I remember when I took that first pic on the left. It was June 2019. About 6 weeks into working out consistently, and eating right. I was SO EXCITED about that little bit of definition I had got.
I sent my victorious pic to some friends and family members... and I remember one person saying “HOLY COW! Is that YOU?! You look great!” Then I remember another person saying “That’s a skinny and scrawny little arm” ..... 😟
Of course that person was joking, but they still said it and unfortunately, that’s the comment that stays in my head.
Not everyone is going to agree with everything you do, especially when it comes to putting yourself out there, getting out of your comfort zone, and making a CHANGE for yourself.
Once I decided to not let the opinions of other people control my decisions, that’s when everything shifted.
If I let the opinions of what others thought of me control me, I never would have started this whole coaching thing. I never would have found my passion. I never would have gained new friendships. I wouldn’t have these amazing uplifting, inspiring, motivational women in my life that I have now, that make me want to be better everyday. And I definitely wouldn’t have this transformation pic.
I’m so proud of that second pic that I took yesterday, don’t get me wrong. But I’m most proud of the pic on the left. She didn’t give up. She didn’t stop because of criticism. She kept going and going and she got better. She grew and chose to keep growing and doing the things that set her heart and soul on FIRE.
Girl, stop caring what THEY think. Are they paying your bills? Chances are, they’re probably not. It’s time to stop putting yourself on the back burner and do something for YOU for once, whatever that may be.