Wednesday, May 22, 2013

What's Beautiful #IWill #WeGotThis

Feb 2009
There was a point in my life where I felt like all I could do was watch myself from the other side of a mirror. I felt trapped and I hated myself. Pictures of me were not allowed, I'd walk around with a smile on my face but on the inside I was crying. I hated everything about myself, even though I was surrounded by people that loved me. 
There was only one problem?!? 
I didn't love me!
It was stupid really because I missed out on a whole year of pictures with my son that I can not take back!

Society plasters everything with the so called "perfect women" image. All you see is skinny, full of makeup, full of surgery models and you think, ugh, what is wrong with me? Why can't I be that skinny,  or have those high cheek bones or that awesome body?!? The thing that we forget is that not everything you see is real! Those pictures are mostly airbrushed to where you don't see the cellulite or pimples on their foreheads. Sure you can have a rocking body if you work out hard but you can also have lots of beautiful curves and be beautiful, strong and athletic!

This girl right here has come a long way! I've already run my 1st half marathon. I remember telling you my readers about that goal in January and how i wanted to run a half marathon by the end of 2013 and guess what I did it this past April, I did it, because I got this! I can do anything I set my mind to.
 It's taken me a while to get to this point and everyday I learn something new towards being a better me.
That's why when I was asked  to be a part of Under Armour's What's Beautiful campaign with FitFluential  I couldn't say no! This campaign is meant to inspire women all around, by encouraging women to set goals and show the world what you will do to accomplish them! It's helping redefine the female athlete and showing that us some women are very empowering!
All you have to do is go to the What's Beautiful Campaign website, create a profile, join a team, start setting goals and show the world that you got this!

There are so many great teams to pick from, no matter what your goals are, there is something for everyone! I went back and fourth on setting up my own team and remembered how scary the beginning can be! Actually every thing is always scary an I remembered all the support that I've received throughout my journey from blog, twitter, facebook and Instagram friends and I thought  - We got this!
Together we can support each other every step of the way, each week I'm thinking I can put up a challenge. There might even be surprise challenges and every Sunday I will randomly pick someone from team #WeGotThis to win a prize. There will be nail polishes, rings, bracelets and even necklaces up for grabs. If you don't think that's enough, wait till you  hear this - with Under Armour you could even win a trip to Costa Rica!

This weeks challenge is to post a picture of something that you love about yourself!

I love my smile! It means I'm happy and that I love my life!
I'm blessed really! I have two feet that help me run and walk. Lungs that help me breath. Eyes that let me see the beautiful things that surround us. A nose to help me smell the flowers. Hands and arms to help me hug those I love. A heart that beats everyday and helps me keep moving.
A spirit that no one can ever take away!
This girl is set and nothing is stopping me from being the best that I can be!

#WeGotThis come join me and together we will show the world that ain't nobody got time for excuses and that we have the spirit to keep on going!!

Kary xoxo


  1. Loving these posts! I relate.. I still avoid the camera at times after all these years. I spent so many years hiding from it that I became uncomfortable in front of it. We are all working to love ourselves!

    1. All of the posts are really hitting home. The beautiful thing is realizing you are not alone and there is so much support out there.

      You see how many pictures I end up taking until I find one I like :)


  2. Beautifully written Kary! We are our own worst critics.

    1. Sad but true! We are always hardest on ourselves!

      Thank you, love! xo

  3. So proud of you and your positive attitude pretty lady. You are a beautiful inspiration to all of us. Hugs!

    1. Thank you so much, girl! You have been one to inspire me along the way!

      You are my beautiful my friend!!


  4. I love your smile too my sister! You are such an inspiration...We must love ourselves! muuuahhh!

    1. And I love you smile my beautiful sister!! :)

      Love you!


  5. you've achieved so much i'm so happy for you! and you were always beautiful, you just didn't see it :)

  6. K, you look great, but more importantly, I love your attitude! I often think of you [and other blog buddies] when I'm running because it is so new to me and sometimes really difficult. Keep it up!