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Musings, Thoughts & Inspirations

The BeFit Blog

Comfort Zone 

June 3, 2017

Hello Readers,

This is my first official blog. I will call this one “Comfort Zone”. I am officially pushing myself out of mine right now. I'm sure we have all experienced the discomfort of even a thought or an idea that instills a little fear in you. I hope you enjoy it.

Comfort Zone is a topic I feel has been showing up more frequently in my life so I thought I’d delve in. I became inspired by a woman who explained that the more you do out of your comfort zone the less you get scared of bigger things. Then I heard a young successful lady at the age of 21 say that after she was bullied at 13 years old she pushed out her comfort zone. She embraced that moment and went on to become a very successful YouTuber. She also said that she doesn't think of failure when trying new things out of her comfort zone but rather she feels like it's experience. Makes sense! Wise for 21.

The more little moves you make out of your comfort zone allow you to jump one hurdle at a time. This mentality can really be applied to ANYTHING!!! I am a true believer that everything happens for a reason. This phrase also seems to be mentioned a lot lately. I do still struggle with the "why" when tragic things occur or when life throws you a curveball, but I have decided to take the advice of someone who said, "embrace the curve and trust the process, there is a plan".

So if you are thinking about applying for a new job, starting a new project, trying out a new workout or a new town, listen to your gut. Don't be afraid. This is your time to shine and write your life story the way you want it written!

Until next time.. Dream, Believe, Achieve

~ your BeFitLady

Strong is the New Pretty

May 1, 2018

Hello Readers!

It has been quite some time since I last blogged. Just like most people I know, I constantly juggle to keep all the balls in the air, and it can be challenging!

Today I want to share with you one of my latest favorite things: the book "Strong is the New Pretty", which is the vision of a photographer Kate T. Parker. I grabbed this book last minute, as I was trying to successfully leave the library with my 3 daughters ages (at the time) 7, 5, 15 months. Parents out there know how that goes! You know those buttons to press opening doors and in elevators? Navigating those with three small children is like running a gauntlet where everyone gets their fair share of button pressing. Oh, the irony, as they are skilled at pushing my internal ones! :)

When I got home and had a chance to go through the book by myself, I fell in LOVE with each photo and story behind it. It shows girls at all ages being girls while doing what they love. The images captured portray strength, happiness, courage, freedom and most important of all: comfort with being who they are! They are running, playing basketball, playing in mud, dancing, being part of a girls football team, and being a scientist.

I couldn't wait to share this with my girls. We went through the book and they loved seeing each scenario. I want to show them that they can do whatever they want to do. My message to them is this: if you love doing something, be proud of it! The options are endless. 

As they get older I get nervous about all the complicated messages they are exposed to on social media, advertising, with their peers, etc., so it's important to me that they know they can shine as bright as they want! I speak about my experience with my girls here, but I feel the same about boys, too. They also need to feel comfortable in their own skin! With bullying, harassment, and this "keeping up with the Jones's" world we live, in its hard to see straight at times.

So my question is: what makes you feel strong? If you are a parent, how do you communicate strength and empowerment to your children? 

Until next time.. Dream, Believe, Achieve

~ your BeFitLady