As I’ve gotten back into coaching, I’ve been amazed with how many inspiring women have come into my life. It’s pretty incredible to be in a coaching community with so many like-minded, supportive people. One of which has had one of the most amazing transformations that I’ve ever seen. When I first met her, I instantly knew that she was going to be one of “my people”.
So, this is Hannah.
At first glance, I would put her in the “genetically gifted skinny bitches” category. (Not that I’m walking around judging other women, but holy shit, look at that body…it’s fitness magazine worthy). These “genetically gifted skinny bitches” are the ones that it always seems to come easy to..they love to workout, love healthy food, don’t struggle in social situations, etc. They’ve probably never stood in their closet in tears trying on every outfit they own. That’s the story that I’ve made up for these people that I envy. But the funny thing is, that is the FURTHEST thing from Hannah’s story. This is her instagram post from today that she gave me permission to share.
“I’ve been so many things. I’ve been skinny, I’ve been bigger, I’ve been an athlete. I’ve been starved, a binge eater, a yoyo dieter. I’ve eaten low fat, low carb, no carb, liquid diets. I’ve been unhealthy, unsuccessful, unsupported and unmotivated.
What am I today?
I am healthy.
I am balanced.
I am strong.
I am successful, motivated and supported.
I am PROUD.
I am a version of myself I have never known. I don’t have to obsess. The number on the scale has never meant so little to me. It doesn’t mean I’m not disciplined or committed. And it doesn’t mean I don’t have doubts and hiccups. It means if I want to splurge, I do, and I don’t have to beat myself up afterwards. I know that I am what I repeatedly do not what I occasionally do.
I am not perfect nor do I strive to be. I want to be the best, healthiest, happiest version of myself. For me, for my husband, for our future family.”
Hannah changed her story. She changed her life. And I can’t think of anything more inspirational than that possibility. She also did it while maintaining a social life with tailgates and happy hours and girls nights. She found a program that truly let’s you have it all, and found the best version of herself. If that doesn’t get you fired up on a Monday, I don’t know what will.