Last week I had the opportunity to present on one of my fitness coaching calls.
A chance to step up as a leader and teach others.
I had just returned from Brendon Burchard's High Performance Academy, and there were SO. MANY. THINGS. that I wanted to share.
But before I put the pen to the paper and started brain storming, I thought about my life.
I thought about my life as a MIGHTY MISSION.
For years, I sabotaged myself.
Exercise was punishment.
Eating was emotional.
And when I found out that I had a breech baby and needed a C-section, well my body was a failure.
Or so I thought.
You see, we all have two voices in our head.
Our alter ego, negative voice that sabotages.
And our loving, comforting voice that is so easy to extend to others, but perhaps not ourselves.
You see, I'm still on my bikini competition plan.
I stopped blogging about it for a month because I hit a WALL.
I wanted to quit.
I had to find a new coach.
But take away the external factors, and it forced me to look inside.
What did I want?
Did I want to treat this as a 5 month fling, or a lifelong mission?
I decided it was time that I changed my habits.
I decided it was time that I changed my relationship with food.
I decided it was time that I changed how I spoke to myself.
So everyday, I did these things:
1. Celebrated for crushing a workout, showing up, and doing my very best. Isn't that what it's all about.. progress!
2. Honored the struggle, when eating food I didn't want to eat, and meal prepping everyday and before I knew it, my taste buds started to change.
3. Started a mental gratitude journal. Before I went to bed at night, I said 3 things I was thankful for and that felt SO GOOD.
And over the past month, my mindset has changed.
We get so busy hating ourselves that we can't see all the good that we have and that we do.
Perhaps it's time for change.
Perhaps you can start doing these three things?
I'm not sure what day it is with my #BetterBodyAfterBaby #BikiniPlan, but I'm still here, I'm still going, and I'm getting stronger everyday!