Whatever you are doing is working. Really it is. Many times when we are on our fitness journey we get discouraged by the lack of results. We have changed our diets. We have started exercising and we feel good about the work we put in. Though we have made changes we don't see changes to our body. It sucks to put so much time and energy into your new lifestyle and have meager results. But the truth is whatever you are doing is working. The key is to stop looking for immediate results. Stop measuring yourself to an image of perfection. Where you are now is all that matters. The 5 push-ups you can do now is just as effective as the 50 push-ups you will be able to do in the future. You are on a journey, not a destination. Meaning you are not meant to stay where you are. Measuring every good and bad thing you do only prevent you from moving forward. Whatever the numbers are, they are. The numbers don't define you or the work you have put in. Don't be motivated by the scale when the scale only works when you are on it. Meaning it is only valuable when you use it. You make things valuable. You make things important. So every action you take is working because of you.
The other day I planted seeds in my garden and I could not wait for the plants to grow. When I read the label it said the plant would not reach maturity for 200 days. I am not very patient I don't want to wait 200 days to appreciate the plants. But that is what I have to do if I want them to grow to maturity. My job is not to wait for them to grow my job is to water the soil and give the seeds what they need as they grow through the process. Today some of the plants have broken through the ground, while others still have not. I am happy for the growth but I am also not discouraged by the seeds that have not. The point is what I am doing is working. Regardless if I see it or not my work is not in vain.
Keep working on your mind and body. You may be sore. You may be tired. You may feel insecure. But know that your effort today is not in vain. You are the person you long to be. A seed is already the plant in seed form. You are already the person you want to be you are just changing forms. Your workouts, your dietary choices are all working to shed the person you have been and reveal the person you are. Keep doing what you are doing. It's working.
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