Saturday, May 18, 2013

How Good Do You Have To Be?

So I'm packed and getting ready to fly to Denver to do the Home Workout Revolution Livecast with Craig Ballantyne.

If you had told me back in 2008 that I would have my own fitness studio and that I would get to travel and speak as a fat loss expert I would have been shocked and amazed.  If you had told me that I would still feel insecure about my figure I would have said,

"Yep, that sounds like me."

What would you do if you could put your fears aside and live life to the fullest?  Do you love art, music, or sports?  Are you a performer or a creative type?  Do you have a head for business, or a heart for volunteering?

 I think one of the most difficult aspects of being a woman in modern society is the pressure to adhere to American standards of physical appearance.  What must it be like to be Kim Kardashian or the Duchess of Windsor, two women going through pregnancy in the public eye?  What occurs to me is that it's just fine to live a normal life and go about your business at a normal weight- right up until cameras get involved.

Something about the camera lens seems to invite judgement- self judgement, and the scrutiny of others. The best way I can put it is this...

I feel good enough for real life.  I don't feel good enough for life on camera.

Why is this important?  More and more we all live our lives on camera.  Whether it's on
You Tube,  Facebook,  Pinterest, it's as if it's the camera that makes our lives real.  Once we digitize and post that life, it's open to judgement by the the public, which begs the question,

"Is it good enough?"

I know, I know, the simple answer is, "If you don't feel that the images are good enough don't post them!"

And yet...  this five year journey to fitness has been overwhelmingly positive.  I have learned that training can be incredibly fun and effective at the same time.  The pain and embarrassment I experienced as a child in PE class does not have to cloud my opinion of physical fitness anymore.  Even better, now that I'm actually teaching Turbulence Training and Zumba to real people I get to see the effect that fitness has on them, and let me tell you the results are wonderful.

 So now I see that the freedom to act in accordance with your fondest hopes and dreams can come from the good you do, instead of coming from how good you think you look.

On that note, I'd like to invite you to go to http://homeworkoutrevolution.com/ultimatefatloss/ and register for the Livecast that will be going on tomorrow at 5PM Eastern, 2PM Pacific time.  I can't wait to share the Home Workout Revolution with you.  We use this training technique in my classes, and the truth is that many of my students are already surpassing me in in the area of getting lean, and looking fantastic.  That's as it should be.  A good teacher always wants her students to move to higher levels of skill and success.