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.
This post is for everyone who is overweight, or who is on medication for high blood pressure or who is a type 2 diabetic.
I’m 50 years old and I’ve just run 8.25 miles. Not bad considering I only started running 3 years ago and for the first 47 years of my life I’ve never been particularly athletic, even when I was a skinny teen.
If I can do this, so can you.
I’ve been overweight for nearly half my life. I didn’t decide to do something about it until I turned 47.
The point of my writing this is it’s never too late to start. Age is nothing but an excuse. You are never too old to lose weight or get active. Today is Monday. The start of a new week. A new opportunity to make positive changes to your life.
I feel like I wasted 20 years of my life being overweight when I didn’t have to be. I was also diagnosed A type 2 diabetic and put on Metformin. Now I’m off all drugs forc3 years and my diabetes is under tight control. All this happened when I made up my mind to get active, to lose weight. When I found the motivation to change my life, it was actually pretty simple. But if I can inspire just one person to do what I have done, if just one person comes to me and says “because of you I’ve…” then what I went through in those 20 years wasn’t for nothing. There will be meaning to it.
It’s your body. It’s your life. It’s your choice. Do you want to be comfortable in your skin. Or do you want to feel the aches and pains of carrying extra weight. The back ache. The knee pain. The lack of energy. I’ve been through all that so I know how it feels.
I may be 50 but I feel better and healthier than I did when I was 40. Which isn’t hard, because that’s when I was my heaviest. Right now I am 67 lbs lighter than I was at age 40.
It’s up to you. All I can do is share my story. I can supply the inspiration. You have to bring the motivation and the dedication to get it done.
You can do this. I believe in you.