I recently read a fantastic piece on YouFood's blog called The Rise of Health Porn, and Why Not All Inspiration is Created Equal. The gist of it was that many of us spend more time looking at fitspiration than actually taking action towards our goals, and that's mainly because these images, like the ones above, give us only empty promises of a better tomorrow and little information as to how one gets there.
I'm here to confess that in the past I have often gotten lost down the dark hole of Pinterest health porn, surfacing for air far later, feeling ashamed and a little dirty. Oh, wait... that was that time I googled Hentai porn.
But seriously, I know that I've spent countless hours looking instead of doing, thinking about instead of taking action. So I get why we do this.
I'm also here to tell you that the only way you're going to reach your fitness and health goals is by creating a plan, finding a community to support you in this plan, and then digging deep by doing the hard work of implementing and sticking to your plan.
There are numerous ways to do this. In the beginning, I did it completely on my own. Read a book or two, completely changed the way I ate, began exercising consistently, and the results finally convinced others in my family to join me. That was almost 12 years ago, and I still find it difficult. I won't sugar-coat it- eating healthy and being fit is work. A lot of work. And if you're not inspired daily by those around you, you're guaranteed to become frustrated.
This is why having a pack is key for me... support, accountability, fun, and friendship. Nowadays, it's easier than ever to find your peeps. Social media is a great tool for creating a tribe of like-minded individuals working towards something together. So, if you've been struggling, or are beginning to feel that it's hopeless, I want you to know that I've been there. And you are not alone. Join my pack and take that first step towards becoming your best, most confident you.
Oh, and by the way, you can follow me on YouFood as well @gonnagetripped2015.
No. It didn't happen. I didn't get ripped in 2015. But every day, I'm one step closer.
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