Monday, August 24, 2015

My Coach, My Role Model

It will hurt. 
It will take time. 
It will require dedication. 
It will require willpower. 
You will need to make healthy decisions.
It requires sacrifice.
You will need to push your body to its max.
There will be temptation.
But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, it's worth it.

A friend once shared this post with me, and I saved it because it rings so true in so much of what I do. It embodies so many of the things I try to teach my kids. R's coaches live this mantra. R has had, and does have, some of the most amazing coaches in her life. They play such a crucial a role in shaping her into the person she is and will be. And while I appreciate all of the lessons that she has learned throughout her time as a gymnast, the quality I admire most is that they live the types of lives that I want my daughter to see. I could not ask for better role models in her life. Whether it's owning a business, traveling across the country to pursue big opportunities, or working and studying to become the best version of themselves mentally and physically...

Her coaches dream big... 
Never give up...
Rise above adversity... 
Push themselves... 
Take chances...
In order to achieve greatness.

Surround yourself with those who will push you, inspire you, believe in you, and live a life you want to emulate.



  1. This is so inspiring! Good role models (coaches, teachers, adults in general) are so important! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. I'm happy that she has had such great coaches who have in turn been great role models. :)

  3. A great coach is inspiring and supportive- you have been blessed!