The same thing is true of weight loss. You may have noticed that every month, around the same time-- I've been posting visual updates of how I look. That's so I can SEE my weight loss progress. It's certainly helpful to feel the difference, and see the number drop on the scale-- but I also like to see how my body has changed so far.
Here is this month's picture...
I can definitely see that my stomach is slimmed down. Though, why I chose to wear a sweatshirt in the very first weight loss photo, I can't for the life of be remember. My face has slimmed down and I'm not as wide when you look at me straight on. Also, don't look as red and puffy. I think taking these pictures is really helpful when I look back at where I've been, and how far I've come.
When I first started this journey, I did a lot of research on Pintrest about different ways to visualize your goals. One of my favorites was the image below.
|Courtesy: Model My Diet.com|
Another visual image I liked but have yet to try is this...
|Courtesy: Hot Mess Princess.com|
The final visual reminder I found and liked is this...
This is another Pintrest idea, but I couldn't find where it originally came from, because the website listed is corrupt. But I liked it because it's useful once you've lost the weight. Basically, you put a dollar in the jar for every pound you lose... and once you lose the weight, you use the money to buy yourself some new clothes. The only reason Jason and I decided not to go with this idea, was because we're strapped for cash right now and we didn't want to tie ourselves into paying a dollar, when we couldn't really afford it at the moment.
There are all sorts of ways to visually remind yourself about your journey, and to keep yourself motivated. Do you have a unique way to visually encourage yourself, or to keep yourself motivated? What are they? I would love to hear from you, leave your comments below!