Fear only has the power we give it. Hope works the same way.” – Bob Goff

Fear is an emotion induced by perceived danger or threat, which causes physiological changes and ultimately behavioral changes, such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from perceived traumatic events.

Uncertainty. Panic. Chaos. Hysteria. Anxiety. Everywhere we look, it’s all around us. So many are in full blown panic mode. During recent trips to the grocery store, these emotions/feelings were so thick that they felt tangible – as if I could actually touch them.

Fear is a human emotion, which means we can’t control when it comes. When we sense potential danger, fear prepares us to focus on that threat and react through the release of hormones. Living under a state of anxiety and fear for a prolonged period of time can wreak havoc on our physical health. It can weaken our immune system, cause cardiovascular damage and gastrointestinal problems just to name a few.

We are living in a time where we are surrounded by the media. There’s so much fear and panic being released through the televisions and phones. I know that I can get sucked into what I’m hearing/seeing and let it overwhelm me. 

Buff mommas — I know we have all made tremendous strides and gains in our physical bodies! Let’s not allow what’s going on right now to derail us. Keep your eyes on the prize! Because WE HAVE ALL COME SO FAR. We’ve trained so hard. We’ve gotten healthy from the inside out, and we’ve seen the importance of living in this community and doing life together. 

I want you to be encouraged. Take this time to reconnect. Call your friends. Eat dinner together as a family. Read a book. Get on the floor and play with your little ones. Turn off the tv and put the phone down. Go outside and feel the sunshine. Move your body and feel those endorphins!! 

We will come back to our beautiful GGB home soon enough. Life will resume before we know it. It may not be easy right now, but it won’t last forever. Remember, we can do hard things. We are Bold. We are Beautiful. We are Powerful. We are Girls Gone Buff.

Stay strong my buff mommas.