Don’t Give Up

There are so many reasons as to why people want to give up working towards their goals.

Recently, I got my measurements taken with my trainer and nothing changed. It seems like aesthetically I have hit a plateau. I was extremely discouraged, but my trainer reminded me that I am definitely getting stronger, even if my body doesn’t look any different. Instead of giving up, he decided it was time to switch up my routine.

Discouraged, I texted a friend for advice. He reminded me that going to the gym is not all about changing how you look. It is about the way it makes you feel, your health, your well being.

It was nice to get that reminder because I did not start working on my fitness just so that I could look good. Of course that’s part of it! I want my legs to grow, I want my arms and shoulders to be toned. But the main reason I started working out was for my mental health and my physical well being, not just my physical attributes.

Don’t give up. Even if you hit a plateau, going to the gym, working out at home, going for a run, engaging in any physical activity is AMAZING for you! Remember what the most important benefits are and let that keep you going. 🙂

 

xx Stevie

Getting Discouraged Happens

It’s so easy to get discouraged while you’re working on your goals. We log onto Instagram, scroll through pictures of fitness models with the perfect bodies, perfect lives and happy smiles. We think “why don’t I look like that?” We cannot forget that these men and women have worked so hard for what they have now. It takes years. It didn’t happen overnight. They worked hard, failed a couple times, and got back on their feet and worked even harder. That’s exactly what you have to do!

My favorite fitness model is @jellydevote – check her out. She posts “expectation vs. reality” photos of herself all the time. She shows her followers that she does not look “perfect” all the time.

Don’t obsess over other people’s progress. I follow certain Instagram models to help motivate me, but if any of them make me feel bad about myself, I unfollow. Don’t let social media rule your life. Stay focused and stay committed to your goals. If you get discouraged, it’s normal, we all do. But pick yourself back up and keep kickin’ ass.