There is no transformation that actually feels good. All transformation requires you to go through pain. Not only does your body have to physically endure levels of discomfort, if not great discomfort, but your mind has to really push itself to a new level of thought and perspective. The most uncomfortable moments of any transformation is right before you break past the precipice. To go to the next level, to transform into that new person, you have to push through this invisible wall that requires immense strength and courage.
When I think back to my bodybuilding pursuits, it was always the moments when I felt like I had nothing left to give where the real change happened because I pushed myself both mentally and physically to another level. When I think back to the gestation phase of my pregnancy, the hardest was toward the end when I really had to push through physical discomfort and the fear of the unknown of labor. Likewise, the beginning of motherhood was incredibly painful, as I morphed and transformed into a new woman.
Transformation takes grit. It takes patience. It takes vision. It takes bravery. And it forces you to be more vulnerable than you ever could imagine. Going through a transformation is a ton of work, but what happens on the other side is beautiful. I can’t help to think of butterflies when I think of total change. Butterflies can’t tell us what it feels like going from a caterpillar to living in a cocoon to flying freely with colorful wings. From an outsiders perspective, it is inspiring and mesmerizing and gives us hope and inspiration that if God could design a creature to undergo such immense change then we, as intellectual beings, can also undergo profound change as well. To transform simply requires you to stick with something without giving up, knowing that things will get slightly worse before they get better, and that the journey is the most incredible part of any change. The victory is not necessarily the end result, but what it took for you to get to your destination.
I am a new mother who has her hands full! I juggle not just my coaching business, but I am also a full time educator. I also teach yoga in the Bay Area, and I mentor first generation college students.