I want you to know something.
Right now. Just the way you are. You are enough.
You don't need to be skinnier or tanner or prettier. You are not a bad person because you aren't dedicated enough or you struggle to control your eating. You do not deserve any less love because you are not a size 2. Your body does not define you and you should not let it.
You are beautiful. The sexiest people are those who carry themselves with confidence. They're the ones who know their worth and they let it show. YOU should be one of those people. Because you deserve only the best, no matter your struggles. Listen to me, you are enough.
When your making your journey, it's important to remember to love yourself. Love yourself as you are now, so you can appreciate all of your hard work later and love yourself and your body even more. Reaching goals, whether its losing weight, eating healthier, exercising more, etc can be difficult and seem like it's not getting easier or your not making progress. Don't quit.
Everyone has moments where they feel depressed and get down on themselves - it happens. The only one who can change this is YOU. Don't beat yourself up about things you could be doing 'better' or why you aren't progressing as fast as you think you should. Trust me, it's a slow process! Sure, I may feel discouraged along the way, but did I stop when I was tired? Did I stop when I was out of breathe? No! Those things are only temporary, and those things are what is going to make the difference. Always remember to push yourself, it's you vs you.
"Never compare your beginning to someone's middle."
I know you see them, I see them too - they are everywhere. Those beautiful #fitspo women you see on Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr etc. These bikini competitors and fitness models are absolutely stunning. Of course you want to look like that, who doesn't?! While it may be fine to idolize these women and aspire to look like that - you must remember they have trained hard for YEARS! It's not realistic to compare your journey with theirs, so don't. They have trained and dieted for years, using supplements, paying for nutrition coaches, etc. Some even decades - no joke.
These beautiful, strong, fit women also struggle with their body image, binging, etc. A lot of these women often struggle after they compete. They see their bodies at their 'best' usually diminished of any water, 12 weeks into a prep, spray tanned, etc. They have put a lot of time and dedication into getting their bodies to look best on stage, but the weeks following can be very difficult for them. Because their prep is very strict, especially a couple weeks prior to their competition, they binge afterwards. They don't eat items like pizza, burgers, fries, cookies, or candy during their prep, so when they are finally able to eat it - they can't stop. Depending on the person, this can last a day, a week, or even months. If they do not reverse diet correctly, they can see a weight gain of 10+ pounds.
What i'm trying to say is that even those these women look incredible, it's not realistic to compare yourself to their 'best'. You may just be beginning and learning, while they have so much experience under their belt. What i'm also trying to convey is that these women have the same issues that you may face along your journey, but you have to keep going. You have what it takes. You are enough.
"Giving up because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat "
In my 8 week group course, Body Balance Revolution
, I give you the exact processes & techniques that I used to develop the right mindset to create sustainable results. Not only that, but I help you heal from emotional eating, poor body image, and break free from dieting. I've achieved immense freedom and I want that for you, too! In this course I help you create a healthy lifestyle that works FOR YOU so you can sustain the results long term. Talk soon, girl!