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• D A Y 20 •
So tired. So so so tired. I have serious dark circles under my eyes that are no longer able to be covered by makeup. My hair is pretty much always in a messy bun. My whole family is now sick and that makes me sad. My house is so cluttered and unorganized and that makes me sad. My cars a mess, laundry piled up, dishes piled up, also saddening. I'm just not in a good space right now, but that's okay. Feelings are natural and so many of us try to ignore feelings if they are not positive. It's okay to be sad, angry, worried, scared. What's not okay is if we ignore those feelings and let them build up inside, only to later on allow yourself to blow up..and then follows regret, as you may have said or done something you wish you wouldn't have. FEEL ALL THE FEELS. Try to understand where they come from and just feel it. Don't try to investigate. Emotions will work their way in and out of the mind all of the time. Embrace and live on 😙☀️🌻
I am feeling so amazing right now! I've had a crazy month so far with the kids going back to school, a car in the shop for the 3rd time and just nonstop busy! I have been overwhelmed! Overwhelmed when you just wanna ball up and cry! But when I talked to my coach about an hour ago I realized everyone has these rough times and that I help others everyday! I took a breath and thought about that for a sec! I am helping others like she helped me! All we did was talk for 15 minutes and BOOM 💥I felt better! That's what I do everyday with my peeps!!! This positive amazing tribe I have become apart of is something I would love to share☺️Not only has it changed me health and fitness wise but mentally! I knew I needed this call today!☎️ My coach @kristilynn_fitness helps me be a better coach! I wanna help you take that first step to changing your life because IT IS POSSIBLE!!!!
Everyone has their own unique qualities and attributes that shape them into who they are as an individual. The biggest mistake you could make is not showing the world who you are and trying to live up to what society deems as "appropriate."
Don't let society win!
There's no reason to be anyone other then you; because you are special just the way you are!
Perhaps we need to love ourselves so much that everyone we meet sees and understands well of how we want to be loved and appreciated. Or maybe instead of hoping for others to love us for we are, it's better to focus on loving ourselves. We're not, well it's know I AM not gonna be able to make everyone happy, I'm not obliged for it, even now I can still hear voices telling me to do this less, to do more of what they want bc they think it'd be for my own benefit. Well, I'm listening to my own body & mind and I'm certain the best way to make myself happy in and out is through understanding myself, and what matters to me, and not putting other people's judgment or opinion on top of my to-do list. We are all different, be less judgmental, be more understanding. ❤
This beautiful piece of writing in the photo is from one of my fave books - Light Is The New Black, by @rebeccathoughts . And I’ve posted this passage before.
But maybe it’s relevant to you right now?
I can't tell you how many years I spent fretting over who I needed to be to feel accepted. Recovering people pleaser? That’s me! 🙋🏼
I would betray myself and my values just to feel accepted or for an instant hit of gratification from someone.
I thought I had to be anyone other than who I was to fit in. I thought that being "cool" was what it was all about.
I longed to find my place in the world. To find my tribe. Yet what I didn't already know then, was that to just live truthfully in my own skin, I was home. That the love had to come from within.
It's only now, with the benefit of hindsight that I see how all those years, in my teens and early 20s (and even late 20s!) of trying to be "popular" or "cool" were pointless. I was looking in the wrong place for my tribe. Those friendships I had weren't the friendships that would sustain me for a lifetime. They weren't my people. And that’s ok.
Do I regret any of it? Of course not. It's all brought me to where I am today, and to who I am. Me. Authentically Amelia.
A woman who can be sensitive, who is loyal, who cares deeply and who loves with her whole being. A woman who strives to dare greatly and who holds vulnerability in high regard. A woman who believes in true sisterhood, and the magnificence of female friendship. A woman who truly loves the person she is.
I am not for everyone. And that's ok. When I fully integrated this lesson, I immediately felt lighter, and stronger.
It's time to let go of the need to please, to let go of worrying about what people think of us.
And instead, just be who you are. Unapologetically you. Always. 🙌🏻
I was recently asked to ponder this question. I challenge you to do the same. 🙏🏼Hear me out please, it's worth your time🙏🏼
If someone asked you what your purpose was, would you know what to say?
Finding your why is about finding your purpose. Your purpose is what pulls you out of bed each day, whether it's the purpose you desire most or not. Purpose isn't about how much you gain (although it may feel this way sometimes), but about how much you give.
If you're someone who questions whether what you're doing with your life is fulfilling your greater purpose, ask yourself these three things:
1) what makes you cry?
2) what makes you sing?
3) what are you good at?
If where you land with your responses isn't where you're at right now in life, that's okay! You're on your way there! Or maybe you realize you have some choices to consider. Either way, don't stop until you're there!
This world is so masterful, and with each and every single one of us striving for our purpose - putting our best selves out there for the benefit of possibly benefitting others - my, what a beautiful thing that could be!
Now that I've written a novel, go be you! For anyone who hung on to the end: thank 😭you!
Also, thanks @brynnanicole for your quite obvious inspiration for my little daily doodle here. All of a sudden I drew a subpar version of your #BNWordshop stuff and felt like I was soooo creative until I realized it wasn't even my idea. 👩🏼🎨
P.s. If you like art, word art, calligraphy, cats, pretty pictures, all of the things...check out Brynna's cool shtuffs!
📍№ #1 of #3 ► "1. You made her cry...a lot. She cried when she found out she was pregnant. She cried as she gave birth to you. She cried when she first held you. She cried with happiness. She cried with fear. She cried with worry. She cried because she feels so deeply for you. She felt your pain and your happiness and she shared it with you, whether you realized it or not. 2. She wanted that last piece of pie. But when she saw you look at it with those big eyes and lick your mouth with that tiny tongue, she couldn’t eat it. She knew it would make her much happier to see your little tummy be filled than hers. 3. It hurt. When you pulled her hair, it hurt; when you grabbed her with those sharp fingernails that were impossible to cut, it hurt; when you bit her while drinking milk, that hurt, too. You bruised her ribs when you kicked her from her belly; you stretched her stomach out for nine months; you made her body contract in agonizing pain as you entered this world. 4. She was always afraid. From the moment you were conceived, she did all in her power to protect you. She became your mama bear. She was that lady who wanted to say no when the little girl next door asked to hold you, and who cringed when she did, because in her mind no one could keep you as safe as she herself could. Her heart skipped two beats with your first steps. She stayed up late to make sure you got home safe, and woke up early to see you off to school. With every stubbed toe and little stumble, she was close by; she was ready to snatch you up with every bad dream or late night fever. She was there to make sure you were OK." - N.Craig (via @soulbraille #soulbraille ) 🖤 #mom#mother#family#thankher