Today Matters And So Do You {What’s Beautiful}

I have a confession to make.

Yesterday I didn’t shower or apply deodorant until 5:00 pm and I went out in public in this disheveled state. Does Home Depot actually count as being out in public?

Oddly enough, I didn’t care and felt pretty dang cute (and stinky) while I scurried around the flooring section asking questions and getting the supplies the three men I had left in my construction zone of a home needed in order to continue installing flooring.

That is my hair...not the tree. I think the sweat and sawdust created some sort of epic hair product.

That is my hair…not the tree. I think the sweat and sawdust created some sort of epic hair product.

I ran around and smiled happy as a clam to be who I was, stink and all. One man even thanked me for coming in and chatting with him. I gave him a high five and kept on my way, there was flooring waiting for me!

All of this surprised me.

I stunk, had strange dirt from nearly two decades all over my tank top, my shorts were very dirty from scooting on the floor and pulling up staples, and my hair was standing on end. I was, and still am, the antithesis of a fashion model.

Beauty ain’t about the outside.

Have you ever met someone who you thought was beautiful until they opened their mouth? Complaints, distain, egotism, and self centred talk is some of the ugliest stuff around. Also hating yourself and having nothing good to say about yourself is anything but attractive.

Over the course of the last 5 years, I have been on a personal journey to redefine beauty. To embrace being beautiful and being more than just ok with who I am; to live out my passion and purpose and change the world for the better as I do it.

The most beautiful women I know are the women who:

  • know who they are
  • don’t compare themselves to others
  • set audacious goals and chase them down
  • take care of themselves
  • live from passion and purpose
  • give their live away to help others
  • use words to encourage, not tear down

Beauty is a by-product, not the goal.

I am working with Under Armour on their What’s Beautiful campaign. I love this campaign because it is not about who is the skinniest, most muscular, or prettiest.

DECLARE A GOAL. THEN SHOW US HOW IT’S DONE.

Together we’re redefining the female athlete by setting epic goals and pushing past where we’ve ever been and where we thought we could go. Join us. Set your own personal goal. Then document your journey by posting videos and photos that tell your story from start to victory.

Fitness and health has been woven into the fabric and foundation of my life. Without fitness and keeping my body healthy, the rest doesn’t work.

Strength, in and out of the gym, is an intrinsic part of beauty.

Be audacious. Be fierce. Be yourself.

My goal is to earn the strongest and most conditioned body I have had all while managing my pesky autoimmune disease. I will keep my health and increase strength, power, and speed.

More than before: To earn back a stronger, more conditioned peak performance body all while kicking my autoimmune disease in the teeth! I WILL.

More than before: To earn back a stronger, more conditioned peak performance body all while kicking my autoimmune disease in the teeth! I WILL.

There is one thing I have learned over the years, you can’t do it alone.

I want you to join me in the journey; to set a goal and *crush* it. In the midst of dreaming and chasing your goal beauty will come, it always does.

It is time for YOU to start redefining beauty.

Every single day, choice, and activity – no matter how small – matters. Huge dreams are accomplished in the small actions you take when no one else is watching. If you want to do something great, start by doing the seemingly meaningless and small things with me.

I want to hear about it. I want to follow you as you journey to greatness. I want to watch you be amazing!

Today Matters: Choose to show up fully, dream big, work hard, and do all the little things that create HUGE success over time.. I WILL.

Today Matters: Choose to show up fully, dream big, work hard, and do all the little things that create HUGE success over time.. I WILL.

The team just launched today, which means we are just getting started. There will be inspirational pictures, goals, videos, and who knows what else posted in the team.

Heck, it is going to be fun with a capital F.

Did I mention you can win fab Under Armour prizes?

THE COMPETITION.

Every week we’ll give away Under Armour Swag Bags full of gear to women who are seriously getting it. We’ll also feature profiles on our home page and in the “Top Performers” section of women who are really setting an example for all of us.

After 8 weeks, we’ll announce the 10 finalists who’ve documented the most impressive, motivated, monumental stories.

Winners will be announced mid-July.

THE PRIZE.

Three winners will be flown to Costa Rica to attend a four-day yoga and surf retreat. In addition to the lessons led by world-class instructors, winners will be treated to transformative massages, spa treatments and healthy, locally-sourced meals prepared by personal chefs. All while staying in plush accommodations looking out at the ocean. A retreat worthy of the women who earn it.

Costa Rica, eh? Somehow I think I could manage that!

So are you in? What’s beautiful to you?

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Comments

  1. love it!!!!!!!!

  2. Great post and I LOVED your total honesty!!! 🙂

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