Instagram post by @marillewellyn Mari โœฉ Fitness

Learn to clap for YOURSELF! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
A HUGE mistake that I have made, and I see many people make is expecting to be rewarded/acknowledged by others during your fitness journey. Greg & I went over this in my latest video, and it seemed to resonate with so many of you. Itโ€™s a harsh, but real reality. And a great learning lesson in life. Nobody is going to be more invested in your journey than YOU! And that is OK!
For the first 5-6 months of my journey I trained at the same gym every day. In that space of time I lost around 50/60lbs. I saw the same workers at the front desk everyday. None of them acknowledged my weight loss, until the last day when someone asked if I had โ€˜lost a couple of poundsโ€™ ๐Ÿ˜‚ It hurt, to say the least. But more importantly it taught me that I cannot expect others to reward me. I have to reward myself. This is one of the best lessons I have learned from this ENTIRE JOURNEY.
โœ… Work when no one is watching
โœ… Reward yourself (goal clothing, a fun meal out etc.)
โœ… Donโ€™t expect others to do so
โœ… Itโ€™s YOUR journey! Youโ€™re doing this for YOU ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
โœ… Take this skill and apply it to other areas in your life
So happy this topic resonated with you guys ๐Ÿคฉ if you havenโ€™t watched my video yet, go swipe up in my story ๐Ÿ’•


  • 7w ago shelbyg_fit_ shelbyg_fit_

    SO so so so true. It is so important to put the work in & be proud of yourself๐Ÿงก Love this messageโœจ

  • 7w ago puravidadaily puravidadaily

    Thanks Mari! I was feeling bummed with all the extra piling on at work and not finding me time. I'm getting a well deserved pedicure tonight to celebrate 8 pounds down since January..slowly but getting there ๐Ÿ˜

  • 7w ago candicebenedict candicebenedict


  • 7w ago supertinyhands supertinyhands


  • 7w ago hezzaroo hezzaroo

    You continue to inspire myself and my young daughter (11), thank you for sharing your story! I enjoy the talks between my daughter and I that some of your post have helped start! It can be so hard after the initial motivation has worn off and without the recognition of others! Everyone loves being rewarded and Iโ€™ve taught my girl thereโ€™s no reason you canโ€™t recognize - and clap - for yourself ! ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•โœจโœจ

  • 7w ago

    Hey Mari! We would love to Collab with you! Dm @zaharaswim and mention us.

  • 7w ago alexiaalexiades alexiaalexiades

    So do u Kno how long this is here for?

  • 7w ago fitish_mom_journey fitish_mom_journey

    Love this! Loved the recent video too. I followed a guide for the last 12 weeks and got stronger and my body composition changed, I knew all this but it was not as noticeable to others. I was so proud of myself throughout until the end because I still hadnโ€™t lost any noticeable weight and no one noticed the hard work I was putting in. Thanks for the timing of the video and post!

  • 7w ago beedee0419 beedee0419

    Treat yoself!!

  • 7w ago marketing.zahara marketing.zahara

    Hey Marillewellyn! We would love to Collab with you! Dm @zaharaswim and mention us ๐Ÿ’—โœจ

  • 7w ago

    Now we all clap for you! โค๏ธ

  • 7w ago fitgirl_kristin1015 fitgirl_kristin1015

    @naturelover_nikki This message really resonated with me and I thought our team might appreciate it. Any of them on Insta?

  • 7w ago tabi_boo tabi_boo


  • 7w ago geena24 geena24

    @marillewellyn are your resistance bands one size fits all??

  • 7w ago marillewellyn marillewellyn

    @geena24 no they come in small and large :) you can see the options on my website!

  • 7w ago hammes_hannah hammes_hannah

    Preach it lil babe, canโ€™t work for praise from others!๐Ÿ’•

  • 7w ago sophiahousleypt sophiahousleypt

    Love this ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’–

  • 7w ago teffaaaa_ teffaaaa_


  • 6w ago josyyyyx_ josyyyyx_

    Youโ€™re so inspirational! Do you have a YouTube channel! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • 6w ago taylored_creations_paintings taylored_creations_paintings

    I am in my third month and about 25 pounds down! However I feel like Iโ€™m starting to get into a rut. Any tips for diet/macros or work outs???

  • 6w ago lou_fitness3 lou_fitness3

    Follow @lou_fitness3 ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  • 6w ago lindslitttt lindslitttt

    Where did your get your pants from?

  • 6w ago alexandrahcollier alexandrahcollier

    This was my fave video yet! Also love this outfit ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  • 6w ago ansarim2000 ansarim2000


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  • 6w ago sinceresallymodelgirl sinceresallymodelgirl

    Hi Mari, ๐Ÿ‘ธ๐Ÿ’Ž We would love to work with you! DM @sinceresallyboutique and mention us ๐Ÿ’–

  • 6w ago ramiatala ramiatala

    Beautiful ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  • 6w ago livfpayne livfpayne

    Just watched my first YouTube video by you! ๐Ÿ’• You're incredible

  • 6w ago bekahfoster bekahfoster

    Love this outfit ๐Ÿ˜

  • 6w ago mikkifcartel mikkifcartel


  • 6w ago kgawthorpfitness kgawthorpfitness

    Those trousers ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  • 5w ago rehxreh rehxreh

    You are beautiful and I think a inspiration for everyone

  • 5w ago

    @rehxreh bruder wer ist das

  • 5w ago rehxreh rehxreh schau dir mal den ganzen Account an, dann verstehst du

  • 5w ago _coopert_ _coopert_

    Iโ€™ll clap u

  • 4w ago emilybridgesfitness emilybridgesfitness

    Youโ€™re outfit !!๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ’—

  • 4w ago chrisss_tiina chrisss_tiina

    Great picture ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  • 1w ago norani222 norani222

    Wow, that's right ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • 1w ago ashhortonhearswho ashhortonhearswho

    You're such an inspiration!! ๐Ÿ˜ Thank you so much for doing what you do. You help make women like me brave and motivated again! Ever since my husband and I got married last year we've both put on marriage weight ๐Ÿ˜ญ but after watching your videos and seeing your story I am now encouraged and provided with the best means and tutoring to help me in my journey. A HUGE THANK YOU, MARI! Just yesterday at work I was modelling some new clothes for the company's Instagram.. Some guy drove by and yelled out "you've got a fat ass!"
    I went home crying and depressed. I had never heard someone ever say something like that to me.
    I'm ready to slay the gym now and prove them all wrong ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
    Also please tell me where you got your pants! ๐Ÿ˜ they look so awesome!

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