There are countless ways to assess progress when working towards looking and feeling your best.
There is, of course, the scale.
There are waist, hip, chest, and other girth measurements.
There’s subjective self-assessment in the mirror.
There’s absolute strength.
There’s relative strength.
There are blood markers.
The list of metrics for assessing how you look and feel is nearly endless.
What if I told you that there are measures of progress that matter infinitely more than these?
They aren’t as objective or measurable, which is why they are often overlooked.
But they freaking matter.
The thoughts inside your head.
The emotions inside your heart and your gut.
How you speak to yourself.
The extent to which you *feel* healthy and driven to live your life.
What you’re experiencing – physically, mentally, emotionally – when nobody else is around.
And it’s just you.
You won’t always be on the scale, looking in the mirror, or moving the barbell.
You will always be inside your body.
Inside your head.
Feeling what you feel.
Thinking what you think.
Focus on what’s happening on the inside or what happens on the outside will hardly matter.
Your physical health matters.
It’s not all that matters.
You are worthy of the most awesome life.
Put in the work.
It’ll be a challenge.
You’re up to it, though.
You’ve got this.