I have seen it time and time again. People trying to get in shape to be someone they are not. It pains me to see it and to watch it unfold because at the end of the day, you are still you and the other person is who they are. With society feeding our heads with what is perfect and what is not, I understand why people feel the way they feel about themselves. Only if they could see themselves through someone else's eyes, it would make all the difference in the world.
I love watching people set goals that are realistic and smart. Taking each step at a time and understanding where they are right now, how they got there and how they will pull themselves out. This goes for life too. I am not perfect by any means. Marriage, relationships and motherhood are extremely challenging. I have not always been that person to set realistic goals for myself. I tend to get caught up in the "dream of things" only to fall flat on my face and having to start all over...a g a i n.
Don't make that mistake. Understand who you are, where you are RIGHT NOW and map out a plan to get to the next level. When it comes to your physical fitness, if you are a couch potato, don't go out and run a marathon tomorrow to break yourself in. Take one step at a time, stretch, plan and execute with help from those who truly have your back.
When it comes to your body, feed it WELL and with good food. Don't abuse it with drugs, alcohol and bad food. This is the only body you have and in order to enjoy life, you need to be healthy, alert and strong. So, up those green vegetables, fruits, carbs, proteins and drink lots of water.
Last but definitely not least, take care of your spirit. Whether you are a believer or not, believe in yourself, take time to focus on you. Clear your mind of all the craziness in life for about 10 minutes a day. Breathe in and out, be at peace, pray, think of all the positive things in your life and start each day on a positive note. Love yourself first, so you can easily love others.
Remember, Fitness for the mind, body or soul is not about being someone else, it's about being better than you use to be. Happy Friday!