I found this email I wrote a while back and thought someone may need to hear this right now!
I’m writing this morning because there’s something that’s been nagging at me for a while now and since I’m keen on accountability, I’m sharing my journey with the rest of the world so that I may encourage other women who are ready to hear my message and to keep myself accountable 😉
As some of you know, and others don’t 🙂 I began my journey quite a few years ago now. As a mom of 3, I had become comfortable being UNcomfortable! I had put on some extra weight, I was walking around in sweats and baggy shirts as much as humanely possible because I didn’t feel good in much else. I was anxious, and so unhappy with the woman that was looking back in the mirror.
I began working out and nourishing my body in a way that felt good. I did these in home workouts and committed to a group for accountability. I was doing the right things, but for the wrong reasons…I was trying to make myself look like someone else, I was trying to fit into a certain size pants because that’s what I had been programmed to want all my life!
The weight began to shed and I started to feel better. I quickly realized that this wasn’t all that I was looking for, but it definitely kick started my journey 🙂
The personal growth & spiritual growth soon followed but that’s another story for another email 😉
I was consistently working out 5-6 times a week, doing workouts I enjoyed and I was getting stronger, healthier & fitter. I was loving this new and improved body and I felt so so good. Last June I competed in my first Ironman 70.3 in Costa Rica and I crossed that finish line with the biggest smile on my face and a heart so full of gratitude for myself and the work that I had done up until that point.
There’s this feeling that takes over when you feel this much gratitude. I will definitely be doing a few more of those in the future 🙂 Now for the interesting part! lol . For the past year of so, well, since race day really…I’ve been slacking!
I haven’t been working out as much and certainly not as consistently. It’s okay because while I may not have been consistent with my workouts, I was busy doing some much needed deep inner work. Deepening my connection to self. I am patient with myself and allow myself to be in the moment and go with the flow of life. There has been so much growth in other areas and I truly believe that life and health is a balance between mind, body & spirit.
That being said…I’m ready to commit again! I’m ready to get back into the hang of things and see how far my body can go. I’ve recommitted to 5-6 workouts a week, at home again, because as a mom of 3 I have no time to go to the gym…well I should say I have no desire to go to the gym 🙂 I hired a yoga instructor who’s amazing to come to the house 3 times a for 60-75 minute sessions for me and my girls and I’m ready!!
Did my first arm workout this morning and the feeling is oh so good! I’m back in my element and going to enjoy every minute of it…well minus leg day…really, who loves leg day?!?! Well I guess I have a love/hate relationship with it 😉 haha!
All this to say…wherever you are, what ever you desire, just go for it! Decide and do it! If you’re ready to commit to your health & your fitness and would like some, reach out. I have a group of women who are doing just that and we’d love to have you with us!
Wishing you a fabulous week wherever you are in the world!