I posted about this on my IG today so if you've heard it once, it won't hurt to hear it again. I've been thinking a lot lately about how beautiful I feel. Not from arrogance or in any cocky fashion, but just something that I carry with me all day. I don't think about my body image all day. I don't call my husband in tears from the bad habits that took me so long to break, some of which I have to daily surrender to the Lord. I don't have the constant need to succeed. My God has had to beat it into me but He whispers to me that "you are enough" just as I am. Right now. This very moment. I don't need a trophy. I don't need a first place at a 5K. I don't need to run a marathon. I don't need to plan my next event, or expand my business. I don't need to think of ways to market myself so that I can be successful in the fitness industry. All I need is my constant reassurance in Him. I am at peace.
Exodus 14:14 God will fight for you. You must be quiet.
Quiet thoughts. Just living. Just breathing. Taking it all in <3 I am learning daily what it means to be happy in the moment. This moment. Right now.
I don't think about the next meal that I'm going to have. I don't think about my workouts. I am at peace. Ironically, Iv'e found the less I think about it, the more intense my workouts are, the less I feel the urge to cheat on my competition diet.
It's easy for me to say that I'm happy with my body right now as many girls say that they are finally "at peace" when they are in competition prep. The real pressure is after the show when you aren't doing as much cardio and eating more. What do you have when the abs are gone? You have your heart. You have your spiritual gifts.
What is your gift? It's okay to announce it. Sometimes, it's good to say it out loud. I think mine is transparency. I've found that as an extrovert, I can reach others hearts. I can help them open up to me and see that I've had the same struggles and I'm there. I hope to be a light for Christ just as he is always there for me. I hope to always be there for those around me. Find your gift. Utilize it.
My superficial mission is to help women and men everywhere get fit in mind and body.
My real mission is to reach your heart. I want to know you. I want to know your heart, your deepest desires. I want to show you how the Lord has healed my insecurities from the inside out. I want to show that I'm not here to change the shape of your arms and legs, but through reshaping your booty I can reshape your heart.
Any one can lose weight. I mean ANYONE. Any one can walk onto a stage in a bikini. There are few women (5% to be exact in a recent study) that can say that they are 100% comfortable in their skin, and want to change nothing. I want to change the world one woman, one man at a time to show that these views that society puts on us has no bearing on your heart and these "health inspirations" that you look up to so much may not be as healthy as you thought after all. It's a learning and dynamic process for us all, and the Lord has shown me so much in the past week about how much this has become my idol and I want to change that.
I hope you'll join me on this movement. I'm at peace. Wouldn't you love that too?
With love and beautiful thoughts,
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