When Discouragement Sets In...

I have days when I feel small and puny.
I have days when I think that my legs will never grow.
I have days when I think that I've gained all the muscle I'll ever gain.
I have days when I feel skinny fat.
I have days when I feel weak.
I have days when my mind is filled with self doubt and negativity.

What do I do when discouragement sets in?

I remind myself how far I’ve come-how my shoulders are rounder, my back is thicker, my abs are leaner, and my legs are fuller than they were 2 years ago. I think about how strong I am- how I can bust out 13 pullups and throw my bodyweight up over my head.
 
I think about how awesome it makes me feel to train hard-seeing what my body is capable of, pushing myself to the limit, feeling my heart racing, my muscles burning, the sweat dripping from my face.
 
I dismiss all negative thoughts and replace them with positve thoughts. I tell myself, "Your legs WILL grow, you DO have muscle, you are HUUGE!" I visualize myself where I want to be-lean and more muscular, with full, round shoulders and bigger butt.  I make myself go in and put in the work day after day, knowing that it HAS and will pay off. 
 
I focus on my performance and setting goals, always striving to be better. I remind myself why I  train-for my health, my quality of life, to be strong, to feel good, and to not be average. I remind myself to have fun and enjoy the journey.
   
You can either let discouragement bring you down; wallow in your misery, give up, quit, let the negativity win....OR you can let discouragment fuel you to keep going, to be strong, to think positive and to believe in yourself.

 

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  1. Love this! Great, encouraging post :)

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    1. Thank you! My response to your blog the other day inspired this post. so thanks. ;)

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  2. Awesome post!!! It came exactly when I needed it :) Thanks for all the work you do!

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  3. Couldn't have said it better myself!

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  4. Beautiful post, hunnie! I can totally relate, but positive thoughts are definitely the way to correct the negative ones :)

    xoxo

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  5. I've been feeling so down in the dumps recently and REALLY needed to see this. I think I am facing in the right direction, but sometimes walking seems so. hard. But! I don't want to wallow in self pity anymore! Thanks so much for this post. I'm getting up (and out) RIGHT now! :)

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    1. Thanks! We all go through those times. You really have to try to change your mindset and then just make your body follow!

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