Are you doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results?
Yes this can obviously be applied to fitness and health but it can also be applied to so much more. From daily routine to broader picture relationships and jobs. Before starting these programs I was a HOT MESS. I thought I was broken. I thought I was the exception. I thought I could eat whatever I wanted (and even too much) and then go run it off and be healthy. I didn’t understand why I felt run down. I didn’t understand why I couldn’t get abs even though my life was constantly focused on what I would eat and when I would workout.
Relationships too. I hate to say it but I was repeating over and over. Finding similar men who should be perfect on paper but then not understanding why I ended up in the same story over and over again at the end of the relationships. Feeling taken advantage of, losing a little of myself, and back to square 1.
These programs (working out only 40 min a day instead was of 3 hours like I used to), personal development, therapy, refinding a relationship with a higher power... actually taking time out of every single day to say “this isn’t comfortable but it’s what will make me better” is what changed life for me and broke this cycle. It won’t be comfortable but when comfortable is what is unhealthy, it’s time to get very uncomfortable and change.
Did I want to get in social media and share my journey? This introvert absolutely did not. Did I need to do something different to hold myself accountable? absolutely. Did I want to turn internally and really look at what I needed to change? No. I did though, and I will continue to do so forever.
Face the uncomfortable today. Start a new routine, do something in public you never thought you’d do, try to learn something new and then teach someone else about it. You are enough and it’s time we all start taking care of ourselves and loving ourselves like we are.