Strength, Courage, Resilience: Strong Chicks Rock

SCR has always stood for, Strong Chicks Rock.

Until last week when I was laying on the ground reading through the SCR private Fb accountability group reading through 50 + women share their wins for the day, their struggles, their bad ass moments, and asking questions. 

I cried and thought, wow, these women are strong af. I continued to read and thought, they are so resilient and that word is big. So so big. 

Then today as I was reading an article on courage, I had it. I knew SCR was moving, changing and getting deeper. 

Strong, Courageous and Resilient 

That is SCR.

Courage, I was stuck on this. I thought about it last week and it wasn't until I came across this article in Experience Life magazine: Courage by Mo Perry.

I'm like, well does courageous mean we do big scary things? Does it mean we climb mountains when we are scared? What does it really mean because until it felt right o me, I wasn't going to say it was a part of SCR.

cour·age

ˈkərij/

noun

  1. the ability to do something that frightens one.

    "she called on all her courage to face the ordeal"

    • strength in the face of pain or grief.

      "he fought his illness with great courage"

Okay, I thought, I get it but it still, are we courageous?

Brene Brown said: 

"Our only other option is to choose courage. Rather than deny our vulnerability, we lean into both the beauty and agony of our shared humanity. Choosing courage does not mean that we’re unafraid, it means that we are brave enough to love despite the fear and uncertainty. Courage is my friend Karen standing up and saying, “I am affected.” 

So its like this, you can see and feel fear, and courage isn't asking you to punch fear in the face, it's saying that you can move with it into the unknown. You can take fear with you, and do the thing. 

Which resonated with me so deeply.

The women of Strong Chicks Rock are courageous from the moment the hit sign up. 

Courage, as Brene says, is a heart word. Overtime we've made the word synonymous with heroes, but if you bring it back to the root, here's what it means:

"The root of the word courage is cor—the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage had a very different definition than it does today. Courage originally meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.”

Strong Chicks Rock

Does being a strong chick mean you need to face some major life event and come out on top? No, it simply means that you're human. A human who is showing up to life, asking questions, and wanting to feel whole, at home in your body.

I see my clients and I see massive amounts of strength, both physical and mental. 

Women who have never touched a weight in their life, begin to explore movement.

Women who are going through major transitions in their life. Graduating college, leaving a job for a new one, getting married, getting divorced, or simply trying to fold their massive piles of laundry before the new load gets done. 

I see women wanting to make a change. 

Not a change because they're broken, they aren't. A change that starts with strength and courage, and though this journey they've embarked on is new and unknown, though they may feel like they fall, they keep getting back up. They are resilient. 

They are Strong Chicks. 

I never knew something could mean so much to me as these women, this business and this message means. But within SCR, I have found so much love, power and freedom that not writing this would be a disservice to you.

Because I know you see a personal trainer (omgihatethisword) and you think "ugh, she's going to judge me" and I say no, sweet woman. I will never judge you. I welcome you with open arms and my wish for you is that this journey of coming home feels so juicy and blissful, even when the waters are rough. 

Strong Chicks Rock is not 'just a fitness program', it's a tribe—a movement. Women, stepping into their power. Through strength, walking in courage, and a fiery resilience. 

Damn, I love this tribe. 

xo

Rachel