Fitness has been part of me for a long time. I am not ripped or anything with a low percent of body fat. It is just something I love to do and what it makes me feel on the inside. I am learning about my body as I listen to it. I am happy of the strength, endurance, and flexibility I have. It is not perfect but the fruit of being active is very beneficial.
I describe my fitness journey as love and hate relationship. Some days, I am motivated and some days is the opposite. I struggle. And time can be too tight to squeeze in everything.
More than a year ago, I joined a fitness group, Be Fit Pinay, on Facebook. We share health information from workout to nutrition, before and after, winning progress and some of our low points. The group is supportive. It challenges me to keep motivated. The downside of it can be depressing when I compare myself with the progress of others. When I feel like I am running behind. It makes me unhappy. It becomes worst when I get fixated with fitness images on the internet and magazines.
I settled myself with the realization that everyone’s body is different. Everyone’s goal is different. My weakness could be their strength and my strength could be their weakness, even the way we perceive every details of life can be different.
Life is not fair but it should not stop oneself to move forward. The success of others should not halt us to trust the process. Make it an inspiration not comparison. Let it be a learning experience instead of making it a reason to doubt and not believe on ourselves.
We really have to focus on our own journey. Face our challenges and goals. Not allowing our motivation and perseverance to be robbed of what is around us. Fear not on others’ expectation instead fix our eyes on where we are heading. This reminds me of Peter on the Book of Matthew 14:28-31:
28 “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”
29 “Come,” he said.
Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!”
31 Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
Have faith and be blessed. Be the best version of ourselves and make it contagious.
God bless you!
P.S Let’s take this journey as unique individuals. Different in so many ways but special because our body and mind is designed wonderfully by our Creator, Whom we can connect first thing, and Who is able to guide us throughout our day. We need His super power. Nothing lift our spirit up better than our God.
“With people it is impossible, but not with God; for all things are possible with God.”