Yesterday I was struggling to write a blog that left me feeling uninspired and every single edited version frustrated me further.  I started scrolling through Facebook and clicked on a link on a friend’s timeline and these words grabbed me by the throat and I found myself crying…

“You’re allowed to leave any story that you don’t love yourself in…”

I spend a lot of time questioning my purpose.  Trying to find my place in this world.  I was trying to write a blog on cardiovascular training,  that although relevant to what I do, did nothing to feed who I am.  It was a chapter, a footnote really, in someone else’s book.  Not mine.

What truly messes with our heads the most is the visions we hold of who we should be.  Who the world has told us we are.  Neither of which is usually our truth.

Do I love coaching?  I really do.  The human body fascinates me and I love learning how to manipulate it through movement.  How to optimize it’s capacity through fueling the machine.  But that’s not my why.

The human heart.  The strongest and, in my opinion, the most resilient muscle.  We will abuse it, break it, allow it to be crushed and yet, we survive because of, not despite this fact.  It holds the stories that drive us forward.  I think it is the best thing about me.

I have always been driven.  Sharing that passion with others to achieve their dreams is my own personal brand of heroin.  For me that is the best part of coaching.  Learning YOUR stories and understanding YOUR why.  It’s what makes what I do amazing.  That is my why.  To see growth in a beautiful human, to show them their potential through my eyes. What else it there?

“You’re allowed to surround yourself with love…”

You are capable of more than you know and all of your goals, whether it’s a PR, weight loss, new job, new love, is dependent on the people that you surround yourself with.  Without my people, I would never be able to do what I do.  They’ve seen my crazy and love me anyways.  I know.  I have trouble grasping it myself.  And let me be clear.  These are the people that will be there for you day in and day out and love you ‘exactly’ as you are.  Not just when there is personal gain or it’s convenient for them.

“You always have the choice to leave until you find where you belong…”

Finally, never give up on your story.  You are the only one that can tell it and I know it’s something that the world needs to hear.  Be brave and edit it often.  One life.  Just one.  I want with all of my damaged messed up heart to see you live it.


So much love and light for all of you today and all of the days.

Roberta J Gizen BHK, CPT, PN1, Your Greatest Fan

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