Don’t compare your chapter 1 to someone’s chapter 20

Everyone has a different journey. We are all unique.  One day may be great – the next may be more difficult. Life is not easy, your path may have bumps – but focus on yourself & not those around you.

Oftentimes, especially when it comes to our fitness journey, it’s easy to compare ourselves to the next person. Social media easily persuades you that Sally & Jennifer have an easy time to losing weight & toning their arms, while you’re struggling to even get 50 ounces of water in for the day.  Though those things may be somewhat true, you don’t know what they are struggling with.  We all have our own difficult circumstances to overcome and conquer.  You will one day rejoice in completing your goals.

We are all human, so it’s a natural tendency to compare yourself to each person around you when it comes to fitness, family, health, money, etc.  It’s easy to feel frustrated or defeated– but remind yourself of all that you are capable of, how far you have come & all the exciting things in your future.  Keep a positive attitude – even when you have to try really hard.  Take it one day at a time – one moment at a time.  Your journey is your journey for a reason – you were given it, because you can handle it, even when you feel that may not be true.

The key is to focus on the things you can control: your zest for bettering yourself, planning a workout each day, making time for the important people in your life, and keeping a positive attitude.  You can overcome, and you will!  You will be successful in your journey. Focus on what you can control, and you’re half way there!  Stay in your own lane, and you will move forward so much faster.

-Sheehan (Ambassador)