“Stop posing like that. It’s not attractive for a woman.”
“Don’t put on any more muscle. Women don’t look good with too much muscle.”
“Don’t do squats. You don’t want your legs to get too big.”
“Don’t lose too much weight. I don’t want you to lose your butt.”
“You shouldn’t be eating so many carbs. You can’t eat carbs like that and lose body fat.”
“How long are you going to work with a trainer? Don’t you think that’s a little excessive?”
“You’re too rigid. Who needs to get up at 5am?”
"You'd hate competitions. They're just a meat market."
The struggle has been REAL folks. There were voices coming from within my home. There were voices in my head. There were doubts. There was fear. There was explicit resistance.
I’m SO GLAD I chose to do what lit me up, instead of listening to the voices around me. I chose me. I chose what felt GREAT. I chose to follow the tiny but powerful voice within. I chose to FIGHT BACK.
I am BEAUTIFUL with 14+ lbs of additional muscle. 💪🏼
I LOVE learning the art of posing.
I HOPE squats make my legs bigger.
I HAVEN’T lost my butt. 🍑😂
I have leaned out AND eaten all the CARBS.
I LOVE working with my trainer and she is now one of my best friends.
I LOVE getting up early and enjoying my mornings.
I have met the BEST and most supportive people at competitions.
SO, don’t let someone else’s rules and perceptions get in the way of living your life the way YOU want! 🖕🏼
Just think what I could have missed!
What is it YOU are longing to do? What is your soul craving?
Whose voices and reasons and rules are getting in the way of your dreams?
Time to give them the big fat middle finger and own your own life. No apologies needed.