Was just realizing how inactive I've been on fb lately. 🤷♀️
The last half year, I've really been focused and zoned in on bettering myself. Though, I have setbacks, I can honestly say that it's the greatest and most exciting journey of my life thus far. Physically, I didn't realize how bad it was until after I started this journey and began to see the results. I never saw myself in a negative way, but when I see before and afters, I'm still in disbelief. I've had people reach out. I've had people in my life and strangers call me inspiring. I've pushed myself even on days that I didn't feel like it and I am always glad that I did. I've had people shame me and/or look negatively at me when I mention I skipped the gym or when I eat something not so healthy, despite the fact that this journey is new and I'm still learning and despite the fact that my diet is 90% healthy and despite the fact that in 6 months I've lost 40 lbs and have continued to maintain or to lose. I'm just saying, no matter what it is you're doing (school, health, etc.), let no one's negativity.. let no personal setbacks or plateaus keep you from working toward your goals. It's about you. It's for you. And you have nothing to do for or to prove to anyone but yourself. You'll be tired, at times. You'll miss parties. People will claim you've changed. You'll rid yourself of negativity and the naysayers. You'll grow so confident that people who dare compare their journey or judge your own just to feel a little better about themselves will suddenly seem so insignificant. You'll gain willpower. You'll gain energy. You'll go to parties again. Your energy will be contagious. You'll be a better you. Through the roller coaster of emotions and the encounters you have, you must remember why you began and love yourself so much that you never give up on yourself.
- I HATE posting these pics! But....here it goes. Honestly, though. I had no actual idea. The progress pic (on the right was taken at the end of October. I have yet to take another since. It's easier for me to focus on how I'm feeling rather than how I'm looking. Avoiding discouragement at all costs. Lol Maybe, I'll take an updated one soon.
Isn’t it tough trying to pinpoint what your goals are? Like it’s easy to say I want this or that would be cool, but to actually set a goal and put actions in place is so HARD!
Take last year for example, I finally set a goal within the fitness industry to get on stage and compete, that took me 8 years of being in the gym to figure out1. That I actually wanted to do that, and 2. How to achieve it.
Now don’t get me wrong, I have always been ambitious, and I have had many goals, but it doesn’t mean I haven’t struggled at times to decide what was really important to me.
I guess the thing that holds true for me is if you never try then you never find out what works and doesn’t work, like who’s to say the goal you make today is the right one a couple months from now? But if you never put that goal in place to begin with you would never find out.
I hope some@of you have read my babbling as I have something to ask all of you, trust your gut instinct, trust that first urge to set a goal and run with it, give it a go, what’s the worst that can happen right?
Even if we fail I KNOW for a fact we learn something along the way to help us achieve the next goal, but if we don’t start we are never going to move forward.
Missing my swolewife while she’s adventuring it up in Hawaii .
I can’t tell you enough the power of positive relationships! I wouldn’t be able to do everything I do without special souls lifting me up and supporting me! Surround yourself with people who build you up