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Gym selfies from Wednesday night. Focus was on arms, a little chest and back, and abs. Heading to the gym this morning for leg day.

Btw, for those beginning their fitness journeys or thinking about it or if you're at the gym and you feel self conscious - focus on yourself. When I'm at the gym, I don't care how much weight anyone else curls or lifts, I don't care how long they can last on the elliptical or stair climber, I don't care what their measurements are (tho I do admire their results and have stared at plenty of nice legging bound asses lol). But I don't compare myself, my body, or my abilities to anyone else. Because they are them and I am me. This is my own journey. And while I am competitive and appreciate healthy competition, self improvement is not a contest. Each day, I am better than I was the day before. I work harder, or I think in new ways, or I do more. Not just in the gym, I always strive to do better each day, in any area of my life. Though of course it's okay not to give it your all some days; your 100% isn't always the same. On some days, 100% is doing a 1.5 hour workout, and on others, 100% is dragging yourself out of bed and eating a bowl of cereal. Don't go to the gym thinking you'll fail, or that you're not good enough, or why bother. You are worth bettering yourself. You are worth the effort. Don't make it about anyone else - it's just you vs who you were yesterday. It's you and the weights. You and the bike. Whatever it is you do. Don't be intimidated; instead, be thrilled by challenging yourself. Embrace difficulty and remind yourself that this is how you grow. If you're sweating, if you're struggling, you are improving. Appreciate the fact that you have the ability and the opportunity to beat your past self. Enjoy that you can use your body and push it to its limits. Appreciate the movement, the burn, the exhaustion afterwards. If you have a bad day, if you don't lift as much as you thought you could, that doesn't matter. Getting up and trying sure beats doing nothing at all.
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rb5374 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
See. This is what I'm talking about. You inspire people to be better than they were. If you helped only one person, you have done more than anybody else probably did for them. You inspired people to be better than they were and they are trying to be better physically and mentally and listening to you.
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rb5374 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017
True words of wisdom.
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chanser69 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
This is amazing and inspiring advice... thank you for sharing your experience and your wise words.
I started getting back into shape about 2 weeks ago after being completely inactive for about 4 years and just letting my body go to waste. I've been doing walks, trying to do as much as I can handle. Started with a pathetic 15 min walk that left my heart hurting and now I'm powerwalking for 35 mins every 2 days and its now my legs that can't keep up not my heart. I should start jogging but really self conscious about doing that in public.. but I mean the walking is still working my cardio so its still productive. But yeah I've been trying to do what you've suggested, just push myself to do a little better each day.... been doing pushups, crunchees and squats as well... don't have any weights and can't afford a gym membership or anything so just trying to do what I can and improve :)
Also your body looks amazing, you've put in a ton of work and it really shows, must feel really good every day :)
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CapriKitty Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
If you want to jog, you should go for it as long as you're not experiencing any pain or anything. Who cares what anyone else thinks. It's great that you do what you can. (: you can use other things around the house in place of weights if you do want to get into resistance training - cans of food, water bottles/jugs, books, etc.

Thank you. (:
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chanser69 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Yeah it's hard because I also have extreme agoraphobia and it's hard to even leave the house let alone stop caring what people think of me. BUT I did it... upped from a 30 min to a 40 min walk today and went for 2 small 3 min jogs which was all I could handle. I will try to get creative with stuff around the house like you suggest. Thanks :)
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Egyfalcon2000 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
wonderful 
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LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
Beautiful and fun 
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