It's two words we've all heard & probably even hash-tagged before. But what does it mean to YOU?
For a little over 3 years now, it's been Bloom's vision to create a community of women empowering women. We've aimed to provide not only an amazing workout, but also a place to feel supported and encouraged. To provide a place to gain strength in body, mind AND spirit. To provide an atmosphere unlike your typical gym.
After class one evening, I overheard a conversation between 2 members... one telling the other how she inspired her to work a little harder during class. Of course she wasn't even aware that she was inspiring someone, as she was participating in class just like everyone else. Or so she thought.
And that just about sums it all up at Bloom.
Each one of us in that room inspires someone else... usually without any awareness of it at all. Your mere presence could be someone else's "why" they are there. "Why" they continue to come back. "Why" they work a little harder. "Why" they have fun.
It's not just the instructor leading the way. We're all a team in there. There's strength in numbers. There's comfort in knowing you're not alone. There's a sense of accountability when you know others are counting on you to show up, and to encourage your goals and applaud your successes along the way.
So yeah... back to GIRL POWER.
It's about being positive with each other, not negative.
It's about community, not comparison.
It's about cheering each other on, not discouraging.
It's about fixing each other's crowns when they slip. Because well... that's what queens do.
And while we're on the subject of encouragement... there's a lot of NEW on the schedule this month... class changes, instructor changes and of course much that remains the same!
We encourage each of you to try something new this month.
It's so easy to get complacent with what's comfortable... in life and in your workout routine. But did you know that your body adapts to what you regularly do and says... yep, I got this... it's feeling pretty easy?
Next time you mistakenly tell yourself little lies like... I can't do that. That class is so not me. I don't have rhythm. I'm not a dancer. I'm not flexible. I hate burpees. I can't run. Women shouldn't lift weights or they'll bulk up. Whatever it is that you've convinced yourself to be "true."
The reality is... whether you think you can or you think you can't... you're right. Mindset is everything.
How about instead though... if you change that negative thought to... hey, self... I've seen you get out on that dance floor in the nightclub and you CAN dance... OR... hey, self... I've seen you regularly lift 15 pounds of groceries all at once just to avoid a 2nd trip into the house... so you CAN lift weights.
I mean, seriously... who likes to take more than one trip from the car to the house? Case of water on my head while I carry 10 bags seems perfectly normal, right?
Anyway... while you're encouraging everyone else around you this month... give yourself a little pep-talk and step outside your self-imposed comfort zone. Encourage a friend to try something new with you. But don't just take your friend's word for it... make your own decision about trying a new class OR better yet... trying your favorite class with a different instructor!
Change happens when you get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Ultimately though... it's up to YOU. And you've gotta push yourself if you want to grow.
Or... shall I say BLOOM... ♥