Something on my mind I thought I'd share:
There are plenty of ever-growing fitness accounts out there, filled with scantily-dressed women, and no other content besides their body image plastered in every square. It makes my heart heavy, because I believe women are much stronger than this. For all you new followers, let me introduce myself by telling you what I, as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, nurse, athlete, and personal trainer, feel about women.
I believe in the woman who might not have her “ideal” body shape, but laces her shoes every morning because she knows she’s worth it. I believe in the woman who knows better than to put herself on hold, and HAPPENS to life instead of letting life happen to her. I believe in the woman who might not have the “pinterest-worthy” home, but fills every hallway and corner with love and kindness. I believe in the mother who may have spit-up down her shirt and marker-stained jeans, but is actively harvesting creative and beautiful moments with her happy children. I believe in the mother who may wet her pillow with tears worrying about her children or husband, yet wakes up with a smile, a forgiving heart, and puts her best foot forward again and again. I believe in the woman who has enough courage to put down her phone and be powerfully present. I believe in the woman who is able to shrug off those feelings of inadequacy and who knows deep down she’s undeniably deserving of all the love and happiness in the world.
We may not always feel put together, polished, or presentable. We may feel the pressure of “being more,” “doing more,” and “having more.” But I believe in the woman who knows who she is, and what she has to offer to her world, is absolutely ENOUGH.
Thank you for joining this MOMSTRONG community. I hope to continue to uplift, inspire, and motivate you to be your healthiest and most confident self. I’m here to offer valid and helpful information to the best of my ability. And for all you creeps who are looking for boobs, butts, and lots of skin, I’m not your girl and I never will be.* Welcome to this Momstrong community, and I hope you’ll stay. *Disclaimer: although you won't see the boobs and butts, you WILL see strong muscles and big smiles.