I started posting victory outfits this month because I vowed to stay off the scale. I wanted to focus more on building muscle than losing weight this month. And the victory outfits help me see that I definitely am making progress even though I am not logging pounds lost. This past month, I’ve gotten into outfits that I haven’t been able to wear for quite some time (three years for one pair of pants).
I’ll be stepping on the scale later this week for the first time in a month. I’m curious as to what I’ll find. However, despite what number that scale will read, I know I’ve made progress.
The mind is a powerful thing. Although I relish the victory outfits and know that means my body has changed, some days I feel like I look exactly the same. When you look in the mirror everyday, it can be hard to see the small victories. I was in a bad mood most of the day yesterday and was pretty tired. I really did not want to go to the gym. I seriously thought about skipping and just crawling in bed at 6pm. Yeah, I know. But I sucked it up and went to the gym anyway. I was really glad that I did. It reminded me that I have come really far, whether I see it or not. With every rep completed and set finished, I was reminded of that progress. Then, I came home and stumbled across a picture of me from October 2014. Looking at that picture, I was really glad that I decided to suck it up and go to the gym. Even though I’m not going to get spectacular results every single day, I have to look at the big picture.
So here’s part of the big picture: The picture I found from October 2014 next to my victory outfit from this morning.