What athletics gave me...
A lot of championship games, a lot of amazing plays, a lot of team camaraderie, and a lot of mental and emotional challenges.
When I reflect back on my athletic career growing up, I would not trade one second of these experiences for anything.
You think there is more to life than how hard you can hit a fastball to the gap or hit the winning three-point shot at the buzzer, but for me personally, those moments have been some of my most defining moments.
For most of us, we won't carry our athletic endeavors with us into our adult lives, but what if we carried the lessons that we gained from our experiences into our adult lives. If you were lucky enough to have found something that you were so passionate about and dedicated YEARS of your life to it, shouldn't it mean something?
Life is pretty much guaranteed to throw you a curve ball every now and again, but what you do when adversity hits you, really shows you your character and your true resiliency to handle the chaos of life.
Throughout my athletic career, I learned how to keep fighting and persevere towards a win, even when my team was down by 2 runs in the last inning. I learned that being an under dog can sometimes be a blessing and an opportunity for potential. I learned how to support my teammates who are going through a slump and how excitement and enthusiasm are infectious traits to have when you're on a team. Finally, I learned to step into my fears of leadership, because when moral was low, someone had to take the reigns...I chose to lead, despite my fear.
I know what it’s like to take on many different roles based on my years of experience participating in athletics. I've been the star on the team, but I've also been the black sheep. I've been injured, sitting on the sidelines, but I've also been the one who loses my voice from cheering my team on from that sideline.
Athletics gave me so many things that I want to be able to give to other people.
I want to be the one that gets ECSTATIC when you do something you once feared, but now you love.
I want to be the one that gives you the hard truth, but also is your grounding force.
I want to be the person that when you are struggling, I can lend an ear and support you through it.
I’ve had some misfortunes in my life, not unlike most people, but my mission is to be the “somebody” that I needed when those things happened to me.
You are not alone in the way that you feel and I want you to know that I feel you deeply.
You are my teammate and I will be there for you.
I've got your back.
Thanks for reading AlphaFemme fam,
Bailie Sheahan is a CSCS certified personal trainer.
Bailie has over 2 years of experience and has developed the flexibility to work with athletes and non athletes.
Bailie's goal as a trainer is to use her experience and knowledge to help individuals with their relationship to movement and leave an impactful impression with every person she works with.
"People who are dedicated to the process are my kind of people.
This only makes me want to help them more!"
Keep your eyes peeled as Bailie will be making a bigger mark on the ALPHA side of AlphaFemme.
She will be collaborating with me (Danielle) and Megan to bring you our holistic strength and nutrition template program, The Embodied Warrior.