Doubt Your Limits And Life Begins

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foot tattooYesterday was a milestone event for me. I got my first ink. I’ve planned for quite a while to get a tattoo but obviously I wanted to make sure that I got something that I would be happy with forever and would stand the test of time. Who wants “Hot Stuff” on their back when they’re 90, right? 😉

I’ve had it stuck in my mind for the last year and a half that I would finally get a tattoo to commemorate my competition win. I was thinking something with the date of the contest to celebrate the hard work that I put in. If you’ve followed along, I didn’t place (and I’m fine with that) but I’m aiming for the next contest and just pushed back the tattooing date a bit.

tattoo in progressThen I started thinking… A contest win doesn’t define who I am. Look at all that I’ve done and accomplished along the way. Who in their right mind willingly straps themself to a man they just met and leaps out of an airplane?! Not many work their asses off daily in the gym and strut their stuff in a bikini in front of hundreds at my age. Even just getting up on that stage is a win from where I started my journey.

I’ve repeated here numerous times and even more in my head that the only limits you have are those you put on yourself. I tell anyone who will listen that they can do anything they put their mind to. I whole heartedly believe that, and see it repeated over and over daily on twitter and through blogs. I’ve met the most incredible people on this road and am in awe of their accomplishments.

So the decision was made. There was no reason to wait to commemorate a trophy win. I’ve already won because I’m living life with excitement and nothing is stopping me anymore! This definitely fits me and will stand the test of time even when I’m old. Trust me, I may get old but I’m never growing up.

Doubt your limits and life begins! Never forget that.

PS – I really wanted to incorporate my signature purple into the tattoo. Given that it’s on the foot and prone to fading, I can only do purple in shading. I was worried that it would look too much like a bruise so I waited to think a bit. Let me know what you think. Purple shading or as is?


  1. That’s outstanding, Adrianne! You’ve beat me in the “tattoo race”, as I’ve yet to go and get mine done. One day soon though!

    • Accidental Fitness Quest says

      Thanks Adam. I’m already planning number two for when I win. If you’re ever in DFW, I’ve got the perfect artist for you. He’s wonderful and creates exactly what you want.

  2. I think it looks great As-Is! Congrats! …and nice work to Erik!

    • Accidental Fitness Quest says

      Yeah, I’m glad I waited to think about it. I’ll get something purple next time I think. I can always toss on purple glitter over top of it for special occasions. Ha! 😉

  3. I think the tattoo looks great as it is. Where will the next one be?

    • Accidental Fitness Quest says

      I’m planning behind my ear for the next one. I want them in places where there’s no chance of covering up my hard earned muscle! 😉

  4. You are such an inspiration!

  5. Nice. I love it just the way it is. No shading! No limits; anything IS possible. xo

    • Accidental Fitness Quest says

      Thank you, Donloree. The mindset change is due in a big part to your leadership class. In particular the goal mapping that you had us do. I owe you a huge gratitude email but I’m putting thought into it instead of just firing it off to you. It’s coming! Next up… world domination. Ha, just kidding. 😉

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