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I was told I wouldn’t make a good coach. ⁣⁣

When I was starting out with my career in health & fitness – two comments plagued my journey. ⁣⁣
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I was told I wouldn’t make a good coach from a fitness trainer I had really respected. ⁣⁣
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I was too quiet. ⁣⁣
Didn’t have the personality for it. ⁣⁣
It wasn’t the right fit. ⁣⁣
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That same year when someone asked what I did and I responded with ‘I’m a nutrition coach’, they replied that they ‘would only take nutrition advice from someone who is 100lbs and 10% body fat.’ ⁣⁣
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As much as those comments stung, by some miracle even with my then very low self-esteem, I didn’t let them stop me. ⁣⁣
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Maybe it was stubbornness of wanting to prove them wrong. ⁣⁣
Maybe it was the passion I had for genuinely wanting to help people. ⁣⁣
Maybe it was the fact that I had been in the exact spot of the clients I wanted to help. ⁣⁣
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But something inside me knew that I was capable and I decided to work for it. ⁣⁣
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I think back to those two comments a lot and realize just how much they taught me. ⁣⁣
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I quickly learned to never let someone else decide what I was or wasn’t capable of. ⁣⁣
I taught myself that “Looking the Part” means nothing… ⁣⁣
and that having the heart, hustle, knowledge, & belief is everything. ⁣⁣
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Please never let fear of judgement or failure hold you back. ⁣⁣
You are FOREVER more than enough. ⁣⁣

What things are you letting fear and judgement hold you back on? ⁣

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🌻 10 Things I’ve Learned in the Last 10 Years ⁣🌻

1️⃣If you never address your mindset, no amount of change to your external appearance will create happiness. ⁣
2️⃣Comparison is the thief of everything. The less you do it, the happier you’ll be. ⁣
3️⃣Fitness is an amazing form of therapy and should never be used as a way to “punish” yourself for what you ate. ⁣
4️⃣My relationship with food and my body will forever be a work in progress, and that is okay. ⁣
5️⃣Perfection doesn’t exist. The less time you spend chasing it, the better. ⁣
6️⃣You can be a strong person and still struggle with anxiety and depression. ⁣
7️⃣Ditch. The. Timeline. ⁣
8️⃣It is equally as important to take care of your mental health, as it is your physical health. ⁣
9️⃣As you get older, you will care a whole lot less about what people think about you. ⁣
🔟The things you struggle with now, have the potential to teach you the biggest lessons and become your biggest strengths. ⁣

Here’s to another decade of failures, mistakes, lessons & learning that GROWTH & TIME can be a very beautiful thing. ⁣💫

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New Year Reminder

People complain about the “New Years Resolutioners” in the gym. ⁣

Maybe if you help them instead of making fun of them, they won’t feel so intimidated and stay all year. ⁣

You may be the very reason this is the year their new habits stay around all year.⁣

And if you are that NEW person, know that it doesn’t have to be just a resolution this year. It can be the beginning of a completely new lifestyle.⁣

If you’re here trying to better yourself you are WINNING. Period.⁣ 🙌

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You’ll never feel READY

When I started my fitness journey, I would watch the crossfit people from the treadmills wishing I was brave enough to try. ⁣

I would avoid the weights section and was terrified to even touch a barbell. ⁣

Then, when I finally got convinced to test it out, I quickly realized how much room I had to improve from my hours on the elliptical. ⁣

A 400M sprint was a 400M jog/walk. ⁣
It took me over a year to do a pull up. ⁣
And don’t get me started on throwing a med ball and catching it. (I had a bloodshot eye at one point from a few too many wall balls to the face). ⁣

But I continued to show up. ⁣

I continued to have faith that if I repeated the things that were hard for me over and over again, they’d get a little easier. ⁣

What I quickly learned was once they became easier, I’d find a new goal to chase. ⁣

My point is we all start somewhere. ⁣
We are all a beginner at one point. ⁣
We will forever have something we want to improve upon. ⁣

But the best way to learn and improve is to start. ⁣

It’s also to fail. ⁣
It’s to feel slow, or weak, or not quite enough yet. ⁣
If you’re doubting yourself. ⁣
If you’re scared. ⁣
If you don’t feel “ready” ⁣

The best way to change that… is to just start. ⁣💛

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Growth

Reminder that growing always feels like breaking at first… ⁣⁣
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every time you feel like crumbling…⁣⁣
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Remind yourself: ⁣⁣
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you are not what you have been through… ⁣⁣
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you are merely the product of who you decide to become because of it.⁣⁣
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And that is entirely up to you. 💛⁣⁣

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