It is crucial to keep in mind that your health and fitness goals are completely unique to you and the process is going to be different with each of us based upon our compliance/consistency, hormones, stress, genetics, our current lifestyle, and our dieting history.

This is your personal sticky note reminder to STOP comparing and focus solely on YOUR journey. Focus on victories beyond the scale and remind yourself this isn’t a linear process because we would all be walking around 10% body fat. You are unable to control rate at which you progress, but you are in control of adherence and commitment to your overall health and fitness.

Marcus Aurelius, a well respected Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher explains this paradox perfectly. He explains we are not in control of what happens in life, but we are in control with how we respond. This philosophy is very practical. Spend time controlling your response this week.