In 2014, I enrolled in an online fitness accountability group to lose 10lbs. I went in thinking about everything I wanted to lose... weight, fat, stomach pudge, thick thighs. I never once thought about what I wanted to gain.
I gained way more than I lost...I gained:
👉 A community of women encouraging me to be my best.
👉 A sense of self confidence that I never knew possible.
👉 True self love. The REAL kind that takes away jealousy, cattiness, and hate towards other women.
👉 A belief in who I was, my gifts, and the potential I had to accomplish big things in life.
I came into this fitness world thinking it was all about the external transformation. But I learned that the weight, the fat, the pudge... those things they don't make you anymore or less valuable of a human being. Those things meant nothing unless I gave them power to mean something. I decided that my body or shape, didn't define my worth. Don't give your physical attributes that power.
You're value and worth to the world lies within your mind. It lies within your belief as to who you are and the amazing gifts you have to give to the world. And trust me, you have amazing gifts to give to the world. But you have to choose to look inside yourself to find them, to own them, to share them, and to know that you - being you, no matter your shape or size - are enough.