Motivational Monday #12

Hey y’all! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA last week–I was helping my sister move and I kept very busy. That’s also the reason that today’s post will be a little shorter…but nonetheless AWESOME! So let’s get to it and have an amazing #MOTIVATIONALMONDAY (and week of course)!!

**This is mainly written geared towards fitness-related goals, but in all honesty, today’s motivational message could be used in any aspect of life and goals.

Social media is both a blessing and a curse. It allows us to be connected with each others’ lives, but at the same time, it allows everyone’s life to be posted for all to see. And most of the time, it’s just the “best moments/snapshots” of their lives. We see the beautiful bikini shot or the super-toned muscle picture or the girl that’s rocking her meal prep and clean eating. Yes, these are awesome moments and they are working hard, but there is probably a lot behind the scenes, behind the pictures, that we don’t see that isn’t always perfect. Yet we use the perfect moments posted to compare ourselves, our lives, and our journeys–which is not fair to ourselves!

It’s not about being the best because unfortunately, most of the time there will always be someone better than you in some aspect: someone going to the gym one more day, eating one less bite of junk food, lifting 1 pound heavier…you get the idea. If we are so focused on being the best, better than everyone else, then we aren’t focusing on what’s truly important in reaching our goals: OURSELVES! Instead, focus on being better than you were yesterday. Eat one more meal at home rather than going out, watch  one less tv show than yesterday and go for a walk instead, do one more rep than you did yesterday. It doesn’t matter what it is as long as you are becoming a better version of yourself! That’s what fitness and the journey to accomplish your goals is all about; bettering yourself, one step at a time.

If you constantly compare yourself and your progress to others, you’ll be defeated and down on yourself because someone will always seem to have and do it better than you. That’s just the hard truth. However, the good news is that in your fitness journey other people don’t matter. Because what worked/works for them may not work for you! There are many different paths to the same end result.

So, if instead of comparing yourself to others, you look behind at where you started and forward at where you want to go and are going, I can guarantee you will see more progress and feel a lot better. And at the end of the day, progress over perfection is what it’s all about. Being better than yesterday over being best is what it really truly important.

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