Welcome to Carla Diaz Fitness Muse! I really can’t believe it’s taken me this long to write this piece. Call it whatever you will but, I for one am glad that I finally kicked procrastination’s ugly self out of here! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve played with the thought of getting started on doing the things that I love (like writing my first blog) and wind up doing absolutely nada, in respect to my inner wishes. So not, cool!
I’m totally calling myself out here because, like any of the goals that I’ve recently crushed, I realize that a major factor in getting anything done is one: believing in yourself with unwavering conviction and two: being spurred on by accountability for your actions. Maybe, you can relate in some way? I mean, think about it. Is there something that you’ve been wanting to do but, for one reason or another, you’re just not getting it done?
If you can think of at least one (or heck, maybe you have a few) dreams that you hold on to dearly whether spoken or unspoken, and that you have not acted on pursuing for whatever reason, I want you to know that this blog is for you. A year ago, I was a completely different person, physically, mentally and emotionally. I was overwhelmed by the stressors in my life. Don’t get me wrong- I have many things to be thankful for. But coming from someone who has a penchant for all things fantasy, (Big LOTR fan, here!) the reality of being a full-time working mom of three and having at that time no real conduit for stress relief, was literally kicking my butt. I was buried in just going through the motions; living a life with no real intention or real goals to strive for. Looking back, it was a very unhappy existence that I perpetuated for the sole fact that I thought that’s all that life was cracked up to be for a thirty-something year old health care professional.
I couldn’t have been more wrong! Today, I am inspired and in deep pursuit of living a life by design (one that includes blogging, of course!). Sure, I get discouraged and I can still be my own worst enemy at times. But, I am also intent on sharing all the lessons that I have learned from this transformative year. My aim is to inspire and help women to realize their own full potential and discard any self limiting beliefs that keep them comfortable in their own discomfort.
Embracing a lifestyle of healthier choices, finding a tribe of likeminded women who share my vision of paying it forward and a whole lot of personal development, has helped me to rediscover the person I am meant to be. I’ll admit, I was lost for a while. The good thing is that you can always find the way back to living the true purpose of your life should you believe you deserve it. And I do, just as much you do as well.