Doctors wont make you healthy
Nutritionists wont make you slim
Teachers wont make you smart
Gurus wont make you calm
Mentors wont make you rich
Trainers wont make fit
Ultimately, you have to take responsibility for yourself and realize that you’re the only thing standing in the way of your transformation.
For a decade of my life, I listed to all the things, read all the books, and fantasized about one day becoming confident in my own skin, and yet never transformed... until I started taking ACTION and got connected to a COMMUNITY that held me accountable to it.
Remember this journey is only about YOU.
It’s about what YOU can and will accomplish...
Believe that you can and will, and you’ll be AMAZED at what will happen!
I bring you this 7 year transformation... filled with tons of failure, lots of fear and resistance, but ultimately making the DECISION to commit to a life filled of healthy, happiness and confidence.
40lbs heavier than the photo on the left and yet i feel the best I ever have in my own skin!
I’ll leave you with this...
You need to ignore what everyone else is doing and achieving - your life and transformation is about breaking your own limited and outgrowing yourself to live your best life.
You are not in competition with ANYONE else; plan to outdo your past, not other people.
Can I get an AMEN!? Tag a sister who needs to read this! ♥️🤟🏼
“If you have humility, you achieve something more important than worldly success: you become a lifelong learner. Humility allows you to grow from your mistakes, to know that everyone and every experience can teach you something. It opens the door to a bigger, more meaningful life.” - @gisele#HaveHumility ☺️😚 ...
On the Chico we run a herd of seed stock Beefmaster cattle. We use the purebred Beefmaster bulls from this herd to breed cows from our larger commercial herd. Beefmasters were developed by Tom Lasater in the 1930s from a crossing of Herefords, Shorthorns, and Brahmans to produce a more efficient, hardy hybrid. #ranchlandschicobasinranch
Photo by @annaelledge ...
What would this journey of life be without scars, blood, sweat, tears, failure after failure, disappointment after disappointment, shock, anger, sadness, times where you question if you can pursue your dreams, etc.
Throughout those times of frustration where I find myself questioning the pursuit of my goals, that is actually the time where I have learned to embrace the ugly parts of the process.
Because when Joel Embiid says “Trust The Process”, that means you have to be willing to trust the ugly parts of the process. You have to figure out ways to keep moving through those times. The process can bend you, toss you around, punch you in the face, kick you to the ground, call you ugly names; but it doesn’t have to break you for good.
The process is meant to have obstacles. The process is an obstacle course in itself.
I always remember the quote “Ease is a greater threat to progress than hardship” by Denzel Washington.
It’s important to remember that even though the process might be dark and cloudy for a while, it won’t stay that way.
Kick up your heels and learn to dance in the rain. ☔️👣
I’ve lost 100 pounds between my initial weight loss journey and my postpartum with baby #3 this year. When I first started four years ago, I used 3 pound dumbbells and still struggled. I cried after most work outs, wondering why the hell I was even doing this to myself. I modified 99% of my work outs and still felt like I. JUST. COULDN’T.
Confession: four years later - and even though I’ve increased my dumbbells by 10 times the weight, even though I can do 99% of my work outs NOT modified - I still can’t do a damn push up.
Hubs and I always joke that I’d outrank him in the army because of my college degrees, but I’d sure as hell get kicked out for PT failure. Four years later and 100 pounds down, and I’m still doing push ups on my knees. Zero shame - but it frustrates the hell out of me.
Until today. TODAY I did a handful on my toes - WITH pretty dang decent form - before I had to drop back down.
And I’m going to count that as a win. Seriously y’all, progress is progress no matter the pace.✌🏻🔥♥️ ...
Say it with me:
“Today, I win from within.” ...
Today’s #bookstababesmarch19 photo challenge prompt is “Winter.”
I think it’s funny that I had picked this book as the theme, because honestly, I’m feeling very Scrooge-like today.
I guess that’s not even the correct way to put it. You know how they say that usually anger is really just hurt with a mask? Ummm, yeah. That’s true.
It’s REALLY hard to watch someone you love go through terrible times, almost to the point of self-destruction. Even harder when you can’t do anything to help.
And hardest to remember to not be hurt or heartbroken when you became the collateral damage for their frustration sometimes.
Today was one of those “ouch” days. A “don’t take it to heart” day.
So, my goal is to try to switch it around. It doesn’t have to be the entire DAY. It can be just a part of the day.
I’ll start by practicing gratefulness. I’ll say something I’m thankful or happy about today. Then you guys can continue in the comments.
Ummm, I’m thankful that I finally have my long-awaited concert coming up on Friday. That means my husband and I will have our first getaway I think since I moved back! ❤️
QOTD: Your turn! What are you thankful for??