Don’t Compare Yourself.. To Yourself

"Don't compare yourself to others." I'm sure you've heard this phrase¬†over and over, and for good reason. Comparing yourself to other people is a waste of time, energy, and emotion that probably isn't positive. I know that the time I've spend comparing myself to other people tend to be negative and simply put me down. It happens sometimes still, but I'm much more aware of it and catch myself once I start to fall into this comparison trap. You may be nodding your head in agreement, and maybe you're thinking that you are guilty of doing the same thing. However, what about comparing yourself to yourself? You know, maybe you competed in a fitness competition and now you are 1, 2, 5+ months or weeks post competition and you notice that … [Read more...]

What Beauty Means to Me

Jumping back into the September Blogging Challenge today, and the topic is Makeupless Monday / What beauty means to me. Yes, it's Tuesday, but I didn't post yesterday, so it works ;) I never wear makeup, so here's a make-up less selfie from the other day before my workout. Beauty to me is many things, but I don't think of "physical beauty" that many people may think of when they hear that word. It is SO much more than that, and I have definitely learned that over the years. Of course, almost every girl has had insecurities, and maybe still does. I'll be honest, I know I sure did, and still do. It's human nature for us girls, especially because of the way the media portrays beauty. Thankfully, I'm learning to get over that, and am … [Read more...]