Published on June 19th, 2012 | by Miss Be Fit6
Hello Lovelies and welcome to the MissBeFitTV community, a genuine group of people aiming for change.
I know there are many fitness sites, blogs & videos out there, and I think it’s fantastic that we have such a huge selection to help us on the journey to looking and feeling A+. Being a part of the whole online fitness community is both exciting and daunting…and I must remember to stick to what I do best, and that is, knowing that there is a pocket of people out there that will benefit from what I have to offer.
My goal is to build a community of people with realistic health & fitness goals, ones that will help us all relate to each other and help each other. (My other goal of course, is to make you break a sweat;) For years now, I have seen the results of my techniques work time and time again. This is proof enough for me to know that I am using the right techniques to help my clients achieve and go beyond their goals.
So, here I sit in my flat in Paris, bookended by my 2 sweet dogs, taking in all the new MBFTV (Miss Be Fit TV) changes. I am amazed at the outcome. The efforts and results that my MBFTV team have put together are nothing less than outstanding! But, there is a part of me that feels ‘exposed’, and I can compare that feeling to what it must feel like to have a naked pic of oneself posted on the web!
So, there’s a little discomfort along with the thrill…
We all have that negative self talk and we all struggle to bury that beast! To open oneself up for criticism is a frightening feeling. In my head I hear: her form is off, she’s not doing that right, a true Yogi does NOT mess with or change an Asana, she looks tired, I hate her voice, what’s with that hair (…ummm let’s get that one out of the way right now: it’s super humid in Mexico, hence the ‘Jungle Jane’ look in some vids;)), look she has scars, or the worst one ‘that’s not a six-pack!’. Those kinds of criticisms are our worst fears, which seem kind of big sometimes. Why wouldn’t I focus on all the things that I do right? Well, that’s just the way it is…it’s like some sort of mechanism that we have, to be our own worst critic;)…to rain on our parade before someone else does…a simple human self-preservation technique, right?
What’s great is that I have, well we ALL have, the ability to be less critical of others, and the ability to remind ourselves to believe in what we do, to trust ourselves. After all, if we can’t trust ourselves, who can we trust? I can remind myself of all the successes I’ve had helping my numerous clients over the years. When I think about how hard these ladies & gentlemen have worked to change their bodies, and how they have put their trust in me week after week, and how surprised their faces are when the inches dwindle on the dreaded ‘monthly measurements’, that gives me the power to overcome any negative criticism that may be coming my way. They believed in my methods and they spread the word, and that is how all this began! I am so grateful for them and for being able to be a part of their changes.
It’s funny, session after session; they opened up and became vulnerable with me. I’ve poked muscles, aligned limbs, flicked glutes that may not be engaged. (and quite often I’ve earned the name ‘Helga’ or ‘Yoga Stalin’…lol) And I think, ‘Wow! they are letting me do this because they trust the outcome. So, now it’s my turn, to let myself be vulnerable and trust the outcome, and that’s a big part of any risk one takes in life, whether it be the decision to be healthy, lose weight, run a marathon, start yoga, end a relationship, change career paths, move to another country..etc etc. I think in the end, we just have to trust that the outcome will teach us, and make us stronger in some way, even if it’s not the way we had initially hoped for.
There you have it! My first blog entry for MBFTV, and I look forward to sharing much more in future entries. This is my ‘hello’, so to speak, so it’s a bit personal. But, I promise, coming soon will be posts with my thoughts and opinions on all things fitness/health/and happiness related…(along with the occasional personal outbursts;)
Let’s workout hard, eat well, be kind, laugh & love!