Fitness Motivation: Stop Comparing & Start Getting Big Results

Stop Comparing & Start Getting Big Results (Image Source: Shutterstock)

Focus On Your Unique Fitness Journey

Major executives of companies like Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter have shared similar sentiments. As a fitness professional, I see the negative impact that comparison can have. When you are on a path of self-improvement, it can be hard scrolling through your feed. In so doing, you might think that everyone else is further along the path than you are. If you have ever felt this way, trust me, you are not alone. The wellness space at times can become saturated with photoshopped perfection. These opportune angles, and well-meaning success stories can lead people to question their own journeys instead of being uplifted.

You Are Incomprehensibly Unique (Image Source: Shutterstock)

Fitness Your Way: Curate Your Feed Intentionally

There are two truths that have been highly instrumental in my life. First, your environment can make or break you. Second, the things that we focus on tend to amplify themselves. The same concepts apply when it comes to the information that you choose to digest in the wellness space.

Fitness And Health: Choose Actions Over Outcomes

Numbers can serve as amazing starting points to get our fitness GPS going, but they may not be the best tools to keep us in motion. Maybe your goal is to be a size 4, run a sub 3 hour marathon, or squat 350lbs. Possibly you chose these metrics because they allow you to stack yourself up against someone else, or maybe you choose them more arbitrarily.

Actions vs Outcomes — Strive Fitness and Performance

Be Your Own Fitness Inspiration

Motivational quotes, 6 pack abs, and impressive glutes can all get you started. But eventually the inspiration from these sources can fade away when things get tough. Don’t scroll and look to get pumped up by the people around you. Instead, I challenge you to look in the mirror and find encouragement by putting things into perspective in your own life. We live in a world that is filled with false perfection. Consequently, it can be easy to get into a negative headspace about ourselves. Don’t focus on everything that you want to change about your body. Instead, focus on everything you’ve been through in your journey. These include the things you have overcome, and what you are grateful for. By keeping a simple, daily gratitude journal, you can easily shift your mindset from comparison and doubt to appreciation and dominance.

Try Writing Down Three Things Every Day

  • 3 things you are grateful for
  • 1 thing you are proud of
  • 1 action in your control that you can take that day to improve your health

Fitness Motivation Begins Today

Are you are looking for something a little more organized to shift your mindset? If so, my favorite Gratitude journal is “The Five Minute Journal” by Intelligent Change. With over 1600 reviews and a 5-star rating on Amazon, My life is definitely not the only one that it has changed! Check it out here.

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