Keyword: Truth

Keyword: Truth

I’m leading a 12-Week “Lose Weight; Feel Great” Program called Simply…Woman. We have a private Facebook group where we keep each other motivated and accountable.

(Note: It’s not too late to join in. There is no cost for the book, group, or journey. Just click here!)

Anyway, we’re in Week Five of our 12-Week Journey and the keyword is ‘truth’.

Each time I read this week’s ‘overview’ the word ‘truth’ jumped out at me.

The word almost caused me to recoil. Triggered.

I knew I had to get truthful with myself.

Where am I not telling the truth? Where am I not being honest with me? Where am I still out of alignment with myself–with the Real Me?

And this is what my mind whispered back:

“Crystal, you don’t feel safe enough yet to be fully fabulous, fully you! You’re not safe to be Simply…WOMAN!”

Wow…really? I am still just ‘testing the waters’ on this ‘lose weight, look great, feel wildly alive and energized’ thing?

Am I really still working on the old self-limiting beliefs that whisper in my ear that:

  • If I look too good, women won’t like me.
  • If I shine too bright, I might piss people off.
  • If I lose weight I’ll be sexy and when I’m sexy, I’m too much.

Being ‘too much’ has been a fear of mine all my life because I’ve been yelled at, snubbed, demeaned and belittled for being too much of myself from the people who should have loved me, celebrated and encouraged me.

What about you: Are you afraid to be too much, too?

Too much WOMAN.
Too much power.
Too much influence.
Too much voice.
Too sexy.
Too attention-seeking.
Too pretty.
Too much of a know-it-all.
Too confident.
Just too much.
Too much.

Have you been told to tone it down?

Have you been asked: Why do you need so much attention?

Do you ever fear that if you show up as the Real You, the people in your life might make fun of you? Judge you? Belittle you? Be jealous of you?

Maybe you’re afraid that when you laugh too much, smile too much, or show up in technicolour, full-spectrum, high definition, you won’t be safe, either?

Let’s ask ourselves as a society, are we ready for Real Women? Women in their glory? Living full out? Full on? Full of life?

Are we???

Are you???

Are you ready to be yourself—living full out, full on, full of life, in all your glory?

If not, why not???

If you aren’t stepping into your power yet, I ask you to ask yourself the truth, as well:

Where am I not telling the truth? Where am I not being honest with myself? Where am I still out of alignment with my Real Self?

This journey I’m on, alongside this amazing group of woman, isn’t really about losing weight. It’s about owning all of who we are. It’s about becoming the women we were always meant to be. It’s about telling the truth. And living it.

It’s courageous work. But so worth it.

I am worth it.

You are, too!







P.S. It’s not too late to join our 12-Week BODY-MIND-SOUL ‘Simply Woman’ Journey. There is no cost for the book, group, or program. Just click here!

Crystal is the founder and CEO of The S.W.A.T. Institute. Her personal story is the perfect backdrop to become a voice for the next era of the women’s movement. Crystal has overcome insurmountable odds to create a life of joy and purpose. From a tough beginning—her parents turbulent divorce at age 12, a stranger rape at 14, extended sexual abuse from a family friend, moving out at 15, battling the early stages of cervical cancer at only 17, suffering a traumatic head injury at age 20 that left her to deal with unannounced seizures, marrying young and gaining over 80 pounds in her pregnancies, then struggling through a difficult divorce and near bankruptcy before becoming a single mother to two beautiful girls (one who nearly lost her own life in 2010)—Crystal has dedicated her life to helping women transcend their victimhood, martyrdom, self-limiting beliefs, fears, and patterns.