I have days when I feel small and puny.
I have days when I think that my legs will never grow.
I have days when I think that I’ve gained all the muscle I’ll ever gain.
I have days when I feel skinny fat.
I have days when I feel weak.
I have days when my mind is filled with self doubt and negativity.
So what do I do when discouragement sets in?
I remind myself how far I’ve come-how my shoulders are rounder, my back is thicker, my abs are leaner, and my legs are fuller than they were 2 years ago. I think about how strong I am- how I can bust out pullups and throw my bodyweight up over my head.
I think about how awesome it makes me feel to train hard-seeing what my body is capable of, pushing myself to the limit, feeling my heart racing, my muscles burning, the sweat dripping from my face.
I dismiss all negative thoughts and replace them with positive thoughts. I visualize myself where I want to be. I make myself go in and put in the work day after day, knowing that it HAS and will continue to pay off.
I focus on my performance and setting goals, always striving to be better. I remind myself why I train-for my health, my quality of life, to be strong, and to feel good. I remind myself to have fun and enjoy the journey.