A Beautiful Letter From my Daughter

Her head is up, in the clouds. The sky is not her limit. She wants to go beyond. She wants to reach infinite. The way there may be rough, and the path very difficult, but she doesn’t look down, and if she does, there’s no fear. Her father is within her and she knows…She Got Wings! – Maria Eduarda❤️

I Believe in You, so do You!

Fitness is my passion, and to be consistent in this area is not hard for me, since I love it! And it makes sense, I’m a Personal Trainer. But, I want to talk about how fitness and life are related. First of all, as with any goal, we have to take action. Just wishing for something wont make us achieve it! Let me tell you how I learned to enjoy reading. I pretended that I was enjoying it. Years ago, I used to go to the beach and do whatever, but reading wasn’t one of my choices. But then I met my husband, and he is a book lover. In the summer, of 2017 we went to the pool often. At the time I didn’t speak English at all, so what did I do? I pretended that I was reading a book, in English. Since I had to learn the language, and I had the desire to love to read. I had to pretend for a while. First, I pretended that I was understanding, and second that I was enjoying that time. So, I kept pretending until I really did enjoy it! And now, today I do love reading! Not just books, but audiobooks, and I’m also a podcast addict. I love to write, and I have a blog. Was it easy? Not at all. But instead of just wishing for it, I took action and made it happen. In my beginning journey, when I was living in a basement by myself, and in a bedroom with different families, feeling afraid in a different country, and not speaking the language, working hard just to survive, all of this had been teaching me that if I did not do for myself, no one was going to do it for me. The same goes for the fitness journey. Northing that is worthy comes easy. You have to pretend that you like it until your mind believes. Start with small changes. You don’t have to start extreme. You don’t have to go do crazy exercises or do extreme diets. Remember, that these changes are for the rest of your life, so you have to make changes achievable in the long term. Let’s go back to my book story. I didn’t try to read ten books in one day. I pretended that I was reading the same book for months. That’s how it works. It takes time. Be patient. Enjoy the process. Be proud of yourself for trying hard to grow. I don’t know about you, but I love to read the bible, pray, worship, read books, listen to a podcast, go for a walk, and have a conversation with God, It helps me to keep going. I do that every day. Every week. Every month. Every year. Consistency is the key! And remember, every single one of us struggles in some area of life, and we are not meant to do that alone. That’s why I share my journeys and my struggles. We have each other, to encourage and motivate so that we are capable to achieve and do hard things. The key is never to give up. I’m going to finish up with my favorite verse in the bible, ” Have I not commanded you? Be Strong and courageous. Do not be afraid. For the Lord, your God will be with you wherever you go! ” So, be strong and courageous. Go for your goals and dreams and make it a beautiful journey. Have faith, believe in yourself, and enjoy the process. I believe in you, so should you! https://anchor.fm/shegotwings/episodes/I-Believe-in-You–so-do-You-ekohqa