So I have had a rather difficult week with my progress. I have smashed by training and eaten well bar my cheat meal last night but yesterday as I was getting ready for the evening I just kept looking at my body in the mirror and all my clothes I wanted to fit into and felt that my problem area (my stomach) just looked so awful in all of the outfits and that my exercise wasn’t working… much to my boyfriends annoyance.
The fact is, I had started looking at others progress pictures and had seen the changes that only a few weeks had made to their stomach and then I looked at my stomach and thought, I am not seeing that kind of change. I went out last night feeling rather low about myself. After speaking to my friend about my crisis of confidence and then my bf I realised this. My stomach has always been my problem area, therefore, it is going to take the longest time to change. The progress pictures I am seeing of others are their progress, their journey, their changes. They have different body types, metabolism and different problem areas to me. They may not be able to get their thighs to tone as easily as mine do or make their bum perter which I am also able to do. Everyone is different and my stomach will get their in time, it is just going to take longer than others.
My boyfriend then started listing of the things that have changed for me. I am no longer getting stomach problems, my skin is clearer, I have more energy and as said above, my thighs are getting smaller, my bum is perter and I have started getting (small) muscles in my arms. I am getting stronger every day and I am now able to do two full press ups. I can’t spend my life comparing my journey with others as it is a very different journey and path I am following. This is a lifestyle change and at the end of the day I am not doing this for a quick fix, I am doing this for a healthier life to continue and live by forever. My toned stomach will occur and when it does I will be so happy that I stuck to it.