What happens after the after?
Before and After pics.
You’ve all seen them on the infomercials, annoying and obviously fake. Have you ever wondered what happened to them after their 11 day miracle, cigarette and an apple a day diet that got them the body of a fitness model from morbid obesity?
Even legit progress of real people with real training and a sensible diet that results in an improved body or performance, makes me wonder what now? Do they set a goal, reach it, go tanning and get their hair done, take an “after” pic and then eat potato chips until they are fat again? Probably not.
A true competitor always wants more.
‘Yup well I’m strong now, mission accomplished. ‘
‘Well I fit in size 4 now so I think I will stop working out.’
Anyone who has goals like these aren’t true competitors and probably didn’t have to work very hard at whatever they had. The physical results are NOTHING in comparison to what the actual challenge teaches you about you.
If you are satisfied with where you are, shame on you. Keep climbing.
But don’t let that stop you from being proud of where you are right now. You’re not where you want to be because you’re still climbing and you’ve made your mountain high, but look down at how far you’ve come and be proud of where you are. AND TRUST ME WHEN I SAY THAT YOU AREN’T THE ONLY ONE WHO WANTS IT FASTER OR SOMEHOW BETTER THAN ITS COMING.ALWAYS CLIMBING- IT’S NOT EASY, THAT’S THE POINT. THAT’S WHY YOU WILL NEVER FEEL LIKE YOU’VE REACHED YOUR ‘AFTER.’ THAT’S WHY YOU’RE AWESOME!
Live in the moment. The future holds awesome shit, I promise. But don’t wait on it. ENJOY now. And the past had some really cool shit too, but it’s over, don’t dwell in it.