How many of us look in the mirror and are happy with what we see? If we are not stressing about our weight, we are worrying about wrinkles or obsessing over our hair.

Being in the fitness world it is easy to get caught up in constantly comparing yourself to others.

Real beauty isn’t about symmetry, weight or makeup; It’s about looking life right in the face and seeing all its magnificence reflected in your own.

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ~Henry David Thoreau

Why can’t we take a compliment and believe it?  The key to being comfortable with compliments is to stop believing that other people share your low opinion of yourself. They don’t. You are your own worst critic. Most people look at others and see what they wished they had. They aren’t as critical of you as you are. Even if they were, they don’t have time to evaluate you because they’re too wrapped up in their own concerns.

Many times we hear women complaining about how fat they are or unhappy they are with certain body parts, obsessing and obsessing. We rarely hear people celebrating their success.  This month we challenge you to celebrate your success, be proud of where you are today and where you came from. To look at yourself in the mirror and see the beautiful person standing in front of you. To say thank you to any compliments that comes your way. Embrace you and every wonderful part of you.  Stop the critic! Embrace your beauty inside and out, your power as  women and own it!

This clip from Amy Schumer lends her humor to a situation we all know too well…