298=>260=>215. Scale weight. Largely irrelevant numbers. All that they represent is my physical relationship to gravity. The *difference* between those numbers is a large part of who I am. That’s what’s important.
The change looks largely physical. It was. It is. Superficially, that makes me very happy. But the thing that brings me gratitude, inner peace and joy is the mental transformation. I was extremely uncomfortable with myself. Negative self-talk, self-image, victim-ish mindset and a defeatist attitude. Lacking in personal growth and purpose. Stagnant, at best, across the board. From the depths of who I am as a man, I can say that is no longer me. At all. And motherfucker that’s the best feeling.
Change begets change. It doesn’t matter which comes first. The physical or the mental. One will follow the other. If you’re struggling physically, change your mentality. “The fastest way to change your physiology is to change your psychology.” #
If you’re struggling mentally, start on your physical self. Tell me how much more empowered you feel being physically stronger. Notice your genuine smile when you fit into your “skinny jeans”. Is the change mental? Physical? It’s both, thankfully.