These days there are a lot of moving pieces in my life as I raise my 9-year old son and open my fitness studio 110 FIT. Nonetheless, as I entered 2015, in a very robotic fashion, I started to fill my plate exactly as I had done in the past without regard nor thought that I am not “where” I was a year ago and certainly not two years ago. Filling my calendar January to September with fitness competitions and races got me here (to the new me). They are my “must-dos”, my “go-tos”, my “special sauce” for success. Right? Absolutely not! After some reevaluating why I was feeling internal pressure I realized, in reality I was fearful if I didn’t commit to the races and competitions, the “new” me would not be the new me. Now what? Look fear in the eye, step out of the safe lane and keep on moving. Let’s face it -- change is hard, but I realized to be the new me, I needed to operate in a healthy, balanced manner like the new me. What does that mean? Remain open to change and continue to EVOLVE. Part of my evolution is losing 70lbs, keeping it off, being in the best shape of my life at the ripe age of 46, changing careers and achieving things I didn’t dream were even possible for me when I started all of this… Just think, if I had stuck to the known, stayed in the safe lane of my life, believe me, I would not be where I am now. Being open to change and allowing myself to evolve is what made everything possible – not easy, but possible.
I have not retired my sparkly competition suit, 5” acrylics heels nor my running shoes. I’m just not following the script of past years. This year, I will continue challenge myself more and continue grow my life’s story that will inevitably lead to a new road of evolution in my life.
I am different today; therefore, I must behave different. I am a work in progress and I will continue to evolve. Today, I stand poised to accept the different versions of myself year after year and the best me is yet to come.
Words I thought I’d never utter, “Tough Mudder” “Warrior Dash” “National Competitor” “National Magazine” …all because I ventured off the main road in my life. Truth is I am training for my life and my prize is better health.
Never say, “I never…”
Never say “I always..”
Step outside of your comfort zone.
Be open to change.
Be willing to evolve.
Reach your full potential.