If you struggle with anxiety like me I have to share the one thing I learned…when it hits, you have two choices, you can choose to let it keep you stagnant or PUSH PAST it.
Today it hit me hard along with some major overwhelm, but instead of lying down and giving into it, I got moving and got outside. I knew I had a night of work ahead and would be WAY more productive if I actually took a breather.
Took a trip to the dog park, inhaled some sunshine, and I was relieved, relaxed, and ready to get back to tackling my to-do list. Now you may not have the freedom to skip work and hit the dog park (but it’s always an option 😉 ) but find a way to escape for a bit, get some fresh air, moving has always be a HUGE help in combating my anxiety.
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. 💕👯
Full honesty… this past vacation I struggled big time with comparison. Seeing one of the top coaches, my mind automatically starting shifting to how I could change to be more like her. How would my life be different… If I were thinner? Prettier? Different? Taller? Blonder?
For me, it’s always been that desire to be someone else, to be better. I only say this because I know as women we all tend to do this. If I looked like her, had her life, did what she does, then things would be different.
But here’s the thing… the world only needs ONE Bonnie Engle and the only person I will only ever be is ME. And guess what?! I can still help a whole lot of ladies as me.
Comparison is the thief of joy. You are perfect just as you are and sometimes we ALL need that reminder.
Take a minute today to think about something you LOVE about you… I guarantee someone out there is wishing they were more like YOU.
Monday Vibes ✌️️hiding from the snow and working from home. Day one of our January group and loving the positive energy. Never go your fitness journey alone. I always used to feel so alone on my fitness journey. Not anymore. The more support the better.
Never feel ashamed for wanting to feel good.
Never apologize for ordering the salad.
Never feel guilty for making time to workout.
It’s hard to eat healthy, it’s harder to not feel good in your skin. You decide! 💛✨