A friend of mine posted this on my Facebook timeline this morning. At first I thought maybe she’d got the wrong person…. Seriously. And then I stopped and thought about it. I am just as guilty as the next person of never quite feeling I’m good enough. I’ve spoken to so many women (not because I don’t talk to men, but because it’s usually women who feel this way) who do fantastic things but don’t quite feel like they’ve arrived yet.
I often say to my clients that it’s all about the journey, not just about the destination and most of the time I think I’m fairly good at enjoying the journey. Only a couple of days ago, I was telling a (non client) friend about how in 2 and a half years of working as a personal trainer, I’ve honestly had only 2 or 3 days where I’ve wished I wasn’t there. And on those days, it’s the chuffing British weather that gets the better of me. Having stood in the rain for 2 hours and knowing that you’ve got another 4 to go, isn’t easy, however much you love you job!
My journey is about seeing women transform themselves. Often, it is a physical transformation, but sometimes new clients arrive without a significant amount of weight to lose and after only a handful of sessions in the park, they have not only toned up but they feel very different about themselves and yes, they feel awesome.
There are so many people out there (you just need to look at obesity and chronic illness statistics to see the reality) who are NOT taking steps to feel awesome, so for those of us who are, we should recognise our awesomeness. Might sound cheesy to some, but when do we ever sit back and look at what we achieve? Not only do we get our kids to school on time (mostly) and help with homework (sometimes) and cook great meals and kind of get all the washing done, we also hold down jobs or even more awesomely, work for ourselves, and on top of all that, find time to workout so that we can look and feel awesome too.
I challenge you to sit back and feel awesome. Just for a minute. And then you can go off and do all those things that make you awesome.