Dear Tuff Girl,
When you train, train your best. Train your hardest. Train for you. To celebrate and reward your body, not punish it. To help make your body strong and fit, not skinny and small.
When you train, love yourself. Believe in yourself and the amazing person you are. Push your limits and do more than you did yesterday. Remember, you are stronger than you think and more powerful than you can imagine.
When you train, don’t compare yourself to others. Comparison is the thief of joy. We are all different with different gifts, abilities and life circumstances. You are only trying to be better than the person you were yesterday, no one else.
When you train, remember how blessed you are. Be thankful for all the amazing things your body does for you every day. You may ache all over, but it will go away. There are people who feel that way their whole lives. You may get frustrated when you are not able to lift what you want to, or perform the way you feel you should, but there are people who will never be able to walk, run, jump or move their arms.
When you train remember that you are making an amazing choice to change your body and your life. Be proud of yourself. Honor where you are and be kind to yourself and those that surround you. We are all fighting our own battles.
When you look in the mirror, see all the amazing things you are. Not the things you are not.
When you look at where you want to go, remember to take it one step at a time and keep moving forward. This is a long hard journey with many obstacles and road blocks. Keep knocking those walls down and keep moving forward.
Remember that small changes matter, and over time those small changes result in big changes. Be patient.
Remember that you are good enough. The number on the scale, or size in your clothes does not tell you anything about yourself. It does not let the world know all the amazing things you do every day. It does not tell people the amazing, kind, wonderful, caring, strong person you are.
Remember that every choice has a result. So make choices that will contribute to the kind of life you desire.
Remember that food is fuel, not something to hate or stress over. Choose foods that fuel you and make you feel amazing.
There are going to be people that won’t understand what you are doing. They will try and hate you, shake you and berate you. Stand strong in your choices and know that everything they say about you defines them, not you.
Be confident in your decisions. Love them. Embrace the wonderful changes you are making in your life.
Believe in yourself. Love what you are doing, remember to laugh and have fun, and always remember that you are beautiful just the way you are.
I think it is fitting to start what I hope is the first of many blog post with a note of thanks.
Wednesday I got a call notifying me of a first place vote for the Advocates Best of 2013 Readers Poll. Tuff Girl Fitness was voted best training program/personal trainer for the New Haven area.
Less than four years ago I showed up at a park, with a three month old in tow, hoping women would follow me on this crazy ride. And you did. And you told your friends. And here we are today, over 500 strong, in a 4700 square foot facility.
So thank you. Thank you for your continued support. Thank you for believing in this crazy vision I have had since I was fourteen years old. Thank you for trusting us with your most precious and valued possession, your body.
You make me a better woman and coach and you’ve helped change my life.
Welcome to Tuff Girl Fitness
Sometimes molds are meant to be broken…
Dig Deeper. Push Harder.
Changing the way you look at food and fitness.
Educating you to make smart choices.
Inspiring you to do something you never have before.
Motivating you to work harder than you ever have.
Ready to transform? There is a TUFF GIRL in you.
You better bring her!