Aloha Lovely People!
This week I’ve been thinking about and reflecting on the power of the phrase “you can do it!” – what does it mean to you?
I wanted to share a quick story with you from my teens… When I was 16, I had just started my journey to better health. I saw my GP around this time and he said: “Well done, you’ve lost some weight”, to which I replied with a beam “Yes I have, thank you!!!”
However, he then quickly followed up his first comment with: “But don’t ever think you’ll be slim, your whole family are overweight. It’s in your genes. Don’t set yourself up for failure!” What positive advice for a 16 year old girl!
With that comment, he gave me both the determination to prove him wrong but more importantly, the focus to prove to myself that I was on the right path and that I should follow my dreams to become super healthy and active! From that moment, I decided I was going to be fearless and was going to do it! And the penny dropped, I was the only person who could make it happen!
My point is this: sometimes people, events or things in life happen which can knock us (if we let them). But I look at such things as challenges to overcome and are simply there to make achieving our dreams all the better! The taste of victory is even better when you’ve really had to fight for it!
So don’t ever let anyone talk you out of your dreams… YOU are capable of so much and can do anything!
I now look back at my 16 year old self with a smile: I was really quite shy at the time but something sparked inside me to say “I’m ready to change, ready for something better, ready to be happier in my skin, ready to be more than everyone expected!” And although we always strive for more, I did it.
So make today your day, take a moment and think of something that makes you swell with pride about yourself or what you’ve achieved. Take that feeling and run with it.
No one who has ever followed their passions will ever accept being told they can’t do something. They might accept that it will take hard work, changes in behaviour or routine and sacrifices, but they will always tell you it was worth it!
So remember that YOU CAN DO IT. Whether it be eating better, training harder, hydrating more or whatever it is that you want to take on!
So the next question is: what do you dream of achieving?
Love Aimie x