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Motivation Monday: Be Real

Let’s just be honest, let’s just be real….

The social media fitness world is full of unrealistic expectations and flat-out fakes. It’s tough to post proud pictures of your own progress when rock-hard perfection is always a single scroll away, or to follow someone that advocates a certain diet or product to achieve their exact l0ok.

Working out and eating healthy are hard enough as it is. What’s even tougher is chasing an ideal that cannot be realized. Us thicker chicks cannot whittle away muscle, genes and bones to craft a thigh gap no matter how hard we try. On the flip side, not every girl can grow a booty even if her squats are endless and sincere.

We are who we are, and can’t expect the social media world to be real with us; what we have to be is real with ourselves. Comparing ourselves to others is pointless. Comparing ourselves to who we were three months ago, or a year ago, is productive and positive. Looking at progress through a different lens other than appearance is helpful as well. Even if you don’t have your dream body just yet – how do you feel? How do you sleep? How do you live and love and perceive yourself? That’s what matters. That, my friends, is true progress.

Remember to be and love yourself exactly who you are – all the strides you take towards health and fitness are only making you more yourself 🙂

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Aloha and welcome! I'm a small business owner, athlete, and mom-to-be in Honolulu, Hawaii, seeking to live the kindest and most compassionate life I can. From plant-based recipes to low-waste beauty to business lessons to travel, this blog is all things real life.

One thought on “Motivation Monday: Be Real

  1. Be real. It’s such a hard thing, but it’s so true that in a world where people are always trying to put their best face forward, that for me, I am learning to show people that I am only a sinner, saved by grace. I’m not a great, nice person, but just a sinner, learning to lean on and focus on Jesus everyday.

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