I was sitting in traffic, trying to get to work, feeling despair over what I was reading on FB posts, from past peers, friends, loved ones... great intensity of emotions, either for the state of affairs-condoning and defending our leadership or deeply against it all. ⠀
I truly cannot understand or reconcile, how some people can look away from hideous behaviors just to applaud one. ⠀
So, that was it. Sitting in dense traffic, I had decided that I would quit FB, for a good while. My heart was staying so burdened-heavy.
Then I get to work and get a call from a gal that had been in one of my courses, over 2 years ago. She proceeded to tell me that she was putting on this Regional YMCA fitness event and would I consider being their Keynote Speaker. She went on to say that she stalks me on social media, and appreciates my authentic voice and presence, that she has followed me and has been so inspired, since that course. That I, in essence, had become a mentor to her from afar. ⠀
I was a tad rattled and cried a little bit, completely floored by this revelation and request. ⠀
I mentioned this all to her and her words were this, “impact has no measure.”⠀
When we show up and lean in to our truth, worrying more about our integrity and transparency than “fitting in” or following along, in time, that truth is appreciated and acknowledged. In time. We all have a story to tell. It is pretty magical when you can use your story, in the work you do, risking the feeling of “standing alone” to show up in every thing you do, in your truth. No matter. ⠀
We never know the impact we leave by choosing to be vulnerable and real -on stage, at a course, at a dinner party, a conference...that someone in your presence may have been affected, they call you in a few years, to speak at their event, because their heart was so moved. ⠀
@brenebrown says this, “As it turns out, men and women who have the deepest sense of belonging are people who also have the courage to stand alone when called to do that.” She goes on to say, “that when we “fit in” as opposed to “belong” we acclimate to the situation instead of standing for our authentic self.”⠀
May more of us find our courage to belong.
6 months ago
Raise your hand if you ever felt like your body was against you.
Hopefully I’m not the only one standing here by myself like a fool. I imagine I’m not.
Whether you’re struggling with weight loss, reproductive health issues, gut health problems, chronic pain, or a physical disability, know that your body is still working for you.I know that this is a hard thing to accept, but our bodies were designed for us to thrive. Which is why it is important that we listen to our bodies and give them what they need, so that they can do their jobs.
For many years I felt like my body was against me. I struggle to lose weight and didn’t understand why it wouldn’t do what I wanted it to do. But over the past several years, I’ve learned that it was because I wasn’t listening to it. It did not understand why I wouldn’t do what it needed me to do. So despite what any trainer, medical provider, or health coach tells you your body is the expert not them. Find one that will listen to you and your body so that you guys can find a plan that helps you heal and reach your health goals.
Does this affirmation resonate for you? Print it off and post it somewhere, so your subconscious can start and believe that your body is on your side. Do you use affirmations? If so, drop your favorite below!
Guess what day it is?!?! #NationalSelfieDay📸📱🤳
So much energy in both 5:15 & 630pm classes tonight. Love you all🙏🙏🙏🙏
1 year ago
|| @mtlcomiccon || photo taken from our conference yesterday at Comic Con about the arms of Thor and the legs of Wonder Woman. So fun speaking about these iconic characters to a sold out group of comic book lovers. Combining my love of fitness with my love of superheroes 👊🏽⚡️
1 year ago
Yesterday marked 33 years of me living on this earth..
So much growth has happened in 33 years, and to be honest, it feels like most of it has happened in the last 2! (I know, crazy right?)
If you would have told me, just 2 years ago, that I would be a successful online fitness coach, be as open minded as I’m learning to be, be joining forces with one of the most amazing non-profits out there, be ok with not having reached my goals because I’ve learned to enjoy the journey.. if you would have told me all of that, I would have laughed at you!
There is something to be said about the grind, and doing the work, but the real trick is learning to value yourself as a human, and not giving that value terms or conditions.
What you accomplish does not determine your value. How many degrees you have does not determine your value. How many friends or followers you have does not determine your value. What your body looks like, does not determine your value. How much stuff you have, doesn’t do it either.
The moment you realize that you are valuable and happy with where you are in this moment, you have won. Take away all judgement of where you are right now, so your future can become your NOW. Let go of the worry, when has it ever changed the outcome of the situation you’re worried about? Judgement and worry are not serving you, and they cannot exist in the same place as certainty and faith.
I have so much gratitude for the last 33 years, and can’t wait to see what I’ll learn in the next 33. 💛
6 hours ago
MY FATHERS BIGGEST MISTAKE WHEN RAISING ME...🤔
(Send this to a friend that needs strength)
Has anyone ever been here?⬇️
Hiding your goals or dreams because you’re too nervous of the response from loved ones and friends?
I think it’s easy to say most of us have been there before. We have a goal or idea and the first people we share it with are the people to judge it, knock it or maybe even laugh at it.
Battling the noise of opinions will be one of the hardest parts of accomplishing any goal or dream.
I often see when our clients are starting their plans one of the first areas of resistance is their friends or family making little jokes about “being fit now” or how they won’t be able to resist cheating, or going out like usual. Then outside the home when bringing meal prep to work the judgement or jokes appear again.
The most challenging noise I faced was my dad when I chose to start my fitness business out of college instead of getting a secure safe job. I had no proof of sustainable income, I had no clue if I could pay my bills but I was willing to take a risk right out of the gate.
His response was that he “raised me to be TOO CONFIDENT” this was dangerous
At first I was upset I didn’t get support for being brave, instead I felt belittled for pursuing something different.
Then I considered he didn’t see the opportunity, vision or dream that I saw. I had a fire inside me, that he didn’t have, so he couldn’t see the path I was ready take.
For him to see my path, I first had to create it…
If you’re pursuing a goal but fear or feel the resistance, you must face it. Don’t react, accept it and understand that people don’t have the same goal, at the same time or fire inside them as you have with-in you. You want support but don’t need it, you need to trust yourself and stay the course.
To me being a leader is leading yourself so powerfully it creates a ripple effect impacting others through motivation, inspiration and communication. When you can battle the resistance, those who once were the noise, will follow in your path with shocking support. Before others support your path, you might need to start digging it alone…
Happy Tuesday Fit Friends!!
I am pleased to be a part of this event with some amazing women who are kicking butt in their entrepreneurship journey.
Please share with your friends and come join us for an evening of learning the Art of getting Shit done and networking.
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