Body Comparison in the Fitness

Comparison was the easiest way that I found to lose sight of my progress and get impatient with the process of improvement. A lot of the issues with comparison lie in our minds and the way we think about ourselves. We think if someone is better than us then we must inherently be “less than.” The issue with this thought, especially in fitness, is that it fails to recognize the amount of time and effort it took to get this “superior” person to get where they are. No one sees the grind and therefore they are merely paying attention to the end result. Think of this as making a delicious cake because let’s be honest I fricken love cake. We don’t know the ingredients, oven temperature, or bake time yet we are wondering why our cakes look and taste sub par. I used to follow tons of cakes with skinny legs and six packs on instagram and my fitness goals were centered around looking like them. In reality, it’s easy to want to be like somebody without having to endure their journey. And in putting all of my energy in wanting, I was neglecting my own fitness.

My own fitness journey is going to be completely different than someone else’s. I, for damn sure, am not going to have a thigh gap like some of the people I once compared myself against. That’s not to say that I can’t better myself but that gap is just not going to happen for me. My body type was not designed and positioned for such a thing to occur. I had to let go of everything I thought I wanted to be in order to focus on my progress and tailor my goals to the body I was blessed with. You can always be a better you but you will never be someone else. In that statement lies all the motivation I needed to ditch the comparison and strive to improve my own self and my own body… thigh gap-less and all.