It’s a journey, not a race..

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So here I sit. Three months and a bit into my renewed fitness journey. Not really much progress weight wise, and if I’m being honest, I have more moments where I feel discouraged than encouraged.
Perhaps because there seems to be a mentality on social media that it’s a race, not a long and carefully crafted journey.
On Instagram, we’re bombarded with posts where people have “lost weight” or turned themselves into rock-hard bodies all in 2 or 3 months. There are posts of scantaly clad women (and men) with shredded bodies, and people trying to cash in on lost souls who want a quick fix.
When you go to HIIT every day and you don’t see these “immediate” results, it’s easy to get discouraged.

But what the posts fail to disclose is that it’s a lifestyle, not a quick fix. Seeing those pictures makes it really hard to accept my body, even though I am trying to make it better.

And p.s., just because you have abs doesn’t mean I need to see you in your underpants, but that’s none of my business.

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What is exciting is that although I’m still fighting the jiggle, I am noticing some progress in my ability. I am very proud of myself for being able to fight through rather than give up, use heavier weights, and I suppose this is up for debate from the instructors, but I feel there are less dirty looks? With the exception of lunge-knee-ups and mountain climbers. Those are dirty look worthy I feel.

My biggest downfall remains my diet. I love beer. Like, love it, want to marry it and stare lovingly into its delicious bubbly gaze. Meal planning with two jobs remains a challenge as well, and while it can be viewed as an excuse, when I end up working on my meal-planning day, it throws me out of whack.
But I’m working on it, that counts right? If anyone has tips for this — I’d love to hear it.

Heather McIntire remains my “fitsporation” — she kills it all the time and has made such amazing progress — including listening to the chorus of us that have been telling her she needs to slow it down a little. 🙂

Thanks to all the Blitzers again for being so supportive, including the trainers. I wouldn’t give you guys dirty looks if I a) didn’t love ya or b)know that you’re just trying to kick my butt in the right direction.

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I encourage you all to find your own fitsporation within one another, and not on Instagram…or you can, whatever floats your fit little boats. 🙂

Allison

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