It is common to hear people talking about how hard change can be to achieve. And without a doubt it is. No matter what it is regarding, be it diet, weight loss, attitude, physical, spiritual, or emotional. It is all hard. But I think its harder to remember the change.
We as humans are constantly looking at where we are currently and where we want to be. That in itself is not a bad thing. But letting it keep us from remembering where we came from can be.
It’s something I’m guilty of. I am arguably in the best shape of my life (besides a few weeks ago when I was stepping on stage). And a little secret… I have gained weight since the last photos I posted.
I was very selective on the photos I posted throughout my entire season. No one besides the people closest to me saw all the pictures. All the transformation. To the majority of you I look like that all the time, and it simply is not true.
And thats what I have a hard time remembering. I look at myself in the mirror now and wonder how I could have let this happen. I’m back to a maintainable weight, after enjoying myself freely during Thanksgiving break.
I’m currently drafting this blog at 12:30 am after I got off the phone with Rico and had him bring it to my attention I’m not remembering all the change I did. I’m choosing to look at a photo that where I am tanned, posed, and on an extreme diet. I’m not looking at myself a year ago.
One year ago I was fitting snuggly into size 6 jeans. Today I wear a size two. Nothing is wrong with either size. I decided to loose weight because I was unhappy with my body. And I stopped remembering that I have changed.
Change is hard. But remembering the change can be harder. Don’t let yourself forget how far you came.
The only time you should look back is to see how far you have come.