You see, hurt people, hurt people. But you can't take it personal. Haters used to destroy me. Growing up as a people pleaser, I was WRECKED if someone didn't like me. In fact, I wanted people to like me so much that I forgot who I was. I forgot what I wanted. I forgot about my own needs and my health. Forget path of purpose, I didn't think that far. And it costs me a lot of time, happiness, and memories.
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The life of your business, through it's ebbs and flows, through teammates, product launches, and ideas, You can count on one thing. You are in control of what you offer your ideal clients.
Sometimes lying still and being OK with your thoughts, is empowerment. Empowerment is releasing the coulda, shoulda, wouldas, and accepting what's out of your control. Empowerment is getting out of bed when the depression and anxiety tries to paralyze you. Empowerment is eating without guilt or emotion. Empowerment is saying YES to yourself, and NO to the demands of others. Empowerment is asking for help when you need it. Empowerment is looking in the mirror and saying,"I will do my best today.
A broken mind and heart housed in a fit body leads to a life of emptiness. I started to think about the three roles that I've played in my past. Three roles that maybe we've all played, when life gets the best of us.
FEELINGS. They are a bitch sometimes. They don't go away, No matter how hard you try to push them away, drink them away, busy yourself and work them away- they just don't. And for 20 years, I've been trying to do all of that. In my moment, the lowest of the low, when I thought that one action could take the pain away, And my family, friends, clients could have a better mom, wife, trainer, friend, one they deserved, I realized something.
I royally messed up my body. I royally tanked my metabolism. Yes, I lost about 60lbs, but became scale obsessed, and if I strayed from my restrictive meal plan, I gained weight. A SHIT TON of weight. This, my friends, is what led me down the path of creating my OWN macro plan. One with balance, AND CARBS, and ALCOHOL, and enjoyment, and living life. One that healed my body, not hurt my body.
This past week has been a little different for me. My clients, friends, and family know that I don't recommend anything to them to improve their health and wellness, unless I try it myself. So this week I stepped out of my comfort zone, set aside my biases and tried something new. Not only did I have more energy, and the best sleep of my life, I simply felt happier. I was grounded. And that's exactly the term for this one free HACK that changed my life!
My body is balanced. My body is happy. I'm not on some fad diet or plan for the short term. I know how to EAT whole, real foods, all damn day long and I've never felt better. I know you want me to tell you it's OK to do the quick fixes. But I've seen the long term pain that it causes. Don't you want to celebrate at the end the year because you've gotten in the best shape of your life, mastered your nutrition, and stayed consistent?
She gave up PERFECTION and GUILT. She started doing the tough things and shed SHAME. She embraced HERSELF. She FORGAVE. She became RELATE-ABLE and REAL.She became a STUDENT and LEARNER. She OWNED her STRUGGLE.
My body is pretty happy, but I want to see just how far I can stretch my mind. It's a pretty amazing feeling when you realize there is no ceiling to better. In the pursuit of helping everyone else, I've lost myself in the past 2 months. You can't continually GIVE all of your heart, body, soul, and mind. You have to earn some respect for yourself and it's redemption time.