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Sometimes You Have to Side-Step to Move Forward


Sometimes You Have to Side-Step to Move Forward

March 30, 2021 –

Sometimes you have to side-step in order to move forward.

Read that again.

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I was on the phone the other day with my brother from another mother, @sambrownstrength, & we were chatting about the last year, trusting the process with my training, & my client’s journeys as well.

He said, ya know, sometimes you have to side-step in order to move forward.

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How often in life do we have a plan, but life throws a step off to the side that you have to walk on before you can continue forward.

It happens in so many areas of our every day but especially in a fitness journey.

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Trust me, last year when I went from deadlifts to only bird dogs & bridges, I was frustrated. 

I can do more but my body didn’t need more, it needed different. It needed a side-step & a refocus so that I didn’t keep making myself feel worse.

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I had to strengthen the small things on that side-step in order to move forward.

At the time, being so frustrated that I had to side step, but now knowing that I went through that to grow from not only for myself, but for my clients.

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We all have different experiences yet many are the same.

My side step may look different than yours, but it’s there for the purpose of growing & learning if we let it.

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Once you take on the side step, see what’s it’s there for. Often times the frustration takes over, but look through that feeling to see what the lesson may be.

A year later, I’m so glad I took that side-step. 

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It led me to therapy which led me to building a team around me to help my journey forward. 

That side-step led me to a better relationship with myself.

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It helped me take a step outside of myself & see the areas I needed to address with myself so I could show up for others even better.

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Sometimes we feel that we need to do everything alone in order to move forward, but reaching out for help only led me in a stronger direction than where I could’ve been by myself.

Trust the side-step.

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Always a shout out to my friends at adidas, who I’m so thankful to be an Ambassador for, for these beautiful spring looks that make getting outside THAT much easier!

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Getting outside will do WONDERS for our mental state, especially during that time that I was going through last year, being outside was such an important part of my journey.

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Pictures by my girl Mikayla.

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