Losing It For The Family

Losing It For The Family

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Perspectives

Sorry for the two posts in one day.


So today I was at the gym getting my sweat on, and I saw me in the mirror. Typically this is a bad experience for my psyche. I generally think "man, how did I fall from the pinnacle to this?" Today, it was different. I don't know why, but I just felt different. So when I got back from the gym, I found the two pictures you see above on Facebook. In one, I am in the best shape I have ever been in my whole adult life (presuming we don't count teenage/early 20s) and in the other, I am the guy who backslid from not being the fattest guy in the room usually.

But that is not what I see anymore. As of today, I see where I am, and where I am headed. I am not ashamed of where I am. It just means I get to get better! for the first time in a long time, it doesn't pain me to look at a 2011 picture of me. In fact, it encourages me. To the rest of us who have backslid, it ain't nothing. It just gives you an opportunity to be successful twice in weight loss and then prove you can be successful again in maintenance!

3 comments:

  1. I'm right in the same place myself. :) Nicely put!

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  2. Agree with the first comment, well said!
    -FogDog

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  3. Well said, Shane. Yes indeed-- in this mental space--in this perspective we so powerfully choose, old "before" pictures no longer sting, they inspire... and your confident patience is showing! ;)
    Loved every word of this post.

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