Everyone, yes even me, has those days where you can’t motivate yourself for anything!! No matter how many times you remind yourself why you started this fitness journey or flip through pages of girls that usually inspire you, you suddenly find yourself sitting on the couch w a bag of cookies just feeling sorry for yourself. I’m not gunna sit here and say “snap out of it!” “come on, be grateful for what you have!!” “it could be worse!!”. No, I won’t say those things because sometimes, just hearing that from someone does the opposite of motivate you. It makes you feel even worse. Sometimes people forget how much other things going on in their life can affect them when it comes to fitness and other aspects of life. It has nothing to do with being un-grateful, lazy, or a “quitter.” You might of just hit a wall! Stress at work, financial problems, family, working out, etc etc!! And depending on how fast you were running and how hard you hit that wall, will affect how you get back up. Some may take a couple days, a week, or even months! The fact is, if you don’t start properly treating each wound you got from that hit, they will take longer to heal, and you’ll have scars the rest of your life. (I’m such an analogy girl, I’m just a visual person lol)
Okay so, you’ve hit a wall… HARD! Now what? Take a couple days to sit and reflect on everything in your life. Your family, work, friends, goals, etc. What’s really bothering you or really making you feel just not…you? Once you start to figure out the root of whats holding you back, everything will slowly start coming together again. I didn’t realize (or never wanted to) how much my family issues were affecting me with work, self esteem, being proud of myself, feeling good, etc. I would go a couple of weeks or even a month and be Superwoman. Then, something would rip that bandaid off (and instead of treating it properly) I’d just throw a bandaid on it to just “cover it up” and be down in the dumbs again. I didn’t want to workout, eat healthy, talk to anyone, nothing! The fact is, yes we ALL have really hard days, and everyone deals with them differently. No ones problems or insecurities are worse than someone elses, and will all deal with them in a different way. However, we all have the opportunity to get better! Not perfect, just better!
I challenge everyone to start figuring out what aspects of your life you may be trying to “forget about” or “dust off.” Maybe it’s your job, family, a friend, illness, working out, etc. It takes a strong person to “deal with it” and “move on.” But it takes an even stronger person to actually face it, find a solution, and start fresh!
Let’s all start with these:
-Try to be a “better you” not a “perfect you”
-You don’t have to have the “all or nothing” mindset. Because if you make a mistake along the way, you might feel as if you failed.
-List things that make you happy, and do those things MORE!
-Breath, it will all work out in the end :)