Far too many times I have seen a preoccupation with appearance keep someone from trying something new or continuing an activity
My mindset told me that success/happiness/big things couldn’t possibly be achieved by the person who I was. I needed to do the hard work, the literal grinding, of removing pounds of useless rock to become the ‘angel’ I wanted to be.
What happens when you put thousands of sweaty people from all walks of life, countries, age groups, socioeconomic levels and perspectives together in one place? You see some stuff.
I think you are fabulous and deserve a pat on the back, a high five to congratulate your efforts. Since I can't give you an actual pat on the back or high five, this week's article is one long virtual hug.
In the past two weeks we’ve broken down some steps to knowing who you are, and explored how to like the self you discovered. Now comes the deceptively challenging task of being who you are.
Who you are defines your story. Who you are, the things that make you the unique person that you are, colors the way you interact with the world, the way you see and perceive every facet of life.
I came to the realization that all of those tough times and impossible situations were successes.
What we see in other people we assume came naturally, yet we become overwhelmed thinking about the work it would take for us to get to the same level.
If you are like me and sometimes find yourself with critical thoughts about others in your life you might find this one interesting.
I don’t have all the answers. Heck, I don’t think I even have half the answers about this topic alone, but I do know that more beautiful things wait on the other side of accepting, loving and embracing your body.