Hands up who put on 6kg this winter!
So I'm always the girl that preaches to train for fun, and health and not aesthetics, which is all wonderful.. till you put on 6kg and no longer feel sexy, pretty or like an 'athlete'. .
🙋It's all easy to say when feeling great, but what happens when the confidence slips? And why did it slip? .
I figure I need to be honest about what's happened with me lately. ..For myself and for anyone that may benefit from reading this. 🙏🏼
🚨I have been surrounded by such amazing athletes since @ninjawarriorau and have gotten such great support on Insta and other socials for my athletic abilities and positive outlook. As a result my ego decided that I had to get 'better' 'quicker' 'leaner' 'wiser' come up with more entertaining exercises, be more valuable, get more profile, more interest, book more jobs, affect more people, impress more casting directors/producers/hirers! Blah blah blah!! 🙉
🙈Meanwhile, the little voice of my body has been whispering ' push less' 'sleep more' 'do yoga' nourish yourself,
Walk, not run, rest not reach, take not give. Breathe. .
Did I listen? No- I did not. ❌📵🚷
As a result, my emotions have flattened, my excitement drained, and my motivation to create diminished! 🍫I have been stress eating, Overtraining, running on adrenalin and getting caught up in this idea of 'what I can get from the world.' 😱😳🙉🙊🙈
This goes against everything I stand for and believe in, and is the opposite way I think humans are to live..but alas, we all can forget ourselves sometimes. We just need to remember again.🙏🏼💌☮️
So may I say to me, to You and to my tired little body. .
It is time I practise what I preach and: .
"LISTEN TO THE BODY, NOT THE EGO " 💌 .
May I remind myself:
❤️ I don't need to be impressive, I just need to be real.
💙I don't need to be better, I can just be!
💜I don't need to gain more, I need to honour what I have.
💚I don't need to show off, I can just show up and that's enough.
. . 💞Nothing outside of me can ever enrich an empty spirit, so yoga is where I shall go to replenish mine, and maybe Bali 😂