Today was another one of those mornings where I was holding on by a thread. 🤷🏼♀️
It took everything in me to pry myself up out of the warm bed. I’m not quite sure how I managed to do so, but we will take it as a win.
My workout was good, nothing spectacular. I got it done. I was semi pleased with my performance. It was all just okay.
I’m telling you all this because the world we live in tries to be way too perfect all of the time. Unfortunately, mainly because of social media’s influences, we over analyze & compare ourselves to others. • “She is so perfect & has it all together, what’s wrong with me?” “Omg her body is stunning, I am so huge.” “She is the picture perfect mom, I’ll never be even close to that.”
We must stop living in a world where we are so critical of every little thing that we do! You. Are. Enough.
Be confident & knowledgeable in the fact that no one lives a perfect life. Everyone has flaws & setbacks and that is perfectly okay. Those flaws & setbacks do not make you any less than the person standing next to you or the girl with 1.5 million followers on Instagram with the picture perfect aesthetic. You are doing great & you are amazing just by being you! •
Now go kick some Thursday butt! 💕
Let’s talk about reverse dieting ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
Last year when I ended my competitive season, I intended to slowly introduce more food and drop cardio. In reality I ate everything in sight for a week, thinking my body needed it and that it would only do good. After that, I struggled to get back on plan. My “snack button” had been pushed and it was really hard to go back to lower cals and high cardio. It really messed with my hormones and both my general and mental health. The photo on the right is how I looked 1 week after my last 2017 show, 10lb heavier than peak week weight. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
This year I started prep with the intention that it did NOT end on show day. That the follow-on weeks were critically important for my health and future goals. I promised myself at the start that I would give the post-show just as much dedication and determination. @lizbordonaro
discussed this a week before the show and we already had a plan in place the minute I stepped off stage. So far I have not struggled with it, at all. I understand how important this process is and I follow the guidance completely. I feel GREAT and I’m SO proud of myself. The photo on the left is 1 week after my recent show, weighing 1lb less than peak week weight. ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*
#reversedieting #postshow #discipline #noexcuses #trusttheprocess
Love this post by Jennifer Rollin.
I would just like to add when you find yourself comparing yourself or even judging others try to turn within and self-reflect. Ask “what is this exactly bringing up for me, about me and my life”? It’s a great way to get curious about what is feeling out of alignment for you.
"Who sometimes catches themselves comparing their life to other people’s curated social media feeds 🙋🏼♀️⠀
Friendly reminder that social media is people’s highlight reel.⠀
It doesn’t always show the mundane things they deal with or any struggles they may be going through.⠀
When you notice yourself comparing yourself to someone on social media remind yourself:⠀
☑️ social media is a highlight reel not the behind the scenes of someone’s life.⠀
☑️ you are on your own journey and life is not a race-wherever you are is perfectly ok.⠀
☑️ it’s normal to find yourself comparing but if it makes you feel badly about yourself-try to catch yourself doing it and then shift your attention to a more helpful coping statement or focus.⠀
☑️ you are enough, just as you are.⠀
Time to retire this suit & wig. 🦄
We’re all guilty of it!
You can’t compare yourself to anyone you see whether in person or on social media. You don’t know how long they’ve been on their fitness journey. There could be things you don’t see, or lengths they may be going to look a certain way that could even be unhealthy. Their pictures could be edited or they’ve chosen their best angles for you to see.
Being fit and in good shape can look completely different on one person from another person. And copying what someone else is doing might not be the right fit for you. Find something that works for your situation and for your body (and if you need help with workouts specific to you, hit your girl up!! 😏)
Learn to accept you for you.
Don’t compare your progress to someone else’s. Your circumstances will be different, and your goals may be different. Your fitness journey is unique to you. No 2 people are the same. You can only compare you to you.
I challenge you to think of 3 things you love about yourself or ways that you are beautiful and unique. Keep these in mind before you ever compare yourself to anyone.
Just think, someone else out there is comparing them-self to YOU.💕
𝙏𝙝𝙖𝙩’𝙨 𝙣𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜! 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙗𝙤𝙧’𝙨 𝙨𝙪𝙣 𝙟𝙪𝙜𝙜𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙣𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙚𝙩𝙨 🤐 How many times did people say that you are not enough and compared you to someone else? The laws of nature don’t work how the humans teach you in school. If all the planets are number 1, no planet would have life. Or worse, if everything in the universe wanted to become that light giving inspirational sun ☀️ there would only be fire everywhere and no one to enjoy that sunshine on the beach with a beer in your hand 🍻 Let me tell you straight: 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝘼𝙍𝙀 𝙨𝙞𝙜𝙣𝙞𝙛𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙣𝙩 ❤️ and no matter what people tell you, you have a role to play in this universe, make sure to give your best but never forget to enjoy and feel confident while playing your role 😎
#doodleoftheday #blackdoodler #yintheyang #blackandwhite #bnw #stippling #whiteink #dots #dotwork #juggle #juggling #planets #sun #time #pieceofspace #comparison #insignificant #solarsystem
Estudo de cores: Le Plume X Copic
Na parte de cima (mão menor) estão as cores de tom de pele clara da marca Le Plume, que tem uma tonalidade mais alaranjada. Na parte de baixo (mão maior) são as cores de tom de pele clara da marca Copic. Estas são as cores que eu possuo, e particularmente prefiro as tonalidades e os marcadores da Copic, principalmente porque não são descartáveis, do contrário da Le Plume, que devem ser descartados após secarem.
A qualidade do blend das duas são muito semelhantes e podem ser usadas em conjunto.
#copic #copicbrasil #copicmultiliner #dezaina #dezainainspira #leplume #copicsketch #copicciao #leplumemarkers #study #cras #study #draw #comparison
Comparison is the thief of all joy. Trust me I know 😩
Not posed and slightly posed👉🏼👉🏼. There are many ways to improve or enhance your curves. Just as there are ways to hide flaws or weaknesses. Don’t believe everything you see on social media. Don’t compare yourself to anyone. Be your own competition. Sure, you can look to others for inspiration, but you should never look to others for comparison. BE YOU!
Earth compared to all of its water and air 🌎
Lately, I’ve been having really bad MOM GUILT. Everything about this second pregnancy has been so different, and I’ve been struggling with comparing. I know this is something every mother faces, but I didn’t think it was going to happen this early. 🤰🏼
I remember being pregnant with Keagan and having that “first pregnancy excitement.” My whole life revolved around me being pregnant and taking care of this little human growing inside me. This child was now my main priority, and if that meant resting all day or taking it easy, that’s what I did. 👶🏻
Things aren’t as easy this time around. Not only am I taking care of the human growing inside me, but I’m also taking care of my energetic toddler. At times, I get so busy focusing on Keagan that i forget I am pregnant. AND THAT’S WHERE THE GUILT COMES IN. How can you forget about this beautiful blessing? Am I giving this child the same attention I gave Keagan when I was pregnant with her? Are they going to feel less loved or is the bond not going to be as strong?🤷🏼♀️
Then I snapped out of my PREGNANCY BRAIN and back into REALITY. There is no comparison at all! We are in a completely different season of life, so we can’t expect things to be the same. I was different back then and needed to prepare for motherhood in a different way. The beginning of pregnancy is hard, and every child and experience is different. 🧠
I know once I can feel this little baby moving more and once we figure out the gender that will make our bond even closer. 8 MORE DAYS and we will finally learn more about you my sweet baby.🖤
No, you're not fine;
Tell me how your day was. Tell me what made you feel like an outsider in your own body, looking through glass towards your soul wrapped in patches, hidden in a blanket, hoping it would provide some warmth to your affection starved self.
You are not fine.
I noticed the short, barely there pause before you said it, as if testing out the waters before abandoning the mission altogether because straying away from the land is too scary now that you have gotten used to the two legged monsters who prey on your peace of mind.
You are anything but fine.
I saw you zone out when we were talking, I saw you staring into space or nothing at all, I saw your eyes looking empty as if you've been evacuating them for months and months and preparing for something that I don't want you to go through.
You're not fine.
So, please tell me. Tell me how I can make it better. Tell me if me being there is of any help. Tell me if you want me to call you at 4 am, to steady your breaths until you can breathe, to listen to your heartbeat until you fall asleep.
From Things That People Want To Hear When They Say They're Fine.
#motivation #positivevibes #staystrong #writing #blogging #writersofinstagram #writersofpakistan #instablog #bloggersofpakistan #medinpakistan #anxiety #instagram #medicstudent #medicalstudent #comparison #loveyourself #instablog #instagram #mentalhealthawareness #instagram #instaday #instapic #instabloggers
It’s Christmas so I’m treating myself - not healthy in anyway but MY FAVOURITE THINGS EVER 😍
Thought I’d post a veggie pic today to pic up on things happening recently. I posted a comparison pic about sausages a few days ago... specifically about “pork sausages” and “Linda McCartney” ... however I didn’t clarify and just labelled them ‘meat’ and ‘vegan’ - in hindsight I have realised what confusion and misleading information this could have produced, as not all products are the same. However, I still stand by my comparison post and the information I provided. .
What I have not appreciated however is the backlash I have got from that, and many other posts recently. The actual professionals in the food and health community are SO supportive and helpful, but I’ve been receiving messages from “nutrition wannabe gurus”, “smoothie diet hero’s” and all those types of people, you know? Often saying my information is incorrect, I don’t know what I’m saying or even that I shouldn’t be posting what I do because it’s unhealthy and not representative of a dietitian. But do you know what, it is. We all make mistakes, we all say things that others might not agree with and all Dietitians are real people too - we don’t always eat healthy and we don’t always make the right choices. But I’m pretty sure others can stand by me here, we definitely don’t deserve the hate of some keyboard warriors hiding behind the screens and fake insta profiles.
All said people have been removed, reported and blocked from my account.
Whom are you constantly comparing yourself to? Did you realise when you do that you’re insulting your Maker? Yes it’s right that we need not think of ourselves higher than we ought to, but doesn’t mean, that you should think of yourself useless, worthless, good for nothing. Every creation has a purpose and you’re the masterpiece of His creation. You’re not just here to exist and die, you are here to make a difference, bring glory to your Maker. Make Him proud of you. God gave you life, it’s up to you what you make of it. “But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, they are without understanding.” 2 Corinthians 10:12. #jessypaul #inspiration #comparison #wordoftheday
WARNING: highly unflattering photos of me.
Fellow TMJ suffers will know. The first photo is showing how wide I can open my mouth every morning. And that's a good morning since I physically can open it. Some mornings I can't open it at all. The second photo is how wide I can open it normally. My TMJ is definitely getting worse. I saw the doctor last week and he was SUPPOSE to put in a referral for me; but he never did. Always make sure you follow up with referrals and tests!
#tmj #jaw #jaws #pain #lockjaw #hurt #doctor #blogger #ncblogger #instablogger #fayetteville #northcarolina #nc #comparison
Казалось бы, мы такие разные - но 👇
По мне так мир дикой природы похож на мир людей- без обид😉 Ну вот смотрите если сравнивать поведение и личные качества людей и животных- это чисто моя аналогия 😁👇
• Белая акула - лютый хищник, и среди людей много таких - «сожрут» Вас, если встанете у них на пути, и не заметят Вас! Есть в окружении такие люди у Вас?
• Гиена - падальщик, вот и люди есть такие! Тебе плохо, у тебя проблемы, и тут этот человек тебя морально добивает и забирает последнее! А таких людей знаете?
• Коала - любит поспать, ну и среди людей хватает жутких лентяев - очень любят, что бы за них сделали всю работу.
• Олень - невероятно трусливый. Да да это благородное животное боится любого звука. Так и у людей- есть трусы, могут быть с виду благородными, но если возникнет опасная ситуация они испугаются и убегут.
• Сорока - птица для леса сторожевая. Улетая от опасности, сорока своим стрекотом переполошит весь лес, предупреждая обитателей о неожиданной опасности. Вот и у нас есть сплетники - ну есть же?!
• Медведь - в русской традиции олицетворяет царя зверей, что на языке соревнований означает удачу и победу. В моем понимании мишка - это простой русский мужик, который лошадь на скаку остановит и в горящую избу войдёт!
• Собака - олицетворяет такие добрые качества как верность, бдительность, привязанность, искренность и послушание. Это просто друг- настоящих друг!
• Пчёлы - это труженики, тружеников в нашем обществе больше все и слава богу! 🤝 на их работе все и держится
Каждое животное Важно, как и человек- во всем должна быть гармония ✊
Пиши, кто ты или дополни своим мнением😉
И ЕЩЁ Я ПРОТИВ ИЗДЕВАТЕЛЬСТВ НАД ЖИВОТНЫМИ И ТЕМ БОЛЕЕ ИЗГОТОВЛЕНИЯ ЧУЧЕЛ ИЗ ЖИВОТНЫХ!!! БЕРЕГИТЕ ПРИРОДУ - ПОВЕРЬТЕ МЫ С ПРИРОДОЙ ОДНО ЦЕЛОЕ!!! 🤝
#работа #животные #люди #сопоставление #общество #природа #дикаяприрода #характер #сравнение #медведь #друзья #друганы #work #people #mapping #society #nature #diapered #nature #comparison #bear #friends #boys #instagood #igara #i4i #я #фото #photo #инстаграманет #i #я