Updated: Oct 9, 2019
“I’m not very strong.”
“I’m not very flexible.”
“Will I be the oldest one there?”
These are quotes from women I have had in my classes. We have a tendency as women to worry about what others think of us. Do you have limiting beliefs in your mind keeping you from trying something new? What lies are you believing today that are keeping you stuck? Stuck in the day to day drudgery of feeling less than, not worthy, not capable.
Can I just tell you that most of the other women in the gym are worrying about that exact same thing? They most likely aren’t judging you, but worrying if you’re judging them. And those confident, in shape women, most likely have not always been confident and in shape. Most of us had to start somewhere. Most of us had to walk into a class and fumble through for a while before getting the hang of it.
It’s time to start believing in yourself. It is time to change how you talk to yourself and think of yourself.
A while back I took a yoga class and while holding boat pose (not an easy one) the instructor said to pay attention to the emotions this pose brought to mind. I immediately thought, “I can’t do this, I’m not good enough.” And in a flash of self-awareness, I realized that I had a limiting belief that permeated through my entire life. “I can’t do this, I’m not good enough.” Mind=blown. How many things have I given up on in my life because this belief was so strong?
Step one is realizing what the limiting belief is, step two is speaking truth over it! “I am strong, powerful, capable. I will finish what I started.” I held that boat pose longer than I ever have before.
I was in plank one day and God talked to me about loving the difficult people, He reminded me that often I am a difficult person. He taught me about grace.
Take some time today to write down any limiting beliefs in your life. Replace those lies with truth!!! Speak those truths over your life each day.
I offer a few truths today. Use a dry erase marker and write them on your bathroom mirror, write them on note cards and place them somewhere you will see them regularly. It’s time to stop believing the lies.
The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for Joy, and with my song I praise him. – Psalms 28:7
The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. – Psalms 29:11
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. – Psalms 73:26
She is clothed in strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come. Proverbs 31:25
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. – Isaiah 40:29
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7