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Monday, September 16, 2013

Comparison is the thief of joy, for realz

Are you constantly looking at other people and instead of being happy for them, you get jealous & want to beat them at a competition that is only in your head?

We all see that green-eyed monster at some point.  It's how you handle it that can either make or break you.

Remember.....

Ok so now that I said that.....
I love the support I get from all of you and 
love to cheer you all on as much as I can.

But.


Want to know what I started out with?

I started out with 5 minutes.

5 hellish minutes of exercise a day.

I didn't jump into Insanity (I've yet to do it too lol) and I didn't go from zero to hours of exercise in the attempt to "keep up with the Joneses of the weight loss world".

5 freakishly long minutes.  I thought those 5 minutes was going to kill me.

Did I get jealous when I saw people doing more?  You bet I did.  I had to learn to put blinders on and worry about what I was doing.  Hard?  Yes indeed!  Do able?  Of course....with a little bit of work.

What am I trying to get at?

Comparison is the thief of your joy.  Know your limits & aim for them.  Instead of being hard on yourself because you only did "X" today twist that around!  

You are a freaking ROCKSTAR because you did "X" today!  

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Are you going to let comparison steal your joy?



6 comments:

  1. What a great post and reminder to all of us!! I think that comparison in any area of life is a joy stealer - when I first started blogging I really struggled with the comparison trap. Once I got over that I realized that I love blogging and the community and it doesn't matter what others can do/achieve - I just do what I do.

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  2. Hi my name is Lisa and Im 43 years old. I currently weigh 336 pounds. I try to eat healthy and workout everyday but I always fail and get unmotivated and quit!!! I need help!!!! I need someone to teach me how and what to eat. When I do stick to it, I have myself eating 1500 a day or less. Please help me!!!!! You have loss so much weight!!!! HELP!!!! Im so depressed because of this!!!!!

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    1. Lisa, don't give up! Go see your doctor or speak to a nutritionist regarding how many calories to eat a day. Sometimes when we don't eat enough our bodies go into starvation made and sort of shuts down. I am not as professional and am on my own journey but heard your flea for help in your post. I recently bought a Polar watch that counts your calories that you burn in a day while you wear it. I was surprised to see that I burn close to 3000 calories a day so eating 1600 a day was not enough to fuel my body. Pushing it up close to 2000 and hoping for better results. Good luck to you on your journey!

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  3. Back in January 2007, I just started with walking. Then I walked and walked and walked--600 miles. And then I dipped my toes into weight lifting on machines. The next year I learned how to do free weights. The next year yoga.

    Now, 6 years later, I'm a fitness freak--happening just one baby step at at time. I do so many fantastic exercises, bench press with the 45 pound plates on the bar, headstands, standing backbends, splits.<<All of this fitness journey started with walking!!!

    So NO ONE should think that walking is not good enough. Just start with something you can do--and keep taking baby steps of progress. :D

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  4. I love those quotes. I used to compare my journey to a lot of other people I saw. I realized then that everyone is different and everyone's body responds differently! So thanks for sharing these! Just reminded me that I am my own person :)

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  5. ANd how gradually did you increase your rythm of exercise?

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