Thursday, February 23, 2012

Turn Your Cant's Into Can's

My friend (and early morning workout text buddy) Kathy, posted this really great blog post today.  I've been thinking about it all day because I often struggle with those voices of "I can't."  It happens at work, with my kids, with my workouts and with my food struggles.  Those voices are ever present and it's up to us to shut them up!! I'm just going to point you in Kathy's direction because I think her blog post today is worth a read for everyone that struggles. Yes, that means you.  Because Lord knows we all struggle in some aspect of our lives.

My most recent experience with the "I Can't" was my decision to join Team Beachbody as an Independent Coach.  I've met success square in the face. I know that I could be an inspiration and a motivator for my friends, family and even the random stranger.  So, what was holding me back??  The "you'll fail at this" voice.  That's what!

I'm an accounting manager. I leave the sales up to the sales team.  But Beachbody isn't about selling. It's about being a product of the product and I am precisely that.  I've had a great amount of success working out at home with the Beachbody programs (36 pounds and counting!)  I've been drinking Shakeology for almost 7 months and I stand behind it with all of my might. Beachbody's mission is to help others reach their goals and live healthy, fulfilling lives. So why wouldn't I be good at this?? I love to see people moving their lifestyle in a healthy direction. This is not about money for me. This is about watching people change their lives FOREVER.  All it took was a little push from some of my closest friends (including Corinne!) and here I am.

It's been only a few weeks and I'm getting ready to lead an amazing group of women in a March accountability group on Facebook. We will be Marchin' Off The Pounds! Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine that I would have received the response that I have.  So many women are excited and ready to change their lives. This is exciting stuff and proof that those "I cant's" are just a sham. Ultimately, we all know we are capable of more than we think we are.  It's not even about a lack of confidence, because you can be confident in yourself, but that realm of the unknown can be scary.  Taking the LEAP of FAITH into the next level is what is so uncomfortable for many of us.  

I have a challenge for you. Take a leap out of your comfort zone.  At home, in your work, when you're in the checkout line at the grocery store.  See what happens! You might just prove to yourself that you can turn the cant's into can's.

By the way, I forsee a lot of MAGIC in March :)

"Do one thing every day that scares you." --- Eleanor Roosevelt

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