What Your Trainers Would Tell Their Younger Selves

By Katrina Scott on
Recently we’ve been reflecting on all the ways we’ve grown and everything we’ve learned along our journeys (even just this past year alone — there have been SO many lessons!). So we asked our trainers to share what they would say to their younger selves about confidence, self love, and finding purpose.
Their advice is so inspiring and empowering for any time in your life — these are lessons we come back to over and over.
What would you tell YOUR younger self? 
This is such a great journal prompt, and if you feel comfortable, we’d love you to share with the community. Share a post on IG and tag @ToneItUp with the hashtag #TIUteam so we can see!
We’ll be looking out for you! xxo 

~ Tori ~

Focus on what lights you up and put all of your energy there. Don’t let yourself get stuck in a job, relationship, friendship etc. that doesn’t excite you. You’re never too old and it’s never too late for you to make a change and go for what you want! When you find that thing that makes you glow, give it all you’ve got and don’t let distractions, fear, or comparison get in the way! You’ve got this girl xo

~ Yami ~

I would tell myself that your time will come. That you can't hate yourself into becoming a better person. Learn to love yourself first and foremost and everything else will slowly fall into place. Don't focus so much on the outer appearance but more so your heart and mind and I promise you, you will be just fine.

~Chyna ~

I would tell my younger self to trust my gut. I would tell her to stay true to exactly who she is rather than get caught up in trying to be like everyone else. Because who she is is what makes her so special and the world needs that. Also, I would tell her to live her life and not get so consumed with counting calories. She's perfect exactly as she is.

~ Ari ~

- Dream BIG and reach for the stars. You are smart and capable of turning those dreams into a reality.
- Your body is beautiful — your skin, your hair, and your curves are what make you uniquely YOU.
- Take time to celebrate your victories in life…even the small ones.
- Surround yourself with people who make you feel like your best self.
- There’s no set blueprint in life that you “need” to follow. Walk the path less traveled. Create a life that is unique to you, your wants, your desires.
- Don’t be paralyzed by the fear of failing. Start now. Take the first step. Even if the end goal is overwhelming or you have challenges along the way, you will get there by taking one step at a time.

~ Stef ~

I would tell my younger self that fitness is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your unique wellness journey. True “health” can be sustained when we learn to embrace all of our tools to navigate through stress or just to live a balanced life. Place great importance on sacred friendships, meditation, rest, nutritious food, and taking risks for personal growth. Live colorfully! 

~ Katrina ~

I would tell my younger self that you’re going to go through all of these beautiful stages of growth and evolution. I want her to know to embrace these changes, not fear them, because you will become stronger in every phase of your life. 

When you’re going through puberty, your body changes and your hips get wider — and that’s a beautiful thing! When you go to college, you’ll hear that you’re going to gain the “freshman 15,” but this is an opportunity to learn how to have a healthy lifestyle while having fun and enjoying your independence. When you’re a young professional, you will get busy and forget to take care of yourself sometimes. This will teach you to appreciate how important it is to care for your body and mind. When you get pregnant, you’ll be told this will “ruin your body.” It will actually make you feel stronger, more powerful, and more appreciative of your body than ever before. Give yourself grace and love along the way. 

These are all incredible stages of our body and health and we should never be afraid to evolve. The older we get, the wiser we get about our wellness. So I would tell her to embrace every stage, keep moving, and keep treating her body with the love and respect it deserves. You’re only getting stronger, healthier, and more beautiful! 

And sneak peek... this is a HUGE part of the program that I’ve been working on for you coming to the App this Spring!

Join your trainers for fun, effective, and motivating workouts in the Tone It Up app! 

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