Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

Hi Guys!  Today I have a very special guest that is taking over the blog!   I’ve been telling you about her workouts, but there is so much more to her that inspires me.  Everyday she posts beautiful quotes and pictures that show what a strong woman she is inside and out.  She motivates me everyday to work on being a better me!   I invited her to share her story with you all today!  This is one inspirational and empowering lady! Meet Barbara, blogilates_princess, from Instagram.

Being Beautiful Inside and Out

May
One morning last year in May I woke up and realized I was living a life I no longer wanted to live. At 24 years old I was feeling things that I did not want to feel. Thinking things I did not want to think. And living a life that was not meant for me to live. I ate very unhealthy, wasn’t working out hardly at all, and the worst part of all was that I would constantly put myself down. I would look in the mirror and find a hundred and one things wrong with what I saw… I would judge myself and I hated everything that I saw. I was my own worst enemy.

Being Beautiful Inside and Out
So I started eating healthier and working out more regularly. I also began training for my first ever 5k! Which was tough for me because at that time I absolutely despised running. Now its one of my favorite things to do!! Not long after, I started Cassey Ho’s Stretch Project in June, and I would wake up and admire women I followed on instagram and think, “Wow… These women are everything I could only hope to become.” Strong, confident, happy and healthy.

And then it hit me – I have the power. I have the power to create as little or as much magic as need be, in my life. But it would all depend on my daily attitude. My daily effort and my daily determination to leave the old me behind and to set out to design a life I loved. A year later, I am now a Certified POP Pilates and Group Fitness Instructor, something I NEVER imagined myself capable of doing. EVER!!!

I am also more healthy and happier now than I have ever been! Now when I look in the mirror I see how far I’ve come. Not just physically but mentally. I’m happy and I’m healthy. I have a some ab definition now that I  never had,  And while I still have cellulite on my legs, I sometimes still have bad body image days where I see only the bad things.  But then I ask myself, does the cellulite or my “abs” define my worth? The answer is and always will be NO.

Being Beautiful Inside and Out

Today, I want you to understand that you are the pilot of your own life. You can soar. You can fly. You can become. You can create. You can smile. You can laugh. And you can love.
You are exactly who you are supposed to be. Own it.

Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful - Guest Post - Motivational and inspirational post for being confident in yourself

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7 thoughts on “Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

  1. Barbara Beason Reply

    Thank you so much for your sweet words and for wanting me to be a guest on your blog!!! I love how it turned out!

    1. Profile photo of Tara

      Tara Reply

      You are so welcome! Thank you for always being so encouraging!

  2. Heather @ Polyglot Jot Reply

    Hello, Barbara! Thanks for sharing your story–I just followed you on Instagram! I’m hoping to get my group exercise cert in the near future too! What cert did you go for? I’m still researching different options.

    Thanks for sharing, Tara! 🙂

  3. Barbara Beason Reply

    Hi Heather! I’m excited for you!!! I got my group fitness cert through NAFC. You get an online manual that you study over and when you’re ready you take a test online. There’s also a workshop you go to, I believe you can also do that online.

    1. Heather @ Polyglot Jot Reply

      okay, ill have to check that one out too!

  4. Rachel @ RachelMcMichael.com Reply

    Barbara, you have an amazing story! Keep shinning your light and inspiring other women to be their best!!!

    1. Barbara Beason Reply

      Thank you so much!!!!! 😊💖

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