Life has been a rocky road these past couple of weeks, as it usually is when i start a new semester. i’ve had a whirlwind of emotions spinning around in my life + some days i don’t know how to handle them. i like being busy, but often times i’m that person that takes on every single task someone asks of me because i don’t want to say no— i don’t want to let people down. saying no makes me feel vulnerable + like i’m not capable. having two jobs means finding time to workout is tough. my half marathon is in three short weeks + i haven’t been able to run basically since classes started because i can’t find the time. i rarely get to go to the gym right now which is what relieves my stress, but i have to take advantage of the opportunities i do get to sweat [like tuesday ss ; ) ]. i could go on ++ on... i’m stressed + worn down [hello only week four of classes]. i’ve been talking to different people about this to see what steps i should take to make changes so i can work towards being happier + in a healthier state. to start, i’ve dedicated friday mornings to sitting on my balcony, listening to a podcast + drinking coffee on my own time. no rush, no place to be... just content + in my own zone. i always want to use my phone less so i have all notifications turned off. i read an article today about how your phone can add stress to your life [as it does to mine, 100%]. i can’t stress the importance of mental health as well as physical health, because they go so hand in hand.
• self-care is never selfish.
•work on yourself, for yourself, by yourself ++ make yourself proud.
• work hard— always.
• do more of what makes you happy
✨in the end, we only regret the chances we didn't take, the relationship we were afraid to have, and the decisions we waited too long to make.
how will you know if it's the right decision if you never even make it?✨
Start your day doing something that makes you feel s t r o n g and c o n f i d e n t. for me, that means waking up bright + early before the chaos of life starts and completing a workout program i once had to modify the c**p out of 💪🏻🙌🏻 i'm over the moon to celebrate my boot campers progress today too! day 5/21, are you joining us next? #friyaymotivation#bootcampprogress#fridaycardio
I want to run away.... and run towards this beauty.
these were my thoughts this afternoon.
then i found beauty in the most rare place for me, in the silence of sitting, not saying a word and trusting the process of life and death, there is beauty in that.
life is fragile my friends, i again, am reminded of that.
Fitness is 100% mental. your body won’t go where your mind doesn’t push it // thank you for constantly being a motivation, josie. so glad we *finally* found time to catch up! #ouchaarg#chaargexec#chaarg#legday 😎
I find people so quick to judge me as a health and fitness coach-- thinking i have everything together, or i must be judging you eating your hamburger while i chomp on my veggies because since i live a healthy + fit life, it must mean i am better than you right? -
truth; i am human! normal, just like you, except i found something that fills my cup + makes me happy and, i've chosen to get vulnerable and share my journey publicly in hopes to inspire others *if* they are in need of an outlet when life gets the best of us. this journey for me has become so much more than a fit body, it has literally changed my mindset + my life 🙌🏻
but, to clear things up; being an online health and fitness coach and sharing my journey through social media should make me no different or better than you. i share to inspire but if you don't need my inspiration-- i'm ok with that too. i won't judge you, if you don't judge me. let's encourage confidence + happiness instead of stomping out each others fires. can you give this post a ❤️ if you're with me?