The Work DOES Pay Off
Sunday, July 11, 2010
One of the hardest things about this journey is that the hard work that occurs every day is not automatically matched to success. I sure do know how much work I do every day to eat right and get exercise, but the progress only becomes visible over time.
Progress is noticed when I suddenly become aware that my clothes are looser, or I'm able to do something at the gym that I couldn't do before. Today I noticed that two love handles over my hips are gone. I've had those for decades, and now they're gone. I'm leaner, and my profile looks better. I had noticed my hips getting smaller, but all of a sudden, today, they are much different. Who knows when it happened.
What I've learned from this is that I have to persevere even when I think nothing is happening. The daily efforts DO pay off, even though I can't pinpoint when it occurs.
That and the Lean Cuisine Hunan Beef is quite tasty, with only 5 g Fat and 290 Calories!