Look at me smiling from the inside out in the picture above
And ask yourself, “When was the last time I truly felt deep/meaningful happiness?”
Like the type that you almost feel like you want to cry from finally arriving to that state of mind
Today, I want to share a little more about me with you
And I want to thank Ellie Active Wear for actually giving me the inspiration to do so.
A few days ago, I was going back and forth with the representative of Ellie
You know, we were talking details, such as when my box will arrive and what to expect (stay tuned for more deetz)
And the representative was telling me every detail because they pride on TRANSPARENCY
They want their clients to KNOW what they are getting
And not hide any changes or details that might surprise them
I thought that was very cool and this week, it just so happens “transparency” came up a lot
I don’t know if it was just because that word was already on my mind about Ellie Active Wear
Or if it was pure coincidence!
But I had back to back meetings this week
On Monday, I met my new boss and he used that word pretty often when describing his way of managing
On Tuesday (yesterday), I had an all day meeting in Boston with the top leadership team
And again, that word came up a lot
And it got me to thinking, “How TRUE to myself am I everyday?“
“How authentic am I being around my colleagues, friends, family, clients?“
And, “Is that adding or removing stress from my day-to-day life?”
When you’re not being your authentic self, you are not fooling anyone but yourself
The joke is really on you
Why? Because you’re the one suffering. You’re the one stressing and you don’t even realize why
You don’t recognize the cause because you’ve been acting for so long!
We were brought up to believe we have to act a certain way to please people around us
We have to say, look, and act a certain way to be loved, to FEEL loved
We get caught up in what Miguel Ruiz from “The Four Agreements” would say, in our own “hell”
Yes, those are harsh words to describe where MOST of us are living today
(I don’t care how much money you have, how successful you are. Your mansion isn’t bringing you true happiness)
Think about the last time you didn’t care ONCE in an entire day of what someone thought of you?
Man, I don’t even think I can say I lived a day without worrying about it at least once
And that’s after being AWARE of my own “HELL”
You LIVE to please others and forget to please yourself.
And the sickening part is we think that’s normal!
After reading “The Four Agreements”, it brought a lot of things to light for me
Its made me more aware of my day-to-day actions that led to unhappiness
And it is molding me back to my five-year old self
Remember when you were five?
Did you care what anyone thought?
You were FREE, genuinely happy, didn’t listen to other’s opinions of you because you believed in your own
You were your true AUTHENTIC self
I know what you are thinking
“Talita, I was five. I didn’t have a job or a single worry in the World. How can I come to that same happiness now?”
WELL, Mr. or Ms. reader, you are absolutely right!
Life today versus life when you and I were 5 has DRASTICALLY changed
However, that happiness and being authentic to self is still very much attainable!
I am living proof that my happiness rate has RAISED to a different level after I understood “The Four Agreements“
Don’t believe me?
Please pick up the book and read it
Find out more about this small tease I just wrote
I want you to understand why life is so difficult for you today
And how you CAN turn it around by simply changing FOUR things.
Thank you Ellie Active Wear for this inspiration through our brief email exchange
And guys, please check out Ellie Active Wear for your monthly box of gym-wear goodies!
Above is an example of May’s Box which were alternate items to promote everyone’s uniqueness
It comes with 5 workout items every month
This month, I got an arm phone holder, stress balls, those ridiculously amazing leggings, sports bra & shirt
Guess for how much?!
ONLY $49.95 a month
And you can cancel or skip any month!
As you all know, fitness is a huge passion of mine. But staying motivated is hard, even for me!
A cute box full of amazing gym goodies will get any girl excited to show their new gym-wear off 😉
Find them on Instagram: @EllieActiveWear
Or check out their site HERE.
Til next time my loves!