This post, which is making it rounds on "paleo" FaceBook pages, speaks volumes to me. Please read it if you have a moment. I honestly can totally relate to it. You see, I haven't had much progress on the scale with my new lifestyle. With both the paleo lifestyle and kettlebells, I feel like I am not a good example. In fact, when new people to kettlebells ask me how long I have been working out with these amazing things, I hesitate to answer, knowing that their reaction is likely going to be "Really? That long and she still looks like that?" I even have a fear that some day someone is going to ask me to please not come to classes any more since I am not a good advertisement for the progress one can make dedicating to kettlebell workouts.
I have revised my lifestyle significantly over the past 4 to 5 years and even more over the last three months. I feel better about how I am treating my body. I have a lot of energy. I continue to push myself with new physical challenges but yet I am not "looking better" as far as what the world would typically think I should to feel like I am making progress. It is so hard to get over these feelings of failure and it is something I have to work on every day.
Now as far as the blog I refer to above....well, I think this couple is amazing and look great. The progress they have is admirable and inspiring. For me, eventually my physical appearance will catch up with how good I feel on the inside....or not. In the meantime, I am going to keep on keeping on.