In one of my challenge groups today, we were asked to share WHY we flex, and I mean, of course part of it is wanting to show off my hard work (what, just being honest! You know that’s how I roll!), but truthfully, it does go deeper than that.
I am constantly reminded of a time in my life where I couldn’t even carry a small purse or a bag of groceries without spasms, pain, and an overwhelming sense of feeling weak.
This is actually what almost kept me from even beginning to work on myself, but luckily, it didn’t, and I began… and I kept going.
And I don’t feel pain. I don’t suffer spasms. And I DON’T feel weak, and thats powerful! I feel STRONG.
People think our flex pics are us being vain, but if you look deeper, you see there is a LOT more under the surface. Pride. Proof of hard work. Empowerment. The promises we made to ourselves. Emotional journeys. Self love. Self worth.
So much more. It’s more than a flex, that’s definitely the physical aspect of it, but the real power lies in the mental, spiritual and emotional aspects.
I flex because I once felt weak and helpless, now I feel strong and empowered. And that deserves to be celebrated!