It pays off. It really, truly does. When you have a fitness goal it can be very easy to get discouraged when you’re not seeing the results you want like, right now. We live in an instant gratification kind of world. We all want what we want right friggin’ NOW. Know what makes this worse? When you start comparing yourself to the super fit person working out right next to you in the gym. This is where the ego takes over and you start beating yourself up mentally. The in your head conversation generally goes something like this: “WTH? Why can’t I look like that? OMG that chick has the perfect body. It’s not fair! I am killing myself in here every day and I don’t look like that. This sucks. I hate her. Why am I even bothering? I’m wasting my time. Is it even worth it when I’m not seeing any results?”
Sound familiar? Now let’s look at it from a logical, sane perspective. First of all, the only person you need to compete with is the person you were yesterday. What someone else is doing or looks like has absolutely zero to do with you. ZERO. So cut it out. Second, you have no idea how long that person next to you has been working out. If they have an awesome bod then they have worked damn hard to get it. They didn’t get super fit by eating chocolate cake and watching “Real Housewives of Wherever” marathons on TV every night. I guarantee they get after it in the gym – A LOT. They are hyper focused on their diet. And they have made a commitment to be the best version of themselves as possible.
So realize that all this sacrifice your making – getting up at zero dark thirty to run, turning down the tempting donut at the office, packing your lunch every day instead of hitting the drive through. All of those good choices you’re making are paying off. Just because you’re not seeing results yet doesn’t mean you’re not making progress. So stop comparing yourself to others and focus on you. Keep consistently working toward your goals and you WILL see a payoff.