It has been almost 6 years of doing this, of showing up for you, of learning about me, of all of it.
One year ago, I rebranded. The first rebrand of my business. And wow, it felt so good, and still does.
I wanted my branding, my motto, to reflect more than just another bootcamp, and I truly hope that you can feel it to your core.
To finally let go of the pressure and unrealistic expectations. But instead focus on finding balance, feeling joy, and learning self acceptance.
But that is not what this is about today.
You’ve seen me rise from nothing into something.
You’ve seen my community of women grow from 0 to 120.
You’ve seen me fall apart in spectacular fashion.
You’ve watched as the members of my community fell from 120 to 55.
And once again, I rise.
We rise, together.
As I broke, I know I needed to create the space and capacity to fall apart, and to rebuild.
I know I needed to trust where I was heading, and what was happening for me.
I learnt that I needed to remain beautifully brave if I was continue to grow and evolve into the person I was meant to be.
The rebrand was the start of my healing, as business softened into something beautiful. Yet, the greatest fall was still to come.
And one year on, I rise.
I rise from the excruciatingly painful breakdowns on the ensuite floor. I rise from the breakdowns on the lounge being held by my closest friends. I rise from the late night best friend driveway breakdowns. I rise from suicidal quotes and thoughts and just not knowing how I was to ever move forward. I rise from the stories that I filled myself up with like I am useless, and a fraud, and a fake, and so far from an inspiration.
And now I choose believe.
I choose to believe that I have something to offer.
I choose to believe that I am inspiring simply from being real.
I choose to believe that I am worthy of happiness, of love, of good health and connection.
I choose to believe that I am capable and strong.
I choose to believe that I can rise through anything.
I choose to believe that I am brave.
I choose to forgive myself for the lack of capacity I had for all of this.
I choose to see the gift in what remained consistent at a time where I could only do the bare minimum.
I choose to be thankful for the slowing down of business so I could direct my energy into other parts of my life that needed urgent attention.
We rise. We fall. We rise again. We fall again. We rise even stronger.
My reminder today, and every day, is that with every breakdown, we breakthrough.
We must face our darkest fears, and greatest anxieties, to move forward. To grow, to learn, to evolve, to build greater connections, to experience deeper love.
We must trust. Trust the direction of our life, and know that even amongst the greatest tragedy, there is something positive that we can learn, that we can take forward into the next stage of our life.
Sometimes the right things can also be terrifying.
The right thing is not always easy.
Rise. Fall. Rise. Fall.
I am here.
And gosh it feels good.
The greatest fall = the most life changing rise.
And I know that I am not alone.
That I am not the only one that has experienced great challenges over the last 18 months.
We are in this together.
Stronger. Healthier. Happier. More confident. More freedom.
PS. If you are looking for support, and reading this in week beginning 12 July 2021, I have reintroduced our amazing 4 weeks for $40 outdoor training opportunity. We have not offered this for over a year, and it has been the most appreciated kickstart for busy Mums and women in the Lockyer Valley. I want to help you feel good again. I want to support you feel comfortable in your body, and have more energy, and feel lighter, less stressed, and release the dark clouds and weight resting on your shoulders. It is only available this week, and only available to 10 women. Whether you have trained with ALF before (prior to 2021), or have been sitting, reading, watching, resonating with our message, I am here for you. Fill in this form now, and I will get in touch with you ASAP. Let’s do this. Let’s rise. xxx