We are all a bit different!

Have you ever brought a picture of the most amazing haircut into your hairstylist and asked if your hair could be cut like that?

How did it turn out?

Did you look exactly like the model in the picture?

Of course not.

That’s because we are all a bit different.

It is really not healthy to want to look exactly like someone that you may admire.

It’s not healthy because it is IMPOSSIBLE!

I was at an AMAZING workshop this weekend in Buffalo.

I was able to dance alongside some amazing, super-talented and super-beautiful dancers.

I would love to have hair like this one girl I saw…

I would love to have deep blue eyes like this other girl I saw…

I would love to have the posture of yet another girl I saw…

I would love to be able to do the wicked tumbling of yet even another girl I saw…

Are you getting my point?

There is always going to be someone who has SOMETHING that you want.

Maybe it is a physical feature, maybe it is a talent or maybe it is their personality.

The point is, we are all a bit different and we all make this world a very interesting place to live in.

We all bring something special into the world and we need to make the most of what we have and be grateful for who we are and how we were created.

It is simply just a waste of time wanting what is not within our power to have.

The funny thing is that quite often what we don’t like about ourselves is what the next person wishes they had!

If there is something that someone else has and you can work harder to have the same thing then you need to GO FOR IT!

Make choices to set yourself on a road to getting there.

For example, if I want to be able to tumble better, then maybe I should spend more time training in acro or gymnastics.

To contrast this I need to point out that there are some things that are just not in the cards for me and it would be a waste of time for me to want something that I just couldn’t have.

As an example, I really wish that I was the same height as one of my favourite dancers who also happens to be one of my friends.  She is tiny but she has complete control over every move that she makes.

Well it is silly for me to wish I were shorter because the plain truth is that I’m only 11 and I’m still growing.

Oops!  Made a mistake.  I turned 12 this past weekend. 😉

Well at 12, I’m still growing.  My parents are also both tall, so there is very little chance that I’ll stop growing anytime soon.

Let’s look at Brooklyn, my sister.

I just LOVE her eyes and she loves my abs!

I’ll never be able to have her bright blue eyes so there is no point even praying for them.

She on the other hand may never have the shape of my abs, but she can make choices to help her abs look the best they can.

She does Power Girl sit ups everyday and eats smart.  Remember the 3 food groups to include at every meal (protein, carbs and fat); well she’s pretty smart with her food choices and eats all 3 of those foods.

I want YOU, to make a list of everything that you wish you had.  Then I want you to strike from that list the things that are just not possible for you.

Next, you need to ask yourself what you need to do, to get the things that are possible for you.

It is all about CHOICES.

If you want to be a ‘straight A’ student and you are good in school, then maybe you need to study more or go in for extra help.

If you want a stronger healthier body, then eat and exercise the Power Girl way.

Don’t try to get your body to look like mine or that girl that just seems to have the perfect body.  Your body is different and beautiful too.

Focus on getting YOUR body to look and feel it’s very best.

I just bet, that if I met YOU in real life there are things about you I would want to be like also.

You have GREATNESS in you!

Be YOUR best!

You can do it Power Girl.  I just know it!

Your friend and coach,

Jessy Lipke

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