Personally the most shocking part of comparing my Before-Afters is not the transformation itself but the fact that I actually felt quite okay in my Befores.
I constantly lived in the denial of thinking that I wasn’t actually obese according to my height, or that it was just that time of the month, or that it was just bad angles in photos. And I think all my life that is how I even lived- denying the most obvious of screwups.
I think I knew somewhere that I’d let myself go out of control to a point where even I couldn’t fix my body. And I was wrong. I did fix it and I continue to fix it today, and tomorrow, and all the days that will follow.
THIS is the most important transformation that my body helped achieve my mind. Training helped me take control not just of what I needed, but of what I wanted. And that’s how I live today. I take charge, and I don’t let the good results of anything get to my head. I know exactly how easy it is to lose everything you’ve achieved if you let yourself get comfortable.
It’s never too late to get on the right path. But what’s wrong is to live in a mind space where you choose to love yourself over taking care of yourself.
Respect your body, but don’t forget that respecting your body doesn’t come from respecting the way it looks but from respecting the way it feels.
Always stay hungry to want more even if you think you’re at your fittest. Don’t listen to people who ask you to “chill” and celebrate how far you’ve come. Only you know how far you STILL have to go.
If you think you’re doing alright today without working out, remember it’s not going to last forever. Without building your endurance and your strength, your body will give up on you someday while you keep abusing it.
You HAVE TO HAVE TO HAVE TO put in effort. That’s the only way to live and that’s the only way you earn the right to propagate the philosophy of “Loving Yourself.”