I have been struggling with keeping myself on track and motivated to keep my nutrition under control. My workouts are spot on, I am keeping others motivated, sharing best practices and yet I find myself caving for the very foods I know are NOT going to help me reach my goal. If feels like self sabotage at times and it keeps me in this dog chasing it's tail cycle. I finally decided enough was enough and it was time to reach out to those that are working towards the same type of goals with being healthier, fitter and just ask for some help, guidance, suggestions and motivation. If you have not watched my YouTube video from my previous blog post you missed how hard this was for me, to ask for help that is! Do you find yourself needing help, but you just don't ask for it? It is scary, hard and daunting to be the one asking for help when for so long you have been the giver. But, I did it, took a deep breath, tears streaming down my face and openly and honestly admitted I was asking for help!
I also ask my friends and family to take a moment and to share just 5 words about me, in their opinions to be open and honest and my goal was to get feedback from them to see if the words that are circling around my head match what they see or feel about me. I realize that most people tell you not to worry about what other people think about you that their opinion does not matter. However, in this case I had to know, because if I were projecting what I was feeling about myself then what were others feeling or seeing? Had I fallen to far for the lies of Satan? What I received back from them filled my heart and I know that God has my best interest at heart and that I am where I need to be and that this is truly my calling, gifting and that I can use these words that were provided to me as my daily mantra, as my correction tool when I waiver, when self doubt is abundant. I want to share these words that were given to me by 20+ people and I honestly expected some negative words, but there were none, and it could be that those folks who were having negative thoughts just never shared, but I think well then if they cant say it publicly then it is not worth my giving it another moment in my head either!!
WORKAHOLIC, BEAUTIFUL, FUNNY, DETERMINED, DEDICATED, HEALTH, MOTIVATED, DRIVER, INSPIRATIONAL, STUBBORN, FULL OF ENERGY, PARTNER, SOUL MATE, KIND, FRIENDLY, PRETTY, ENERGETIC, INDEPENDENT, STRONG, CARING, REAL, HONEST, BRIGHT SHINING LIGHT OF ENERGY, KINDHEARTED, SUPPORTIVE, CONSISTENT, PERSONABLE, FOCUSED, AWESOME FRIEND, DRIVEN, SELFLESS, DEVOTED, GENEROUS, FRIENDLY, SMILEY, INTEGRITY, GLOWING PERSONALITY, DOG LOVER, GIVER, PERSISTENCE, BEAUTIFUL, SINCERE, COMPASSIONATE, GENEROUS, SPIRITED
When I started this journey with Coaching I was given a list of books that are good to read and I thought this was just some blah blah to help me do a better job of selling, but what I received from these books was so much more. We work on our bodies, our fitness, our nutrition but I had never been given the gift of improving myself. What I get from these books is realizing that what I have to share, say, and give matters to those that I get to cross paths with. Yes, some of these things we already know and somehow, somewhere along the way we forget the basics but picking up Personal Development is another way to correct and help us improve and reach goals we have set for ourselves. Maybe we don't even know how to set the right goals, great there is a book for that too and my final encouragement and reminder to myself and a gift to you is share the books that have made such a great impact for me!
Dani Johnson, First Steps to Wealth - John G Miller, The Question Behind the Question
Jen Sincero, You Are A Badass - Robert T. Kiyosaki, Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Brian Morgan, The 12 Week Year - Beachbody Podcast, 31 days of Coaching Voices
Podcast from ShaunT, Chalene Johnson, John Maxwell, Tony Robbins
FINALLY, IF YOU NEED GUIDANCE, MOTIVATION, INSPIRATION, HOW TO SELF LOVE AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHERE TO EVEN BEGIN, PLEASE MESSAGE ME I WANT TO HELP YOU SUCCEED !