Perception vs. Reality

I know that I am not the only one that can get caught up with focusing in on other’s highlight reel and letting that get the best of me, am I? Once I started realizing that I may myself be part of the problem, I made myself accountable of doing better.

Thanks to my amazing photographer Erik Escobedo (give him a follow, book him, and let him change your life) and Juan Carlos Puebla of 52nd Witness I am able to showcase curated images of me doing the things I love the most which include being a mommy to the most amazing two year old ever, growing my mind, challenging my body to do new things, and developing my soul. I can share tips, encouragement, and my truth in each post but I still run into people that are making statements like “you have it all together,” and I am like “umm...that’s what you think and you are wrong on so many levels.” I mean, I am proud of the steps I am making but having it all together? Far from it.

So, with the help of “live” social media I have been able to showcase what is really going on in my life in a more authentic way and the response and thanks that I have gotten from people who sometimes get overwhelmed or tired of seeing people’s perfection all of the time has been such a blessing to my growth. Little did I know that the same insecurities that I suffer from at times - feeling that I am not doing enough based off of what I see via social media - people were having those same thoughts and feelings in response to me and what I was posting. When you know better you do better.

With that, I want to share with you a couple of snaps from a recent workout with the ladies from the Dallas Fitness Ambassadors at Vital Fitness Studio located in Dallas. Now we knew there was a camera in the room, we knew to smile when at all possible, but the truth is that workout was intense, it kicked my butt, and I definitely want to experience it again. I took a spin class immediately followed by a HIIT workout. So here you go.

What you think I look like when working out……..

Image Erik Escobedo

Image Erik Escobedo

What actually goes down……..

Images Dallas Fitness Ambassadors

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What are some insecurities that you suffer from and how do you plan on changing the game in 2017? Share in the comments below.

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