When you look at the same thing every day, and things start to change, you will notice the change!
Yes, this is a little update on my P90Xperiment!
I'm into Week 5. I have not lot lost a lot of weight (probably only 4 or 5 lbs.) And, I have cheated several times on diet and skipped several workouts because I was on vacation.
But, I am noticing a change!
It starts when you take a second look at yourself in the mirror. You notice that one of your chins is missing. Then, as the excitement builds, you notice one or two less rolls in the ole tummy! Your neck...even your fat fingers start to look different.
To someone who doesn't see you all the time, the change may seem rather small, even non-existent.
I can feel the change. I can feel myself getting stronger. I can stretch further than I've stretched before. I don't tire as easily.
If you are working at improving some aspect of your life, the best evaluator is YOU!
An ancient Greek scholar (we're not sure who) came up with the wise phrase: KNOW THYSELF.
YOU are the best one to evaluate yourself, because you know who you are!
Too often we base our evaluations on the opinions or results of others.
"Honey, I just don't see how this is helping..."
"Well, when I did it, I lost 175 lbs, so you're SURE to have similar results!"
If I compare myself to Tony Horton (creator of P90X), then I'm a miserable failure! But if I compare myself to where I was, then I'm no longer a couch potato, and this is good!
The Bible puts it this way, "Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, for each one should carry his own load." (Galatians 6:4-5)
Are you down on yourself? Quit comparing yourself to someone else! Learn to see the little changes and be proud!