Okay, it's time to get real!
I am planting my first confession seed:
For years, I had compared my body and intelligence to people whom I thought I had admired. People who seemed to have a lifestyle, career or interest that I only had dreamt of having. I observed and watched them use their unique gifts to bring light into this beautiful world. But, what was I doing? I was sitting back, observing, and keeping myself from my true potential.
Say what? Isn't that the pits? So, truth time for you: Can I ask a personal question?
Have you ever done this? Have you ever put someone(s) you admired so highly, put them on a pedestal and never stepped forward into your own true and beautiful self ?
I was in such a dream land, I had envisioned the ones I highly admired have all the opportunities and resources handed to them. With these thoughts, I began to believe that there was something wrong with me!
I was so involved with the stories I had created in my head about the view I had of them, and of myself, that I was never satisfied with my body, career or relationships. My primary focus was on my insecurities, the outcome and how to please others so intensely that i'd forget about MY OWN HAPPINESS.
I was in such denial, that I had imagined the ones I had defined as ‘successful’ were born beautiful, had the perfect body, the right connections and relationships; and that everything in their life was perfect. I believed I had to work extra hard to lose five pounds, that money was the key to happiness, and in order to nurture relationships, I ended up putting my own morals and values aside to appease them. Talk about toxic soil, and a garden full of weeds that needed to be pulled!
Well, it wasn’t long until I had a wake- up call. Earth to Emily! It’s time to plant your seed of self-love, positivity and redefining beliefs to grow into that vibrant flower that you've always desired to be.
To be honest, it was a process and still is a process. I would make good strides forward and fall back into the comparison, and negative self-talk. With time, the forward steps, and the positive seeds that I had planted started to grow. I no longer had many set backs, and if I did, I would gently remind myself of who I was, released the negativity around that thought I considered a weed and start over.
Let me tell you this, "It is okay NOT TO BE PERFECT."
I had several conflicted ideas and emotions about what kind of body I was supposed to have, how I was supposed to look, what I was supposed to do to be successful, and what a loving relationship looked like; that all of the thoughts were a complete excuse that only held me back longer. There were so many weeds in my garden circulating around these ideas that it was only making my soil toxic, and that I wasn’t able to grow. What the heck, Emily?
I had to step up to the plate and fully admit to myself, that my primary fear was "I was not good enough." I had these toxic cyclic thoughts where I continued to tell myself that my body was not attractive, that I would never be in a healthy relationship whether it was intimate or a friendship. That I would always be judged or criticized by my intelligence, my body and insecurities. I felt that my voice and what I had to say, wasn’t of importance. I continued to be in victim mentality, than stepping into self to allow my soul to shine.
It wasn’t until after losing a loved one, that I began to realize and understand that I was loved, it was within, and with the community I had built around me.
It was within those defining moments of reflection that I had finally connected within my soul which was yearning to shine, to strive for a better life, to connect with others and learn new and inspiring things.
I silently listened, and realized that my mission is to help YOU detox your soil, pull the negative weeds you've been growing and plant the vibrant seeds that'll lead to you who you are within.
I truly believe you have that same drive, and motivation to plant your seeds and nurture them to grow.
You are capable of anything. You have so much potential that once you step into self, you will shine and blossom so vibrantly people won’t be able to ignore you!
Start creating! Start planting your seeds of possibilities!
My lovely beautiful friend, it’s time to let go of the excuses and limiting beliefs about yourself. They are destructive and toxic to your soil. So do me a favor, start loving your thoughts. For every negative idea about who you think you are, plant a positive thought and love yourself so deeply that you start to envision yourself blossoming into that vibrant flower.
After working with many beautiful and inspiring women, even myself, I’ve witnessed excuses that hold us back from exercise, a healthy lifestyle and pursuing our mission in life.
If you think part of what is holding you back, is you; I think my blog, workout routines, self love recipes and weekly newsletters will provide you with the seeds to help you step forward into the beautiful woman that you are meant to be.
Not only will I help you brain storm ways to overcome your excuses, but you’ll also be able to dive deep into those limiting beliefs and pull them out of your garden. HOW EXCITING!
Every woman deserves a chance to deeply and compassionately love themselves, from every curvature on their body, to their creative spark.
I am so ready to to see you blossom!
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