#TransformationTuesday: Dear Caterpillar

Dear Tasha, age 17:

You were so beautiful.

You just didn’t know it.

You had spent your entire life believing the lies you had been fed since early childhood. When family and friends made fun of your skin color, your nose, your introvertedness, your sensitivity, your forehead, your butt, your socioeconomic status, you existed as if only their words mattered. You never looked hard into the mirror you tried to avoid, seeing how amazingly special you really were.

You were a fighter and very few people knew how hard you really had to fight. Continue reading

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The Strong and No So Silent Type by Carleeh Mulholland

The internet seems so big but it’s easy to find your tribe and if you speak up for what you believe in, your tribe will find you.

I met Carleeh a few years ago online.  Jesus. Fitness.  It was a match. We then met in 2015 in person at Blog Fest (can you tell Blog Fest is  a GREAT place to be?) Carleeh is passionate, outgoing and holds true to what she believes.

Here’s her story:

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If I Can, You Can by De Bolton

 

My paths crossed with De online, somewhere.  🙂 Our love and commitment to our faith and fitness made it easy for us to find each other. We eventually met at Blog Fest last year in Los Angeles.  I love that De is verbal and open about where her heart and desires are and gives God the glory every opportunity she gets for where she has found herself on this journey.

Here’s her story: Continue reading

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It’s Just Not An Option by Ivanna Baron

 

I met Ivanna in the summer of 2015 in Denver when we were both attending FitBloggin. We hit it off and were even roommates the next month at Blog Fest. Ivanna is chill and low key but is the BUSINESS!!!  I love her clarity for what she wants to do and I love her follow through for doing it!

Here’s her story:

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That Inner Voice by Tonya Hardy

 

I met Tonya many years ago when I was teaching in the kinesiology department at the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  Tonya is soft spoken but don’t let that food you.  She is extremely knowledgeable and a force in the industry.

Here’s her story:

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