The Struggles on My Fitness Journey

No one’s journey is easy.

I went from being a year-round athlete in high school to being sick in bed for months and losing my muscle mass.

I spent a gap year overcoming that obstacle and lifting weights so I’d never look like that again.

I went from working out over an hour a day, to rarely working out when I resumed school. 

Then I had my gallbladder removed suddenly.

I started running on the treadmill while feeling miserable for an entire semester, then got sick again for months.

When I say I understand your inconsistency, the struggle of showing up overtime, and the frustration, it’s because I’ve been there. 

I’ve had my dream body before and lost it. Multiple times.

But my journey is what’s made me who I am, and why I’m so passionate about coaching others to find consistency too.

I know it’s frustrating. I know it’s hard. I know you’re busy. But if I’ve learned anything it’s to keep showing up and get back up when you’re knocked down, because you only fail when you give up!

What obstacles have you had to overcome?

(The photo on the left was taken my senior year of high school after I’d been sick for months. The photo on the right was taken this past May.)

Published by Sarah C. Gilbert

I help ladies eat better and workout consistently. I'm married to my high school sweetheart; we were in a long distance relationship for 8 years before getting married, and even now are still occasionally in a long distance relationship. I love sunshine/warmth, cute dogs, working out, motivational quotes, spending time with my husband, and cooking. Follow me on Instagram: @SarahGilbertFitness

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