Relentlessly Beautiful

The other night I was tagged on an Instagram post by a dear friend, Athena Pelton. It was a call to action to post and share a photo of when I felt most beautiful. In a few short moments my heart was on fire to share a photo and tell the my instafams the moments when I feel the most beautiful. 

For me, I feel the most beautiful when I am allowed to be authentic to my thoughts, my opinions, my mind. I’m am the most beautiful when I can unleash my inner goddess to be openly honest with her fears, her frustrations, her dreams, her hopes, her everything. I feel the most beautiful when I’m speaking to other women about empowerment, inner growth, and spiritual change. I feel the most beautiful when I can be who I am despite my curves and my edges.

I dont need to be understood by everyone or accepted or even loved by everyone. I just want to be loved by me, THIS IS when I feel the most beautiful.

After sharing my post I naturally tagged several beautiful friends for the challenge and then my heart began to swell with this desire to create a small mini movement called Relentlessly Beautiful. As I began to read other women's posts of what their definition of feeling or being beautiful meant to them it was so motivating and inspiring. I spent my Saturday afternoon fiercely hacking away on creating design assets, chatting with friends, and brainstorming on how to make this simple idea grow. 

My own fitness journey was a process that helped me uncover so many truths. I strongly believe that there’s more to fitness than the perfect body, its about health, its about getting your life together, its about overcoming your fears, doubts, and insecurities. It’s about being healthy mentally, emotionally, and physically. Its about being strong, being powerful, and being independent. It’s about feeling relentlessly beautiful. 

My challenge to my beautiful blog readers is to share your own stories, to share your moments of beauty to your friends, your followers, your peers. I want women to expand the definition of beauty so that one day we can hopefully help change society's definition of beauty to help empower one another to feel beautiful on the inside as well as on the outside. 

Join me in this challenge to ask your soul sisters their definition of feeling beautiful and hashtag your stories and posts with #relentlesslybeautiful so that we can share the movement with the world.

Joanne E

I’m a mother of two beautiful daughters and married to a man who completes me. I started my fitness journey as a way to heal my soul and launched my blog in hopes to continue to inspire and empower women to use fitness as a tool to heal depression and find their self worth. I strongly believe that each woman deserves to be in love with herself just as much as her man does. I have an obsession with reusable water bottles, I enjoy action movies, and I’m in love with burpees.