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“I’d never met a woman who thought she was beautiful, or who didn’t call herself a work-in-progress, at best.“
—Erin Brown, on learning body hatred at a young age from her female role models
Think for a moment about the reality of this statement. It’s stunningly accurate.
The message in this video is so critical, because like Erin, so many of us have set out on our fitness journey with intention of “fixing” ourselves. We think:
I’ll love myself when…
I’ll be good enough when…
I’ll be worthy when…
But the problem is, we don’t realize that loving ourselves has nothing to do with the weight on the scale, the size of our jeans, or the way our stomach looks.
Because the truth is when you get “there,” “there” is not enough. You still want more, you still want better, you still want different, and you still believe that you’re not enough.
At Girls Gone Strong we believe that the foundation of your fitness journey has to be recognizing that you are enough, as you are right now, with no strings or numbers attached.
This is an incredibly important topic, and your support and opinion matter and help us get information like this to more women.
When you don’t feel too confident about yourself, it makes it that much easier to let other’s comments and opinions affect you. There isn’t much you can do about what other people think, say, or do. You can, however, work on building up your own confidence and live in a way that aligns with the type of person who you want to be.
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A message from GGS…
From the time we’re little girls, we’re not only taught that our looks determine our worth, we’re constantly reminded that no matter how hard we try (at anything), we’re never quite good enough.
It’s no wonder we struggle to feel confident in so many areas of our lives—our bodies, our relationships, our intelligence, our contributions to the world. It’s frustrating and stifling to feel like your voice doesn’t matter, like you don’t measure up to arbitrary and ever-changing standards, or like everyone else’s preferences and needs come before yours.
What if you could feel confident in every way? What if, instead of wondering how it would feel to be good, worthy, and deserving enough… you already knew? What if you truly believed that losing a few more pounds or squeezing into a smaller size dress had nothing to do with how amazing, powerful, and valuable you are?
At Girls Gone Strong, we want to help you show up fully and authentically in your life. That’s why we’ve worked with GGS Advisory Board Member Erin Brown to create Showing All The Way Up: A Guide To Confidence with Erin Brown—and we’re so excited to share with you!