Fitness Check In #13

Hello everybody!

I’ve been very hardworking and been updating on Instagram very regularly, so I don’t feel like I’ve been gone. In fact, it makes me a little lazy when it comes to proper blogging, because I have to take photos using my DSLR, edit, upload, write an essay, etc. LOL! On Instagram, you get a more realistic touch from me, because my feed is organic. Not curated at all, because that’s not my style. At the moment, I’m working on going through all my palettes and creating a look using the said palette. So far, I think I’ve done 4 or 5 so go have a look!

I wanted to come in here today to talk about my progress on myself. I think all of us have some sort of goals for ourselves, and for me, physically, I want to be stronger, and look better as a bonus. I’m happy to say that I’ve been getting stronger, and just yesterday, when my coach (aka husband) checked my push up form, he said, Great, perfect. DO YOU KNOW WHAT A BIG DEAL IT IS FOR ME?!?!!! Previously, there was always something I needed to improve. Getting my chest lower on the floor, getting my body straighter, core tighter, elbows closer to the body etc… but now, it’s perfect. I’m so proud of myself! And that’s also due to consistent training to strengthen my chest and triceps, by pushing my own limits and lifting heavier than I think possible.

Why do I do this, you ask? Well, for one, and right now, the biggest motivator, is the badass feeling of being strong. Stronger than even the men in the gym while looking much smaller than they are, the look of awe on their faces. Call it vanity but it does boost my confidence, making me want to lift heavier. At the same time, I get some women who come to me to tell me that I look so much smaller (strangers I see at the gym) and they ask me how I get so strong. It’s like they want to be stronger as well but afraid to.

My friends, don’t be afraid to get strong. Don’t be afraid to lift heavier than you think you can because I guarantee you, you are stronger than you think! Get a qualified coach to guide you on the proper form and push yourself. You will surprise and empower yourself! And no, being stronger does not mean looking bulkier. It takes a long time to build muscles, as I’ve said many times before. If lifting is not for you, then do something you think you like and push yourself to do something uncomfortable. If you like running and have been running 5K, then go for 10K. Once you achieve it, you WILL feel great about yourself because you achieved something you didn’t think you could!

Look, I’m not a fitness coach, nor am I a motivational speaker. I am here to tell you my experience that when you push yourself to an uncomfortable state, and then conquer it, it will only get easier, and you will get stronger.

I’m literally typing whatever is on my mind right now, and at this very moment, I want you to know that you are strong. Wherever you are, whatever stage you are right now, whatever you are going through, you are stronger than you think. You just have to break that inertia, that comfort zone, push through it and you’ll experience something entirely different. Something even better 🙂

Love you guys!

 

xoxo Lily