Let Today Be the Start of Something New

Today can be the chance to change your whole life. Do not hesitate, because the only thing that you will be doing is setting yourself back another day.:

Growing up, I always thought Mondays were the WORST. My mom would have to drag me out of bed, persuade me to put on that catholic school kilt, and I hustled to eat my Cap’N Crunch cereal in time to make it to school. I used to get the Sunday Blues pretty badly and was always so sad that the weekend was over! Can you relate?

But as an adult, I absolutely treasure Mondays now. To me, Mondays are a clean slate, a fresh start, a chance to try new endeavors and make things right. I’m not sure where life finds you today or what your Mondays normally look like — but I’m willing to bet my morning coffee (and you know how precious that is to me) that there is something you’ve been wanting to do, try, or change that you haven’t yet. And on this Monday, I want to encourage you that we cannot wait any longer. It’s time to do the thing…whatever that thing might be for you.

Confession time: I have been reaaaallly struggling with a conviction deep in my heart for a very long time – but I have not yet had the courage to step out in faith and ACT on that conviction. For over 10 years throughout my childhood and teenage years, I was a vegetarian. It happened because my friends and I spent our summers at Carousel Park (glory days) taking care of horses and other farm animals. There was a sweet little calf named Daisy that I fell in love with…and then I learned the reality of Daisy’s future. So, my bold little eleven-year old heart decided that meat was out for me — cold turkey.

My parents were incredibly supportive and understanding, coming up with creative things for me to eat and never making me feel badly for what I believed in. As I got older and gained independence, though, it wasn’t always easy to maintain my convictions – the world wasn’t as supportive or accommodating as my parents were, and at 21, I opted to eat meat again simply because I was tired of standing out and explaining my beliefs to people. I was tired of being different (and frankly, tired of the weak dining hall salad bar). Even though I knew in my heart that eating meat wasn’t right for me — I chose the easy way out.

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Since then, I’ve really struggled with my food choices. Even when I was eating it again, I never loved meat, craved it, or really enjoyed it. I knew the reality of where it came from and what it meant for my health and I felt so guilty afterwards. Upon moving to California in early 2016, I cut out meat again and it has been incredible. However — for the past six months or so, I’ve felt deeply convicted to adopt a full vegan diet — not just for animal rights, but for my health and my future this time. I’ll spare you the Netflix documentary recaps…but now I just know too much about the meat and dairy industries and about how animal products affect our long-term health to feel good about eating any animal products.

But, just like in college – I haven’t yet adopted veganism. I’ve cut out meat, but I have neglected to do the thing that I know is right for me and for what I believe. I’ve chosen the easy way out because it’s hard to shop and cook for two when one is a vegan and one is a meat-eater. I’ve chosen the easy way out because I don’t want to be that friend who asks to go to a restaurant with better options or the coworker who passes out on the birthday cake in the break room. I’ve chosen the easy way out because I’m scared to put in the extra effort to learn to cook new, nutritious meals and buy more expensive, quality foods. I’ve chosen the easy road because I’m scared to be different. But at what cost?

My lovely friend Holley has also been struggling with getting started as a vegan. She too has seen all of the documentaries and she’s done the research. We’ve read the books, we know the truth, we know what’s right for our morals and our bodies. But we’ve been too scared to actually start. We’ve lacked the discipline and the courage and we just can’t seem to make the switch.

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But what God’s been teaching me lately is that He has the power to do anything in us. I may not have the strength, willpower, or discipline to make this leap on my own – but God does. God has it all, He knows it all, He can do it all. Today, I’m asking Him for a fresh start and a bold heart.

Today is Monday. A new morning. A new gift and another chance to do this life right; to become a little more like the women we were made to be. My fresh start today is that I’m finally, unapologetically, unashamedly, stepping out in faith and committing to a vegan diet. If I type it out and confess it on the internet, it has to be real, right? That’s the thing I’ve been scared to do — but it’s also the thing I know I’m supposed to do. It will be hard, and challenging, and I’ll probably burn some tempeh and I’m sure a few people will roll their eyes and call me a hippie (that’s fine, I probably am), but I know that I’m doing the right thing for me.

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So maybe veganism isn’t your thing (and that’s ok!) but I do have to ask — what is your thing? What have you been scared to do but can’t stop thinking about? There’s no better time to choose to be true to who you are and to what you want in life. God has already given you the precious gift of a fresh start on this new morning — and truthfully, we just don’t know how many of these we’ll get in life. So join me in laying aside fear and doing your thing today. From my coffee mug to yours, here’s to fresh starts and bold hearts.

Cheers,

Charlotte

If you are starting a new thing, pursuing a new goal, or changing something today and need a bit of accountability – I’m your girl! I get it…it’s scary! And we should never be doing life alone. I would love to support and encourage you on this journey– feel free to comment below or email staygreatmygirl@gmail.com. XO

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Three Days on Catalina

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This past weekend, we were both fortunate to have an extra day off from work (that never happens)! We took advantage of the bonus time together and escaped to Santa Catalina Island, off of the coast of Los Angeles. If you’re not from Southern California, chances are you don’t know much about the island (don’t worry – we were brand new to it, too!) beyond the wine mixer in Step Brothers. Also, I’m pretty sure the Laguna Beach kids went here on Spring Break during one season. Ah, quality middle school television programming.

We had a few friends who traveled to Catalina in the Fall and ranted and raved about how wonderful it is. So, without hesitation, we booked our ferry tickets and decided to celebrate Chad’s 30th birthday on this beautiful island. It’s only 26 miles from Los Angeles, but it felt like we were far away in a tropical paradise. If you haven’t been, believe me when I say that you have to add Catalina to your travel or runcation bucket list (there are two marathons each year!).

With everything to see and only three days to see it, our time on the island was jam-packed with adventure. But it was also so refreshing and restorative. I’m truly grateful for this season of life, booking trips on a whim and exploring new things with my best bud. There’s been so much that we’ve done that I know would not have been in the cards for us, had we not taken the leap to move across the country last year. It’s not always easy to be so far from home, but places like Catalina make it worth it.

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Where We Stayed: The Glenmore Plaza Hotel. Jack at the front desk is the sweetest – ask him to show you pictures of his daughter’s new puppy.

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How We Got There: The Catalina Express out of Dana Point. Other ports include Long Beach, San Pedro, and Newport Beach.

Where We Ate: Antonio’s Pizza, the Lobster Trap (holy ravioli, so good), Catalina Coffee & Cookie Company, Steve’s Steakhouse, Maggie’s Blue Rose, Catalina Cantina. Man. We ate a lot of good food.

What We Explored: The Airport in the Sky, the Catalina Casino, the Botanical Gardens, the Zip-Lining Eco Tour (my favorite), and just general running/hiking/walking around any path we could find!

If you’re curious about Catalina or want recommendations for your tip – let’s chat! I’ve basically spent the past two days daydreaming of being out of my cubicle and back on island time – hope you won’t mind if I relive the fun and persuade you to go with some photos!

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So much to do in so little time! We opted for Skyline Drive, the behind the scenes Casino Tour (amazing!), and zip-lining.
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We stumbled upon a toy store and met it’s adorable resident, Django.

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The town is teeeeeeny-tiny and there’s a 15 year waiting list to get a car permit. The locals either walk or drive golf carts around. Pretty dang adorable.

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The famous Catalina Casino in the background.

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Just moments before Chad fell in love with the best BBQ chicken pizza he’s ever had.
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We got to ride this thing up winding roads (with steep drops!) to the top of the mountain. Heck. Yes.
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Lunch with a view at the top of the mountain. On a clear day, you can see the Pacific from both sides!

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Fun fact: we saw Cece (Hannah Simone) from New Girl at this beach club! 🙂

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I could drink only this coffee for the rest of my life and be 100% ok with it.

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11 months in California and we’re still not quite used to this.

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One of two – the other marathon is in November! I think I have to add these to my dream list. 🙂

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To plan your trip to Catalina Island, visit http://www.visitcatalinaisland.com/.

Happy Trails,

Charlotte

 

 

Friday Five 2.17.17

Woot, woot! It’s Friday. We made it. You did it. High-five.

FRIDAY:

I am lucky to be off today and to have only had three days of work this week (you read that correctly! three!) – working in the court system really has it’s perks. Chad and I are getting ready to take off for a quick weekend trip to Catalina and I can hardly contain my excitement. I hope we’ll run into Will Ferrell.

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Before laundry, groceries, dog prep, one last long run and packing takes over – I wanted to share five things with you that I’ve been loving lately. Hope you’ll enjoy!

1. Love Lives Here by Maria Goff

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If you read Love Does, then surely you know of his wife, who he lovingly refers to as Sweet Maria. Well…Sweet Maria wrote a book! The book is all about loving the people around us, hospitality, and slowing down to focus on the really important things in life, like our family, friends, and faith. I’m thrilled to be on the launch team for Loves Live Here, and received the book early this week. You guys. It’s GOOD. Plus, the Goffs are San Diegans. What’s not to love?

This is a book about discovering what we really need. There are a lot of second-best options, but we weren’t made to live a second-best life. Finding what we actually need is different than what we are often offered. There are many books full of opinions, steps and programs. This isn’t one of them. This is about craving the things that matter. Things that don’t just work, but last. In a life that may seem to be all fun and games with an endless supply of balloons, author Maria Goff shows how this life is also lived with intentionality, passionate purpose, and a little planning—all of which make a life rich in legacy. But she had to figure out the help she needed first in order to live the beautiful life God wanted for her and wants for us. Love Lives Here is a collection of stories that include the ways Maria and her husband, Bob, navigated family their way, without clear instructions or a road map. It’s about what they learned to make their lives meaningful and whimsical and how they created a space for their family to grow together while they reached outward. – Goodreads

Whoops! I almost forgot to tell you the best part about Love Lives Here. For every book that you purchase, a book will be given to fill a children’s library in Uganda. So sweet, right? You can pre-order the book here.

2. bRUNch Running

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bRUNch is not your typical “running club.” They are a non-competitive community of runners that love to eat. (Sign me up.) Whether you are just starting to run or walk, or training for your 100th marathon, bRUNch Running is a place where you can find like-minded, passionate individuals to share your running and fitness experiences. New to a city? Want to run your first 5K? Looking for a training/group of individuals to run with? Want to join a community to hold your fitness goals accountable? bRUNch offers all of that.Their mission is to empower people to make better, more informed health and wellness decisions.

I’m excited to be on the bRUNch ambassador team and am so looking forward to the San Diego bRUNch at night event in July. I would love to see you there!

3. The Encinitas Half Marathon

My next race is on March 26th at the Encinitas Half Marathon – I can’t wait to be a part of this inaugural, oceanfront race in my favorite beach town! There are so many fun perks for the inaugural year, and they just announced a great post-race breakfast as one of them.

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If you’re looking for a flat, fast, and fun course this Spring – join me! Use discount code STAYGREAT10 for 10% off your registration.  Register and find more details here.

4. Road Runner Sports Presidents’ Day Sale

My favorite running store, Road Runner, is having a HUGE sale (in-store and online) this weekend and you don’t want to miss it! Whether you’re in need of new shoes, clothes, race fuel, or compression socks – they’ve got you covered.

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Head over to Road Runner and check out the great deals, just in time for Spring racing season. Best part: shipping from RR is ALWAYS free!

5. 1 Timothy

I have been reading a chapter from 1 Timothy each month this week and have been so encouraged by instructions and wisdom from Paul on Christian living and leadership. If you are looking to read the Bible but are overwhelmed – 1 Timothy is a great place to start! The chapters are short, straightforward, and easy to understand.

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Have a wonderful weekend, friends! XO

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links, but all opinions are my own…and I would never, ever, ever promote something if I didn’t 100% believe in it. 🙂 

 

Running for Good

How to Love and Serve Your Neighbor Through Your Passion for Running

Happy Monday! With the start of a new week, I’m always challenged by the idea of “What can I do to be better this week?”. Self-improvement is forever a work in progress, but one thing that has really been on my heart lately has been to focus on myself less and love others more. As much as I wish I could say that it wasn’t…sometimes this is a huge challenge for me! Our culture tells us to be focused solely on ourselves and what we need, but really, we know deep down that we’ve been designed to help serve other people. That idea is counter-intuitive from what we see on TV, the internet, and beauty magazines…but it’s the truth.

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Now, you know that I love love love to run. Chances are that if you’re reading this blog, you do too! And while nothing about our passion for running itself is bad, sometimes, I can get so caught up in my workouts and times and individual goals and performances that my world quickly becomes incredibly self-focused. To combat this, I’ve not only given myself permission to be less competitive and take off the pressure to be perfect, but I’ve also started to look for ways that I can love others and serve God through my passion for running…and I’ve found so many great organizations and people doing incredible service through running! If you’re feeling the itch of wanting to do something for your neighbors…check out some of these great ways to run for good and serve your community!

Be a Running Buddy for Men and Women in Recovery | In Southern California and Nevada, Up and Running Again helps people to overcome economic poverty and alcohol/drug addiction by training them to complete a half-marathon. The goal setting and sense of accomplishment it inspires translates toward a path of success. By volunteering with Up and Running Again, you can help men and women at homeless/recovery shelters in your area train for a half-marathon, run alongside them, and cheer for them during the race. If you’re not local to these areas, don’t worry! Chances are there are similar organizations serving the homeless right in your community through the healing power of running. Can’t find a group like this in your hometown? Start one! 🙂

Fundraise for Your Favorite Cause | When training for your next race, set up a fundraising page through GoFundMe  for your favorite cause. Ask family, friends, and your social network to “sponsor a mile” of each race at $10 or $20 per mile. If you’re running a half-marathon, you can raise $262 for your favorite charity! If you’re running a full, you can raise $524. You’ll be surprised how many people will be interested to learn about the causes you care about, and knowing that you have the support of so many people while running with purpose will make your next race the most inspirational and exciting yet.

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Coach with Girls On The Run I know you’ve heard of Girls On The Run before, but did you know that there is a local chapter in your area who is looking for a coach just like you? This is a program that we all wish we had growing up! Harness your running expertise and use it to teach elementary and middle school girls about confidence, positive self-image, inner strength, friendship, and more.

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I’m an Assistant Coach at a local elementary school this season, and my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner! If you love the mission but don’t have time to be a coach, you can be a running buddy for the final 5k Celebration at the end of each season. Learn more about how you can get involved with your local GOTR chapter.

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Put Your Running Club To Action | Are you part of a local running club or team? Put your heads together to find ways to serve your community as a group! Maybe you can host a running shoe drive to donate to a local shelter, maybe you can serve dinner together at a local community kitchen, or maybe you can adopt an aid station, pass out water together, and cheer for fellow runners at the next big race. Whatever it is, serving is always more fun with friends!

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Are you already serving your community through your love of running? Do you have any other ideas or organizations to share with our readers? I’d love to hear what you’re up to. Please leave a comment!

Happy Trails,

Charlotte 

Heart-to-Heart with Lindsey of Nourish Move Love

Heart-to-Heart Hump Days are back! I’m so excited for you to meet my new friend Lindsey of Nourish Move Love. I  love her blog, her workouts…and I know you’ll love her too! Grab a cup of coffee and your favorite blanket and enjoy the interview!

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Welcome to Heart-to-Heart Hump Days, Lindsey! I’m so excited to have you on the blog today. Can you tell our readers a little bit about who you are and how Nourish Move Love came to be?

Hi! I’m Lindsey Bomgren, the the fitness-loving, green veggie obsessed, blogger behind Nourish Move Love.

I’m a group fitness and barre instructor, trainer, and healthy recipe creator {and taster}. I’m your basic fit girl turned fit mamma, as I’m expecting in March, with an outlook that life’s more fun with wine {when I’m not pregnant of course} and trail mix. I’m driven by faith, hustle, to-do lists, green smoothies and coffee.

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I live in Minneapolis, MN with handsome husband, Tim {who’s a stud beach volleyball player and the reason I get to jet off to California throughout the summer}. I am a Proverbs 31 aspiring wife who’s reading the bible cover to cover for the first time.

I’m still learning to fall in love with myself and body everyday, but I’ve come along way. Which brings me to how Nourish Move Love came to be — I’ve always love health and fitness and been an athlete most of my life. After my college volleyball career ended I needed something to keep me active so I tried marathon running and fitness competitions. I learned a lot throughout these experiences, but I became a bit too obsessed with working out and restricting my nutrition. I wanted to be viewed as a healthy inspiration, but I was very unhealthy.

And that’s how Nourish Move Love was born, I wanted to help women, myself included, create a healthy lifestyle and body that they love; in a realistic and attainable way. The concept is threefold:


Nourish your body with real food and your mind with God’s word.
Move your body and create movement in your life.
Love yourself wholeheartedly.

In essence — pray often. Eat greens. Live actively. Love wholeheartedly.

So here I am with nothing more than a laptop and fancy yoga pants sharing all my tips and tricks on how to stay healthy and fit!

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Have you always been active and passionate about fitness? What drives your passion for your business?

I’ve always loved health and fitness and lived an active lifestyle — from high school sports to playing college volleyball; then running marathons and competing in fitness competitions. However, I found my true passion in teaching group fitness and sharing workouts/workout videos on my blog!

Were you pursuing this path right at the start of your career? What was it like to go through the process of obtaining all of your certifications and credentials?

No. Out of college I got into marketing and sales and ended up doing medical device sales for 4+ years. It was a great job and I learned a lot, but I always knew I wanted to do my own thing. And as my passion for health and fitness grew I knew I wanted to start a career in health and fitness, but I didn’t know where to start. So while still doing medical sales I started pursuing my certifications — first I got my Personal Training Certification through NASM, and I started practicing on the side, but personal training wasn’t for me. And then I found group fitness and fell in love! I went through Lifetime Academy’s Group Fitness Instructor program and became an ACE Certified Group Fitness Instructor and the rest is history.

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What’s it really like to work for yourself in an atypical environment? Is it what you expected it to be? What are the perks and challenges?

It’s way harder than I ever imagined. I’ve worked harder in the past year and a half (almost two years) than I ever have in my entire life, but I feel extremely blessed to love my work. As a new entrepreneur I need to have multiple income streams so my life is a big balancing act — teaching group fitness classes, fitness modeling, blogging, freelance marketing with fitness companies…you name it I’ve taken on a bunch of odd jobs since being on my own to make ends meet.

Of course there are lots of perks to being an entrepreneur — I can work from wherever I want (home, coffee shops), I can work whenever I want, and ultimately I get to create my schedule and to-do list every day, week and month. However, actually taking advantage of these perks is the hard part. I get up earlier and work longer days than I would have ever imagined, it’s rare I ever take a full weekend off, and I’m pretty much always ‘on’ in some way thinking about the business.

Ultimately, it’s a roller coaster. Some days I feel on top of the world and others I wonder why I ever quit my sales job. But I am very fortunate to have an amazing support system (husband, family and friends) who all believe in me and help keep me going.

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Though it’s full of wonderful, beautiful things – it sounds like you’ve got so much on your plate! What are your tips and tricks for staying balanced and connected to Christ when life gets crazy?

This is a daily struggle for me, and something I personally continue to work at. But every night before bed I set my bible on the table so it’s the first thing I see in the morning. I try to spend at least 15-20 minutes reading/praying every morning. This really helps me prioritize my to-do list and not get so wrapped up in the busyness of life.

I also try and pick one verse a week to meditate on and memorize. I write it down, post it around the house, and make it my screen saver so it’s a daily reminder to check in with God.

Also, my husband and I have become more involved in our church community which is great accountability. I love our bi-weekly LifeGroup meetings and being pushed outside my comfort zone to dig deeper into all that God has to offer.

You share many delicious recipes on your blog – what are your personal favorites?

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Currently I’m obsessed with all things eggs and avocado (I’ve been this way my entire pregnancy) so I have to say these 5 easy and healthy avocado breakfast recipes! And I’m a snack-aholic who always has these no-bake chocolate tahini bites on hand!

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What is your advice for women who know that they want to make 2017 their healthiest, strongest year yet…but might feel a little overwhelmed and aren’t sure where to begin?

Just start! And start small, using the resources you have. It’s so easy to look at the big end goal and get discouraged our compare your beginning with someone’s middle. But you just have to start, doing one thing a day that will get you one step closer to your goal. Write it down. Share it with those closest to you. And be your own biggest cheerleader!

Just for fun, what are three things that you’re loving right now?

Oranges — I’ve been absolutely obsessed with them lately and probably eat 3-4 (if not more) a day!

Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist — I just finished this book and think every workaholic should read it! (SGMG: One of my favorites, too – reading it for the second time! So good.)

Lululemon Align II Pants — they are like butter on your body and every woman should own a pair, I pretty much live in them!

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And lastly..how can our readers keep up with you?

Start by checking out my blog — Nourish Move Love

Sign up for my email newsletter and download your Free 30-Day Workout Calendar

Pin my workouts and recipes on Pinterest

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for daily workouts and inspiration

Subscribe to my YouTube Channel to access my workout video library

And check out my 20-minute, at-home workout videos in my shop!

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So Shine.

A few days ago, a new friend and I were chatting about everything under the sun. When we started to talk about our passions and favorite hobbies, we quickly found a mutual love for running, and she asked if I had ever run a marathon before.

“Oh, um…yeah. But only once. And I’m really not fast or that good, or like…a real marathoner. I’m definitely not qualify-for-Boston material. And I haven’t run one since, and sometimes I doubt if I’ll ever be able to finish another, so um, yep…I’ve run a marathon. But just that one time.”

Guys. Seriously?! I am rolling my eyes at myself just typing and reliving this self-shaming moment. Running a marathon – or reaching any major goal that matters to you – is a big deal. And I had done it. So why was I still full of shame and insecurity about one of my proudest moments? Why did I feel that I still was not good enough?

Maybe you’ve had a moment like this in your own life. Maybe your boss complimented you on a presentation that you worked so hard on and you sheepishly reply, “Oh, thanks, but I’ll do x, y, and z better next time, I’m sorry.” Your husband told you that the homemade pizza was delicious and you roll your eyes and say “You’re just saying that to be nice…it was nothing fancy.” A friend mentioned how beautiful you look in your dress and you say, “Really? Ugh. I feel so fat in this old thing”. 

It seems that we women, in some twisted way, have been trained by our culture to downplay our strengths. It has taught us that no matter what we strive for, or what we accomplish…we will never be enough. Someone shows us love or celebrates our wins – and we immediately turn it down, armed and ready to combat their compliment with a list of our imperfections. Our culture wants us to be small and quiet and to be fixated on our weaknesses – which will only lead to self-hatred.

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But I know that God wants us to own the strengths that He’s given us. He wants us to be grateful for the way He’s made us, instead of telling Him and ourselves that we are still not enough. And I have to think that He wants us to know these things for a reason…because maybe if we can learn to love and celebrate ourselves, we’ll be better equipped to love and celebrate others.

I wish I could go back in time and change my answer to my new friend’s question. I wish I could’ve not cast shame on myself so that she knew it was ok for her to celebrate who she is, too. I wish I could’ve said,

“Yes! I have run a marathon! It was a really challenging goal, and I doubted myself in the beginning, but I chased after it relentlessly. It felt so amazing to finally cross that finish line knowing everything that it took to get there. What about you? What crazy dreams have you made happen?”

The world needs more conversations like that. It needs less tearing ourselves down and more building each other up. It needs women like you to bravely walk into their strengths with faith and trust in the God who gave them their dreams. The world needs women like you to love themselves, so that we can then bravely love and call out the good in each other. 

Remember, you can’t give away what you don’t have, you can't lift others unless you’re climbing to higher ground yourself, and you can’t light a fire in another soul unless it is first burning in your own. As the Savior directed, “When thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren” (Luke 22:32). A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle, so “Let your light shine” and burn bright—the world needs your light (Matt. 5:16). #BeALight:

The next time that someone asks about your marathon, or compliments your work, or loves your dinner, or reminds you of your beauty…don’t let shame take center stage. Don’t let your heart hide in the dark.

When your light shines, people see God. When your light shines, people see love.

So shine.

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