My body is starting to feel more compact. More solid. More capable. More of everything I want it to be.
Except maybe skinny, but honestly I left that idea in the dust about 5 years ago.
I have realistic expectations about my body and what it can do and what it can be. At least, I try. Catch me in some weak moments and I might not be so sure… but for the most part I’m very realistic about things and just want to be healthy and active.
That’s why it makes me sad to sometimes see things like this.
I know this cartoon is supposed to be a funny joke, but it makes me sad.
I know a lot of people who feel like this.. trying so hard to be something they never can be. It’s important to keep realistic expectations about your body!
It’s awesome to try your very best to be the best version of you. We should be doing that! We should always be striving to look/feel/be our best. But sometimes we have to realize that you can’t change everything. You can’t be something you just aren’t meant to be, no matter how much you want it or how hard you work for it. Maybe you want to be a 5’11” model thin woman. If you are 5’2″ and 200 pounds, that isn’t going to happen, no matter how much work you put in. You have to be realistic sometimes.
Do you struggle with realistic expectations?
I’m posting my workouts on this workout page, but I figured I could share them on the main part of the blog too. This week is a bit off from my normal routine but it was good anyway.
- Bench Press: 45 – 12, 85 – 5, 5
- Lat Pulldown: 40 – 12, 80 – 9, 9
- Reverse Lat Pulldown: 40 – 12, 80 – 9, 8
- Shoulder Press: 25 – 12, 50 – 6, 5
- Cable Upright Row: 30 – 12, 60 – 9, 8
- Tricep Pushdown: 40 – 12, 70 – 12, 80 – 7
- Cable Bicep Curl: 30 – 12, 60 – 7, 6
I also warmed up on the bike. I had to cut the whole workout a little short so I could stop by the store to pick up some healthy eats for today. I bought a fruit salad with seasonal fruit, baby carrots, organic mixed lettuce, grilled chicken, and black bean and corn salsa. Delicious!
Today at lunch I’ll go for a walk and maybe after work too. Today is an awesome day full of healthy things! Have a great day! :)