Time after time, I’ve heard the saying that goes ‘you are your own worse critic’ but I’ve never really given it much thought beyond what it means on the surface. It’s usually said in a way that implies this to be a negative thing i.e. ‘you’re being too hard on yourself’.
Lately, I’ve been giving the phrase a bit more thought and I have to say that I’m not convinced that being your own worse critic is such a bad thing. I’m not crazy…hear me out on this one. Who else should have higher standards for ME than ME? Who else should be the first to call ME out on not doing my best most of the time? ME!
I’m starting to understand and place more importance on self-reflection and holding myself accountable for my own successes and failures (let’s face it, we’ll all experience both and that’s ok) in order to be the best version of myself that I can be.
In some areas, I’m more than satisfied with the effort that I put in and result that I get in return. There are a couple of areas where I’ve come to the realization that I can do more to feel like I’m being the best version of ME.
One area that has been bothering me lately is my weight. I know ladies, most of us criticize ourselves often about how we look and can sometimes feel pressured to achieve ‘perfection’ in this area. Well guess what…I’m not looking for perfection, just looking for a version of myself (physically) that I can feel proud of. Losing weight is a pretty simple concept when you really think about it…eating less and moving more will usually get you some results. I know I’ve started workout plans just to give up on it a month later because it’s easier to do that. I’ll closely track what I eat consistently, then slack off a bit because I get comfortable.
This time around, I’m writing this post not only to share with you ladies which I love, but also to keep myself accountable. When I look back at this post 6 months from now, I’ll be able to see if I have made some progress toward my goals or have just continued with the same habits and gotten no results. My initial goal is to lose 20 lbs and I’ll decide where to go from there once I actually get there. Small, attainable goals usually work for me.
My plan is pretty simple:
- Workout 4-5 times per week for 30 minutes to start
- Track my calories using MyFitnessPal
- Weigh myself and take measurements every 2 weeks to see if I need to make any tweaks
Thanks for letting rant a little lol! I’m sure there are some ladies out there who understand where I’m coming from and may be at the beginning stages of trying to become a version of themselves that they can be happier with. Wish me luck and I’ll be sure to post updates at some points during this ‘journey’. Follow along on my Instagram using #sangriagetssexy! Here’s where I’m starting from today 🙂