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Be Kind

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be KIND. Always”
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I still remember sitting across from my nutrition therapist with complete and utter jealously. It had nothing to do with her looks, her job, or anything you may think of typically.
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“I bet she eats cake on her Birthday”.
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…Was all I could think on repeat. For a long time, food was my enemy.
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Holidays weren’t enjoyed because I spent the days surrounded by food and fear.
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Beach trips were few and far between because the anxiety of wearing a bathing just wasn’t worth it.
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And friends were practically nonexistent because it was a whole lot easier to hide my “issues” that way.
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NOW I eat cake on my birthday, my favorite place is the beach, and I have some of the BEST friends I could ask for.
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As I got ready for a pool day with one of my favorites today I was reminded of just how many little things we take for granted.
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So just a reminder to always be KIND. Often times, the things we take for granted someone else is praying for. 💛

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Leave your BAGGAGE at the Door!

Leave your BAGGAGE at the door.
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I used to teach dance for years and it taught me an important lesson in life that I still apply when I’m coaching people in fitness and business today.
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Starting with my Pre-Ballet babies, they would do ANYTHING without inhibitions, or fear of judgment or failure.
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At 3 years old, they don’t carry much baggage, nor much life experience and they have THE WORLD at their fingertips.
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As I moved later in the day to my teens, there was A LOT they wouldn’t do. There were fears, judgment, body hatred, doubt, and less motivation to TRY. Their life experiences had taught them NEGATIVITY and FEAR and it took over their ability to GROW so instead of the POSSIBILITY of failing, they instead opted to hide or simply not try.
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As adults we tend to carry even more baggage than the teens, but here’s the BEST PART. You have the chance, every single day to leave your baggage at the door. To drop your fears, to TRY, to BELIEVE you can be capable of ANYTHING, to make things WORK.
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It’s all in your MINDSET. Set yourself up for the chance for SUCCESS and let your past experiences FUEL you not DERAIL you.
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Your past does not DEFINE you.

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My NEW Goal

I used to spend hours of my days hoping to SHRINK .
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Strategizing how I could weigh LESS, be prettier, workout more, and EAT LESS.
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I was MISERABLE in my own skin and every morning my day was determined by a number on the scale.
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Things have CHANGED.
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My goal is no longer skinny. My goal is HEALTHY. My goal is STRONG. My goal is HAPPY. But never again will my goal be skinny.

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