When I created my blog, initially I was fearful of using my name as a domain. Afraid my past mistakes would be unleashed to the world, that I wouldn’t measure up to my name. Isn’t that silly? I felt so inferior PRESENTLY to my future self. Insane.
This same idea realized a few months back. The week before USAW (United States Athletic Weightlifting) Nationals I was skyping my last heavy session with my coach. I lifted the most weight I ever have before- and you know what? It felt EASY. My coach commented on a noticeable shift in my attitude and approach halfway through the session. I was surrounded by other lifters- and typically in an environment where I’m with other doers of the same thing (weightlifting, blogging, coaching, soccer) I would shut down and try to make myself as small and unnoticeable as possible. I didn’t want to stick out for fear of being seen as narcissistic or obnoxious. I think about how far I could’ve went with soccer if I let myself unfold and be seen. It’s taken a lot of mistakes, failures, wins and constant self work to allow myself to open up.
I wonder, how many other women create their own glass ceilings for fear of being noticed- of being too LOUD or CONFIDENT or SMART. Why?
I refuse to live in this manner anymore. The only reason I haven’t progressed as an athlete is because I didn’t want to be interpreted as an ego-driven elite athlete so I set my bar at jussstt above average. But the more time I spent with my coach, Cara Heads-Slaughter and teammate, Sam Poeth, the more I realized that you CAN be a strong female athlete who is an INCREDIBLE competitor as well as a compassionate, humble human.
The only reason I haven’t moved forward as a business owner is because I told myself I didn’t know enough. When will I ever, TRULY, know enough?
So, that’s that. Welcome to my website. I know a lot, I also don’t know a lot but I will share what I can, what I find interesting and musings I’m toiling over.
I will continue to lift astronomical amounts of weights because my potential is a bar that continues to rise each day that I show up to do the work.
The same goes for you, too. Have you been sleeping on yourself? Have you allowed self-limiting beliefs to keep you paralyzed to one state or space? It’s time to ELEVATE.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Things to Look Forward to:” color=”turquoise” border_width=”2″][vc_column_text]
- release of BIRTHFIT WILMINGTON and all things prenatal/postpartum health
- holistic functional fitness for all women
- sustainable approaches to nutrition and health self-experimentation
just to name a few!
- Stay tuned for weekly updates, program releases, recommended reads and SO MUCH MORE. This is going to be fun, I’m so glad you’re here.