Keep Showing Up. Why did I put this phrase on everything I use everyday?
There was a time where I lost all of my confidence.
I felt unworthy of love.
I was ashamed of my body.
I had gained a lot of weight fairly quickly and because I had attached my worth and identity to being the “fit one” I quickly spiraled into a deep hole.
I was no longer fit. I no longer looked like a personal trainer. I no longer deserved love.
Because I believed those lies I wanted to hide from the world.
But I also didn’t want to miss out on my children’s lives either.
I created a mantra for myself that I would repeat constantly.
KEEP SHOWING UP!
I didn’t want to show up but I know that I needed to and would regret it if I didn’t.
I had to repeat this to myself daily.
I thought that if I just kept showing up that eventually I would become ok in my new body.
I thought that maybe it would somehow give me the confidence I had lost.
And do you know what?!
The action I took by showing up no matter what slowly built my confidence back.
Because I learned that people still cared about me regardless of my weight.
I learned that my family still loved me.
I learned that my clients still believed in me.
I learned that I still had value.
I don’t think I would have learned those things had I not kept showing up.
It is still my mantra today and everyday.
KEEP SHOWING UP!
So I decided I needed to put it on everything I use everyday as a reminder to me.
And as a reminder to you.
You can do the hard things.
You gotta just keep showing up.
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