Some days, you just want to SCREAM. You are so damn frustrated and tired of not seeing results you know you deserve. You want this so bad and it seems the universe is against you and you’re running in place not making any leeway. You see the girl on Instagram dropping what seems like 10 pounds weekly, and rocking this fitness life like it’s no big deal. But, here you are, struggling, frustrated, tired and just done. Sweetheart, I AM RIGHT THERE WITH YOU. I feel the frustration, I feel the struggle and irritation and any other crazy emotion you can come up with. I feel it every damn day.
When you are on a journey to weight loss, some days are harder than others. Some days you’re feeling great and youre ready to tackle the day and know you are making progress and you will hit your goals. Some days though, youre frustrated. Youre aggravated. You see all of these amazing before and after photos and you just can’t seem to understand why they did it and you cant. In all honesty, I feel this way about weight loss and my business career. Why can they do it? Why are they being so successful and we aren’t? what are we doing wrong that is stopping us from having this big success?? ya see, On instagram and Facebook, we typically only see the results. We weren’t there to witness the hard work and dedication that person put in to see that “after”. To most of us, it seems the person had success overnight. One day they are 300 lbs and the next day they’re 150 pounds rocking this fitness life. Same goes for a business. One second the person is struggling to get their business off the ground and then the next second they are succesful and living their dream. We arent seeing the behind the scenes, we arent following these people from beginning to end. Yes that person you saw on instagram dropped 100 pounds in a year, but do you know how many times that person quit? Do you know how many times they started over and over again and just kept giving up because they didn’t believe in their selves?
I know this hard. Even as i’m writing this I still struggle to remind myself that success in ANYTHING is never overnight. It takes time and patience and hard work. We have to be willing to give that time, patience and hard work. We need to stay committed and consistent and our success WILL come. Maybe that success will take longer than your friend, or maybe it wont. Either way, it WILL come to you as long as you put in the hard work and effort. We need to take each day one day at a time, one hour at a time, one minute at a time. We have to believe in ourselves, our fitness program, and our goals.
We need to keep the negativity out of our boat or we will sink. When we see amazing transformations, we need to only use them as motivation that we can do it as well. Dont look at that transformation with jealousy or negativity and think that you can’t accomplish the same thing or tell yourself that its unfair that we havent reached our goals yet. We all struggle daily, the ones who succeed are the ones who pushed through that struggle and kept going. We cant give up on our goals and our dreams just because we don’t think we are good enough or capable of doing what we desperately want. When you see someone being successful, promise me that you will stop and think about what that person has gone through to get to where they are. Promise me you will think about all the times that person started and quit over and over again before finally seeing results. Think about all of the hard work that was put in. Maybe we aren’t there right now, but we will get there, one day at a time.
Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed this motivational piece. I wrote this when I was having one of my own self doubting moments. I think its important to remind people that they are not alone with what they feel and think. There is other people out there going through the same daily struggles and with support, motivation, and commitment, we WILL accomplish what we work so hard on. If you are struggling on your weight loss journey, please reach out to me for support! I would love to help you stay motivated and get through this tough journey. Not only will I be helping you, but YOU will be helping me as well stay dedicated and motivated. Please keep an eye out for my next blog that will discuss why resistance training is SO important for weight loss.
Love you all!
Bethany AKA The plus size coach