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Erik’s Fat Boy Motivation: comparison… This can be a useful or damaging. When we start to compare our progress to that of someone else we can build motivation or we can sow seeds of discord. My bride and I struggle with this between each other. When I was dropping weight like crazy those first few months she admitted to being excited for me, but also a little jealous of how easy it looked for me. On the flip side of that I love how much joy my bride gets from running and I always try to encourage her and provide her with the kind of support she needs to run mile after mile. But I have found myself wishing I had her dedication to running. I remember when she was first starting and how much it was a chore for her, but now her day doesn’t feel complete until she does run, and somehow I want all the benefits if her hard work without feeling the hard work she has done.

In a way this is an insult to the hard work and dedication I have put in to getting to this point. Sure, desire lasting results, but don’t wish for someone else’s success. It’s like a tailor-made suit their success may not look as good on you as it does on them.

So today, before you start comparing where someone else is versus where you are compare where you were to where you are now. It may surprise you how far you have come.

Have a great day and a great workout!