Do you know I may have failed more times than you in a certain area of my life? 🤔
Over the Summer ☀I learned that the reason people are successful is because they have probably failed more than you have.🤔
I started thinking more about this…
*growing up I struggled to run a mile 🏃♀️
*I had the wrong mindset about losing weight. I remember as early as middle school thinking I could lose weight playing soccer ⚽ and softball ⚾
*I remember thinking during high school field hockey 🏑 that if I deprived myself of an afternoon snack that would help me achieve weight loss.
*I remember thinking as a college student that if I just ate 3 meals a day, starve myself after lunch then do a workout (and feeling light headed) that I would lose weight.😞
Let me tell you these ways never worked for me! I’m sad to admit them, but it’s part of my story and it’s part of where my passion has come from. Even as a young adult training for triathlons 🏊♂️ 🚲 🏃♀️ I started to emphasize too heavily on cardio workouts (because Troy Jacobson told me too … lol, for those of you who don’t know, he’s an amazing triathlete that coaches other triathletes). I thought I *had* to workout 2 hours a day or take 2 fitness classes at the gym just to maintain my weight. We don’t need to do that!!!
It wasn’t until I turned 30 with two girls, who were both under 2 at the time, that I realized my old ways of training (of emphasizing working out to heavily) was not working. I was struggling with over-training, sleep 😴issues, and anxiety that affected every area of my life. Then God enlightened me that it was my nutrition 🍍 that needed to change, even though at the time I didn’t even know how to cook!!! Why didn’t I know how to cook? Because I relied too heavily on frozen, processed foods that were easy, low fat or no fat and of course thought that was going to help me with my health & fitness goals. I was so wrong! Little by little He led me on the right path. All He wanted was my obedience, and I faithfully followed the small changes He wanted to me to do that ultimately led to big change. It’s amazing how He can change you from the inside out.
I’ve helped 100’s of people, I have no idea who I have encouraged, motivated or helped inspire to make healthy changes to their life. I give God all the glory though!!! It was Him who equipped me, led me, and ultimately healed me. I wouldn’t have changed my own life without his guidance.
Why do I have such a heart ❤ and passion for helping others with their Health & Fitness goals? Because chances are I’ve struggled the same way you have!! He’s turned my struggles into strengths and has used me to help others. He doesn’t call the equipped, he equips the called!🙏❤
I’ve gone from growing up heavier, playing sports, not doing much in college to slowly changing my life after college to competing more races and triathlons. Then becoming a mommy of 2 who was overtraining to super fit & healthy mommy to 2 and now I’m in my 3rd pregnancy with baby girl #3.
He’s even teaching me during this time. He’s taught me how to modify my workouts, I have to be honest that was an area of weakness, but He has enlightened me on how to modify correctly and safely and see that you can still get a great workout with modifications!!!!💁♀️
I body shamed myself when I was pregnant with baby #2 and I refuse to do that again!! God has healed me in those areas and I refuse to go back, with His strength 🙏❤it is possible! Even though my body is changing, I’ve lost so much muscle and gained fat, that’s normal and part of the process and doesn’t affect me mentally. I’m thankful for this baby and refuse to listen to the temptation of thinking negatively.
Surrounding myself with a positive, encouraging tribe of women, that He has brought into my life has been such a blessing! 💕
I’m excited for the future and what He has planned. He can use you in whatever season you are in. Even if it’s in a time of transition or waiting.
If you’ve felt like a failure or haven’t reached your goals, first of all you are not a failure at all, we just have to get up and try again.😘
If you can relate to any of this, know you are not alone!
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