Comparison is the thief of joy

Comparison is truly a thief of joy, and if you spend any time on social media it's easy to get bogged down in the mire of keeping up with the Jonses.
  • Why can't I look like that?
  • I'm working so hard, and I'll never have the body I want!
  • I'm doing that diet, I feel like an Oompa Loompa, and I'm starving!
  • My gym selfies need 7 filters because I look like Shrek after a workout.
  • If I only had more time in the kitchen I'd have rock solid abs.
  • My training is so much lamer than that guy on IG.

Fitness related posts can be highly educational, they're a wealth of knowledge and ideas floating right at your fingertips. However, lurking just below the surface, you might be getting overwhelmed looking at all the pictures, videos, likes, followers, shares, bikinis, booty shorts, muscle shirts, fake tans, fake eyelashes, contouring, beach wavy hair, ripped chests, perfect yoga bums, etc.

We are all made differently and each one of our bodies are uniquely beautiful. When we look at others who have a different shape than ourselves it is natural to "wish I had that", and want to obtain it. There is nothing wrong with wanting to improve our health, our shape, our body, or even our strength but how do you accomplish this in a physically and mentally healthy way?