Shut Down the Comparisons

Monday, August 27, 2012

Source: ARThlete
Ever feel like this? I know I do.

I've spent the last couple of days looking for weight loss bloggers with similar goals to my own. Some of them have just started their journey (like me), some are half way there, and some have already reached their goals. I find it hard not to compare myself to these other women. Especially when they are more fit than I am currently.

I can't run, jog, jump, do planks, I can barely do a squat...I allow all of the can'ts to pile up in my brain and I just want to quit. How can I lose this weight if I can't even do a plank? Not even ONE plank. I can't lift my body from the floor. It's so daunting, I just want to give up before I've even started.

But you know what?

I can walk. I can swim. I can bike. I can lift. Everyone starts somewhere. I will not let me inabilities distract me from my abilities.

One step at a time. One ounce at a time. I CAN do this.


Anonymous said...

Yes, you can:-)

Kim G said...

Remember when I lost all that weight 10 years ago! I couldn't do the gazelle for two minutes without huffing and puffing. Then little by little, I was doing more and more when all of a sudden 60 pounds gone...poof! You. CAN do this! Just keep going and don't give up. Next thing you know, others will be jealous of YOU (even more than they already are) YOU are my inspiration to do it again. So if the load seems a bit heavy at times, it's because you are carrying me too. Keep up rhe great work...I love you.:)

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