But I'm Not A Model

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.

This past weekend I had the opportunity to do a small photoshoot with Graced By Fit.

I had never done anything like it before, and to be honest, I was super nervous! All I could think was - I'm not a model and I certainly don't have a "model's body type". I even considered skipping it! But tacos and wine were promised afterwards, so I figured I'd at least check it out

Well, not only was it a blast, but it was one of the most empowering and affirming experiences I've ever had. I felt so confident and beautiful (the adorable shorty wetsuit and the INCREDIBLE ocean background helped). It felt like a celebration of me, all of my hard work over the last few years, and my transformation - inside and out. And something totally unexpected happened. All of the women who were hanging around and waiting their turn were so supportive! I couldn't help but beam as I heard women say "You look great!" "So cute!" "Wow look at those triceps!" Talk about a tribe!

I can't wait to see the pics from the photographer 🤗 And to think, I could have stayed at home and skipped this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity because of something as silly as fear or self-consciousness. #FaceYourFears

#FaceYourFears with MLC

October is a month of spooky, creepy, and fearful stuff. But this month MLC is encouraging you to face your fears! F.E.A.R. is really just an acronym for Face Everything and Rise. When we face our fears we are able to rise above them giving us the courage to overcome them. What fears have you faced this month? Share them in the comments below or tag #makelifecountco & #faceyourfears for all of us to see! On November 1st, we'll go through everyone's posts and reward one of you with a prize.