Perhaps it’s like going to a pub. The mind offers negative thoughts, the pub offers alcohol. Your not going to get rid of the pubs, but you can sit there and not drink. Be in the pub but not drinking. Experience the mind presenting negative thoughts but not believing and buying into them.
Yeah, this is a long one... 😂
I feel like when you do something, there's always people who are going to have an opinion about it. It's now pretty funny, because sometimes those people who have an opinion... completely end up contradicting themselves a few months later.
All this year I coped with "You're too skinny, put on some weight" or "eat some real food like pizza". And now I get "why go through all that to get abs, when you're not going to keep them anyway" and "You're just making excuses - you could keep you're comp body if you like". Okay bud...
That's cool, not everyone will understand. 🖐
Have those people changed my mind about what I want to do? ❌nah.
I got into comp prep knowing that I would get super lean and then not be able to healthily maintain it long term. However, it was still shocking to me as a first experience.
This time around I thought "hey, this time last year, I wasn't as strong, and I had a completely different body composition to what I have now. I haven't backtracked, I've made a hell of a lot of progress." I didn't make completely reasonable choices this time around, but I managed to get myself back on the horse and into following a reverse diet without beating myself up about it.
And as the weeks go by... My strength continues to increase and I'm still always aiming to remain content with me and accountable for my actions.
The girl on the left was happy with how she was going for the goal that was in the short term at the time. The girl on the right is loving the fact that she's back to lifting heavier again and is focussing on her long term and ongoing goals. (Even if she can't grate cheese🧀 on her abs at the moment).
Body Shaming! It's really not okay. Wether you think i look fat or skinny in this photo, it is not up to you to make comments and verbally bash someone else. It is Unbelievable on how many comments came from cars from both males and females telling me to put a shirt on etc.. You have no idea how hard it was for me to walk wearing this today, it took alot of courage. And you have no idea how hard I have worked to get to where i am today! 30kgs down! I understand why there are so many people that don't love themselves or feel comfortable on their own body because they believe they need to be something else, to prove to these people. I was and still slightly am one of those people. At the start i wanted to put on baggy clothes and go home and curl into a ball on my bed and cry, but instead I turned my music up on my earphones and i strutted my stuff in the 30° heat with sweat trickling down my body. And i do not even care! Why people feel the need to put others down i will never understand! #haters#dontphaseme#takeyourcommentselsewhere#negativitynotneeded#positivity#loveyourself#workhard#beproud#ownit
The right attitude will take you far and you need the right mindset as your first step.
Ask yourself daily - am I having a growth mindset or a fixed mindset now? Is my ego being an obstacle? The answers will determine the rest of your day.
What I want you to do is to be aware of your current emotions and act positively on it. Passive aggressiveness and being defensive will not take you far, as least not in my book 😎🙌🏼👍🏼 #NegativityNotNeeded
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I am so thankful for those positive people in my life 💕 Who is someone who helps you spread positivity in your life and to your students? #positivevibesonly#negativitynotneeded