Saturday, September 12, 2015

Finding your Passion and Trying New Things

Do you have something that you're really passionate about?

I have to be honest, a few months ago, I really didn't.  Obviously, I was passionate about raising my kids right, and being a good wife, and all those things that made up Cristin in relation to something or someone else, but when I really thought about it, I didn't have anything that I was really passionate about when I was by myself and had some time to myself.  I'd fill that time with watching TV or taking a nap, or working just to catch up, but not on things that I loved.

Yesterday, I was talking to some friends about finding your passion in life.  I even made a scope about it (find me on periscope @fashionfitcris).  My friends and I  were saying that when you find something you're passionate about, amazing things start to happen.  If you are so blessed to be able to turn this into something that can bring a paycheck, doors really start to open for you.  You hop out of bed in the morning and look forward to starting a new day.  The universe starts attracting amazing things to you.  One of my friends was saying yesterday that she found her calling in real estate and she found an amazing apartment right in the city right after she said she wanted to live in the city and someone else was giving her a house.  Could you imagine?! 

When you start loving your life and what you do and helping other people to love their lives, it attracts an energy to you for more good to happen.  Before I realized I was so passionate about helping people and being healthy, I used to question myself all the time.  I felt so boring.  I wasn't really interested in anything worth being interested in.

And then it all began to change...

When I started working out in April with 21 Day Fix, I knew I was going to stick with it (it's 3 weeks long and didn't feel like too much of a commitment).  I'd been looking for a change and was glad I found something to get me out of my rut.  I had NO IDEA how one decision could really lead to so much positivity in my life.  Here are just a few things that have changed:

  • I became a Beachbody coach and get to spend days helping women get healthy.
  • I started a blog.
  • I workout almost every day.
  • I eat healthy 6-7 days each week.
  • I've lost 30 lbs and am continuing on my journey because people are counting on me to reach my goals.
  • I'm helping other women set goals and reach them.
  • My girls see me workout and my Julia loves to work out with me.
  • I'm confident.  I wear red lipstick and love shopping!!
  • I'm going out of my way to make new friends.  I know lots of people I didn't know before.
  • I know that I'm going to be successful at whatever I decide to do.
  • I have a 1 year and 5 year plan (I used to just go through the motions and live day by day).
If you knew me before April, you would have known someone very different.  But I don't want to make this article all about me. 

I want to make it about you...

When you think about what your passionate about, can you think of something?  I would've had a really hard time a few months ago.  Is there something that you wish you could do but feel like there isn't the time.  Do you feel confident?  Do you find real joy in things that happen in your life?

I want to encourage you to try something new!  I thought I was just starting an exercise plan to lose some weight.  My life is so different now.  Try something just to try it.  Take a cooking class, book a trip, start a workout program.  Just open doors for yourself.  Anything new is hard at first but it doesn't stay hard forever.  Make a choice to stick with something and research and care about it for the next 3 weeks.

Choose you!

I challenge you to pick something and just go for it....  because Why Not??  I'd love to help you start your journey.  The kids are back in school and us moms have some time to pay attention to ourselves. 

I'm going to be starting a new challenge group at the end of this month.  It's going to be all about trying something new and finding your passion.  Maybe it's not health, maybe it's something else, but I'll tell you what... I promise regular good nutrition and exercise will give you the energy and confidence you need to try something new and get really good at it.  To be considered for my new group, fill out this form.  Let's see what amazing changes can come in 3 weeks!

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