My husband always says, “Checking on the check.” He says this whenever he is checking on anything and making sure it is what it’s supposed to be. I have to admit that I steal most of his sayings because they usually make a lot of sense. But this one is my favorite. I found myself saying it when I’m checking out my gains or lack thereof.
I’m sharing this with you because I want you to stay checking on the check and to remain encouraged even if the check is so great. We all go through our ups and downs and it takes a significant amount of time fro your body to recognize what you are trying to do. Which is why consistency is critical. Without it, your body will be confused. You can feed your body normally for 3 days straight and workout for 45-60 minutes and then turn around and eat fast food, neglect your exercise and skip out on sleep.
Often times, we try a new regimen, and it may last for a week. We then began checking on the check, and our optimism quickly takes an about-face because we don’t see a change. But here is the thing if you are feeling right then that is a definite check. A lot of your positive checks are going to be internal gains. Not losing weight, but you have more energy, and mental clarity is a good thing.
We give up too quickly when our stomachs aren’t looking flat, and those hips are still full and don’t get me started on still seeing that the lumpy butt is still there. But giving up is taking the easy way out. Being consistent and keep on keeping on is, of course, the more challenging route but by far the most rewarding course of action. Anyone can give up. It takes strength to remain consistent and know that you are winning, regardless of what the scale tells you.
Enjoy your journey and stay checking on the check.
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