We are going to tell you right now, we didn’t know what we were getting ourselves into. We just knew that everything that we wanted was on the other side of fear — fear of failure, fear of rejection, fear of not being enough.

Four months ago we had this ‘small’ idea: we wanted to run in the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon, raise a little money for an organization, and bring a small team of individuals together who have all faced their own type of adversity. You know, we just wanted to have some fun?!

Well now here we are, standing amongst a group of some of the most fearless, strong, and inspiring people that we know, we have beat our goal of $5 000, $10 000, $15 000 and have collectively raised $16 319.50 for the National Eating Disorder Information Centre, and somehow we have just ran 42km. Reflecting on every coffee-shop meeting, every hour-long brainstorming phone call, every late-night email, every fundraising event hosted, every defeating setback that we have had to overcome that would lead us to this  exact moment and resultantly surprise ourselves in the process. Since launching UR Enough people have said, “Oh, I could do something like that. I could create a platform like yours.” If that is the case, why is it that more people aren’t? What is it that is limiting us? Owning our story and loving ourselves through the process is the bravest thing that we could ever do. We know that not everyone is going to get it, but there is a dire need for people to recognize their ‘enough-ness’. With mental health illnesses on the rise and our own worth being based on the number of ‘likes’ we receive, people aren’t appreciated for the trials that they do face and in the midst of their struggles they feel shame for being human. But watch what will happen, the magic that will unfold when you give a person just enough comfort to be themselves. For us, we feel lucky everyday to have found each other, both crazy enough to pursue something like this. But you don’t need to create a platform to show compassion and give society’s view of ‘perfection’ the middle finger. You just need to be a human.

Just because the marathon is over, by no means does that mean that you are done hearing from us. This race was the base of our Everest. We have grown to discover and learn that acceptance and self-love has been placed on the back burner for many individuals, and we want to help change that. We plan to continue shining light and conversation to topics that are rarely discussed — highlighting the stories that make us most human. It might expose our vulnerabilities but it will sound like truth and feel like courage. Together we can be the force of change and use this platform to pave the way to a world where self-love, acceptance, and belonging is the norm.

And because we haven’t said enough, last weekend was pure magic. We still can’t quite comprehend the magnitude of what happened. Not only was there a community of individuals that came together to cheer and celebrate one and other, but an entire city. It was a reminder of our capabilities as humans.

“The truth is: Belonging starts with self-acceptance. Your level of belonging, in fact, can never be greater than your level of self-acceptance, because believing you are enough is what gives you the courage to be authentic, vulnerable and imperfect.” – Brené Brown

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The much anticipated and sold-out UR Enough x RIDE charity event that happened at Ride Cycle Club on October 11th was an absolute success — 56 inspiring individuals came together to celebrate their bodies, their health, and their community. Our ride instructor Kyle, a badass dude with the spirit animal of Kanye, kept us energized, inspired, and challenged throughout the entire spin class. It didn’t matter if the rider was new to the spin-game or was experienced sitting in the front row, Kyle’s fresh playlist with remixed hits from 50 Cent to Michael Jackson and his choice of dim lighting played to the strengths of all of the riders in the room. The smiles and energy from everyone that night has left us on a high that has lasted the whole week.

On behalf of UR Enough, thank you to everyone that came to the UR Enough x RIDE event. With your support, involvement, and enthusiasm, the event was successful at raising more than $1300 for the National Eating Disorder Information Centre, a non-profit organization that provides supportive resources on eating disorders, and food and weight preoccupation. Day by day, we are starting to realize the power of UR Enough and how this small venture can be used to inspire, motivate, and support individuals from all walks of life. When we draw our attention to the power of being a human, we can recognize and appreciate our beauty and shine light on the ‘enough-ness’ that we all are.

Our sponsored goodie bags, thoughtfully created from the donations of Bounce Energy Balls, Endurance Tap, Flow Water, Saje Natural Wellness, and The Courage Collective, supported our riders health and wellness. Thank you to all of our sponsors for their generous donations.

If you missed out on this last event, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up-to-date with all future events.

 

 

 

 

 

For the past few weeks we have been working hard behind the scenes preparing for our next community event. With the success of our last event, we were eager to see what we would come up with.

Well, we are excited to announce that UR Enough has teamed up with RIDE Cycle Club for our very first Charity Ride! The class will be held at their Ossington location in Toronto on Wednesday, October 11th. The real kicker is that ALL proceeds from this ride will be donated to the National Eating Disorder Information Centre.

We couldn’t think of a better studio to partner with:

We RIDE to get lost in the music, the movement and the pack. We RIDE to get stronger, we RIDE to get better, and we RIDE to find our best selves. We RIDE united. We RIDE to the rhythm. We RIDE as one. Together we are strong.

This is going to be an event that you do not want to miss. Ride registration will open a week in advance to the event. But don’t worry — we will be posting frequent reminders leading up to the event so you don’t miss out on a spot.

Come support a cause that we all believe in, and get your sweat on in the process. This will be a night to dedicated to celebrating your ‘enough-ness’.

Be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up-to-date with this event.

Many Hugs,

Kelsey & Mandi

Over the weekend, UR Enough hosted their first community event in Toronto! Let’s just take that in for a moment…

Holy. Man.

We were a small group, but a mighty group at that. As we all know it can take some major self-talk and willpower to get out of bed early in the morning, let alone on a Saturday morning, all to just be physically active.

[I mean let’s get real here for a second — TIFF is currently happening. We have movies that we want to watch and places that we want to be on our Friday night.]

But what was most spectacular was that we were all there with the same intentions; there is no better of a feeling than bringing a group of beautiful souls together to merely celebrate their bodies, their health and their community. Everyone in that room was celebrating their own ‘enough-ness’. It is because of this positive mindset and our feelings of gratitude that we are already working diligently on our next community event. We strongly believe in this mighty community of ours, and while it continues to grow we hope that we may continue to dream, create, and inspire.

A huge thank-you needs to be shared with our own UR Enough team member, Thalia Kane. For the most of us, this was our first Eccentrics class and, after the burn we felt from your workout, I can assure you that it will not be our last. Your energy throughout the whole class was contagious and it powered us until the bitter end. So thank-you for leaving us all inspired with smiles upon our faces.

Thank-you to Belmonte Raw Juice for your contribution to the event and rejuvenating us with your organic cold-pressed juices.

And to the participants who came out to experience the event, thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for your kind donations. All proceeds raised were donated to the National Eating Disorder Information Centre.

For all future events, be sure to follow us on Instagram and Facebook to stay up-to-date.

We hope that you all have an amazing week.

Many Hugs,

Kelsey and Mandi

 

In just a little under two months, the UR Enough team will be participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon with the goal of raising money for the National Eating Disorder Information Centre. This event will be held on October 22, 2017 in Toronto, Canada.

If you haven’t yet heard of this organization, NEDIC is a non-profit organization that provides supportive resources on eating disorders, and food and weight preoccupation. They not only have additional educational programs that target children and youth and professional development, but they are Canada’s ONLY National Toll-Free Helpline. They provide information on treatment options, and support to people across Canada either directly or indirectly affected by disordered eating.

At UR Enough, we believe that one person has the ability to make a difference, but it’s when people come together as a community that they can create a movement.

And so, this is the part that we ask you to join us.

Whether you are a seasoned runner, or your idea of a marathon is the six seasons you’ve found on Netflix, this is a race that is fit for all abilities. While the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is an annual marathon, the race day also includes a half marathon and 5 km race.

For registration instruction, please visit the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon page.

If you are unable to participate in this years event, you can still support the UR Enough team. Click here to donate in support of NEDIC.