Lately, I have gotten more into fitness and health. I can go onto Instagram or Youtube and watch TONS of videos on workouts/meal prep and look at social media accounts of fitness models. Two hours later…I haven’t worked out or done any meal prep myself! I feel productive, but yet I haven’t done anything to further myself and my goals.
It is important that when you have a dream, you chase it and pursue it instead of stalking it. This rule doesn’t apply to just fitness either, it can apply to any area of your life. There is a point when you have watched enough videos and seen enough pictures. Now it is time to just jump in! It is so easy to hide behind a computer screen and keep watching other people achieve your dream, but don’t do it!
Don’t get me wrong, it is important to have motivation. Sometimes, I watch workout videos or research healthy food recipes to get inspired when my motivation tank runs empty. There is nothing wrong with pumping yourself up! Just make sure that at the end of the day, you can confidently say that you are a step closer to accomplishing your goals.
It is one thing to find someone on the Internet that inspires you, but it is entirely more beneficial to find someone in your own life that inspires you. Someone who you can call when you need a motivation boost. Whether it is a friend, family member, or someone in your community you can reach out to, it is easier to achieve dreams with the advice and support of someone who has been in your situation.
Don’t waste time! I regularly hear people say “Someday…” or “Soon…”. Well guess what?! Today is someday and today is soon! Just go for it. If your goal is to lose 5 lbs or 20 lbs or even 100 lbs, I promise everyone who has done this before you, had to start. Did they feel ready? Probably not. Was it the perfect day? Most likely it wasn’t. But they took a leap of faith and believed in themselves enough to begin the journey.
The last piece of advice I have for you is a quote that I have found to be very true in my life: “Don’t compare your beginning to someone else’s middle.” (Jon Acuff) It is so easy to be discouraged by the success of others. But don’t be! Just know that everyone at some point compares him/herself to someone who appears to be further in their journey. It is completely normal! But, to be happy with where you are right now, you have to stop playing the comparing game. Focus on yourself and someday there will be people looking towards you as inspiration.
1) Find motivation (specifically in someone you have a relationship with)
2) Don’t waste time waiting for “someday”
3) Don’t compare yourself to others you deem “more successful”