The absolute WORST thing you can do is compare your own progress to someone else’s.
I talk to my ladies all the time about how challenging it can be to see others losing more weight or inches than them.
Truth is it is so important to remember we all start from different places.
We all have different bodies.
We all have different lives.
We all change differently.
And there can be sooooo much more happening than just the physical changes you are able to see.
Your mindset may be healthier.
You may be faster, stronger, or breathing better.
You may feel happier.
Your clothes may be fitting better.
Your skin may be clearer.
Your energy may be better.
Remember that your progress is your progress.
Focus on becoming a better version of you.
Just because someone is stronger, faster, or thinner doesn’t mean your effort isn’t as valid.
Work on your own goals for yourself. Progress will come. ✨
I started my first diet at 10 years old.
It took me 7 years to finally lose the weight.
It took me 3 years of unhealthy extremes to shrink down to a size 00.
It took me 3 years to gain ALL of the weight BACK.
It took me 4 more years of battling my body; crash diets, intuitive eating, counting macros, low carb, cleanses, detoxes, and more to stay exactly. the. same. weight.
Then for 4 years I learned BALANCE.
I found strength.
I ate kale AND cookies.
I hated my body, wished it were different, all while trying to embrace it, but never stopped trying.
And I found peace (most days 😉 )
It took me 31 years to learn to feel comfortable in my skin.
Reality is you will forever be a work in progress on your journey.
Never stop growing.
Never stop improving.
Never stop EVOLVING.
Just keep swimming.
Your thighs are fat.
You need to lose weight.
You’re so bloated.
Your skin looks terrible.
Why don’t you look like her?
Why do you eat so much?
Why can’t you just change?
What if you had to repeat everything you say to yourself back to your best friend…
To your sister…
To your mom…
To your daughter…
Would you be so harsh? Would you judge as much? Would you see the things you see or find the beauty that you have worked so hard to belittle?
One of the number one tricks I used to shift the not-so-kind thoughts repeating in my head daily, was to flip it onto someone else. Would I still be saying these things? Thinking these thoughts?
Be a little kinder to yourself.
Start seeing the beauty you see in others in yourself.
Your body was never the problem. It’s the way you think about it and see it.
Time to change it. 💛
I’m not just a “health coach” with a social media account.
I am a human. I am a daughter. An athlete. A sister. A best friend.
I have bad days too. Tough workouts. Meltdowns. Panic attack’s. Failed attempts. “Fat days”.
Things don’t always work out for me.
I skip workouts.
I slip up on my meal plan.
I have days where more Netflix than work happens.
I prefer cookies to kale.
I drink wayyy more coffee than I should.
I make mistakes.
And I am most certainly NOT a morning person.
I share this with you because behind all the “perfection” you see on social media, lives real people.
I am a girl trying to live a better life every. single. day.
I am not perfect.
No one is.
And when we start to accept this fact along own our imperfections, we start to realize that what matters most, has nothing to do with ANYTHING external or viewed on a social media account.
Nothing defines you more than your heart and the person you are.
In real life. Behind the social media filters.
It doesn’t matter how many people “like” you…. Do you like you?! 🤷♀️