That’s what I said 4 years ago
And it's quite tough to admit that here right now in front of you
It would have been easier to keep that side of my character hidden from you
lie about it or just pretend it didn't happen
But that’s what got me into trouble in the first place
And I know that by sharing this with you
will help you realise that it's okay
A few years ago I did something
Something that successful people never do
(or so it seems in all the motivational quotes you read on Face Book!)
I GAVE UP....
I stamped my foot, hard
And walked away from it all
I was fed up with all the early mornings
Juggling the children, work and family
Training to keep in shape to
Keep up with appearances
I was fed up with my clients who weren’t getting the results
I wanted them to get
Who told me time and time again that they were following my advice
But I knew they couldn't be
Fed up with the Fitness Industry
I felt it was a nonsense, delivering no solution for anyone
Fed up seeing young new talent coming through
Feeling like I was a “has been”
For years I saw my quitting as a failure
But now I see it differently
It was just a choice
I chose to walk away
I chose to give it a rest
And I also chose to come back
I chose to change my approach, because the way I had always done things
wasn’t working....Not well enough for me anyway
I learnt from my mistakes
I went back to the beginning after over 15 years
And now I’m loving it and getting a real kick out of helping
as many women with their health, fitness and weight loss goals as I possibly can
How many times have you quit?
Let’s talk in terms of your health, fitness, weight loss efforts.
Perhaps you’ve given up on your exercise plan, diet, detox, “Dry January” …
It just didn’t work for you.
Does it mean you’re a failure?
It just didn’t fit your life.
You couldn’t work with it.
You couldn’t sustain it
Life got in the way
It was too hard
You didn’t enjoy it
Who wants to eat Kale for breakfast anyway?
Why am I telling you all this?
I didn’t want you to think that I’m some sort of PERFECT mother/fitness professional
I’m absolutely not...my children will tell you how wrong I get it all the time!
I struggle day to day with the same things as you
Making choices every day. Not good and bad choices, just choices
Accepting that often I’m not going to get it right
Accepting that I always have a choice
Accepting that there is another way to live the life that I know will make me happy
And accepting myself as “good enough”. Flaws and all.
Hope this resonates, just a little. Trying to be perfect at anything keeps you struggling.
I like "imperfect", I can work with that, and so can my brilliant clients
Have a great weekend!
PS Do you want to know how I changed things up? How I became so proud of what my clients were achieving. CLICK HERE