We live in a world of instant gratification.
We see something, and we want it, and we want it now.
People just don’t want to put in the hard yards. They want the easy option, the easy way out. But if it were easy then everyone would be doing it. And would you want to be different?
For many of us, we want to be different, we don’t want to be like everyone else. I know cause I use to be one of them. But not anymore.
The difference between now and then? For me, it was setting goals. You’d be amazed at what you can achieve when you put your goals down on paper.
My list of goals varied. Some were health-related, some were personal, and some were work-related.
I still write my goals. I write them every week. Some stay the same, some get modified, some get completely removed (either 1, because I achieved it or 2, it’s not something I want to do anymore), and those ones get replaced with new ones.
When I first decided to start running, I started with run-walk intervals. This was one of my first runs. I was using my nike+ on my iPod, so I’m not too sure if the distance is accurate (It was mostly way off – short), as I didn’t have a Garmin at that time. However, 3.3km in 23mins, is not bad considering I thought I was going to die. Running was not my thing. Obviously, it is now.
The difference between now and then? I didn’t give up. I kept at it. It took a while for me to enjoy running. I’m glad I kept at it, as I enjoy it a lot more now.
The other difference is that it took me ages in my head to look and feel skinny. I know this sounds crazy? But when buying clothes I would still go to size 14 (this is last year). It took me a while to get my head around that I wasn’t a size 14 anymore but a size 12.
Then the same thing happen this year when going from a size 12 to a 10. Or an M to a S or even an XS.
You see my entire adult life (well since I was a teen), I was a size 14. I was used to being this size, but once the weight came off (from being a size 16), It was goodbye 14 altogether.
I’ve also only now seen myself as skinny and feel it too. It’s taken me 18 months of exercise and changing my eating habits, and changing mentally to really see myself in a new light.
And yes of course I feel better about it. I love the new me. I’m in a place I thought I’d honestly never get to.
If you want to change, then change, but it’s up to you, and no one else.