I very distinctly remember a time when working out for me had everything to do with losing weight.
The idea that I would find a way to fall in love with it for good while also learning to adapt with each season was something I never could have imagined.
And as expected, my reason for movement these days has transformed into something new.
Movement has become my favorite way to move through and release trauma as I go through this healing season.
Some days that’s a long walk.
Other days it’s a mixing of cycling and yoga.
And recently, it’s included boxing as a way to understand my own power and move through whatever needs to be released.
I will forever be grateful for a relationship with movement than transcends vanity & aesthetic goals (though they are totally valid).
At the end of the day, finding what helps you connect to your body and your power is a journey only you can define.
Drop a 💕💕💕 below if you’re learning to love movement in a new way this season as well.
It’s been almost 10 years since I graduated college
9 years since I moved to Atlanta to pursue film
6 years since I started WSS
2 years of the pandemic
And if I could go back and tell any of my younger selves something it would be:
The path for your life may look nothing like anyone else’s and that’s okay.
Trust your instincts and your voice.
Be willing to step out and do things differently.
Your story is your own for a reason.
Also, you’re allowed to be happy even if the rest of the world isn’t.
You can have empathy and sympathy.
You can advocate and raise your voice.
But don’t put your life on hold in the pursuit of feeling everyone else’s pain because you’re scared to be in your joy alone.
What advice would you give your past self?
The body you’re in right now is the one you’re meant to have.
You can change it.
Make it bigger or smaller.
Add and remove.
Admire or your stretch marks or ignore them.
It’s yours to adore or admonish.
But the journey to loving yourself is a lot less exhausting when you remember.
We all have flaws.
We have lumps and bumps and things we want to change.
We are a beautiful essence living in and as a piece of art daily.
So let your love shine through.
No matter how you decide your body should.
Decide NOW that you are worthy of a great love and that you’re going to give it to yourself.
The changes will happen whether we want them to or not - age is a fickle gift.
But it’s up to us whether or not we will ever find love for ourselves.
And you are worthy of the greatest love.
Share this with a friend who you think might need it 💕 I promise you we do.
The word for 2022 is more.
More things that make me happy
More more more.
But here’s the thing about more, in order to add to our plate, we have to release the things that are no longer serving us.
Anything that doesn’t feel good gets to be changed or released in a way that honors our best self
So in the spirit of making room for your year of more, what can you release?
Comment below with what you’re leaving in 2021 💕
If you gave yourself a year to heal, do you think you’d still want the same life or would there be a whole new you?
I will never forget the moment I claimed expansion as my word of 2021.
In my mind, this looked a lot different than it played out. But nevertheless, I’m so grateful for all the ways I’ve grown in 2021.
So with a focus on the new year, I’ve been reevaluating what success looks like for me in 2022.
Could I set goals?
But rather than making my goals the end all be all for 2022, I’ve chosen to set intentions this year.
What can I release this year?
How can I heal?
How can I love myself more?
How can I find more joy in every day life?
So if that’s you too, there’s a new video on my YouTube channel talking all about my intentions for 2022.
I’m setting the expectation for my best mental health year yet!
Link to watch is in my bio.
What’s your word for 2022?