I go to sit down at my desk to write this post and I keep getting pulled away. Today’s post is short and sweet: I am extremely thankful for my family and friends. I feel very fortunate every day that I have the kind of love and support I do from these important people in my life. I know it might sound silly, but I know not everyone is so fortunate.
When I decided to pick up my life and move to Austin, not one person said don’t do it. Okay maybe my one friend, who shall remain nameless, but she was totally kidding. 🙂 We all have good days and bad days, happy things happen to us and sad/difficult things happen to us. It is what we decide to do in those moments when times are time that shape us to who we are and help build our character.
Last year when I began my healthy lifestyle journey I join a challenge group to keep me accountable for my workouts and healthy eating. Since then it has turned into SO much more than that; these women in this group have become dear friends. We support each other in our workouts and eating, but it has become so much more. We talk about things that are happening in our lives; even the hard stuff. We talk about goals we want to reach that may seem impossible. We give each other advice and support, even when someone doesn’t ask for it. Today my coach and friend wrote this post:
“So what’s something you’ve been wanting to do but have been afraid of? What’s a goal you have but have been scared to put it out there? Maybe something physical, financial, personal? Is there something you’re dreaming of, but something just seems to be holding you back??”
Some of the ladies started responding and I was just overwhelmed with happiness and gratitude. I shared my goals and then came back and wrote this:
“I love our little group! Seriously, it puts a huge smile on my face. We’re all amazing individuals, and we’ve come together because we have a common goal & desire to live healthier lives. It’s been an honor getting to know and continuing to get to know you ladies. I’m truly amazed by each and every one of you. We all have our strengths, weaknesses, rough days, great days and are ALWAYS there to lift each other up and motivate each other to keep going and follow our dreams.
Chalene always says, “Don’t say something and put it out there if you don’t want it to happen.” For years (6ish) I’ve been saying I wanted to move to Austin. When the opportunity came up I was excited and scared. When I accepted the job I had a moment where I thought, “What did I just do. This CANNOT be good.” I look back to where I was in February when I accepted the job, April when I officially moved to Austin, and today where I can 100% without a doubt say this was THE BEST decision I could have made.
Ladies, DO NOT give up on your dreams. Put them out there; write them down; share them with family and friends. They will happen if you just believe. Have an amazingly awesome day.”
I mean who want to be apart of something so fantastic? If you are thinking about working out but can’t find the motivation, join a challenge group. I have a couple going right now and it is a beautiful thing to see people’s progress, and to connect with them on a much deeper level than what workout did you do today and what did you eat.
I’m starting a challenge group July 15 for those who are serious about getting healthy. Let me know if you’re interested. I would love for you to join and see you accomplish your goals.
Question: Are you in?