The begining is always the hardest.... True? Not?
I was thinking about this last night. I even have a quote posted on here, that I take back now. Really I don't think the begining is the hardest in this way that I look at it. (my opinion)
Middle: The time after the begining (duh) The time where you need to dig so deep, and continue! The time where you need look back and rememeber how GREAT you felt after a workout. The time you need to remind yourself daily of why you started the begining and what motivated you. Part where you need to know that one bad day or off day is NOT going to ruin all your previous work (unless that is if you don't take each day as fresh start, and continue the bad day into days.) Take each day one day at a time, one foot in front of the other.
-Hardest Part? I say SO! This part you really need to get past a lot! Dig deep, remind yourself and KEEP GOING, YOU CAN DO IT!
End/ Continuing it everyday (LIFESTYLE CHANGE) Maintain : The time where its just apart of life now. You feel that same feeling of greatness after every workout, that you don't want to miss one! Your body craves it just like in the begining, so that great feeling is why you continue! You understand each day is a new day! You completly get the good old nike saying, "Just Do It" You changed, you got there! You didn't settle! You might even set up another goal, which makes you go through each step over, but this time you know you can do anything you put your mind to!
-Hardest Part? I say it's Hard but rewarding.
When it comes to weight, It's not easy maintaining but with this new mind set and with all the things you have learned you can get through anything! You learned to love this new way, and wouldn't go back! Time will go by and you realize some of the smallest things you changed and stuck with it for days, months even years! You find this great new confidence!
WOWZERS to much thinking, but good points! Or at least I think so! BAHA
SO...Which ever part you are in, and no matter how big or small...I would say always celebrate any and all success! Celebrate every milestone you made! Even if you feel like its the smallest thing ever, be excited, it will help you get to the next step!
Beware some people don't understand that these things are exciting and havn't got on board yet, and you might look like a crazy person, but OH WELL, You do you, and what make's you happy! They might think your crazy now, but will so be jealous(inspired) in the end!!
Believe in yourself, know you can do it. And make today...THAT DAY. No tommorrow's, no begining of the week! Look at the positive side, not "oh, I ate way over my calories today." change that and say "today I ate grapes instead of that big fat piece of cheesecake." Remind yourself of the good choice(s) you did make and the things you ARE doing good!
Repeat reading this post over and over, and know you cannnn doooo ittttt!