Sometimes you have to be your own motivation.

In those moments when you find yourself slipping and it feels like you’ll never get fully back on track I’ve learned that nothing motivates me more than reminding myself where I’ve been and what I’m capable of.

This picture is from last summer. I had built more muscle than I knew was possible and honestly, I felt uncomfortable as fuck about it. I loved the body and curves I built but it was just unlike the shell I had lived in for most of my life so it seriously took some getting used to.

Right now I’m about 8 lbs lighter and not at all by choice. I’m not happy about it. It wasn’t on purpose and not at all what I was going for. Honestly, I’ve been struggling with it, with losing some of what I had worked so hard to build. I’ve been having to work really hard at mentally staying on track to build it all back too. To remind myself that life happens and IT IS OKAY to be where I am right now. It’s all part of the journey, all part of the growth process.

And instead of feeling shitty about it, I’m choosing to use my own previous results to motivate the fuck out of myself to build it back bigger and better than ever this time.

Life has been a whirlwind lately but I could not be more proud of how I’ve handled every single thing that’s happened. My soul is deeper than ever. My heart is bigger and more open. I’m clearer and more grounded. And I’m learning to shine brighter and brighter every single day simply by slowing down and listening to myself above all else.

Biggest lesson lately? Honoring every piece that makes me ME.

Stay tuned… it just keeps getting better.

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