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Let’s get real. 💁🏻‍♂️ Not Instagram “real” … like REAL life real. 🤗 

LIFE IS NOT A MAGAZINE SPREAD. No amount of makeup, spray tan or insta filters can change that. 

Learn to love YOU and ALL your flaws. 💕

When it comes to setting out on our weight loss journey we usually feel invigorated, motivated and determined. 💪🏻🔥 

You start off strong. The scale plays ball and the numbers start to drop. 😁

One month later and that light inside you can start to dim. You begin asking yourself “why am I doing this?” 

Then the monster that is social media pops it’s little head up. 😈 It has you scrolling through posts of fitness enthusiasts that you look up to. With god / goddess like bodies. Modeling that bikini / speedo you plan on buying in the hopes you will look JUST LIKE THEM! 🤦🏻‍♂️

Guess what? You will never look like them. It’s a hard pill to swallow, but it’s the truth. 💊 

They are living a life of smoke and mirrors. Don’t get me wrong… it’s not that I’m saying it’s impossible. DEFINITELY NOT. You are more than capable of amazing things!! The sooner you can realize that the sooner you can devote all that energy back into YOU. 

And yes – I’m speaking from personal experience. 🤗

I may never have rock hard abs, biceps the size of boulders, or quads of steel. I may never get that “modeling contract” from Instagram that they all have 🤪 

What I do have is the bragging rights of losing 32kgs 💪🏻 Running a marathon in under 4 hours. The fact that I have an amazing support system behind me. The list goes on. ❤️ And yes, that list includes stretch marks. Not only are they a reminder of what I put my body through, but they also serve as my battle scars. And I’m not ashamed of them.

What I’m saying is… think of all that energy spent on worrying about the things you don’t have. All the “things” you wish you were. All that time lowering your self worth. 😢 Instead… try focus on the good that’s in your life. 

Over the years I’ve learnt that fitness is more than physical. It goes hand in hand with your mind and soul. 

It’s easy to smash a killer session and feel good short term, but unless you find a happy medium you will always find yourself “starting over” 🙁 

My advice? 

Spend time on YOU. Make time for YOU. Get to know YOU. 

The last one may sound odd… “Get to know you”? 

You will be surprised how little you know about yourself. The world moves at such a rapid pace that we lose time. We lose ourselves. 

So grab a book. Meditate. Just put aside time in the day that is dedicated to you. Create a list of things you’ve always wanted to try. AND DO IT. 

MOST OF ALL… don’t compare yourself to anyone else. You are a snowflake. Unique and one of a kind. The sooner you realize that the sooner you will realize your self worth. 

Happy Running