2 hours ago
Back when I started my Instagram account, I felt obligated to post a post-workout picture daily. Mainly for accountability to prove to myself and you all that I did work out that day. Lately, I have found myself leaving the job without taking a selfie 😱 If you don't take a selfie after a work out, did the work out count? The answer is yes in case anyone was wondering. I have found that I don't need the accountability anymore. I will come to the gym and get my work out done regardless. Also, to be honest, I found myself stuck doing certain work out programs and sticking through full 12 week guides as a sense of accomplishment for finishing something. You know when I felt the happiest and most accomplished, though? When I picked and chose my work outs from different programs and even made up some of my own. When I felt like I could do my own thing. I didn't know if it would work, but I knew it was what made me happy and look forward to the gym. I saw @melissa_clementine post about how she has been doing more yoga and when asked if that's enough, her response was "enough for what?" And that response really stuck out to me. I think we should all do what makes us happy. It's enough if you are enjoying it, working towards your goals, or even getting some stress out. So the more I think about it and continue on this fitness journey, the more I realize that I really am fully doing this for me! I love the community aspect but it is no longer about accountability but more for the community itself and the relationships built as a result of it!