How many times have you felt like you’ve done everything right one day to lose weight only to step on the scale the next morning and see a disappointing number?
You felt like you did all that hard work for nothing. And if you string a bunch of days like that together you start wondering if this is even all worth it.
Most of us have been there at one time or another. It’s pretty normal to think of weight loss as a mathematical statement – if I do this today then that will happen tomorrow.
But as anyone who’s expected those kinds of results has experienced, you’ve likely been disappointed in the outcome. When all you do is live for a lower number on the scale tomorrow you become blind to the actions you’re taking today and the positive impact they’re having on your life.
They make you feel good. They give you a better quality of life. They improve your health. They make you stronger, faster, or give you more endurance. They help you get down to the root of your eating issues and deal directly with psychological struggles.
But when you just do these things for a lower weigh-in tomorrow you can’t see the progress you’re making. And when you don’t see progress you don’t take action.
Progress is made in the process – not the outcome. The outcome is just a side effect and it happens when it happens.
Progress happens instantly. It’s an inflection point. It’s when you make a different choice than you normally do.
That’s all transformation is anyways – a series of struggles you overcome over and over again. It’s not a one-time thing or some kind of future body. It happens in the now – not in the tomorrows.
Transformation is an internal change that expresses itself externally. And the more you understand that the more you’ll let go of tomorrow’s weigh-in so you can focus on doing the things that matter long enough to actually see visual change.
Tomorrow doesn’t matter. Today is all you have. Take actions that will make you feel your best right now. The more todays you can feel your best the better your future will be.