My calf muscles, yup I said it, my freakin calf muscles. What the f???? Sure, tell me you’ve never noticed them, or that they are “muscular,” and it’s “not a bad thing.” Well I fucking hate them. 🤷🏻‍♀️ But, they don’t consume my world. It’s just something I’m a wee bit insecure about. We all have our own 💩

Back to… insecurities

What a topic. What a HUGE issue in today’s world. Between social media and technology, are we getting lost in the mix? Is that who we have to blame?

The everyday person consumes over a half a day checking, posting, clicking, scrolling, on a screen. I’m not going to lecture you on screen time because I for one, run a business and it’s a HUGE peice of my life, it’s free advertisement… but what stands my company apart? Real people working on themselves instead of the photoshopped bullshit. Back to insecurities.

Insecurities exist, acknowledge them, don’t let them consume you. Do your insecurities make you who you are? No, they are a peice of you, that no one actually can see, only your eyes notice and create these yucky demons.

Think about it, at a young age you were brought to the hair dresser to sit down and flip through a magazine to “pick” out your new hair cut, color, and style. Why weren’t we able to go in and say, “I’d like my hair to my shoulders, and few light pieces around my face?” Sure, you may have said that once or twice, but can you really tell me you never, not once, went in and flipped through those awesome, hard cover 90’s style cut guides? You sure did, here was the beginning of becoming something we are not. It’s a little far fetched, but let it sink in.

Now, 2018, we google, Pinterest, Instagram, all these other ideas, or follow these people who we may want to look like. WHY? Why can’t we just find our best selves?

First step. UNFOLLOW the fakeness, if you’re unaware of it, it’s not going to consume you. BLOCK, it’s a harsh word, but just block that shit, why on earth do you need little miss Kathy questioning your every move, if you don’t want her to chat about you (she’s probably just admiring you, but your insecure and will assume she’s TRYING to be you,) just block her.

Life is too short, stop comparing yourself to others, try to be healthy, conscious of your actions, and make yourself feel good. If you really focus on the inside, dive deep into what makes you, JUST YOU, feel good, you start to glow and become just YOU. Be kind to yourself, just because you ate the pizza yesterday, doesn’t mean you “cheated.” You’ve only cheated yourself if you’ve missed out on the pizza. Eat the pizzaaaaa!

Admire yourself, wake up and look in the mirror. Acknowledge the fact that you are able to wake up and look in the mirror. Find something, just once a day, that you like about yourself. I also want you to just say “thank you,” to the next compliment you receive. None of the “My hair only looks good because I showered,” sure, that is probably the reason, but just send it back with a simple “thank you.” There is only one you on this earth, make her time here the most magnificent.

You inspire me

Did you know, I wake up cranky sometimes? Did you know, sometimes I don't want to work out either? Well, it's true, and it's real. Once I am in my happy place and I get to see all my clients faces, I get inspired. You all show up, maybe cranky too, but you show up. I make a couple jokes that you all don't even crack a smile at, I get you to a point in class where letting out a slight giggle is the only way you'll get through the class. Humor or not, I am there for you, and you're actually all there for me too. We breathe, feel, and work off each other's energy. You can thank me all you want for the "space I have created," but it wouldn't be a god damn thing without all of you. I want to remind you of how special you are, just you, and that you, yourself... you inspire me.

Inspiration, why would one need to be inspired? Let's think about your old workout habits, were they repetitive, did they play the same old music in the background, did you learn about your body or better yet, did you see a change in your mood or your appearance?

You inspire me. When you come to me with your back, neck, shoulder, wrist... I could go on and on, it doesn't frustrate me, it makes me want to work harder, harder for you. What if I could get you to understand why you're feeling this pain, is it because your form is off, or are you so frustrated with your previous injuries, you can't let go? In class we work on so many different muscles and alignments of the body, perhaps you are overthinking your injury, or maybe you were born this way. Either one you answered yes to, let's work together on it. Inspire me to help you understand the way your body works and let's conquer it together.

Inspiration through your body. I am constantly studying the body and learning new things, learning ways to help better your form and heal your joints. I find it fun when I can relate to the lower back pain from sitting at the computers for hours at a time, am I weird? Probably.  Learning your aches and pains only betters me as your instructor. Did you know when you bring these small details up to me that the person next you, 90% of the time, feels the exact same way? Why are we hiding behind our pain, is it just to fit in? 

That's where I come in and inspire you. How am I this lucky? I am lucky enough to have a space for you to change, grow, and become a better version of you.  Be you, be different, and keep inspiring me.