Every once in a while we need to slow down on our journey and look back to see how far we’ve come. Especially when we have a lot of weight to lose, it’s easy to get discouraged, think “what’s the use?” and focus on how far away the goal seems. Looking in the mirror, we only see the bumps and flab, ignoring our smoother curves or thinner limbs.
Those of you with older children know how time plays tricks on us. While your children are babies and toddlers, time seems to stand still. You feel like you’ll never get a full night’s sleep and they’ll never be potty-trained. Then suddenly you’re watching them graduate and it seems like only yesterday that they were in diapers.
It’s the same with a journey of getting fit or losing weight. Starting out, it seems like a mountain you can never climb. You begin the journey, huffing and puffing, and the peak seems almost impossible to reach. Then when you reach the top and meet your goal, you look back and it seems that the time passed quickly.
Today, if you’re in a huffing-and-puffing stage of just starting out, or you’ve been on the journey for a while and it seems you can’t go on, take a moment to look back. See how far you’ve come. Even if it’s only been a few days, pat yourself on the back for the workouts you’ve done. Take your eyes off the peak and bring them in closer to today. One foot in front of the other, one T-Tapp workout today.
From one fellow climber to another, here is a photo album of my own journey with the intention of encouraging you that “Yes, You Can” and yes, you’ll be glad you did.
Check out the 52″ abs:
Me and Baby #12 about a year before I found T-Tapp:
A few months before I started T-Tapp:
AFTER I had lost 2 sizes with T-Tapp:
In a size 16 in time for my daughter’s wedding:
In a size 12 for my husband’s college reunion:
Down to size 8 (and fitting into my old 22W capri pants with my daughter!):
Finally in a size 6 and holding….for 6 1/2 years now!
I hope you’ve been encouraged to stay on the road–let us know where you are in the journey!
Tips From a Mom of 12
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