Do you ever feel like everything is against you? Like for some reason, you’ve been singled out to everything go wrong and have nothing work out? If you do let’s be friends!!!
Some of you know my struggles with ballet and the journey I’m having to take to meet my goals, but very few people know what’s really going on, and I’d say even more don’t know anything at all. I’ve debated for a long time whether I should talk about it, but if it’s going to be this hard, I’d like some good to come out of it! I’d like to be able to share what’s happening and talk about what I’ve learned, what’s helped me, and what I’m still learning, and hopefully it can help some of you who might be struggling. It’s kinda scary to put myself out here like this, because I feel like if I don’t talk about it, a part of me can pretend it’s not real. But it’s very real and I might as well accept that! Please let me know if you want to hear about my story and how I’m dealing with it! I know I’m young(kinda😂) and I don’t know a ton about life yet but I’d like to think that I have something to give that could help someone else! Have a wonderful day everyone and know that you are loved!😘 #ballet#ballerina#ballerinaintraining#inspiration#motivation#help#mystory#trials#dance#dancer#bepositive#seethegood#love#life#lifeishardbutbeautiful#dallas#fortworth
Today is the feast day of this humble saint: St. Jane de Chantal... Her words are powerful for today's #motivationMonday "No matter what happens be gentle and patient with yourself"
-St.Jane de Chantal
I need to read this today. I have been hard on myself to the point almost tears.
Reading this was what I needed.
No matter what I have to be gentle to self.
If He loves me so much that He sends HIS ONLY Son so that I can live forever, I can show love and patient to ME.
She talks about affirmation, year of 1610. So it's not something new in this empowerment movement. No.
Affirmations are very real for thousands of years.
And she says this affirmation when she felt things feel low. When you feel that you have no way but up.
Say this beautiful affirmation: " My savior, my all, despite my feelings of misery and distrust, I place all my confidence in you, YOU are the strength for the weak, refuge for the miserable, wealth for the poor, you are indeed my savior who has always loved sinners!" Teach the girls no matter what happens to be gentle and patient with themselves.
A body in motion stays in motion 👏🏻
I’ve seen such a huge difference in my energy and mood since working out consistently (even on the weekends). Leo deserves the happiness and energy I have after I workout as well so that’s why I’m so adamant about walking him every day. And it gives me a push to get outside. All living things need to move. That’s what we were made to do.
How are you moving your body this weekend?!
To the one who feels like they’re falling and can’t get back up. Life is designed to knock you down. It will knock you down time and time again, but it doesn't matter how many times you fall it matters how many times you get back up! You may fall, and you may be weak…BUT GOD! He is your strength. He is the strength of your HEART. I want to be the kind of woman who looks back on everything I have been through in my life and have peace, because not only did God bring me through my struggles, he made me stronger and more resilient than I have ever been. It takes courage to acknowledge your struggle and not give into the fear. I may be made of Titanium, batteries and wires but I’m also made of strength, courage, hope and love because of Gods perfect grace. It’s by his Grace that I’m living. I will choose to trust my faith and not the struggle. At times it can be overwhelming during the midst of a trial. When you start to feel like things should have been better, remember the mountains and valleys that got you here. They are not accidents, and those moments weren't in vain. You are not the same. You have grown and you are growing. No matter what life throws at us, we CAN handle it. Maybe not instantly, but eventually you will see it thru to the other side. You are breathing, you are living, you are wrapped in endless, boundless grace. My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever. Psalm 73:26 ♥️
“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.” Kavita Ramdas
This is what we aim in our program to teach girls to be.
Strong but gentle,
Educated but humble,
Fierce yet compassionate,
Have passion but be rational beings..
That simple discipline is freedom.... This is something I needed to remind myself.
That I too can be strong but gentle.... What hit me most about this quote was that discipline is freedom.
Today, I wasn't discipline... I didnt feel free but trapped in my wants which didnt result in good choices.
But as there is always Hope in God's grace, there is always Hope in the next moment, in the next choice.
The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.
– Arnold Schwarzenegger
It was a workout that beat me up.
Never fails that every morning, when its time to get up, I don't want to.
I think of 100 excuse as I walk to the bathroom to turn the alarm off..(how many of you have an alarm away from your bed?) I change to gym clothes, say my morning offering and I am at the gym in less than 5 minutes.
Never fails again afterwards, I am grateful that I didn't listen to doubts, the excuses for I feel the strength.
I finally learned since being a mother almost 17 years, that strength is what I need and seek and deserve.
How can I teach these Precious girls about the beauty of their lives if I don't live my life as a gift and thanking God by taking care of it?
I have to practice what I preach.
#fitnessFriday is about keeping it real. Yes it's hard but it is in the strength for tomorrow that got me to workout today.
It is a heavy world out there, I need the strength to bring God's glory in all I do.
Christ who strengthens me.
How do you bring strength into your world? How do give it your body?
For it is for the wholesome wellness of our body, mind, and soul for which we were created to cherish.
It takes sunshine ☀️ and rain 🌧 to make a rainbow 🌈. There would be no rainbows without sunshine and rain.
Roy T. Bennet
Cliche as shit I know...but an idea that must be embraced. Gotta have the good and the bad to see the beauty life has to offer.
It’s easy to see the beauty when the sun is shining...but when the storm comes it gets hard to see and shit gets muddy- literally lol.
As I know it’s easier to tell someone things will get better and the storm is temporary...good things will come out of it (the rainbows)...it is most definitely hard to grasp that idea when you’re in the storm only experiencing the mud.
Another cliche truth to add to this post- it rains on the just and unjust alike. We all have our own storms.
The last cliche...from an awesome movie... “it can’t rain all the time.”
So I leave you with this- bad shit and good shit is going to happen to you. I promise. It’s up to you how you handle it...
I post because I’m in the middle of a personal storm- no I won’t go into detail but it’s a hard situation...total hot mess. This morning it was hard to get out of bed and stick to my commitment to the 100 day program...it would have been easy to stay in bed and cry, eat my feelings and stay wrapped in the covers.
BUT- I chose to get up, do my morning routine and accept the feelings that come and go and push forward through the day. Was it easy? No...but that fight, that drive that comes from my sweat fest- that embrace the suck mentality- has proved to be the most useful tool in getting through this.
If you are going through something- know you aren’t alone, hard or easy- you have choices- choose to push forward no matter what. Live in the present moment- stress, anxiety and depression Come from living in the past and/or future. Most of all- take care of yourself during this time❤️
LOVE this because it’s SO true! .
The only way out sometimes is through. .
There are 3 phases you will constantly be cycling in and out of in life. .
1. The beginning of something. Which is scary yet exciting. You’re thinking about all the possibilities. You’re renewed and fired up.
2. The end of something. You’ve made it. You got what you wanted. The goal is complete. Time to celebrate or just time to feel free.
But where we become refined and grow is the 3rd phase: The middle. The middle sucks. It’s full of hard days, hard times, can’t see your way out, can’t remember why you started, the end is too far away, everything seems hopeless, and you’re wondering what the heck did I get myself into.
But this is the place where you learn who you are, who your friends are and you become better and stronger. The middle is the best because it teaches you things you never would’ve known otherwise.
So whatever you are going through, do not give up, do not grow weary because at the PERFECT time you will be dancing in that harvest. .
But guess what something else will happen and you will go back to the middle and feel stuck but you will keep pushing through because it’s the only way we can truly live and grow. .
“The world is reflecting the ENERGY you’re putting out.” - OPRAH
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✨ What’s your vibe? ✨ [These post pilates vibes always make me smile... no matter what the universe throws at me!] #positivevibesonly#smile#reflection#stillalive
We want our girls to have the courage to look "the storm" in the eyes, and have the courage to dance in its rain!
We can't sugar coat that life is easy but that life is worth fighting for!
Their lives. The girl in the line being bullied. The baby in the womb. The children in the' refugee camp.
So dance. Be Brave. Be Kind. Save Lives!