I have journaled pretty much my entire health and fitness journey through my Facebook page and my blog. Many times, I am NOT posting to motivate myself. I am posting because I KNOW someone is watching. It is the craziest thing, but over the course of my 4 year personal journey, and short time as a professional, people ask AND take my advice. I am humbled each and every time I see my friends, family, and clients succeed and hit their goals. I am even more stunned when they do my crazier challenges or my slightly sinister workouts. But they do them, and they trust me, and they keep coming back. I believe that I garner trust because I am a living breathing billboard for health and fitness. Some people can separate what they “do” (their careers) from who they “are.” I cannot compartmentalize my life and work…my lifestyle is what allows me to be so passionate about my job.
Someone is ALWAYS watching!! Always! We live our lives out through social media. And yes, people are judging you. You might as well be the the type of example that fosters positivity, success, and awesomeness. Otherwise, you might just be the “don’t end up like such and such” tale. You never really know the impact that your life, your story, or your example can have on others. Make it so your life becomes a “how to” book.
(You can be an example of to anyone, young or old. Here is a picture of me with my dad. He took on a 30 day vegan challenge and gave me the update. He lost about 7 lbs, his pants are too big, and he is eating healthier. I was even more impressed with the fact that he didn’t quit his challenge because of the Super Bowl! My daddy rocks!)