I know a lot of you saw this already but I wanted to say a few words about how little habits can change things without us even noticing until it’s too late.
At the beginning of the year I had a goal of losing weight and becoming healthier. I decided to drop my calories and log all of my food intake into a calorie counter everyday without fail. I also made the decision to make sure that every day I fasted for at least 12 hours out of a 24-hour period. I stop eating at 7:30 p.m. and don’t start again until 7:30 a.m. the next day.
Since the beginning of the year I have lost 75 lbs and I never notice it until I look at a picture. That’s why this picture struck me so hard. It wasn’t that I was trying to brag about how much weight I’ve lost, (I understand that’s something difficult for a lot of people to do so I don’t want to make anybody feel bad) I did it because I was just amazed at the transformation. Sure I feel healthier, but day today when I look at myself because of all the small changes that have happened, I just haven’t noticed it.
So this got me thinking, it was changes in my diet that made me unhealthy to begin with. And it’s the small changes that I’m making in my diet today that are helping me get healthier. It’s easy to look at the big things in our lives as being the catalyst for change, but now I’m starting to understand that it’s actually the small things in our lives, the little things we do for ourselves and for other people that go unnoticed that make the most changes in our lives.
So my advice for anybody that’s trying to get healthier and drop some weight? Focus on your little habits. Pay attention to the small changes that you make every day. It’s in these that we find the mistakes that we make, as well as our own Triumph.