Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Perfection is a Myth

I had this notion of getting super fit before I began this crazy journey with The Asylum.  I wanted to 'Get Shredded."  I set a crazy goal weight in mind and knew that if I followed the thirty days, I would achieve it.

So I started to document the process through photos and videos.  Just me.  Looking very raw.  It's been an enlightening discovery.  A year ago I wouldn't haved dared put myself on camera and exposed my body, my face, my flaws to the world.  But today, I don't care. 

For the first time...ever I can look at myself and NOT cringe.  I had a moment this past week that made me realize that any imperfection is a part of who I am.  The creases on my forehead - the worry, the anxiety, the stress I often succumb to.  The extra little pooch on my stomach - the womb I carried my beloved child.  The loose skin below my butt - the child girl that will always be a part of me.

It's not about the number on the scale, but it's about the journey and the process of being more than I think I can be and doing more than I think my body can handle.  It's not about how many pull ups I can do...or not do, it's about challenging myself to be better.  I'm not just physically changing my body, I'm discovering the core of who I am, what I want for myself, what matters to me and most importantly what really doesn't matter at all.

I've exposed my weaknesses.  I can't do everything.  I'm not particularly coordinated. I'm human.  But every day, I do my best.  I put forth effort.  I work hard and never succumb to excuses.  I'm not perfect and it's okay.


DB said...


Allisunny S. said...

You inspire me even at your 'weakest' - thank you for sharing this video, it's courageous.


cathy said...

Rhonda, dear, you are one of the most beautiful people I know... even before you started Insanity, P90X, BeachBody, Asylum, etc.

Lynn Parker said...

Well said. Definitely something I needed to read.

jillconyers said...

Well said as usual Rhonda. It is my goal this year to be able to say "I'm not perfect and it's okay." and truly believe it.

A step in the right direction...earlier this week I actually wanted to take a picture of my abs LOL That has NEVER even been a consideration before!

Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

I'm right there with you! Those pull ups are a killer... You are terrific no matter if you can do a pull up! Keep up the great work! ~Take Care!

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