Tuesday, August 13, 2013

I Am Only In Competition With Myself

Unfortunately I feel like everyone has someone in their life that is constantly competing with them.  A friend, a sibling, a coworker.  Someone.  Whether it's job related, school related, appearance related, health related or anything...it's still awful/annoying.  Listen people: we should not be competing with people we love.  We just shouldn't.  I suppose that some people may argue that a little healthy competition never hurt anyone, and maybe in some situations you would be correct and I agree that competition is a great motivator. However, how about competing with yourself?  I agree with that and that is why my biggest competitor is who I was yesterday.

 I am only in competition with myself.

I want to be stronger, faster, better than I was yesterday.
I work hard to break my own records.
I work hard to build my own muscles.
I work hard to feel my own shirt drenched in sweat.
I work hard to make myself feel amazing.
I work hard to reach my own calorie goals.
I work my butt off to feel my clothes become too big.
I work hard so that I can do pushups and burpees someday.
I work hard to see my heart rate increase.
I work hard for me and only me because I want to transform who I am into someone better.  Please understand that and do not for one second think it has anything to do with you or anyone else.  I am my own motivator and being in competition with myself is the only competition I want to be in.  The only competition I will be in.

I hope that everyone can understand what I'm trying to say and I'm sure someone can relate.  With that being said, here is a picture of how competing with yourself is great motivation.

"I don't believe you have to be better than everybody else. I believe you have to be better than you ever thought you could be."

This picture is special to me because it shows how I have improved from who I used to be.  In 2011 I was at my highest weight. I was oblivious to the fact that I had gotten so unhealthy and unhappy.  You can just see the change in confidence and attitude from 2011 to 2012 and even 2013.  I am a different person. I am better than who I used to be.  That girl from 2011 doesn't exist anymore and she will never resurface.  She is a part of who I am but not who I am.


  1. Hey girl you look really great!! Such a major transformation!

  2. YOU are definitely winning in this competition with your old self *Ü*

    When I first started walking a lot, I joined a pedometer website called Walker Tracker and participated in a lot of competitions. On Fitbit, we are "ranked" and many have competitions there. All my numbers (step count, calorie burn) are really just for ME now, to see how I am doing compared to what I have done in the past (my old me, from just a few years ago, actually blows my current me out of the water). But right now, I feel like I'm doing good!

    1. I sure am trying! :)

      I hear great things about Fitbit!! There is nothing wrong with a little competition like that! As long as it's fun and with good intentions :) I bet you are doing awesome!! Keep it up! :)

  3. You are totally winning!!! Great picture progression!
    I only compete with myself these days, too! I love the list of things you are working on against yourself!!!

    1. Competition against ourselves is the best motivation ever!! :) xoxo

  4. Great progress! Way to go! Love this post, its so motivating :)

  5. Wow! Your transformation is amazing! The pictures say it all. Keep it up!

  6. amazing!!! keep up the good work you can do this!!

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    Thank you for your support.