By DAVID TEPERA | Posted: Tuesday, May 24, 2016
In previous articles, I’ve written about my 17-year-old son Dylan and his journey to gain muscle mass.
Lately, and almost daily, he’s receiving compliments from classmates and random people. This has been very rewarding and has fueled his ambition.
I told Dylan, “Just think about it, today is the smallest you’ll ever be. Each day, you’ll continue to get stronger and bigger.”
Now, how about you? If you’re on a mission to lose fat weight, then today is the heaviest you’ll be.
Don’t get discouraged by what the scale or mirror is reflecting. Just know tomorrow and beyond are days closer to your goal. Even if it’s ounces, each day is still less fat than previous.
Keep in mind, that if you’re also lifting weights, the scale will be discouraging. Muscle mass is much heavier than fat content.
The mirror doesn’t lie, so strip naked and take a real look. Jump up and down to find out what jiggles the most. Come on now, you know I’m not including reproductive parts.
Really, for most of us, all it takes is losing 8-10 pounds, and others will take notice. You, too, will receive multiple compliments which encourages your day and keeps the motivation.
I know, we should get in better shape for ourselves, but it’s still a cool feeling to hear it from others.
Just know, when people take notice of your changes, they’ll be asking questions about how you’re able to obtain it. All of sudden, you’ll become their motivator and expert.
I want you to be excited knowing that even though you’re probably not where you want to be, you’re still on your way to a healthier body.
Please don’t forget to encourage friends, family members and co-workers who are trying to improve their bodies.