They say it’s hard to notice the small changes that happen to your body. Since you look at yourself in the mirror on a day to day basis. a 0.00005% change is nothing noticeable. However, add that up over years and you’re going to have a great accumulated effect on your physique. Pictures never lie and the harsh reality is that you really should take progress pictures to see how you’ve been tracking. Something I haven’t been doing! However, I have found a picture from a few years back, 2007 and a recent one took a couple of weeks ago, that are quite similar.
Four years, along the journey and I guess 30 pounds really does make a difference. I personally haven’t been noticing much difference, until I saw these two photos. It just goes to show how training is a long term process, a life choice, fraught with success, failures, ups and downs. It is not a quick fix or a game for fast results. A lot has happened in four years, especially in regards to my training styles, diet, supplementation and lifestyle. Gradual changes are the best for your body. I am no where near my destination (which keeps moving), but I’m definitely on the right direction. Along the journey it’s good to have some benchmarks and milestones.
Next up I will have to dig up my old training logs and compare what weights I was lifting way back when with now!
“It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat.”