Whatever you want to call it.
It can be really freaking discouraging.
On one hand, we’re given empty promises about how easy it can be.
Six minute that.
21 day this.
Four week whatever.
On the other hand, we know too well what it’s like to try something and not make any progress at all.
We put in the work and we get nowhere.
We try one thing after another.
Even when we stop chasing the quick fixes, we get down when aren’t seeing the progress we’d like.
In the back of our mind we know this isn’t supposed to be an easy process, yet we still get down when our efforts are fruitless.
It’s okay to feel that way.
It’s normal to feel that way.
This is not an easy process.
You are going to have some difficulty.
This will take some time, effort, trust, and forgiveness.
Not as lean as you’d like?
Not as strong or mobile as you’d like?
Not as energetic and alert as you’d like?
Putting in work without progress?
Make a change.
Taking care of yourself is a skill.
You’re going to be bad at it before you’re good at it.
Keep trying new things.
Your struggles are not a reflection of your competency.
This process eludes most who attempt it.
Your struggles are not a reflection of your worth.
The value you offer the world is in no way, shape, or form tied to how you look and feel.
Your struggles are only a reflection of how difficult it can be to put yourself first in a culture that promotes the opposite.
You’re worth that, though.
You’re worth putting yourself first.
Keep it up.
You deserve it.
You’ve got this.