You Have To Believe It

by tinareale on June 18, 2013

A couple weeks ago I joined up with the Under Armour What’s Beautiful Campaign through a sponsored program with FitFluential. In my initial sharing about the campaign here, I opened up about personal struggles and how my number one goal was just to take things one day at a time. To give my best each day. To remember that doing that will add up to success in the long run.

How have things been going? I would say good…in some regards. Yet poorly in others.

I am taking things day by day. I have been staying consistent with giving what I can each day, which is certainly a success. It has been far from easy, though, and for much of that time I found it harder than I expected…and that it really should have been. Why?

I wasn’t believing in myself.

I felt discouraged at the fact that things that used to come so naturally to me were now taking more determination and effort on my part.

I feared I had let others down and that I wasn’t as inspiring as I should be to my readers, participants of Best Body Bootcamp, or even to family and friends.

In sum, I was tearing myself down instead of building myself up and that will put a setback in anyone’s progress towards goals.

I hope to finally accomplish a PR in a half marathon in a race sometime this fall or by early next spring. I have put on a few pounds (not sure how many, but my clothes are fitting more snugly than I like) over the past few stressful months. I want to feel stronger in my workouts. I want to feel more joy and peace in my everyday life. I want to start building back up our family with time for fun things and dedicated activities together building memories again. I have loads I want to accomplish but was getting lost in all it would take. I felt overwhelmed and hopeless, instead of hopeful.  And it was holding me back.

believe in yourself

It WILL take time to achieve any goal we hope to accomplish. But, as I have recently discovered (or rediscovered more aptly put), the only way we can truly begin to make the steps toward progress is to believe. We need faith in ourselves – that we can do these things. Little by little Day by day. It may take a week. It may take a year. It may take a lifetime. But we CAN.

we can do hard things

I must hold onto that. We all must hold onto that. If we ever hope to achieve anything…we first have to believe. Believing in yourself? I would say that’s a pretty beautiful thing.

So I’m continuing on with my goals. Day by Day. Because I know I CAN.

It’s still not too late to join in on the Under Armour What’s Beautiful Campaign. And heads up that I have a neat giveaway coming sometime soon…but you have to be a part of the campaign to enter. So create your own personal page with goals or join a team today!


1 Linz @ Itz Linz June 18, 2013 at 7:05 am

“believe” is my favorite word right now :) you’re right – it really can change a mindset which in turn can lead to many positive things. you can and you will!

2 lindsay June 18, 2013 at 7:36 am

believe and trust.. yes. together! amen!!!

3 Heather June 18, 2013 at 8:51 am

Love it! Sometimes it can be so hard to think good things can actually happen!

4 Tara June 18, 2013 at 9:31 am

Great post! I need to ‘believe’ in me again!
for the past few months I have been struggling with letting stress eat away at me, then I lose my self confidence, my energy and my happiness.
I know when I exercise, I feel better, I stress less, I eat better, I am happier and feel great.

5 tinareale June 18, 2013 at 1:19 pm

That has been how I’ve felt so much too. It’s rough…but we can do small things to take care of ourselves daily and they will add up. Here’s to both of us making those positive changes!

6 Kierston @candyfit June 18, 2013 at 9:51 am

Believe, trust and patience. Those are my key words in keeping strong :)

7 Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries June 18, 2013 at 10:04 am

You said it well my friend! :)

8 Donna Lanting June 18, 2013 at 12:36 pm

This is truly inspiring! Everything is possible if you believe you can do it. Now, I’m satisfied with what I’ve accomplished for the past years because I believe! ;-)

9 Debbie @ Live from La Quinta June 18, 2013 at 1:57 pm

You really have to believe in yourself before you can accomplish your goals. And while you can’t snap your fingers and make that leap, there is power in positive affirmation, and taking a moment to reflect on what you have and what you’ve done. With that knowledge will come belief, and then you can accomplish anything.

10 jobo June 18, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I LOVE this message Tina, and I am glad you are picking yourself up and dusting yourself off and knowing you are WORTH IT!! Because you ARE, in every single way!! You inspire me to always believe, always trust, always have faith!!

11 Christine @ Love, Life, Surf June 18, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Such a great post Tina. I need to believe again too. I’ve been so discouraged and have been doubting my body and my abilities because things haven’t been going easily or smoothly. I’m trying to remember that it’s all just part of the process and the journey – easier said than done for sure!! But believing is such an important part of it too. Believe and trust.

12 Brittany @ Delights and Delectables June 18, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Great post friend! I’m with you. I’ve been letting life circumstances and stress tear me down and eat away at me. I need to believe and trust… I still owe you an email! Hugs friend!

13 Kimberly {Manifest Yourself} June 24, 2013 at 10:09 am

Great message. I feel that I personally struggle with this a lot. As long as you don’t give up (in my opinion) you are doing great!

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