Self-worth vs Self-Esteem
Self-worth vs Self-Esteem, and acting “AS IF!”
Good morning Fit Family!
I want to talk to you about something SO IMPORTANT today that is a big part of keeping up with a fitness and wellness lifestyle!
And I have a fun and empowering tip for putting it into action … starting today.
First: this “something” is SELF-WORTH …
… and it fuels SO MUCH about your life! It’s all about realizing how important and valuable you are. And also how WORTHY you are of being treated well and living a healthy and fit life.
It’s a little different – and a whole lot more important – than self-esteem.
Here’s a really quick example of what I’m talking about:
Let’s say you try on some shirts at the mall, and you don’t like the way your arms look, or maybe you’re not pleased with your midsection. You might even realize you have low self-esteem in these areas – i.e., they don’t make you feel confident.
But SELF-WORTH lets you know that you are SO MUCH MORE than the state of your arms or midsection. AND ... it can even help you recognize that you want something different for yourself.
It can be the spark you need to make certain changes – because you know you are WORTHY of feeling amazing!
It’s the same as when you set boundaries for how you allow people to treat you, or decide to go after a promotion, or any other goal you want, because you are worth it!
Here’s one of my FAVORITE exercises for self-worth AND putting it to action:
This is actually really fun to do, and it works best if you follow every step and let your imagination fly.
1. Imagine you and I are having a chat exactly 12 months from today …
If you had your best 12 months EVER and stayed on track with your goals, what would you envision your health and fitness to look like? What are the exact goals you want to reach? Take a minute to think about them, and write them down.
2. Now, imagine how living that way will FEEL to you … what your days will look like … what your energy levels look like? What kind of new confidence will you have? How will you feel when you go out with your friends? Or in your relationships? Write it all down!
3. Next, once you have crystal clear clarity on what your 12-month goals are and how it feels, think about the DECISIONS you’re making 12 months from now. What choices are you making? How are you spending your time? How often are you working out? What are you doing for your nutrition? Write it down :-)
4. And lastly, WHY WAIT 12 months to start making those decisions! If you want to create a new reality, you have to make different decisions TODAY.
EMBODY the person you will become in 12 months, and live as that person TODAY! It’s time to LIVE YOUR LIFE AS IF you have already reached those goals!
That’s the fastest and surest way to achieve your goals … spending your days as the person who already has achieved what you want.
And let me tell you, this is one of my most FAVORITE things to help people with.
If you need help with your goals and creating a personalized action plan to get there, I can help!
Make it an amazing future-self kind of day,
Karina Cross - Master Trainer ACSM ALPOFI TRX ASFA IHP Owner Karina Cross Fitness
Hola humans! :)
Do you know that around 45% of men and more than 50% of women struggle with body image problems?
It’s not something not a lot of people talk about, but it’s SO important to our mental health and the quality of our lives.
I wanted to do something to address this in a positive and actionable way …
And that’s why I’m grateful to FINALLY announce that I’m releasing my brand-new ebook, Body Confidence (For Life) Guide!
You can download your FREE copy in the link below.
Having body confidence means feeling comfortable in your own skin … today!
You don’t have to wait until you lose 20 pounds or fit into those jeans sitting in the back of your closet.
You’ll learn my 5-step process for improving self-esteem, with powerful action items and challenges to guide you through your own exploration.
When you feel comfortable in your own skin, EVERYTHING in your life is better. If you truly want to make each day on this earth great, it all starts with the relationship we have with ourselves.
This is such important stuff. If there’s someone you know that would benefit from this guide, please share it with them!
Committed to Your Success, Karina Cross- Master Trainer ACSM ALPOFI TRX ASFA IHP Owner Karina Cross Fitness
It's Foodie Friday with Christin at Karina Cross Fitness
MARINATED FLANK STEAK
(serves 6) ½ cup (120 ml) low sodium soy sauce ¼ cup (60 ml) honey 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil 1 tsp sesame oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tsp minced ginger ½ tsp black pepper 1 tsp balsamic vinegar 2 lb (900 g) flank steak
In a medium bowl, combine all of the ingredients and pour into a large, resealable plastic bag. Add the steak, squeeze out excess air and seal the bag. Place the bag in the refrigerator, laying the steak flat.
Marinate for at least 1 hour (and up to 12), flipping at least once.
Before cooking, remove the steak from the marinade and drain any excess liquid. Place the steak on a plate and throw away the marinade bag. To broil: Place the rack in the top position of the oven and preheat your broiler. When hot, cook the steaks for 5-8 minutes each side for medium-rare. To grill: Add a small amount of oil to a folded piece of paper towel and carefully grease your grill with it. Set your grill heat to high. Once your grill is preheated (about 15 minutes), add the steak. Cover and cook until 4-5 minutes, then flip and cook for another 3-4 minutes to desired doneness. For both methods, when your steak has finished cooking, transfer to a cutting board to rest for 5-8 minutes, and then cut the steak against the grain into thin slices.
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