I haven’t blogged for awhile. As a matter of fact, I can’t remember the last time I shared a blog. Perhaps that should change….. Sunday morning is my one time of the week to slow down, have a great cup of coffee, read and reflect and design my day and week ahead.
I’ve been reading a great book as part of an online book club called “Girl Code” by Cara Alwill Leyba. It’s a book designed for women in business but women of all walks of life. I know I’ve gone through this “thing” called “womanhood” wondering and thinking that I am the only one every “feeling” a certain way or having questions about myself, lack of confidence and the list goes on. I find when I open my eyes and look around, I am NOT the only woman out there with self doubt, fears and insecurities. Go figure……
My mission in life is to empower women to be the best version of themselves. I know that fitness is a catalyst or at least it is for me. You know the old saying “mama ain’t happy – no one is happy…” I am not happy when I’m not at my “best” and let me point out my best is not YOUR best. We are individuals and we need to respect that about ourselves.
As I dive into the book, (I’ve started and stopped it a couple of times) I learned something about me and the word “fear”. I’ve worked through a lot of “fear” issues but the one that stands out now is I am more afraid of not trying…. not getting out there and giving it a shot. That’s how I’ve grown as a woman. I have learned that staying the “same” and not growing is a living death for me. I have to evolve and change and grow and learn to stay “alive” in who I am. I am literally dead when I do not reach for being the best me possible.
I’ve been dying lately. I gave up those things that give me meaning. I have poured my heart and soul into everyone and everything but myself. I have been afraid of not trying again to get the weight off that has blossomed. I have been afraid of not having enough “time” in the day to do all I feel I must and need to do. I have been afraid that if I take on one more thing I will be on overload – when actually that is what gives me life.
Crazy sounding to you reading this I am sure. But you have to remember my best is unique to me. It’s what gives me life and energy and substance.
Stop and think about that for a moment. What is YOUR greatest FEAR? How does it impact you and your life?
Would you like to join me in a 10 day online virtual book club with Girl Code? email me if you are interested or use the Contact form on the webpapge and comment – Yes I’m part of the Girl Code Club.