I posted this photo on my Facebook last week. I feel so great at nine months postpartum and I wanted to share my progress with you wonderful ladies. This is what the post said:
“It’s kinda cool to see results already from doing my Little Black Dress Workout Plan. >> https://sellfy.com/p/NNws/
The ladies in my group motivate me. I hope I motivate them as well. If you want to join us, you’ll find details here. I want abs for Christmas!”
One woman was kind enough (sarcasm) to share her negative opinion of my results. “Too thin” was her comment. The other comments were very positive and supportive. Yes, I read them. I really appreciate your support.
When I look in the mirror, I am happy. That’s what matters. When you look in the mirror, you should be happy with the person you see and the results you’ve worked for. It’s that simple. I don’t plan my goals around what I think others want to see. You will never please everyone. What you see as beautiful might not look so great to someone else and that is OK. I feel fit and healthy and I love my body for growing my beautiful baby girl.
I encourage you to look beyond someone’s outer appearance to find their beauty because it is there. To me, the inside counts way more than the outside. Now, as far as social media, posting your results for the world to see opens you up for mindless comments and criticism. I really just feel blessed to have the platform to reach thousands of people with a healthy and realistic mindset for fitness and weight loss goals.
Don’t get bogged down with the opinions of others. Their opinions don’t pay your bills and at the end of the day, what matters is loving who you are inside and out. Focus on being healthy and feeling fabulous.
How do I respond to criticism? Well, that woman and everyone else is entitled to their own opinions. I just wish them the best and hope that they are happy with their own results. When you are happy inside, often times you don’t search social media to criticize the hard work of others. You might also find that the very people that criticize you often reach out to you for advice later.
Happiness is an inside job. That’s where it starts. When you are happy with who you are on the inside, the outside has no choice but to follow. Keep your head up, ladies.
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