𝐁𝐞 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐏𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐄𝐍𝐓.
If there’s one thing I’m getting a friendly reminder on from weighing in daily (𝘧𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘰𝘸 𝘢𝘭𝘰𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘮𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘴, 𝘐’𝘮 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘰 𝘮𝘶𝘤𝘩) it’s that progress is often inconsistent, slow, and an overall mindf*ck most of the times.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐢𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐚𝐬 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐝 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞.
You’ll often feel like things aren’t working.
You’ll want to change things sooner than you need to.
You’ll start to doubt if you’re capable of doing this.
You’ll want to jump at the next quick fix and promise of losing 20lbs in 20 days.
𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦’𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘯𝘦𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘰 𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘥:
You are not going to make progress every single day, or even every week or month, but so long as you’re patient…
So long as you’re consistent…
So long as you trust the process…
So long as you stop jumping ship at the sight of shiny objects or a minor frustration…
𝐘𝐨𝐮 𝗪𝐈𝐋𝐋 𝐦𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬.
Stay patient & consistent. You got this.
𝘐’𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐’𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘯𝘦𝘳.
𝘐’𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐 𝘮𝘰𝘷𝘦.
𝘐’𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘫𝘰𝘣 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘴.
𝘐’𝘭𝘭 𝘣𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘱𝘱𝘪𝘦𝘳 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘹𝘺𝘻.
Guess what? No matter what changed, and what I accomplished, happiness never came.
𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐈 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐦𝐲 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐬𝐞𝐭.
I started to focus on finding happiness in the little things.
I started to find gratitude in the small things I had right now.
I started to live more in the present instead of wishing for the when.
My life may be upside down right now, and there is a lot I wish would change, but I also know that it is 100% out of my control. What I can control is my mindset so I’m 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 to be grateful and happy.
What about you?! 𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘺𝘰𝘶’𝘳𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘧𝘶𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘳 ?
P.S. Spring cleaning my closet… keep or toss? 💕
𝘓𝘢𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘺 𝘐’𝘷𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘬 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘤𝘢𝘭𝘦.
Whether it’s a goal weight, a magical number for happiness, or frustrations over lack of weight loss. I want to share a fact about myself that used to torment me:
𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐰𝐞𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭.
According to the BMI scale and most doctors ranking, my weight based on my height (𝘺𝘢𝘺 𝘴𝘩𝘰𝘳𝘵 𝘱𝘦𝘰𝘱𝘭𝘦) puts me in the overweight category… and for a little bit there I was borderline obese.
In the past, that number would stress me out to no end, and I truly believed I wouldn’t be happy until I was a perfect 120lbs.
Then I learned better. In fact, now I know those numbers mean very little.
𝐒𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐟𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭:
𝘉𝘰𝘥𝘺 𝘍𝘢𝘵 𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘤𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘨𝘦
𝘖𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩 𝘔𝘦𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘴 (𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦, 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘦, 𝘣𝘭𝘰𝘰𝘥 𝘴𝘶𝘨𝘢𝘳, 𝘤𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘰𝘭, 𝘦𝘵𝘤…)
𝐌𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐧𝐮𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭:
𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘮𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘢𝘭 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘭𝘵𝘩
𝘠𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘱 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺
You are so much more than a statistic and an “𝘪𝘥𝘦𝘢𝘭 𝘸𝘦𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵”. Focus on feeling the best you possibly can in your skin and you’ll spend a lot less time focusing on a magical number to determine your worth.
There is no wrong way to have a body and health looks different on everyone. 𝐏𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐨𝐝. 💛
If there’s one thing I know, it’s that it’s been a major work in progress for me right now.
Some days I do amazing.
Other days… complete trainwreck.
Panic for no reason (or a thousand reasons), inability to focus, tears, worry… if you’ve struggled with anxiety before you know the drill.
𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘸𝘰𝘳𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘦 𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘯𝘰𝘸.
𝐈’𝐯𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩𝐩𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐭.
If I’m anxious, I own it. I accept that it’s tough right now, and give myself some grace for feeling a little crazed during this time.
𝐈 𝐚𝐝𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐢𝐭.
It can be so easy to isolate and keep my feelings bottled in, but I am trying to push myself to admit that I am having a tough time when I am.
Whether it’s getting up and walking around my house, going for a walk with Sophie or forcing myself to workout (even though it’s usually the LAST thing I feel like doing), it never fails to break up my anxiety and put me in a better headspace.
𝐈 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐲 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐲 𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐛𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐤.
I’ve always been really good at staying as busy as possible to distract myself from my anxiety and yes, that has been helping a ton, BUT I’m also finding the opposite is necessary sometimes too. This means allowing myself to take a break when I normally wouldn’t; sitting outside and soaking up some sunshine or getting off of my phone and shutting down my laptop for a bit.
And most importantly, 𝐈 𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐢𝐭 and create as much normalcy, routine, and consistency as I can.
Anxiety is forever going to be a struggle for me but, the more I learn to understand it, manage it, and accept it, the easier it can be to tackle one day a time, and that’s literally what I’m doing right now.
𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞.