Celebrate your progression
Acknowledging your progression can be a tough feat at times, especially when you’re used to seeing yourself in a certain manner. It is proven that the majority of individuals only view themselves in the mirror from the head to their shoulders. Most of us don’t have a full-length mirror in our homes because we want to shut out how we look lengthwise. It’s nothing new, and it is not something that you should feel bad about. Every human being has insecurities — point, blank, period.
What if we started taking control of the tangible insecurities instead of making excuses for them? You might have been saying it for years, “starting Monday, I’m going to change my diet and start working out.” You’ve said it so many times that if you were to pay yourself, you would be smiling at your financial gain.
It’s not a cliche that actions speak louder than words, that’s based on a reality. Putting your best foot forward into doing and committing to what you say creates better outcomes than just saying it. You know the wording in scripture, “faith without works is dead?” Well that can be applied to anything, including you saying you’re going to start your nutrition and weight loss reform and not starting it.
Speaking about acknowledging your progression, if you’re seeing progress in what you’ve been doing for the past seven months, positively celebrate it.
Many times we focus on what we are doing incorrectly and we don’t give time to honor the things we are doing right. Acknowledging your progress, in my book, holds greater merit than stagnating on your negatives.
Now we all know it’s important to know when you’re doing something wrong — that should go without saying — but being aware of that, and committing to positive change should bear merit as well.
I’m definitely not saying throw away everything that you’ve been doing for a week and go binge eating and drinking. There’s a difference between celebrating your progression and setting yourself up for failure.
If no one has said it to you before, I will tell you that, “I want to see you succeed!” You deserve a healthy lifestyle and wellbeing. You deserve positive outcomes when you actually commit to what you say you’re going to start on Monday. Always remember that saying and doing creates completely different outcomes. It’s up to you to decide which outcome you want to be a part of your life.
- Stay positive. Be purely consistent. Achieve more. And go get it! Emilio Bullard is a personal trainer at Balmoral Club. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.