It has whispered to my insecurities in such a deep, impactful way over the years …

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 Obese… I’ve long despised this word, I’ve long felt distressing pain that it could be used as a descriptive word for me. Every time I hear it, I think of the word (( beast )) it has whispered to my insecurities in such a deep, impactful way over the years.

Why am I sharing this ? Because my mission as a life coach is to help others & I truly believe that some of the most helpful tools I have to share have come from my journey, often times my pain along with my joy. God allows this wonderful opportunity for all of us to take our struggles & turn them into lessons.

So what’s your word, the word you feel could be used to describe you, that hits you where it hurts ? Maybe it’s loud, skinny, needy, fat, bossy ….. do you have it in your mind yet ?

Today I want to remind you that it takes SO many words to describe you, don’t let one control you !! If you feel judged, remember that people give labels all the time without knowing our journey, without knowing our struggles or accomplishments…. I mean, I ran two 1/2 marathons (( obese )) but more importantly, I also ran them as someone who is determined, dedicated, happy, blessed, capable, affectionate, compassionate, loving …. my point here is, we cannot, MUST not allow a word to define us. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t work to be our best most healthy self but yet to love ourselves every step of the journey along the way !!

Labels only have power if we allow them, I’ve come to learn this over the last few years along with the freedom of letting go.

Never forget how important you are & how many wonderful things ( adjectives ) make you who you are !

~ Sara ❤️

 

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