It’s transformation Tuesday! Yes, that’s a thing in the fitness world! But, It isn’t the physical transformation that I love, though it is a nice bonus. What I really, really love is the mental shift that happens when you start focusing on working on yourself. That kind of transformation takes time but is so worth it. It is the reason that I love what I do as a health and wellness mentor. My heart is so full, when I see women gain a new confidence that they had lost for so long. Watching women succeed fills my cup.
The start of my transformation
I had a physical transformations fairly quickly after starting my wellness journey. After doing my first ever Beachbody program, the 21 Day Fix, I lost 11 pounds in my first round and felt great physically. But I quickly fell off of that wagon and spent the next 9 months or so making excuses as to why I couldn’t commit to a program for longer than a week or so at a time.
That summer, I continued to hide my body under baggy clothes, one piece swim suits (I was always a bikini girl!) and behind my daughter. Even though I was at a very healthy weight and even fairly toned, I still had no confidence. My motivation quickly left and I didn’t know where to find it.
Insert, my first ever online challenge group! This was the accountability that I needed in my life. These women in this group lifted me up and made me want to do better. I got back to my daily workouts and eating healthy and felt so much better. But that group soon ended and I was left with no one to motivate me or push me.
That’s about the time, I decided I needed to be my own motivation. I can’t depend on others to lift me up and push me. If I wanted to succeed, I had to learn to do it myself. So I signed up to be a coach with no experience, no clue what I was doing, still very little if any confidence and not at my ideal fitness level. At that point in my life, I was still consumed by other peoples opinions of me and I certainly didn’t feel worthy of helping any one else. But I jumped in!
I jumped in because I knew I needed a change-something to challenge my mind, something to do for myself, outside of my family, something that would keep me accountable to my own goals.
So, I jumped in with both feet. Well,sort of. I jumped in with both feet and then started to tip toe back out and then in again and then out and then in again…But I slowly learned to start facing my fears more often. I quickly began devouring all of the personal development that I could get my hands and ears on! And you know what happened? Every damn time I faced one of those fears, every time I tip toed out of my comfort zone, I became a little stronger, a little more confident, a little bit better person.
Who I am now
Who I am now, is NOT who I was five years ago! And I hope that in five more years, I’m even stronger, more confident, more alive and even more joyful than I am today! Because I never want to stop growing as a person. I still have a lot of work to do but I now know how to do it. Each day, I face the day with a positive attitude and an open mind. Every day, I start the day with a grateful heart. I find a way to do something scary and out of my comfort zone on a regular basis. It’s not always easy but I know that in the long run, it always pays off and I become better for it.
Stop being afraid of becoming who you are meant to be. Make TODAY, the day you DECIDE to take ACTION on becoming the best YOU, that you can be.
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Happy Tuesday, friends!