There are many names we can call ourselves, but do you believe that you are beautiful? What we choose to call ourselves matters
Hello my name is Sarah and I am ______________
How would you fill in the blank? People are quick to call themselves many things: fat, lazy, ugly, stupid…but too often we hesitate calling ourselves that elusive “B” word: Beautiful. How many people do you know who would call themselves beautiful?
I was listening to the song “Hello, My Name Is” by Matthew West and Matthew talks about the things that we associate with ourselves (regret, defeat) but we need to start calling ourselves something else – hope, child of God, beautiful.
I believe that beauty is being, being yourself. Embracing the unique stamp of life that God poured over you before you were even born. When we try to become someone else, we rob the world of the unique gifts, talents, and abilities that we are created with to bless others.
We forget our value when we try to squeeze us into a superficial mold we were not meant to fill. Is it easy to be the very best version of ourselves? Nope! It is always easier to copy someone else than to develop our own unique voice, but in the end the effort is always worth it.
Beauty is courage, determination, compassion, stepping outside your comfort zone, lending a hand.
Beauty is risking your life for others
Beauty is determination and mental strength
I am honored to work with FitFluential and Under Armour to participating in and promote the What’s Beautiful Challenge! Under Armour has created a challenge to redefine the female athlete, to challenge participants to new heights by showing the world that they are beautiful in their own unique way.
Stretch yourself beyond your comfort zone and set goals and go out and crush them!! The goals don’t have to be weight-related: you can create goals around mental will power, reaching a new PR, trying a new activity, whatever it is you want to reach for.
I am participating in the challenge, so you can join with me in completing challenges or you can simply follow along with me and see my goals, my progress, and the challenges that I complete. Here is one of my What’s Beautiful videos below. Watch my video below and check out my goals!
So whether you are an athlete or not, whether you are a mom or a grandmother or a teenager, it’s time to stop believing the lies that we tell ourselves and start seeing what we truly are: beautiful.
“Hello, my name is ______________, and I am beautiful.”
Say it – Believe it – Dream it
Sarah Jane Parker is the founder, recipe creator, and photographer behind The Fit Cookie. She’s a food allergy mom and healthy living blogger based in Wyoming. Sarah is also an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, ACE Certified Health Coach, Revolution Running certified running coach, and an ACE Certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist