When I started on my fitness journey🏋🏻♀️ I wanted to figure out all the ways that I could “accelerate” my progress to getting bigger, leaner, stronger…
Since most of my inspiration came from youtube, I was always comparing myself to others😏
Comparison alone is not harmful. I was inspired afterall. And I learned to set higher standards for myself when I really lacked any sort of confidence in myself (had no goals really)...
But there can be a point where the comparison is harmful. On instagram, it is even easier to decieve. The perfecting lighting, pump, day of the week where you physique looks insane, etc..
The worst part is that WE even compare ourselves to this physique, even when we know its not our normal selves🤷🏻♂️
I don’t always have a showing six-pack😔Most of the time I walk around and my stomach protrudes if I actually relax. I am not fat and I am not bloated. This is simply what is looks like in its relaxed state
I knew there was a problem when I was developing an unhealthy relationship with my body in how it looked a certain way. And even before the lighting and all the great pumps and days of the weeks… there was always… ALWAYS more to improve📈
There will come a point where you realize that fitness is more than just a physique🙇🏻♂️Its a way of life that is guided by how you feel about yourself. Yes, of course your physique is a part of it but so are these qualities: resiliency, drive, forward-thinking, open-minded, grit, and immense compassion✨
When I started focusing on everything I had rather than didn’t have, the uphill battle for more “gains” dissapeared and I was slowly able to find a love for training again.🏋🏻♀️
And ironically, when the stress went down, and I stopped focusing on it as much, I actually starting making more progress than I ever had📈
I hope that you can find your middle ground.
Fight for you✨