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.