So I’ve literally just come home from a 1 hour Zumba workout and I feel AMAZING! The gym really has become my happy place. It’s a great stress reliever, anger diffuser and it definitely turns my frown upside down! Not only this, but once you start seeing results, it’s a game changer. I am getting stronger physically, but also mentally. I feel more prepared to take on whatever life throws at me, and I’m more content in myself.
I began this journey almost 3 months ago, after years of being scared of the gym. I always thought I would look stupid on the machines, people would be looking at me and I would just feel very embarrassed. I can honestly say that it’s one of the best things I’ve ever done. I’m so motivated, and I am enjoying the actual journey. Even when I go a few weeks without seeing a physical change, I still absolutely love the adrenaline rush and the happy feeling that working out gives me.
Even though my ultimate goal is to lose 100lbs, I want to be happy in my own skin. That’s what everyone’s goal should be. We care so much now about how we are perceived by others, comparing ourselves to others. One BIG thing that I have learned is that you can absolutely NOT compare your journey to someone else. We are all in different bodies, built differently, lose weight differently in different amounts of time. Focus on your own goals.
But, most importantly, LOVE yourself and LOVE your body. Be happy with who you are and be proud of it!
Aspire to be strong and healthy. Aspire to be happy in your own skin!