I love my partner now more than I did this morning, constantly looking out for me the entire way and helping myself and strangers complete some really daunting obstacles, thank you Asher.
We’ve pushed limits and set the bar higher, together. Over £500 raised by you AMAZING people (THANK YOU). We can’t wait to do it again. @tough_mudder you’re fantastic, and everyone who ran it helping out each other were the highlight of my day!
For a 22 year old I socialise awfully. Going out is something I generally avoid because of anxiety, but this weekend was an event I simply could not miss and I’m so glad I went out, had a wonderful time catching up with old friends and next time I’ll be less scared to say ‘yes, of course I’ll be there!’
July’s almost over, so here’s my recap:
• I used to work out because I felt like I had to. Everyone else did it, and if you didn’t, then you had to find something else to do with your time and apart from my dogs, I was struggling to fill the hours in my day. Now I can’t sit down without finding something to do! Working in the fitness industry has taught me so much already about how life can be, yes I can lift heavier weights, 🏋🏻♀️ but I’m still working on my form. Yes, I can now meal prep 🥘 but more importantly I now understand why eating the right foods is important 🌽 • I got to see my best friend this month too, and knowing that she’s on the right path to happiness is making me happy ❤️ • I ditched my medication! This smile isn’t because of a corrected chemical imbalance in my brain, it’s because I put it there 😄 With support from my new colleagues (who I can also call new friends) and my existing (amazing) support network outside of the gym, this smile is all mine. I’ve earned it. I’ve worked towards it. August... I’m ready for you!🥇
This morning I couldn’t lift a bar over my head, and this afternoon I (kind of) made it to 20kg, but feel a lot more confident with 10! We all start somewhere! 🏋🏻♀️ I challenge you all to try something new today... and tomorrow... and every day after that. 🥇 STRIVE to be a better version of yourself! 🥇
Also, don’t be afraid to ask for help. Thanks to Ellie, Hannah, Kayleigh, Claire and Tom for their coaching today and helping me push new limits! 🥊
recently I’ve learned that there’s a difference between ‘urgency’ and ‘importance’, and I’m not entirely sure what order my priorities are, or should be in, but I am certain that you’re at the top of the list.
i’ll do everything I can to make you feel as safe and amazing as you make me feel. life with you is effortless.
a semi colon is used when someone could have ended their sentence; but chose not to
yesterday my best friend, her boyfriend and I all got semi colon tattoos to represent mental health awareness.
let’s clarify something: people cope in different ways to suffering. some close themselves off, some hurt themselves, some put on a brave face and manage to order a coffee without sweating. some work 9-5, look after their children then cry themselves to sleep. some you’ll see online and thing ‘wow, they’ve got their shit together’. none of us have our shit together, we just show it in different ways.
i’m proud of myself, i’m proud by the people around me and I’m proud of my best friend.
you’ve achieved the impossible babe, and you’re thriving. i love you more than you’d ever know