These commandments were forged with the idea that we are all here- on this forum and on this planet- to make ourselves stronger, better, and healthier individuals. Part of that strength comes in accepting ourselves for who we are, not just to each other but also to ourselves.
1. I will honor and respect my body, in whatever form it is in at this moment, because I know that it is capable of amazing things.
2. I recognize that I, along with the rest of the community members, are on a journey to better myself to be happy and healthy and fit, and that all of us will always be at different waypoints on that journey.
3. I will not hide my accomplishments because I think they are too small, because my actions may inspire someone else to be as brave and willing someday.
4. I recognize that results do not happen overnight, and that training, discipline and mental training will allow me to succeed, even if this may not be inherently displayed by others around me on the same journey.
5. I will always try to push my boundaries further in a safe and healthy manner
6. I respect that others may not choose the journey I have taken, but I will not let that detract from the satisfaction and joy I receive because of what I do
7. My weight, speed, strength, and distances do not define me as a participant in my community. My discipline, determination, and passion do.
8. I may have goals in mind to achieve and share with my community, but at the end of the day I do what I do for me, to be stronger, calmer, and to have more fun than I have before.
9. I will strive to encourage and celebrate others on achieving their goals and progress, because any achievement for the betterment of health and fitness should be encouraged and celebrated.
10. I am a badass. A strong, beautiful, incredible badass. And no matter what I may think that others think of me, I belong in this community of other strong, beautiful, incredible badasses.
That's lovely cupcake! Thank you. When we congratulate and celebrate each other on the board, I've always felt it's very genuine. It doesn't matter if the person is stronger or faster or whatever than us or not -- we recognize they are becoming their OWN best self. This just validates that thought even more.