For the past couple weeks I’ve been very wishy-washy about going to the gym and not eating pizza twelve times a day, and it’s always such a depressing feeling. Normally when classes start back up for me (I’m a senior in college), I get my life together and start scheduling out my days so that I’m less stressed, but it seems like this semester has been worse than others. #senioritis anyone?
Anyway, I feel like when I’m feeling really down about my fitness goals I turn to social media. My fitness Pinterest board has over 1000 saved pins and at least 50% of the people I follow on my Instagram (@squatlikeagirlblog *wink*) are related to fitness or clean eating in some way. If you log on to social media and see nothing but people partying, eating out, and watching Netflix then you’ll party, eat out, and watch Netflix. If you log on and see people making healthy choices and working out and flexing their muscles then you’ll want to work out and eat healthy and flex your muscles – FACT.
This brings me to my major point for the day: if you’re doing it and committing to making healthy choices, it might be a good idea to make yourself a social media account through Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter. It’s the best way to keep yourself accountable, especially if you don’t have the luxury of having a personal trainer. People on the internet want to see you succeed, because that shows them that they might be able to do it, too.
The whole reason I got my schedule together this week is because I knew it had been a while since I made my last post, and I knew I wasn’t going to be able to play off the fact that I haven’t gone to the gym in literally ten days. Nobody wants to brag about how much they suck, amirite? Nobody’s perfect and we all need rest days (maybe not ten in a row, but hey). The important part is that I own up to it to all of my followers and get back in control of my life.
People like you, my wonderful reader, are why I’ve stuck out this long. Obviously, I’m doing this more for myself than anything else. I want to make a positive change in my life. Having an influence on others, though, is something I don’t take lightly. I know that some of you may be reading this because you need some fitspiration. I know that some of you may be reading this because you want someone to push you to better yourself. I know that some of you may be reading this laughing about how I’ll never actually reach my goals because I love pizza too much. All of those reasons are fine with me, but I do this because I want y’all to know that I am doing it, and you can do it, too. I can tell you from experience, there is nothing like hitting a huge milestone in your fitness journey. Some of my proudest moments have been made in the gym.
So, if you’re doing this like I am, be an inspiration to someone else who needs you. We’re slowly making the world a healthier, happier place and we’re changing lives, even though we may not realize it. The next time you hit a fitness goal, post about it. You getting excited will make others get excited about their own goals and we should all be trying to lift each other up. It’s a good reminder for your followers that they need to value their health.
I hope y’all have a fabulous, active day.