One of my very favorite moments from the #tiutour.
One of the most important moments in my #tiulife was getting to share with K&K what the community has done for me and how incredibly thankful I am that I came across these two amazing, loving women and stuck around to see the absolutely CRAZY supportive community that they have grown.
Like most women I spent most of my young adult life in competition with other girls. I was constantly comparing my brain, my looks, my talents, my happiness, my whole life basically with every other woman out there. I was taught that to be the best it means you had to be better than everyone else. I didn't know that you could be your best and someone else could also be their best and it wouldn't dull your shine.
When I first started Tone It Up challenges everything was carefully curated online. I wanted all the other tiu girls to accept me as one of their own. That quickly fell away. Every girl was coming here to do her best, and to link arms with the woman next to her, and say "come with me, let's do it together!". I didn't need to be anyone but me exactly who I was!
I felt that so much during the tour. At the end of yoga, laying on that mat, @katrina_tiu and @fit.samanthakerry both reach out at the same time I did and we joined hands. We felt it and I know there was a time when you did too. That moment during the tiu tour when you reached out to your girlfriend, unbidden, clasped her hand and thought, this was the type of girlfriend I have searched for my entire life. This is who helps makes me a stronger better woman! Who helps me discover who it is to be me and supports me to my potential! How rare is that?
The tiu tour was such a whirlwind of amazing activities, fitness, food, and fun but my biggest take away was the time I got to spend which each of the amazing women who talked with me. There was no awkwardness! You all treated me like we had known each other all our lives. You offered your encouragement and support freely. Isn't that something?! Isn't that amazing?! So thank you all again. Thank you K&K and #tiuhq. Thank all of you!