Yesterday, during my training session, I asked JP for some motivation. I've been making really horrendous food choices...ones that concern me greatly. So he launched into a series of statements about how hard I work at the gym and why would I want to undo that just to eat lasagna, etc., etc.
Somewhere in that conversation, he mentioned Barbie. I really don't remember in what context, because I was in the middle of holding a plank and things were starting to hurt.
Anyway, I said something like, "don't worry, I never wanted to be like Barbie. Unless there was a super-Einstein Barbie who could kick your ass. That's the kind of Barbie I'd like to be."
We joked a bit about that, and JP said if that was what I wanted to be, there's no reason I couldn't. I laughed it off, because Barbie was never my role model. But I kept thinking about it. Why not strive to be smart, strong, and hot?
Part of me believes that it's only ok to be one thing at a time. Why hog it all? Let other people have a chance. Of course, the major flaw in that logic is that by being strong, smart, or hot, I am not preventing anyone else from being the same. I'm only preventing myself from being my absolute best.
I'm grateful to JP to forcing me to face my lies. I've got a new spark, and a mantra to go with it. I can be super-Einstein Barbie who can kick your ass, and so can you!
What lies are you telling yourself that are preventing you from reaching your goals? Uncover them, break them down, and get rid of them! You can be anything you want - you just have to push for it.