Progress = Success

So most of you know that my husband and I recently got a gym membership and yesterday was the start of week 3 for us.

Today, was a big step for me because I went up in weight in almost everything I do! When I started I was only doing the minimal for most of the machines, but not anymore! It is such a good feeling to finally feel the progress starting and my muscles building. I can honestly say I have never felt this confident in what I’m doing.

I have always been pretty athletic as I was a swimmer and did track and field in high school. I was not the best at either of these sports, but it was nice being apart of something in high school and being active is always important. Since I left high school four years (wow I’m old) ago I haven’t really kept up with maintaining a healthy active lifestyle. I may “look skinny” to most people, but under the clothes I have a beer gut and a flat butt and it has always made me feel self cautious about my body. Just because I look thin doesn’t mean I’m healthy. Yeah I eat generally healthy and take a hike here and there, but I know I can do more with my body and feel good about myself.

When we got the membership to the gym I was very skeptical because I didn’t want to add an extra bill on top of all the other ones we have, but now I am so happy we did it. The first couple days were so intimidating for me because I knew how weak I was and its hard looking at everyone else around me and I immediately start comparing myself to all the other people who are in such great shape and can lift so much weight. I think that is why I never kept with working out before because I would always talk down about myself, like I couldn’t be strong. Now that’s not the case.

I know I can keep building (not that I want to be a bulky woman), I know that I can truly eat heathy if I set my mind to it, I know that I will go to the gym 5-6 days of the week, I know my husband is always there pushing me to be the best I can be and I know that my self-confidence will only grow stronger, mentally as I do physically. img_5413This a typical “gym selfie” (I only did it for this post) (ps this is after workout so I’m gross and my hair is sticking to my head)

I hope that this post inspired anyone that they can be strong enough to better themselves if they put their mind to it. Like I said, this is my third week going to the gym and I am just now seeing a slight progression. The key is starting and keeping the mind-set that you can achieve anything you want to with the right kind of self-discipline.

Hey guys don’t forget its tequilla tuesday so take a shot you made it through day 2 of your work week!

A side note I am also on week three of wearing no makeup and my skin feels so great!

Alright Girl Scouts, Peace out.

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