I've had this song on repeat in my car lately. I do that. 😂 🎶
If you've been following me for any length of time you know I love to help people with their health but our lives are so much more than being thin or beautiful or fit or whatever elusive standard of success makes you feel inferior.
Our lives are about time and relationships. Time is our most important resource and we don't know how much if it we have. Human connectedness is what makes life amazing! And yet as women we waste approximately one whole year of our life worried about body image! Most women waste another year of their life applying make-up.
We waste more time pursuing careers and jobs we don't really love out of fear and too much stock in other people's opinions. Or keeping people we love at a distance as we attempt to hide our flaws.
We struggle to love ourselves. We struggle to enjoy our lives.We are more concerned with being thought well of then we are about what we ourselves think. The farther we get from our calling and truth, the more we seek distraction and comfort.
Self discovery is uncomfortable. It is. We have to look over the messes we've made, the hurt we've caused, but it also sets us free to embrace growth and become the person we've always wanted to be. It doesn't just happen. We have to know ourselves. We need to know what we believe about spiritual things so that we can align our actions with our beliefs. We need to understand our talents and skills and desires. We need to know what we want and why we work for it.
In the end, we lose the physical beauty, the money we've gathered, even a good reputation fades away as we are forgotten by the generations to come but a life spent investing in people and relationships and service to others with the gifts that we have can change the world!
While we might not be remembered for it, an encouraging word to a friend may have given them the courage to write a book that affects millions, or helping an abused person heal may change the entire course of life for her entire family line.
I dont know what it will be for you. I don't even know what it will be for me but I know I want it! I want to spend my life investing in people. I don't want to spend my life fretting about my appearance and watching it deteriorate in the mirror.
So while I encourage you to eat well and exercise, just remember life is more than fitting in your jeans. Stop beating yourself up for food choices and lack of progress and start digging deeper into why you seek comfort and distraction. Ask yourself the tough questions. Give yourself time to discover the answers. Fight for yourself and encourage others with your story. Be vulnerable and transparent. Find your people and invest in them.
In the end, we won't wish we had watched more Netflix or eaten more junk. So what do you want to build with the time you have? Stumble, fall, fail, dust yourself off and get back up, but get to it! The truth and adventure await!
"And Aubrey was her name. A not so very ordinary girl or name."(Or so says David Gates ;) I'm a wife to Phillip, a mother to Scarlett and Juliet. We live in the beautiful city of Thornton, Co. I'm a recovering red bull addict. I love to read. I hate to cook. I seek to be inspired and also to inspire others. I am a Beachbody Coach on a quest to be truly healthy mind, soul, and body and challenge others to do the same.