I’ve talked briefly on how I started working out and all that is going into that. Not going to lie, I actually do love it. But as I’m figuring out food and working out, it’s not as simple as I thought it would be. There’s a lot of bumps in the road that teach you things.
The main thing is that no two journeys will look the same. For getting fit this can get stressful because comparison is a horrible thing. Here’s the truth about fitness journeys. No matter how much you follow a guide, it will never be as perfect as you’d like it to be. I came in with just wanting to lose weight but as the months pass, I am trying new things and have different goals. You just have to figure out what to do in those bumps.
Not Just Lose Weight but Be Strong
Majority of the people that start working out is because they want to lose weight. That’s what I did. But as I started working out more my mentality switched. I really wanted to build endurance and strength. That’s also so important. You need to build the basics first. Generally getting stronger and building endurance will help more in the long run.
Fear of Not Being Fit
For me personally, I hated telling people that I work out and still don’t. This is because I don’t want people to analyze my results. What if I don’t lose a certain amount of weight by a specific time? Or don’t look a certain way? It’s a mind game. Some people will show results faster than others and that’s okay. Everyone’s body is different and that’s something that you have to keep remembering.
Everyone Has Different Ways
I like learning so I research everything. But this also through me off because there’s people who do things differently. Just because someone swears by a certain meal or exercise does not mean it’s for you. You can follow a plan you found online but it might not work for you. Again, it’s not bad. You just have to find what works for you. This is not a one-size-fits all thing.
Moral of the Story: Don’t Get Discouraged
It’s super easy to see people’s stories of how they lost so much weight in a small amount of time. It’s hard to not compare your progress. Just keep going. A fitness journey is a long term lifestyle so make it work for you. It’s not how you get there but just how you learn and grow. Staying motivated will honestly be the most important thing to remember.
What’s something that you realized on your fitness journey?