Good morning Fondues!
ARE YOU READY FOR ME TO HIT YOU WITH SOME TRUTH?!
Every time I post a selfie, I get messages and comments that tend to fall under 2 categories…
‘Nobody cares! Go get a job!’ (You cared enough to open, read and comment, and I have a job, three actually, but thank you anyway.)
‘Amazing! I will never look like this! (cry emoji)’
OK first of all, let me just INSIST that you absolutely WILL look like this if you learn how to eat properly, train properly and be consistent properly.
I’ve been training for 3 years now, and I didn’t look anything like I do or train anything like I do for the first 2, that’s for sure!
Add to that, I would probably be further along if I cut out all the holidays and weeks off in between, in fact, I definitely would.
TIME, RESEARCH AND CONSISTENCY ARE KEY TO CHANGING YOUR BODY!
Secondly, I want to show you something…
The image on the left was me earlier that morning BEFORE training and with a bladder full of liquids (sorry).
The image on the right is me after 20 minutes of fasted cardio and several ab sets, having forgotten my water bottle and feeling dehydrated as hell.
I can’t remember the last time I used a filter, although I definitely used to, but I realised in order to be accountable and allowed to preach and rant about my body, I had to be real about what my body looked like.
I’ve NEVER used photoshop, although I probably would have if I knew where to find it!
Time of day makes a HUGE difference to aesthetics. You’re going to look lean if you take a selfie first thing in the morning and you’re going to have a pump if you take a selfie directly after training. You’re NOT going to look lean after a day full of food and water. I certainly don’t.
I wanted to write this because the fact of the matter is, we ALL look at the photos our ‘fitspos’ post and want to crawl into a pizza filled hole and give up. But don’t be too convinced. A lot of these people use filters. A lot of these people are on very naughty supplements. A lot of them will only take selfless at a specific time of day. And most of them have been training for YEARS.
The moral of the story is this: Focus on your OWN journey and don’t concern yourself with others’. YOU WILL GET THERE TOO … I did.