There will be tough days that seem like everything is being thrown at you. You dodge and duck and attempt to miss it all but it's going to keep coming no matter what. Suit up. Strengthen your mind and your body so that you can take on each battle. Our mind is our strongest weapon. We know how powerful it can be when we're comparing and self-loathing and dwelling on the negative.. think for a second how powerful that mind could be if you flipped it? If you decided that you would use your mind for creating and allowing abundance. We hear it all the time but it starts with gratitude. Being thankful for each breath we have and the moments that we get to experience. Being "fit" is far more than aesthetics. I've always said it and I'll reiterate it. It's about having a connection to your body that makes sense for you. Seeing your body as a temple that you protect and honor and as a vessel to carry you through your days. Some do extreme sports to test their bodies and their minds, others simply eat healthy and move their bodies to keep active. Whatever is your motive let it be for YOU.
I got into bodybuilding because I needed a competitive outlet after soccer. I didn't have the right mindset going in and I beat myself up. Comparing and telling myself it wasn't happening quick enough. I left the competition world and have made it my mission to find peace in whatever I am working towards whether it be physically, spiritually, or psychologically. Balance is everything. I choose to maintain a "fit" body because I love pushing myself. The pain is temporary. It lets me know I'm alive. Through lifting I have met so many amazing people, and made awesome connections that I'll have for life. Lifting has taught me that on bad days where you can't seem to complete a simple task, you dig deep to a place where your fears and insecurities lie, and you pull out the last bit of strength you have. There is an abundance of it the more you trust the process. Some days will feel darker than others when you are opening yourself up to healing and growing, but in the midst of the pain, will come a driving force that will carry you through. Trust and believe. 🙏🏽🙏🏽