Kyra made a really inspiring post a few months back called "Then & Now". As I sit here waiting for my spinach-stuffed chicken to bake and ponder washing my hair now or in the morning, I had a few little revelations of my progress in recent weeks/months.
THEN - I would sleep until 9am on workdays, 2pm or later on weekends, and loaf around until I was dying of hunger, which was solved by running to Dunkin or McDonald's.
NOW - I have my alarm set, even on weekends, and wake up on time! I don't lay in bed wondering how much longer I can waste, but I jump out of bed, do 10-20 minutes of stretching/yoga, cook myself a REAL breakfast, sit down and eat, take my time to get ready and make it to my destinations on time.
THEN - I hid food in my bedroom. Secret stashes of cookies, "protein" bars (tasty Luna bar, you can't trick me, you are dessert), Dunkin Donuts, crackers, Doritos.
NOW - I do not allow any food into my room except cat food. I have plenty of water, seltzer, tea, but nothing that I would regret eating at 2am.
THEN - I gave up once I started sweating or once something started to ache. I would consider that to be "accomplishing" something.
NOW - I know that if I don't push myself, I will become stagnant and never reach my full potential. Not just physically, but on so many different levels.
THEN - I was interested in what was going on with everyone else, as a way to avoid what was going on with me.
NOW - I am allowing myself to be selfish, to think about myself, and not be concerned with things that I cannot control or that do not involve me.
I am also trying to keep these points in mind every day:
Very much worth reading.