For many people, sharing fitness transformations on social media is a no-no. It makes them nervous. They don’t want to get vulnerable. But, what we fail to see is that when we are real and show our struggle, our journey and our successes, we impact lives and add tremendous value. In the end, that’s really what it is all about!
Recently, in one of my challenge groups, I challenged some people to ‘share’ their results on their social media. My challenge groups are private so when success is shared, not everyone on the internet gets to celebrate with us. It’s a judgment-free zone where it is safe to post anything; Successes as well as failures. I only ever share results after getting consent from the client.
I built my entire business on Facebook by sharing my weight-loss-after baby journey. By sharing my story and what I was doing, I caught the attention of several people who wanted to join me and start their own transformation story. The more I shared, the easier it was for me to ‘get real’ with people- even people whom I’d never met before!
There are 2 special women who I’d like to highlight today. They took my challenge and decided to share. They each shared something on their private social media that I KNOW took a LOT of courage. Tonya and Tanya (I’m not making those names up) both took a leap of faith and shared some success in their health and fitness journey.
Tonya is active but has had lots of setbacks that kept her from achieving her goals. In one of our private accountability groups, she shared some photos of the new gap in the waistband of her pants. Might seem like small potatoes to some, but even the slightest successes inspire so many. I dared her to share it on her wall and she took me up on it. In response, her notifications flooded in and she immediately inspired so many who wanted to know what she was doing and how they could do it too.
Tanya has a similar story… her entire life she struggled with weight. I’m sure many can relate. She spent a year only ‘half’ committed to a workout program. But 60 days ago she made a decision. She would no longer give excuses, she would be fully committed. She also took me up on my challenge and this week she shared her progress photos too. She was nervous and felt like she didn’t accomplish what she had hopped (don’t we all feel that way?) But again, the response was amazing! The difference in her face alone shows a transformation. In this one act of bravery and putting herself out there, she inspired so many and gets to be an example and positive influence.
I’m not sure when ‘putting yourself out there’ became a bad, scary thing. I might be hopelessly optimistic, but I love seeing people succeed. It inspires me and I think, if you give it a chance, you would be surprised at how many people that would be happy for you and inspired by your successes.
So, I dare YOU this week, to go share a personal success on your social media. I know you can do it and I know how pleasantly surprised you will be when you see the positive affirmations pour in!