Do You

I think this kind of relates back to a previous post of mine but I just wanted to write a little about the topic of “do you.”

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by what others are doing, and often times we find we’re beating ourselves up over it because we’re not doing the best or latest trend in fitness or meal planning or wearing the right style. This is something I’ve struggled with this summer, and I’m now starting to focus more on myself and not what others are doing.

Yes, I did start eating better.

Yes, I did start working out more.

But I need to do it for myself, not to compete with others.

Others can inspire us and encourage us, but do not turn it into a competition of who can be better. I know I will never be able to run ten miles (without dying), but I’m proud of myself that I can run a mile in about 10 minutes. It’s an accomplishment for me that means a lot to me and my progress. And that’s all that matters. It’s great if someone can run a half marathon or even a marathon, but those of us who are trying to start out small, it’s perfectly fine.

We all have to start somewhere.

I know that when I go back to school I will be going to the gym a lot and planning out my meals. But for these reasons:

Gym = more free time since my boyfriend graduated in May.

Meal planning = I have to make meals for one now instead of meals for two.

I’m making minor changes in my life because I want to be healthier and be able to run and exercise. It’s simply for me to be better and not to be better than someone else.

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