I ran across this site some time ago. Concise, simplistic, but oh so brilliant. Just a picture and a couple of words but they never fail to touch me in some way.
I printed this particular post out and pinned it up. I refer to it when I'm starting to slack, when I get the I-DO-NOT-want-to-work-out feeling. Or the sure it's 8:00 pm, let's go get ice creamurge. Or Oh couch, I love your soft cushy goodness so much Saturday.
I was reminded today while watching the National Body-fit Challenge- losing weight is much harder than we think it's going to be. Much, much harder than certain shows (like Biggest Loser) portray with their 12 pounds here, 16 pounds there. In NBFC, the contestant who lost the most weight was celebrated. The contestant’s jubilant face glowed brightly, barely visible amidst an enthusiastic huddle of hugging and congratulatory teammates.
He had lost four pounds in three weeks.
Four pounds- for me I would have cried. He was so proud. As well as he should be.
I'm reminded, simply by looking at the post above- All that matters is today. As long as today, I do every single thing I can to be the person I want to be- that's all that matters.
Not one pound, not four pounds, not any other judgement- as long as I did my best today.