On a Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. we decided to go out for second dinner.
Over soup, salads, and sandwiches, we shared stories, caught up on life, and discussed our plans for the upcoming weekend (which included making plans to grab lunch or dinner at The Cheesecake Factory).
As we finished our meals, the topic of conversation became less about our weekend social events and more about our social media habits.
As we talked about the good, the bad, and the ugly, our comments, thoughts, + feelings were driven by a singular thought, word, + action - COMPARISON.
With the rise of social media, comparison has become second nature. So much so, that It's almost impossible to view/consume social media without comparing or analyzing someone else’s[fill in the blank] to our own.
Though I've shared this before, I believe it bears repeating: COMPARISON is the QUICKEST way to FEELING like a FAILURE.
When it comes to your fitness and nutrition goals, the process as well as the amount of time, work, + effort required in order to achieve those goals will be unique to you.
Why? Because your body, your personality,+ your lifestyle are different than anyone else's.
So when you begin to compare your process, your hard work + efforts, or your results (or maybe lack thereof) to someone else, you will, without fail, become quickly disappointed, discouraged, + frustrated and will begin to feel as though you are not enough.
Your journey to a healthier + happier YOU is unique to YOU. And when you compare the beginning, middle, or in between's of your journey to someone else's strengths, successes, or beauty, not only do you diminish your own efforts, strengths, beauty, talents, and abilities, but you set yourself up to fail...time and time again.
Stop comparing, get to work, and please give yourself permission to walk a different path towards your goals that is relentlessly and fiercely YOU.
When you do, when you allow your fitness journey to be different, you not only give yourself the strength, ability, + freedom to achieve success, but you are empowered to define what your version of success looks like. - 3 hours ago