Everyday we go about our lives and maybe don’t take notice of the things we see over and over again. For example, my husband has gone through an incredible body transformation. Even though I’ve seen the scale go down steadily and I see him everyday, I never really noticed how much his body has changed, until the day he posted a picture of himself on my facebook page. I was shocked! It was the second set of eyes that the camera provided that made me really see how much my husband had achieved.
Meanwhile I have been on my own journey towards better health. We just completed a four week fitness challenge at our gym. I’ve been following a meal plan, working out 5-6 times per week and drinking way more water. I also have seen the weight drop when I weigh myself, but I haven’t been able to appreciate a change in how I look. I tried and tried looking at pictures of myself from then and now and I just couldn’t seem to notice a difference. Granted most of the pictures of me are selfies from the neck up. I was starting to tell myself some BS stories about how I’m not making progress and how I must be doing something wrong. My coach Kerstin, from our gym asked me to send her a pic and after searching and searching I finally found a full body shot from almost a year ago. I reluctantly sent it to her and told her that I don’t think I look much different. She wanted to compare it with our post-challenge photos that we took yesterday at the close of our challenge. When she sent my post picture to me, I burst out in tears because I could see a huge difference in my body. I am so proud of how far I’ve come. Again, that darn second set of eyes showed me what was really going on.
I learned a lesson today. One that I really wish I learned twenty-something years ago. Don’t trust everything your eyes see, because you might be getting it wrong and creating a story in your head based on what you think you see. This can be applied to so many aspects of life, especially when we’re contemplating our own struggles and victories. You may find that you have far more wins than losses if you look through another set of eyes.
Hi!!! My name is La Pasion. Let me start with my story. I’m a wife, mom of 3 girls, an ER nurse, homeschool teacher and entrepreneur!!! I don’t believe my life is very much different from millions of moms and dads in the world. I just decided that enough was enough. A few years ago, I was living an incredibly routine and mundane life. My husband and I were like ships passing in the night, seeing each other only briefly to hand off the kids while on our way to our shift jobs. With three kids and full time jobs, there was very little time for anything else. I felt stuck. I had no idea how to get unstuck, so I thought it would be that way forever. After all, everyone I knew at that time had also resolved to the fact that life was meant for work and providing for our families, not enjoying life and spending precious time doing what we love. Don’t get me wrong, I loved being a nurse (at one point) but at the time, I was feeling unappreciated and unfulfilled at my job. I have great coworkers and some patients really make my day, but the job itself was not providing me with my basic human needs of real connection and contribution. I didn’t feel like I was making a lasting impact on my patients. I truly believe that I was born to help people so of course nursing seemed like a natural fit. I slowly realized that it wasn’t the only way to help people. Also, as my family grew, I came to realize that time with them was most important to me.
A chance interaction with a friend of a friend 4 years ago was the beginning of a series of events that have brought me to where I am today. Today my eyes are open to the possibility of a life without limitations. I was introduced to a network marketing business a couple years ago. I never thought this business would open so many doors to personal development and self improvement. I’ve met some really incredible people on this journey who have mentored me and showed me that there is so much more to life than what I knew. My husband and I still manage our business in the nooks and crannies of our life. Aside from the obvious benefits of leveraged income that we produce through our business, we have learned so much about ourselves as parents, humans and leaders. I have had the privilege of experiencing inspirational speakers such as Mel Robbins, Tony Robbins, Andy Andrews, John Maxwell and Eric Worre at live events. The knowledge that these people offer has given me a new awareness of my own potential in life. Their influence has also spilled over into my children’s lives.
My dream is to show families that abundance is all around us. Our job is to accept it in every aspect of our lives. This means dreaming big, letting go of our fears of failure or judgement and most of all, letting go of our fake stories that we tell ourselves. You know, fake news? Yeah we’re all guilty of it, not just CNN. I am completely new to blogging which may be evident at first but I’m not afraid to fail at this. If I can provide some value to just one person out there who is struggling to put it all together, then my heart will sing. In my future blog entries, I’ll explore and expose how I keep balance in my busy life including everything from food, exercise, wellness, personal development, homeschooling, work and family life. I’ll also share with you some tips on how you can bring more “PASION” back into your life! I also have so many cool people to thank for their various contributions in my journey and we’ll be meeting them too!!! This is a journey and I thank you for coming along with me!!!