Sooo Hello again, sorry I have been away for so long. Lots going on here.. closed a business ( sad to lock the doors on bFit but it was time) started a new business , so excited about ROAR workout, I will fill you in on that later, needless to say I have been a little preoccupied.
But back to topic on hand, ” is this a good mirror” yes those words did come out of a 17 year old in my class the other day. I started to tell here that all mirrors are a little crazy but stopped myself because I realized a few things…
1) there was no way this teen was going to hear what I had to say at this time in this setting. She has probably been listening to her mom or her friends for the last how many years ” good mirror, bad mirror, fat mirror , skinny mirror”… I am also sure she has heard ” oh you look great don’t worry about the mirror ” more times than she can count.
2) that same comment comes out of at least 1 adult every class I teach! Why should she be different?
3)and most importantly I am guilty as charged. I also find the best mirror in the room and teach from some days. There are times when it is very hard to love every inch of me, I workout hard ( it is my job and my passion ) and eat pretty clean … but this is a rough business I am in (I must admit I feel judged often) and try as I may I will never look like a lean ripped Oxygen cover girl. Some days I am cool with it others not so much.
But the biggest thing I realized in that moment is that the younger girls in my class have NEVER said anything about the “clown” mirrors!! The move they sweat and they laugh….. they hardly judge!
Is that because of their age? their friends? their parents? or are they really just using the mirror to do what it is meant to do ….. reflect.
I work hard with these young girls to teach them that everybody is different, they will never look like their friend they are working out next too but that is the amazing part.
I try to teach them that the things they may find as faults are really blessings!! Their legs are a little larger , well look at how much faster you can sprint . They have freckles… it brightens their faces and makes them look happy all the time! Always try to find a positive spin .. always! Never a negative!
To be honest I learned this from my girls… one day we were talking about one of their friends who does not like herself at all and they could not understand why somebody would not love every inch of what they got!! Smart girls…. it makes me so proud that they can see that !
I took a workout break from writing this post, and happened upon this little video, could not have been more perfect! So true, so strong …. brought me to tears.
Give our girls the tools to see how strong, amazing, beautiful and AWESOME they are in those “good” mirrors!
#findyourawesome today and share away!! There is more where that came from