I think it’s time we talk about how comparison when it comes to your weight loss and health journey is keeping you from reaching your goals….
I totally get it, we’ve ALL been there. Because to be honest, humans are practically wired to compare themselves as a way of self-reflection. And women, especially, tend to compare themselves to others more often as a way to evaluate themselves.
And as much as we all love social media, it makes things even more complicated in this day and age!
But no matter what your weight loss goals are, if you’re comparing yourself to others, you’re doing it WRONG!
I want you to ask yourself these questions and listen up:
-Do you find yourself NOT working on your own goals because you’re too worried about the new diet so-and-so is doing?
-Are you spending more time worried about what’s on someone else’s plate than you are enjoying your own food?
-Are you admiring someone else’s body/success/style/strength/performance and then talking SMACK to yourself?
If you answered yes to any of those (…or maybe all of them…), I KNOW comparison is what’s standing in the way of you reaching your goals!
Let me explain why.
I’ve coached hundreds of women at this point, and I can tell you that no two women are the same. We’re vastly different (as we should be), and we’re special! 💁♀️
So why do we assume what works for someone else’s body or life will also work for our own??? Eating like them, dieting like them, trying to follow their exact same routine…it’s setting yourself up for FAILURE!
Your body is different, your goals are different, your needs are different, and your history is different. YOU are different!
Ever heard the quote “comparison is the thief of joy”? I know it’s cliché, but it’s SO TRUE!
If you’re spending time comparing yourself to someone else’s journey and success, you’re wasting time and energy that could be used to focus on your goals, your new habits, and the WINS you’ve already achieved!
If you’re stuck in the cycle of comparing yourself, I have some tips to help you start focusing on YOU again.
- Only compare yourself to YOU. Seriously. If you have to compare yourself to anyone, it should only be a past version of you. Where were you at 3, 6, 9 months ago in your journey compared to now? What habits have you adopted that you’re mastering? What goals have you already accomplished? I love this tip because it helps you celebrate the achievements you’ve made so far. It’s also a reminder that you are ~FABULOUS~
- On that note, focus on gratitude for how far you’ve come already and where you’re headed. Acknowledge the hardships you’ve overcome and how thankful you are to be working towards your goals.
- Clean up your social media. I am a strong believer that while social media can be wonderful for many reasons, it is also one of the easiest ways to compare your journey to others. If you follow accounts that are making you doubt yourself, your progress, or your capabilities when it comes to your weight loss goals, maybe it’s time to hit the mute or unfollow button sis…
In the Busy Gal Nutrition coaching program, we believe one-on-one coaching is the best way to get you to focus on YOUR journey by learning YOUR unique needs. So you can stop comparing and finally feel like you know how to eat for your body for LIFE! If you think you’re a good fit for our coaching program, click here to learn more!
Because after all, you’re the expert on you 😘