Being healthy isn’t about how you look!
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People assumed that when I was my leanest on the right, I was healthy.  People said inspirational & impressive.  To be honest, is it inspirational to diet yourself to the point of barely being able to think?  Is it impressive to diet yourself to the point of actually screwing up your health?
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I am not against competing.  I met amazing people, had amazing experiences.  Competing didn’t put me in a bad place, I did.  My “I will do what it takes for this shredded look” did.  I stopped listening to my body.  I acutally forcefully put my body on mute & acted like the torture was going to make me stronger.  Instead it created body dysmorphia, adrenal fatigue, hormone imbalance & a total disconnect to my body.  Again, this isn’t me bashing the sport, it’s me taking responsibility for my actions.
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I’m athletic. But I wasn’t built to compete & be healthy while doing it.  My body doesn’t like to be there continuously.  The sport just like any other, is good for some & not for others. Not everyone is meant to be in the NFL, NHL, or be a champion boxer. Not that they don’t have the drive but each one of us is built different.  We need to embrace our strengths instead of forcing ourselves & bodies to fit into a mold we weren’t meant to.  What I was doing was like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole.
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Guess what?  I’m ok with that.  My strengths physically & mentally have me on a new path that I am loving.  MY body loves it!  I’m challenged daily like I need, but it’s something I get up & smile about every day.
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Stop being a square peg trying to fit into a round hole!
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You have what it takes to be what you really want to be.  But sometimes what we think that is, comes from a place we need to let go of.  Discover who you are, embrace it & go show the world you are Fucking ok with that!
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I share my story a lot because I want women to know they aren’t alone. Besides the years in the business I also can relate to your life obstacles & challenges.  Here is more about my story carmenshawn.com/my-story/
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If you want to step into your truth, message me!  #thespiredmethod



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