Losing weight can be frustrating at the best of times. Your mind can play all kinds of tricks on you. Sometimes you can look in a mirror and see your progress. Other times you can look in the same mirror and still see the person you used to be. That can be so frustrating.
Don’t let that derail you.
One thing that’s sure to show you exactly how much you have changed is a good before and after comparison photos like the one above. If you’re just starting out on your weight loss journey make sure to take lots of before photos. No matter how much you hate having your picture taken. As you go along on your journey you’ll be glad you have them. Those before photos are like mile markers on a long road trip. They will show you exactly how far you have come. You could take a photo every month so you have a record of your success. Make sure to take front and side views, as well as face and full body photos for maximum motivation.
I feel like I’m on a journey. Every year there seems to be something new. It started when I got interested in writing.
Then I developed a passion for classical music.
I gave up eating meat.
I became more spiritual.
I started my health and weight loss journey, losing 70 lbs in the process and getting off diabetes medication.
I became more interested in mindset and how it relates to health and happiness.
I started volunteering and have more of a service mindset now.
All this has happened in the last 9 or 10 years.
Recently, I have felt drawn to Paris, even though sadly I have never visited, even when I lived in England. I am now trying to learn French.
I feel my journey isn’t over yet.
I can’t wait to see what’s coming next!
I don’t know who I’m going to be at the end…but I really like who I have become!
Life is a journey. Enjoy the ride!
Do you ever think life is just passing you by so who cares, why should I start something now?
Think about it. Five years or even 20 years will come and go.
One thing that won’t change – you getting older as the years pass by.
What can change? You! You can start today to change how you want to be, look, feel and how healthy you want to be in 5 or 20 years.
You have that power! You can do something about it. You can start to do something today and stick with it to be the person you can be: healthy, fit, vibrant and with a positive mindset.
Will it be easy? I never said starting will be easy. As the time goes on, you will have your mindset focused on the fact that you *can* and will do this for yourself.
Will it be worth it? Oh yes! Ask yourself in 5 or 20 years. The new ‘older’ you will thank you for starting today. ❤
(Written by Christine Whitmore – co owner of 4 Paths To Wellness®)