine & I cut-out some sets (here & there). This week however, I've completed ALL of my sets/reps (today - and, then some)! Next week, I'll focus on adding more weight - as I can FEEL my body getting stronger already! This is just me. I am not interested in comparing myself to others - as I've been down that road before & found it's a dead end. Hope you're rocking your Hump Day!๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ˜˜ #goals #depression #workouts #gymlife #progress #strong #humpday #bipolarstrong #bipolardisorder #type1 #bipolardepression #mania #psychosis #goalshelpmebeatthedarkness #weightloss #journey #inspiration #motivation #teampedley #iammorethanmydisorder #journeytoinspireothers

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Had a weird dream kind of night, so...I opted to sleep in a bit. This did NOT excuse my workout though! I got in & got my sh*t done! Complete sets w/ALL reps - YAAY! Now, enjoying a bit of this gorgeous morning. Cheers to Monday!โ˜• #dreams #mania #psychosis #bipolarstrong #bipolardisorder #gymlife #motivation #inspiration #weightloss #goals #goalshelpmebeatthedarkness #strong #mentalhealthwarrior #bipolardepression #teampedley #iammorethanmydisorder #journeytoinspireothers

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After just ONE week of getting OFF my tush & making consciencious food choices, I am pleased with my progress! Yes, I have been weighing myself; however, that number shall NOT dictate my health (nor my wealth)! I can just FEEL a difference by the way my clothes are fitting. Yes, in just one week. I'll show you pics. Just not yet. For now, I'm just grinning with pride.๐Ÿ˜Š #mealplan #mealprep #weightloss #journey #transformation #shelby3.0 #mentalhealth #iamworthy #bipolarstrong #bipolardisorder #type1 #antipsychoticmeds #weightgain #psychosis #delusions #mania #iamstable #balance #20thanniversarycomingup #iwillwearmyweddingdressagain #goals #watchme #teampedley #iammorethanmydisorder #journeytoinspireothers

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I do. I am.๐Ÿ’š #bipolarstrong #teampedley #iammorethanmydisorder @Regran_ed from @tombilyeu - If you don't believe that you're worthy, you won't even put in the effort. Do the work to build your self worth. It matters. #journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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Want more. Do more. BE MORE. Join me for STRONG by Zumbaยฎ class, & we'll get #ish DONE!!! **ALL fitness-levels welcome! Saturdays at 10:30AM AIM Dance Studio - Brantford See you SOON!๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜˜ #sbzresults #sbz #strongbyzumba #strongbyzumbacanada #notadanceclass #goals #motivation #fitness #bootcamp #inspiration #journey #opportunity #grateful #aimdancestudio #mentalhealth #balance #bipolarstrong #teampedley #iammorethanmydisorder #journeytoinspireothers

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What an excellent question! For those, who've known me when I lived in the states, I certainly had my manic moments & panic attacks - hidden from most. I experienced some very HIGH-highs...and extremely LOW-lows. It's really a wonder that I'm here (living/breathing). This which I did NOT know that I had mental illness. As I reflect back, I'm trying to piece together some YEARS when I was running on FUMES - somehow...someway I made it through each day. Later, I've learned that's called mania, which is a symptom of bipolar disorder. I can recall juggling throughout my day like an octopus. I remember feeling like a MASTER of multi-tasking. The reality is that those years I was living in mania. Day-in & day-out, 2 hours of sleep during the week, & then crashed for the weekend - unable to function. Then, I moved to Canada. The stress that we experienced for various reasons, I'm convinced pushed me to the edge. As stressful as things happened to pan-out, all was a blessing to discover my diagnosis so that I was able to get the help I needed. This leads me back to my reason for posting this: I started-off living here - keeping to myself, with my guard-up. Being an immigrant, even in a "friendly" country, I walked around thinking that I was Katniss Everdeen from "The Hunger Games." I lived in what I've later learned to be a hypomanic state of mind. As time went on, my paranoia absolutely took the best of me, until I was hospitalized for the 2nd time. Since I've "come out" with having mental illness, I'm slowly coming out of my shell & I've broken-down the walls to let others in. There's a number of people out there however, who (unfortunately) only got to meet the part of me that was masked with mental illness. That, my friends is the sad reality of it all. I cannot unscramble the egg. And, that's that. I am raw & real. This is me.๐Ÿ’š #bipolardisorder #bipolarstrong #mania #psychosis #bipolardepression #type1 #highs #lows #depression #anxiety #panicattacks #productivity #overachiever #multitasking #master #delusions #katnissonfire #icannotunscrambletheegg #teampedley #iammorethanmydisorder #journeytoinspireothers

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๐Ÿ’š @Regran_ed from @joanna_peace_is_my_priority - You are here, You are trying and that is always enough ๐Ÿ™ You are more than Enough ๐Ÿ’š It can be so hard and exhausting to fight your mind and the way through your days, please know that is okay and you are so brave ๐Ÿ™ Know and believe that even on your worst days when all feels impossible and you have done nothing, even then you are still fighting because that takes incredible strength and courage from within ๐Ÿ™ Take your time, rest and slowly care for yourself with a little more kindness and compassion because you are so worth it and you deserve that ๐Ÿ™ May you find a little more peace ๐Ÿ™ May you hold onto a little hope and keep going one moment at a time ๐Ÿ™ You are not alone in this ๐Ÿ’š #healingispossible #onemomentatatime #youarenotyourillness #itsokaynottobeokay #youarebrave #mentalillnessawareness #invisibleillness #chronicillness #mentalillnessisreal #breakthesilence #suicideprevention #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillnessrecovery #mentalwellnessmatters #selfcareisnecessary #holdontohope #kindnessmatters #selfcompassion #bipolardisorder #bipolar1 #bipolardepression #anxietydisorder #anxietyattack #obsessivecompulsivedisorder #posttraumaticstressdisorder #mentalillnesswarrior #innerpeace #peaceismypriority#journeytoinspireothers

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Hope ya'll didn't think I bailed on Day 3 of my workouts...lol. I won't be posting EVERY day; however, I did have something to share with you today. Due to my extra movements yesterday (gym, hiking & then a ZUMBA class), my body needed a bit more Z's. Glad I listened. It was nice to be at the gym during a later time for a change w/a different crew around. #balance was my focus for this workout...& I'm proud to say that I achieved it. While experimenting with amount of weight for each exercise...then the amount of reps, whether I did the movements concentrically or eccentrically...I focused on my breathing, etc. I was totally good until this one song came on (my gym playlist was on "shuffle") & I immediately thought of a friend, who had passed away. I started to push myself - just because that person is no longer able to "push" anything! I started to get emotional. Right then, I knew I had to break & just breathe. I could feel mania creeping-in. I did NOT want to stop mid-song...yet, I knew that I needed to find control in this moment. So...instead of doing a set of 25 reps, I did 5x sets of 5 reps. It totally worked! I found a way to get the reps in, without going over the top. YAAY! That's about all for now. Pretty excited about this road I have ahead of me. I'll share again. Until then, take care....๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ˜˜ #bipolarstrong #challenge #achievement #movement #weightloss #bipolardepression #death #triggers #mania #psychosis #antipsychoticmeds #bipolardisorder #type1 #iammorethanmydisorder #iamworthy #cbtskills #gymlife #eccentric #breathing #exercise #removethestigma #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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This is the absolute truth. Day 2 of working-out again. I could've stayed in bed - where it was mighty comfy. Instead, I took action & rolled-out. I have a newfound respect for myself...& I feel pretty pumped to be back in-action! What's played into my motivation...Is it my med change? Is it closure from a chapter in my life? Probably a bit of both. When I look in the mirror, I see that my body has changed...yet, I can see right through the layers that I've put on. I am quite encouraged to show you what I can do - with just a bit of movement & conscious food choices. Of course, I had to carefully balance NOT to over-exert myself with my workout - as I've discovered that sometimes my peaked cardio can cause my mania to creep-in. And...yes, throughout my workout, I still saw "dead people" - which happens to be people, who resemble those from my past - who have died. I'm just in a different place now - mentally, & I've found a sense of peace with each encounter. This is just Day 2...& I'm feeling pretty darn proud. #bipolarstrong #bipolardisorder #type1 #cbt #cbtskills #psychosis #iammorethanmydisorder @Regran_ed from @thegoodquote - #thegoodquote ๐ŸŒป#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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Yep. Got my endorphins kick-started today. Now, to keep kicking... #mentalhealth #mentalillness #bipolarstrong #bipolardisorder #bipolardepression #depression #happy #mania #hypomania #balance #gymlife #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley @Regran_ed from @thegoodquote - #thegoodquote ๐ŸŒป#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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Happy Monday! Choose to make it a great week! @Regran_ed from @positivevibesquotes - You deserve happiness and everything youโ€™ve been wishing for. โค๏ธ#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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This is where I am today... Feeling worthy and proud for simply waking-up & rolling-out! I know it might not seem much...& that's ok. No one wears my shoes, except for me. I'll have you know - it took some guts to walk into this building again after a lengthy hiatus. Previously, I had feared some completely irrational thoughts/ideas - like seeing cockroaches crawling on the ceiling (they were only screws)...& fearing that I would die if I used the lockers in a particular area. I also had to face a number of "dead people." During a psychotic episode, I encountered real people, who resembled someone, I knew that had died. If I didn't push myself hard enough, I had let that person down. On the other hand, if I worked my A$$ off...well, then the person would come back to life. Listen. I KNOW how absurd this all sounds! I do. This is a little glimpse into the world of Bipolar Affective Disorder (type 1) with psychosis, ADHD, & anxiety. I've done a LOT of reflecting, & I am convinced that due to particular stresses, I entered a lengthy bout of psychosis. How else might one explain pretending to be Katiss Everdeen from the Hunger Games - just to get through each day?!? Seriously. This psychosic state of mind had me paranoid about EVERYTHING! I would see things, hear things, smell & even taste things that just didn't exist. As a result, I said things & did things that I would NOT have done - with a well mind. With the help of my medication regime & many hours of therapy, I am happy to report: I am stable. Mental illness might've knocked me down...yet, I am back up & swinging! That's about all I've got for now. Happy Monday, ya'll!โœŒ๐Ÿ˜˜ #monday #motivation #iamworthy #proud #kiss #gymlife #hiatus #psychosis #katnissonfire #death #delusions #bipolardisorder #bipolar #type1 #mania #hypomania #depression #hallucinations #mentalillness #mentalhealth #mentalhealthwarrior #bipolarstrong #teampedley #iammorethanmydisorder #journeytoinspireothers

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YESSS!!! @Regran_ed from @positivevibesquotes - Excuses are for those who donโ€™t want it bad enough. #pvq#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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๐Ÿ’ฅPow!๐Ÿ’ฅ Join me for STRONG by Zumbaยฎ class & we'll punch our way through - TOGETHER!๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘Š Saturdays at 10:30am AIM Dance Studio - Brantford See you SOON!!!๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜… #sbz #sbzresults #strongbyzumba #strongbyzumbacanada #strong #motivation #inspiration #hiit #musicled #notadanceclass #bootcamp #punch #kick #burpees #plank #jumpingjacks #mentalhealth #warrior #bipolarstrong #iammorethanmydisorder #zumbawithshelbyp #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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As part of my recovery from mental illness, I wish to share this part of my story with you... Coming up just a year ago, I quit my job while in a psychotic/delusional state of mind. I later learned that I was manic & experiencing psychosis - due to my bipolar affective disorder (type 1). There are many details that I will refrain from disclosing here, on social media - just because. This is just one of those times where I have to believe: everything happens for a reason. For the past year, I've not only had to come to terms with having a mental illness, but I've also had to accept the fact that my mental illness cost me my job. Yes, this has been a long year. Here's the silver lining to yesterday's #worldmentalhealthday ...I was told that my experience has been a catalyst to bringing a positive change to the lives of others, who may find themselves in my similiar situation. Honestly, that's all that I want to do in life - make a positive impact in the lives of others. So. If my actions/behaviors ended up helping others - then this is all how it's supposed to be. I have this quick story about "signs." During our drive, I told my husband that I felt my Grandpa's presence. Not two minutes later, we passed a truck with the sign: "Grandpa Transport Line." Yep. I thought that was pretty cool. Now, what's next - you ask? Well, that's a good question... I think it's time for Shelby 3.0 to emerge. The 2.0 version made an appearance last year, but just couldn't maintain sustainance. Before anyone questions/comments about "why" I feel I need to change. Here's the short version: the 65+# that I've packed on with my antipsychotics has just become too much for my body to handle. And...that's that. If you wish to join me on my next transformation journey, message me. Let's make some positive changes - TOGETHER!!!๐Ÿ’š #mentalillness #bipolarstrong #bipolardisorder #psychosis #mania #iamenough #antipsychotics #weightgain #weightloss #everythinghappensforareason #grandpatransportline #positivevibes #catalyst #transformation #shelby2.0 #shelby3.0 #cmhanational #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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Today is a pretty big day. At times, I feel as though I'm still coming off a "high" from the happenings of a recent fundraiser. Then, I still have those low days. Today is a different day though. The sun is shining. I'll be showering & getting myself presentable. Today is not only humpday ...it's World Mental Health Day. I definitely do believe in signs. Today is the day that proves we can ALL do a better job when it comes to mental health. That's all for now. #katnissonfire #iamok #bipolarstrong #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley @Regran_ed from @cmhanational - Today is #worldmentalhealthday! 1 in 5 Canadians experience #mentalillness in any given year, but 5 in 5 Canadians have #mentalhealth. Check in on your loved ones today, and check in on your own mental health. . . . . . #mentalhealthmatters #mentalillnessawareness #mentalhealthawareness #selfcare #selflove #peersupport #recoverycommunity #mentalhealthwarrior #mentalhealthhero #recoverycommunity #wellness #workplacewellness #workplacementalhealth #studentmentalhealth #campusmentalhealth #endstigma #breakthestigma#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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@Regran_ed from @thegoodquote - #thegoodquote ๐ŸŒป#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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@Regran_ed from @thegoodquote - #thegoodquote ๐ŸŒป#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š @Regran_ed from @thegoodquote - #thegoodquote ๐ŸŒป#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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This is Mental Illness Awareness Week #miaw2018 Looking ahead...Let's Talk Day should be everyday.๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’š Keep talking about mental illness. Reach out. You are NOT alone! #removethestigma #endthestigma #mentalillness #mentalillnessawareness #bipolardisorder #bipolarstrong #iammorethanmydisorder @Regran_ed from @bell_letstalk - Did you hear?ย #BellLetsTalkย Day is January 30, 2019! Tag your friends and family to help us spread the word.ย  #miaw18#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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Excellent mindset to start a new week/month... @Regran_ed from @positivevibesquotes - Stop trying to be someone else to impress others. Be YOU.#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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@Regran_ed from @thegoodquote - #thegoodquote ๐ŸŒป#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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@Regran_ed from @thegoodquote - #thegoodquote ๐ŸŒป#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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Yesterday I co-hosted an event: Danceathon for Mental Illness (search for the event page on FB). I was priviledged to have the opportunity to network with a number of ZUMBAยฎ Instructors in my area. Some instructors disclosed their own personal stories about dealings with anxiety and depression. Having been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder (type 1) with psychosis, ADHD, & anxiety, I think I've "earned" the right to tell these ladies: Trust me, I get it. I'm here for you.๐Ÿ’š With permission granted to share, one instructor had a challenging week - dealing with her anxiety. By the morning of the event, I did not know for certain if this instructor would make it. She did though.๐Ÿ’š Boy, was I ever SOO proud of this person, whom I'd just met! She literally ROCKED the stage (along with all the other instructors)!๐Ÿ‘Š Between last night & this morning, I've received such POSITIVE feedback regarding this event!๐Ÿ’š This one, in particular, struck me: "I was where I was supposed to be without knowing I needed to be there."๐Ÿ™ That simply took my breath away. That, my friends, is the POWER OF DANCE!!!๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜… This instructor had a crappy week...doubted whether she'd be able to push-through her anxiety...yet, she KNEW that she JUST NEEDED TO DANCE IT OUT! At this point, I shall transition from project Danceathon into my next project: ME.๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’š Yesterday's event has given me JUST the boost that I needed to jump-start my fitness journey! Since I was first hospitalized with mental illness, I've managed to pack on 65 pounds (with the help of certain psychiatric meds). As I am weened off of the particular culprit (Olanzapine), I shall re-focus my energies on making wiser food choices...AND GET MY TAIL IN-GEAR!!! I've lost 63 pounds before JUST by walking - literally. I KNOW that I can do it again!๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜… There are SOO many messages that I have to share: -You are NOT alone (especially when you think you are)! -Keep pushing (especially those days when you doubt that you can push-through...you CAN)! #danceathon #mentalillness #event #zumba #anxiety #depression #bipolar #psychosis #mania #bipolardepression #bipolardisorder #dance #powerofdance #positivevibes #weightgain #teampedley

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High Knee Runs! @Regran_ed from @strongbyzumba - Master high knee runs by: 1๏ธโƒฃ. Lifting your chest 2๏ธโƒฃ. Engaging your core 4๏ธโƒฃ. Keeping a neutral spine You got this ๐Ÿ‘#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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The event we've all been waiting for...๐Ÿ’š #grateful @Regran_ed from @aimdance_kellybrian - "Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much." ~Helen Keller~ ๐Ÿ’š โ™กxoxo We've got so much already to be thankful for. ๐Ÿ˜Š The awesome volunteer instructors and students from AIM Dance. Thank you all for being generous with your time and talents ๐Ÿค— The Zumba Family that responded to lead songs. ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ”Š ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜ƒ Plus the many generous donations for the silent auction and door prizes from the community and our friends/family. ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’• For tickets to event contact Brian via Email [email protected] โฌ…๏ธ E-transfer, debit, credit and cash . . #mentalillness #fundraiser #notalone #together #helping #brantford #dancestudio #danceinstructors #fitness #exercise #mentalhealth #friends #nia #socacize #bollyx #aimdance #happy #zumba #lovemystudents #livefortoday #mentalhealth #dancefamily #dancelife #neverstopdancing #helenkeller #inspiration #inspirationalquotes#journeytoinspireothers

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Happy Monday!๐Ÿ˜Š #bipolarstrong #iammorethanmydisorder Regrann from @thegoodquote - Forward is foward #thegoodquote ๐ŸŒป#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

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@zumbawithshelbyp
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Happy Fall Ya'll!!!๐Ÿ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ‚ Something pretty awesome happened this morning... I led today's STRONG by Zumbaยฎ class with some people I haven't seen in a while...AND, a couple of new participants! What an exhilarating experience! There's such a feeling of accomplishment...instead of saying "I should" & being able to replace it with "I did." Thank you for joining me today! Just a friendly reminder that we will not have class for the next TWO weeks: Sept 29th 1-4pm is the Danceathon for Mental Illness *Contact AIM for advanced tickets -$10/person (or $20/person at-door) Oct 6th - Thanksgiving Holiday weekend *MARK YOUR CALENDARS: I shall see you again for my next STRONG by Zumbaยฎ class on Saturday, October 13th! Let's get fit - TOGETHER!๐Ÿ˜… Enjoy the rest of your weekend! See you again soon!๐Ÿ˜˜ #sbzresults #sbz #strongbyzumba #strongbyzumbacanada #fitness #hiit #workout #challenge #motivation #inspiration #brantford #aim #aimdancestudio #grateful #mentalillness #mentalhealth #bipolarstrong #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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This post got me thinking about how I've opened up about my battle with mental illness - here on social media. This has been a bit of a practice run. I've spoken openly to smaller groups - such as my fitness class participants. Next week, I'll have an opportunity to speak to a larger group at an event fundraiser that I'm co-hosting. I'm feeling a bit nervous about what to say. We shall see how it all goes down. Then, I'll be onto my next speaking opp... Speaking out about my recovery with mental illness has been absolutely crucial to my recovery. I shall not be silenced.๐Ÿ’š #teampedley #ihavebipolardisorder #iamnotbipolar #personfirst #iammorethanmydisorder #iamenough Regrann from @bpmagforbipolar - โ€œVulnerability is the key to empathy, but it is also a double-edged sword. โ€ฆ When you put yourself โ€˜out there,โ€™ now someone has information they can use against you, but I guess for me the positive outweighs the negative.โ€ -Mary Lambert www.bphope.com #fridayfeeling #mentalhealthmatters #selfrespect #bipolarawareness #bipolardepression #bipolartype1 #bipolartype2 #anxiety #selfesteem #confidence #wordsofwisdom #quote #wordstoliveby #depression #hope #keeptalkingmh #bipolarstrong#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

ZUMBA With Shelby P media on instagram
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"My body is screaming and I love it." - STRONG by Zumbaยฎ participant๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’“ What will YOU say?๐Ÿ˜… How will YOU feel?๐Ÿ”ฅ Join me & let's find out!๐Ÿ™ STRONG by Zumbaยฎ class Saturdays at 10:30am AIM Dance Studio - Brantford See you SOON!!!๐Ÿ˜˜ #sbzresults #strongbyzumba #strongbyzumbacanada #sbz #notadanceclass #hiit #bootcamp #fitness #weekend #sweattothebeat #musicled #weloveburpees #lovehate #metime #mentalhealth #journeytoinspireothers

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Just wrapping up this thought-provoking read. Took my time letting each chapter sink-in. I'm now awaiting the start of my next #brenebrown book..."Rising Strong." @katiejl8683๐Ÿ’š #iamenough #letgo #embracewhoyouare #thegiftsofimperfection #bipolarstrong #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

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Regrann from @thegoodquote - #thegoodquote ๐ŸŒป#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

Shelby Pedley media on instagram
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Regrann from @thegoodquote - #thegoodquote ๐ŸŒป#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann