Thought of the Day: 9/26/11

Posted: September 26, 2011 in CrossFit, Media, Training
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One day I was talked to CFLW athlete Casey Polk and trying to help her through a difficult situation. A quote I said to her has stuck with the two of us ever since that day:
“Awesome does not mean perfect. You are awesome ALL of the time.”

Well it turns out I’m not the only person out there who believes that we’re all awesome.

Check out the post that my awesome friend Molly King shared on Facebook today (below). The blog/website is called “Redefine Girly” and it prides itself on being a blog for “Pigtail Pals” and the empowerment of young girls and women. It’s a wonderful blog and a great place where parents can come together to share ideas on how to not let their daughters feel the “pressures” that this society puts on girls these days in our “hypersexualized girls’ marketplace” (from the site). This post, however, I feel applies to every single one of us out there!

I hope you guys read it, follow it…. and BELIEVE IT!

Seriously, after you read it… take a second… breathe and reflect. Let all of your insecurities go for JUST ONE MINUTE. Realize how awesome, strong, beautiful, confident, etc you should be, and then try to carry that feeling on for as long as possible today. Give it a shot, and let me know how it makes you feel!

Happy Monday, friends.

Waking Up Full of Awesome

August 3rd, 2011 | Author: melissa

There was a time when you were five years old,
and you woke up full of awesome.

You knew you were awesome.

You loved yourself.

You thought you were beautiful,
even with missing teeth and messy hair and mismatched socks inside your grubby sneakers.

You loved your body, and the things it could do.

You thought you were strong.

You knew you were smart.

Do you still have it?
The awesome.

Did someone take it from you?
Did you let them?
Did you hand it over, because someone told you weren’t beautiful enough, thin enough, smart enough, good enough?
Why the hell would you listen to them?
Did you consider they might be full of shit?

Wouldn’t that be nuts, to tell my little girl below that in another five or ten years she might hate herself because she doesn’t look like a starving and Photoshopped fashion model?
Or even more bizarre, that she should be sexy over smart, beautiful over bold?
Are you freaking kidding me?

Look at her. She is full of awesome.

You were, once. Maybe you still are. Maybe you are in the process of getting it back.

All I know is that if you aren’t waking up feeling like this about yourself, you are really missing out.

CrossFit, Smashby Training, Redefine Girly, Waking Up Full of Awesomeness, Amelia

The author's adorable daughter Amelia, full of awesomeness!

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