You ever felt like a failure?
Don’t worry, you’re not alone. There comes a time during your fitness journey when you look in the mirror and just feel bummed out. Why? Because you’re not seeing the results you want. That’s when you start to think: “This isn’t working! What the hell am I doing wrong?”
Well…I reached that limit.
Recently I was looking in the mirror, comparing myself to photos of the past, and thinking that I’m doing all of this work for nothing. To save myself from internal turmoil, I called my brother who’s been helping me stay on track. After I vented and cried about how I’m not seeing results, his response blew me away:
“Are you kidding me Kim? It’s only been a month. You have to enjoy the process. If you only aim for the results it’s not gonna work.”
I realized that I was so focused on seeing instant results in my outer appearance that I completely blocked out how much progress I’ve made in one month:
- Back Squat so far is 120 lbs
- Split Jerk is 100 lbs
- Deadlift is 160 lbs
If you were to ask me to split jerk 100 pounds a month ago, I would’ve laughed. But I can do that now! And that’s when it hit me: We as humans, especially millennial’s, are so consumed with instant gratification.
We need to learn how to be patient!
Honestly, we don’t like waiting and our patience has been running thin year by year. As technology advances and things become “easier”, we want things NOW. We don’t want to wait, or even work, for things that are important to us anymore. But when it comes to personal growth, it doesn’t work that way. Which means when we don’t get the results we want at the time we want them, we stop and decided that this doesn’t work.
This why so many people fail in their fitness journey and quit!
It’s not because the programs suck or the diet sucks, it’s because we don’t want to put in the work and be patient.
If there’s anything that I hope for you, is the learn how to EMBRACE THE PROCESS. Embrace the small victories and let that motivation to keep going. Maybe you see some shape coming in on your arms, maybe you stayed on a diet more then a week, or maybe you’re able to lift heavier then before. All of those small victories matter!
They’re part of the bigger picture of becoming a better and healthier you. So don’t give up on yourself so easily. Keep grinding it out!
Was there ever a time where you felt like giving up? Leave a comment below and let me know. Also if you like this post, make sure you share it with friends and family.
Til next time babes,