We all do it, especially women. It is something we struggle with without even realizing it. But it nags at us. When you’re sitting at lunch. Sitting in the break room. Sitting at your desk. Walking down the street. It happens. Working out at the gym.
“I wish I had this..” “I wish I looked like that..”
We compare ourselves. The way we look, the clothes we wear, our personality, our abilities… and so much more. Why do we do it? Sometimes, because it makes us feel better. But often because we don’t believe in ourselves.
From talking to many males, it seems they don’t escape this sink hole either.
So why am I writing about this on a fitness and nutrition blog? Because I believe that starting here, can make a huge difference!
1. Realize that you are unique. EVERYTHING about you. Your personality, what motivates you, your body shape, how your body will respond to different exercise and nutrition, and what you need to do to live a healthier life.
2. Find what works for you. If you are looking to hire a personal trainer and/or nutritionist, make sure that they are not going to give you a cookie cutter plan. Cookie cutter plans don’t work for everyone, it takes some listening and experimenting to truly find out what works for each individual person.
3. Find out the reasons YOU want to make changes and what motivates you. This will be different for everyone. Is it for your health? Is it for your family? Is it just so you feel better? What is going to motivate you? Are you competitive? Are you just going to work out to get it done? What will keep you working harder while you are doing your work out? What is going to keep you on a healthy eating schedule?
Before you sit down and truly commit to a lifestyle change, figure out what it is that is going to motivate you and keep you accountable. Put together a plan, and remember, you aren’t going to be successful every day, but that doesn’t mean you have failed!
Who YOU are is beautiful. Right now. Start with believing that, then take the steps to a lifestyle change that is going to help you be the best you, you can be!