Don’t worry about anyone else. Your health and fitness journey is your own journey
The advice here is simple 'n' sensical. Unfortunately, that doesn't make it easy to internalize...
See, one of the big issues with fitness on Instagram is that it's super-duper easy to compare yourself to others. You'll see some dude with washboard abs or some lady with a poppin' booty 🍑 and start comparing your physical appearance and progress with theirs.
In certain situations, it can be a good thing. For example, there's nothing wrong with looking at what others have achieved and using their discipline to fuel your own journey. The problem is when you start to compare YOUR results and YOUR process with that of others.
There are a couple of reasons why this is a No-No:
☝️No-No Reason #1
- You'll never really know the in's & out's of someone else's journey, especially not if you're basing it solely on a 1200x1200 Instagram post. Chance are, they've been doing this a long time, and you're comparing your beginning to their middle or end.
✌️No-No Reason #2
- We all have different genetics, bone structures, muscle-building potentials, etc., so it's ridiculous to think you'll look exactly like someone else.
I'll be honest... that truth came crashing over me in a not-so-healthy way. It was incredibly frustrating to realize I probably wouldn't look exactly like some of my fitness "idols."
Over time, though, I've realized there's no sense in complaining about things that are out of your control. All you can (and should) do is focus on yourself.
Are you making small progress day-to-day? Can you look back a few months ago and say you're proud of how far you've come? If you can answer "yes" to those questions, then I guarantee it'll motivate you to keep going. If you answer "no," then you can decide right meow to start the process of becoming your best self.
Remember, this is YOU vs. YOU.
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