I get in these pockets of gratitude.

I’ve been in really low places in my life. I had nothing to look forward to, no confidence in my abilities, no HOPE.

The last three years of my life have been spent LIVING. I would be lying to you if I said that I don’t have daily moments of insecurity and fear. In fact, the better things get, the higher the stakes, the more vulnerable I am.

BUT I know, in my bones, in the depths of my soul, that to whom much is given, much is expected.

I guess this post originated from my cover photo that I just updated. I see a picture of the girl I had always hoped to be, and for SO long, thought I would never become. She’s standing next to loving, compassionate, driven, relentless UNBELIEVABLE people that she met exploring so far beyond her boundaries and outside of her comfort zone.

Without that leap, I would never know these blessings.

To think that fear and insecurity could have robbed me of the right and the privilege of these relationships and experiences is paralyzing. These moments and these people are my most prized possessions.

I want to challenge you today to think about the last time you stepped out into the open and did something completely terrifying. Remember that jolt of adrenaline? Your throat closing up? That stirring in your gut? It’s debilitating.

Now I want you to think about the GIFTS — whether they are people, a greater purpose, possessions or LIFE LESSONS that you received because you stepped out into the open and faced your fear. The freedom and the confidence you are gifted with when you turn the lights on and that scary monster is just the shadow of a coat hanging over a chair.

Imagine what your life would be like without those blessings. Is the fear of FAILING bigger than the fear of missing out on LIVING?

Perhaps together we can use the FEAR of missing out on future greatness as a motivator to do the things that scare us the most. Swapping fear for fear, we can live our lives — SO aware that doing what is uncomfortable, what is challenging, what is rarely done is the key to unlock the most rewarding relationships, experiences and opportunities.

Ladies and gentleman, I don’t have it together. I try my hardest, I pray with the purest of hearts and I keep it REAL — but no one said you have to have it together to live your life to the fullest.

1) Seek after the things that scare you.
2) Know that perfection is not required.
3) Think about the greatness you will miss out on if you don’t give it a shot.
4) Remember you are human, and the MORE honest you remain, the more people will love you, relate to you and want to see you succeed.

Nobody Signed by Yearbook.

Nobody signed my Senior High School yearbook. I can’t remember if it was because I didn’t stick around long enough to ask, or if I had isolated myself so much that no one really had the urge to stop me and capture 12 years of our lives in a few words in permanent ink.

I felt misunderstood, angry, misplaced… like I would never fit in.

We are so f’ing lucky that we are no longer restricted to the people that physically surround us. Coming from the the girl who felt COMPLETELY alone through high school and made my way out with blank pages… I thank God for that fact.

I am me, and as each day passes I like ME more, and I find out more about me. And more people DON’T like me.

What you probably don’t realize is that you spend more time talking with people on social media than you do in real life (and if this isn’t you… that’s cool too, I guess I got lucky getting this in your feed.)

So don’t fight who you are. We are connected to billions of people through this crazy thing called social media + it’s more powerful than we can ever imagine. It’s powerful enough to connect people SO like-minded that once they interact just a few times, they feel like they’ve known each other their entire lives. Those relationships become more real than the people who you may have known all your life.

I’ve seen it happen. It happens to me all the time.

Today, I encourage you to BE YOU unapologetically and when someone tries to bring you down, dim your light, change your direction or bash you to your core — know you are doing something RIGHT!

Your strength may remind them of their weakness. Their small mind may not be able to comprehend your big heart. They can’t kill your dreams so they will try and kill your spirit. Or they may just NOT LIKE YOU — but they don’t have to!

You being you, authentically, unapologetically, lovingly and boldly… you will attract people JUST like you. It’s how I built my Facebook and Instagram following. I put ME out on the line. I have built a growing network of people JUST like me, and I know how they think, I know what they want to hear and I love this community.

The ones who don’t like what I have to offer. They either run the other direction or they stick around to try and dull my sparkle. If you feel like this is happening to you too, your only response should be “Have a nice life” or “While you’re here why don’t you takes notes?”

Today marks DAY 2 of #Asylum and I’m absolutely wrecked. I’ve gained 14lbs since I left my full time job to pursue fitness. Backwards, right? Hopefully that proves its never EASY & ALWAYS intentional. ⭐ This program is STRAIGHT SPORTS TRAINING and I feel like an ATHLETE when I’m getting my ass handed to me by Shaun T. πŸ’¦ Time to hit the showers. β–«πŸ™ˆ Do you guys want to see my 14lbs+ BEFORE pictures? It’s really terrifying but I’ll show you if you promise to SUPPORT me. The next 30 days of Asylum will be a NEW transformation for me✨. Today marks DAY 2 of #Asylum and I’m absolutely wrecked. I’ve gained 14lbs since I left my full time job to pursue fitness. Backwards, right? Hopefully that proves its never EASY & ALWAYS intentional. ⭐ This program is STRAIGHT SPORTS TRAINING and I feel like an ATHLETE when I’m getting my ass handed to me by Shaun T. πŸ’¦ Time to hit the showers. β–«πŸ™ˆ Do you guys want to see my 14lbs+ BEFORE pictures? It’s really terrifying but I’ll show you if you promise to SUPPORT me. The next 30 days of Asylum will be a NEW transformation for me✨.

Today marks DAY 2 of #Asylum and I’m absolutely wrecked. I’ve gained 14lbs since I left my full time job to pursue fitness. Backwards, right? Hopefully that proves its never EASY & ALWAYS intentional. ⭐ This program is STRAIGHT SPORTS TRAINING and I feel like an ATHLETE when I’m getting my ass handed to me by Shaun T. πŸ’¦ Time to hit the showers. β–«πŸ™ˆ Do you guys want to see my 14lbs+ BEFORE pictures? It’s really terrifying but I’ll show you if you promise to SUPPORT me. The next 30 days of Asylum will be a NEW transformation for me✨.

🍰 Probably the only time we’ll taste this cake except for the first bite. Four beautiful tiers of cannoli, chocolate peanut butter, red velvet and funfetti. πŸ‘°πŸŽ‚ #CakeCakeCake 🍰 Probably the only time we’ll taste this cake except for the first bite. Four beautiful tiers of cannoli, chocolate peanut butter, red velvet and funfetti. πŸ‘°πŸŽ‚ #CakeCakeCake

🍰 Probably the only time we’ll taste this cake except for the first bite. Four beautiful tiers of cannoli, chocolate peanut butter, red velvet and funfetti. πŸ‘°πŸŽ‚ #CakeCakeCake

Going back to school & I love my professor. πŸ“πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰ #chalenejohnson #smartsuccess Going back to school & I love my professor. πŸ“πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰ #chalenejohnson #smartsuccess

Going back to school & I love my professor. πŸ“πŸ˜†πŸŽ‰ #chalenejohnson #smartsuccess

{OOTD} πŸ‘—I feel so blessed to work from home but sometimes that results in the sweatpants blues. Whenever I get the chance to leave the house I make it count! πŸ‘Œ My closet is slowly becoming all black errt’hang. {OOTD} πŸ‘—I feel so blessed to work from home but sometimes that results in the sweatpants blues. Whenever I get the chance to leave the house I make it count! πŸ‘Œ My closet is slowly becoming all black errt’hang.

{OOTD} πŸ‘—I feel so blessed to work from home but sometimes that results in the sweatpants blues. Whenever I get the chance to leave the house I make it count! πŸ‘Œ My closet is slowly becoming all black errt’hang.

my new best πŸ‘­ friend is lots and lots of sleep. πŸŒ™ my new best πŸ‘­ friend is lots and lots of sleep. πŸŒ™

my new best πŸ‘­ friend is lots and lots of sleep. πŸŒ™

For all of us who are alive, life is the real issue. Yet so often we judge our existence by the things that happen to us by whether things are going our way or not. Sometimes we feel strong enough to dictate our future. Sometimes we feel that we can make things happen. Then there are times when we feel totally helpless. But through all the dramas and bumps, there is life. There is the very powerful, very existence of every single human being. πŸ•›πŸ•§πŸ•πŸ•œπŸ•‘πŸ•πŸ•’πŸ•žπŸ•“πŸ•ŸπŸ•”πŸ• πŸ••πŸ•–πŸ•—πŸ•˜ Smile. Be Grateful. Breathe. Come Alive.

Personal bests for both of us. I managed to keep a sub 8 minute pace for most of the race until the final hill & @robbinsanity murdered his first mile at 5:30 πŸš¦πŸ“πŸ‚πŸƒ Personal bests for both of us. I managed to keep a sub 8 minute pace for most of the race until the final hill & @robbinsanity murdered his first mile at 5:30 πŸš¦πŸ“πŸ‚πŸƒ

Personal bests for both of us. I managed to keep a sub 8 minute pace for most of the race until the final hill & @robbinsanity murdered his first mile at 5:30 πŸš¦πŸ“πŸ‚πŸƒ

26th annual Norwood ᎒urkey ᎒rot πŸƒπŸ“πŸ‚ Ꮤith my dudes! (at Norwood High School) 26th annual Norwood ᎒urkey ᎒rot πŸƒπŸ“πŸ‚ Ꮤith my dudes! (at Norwood High School)

26th annual Norwood ᎒urkey ᎒rot πŸƒπŸ“πŸ‚ Ꮤith my dudes! (at Norwood High School)

{βœ‹} power is perfected in weakness. {βœ‹} power is perfected in weakness.

{βœ‹} power is perfected in weakness.

Anonymous said: Hello! How can people order things, specifically shakeology, through you?

Hey Anonymous ;) You can order through myshakeology.com/chelseaosborne or beachbodycoach.com/chelseaosborne … or if you would like a sweet 25% discount then email me at chelseablush@gmail.com

theariandiary said: Hi Chelsea! I want you to know that you and the whole shrednation team are an inspiration to me. It makes me want to start shredding. I just ordered Turbo fire yesterday , actually. I am just a little confused. What is / how are: shrednation, beachbody/beachbody coaches, insanity/ turbo fire related to each other? I wanna know which steps to make and if I'm on the right track. Thank you!

Hey! Thank you so much for such awesome words! I want you to shred with us too! LOL Email me at chelseablush@gmail.com (Just make sure to reference this post so I know who you are) and we can talk! I would love to setup a few minutes on the phone and just talk about the family we’ve built! xx Chelsea