True transformations are not numbers.
True transformations don't lie in the inches off your waist or the numbers on the scale.
Those things are like material items. They Don't define you, they don't make you who you are.
So why should they matter? Why not strive for happiness? Why not work for energy? How come our goals don't relate to strength; physically and emotionally?
True health and fitness transformations lie in how you feel, how you think, and how you present yourself.
"It's weird I feel better and stronger and see muscle!! But not much has changed measurement wise and pictures I can see a little change, but not much." -Anonymous
Don't doubt your progress. You are doing wonderful things to your mind and body! The way you feel and the strength you're gaining is going to do more for you than the measurements and pictures.
Listen to what these women have to say about their transformations:
"Through my transformation so far, I've actually gained. I've gained confidence and self love, and tremendous love for others. I've also gained knowledge about training properly, nutrition and a true interest to continue learning. Self better, respect and overall happiness are gains I am excited to keep! And of course, fitness and health is a journey, not a destination!" -Allison Harris
"My TRUE transformation is emotional. After I had my kids I was lost as a person. I love myself, my confidence, my health, and my passion for doing things that I like. So with my transformation, I found that it's okay to be selfish. It's okay to want to focus on yourself first and take an hour before your family wakes up to focus on you. 💕 When you better yourself, it's a ripple effect and you will show others how to do the same for themselves" -Natalie Lynch
"When I decided it was time to make a change in my life it was not because of how I looked. Although looking thinner was a plus, I had never really thought I could be any smaller.... Boy was I wrong! My body was unhealthy on the inside and outside! Not only has health and fitness changed my appearance physically but it also changed me emotionally. I no longer feel trapped in my shy, insecure, and unmotivated body....regardless of the number on the scale I am now able to get out and enjoy all that life has to offer! I absolutely believe that my life truly started when I took charge of my health and fitness! My skin has improved, my energy levels are through the roof and I am happy for the first time in my life!"
"I noticed I transformed emotionally when I started being more quick to think on my toes and less foggy, I also became less grumpy and more positive. Physically I saw my body change, and each week felt myself getting stronger and having more endurance!" -Anonomys
"Since March 1st when I started this 21 day fix journey, I have made a complete lifestyle change. Even when we aren't doing the 21 day fix, I'm eating healthy and exercising regularly. I don't see it as a diet anymore. I'm more aware of my body and what nutrition and exercise it needs. I have all this thanks to you. If you hadn't messaged me a random day in February about starting this journey, I would have never made it here and been happier with my body than I have in a long time. Even though I still struggle with body image issues and am not 100% where I want to be, I feel more confident now. I appreciate your support, your encouragement, and your knowledge about nutrition and exercise that you have given me! It has changed my life for the better and I can't thank you enough. I'm also so proud of you for finding what makes you happy and helping change the lives of others." -Katrina Carter
"A year ago I was in the dark, it wasn't until I made a change with in, that I truly saw my light." -Brynn Talley
Between these two pictures I may not have lost any weight, but I can tell you the exactly what I was going through in the picture on the left. I can tell you how insecure I was, how much I relied on guys to define my beauty and self-worth. Although I may be smiling, this is a time in my life where I was lost and broken.
Flash forward 3 years and I'm putting myself out there on social media with no fear. I'm talking to strangers in public, smiling at people who pass by me, and holding conversations, all things I could never do before. My mindset has switched to realizing I am beautiful, I can be ME, I want people to know the silly goofy, outgoing side of me. My mindset flipped to confidence, to having a positive perspective, to seeing my beauty, to realizing my true potential. Yes, health and fitness had a lot to do with that, as that does seem to be my calling, but a lot of it was maturing. A lot of my growth was from personal development through books, travels, religion, and a lot of time by myself. The point of today's blog is not to measure ourselves by the numbers, not to define ourselves by what the scale says or how society wants us to look.
Ask yourself, what's your version of happy? What's your version of healthy?
Mine is being physically and mentally capable of performing daily tasks and pursuing those tasks with a clear, happy, hopeful, and positive outlook. I'm relieved that I have found that girl. The one who was hiding for so long. I'm relieved that I get to share with the world this girl.. because she's going places.. and I want to take you all with me on this journey.
Don't hesitate to contact me if you're ready to start your TRUE transformation journey!