You cannot rebuild yourself on a broken foundation. When we are damaged, we tend to throw a bandaid on it and tell ourselves “I’m fine”. I’ve done that before I’ve gotten out of a terrible relationship or something else that left me feeling hopeless. I though that self-care was going to the gym occasionally and eating semi-healthy and going out to party which was numbing yourself...all while posting photos with my friends on social media so everyone knows I was “living my best life”. But when my head hit the pillow at night and I had to come to terms with heartbreak and I could feel the pain and sadness creep into my heart, I knew I wasn’t okay. And it’s OK to not always be OK but when you look in the mirror and you don’t like what’s looking back at you and you know this IS NOT how you want to live your life... it’s time to take a look at what you are doing to contribute to the problem. My work was suffering, I felt disgusted with myself, and lost all confidence. It took me some time but I finally determined that enough was enough. No more investing in others to truly didn’t care and wasn’t going to lift me up like I was willing to do for them. I put my head down and focused on ME. I’m not that bullshit let me “try a juice cleanse for a couple days and take a bubble bath” ... I’m talking about head down eyes on the prize focus. I sacrificed a lot of time away from family and friends but it’s what I needed. They were there to support me from a distance and understood. I took a look at what was causing my unhappiness and what self destructing habits I needed to change to prevent myself from not making any progress or regressing. The gym became my safe haven and I rebuilt my relationship with food. I was disappointed that I let myself be in the state that I was in mentally, physically and emotionally but I realized that what matters is how we rise after falling. We are all works in progress, remember to be kind to yourself.
DO WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE • 🙏🏻 This is by far my least favourite machine in the gym, I dislike everything about it.
That is exactly why I push myself so hard on it.
In order to improve and grow (mentally and physically) we must challenge ourselves and push through the tough bits.
Nothing grows in a comfort zone and to become a better version of yourself you must become comfortable being uncomfortable.
When things get hard, that’s the exact moment you need to push through. That is the difference between being good or great.
Finding your nutrition plan challenging Good
Finding training challenging Good
Finding any aspect of life challenging Good
These are opportunities presenting themselves to you so that you can level up to greater version of yourself.
Be built to go the distance, to last 4 quarters and beyond, to fight all 12 rounds.
There will be highs and lows, but when we are our strongest, both mentally and physically, the obstacles are less obstructions to goals, and more simple parts of the playing field.