Shelby Pedley media on instagram
@shelbypedley
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  • 9 hours ago

Recovery from mental illness is a work in-progress. Today was a pretty decent day (off). It's the days that are not part of my "routine" that tend to be hit or miss... I'm SOO grateful that the sun was shining & I was surrounded by my 3 favourite fellas. I'll take it.👍💚🙏 #mentalhealth #mentalillness #family #support #recovery #progress #positivevibes #sunshine #spring #bipolardisorder #bipolarwarrior #bipolarrecovery #iammorethanmydisorder #journeytoinspireothers #teampedley

AIM Dance & Fitness Studio media on instagram
@aimdance_kellybrian
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  • 2 months ago

#Repost @zumbawithshelbyp ・・・ Since the start of the new year, I've been pretty quiet on social media. Late last year, I started a part-time job. Then I added a full-time job to that. In addition, I've been working with a transformation coach to help me say goodbye to 23 lbs (so far). Needless to say...when it comes to teaching fitness classes, I have not managed to carve time out of my days to practice any new material. As a result of my busy schedule recently, I did experience a brief manic episode, which of course was followed by a bout of depression. Not fun. I've worked VERY hard to manage my recovery from mental illness, and I just cannot jeopardize my mental health by taking on any additional stress. NOT being able to deliver new material has been completely stressing me & creating anxiety. So...I have made the decision to press the "pause" button on teaching STRONG by Zumba® classes and focus on me. When my body and mind have rested enough, I would LOVE to come back to the AIM Family! Saturday morning, I had the opportunity to speak, in-person to some participants - to explain the reasons behind cancelling my classes. It's NOT you...it's me. I just need some time to sort-through some things in my life - before I can think about teaching again. My biggest fear/hang-up is feeling/knowing that I'm letting people down. However...at this time, I need to take a bit of my own advice: Remember to take time for yourself & get that 1st breath of oxygen, BEFORE trying to take care of others. Self-care is NOT selfish...it's quite necessary to maintaining a strong & healthy mental status. I want to thank ALL of you for your care, concern, & understanding. And, those sweaty hugs were totally an extra bonus that helped me feel your love & support! From the bottom of my heart, I thank you.💚 Take care of yourselves & others. See you SOON!😘 With love, Shelby😊 #selfcare #selfcareisnotselfish #mentalhealth #stress #anxiety #bipolarwarrior #bipolardisorder #type1 #psychosis #mania #depression #recovery #love #support #passion #family #AIM #AIMdancestudio #grateful #SBZ #STRONGbyZumba #STRONGbyZumbaCanada #ZUMBA #ZumbaWithShelbyP #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

Shelby Pedley media on instagram
@shelbypedley
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  • 4 months ago

Want to be inspired? Follow her.. Reposted from @crutching_tigress - ** HUGE NEWS ** ⁣ ⁣ I’m coming up on 10 years of being injured. Over the years, my doctors have suggested amputating my right leg. I couldn’t fathom losing my leg. I was in such a terrible place & that would have pushed me over the edge. I thought that my right leg would eventually catch up to the rest of my body. ⁣ ⁣ I went from having no feeling at all in my right leg to experiencing non-stop nerve pain for 9+ years. It’s difficult to sleep & concentrate with the pain. My right leg drags & catches on things, making me fall every day. My leg & my crutches are now holding me back. I’ve been immersed in therapy to deal with my Mon dying & my marriage ending. I feel stronger, mentally, spiritually & physically, than I’ve ever felt. I no longer feel like my leg would be “taken from me”, if it was amputated. Instead, the dead-weight removed would open up a world of possibilities. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ The decision to amputate my right leg is not something that I've taken lightly. After having tests done recently, I learned that my right leg was essentially dead shortly below the knee, due to poor circulation & nerve damage. I was told that the damage could continue to move up my leg above my knee, which would be terrible. I want the best future possible. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ I had the surgery on Thursday!! I’m pumped to have this new life 🙌🏽 I told my surgeon that my goal is to RUN the NYCM in November on a prosthetic. He said it can definitely happen & he'll come to cheer me on!! ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ I’m happy that I chose this NOW. I'm super in shape (I've been eating healthy & working out to be my best & healthiest self, for two years, in preparation for this surgery). ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ I’m taking back control of my life. I feel liberated. Elated for this next chapter. I felt God & my Mom with me the entire time.⁣ ⁣ I love you all!!! Here’s to new beginnings & not being afraid to start over again. Life is meant to Life is meant to be lived. I’m ready for this!! 🔥 ⁣ ⁣ #TranstoemationTuesday #GiveThemAnInchTheyllTakeAFoot #AnklesAreOverrated #HalfOffPedicures4Life #GimpinAintEasy #TheresANew5ToedFreakOnTheBlock #journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

Shelby Pedley media on instagram
@shelbypedley
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  • 4 months ago

Resharing again, because I forgot to paste the credits earlier... Reposted from @crutching_tigress - Part 1: ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ A little bit about me from the Para @spartan Episode which aired on @espn this past Sunday night 🔥#journeytoinspireothers - #regrann

Shelby Pedley media on instagram
@shelbypedley
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  • 4 months ago

Delayed gratification. A practice of patience. Getting ready for a challenge. What AMAZING things are in the works for 2019! Totally PUMPED to share with you! This awesomeness will take a LOT of hard work & some time... I may be a bit quiet while I'm hard at work...just want to assure you that I'm in a good place & I'm READY to get busy!!!💪😅👊 Happy Holidays!😘 #delayedgratification #practice #patience #challenge #amazing #pumped #awesomeness #work #shelby3 .0 #transformation #mentalhealth #wellness #bipolarstrong #bipolarwarrior #bipolardisorder #recovery #iamstablewithmedication #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

Shelby Pedley media on instagram
@shelbypedley
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  • 5 months ago

This past Friday, I started a new job. I'm out the door before 3:30AM, & I'm back home before 10AM. Breakfast, loungepants, & coffee by our crackling fire... Plenty of time to get other stuff done (including a nap, if I wish) before my class tonight. Then I do it all over again tomorrow. Happy Monday!😊 #job #work #busyseason #holidays #breakfast #loungepants #coffee #cracklingfire #sbz #class #nap #mentalhealth #selfcare #footsies #mylove #monday #intraining #lotstolearn #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #justkeepgoing #journeytoinspireothers @jaypedley

Shelby Pedley media on instagram
@shelbypedley
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  • 5 months ago

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

Shelby Pedley media on instagram
@shelbypedley
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  • 5 months ago

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.💚 Much love to y'all!😘 #battle #mind #superpower #newjob #orientation #positivevibes #mentalhealth #mentalillness #bipolarstrong #bipolarwarrior #bipolardisorder #anxiety #depression #mania #psychosis #change #challenge #ChallengeBringsChange #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

Z With Shelby P media on instagram
@z_withshelbyp
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  • 5 months ago

Replace "I should" with "I did." Join me for STRONG by Zumba® classes on Saturdays at 10:30AM & Mondays at 6PM! AIM Dance Studio - Brantford We've got some sweatin' to do... LET'S GO!!!😅 #STRONGbyZumba #SBZResults #SBZ #STRONGbyZumbaCanada #STRONG #Saturday #Monday #inspiration #motivation #fitness #Instructor #fun #hiit #musicled #PushYourLimits #SweatToTheBeat #Mentalhealth #everyonehasmentalhealth #happy #endorphins #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers #ZumbaWithShelbyP

Shelby Pedley media on instagram
@shelbypedley
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  • 5 months ago

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...💚 #trusttheprocess #feelings #progress #mentalhealth #everyonehasmentalhealth #weightlossjourney #mentalillness #bipolarstrong #bipolarwarrior #bipolardisorder #depression #anxiety #panicattack #mania #psychosis #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

Shelby Pedley media on instagram
@shelbypedley
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  • 6 months ago

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.💚 #ihavebipolardisorder #iamnotbipolar #personfirst #language #newweek #mentaldisorder #healthcondition #people #individuals #humanbeings #respect #stopandthinkbeforeyouspeak #mentalillness #mentalhealth #iammorethanmydisorder #diabetes #autism #bipolarstrong #bipolarwarrior #bipolardisorder #type1 #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers

Z With Shelby P media on instagram
@z_withshelbyp
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  • 6 months ago

Each drop of sweat makes you that much stronger. Believe it. Then, experience it for yourself: STRONG by Zumba® class Saturdays at 10:30AM & now, Mondays at 6:00PM! AIM Dance Studio - Brantford ALL fitness levels welcome. See you SOON!!!😅 #fitness #hiit #STRONGbyZumba #STRONGbyZumbaCanada #STRONG #mindset #fitnessclass #modifications #variations #fun #musicled #mentalhealth #everyonehasmentalhealth #metime #selfcareisnotselfish #AIMdancestudio #AIM #iammorethanmydisorder #teampedley #journeytoinspireothers #ZUMBAWithShelbyP

Shelby Pedley media on instagram
@shelbypedley
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  • 6 months ago

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.💚 #bekind #kindness #love #empathy #journey #Sunday #restday #refuel #recharge #selfcare #selfcareisnotselfish #gentlereminder #breathe #mentalhealth #everyonehasmentalhealth #bipolarstrong #bipolardisorder #teampedley #iammorethanmydisorder #journeytoinspireothers

Shelby Pedley media on instagram
@shelbypedley
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  • 6 months ago

Balance. This is something that I am constantly practicing. At times, I may think that I've got it figured out...& then, I discover that too much of something may tip my scale into a place - I no longer want to be. So. Back on track. Monitoring my mood throughout each day. Knowing that my body needs a DAILY dose of exercise...yet, I have to be careful NOT to push myself (too hard) into mania. Ahh...Balance. This reminder applies to us ALL - in one way or another - not just for someone with mental illness. May you find the balance you need in your life. Go ROCK this Fri-Yay!!! #balance #practice #discovery #scale #exercise #mood #mooddisorder #mania #happy #depression #bipolardisorder #bipolarstrong #anxiety #highs #lows #bipolardepression #friyay #motivation #justkeepgoing #weightlossjourney #transformation #shelby3 .0 #teampedley #iammorethanmydisorder #journeytoinspireothers

Shelby Pedley media on instagram
@shelbypedley
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  • 6 months ago

Me, too!🇺🇸 #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

Shelby Pedley media on instagram
@shelbypedley
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  • 6 months ago

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

Shelby Pedley media on instagram
@shelbypedley
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  • 6 months ago

Another day for the ducks. This 1st day of November, we've DRAGGED ourselves to the gym - after indulging in Halloween treats (yes, that was plural). Hope you enjoyed yours. Now, it's time to get back on-track!💪🔥😅 #teampedley #shelby3 .0 #justkeepgoing #gymlife #transformation #weightloss #halloween #rainyday #bipolarstrong #bipolardisorder #mentalhealth #iammorethanmydisorder #journeytoinspireothers

Shelby Pedley media on instagram
@shelbypedley
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  • 6 months ago

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

Z With Shelby P media on instagram
@z_withshelbyp
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  • 6 months ago

Be the person who decided to GO FOR IT! Join me for STRONG by Zumba® class - Saturdays at 10:30am! Try it. Ya might just like it. All fitness levels welcome. See you SOON!!!😅 #SBZResults #SBZ #STRONGbyZumba #STRONGbyZumbaCanada #goforit #challenge #motivation #inspiration #fitness #bootcamp #NotaDanceClass #musicled #modifications #low #base #max #mentalhealth #ZumbaWithShelbyP #journeytoinspireothers