Hey y’all! This pretty much sums up my entire day:
Besides going to the dentist, I accomplished absolutely nothing. I’m just calling it a total rest day to help justify the fact that I was lazy. I ate my meals out of tupperware, never actually “got dressed” (yep, even for the dentist), or cleaned up after myself or Maddux. It was a good day.
As some of you may remember, I started participating in the Under Armour #WhatsBeautiful Challenge a while back. (Note: I originally participated in this campaign as part of my partnership with FitFluential. For more information, refer to the disclosure at the bottom of this post.) I shared one my goals, tried to be motivating, and even threw in an important little reminder to help all of us find our joy.
I wanted to sort of wrap up the experience in a “final” post, but now I realize that this is not over. While the winners have been announced for round 3, the movement is still as strong as ever. If you need a push, if you need motivation, if you need community… this is for you. Don’t wait until the next competition. Start now. Today.
I haven’t posted in a week or so, but I am still reading. I’m still lurking in there and watching in complete awe of all of the things that are being accomplished. I’m sure I’ll remember to post sooner or later, but that site sucks me in like Facebook. I click from one page to another, amazed at the acrobatics, incredible speed, and other abilities of these women. I’m engrossed in the comments they’re leaving each other and the passion they’re spreading from one person to the next. It motivates me to keep pushing on the days I just want to give up. I love that women of all ages, interests, and abilities are in one single community. I realize that I’m verging on tipping the scales of cheesiness, but it really is true. Spend a few minutes browsing the profiles and challenges that on the website, and you’ll quickly see what I mean.
Because of this website, I can now do things like handstands. I was literally afraid to catapult myself into such an unnatural position for me. Now I feel like I could chill upside down all afternoon. I was embarrassed to try new things like hand balances in yoga, even at my own home. Now I go to classes and at least attempt the things others are doing. I’ve tried about a million new group fitness classes, and realized that I can reach out of my comfort zone. Do I look like a complete tool half of the time? Probably. But it’s so much fun and so rewarding, that I just don’t even care anymore. I used to be so self-conscious, but now I can show up to anything and give it my best shot. That’s saying a lot for me!
**Full Disclosure: I originally participated in the Under Armour campaign because of my partnership with FitFluential. I was not compensated, but I did receive product. All of the thoughts and opinions throughout the campaign, including those in this post, are mine. I have continued to support the What’s Beautiful campaign on my own, because I really do consider it an asset.**