Change is something that we all deal with on a day to day basis. Whether that be a change in your route to work, a change in your mood, a change in your shape, a change in your food diary, a change in how you’re asked to dress one day; we’ve just learned over time how to deal with these changes.
The biggest change of all that is generally some what neglected is the change within ourselves. We’re too busy juggling all of the external variables that can change our day/week/month/life that we often forget to check back in with ourselves and see where we’re at.
In order to grow and continue to grow as person you need to accept these changes within and realise it’s okay that you’re not the same person you were 10 years ago. I mean I wouldn’t be where I am today if I hadn’t grown from the person I was when I was 15.
It’s only now that I’m 25 and so happy with where I am as a person and professionally that I realise just how much I’ve grown as a person. I’m no longer an insecure 15 year old striving for jutting out collarbones and the all important ‘thigh gap’; I’m a healthy, happy competitive sponsored athlete and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else! It’s important to note that at the time those things obviously meant so much so they aren’t insignificant at all, but in growing as a person my values and goals are so very different now.
The most important project you can invest in is yourself. You only have one body, you need to look after it. Mind, body and soul working as one. While the balance between these may shift and compensate in tough and challenging times, your health should always come first.
While you’re sat at home wishing you had someone else’s legs or bum or abs, there’ll be someone else sat at home wishing they had your hair or your clear skin or your goofy smile. Embrace your quirks and changes as you grow as a person. If at any point your down or struggling with motivation, only look back to see how far you’ve come. Progress isn’t only physical, but mental too. Progress > Perfection.
I am far stronger mentally as well as being obviously stronger physically than the 15year old girl I once was. The process wasn’t easy at all and there were plenty of bumps along the way from heart operations to relationships ending, to university and awful jobs. As they say nothing worth having comes easy, so I’m not saying it’ll be easy… What I’m saying is it’ll be worth it!
The truth is no one is you and that is your super power.