Wanna test your confidence?! Attend a fitness training event with thousands of women.
Some will be fitter than you.
Blonder than you.
Skinnier than you.
More successful than you.
As you can imagine, the comparison trap always hits hard for events like this, and I’d being lying if I said thoughts of inadequacy didn’t float through my head.
But here’s the difference.
I used to let them consume me. Paralyze me. Repeat over and over again.
Now – I let them come and let them go.
I am very successful.
My body is different than hers.
I am a proud brunette.
I’ve learned to STOP comparing myself to everyone else, and start comparing myself to ME. I’ve learned that my INTERNAL genuine desire to work hard and help others far outweighs a sparkly ball gown, fancy title, or external appearance.
The more we stress, worry, and fear that we aren’t good enough the more we attract it. Want to repel success, tell yourself you’re not good enough over and over again.
Instead I came home and chose to focus on my own growth.
I re-committed to helping other women the best way I know how.
I choose to continue show up in the world as authentically me.
And decided that that alone is good enough for me.
I have a WIDE back that is comparable to a football player.
My arms are CHUNKY and much BIGGER than I’d like.
I have stretch marks on my thighs thanks to a body that grew far too LARGE and fast.
My thighs are thick and spread to the size of TEXAS when I sit.
I struggle with ACNE that could rival a 13 year old.
My stomach has ROLLS and JIGGLES when I move.
Let me rephrase that…
I have a STRONG back and shoulders that allow me to lift my own body weight in a pull up.
My arms are SOLID and can CARRY all I need.
I have TIGER STRIPES on my thighs that show I had a HEALTHY and THRIVING growth spurt where I was well nourished.
I am GRATEFUL for my STRONG thighs that allow me to step out of bed every single day.
My face is MARKED by my smile.
My STOMACH jiggles when I laugh, workout, and MOVE and for that I am so grateful
To all the women who place your self worth on your external appearance…please stop.
You are not a Number
You are not a Size
You are not a Measurement
You are not Fat, Skinny, Curvy, or Chunky
What does define you is your heart, your kindness, your compassion, and your love for others. Never forget that. 💕👯
Want to know something I’m working on…COMPARISON. We live in a world where we’re constantly comparing to someone else, whether it’s their fitness, their knowledge, their job, their body, there is always that piece of us thinking we’re just NOT GOOD ENOUGH because we’re not as good as them.
But guess what…you’re NEVER going to be just like that “goal body”, lifestyle, athlete, model, coach, whoever it is you’re comparing yourself to, because they’re just not YOU.
Instead start focusing on being your own goals, your own best self, your own role model. When you start focusing on improving YOU and only YOU you’ll be AMAZED at how much you GROW. Be different. Be confident in WHO YOU ARE.
Challenge yourself to see how far YOU can go.💛✨