Physical changes can (and probably will) affect you emotionally too. Your progress becomes yet another part of your identity and sometimes, if you’re like me, you’ll have no idea how you lived your life any differently before.

Let’s do an exercise: describe your body. Okay. For those who described your body’s physical appearance, raise your hand. For those who described your body for what it’s able to do, raise your hand. I’m assuming many people would think to do the first option naturally, because we’re conditioned to view our bodies as objects and not as vessels to live.