Comparison is the thief of Joy

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“Comparison is the thief of joy”

-Theodore Roosevelt


So from the start of my pregnancy I knew when I couldn’t wear the clothes I wore from being pregnant with Brayden that this was going to be a total different ball game. I knew I was carrying differently, my hips moved faster, I popped out sooner, and was “off Center”.


We are all human. We all are judgmental. Sometimes we are our own worst critics.


At times I kept finding myself comparing to Brayden’s pregnancy and questioning, and expecting, and watching how I was changing, oh yea and comparing myself to others too 🤦🏻‍♀️.


It was more often a negative experience and stealing my “goal” of focusing on the Blessing and Joy of my miracle. I caught myself looking for a photo of myself at this stage with Brayden to *again compare* – couldn’t find any (I guess I wasn’t very diligent on progress photos last time -I’m a little better this time) – but that was the moment I realized I was obsessing on comparing.


So here I am. More than 1/2 way there. NEW GOAL to work on- my awareness, stop the comparisons, no self-negative talk, & to practice what I preach to others when they get “stuck” in that mindset!


#Imhumantoo #unapologeticallyme #weallhavestruggles #lifelessons #learnnow #bebetter

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I am 35 yrs. old -a Wife and Mother to a Beautiful Boy and my Rainbow Baby Girl. I am a dance and fitness instructor. I own a fitness studio where I offer a variety of fitness classes in the evenings. I recently have become a FULL TIME Fitness Coach after 3+ years of working as a Day Care Assistant after having my Son and leaving my Emotionally Taxing Case Management Position. Fitness is my passion! I love to work out on my own AND with others! Throughout my both of my pregnancies I continued to work out on my own and with Beachbody programs, live my dream of being a work from home mom (for most of the day), and teach at my studio (and other locations) in the evening. After the birth of my son I have worked hard to get my pre-preg. body back. Shaun T's T25 was initial program and then Tony's P90X3 BOTH which I loved the short affective times because with having a newborn baby that was EXACTLY what I needed. I know and understand the self discipline it takes to achieve your desired goals and I am still on that path and have my struggles as everyone else does! I love to offer my support to my clientele with group fitness classes I offer in my community and I feel we work as a team all together to HELP each other. I LOVE offering my support via the web too as I REACH other people that I can't physically see. IT IS AMAZINGLY rewarding and I can't imagine NOT doing what I do! Im currently on my postpartum journey once again and so GRATEFUL and BLESSED to live this healthy lifestyle, lead by example for my family, and support others on their journey too!

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