Quiet Strength

Figure Competitors are strong and always trying to build more muscle. The size of our shoulders, triceps, hamstrings, and delts are things we think about way more than the average woman. We lift heavy and hard to build as much muscle as we can. We are not afraid of the power rack or leg press; we actually load it as heavy as possible and tackle the weight head on with enthusiasm.

I am familiar with rising up to meet a challenge face-to-face and overcoming. There is a beautiful strength that results in our mind, body, and soul from being a conqueror.

Yesterday I learned about the strength that comes from embracing your weakness and fragility. In the fragile parts of you there is a quiet, deep, and striking strength that is often overlooked, but is breath taking if you choose to take it in. Allowing yourself to be who you are brings life, light, and a strength that is not dependent on how much you can deadlift or squat.

The gift of yesterday is hope and promise of so much more for tomorrow.

To celebrate my hope and newfound strength, I went to my favorite flower shop in the city.

A hidden gem in Little Italy!

I picked up the most colorful and vibrant bouquet I could find and parked it on my coffee table to remind me that living out who I am in both my strength and weakness is what makes me remarkably strong. And that by embracing all of me, Hashimoto’s, Figure Competitor, Coach, former-fat girl, chocoholic, wife, friend, and crazy-loree, I am stronger than I thought I was.

Gorgeous and vibrant hope!

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  1. What a beautiful reminder that we all have untapped inner strength. Hang in there and keep smiling!

  2. I buy flowers for myself every week! It reminds me to stop and smell the flower:) I hope you feel better.

  3. Beautiful! What a great outlook. You are awesome.

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