I’m 41 years old, almost 42 and I have done a lot of shit wrong, but then again I’ve done a lot of shit right too. I have lived a lot of life, seen things most people have never seen, done things most people will never understand or even do in their lives, and yet I haven’t lived the life I thought I would.
Truth be told, I never thought I would have dropped out of high school, gotten involved in drugs or even gotten divorced, but I did. I also never thought I would have been the….
Not too long ago, I was having a conversation with a friend who was sharing an emotionally troubling experience she had with someone close to her. She shared how she felt about hearing they no longer wanted to have a relationship with her and how she hasn’t changed at all. She was devastated because she loves this person so much and has made many changes in her life. However she also is at a point in her life and journey where she just simply said okay and walked away…..
“We don’t always talk about things that happened, so they become the Elephant in the Room.” This was the sentence I started with when I wrote my most recent email to the women of Beautiful Knockout letting them know things have and are changing at Beautiful Knockout. You see, I started my business in 2012 and in its infancy I was focused on “health and fitness’ but something was missing…. I wasn’t the Health and Fitness Person I was showing up as. While I enjoy health and fitness, it isn’t what I wanted to……
Have you ever gotten sucked into thinking any of the following or some version of them?
• If only he/she would say this, then everything will be ok
• I can’t believe he/she didn’t say this, when that is what I needed to hear
• I wish he/she would say this
• When I share how I am feeling, I expect that he/she will say and do this or realize how much of an ass they are being and apologize for hurting me
Well I have….
Let me start by start by asking you a question, “Have you been feeling overwhelmed by all the information that is out there?” Well I was and it was hard to make sense of what was right for me, who was the expert I should listen too? Eventually, all of it ran together and sounded the same……. So, I disconnected, unsubscribed and tuned out almost everyone. Maybe you can relate……
Boxing holds no judgment or grudges, it is a place where you test your skill, speed, power and agility. When you are in the ring you aren’t really fighting your opponent, you are battling the stories you tell yourself, the stories of whether you are good enough or strong enough, or even smart enough to get though this next round. Boxing is like everyday life, you get knocked down, you get back up and if not you’re out. Failure happens, success happens and no matter whether you win or lose, you leave all your blood, sweat and tears in the ring…..
Back in September 2014, I wrote my story and shared it with everyone receiving my emails. Then I posted it on my website to share with the world, to take ownership of my story, who I was and how that has lead me to who I am today. Then several months ago, my website got hacked and I lost two very important blogs, this being one of them. I got the problem fixed right away however, that data was lost…. It was like the universe was conspiring to force me to share my story again…..
When I decided to add CLEAR to the 2015 reading list for the Beautiful Knockout Book Club, I had no idea how my life was about to change. And there was no way my friend and author of CLEAR, Annick Magac, would have been able to know the depth of CLEAR’s transformational impact on the direction of my life. She is not a psychic; she is an author, interior designer, health and fitness coach and a woman who……
So today is my 38th Birthday!!! And boy am I feeling great!! I have to say so far this birthday was better than last years and not because of gifts I received but because of what I have learned over the past year. For some reason turning 37 was emotionally difficult however turning 38 has felt great even though I am one year closer to the big 4-0 everyone talks about. I have learned many things over the past year and some may appear…..
Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a Beautiful Knockout? Well it might not be what you think. You don’t have to start boxing or even working out. It has to do with the way you think and changing your perspective. Embracing your inner Beautiful Knockout starts with adopting the mindset of B.U.F.U. which can be exciting and scary at the same time. We have been raised to value certain things and sometimes those things…..