You’re not special. Neither am I. No one is… and that’s actually really cool!
There’s a feeling we have all had, that everyone else has it easier than we do. We see it on Facebook and Instagram. Everyone has a great life. Everyone is traveling and everyone is having a blast.
When it comes to fitness we think other people have it easier. We say, well they are just good at it, or they don’t like junk food. The problem with this argument is that it is completely wrong.
The thing that always amazes me about fitness is the commonality of all people. Across all people when it comes to fitness, we all have exactly the same struggles. The fact is we all battle the same things every day, just in different ways. Some hate working out. Some hate eating healthy. Some hate both.
Now lots of people I’m sure look at me and say, well it’s easy for you. You’re fit. You like healthy food. You own a gym. It’s a joke for you and you can’t understand what I’m going through!
There have been many times I’m working out in a class and I look around and think, everyone is killing this, why is it so freaking hard for me?! I feel like I’m struggling and everyone else is cruising.
But every single time when it’s over and I voice how hard I found it, everyone else agrees. Those are the moments that I know we are all the same and we all struggle with health and fitness.
No one is perfect. It’s never easy every day. There’s always a struggle.
So next time you feel down, or are having a hard time, remember everyone has the same feelings. Draw strength from the fact we are all in this together, and everyone knows exactly how you feel.
We have all been there before and that’s what we do at 360fit! We are here to help you battle through and help you keep going when you don’t want to!
Devin Sherrington was named #2 trainer in Canada 2015, is 8 time Best Personal Fitness Trainer Halifax award winner, and owner the award winning fitness studio 360fit in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He lives in Fletcher’s Lake with his girlfriend Lauren and children Reign and Journey.