Today in our challenge group we were talking about negative thoughts and ideas that can hinder our healing and growth and as we shared our stories, one of my challengers commented that she had realized she needs to be content with her body and stop envying my abs! I laughed out loud! These 4 pictures were taken this year, since May actually!
My abs are in a constant state of flux depending on my life circumstances! I love to be toned but I have kids that don't sleep, and a life that requires a certain amount of flexibility. I lose muscle quickly and I get discouraged a lot! Part of why I love coaching is because I get to share my crazy journey and show other women it's all a process.
My nutrition has to be PERFECT to maintain the abs and with a family it gets tough but I have decided that its about whats best for my family, ALL of us, its not all about me maintaining muscles. I'm healthy, I'm eating better than I ever have, so if leaving some wiggle room gives my children a happy childhood and keeps my husband from losing his mind than I need to learn to be content.
It comes in waves, and I have learned to just do my best and ride it out! I do understand though, I have people in my life who make me envious but it's all about perspective. And I have gained so much more knowledge throughout this process. Trying the different programs, following the different nutrition plans, I keep gleaning things that help me!
Fitness is a journey not a destination! It's about respecting your body, practicing self-care, thinking about the future, while enjoying the present!
Don't envy anyone, just fall in love with the process and remember progress isn't all physical! Finding that balance and having a healthy mentality and emotional state of being is part of the journey too! Being able to enjoy your life is more important than a six pack!
"And Aubrey was her name. A not so very ordinary girl or name."(Or so says David Gates ;) I'm a wife to Phillip, a mother to Scarlett and Juliet. We live in the beautiful city of Thornton, Co. I'm a recovering red bull addict. I love to read. I hate to cook. I seek to be inspired and also to inspire others. I am a Beachbody Coach on a quest to be truly healthy mind, soul, and body and challenge others to do the same.