Hey friends, Amber here.
If we were allowed to hang out in real life right now, I’d invite you onto my front porch from some coffee or tea or wine or whatever your favorite bevvie is (there are no rules right now, right?) and I’d ask you the 3 most important questions I can think of:
“How’s your head, How’s your heart, How’s your butt?”
My friend, Melissa Blair asked me this once in a Voxer message and I laughed out loud because as a woman, if that doesn’t get right down to it, well then I don’t know what does.
The mind/body/spirit connection is powerful thing.
The story we tell ourselves ABOUT ourselves is a powerful thing.
And a woman who feels confident in both her identity and her skin is a powerful thing.
As a wellness coach (and someone who’s struggled for years to finally find peace in my body) when I’m working with people in my FIT(ish) &FREE programs, I prefer to address both what it means to be fit/care for our physical bodies (this will look different for everyone) and what it means to get free from shame, self doubt, and damaging mindsets- because I truly believe we can’t have the former without the latter.
Ladies, you don’t owe the world any specific version of your body.
That whole concept is damaging, and frankly, a bit tired.
But you DO owe it to yourself to feel at home in your body because it affects how you show up to every other aspect of your life.
But health & fitness is just one piece of the puzzle, right? Sure, we’ve got to take ownership over that puzzle piece, but as women, WE ARE SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.
For the next 100 days I’m doing a little experiment over on Instagram.
I’m going to be exploring what it means to truly come home to yourself.
Am I an expert?
Am I someone who’s intimately familiar with feeling disconnected from my body, my talents & passions, my playfulness & audacity, my creativity, even my ability to dream?
Whether in marriage, motherhood, diet culture, friendships, or even creative pursuits, as women we can be so good at trying to force ourselves into an “ideal” mold that was never meant for us, at finding our identity in certain labels, or at wearing ourselves clear out by living for other people’s approval when the only approval we really need is God’s and our own.
I think there’s a better way?
What does it mean come home to ourselves? To get FIT(ish) & FREE?
To quit striving for something outside yourself and to settle down into the unique beauty of what makes you YOU?
To show up in the world with confidence and unflagging joy?
Let’s explore this together! I’d love it so much if you joined the conversation over on Instagram with me! I’m excited to dig in to these ideas and learn together.