To any woman who has felt the need to apologize for taking up too much space, who has wished that they could look like the ideal standard of beauty, who has felt unworthy and overlooked, who has never seen her own beauty, dear one, please know that I understand and you are not alone. You can give me a compliment and I’ll respond with a flaw. I can look at myself in the mirror and feel like the weight of not measuring up to what I think is beautiful. The image I have of myself has become tainted and skewed over time, by societal standards, my own expectations and hurtful things said in the past that have a way of sticking forever. It’s made me become a shell of the person I want to be. And I’m tired of hiding under insecurity and low confidence. I’m trying to love the person and body I am now. I’m trying not to let the mirror or the scale diminish the good decisions I’m making towards a healthier life. It’s an incredibly tough battle; one that I often feel that I fail, but what matters is that I keep trying.
Have you ever been on a SUP board? 🌊🏄🏻♀️ Throwback to last week when I jumped on one for the FIRST TIME! 😆Spoiler alert; I wasn't great at it right away! • • • I used to always say no to trying ANYTHING new 🙈 Ugh I've held myself back from so many amazing things! Then one day I just decided I never wanted to live with another regret like NEVER EVER AGAIN! 💥👊🏼💥 Too many people I knew had been passing away at all ages from all different causes and it got pretty fricken scary. So I made a pledge to myself to say YES to everything I WANTED to do! ⚡️🦄⚡️ No more living with "what ifs" and hoping and wishing I did something different. I would rather try and fail or not enjoy it, vs living the rest of my life not knowing what could be possible if I just TRIED! Whether it was trusting that random girl I met on IG (who has now become my #soulsista and one of my best friends 👯) to help me with my health and fitness goals, then joining her team to take a chance on my dreams and build my own online coaching biz from scratch with no previous schooling or experience! 😅 To quitting my jobs and leaving my home town to move to a new place across the country to live in love with my man (also first time I ever lived with someone other than my parents 😜) If I never TRIED any of that I wouldn't be living this life today which has turned out to be better and more fulfilling than I could've ever imagined! 🙏🏼🙌🏼💕So what's holding you back from chasing your dreams and trying those things that scare you but light you up at the same time?! 🌼🌺🌸