YOUR Strengths Out Loud

Posted: June 8, 2011 at 9:46 am

Wow, you guys! Thanks for the accolades on my Body After Baby progress I shared yesterday morning. You all rock! In fact, I want today’s post to focus on YOU and just how much you rock!

Last week, I shared a post where I wanted to put aside the stigma that declaring our strengths means cocky or self-absorbed. I wanted to declare my strengths out loud for the world my fabulous readers and show the freeing sensation of believing in ourselves. We should all have the option to shout our worth to the world! And so, I opened FFF as a platform for you to do just that. To share a photo and tell the world exactly why YOU are so awesome. I wanted to hear your strengths out loud! Let’s see them now…

Katy @ Katy Widrick

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I am strong inside -- I believe that dreams do come true (with hard work!) and that good things happen to those who strive for greatness. I am strong outside -- I nurture my body and soul with daily workouts, sweat sessions and challenges, and I'm repaid by knowing that I can achieve anything. I am strong for others -- I love being a resource and a role model for people who are looking to find healthy sparks in their own lives. I am strong for myself -- for the woman I am, the mother I want to be someday and a citizen of the world.

Heather @ Heather’s Dish

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I am beautiful just as I am, I am strong in body and spirit, I love and allow myself to be loved, I am truthful and honest, and I have been saved and loved by an almighty God.  I am Heather, nice to meet you!

Brooke @ B and the Boy!

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I am a great baker. I have set myself to becoming a more healthy person for my son and myself, and discovered that I can stick to my goals and I LOVE IT! I am a good friend with a listening ear, a shoulder to cry on and a heart overflowing with love.

Julie @ Peanut Butter Fingers

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I am a good dog owner! It sounds silly, but when my husband and I decided to get a dog, I fully committed to exercising her regularly and giving her the love and attention she deserves. It's so easy to slack off on being a good pet owner because they'll never complain, but I take my responsibility as a dog owner very seriously and think that if Sadie could talk, she'd tell me I was the jam. 🙂

Brooke @ Smart, Strong, Sexy

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I am adventurous. I am active. I am fun. I am silly. I am killer when it comes to organization. I love my family well.

Annette @ With A Side of Brownies

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I have gone from couch potato to exercise enthusiast. I have introduced my family to a healthier lifestyle.  I started on the road to fitness by working out on the Wii using EA Sports Active game. I lost 15 pounds, gained muscle and am in the best shape of my life. I've since added going to the gym and am slowly working on becoming a runner.

Keren @ The Music Barr

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I am a great teacher. I care about people. I always look on the positive side of things.
I am a loving wife. I am always learning new things.

Gina @ Running To The Kitchen

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I am determined. In work, in my friendships, and in finding happiness for myself!

Dawn @ Blonde On A Mission

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I am a great writer. I am incredibly flexible and have been able to do poses that none of my yoga instructors could. I love unconditionally and don’t have a hard time forgiving if I know the person is sincere. I have the ability to laugh at myself and to not take myself too seriously.

Jenn @ A Knack For Nutrition

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I continually challenge myself to achieve fitness goals I once deemed impossible. This picture is of me right after I finished my first half-marathon in October 2010. I expect to have a similar photo the moment I cross the finish line of the Disney World Marathon in January 2012!

It turns out, I had a bit more interest than anticipated in this project. Each person should get the attention he/she deserves, so instead of overloading one post with a bunch of entries, I decided to share ten awesome #strengthsoutloud entries now and will continue with more in a future post. In fact, if the interest continues this could become a fun series on FFF – so keep those entries coming! Simply email a photo of yourself, a link to your blog if you have one, and a short description of your strengths and what makes you awesome. If you have already emailed me and were not in this post, I have you ready and raring to go for the next one.

Now go out and live your life with the belief that you have a LOT to offer this world. Say it loud. Say it proud. Share those strengths out loud!

If you would like to share this idea of declaring our strengths, use the hashtag #strengthsoutloud for Twitter, like on Facebook, create your own post on your blog, or send in your own entry! 🙂

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41 Comments to “YOUR Strengths Out Loud”
  1. I love love love this!!!

  2. Jen says:

    What a wonderful, uplifting post! All of these women are so strong! I loved hearing about their strengths 🙂

  3. I loved reading this post and I love how positive these women are!

  4. Michelle says:

    Wonderful post, great to be introduced to some great bloggers.

  5. I love this. It sends such a great, positive message. I cant wait for more posts.

  6. Thanks so much for sharing these!

  7. What an awesome post (series of posts)! Thanks for the positive message, Tina and everyone who shared!!

  8. Great post! Gonna check out their sites right now! 🙂

  9. Love this!!! Looks like we had similar ideas today. 🙂 How cool would it be to start a new trend of the blog community also being a place to more regularly share accomplishments?!

  10. damn Katy! look at those muscles 🙂

  11. I love this post! Thank you so much for including me 😀 I love discovering new bloggers as well & there are some fabulous ladies on here!

  12. Jess says:

    love, love, love. That is all. 🙂

  13. Brooke says:

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    love this!! 🙂

    giving my picture a bit of context – yes i did climb that ladder it led me to a natural pool that i had too swim & shimmy up a waterfall to catch another gorgeous waterfall on the island of Maui.

  14. Thanks so much for including me! Look at how dramatic my picture is compared to everyone elses! Oy vey!! hahahaha

    • Brooke says:

      that’s what makes it so beautiful! you’ve given all that you have and fulfilled a goal you put before yourself. that pictures just captures the moment of victory!

      i did Disney this year and if i can give you a word of advice – don’t worry about your time. I finished quite a bit slower than i would have liked, but it meant the world to me stopping at mile 25 having my picture taken with my niece’s favorite princess.

  15. I love the series idea! Can’t wait to read them all!

  16. So many inspiring messages in one post! I am on inspiration overload over here!

  17. Sarah says:

    What a fun idea! I’m thinking of jumping on the bandwagon for a future post:-).

  18. Great post Tina! So inspiring!

  19. Lisa says:

    I love this! So inspiring 🙂 It’s crazy how much our mind set can affect our daily lives, goals and aspirations!

  20. jobo says:

    What an AWESOME IDEA! I love how this came out and love even more that you are doing 10 of these!! I may have to submit too, if I can find a good picture, that is 😉

  21. Jill K says:

    Love this idea! Self esteem is so empowering and it’s great to see others share their positive self images. If we believe we are amazing we have no need for other’s approval, great post today!!

  22. vivoir says:

    aww this is a GREAT idea for a post. i don’t think we give ourselves enough credit- it’s somehow seen as egotistical i think. it’s not though, it’s just honest 🙂

  23. Colleen says:

    I love this! So fun.

  24. Brittany says:

    I LOVE THIS! What a great idea 🙂 So inspiring!

  25. Stephany says:

    This is such a great series! I’ll have to think of my own to submit. 🙂

  26. Such lovely ladies! Inspiring post! 🙂

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  28. This is awesome. I am so going to visit some of these ladies blogs! Can’t wait to see more! 🙂

  29. Anna says:

    Inspiring! Beautiful! Strong!

  30. So proud of you Tina! I have pretty similar goals for after I have children. Your proof that it’s possible. Thanks for inspiring me once again 🙂

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  32. Cate says:

    This is great! 🙂 I love seeing everyone’s pictures & responses.

  33. Love, love, love! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂

  34. Amy Lauren says:

    This is definitely inspiring :). So great to see how so many girls have made being healthy and strong a part of their lives :).

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