These past couple of weeks I’ve been plateauing motivation wise because I’ve gotten past the “beginner gains” phase that beginner lifters often experience. Plus it was my 21st birthday so…obviously no gains there! I actually knew I was going to plateau, I read all about it. But now that it’s actually happening…what do I do?!
Well, whenever I have a lack of motivation I find that one thing helps me. Taking pictures. It’s weird but something about taking a picture really puts things into a new view for me. It reminds me how far I’ve come and how much more I can do.
I took this picture today on my way out to the gym for my “fitstagram” account @dashafitness . It was SO sweet and nice to see all the compliments from my Instagram followers!
Then my day got even better when I got to the gym! (I go to planet fitness – judge me – but this explains why I am talking to a 70 yr old man in the story)
So as I’m about to start doing my step ups an old man comes over signaling me to take out my ear phones. He asked me if I was a dancer or a gymnast because my physique looked like I did. Well, I used to dance when I was younger but I sure as heck didn’t look like I do now. This came from lifting sir! He was so sweet for complimenting me he told me to keep up the good work because it sure is paying off! HOW AWESOME AND CUTE!! Love you lil ole man woohoo planet fitness for life!!
THEN I started thinking…we often times compare ourselves to others but we need to start focusing more on ourselves. Are you being or doing better than yesterday? What’s one positive thing about your day? I admit, sometimes I find myself feeling envious of others…what I really should be is happy for others. So tomorrow I will focus on feeling happy for other’s strength, not envious of their success. I have my own success to be proud of !!