Saturday, February 20, 2010
Being lazy and not taking responsibility are wastes of time. Often the power for change is within us, but without our efforts things would fail or go awry. You cannot rely on help from others, only what your own two hands accomplish on their own. Hard work is a habit that needs constant attention. But be mindful that you are giving your full effort to a project. Apply yourself, value your time, and don't squander it hoping for help.
After sharing my weight loss experience with other members on the Dr Oz show, it seems at if taking action...not being lazy is one of the keys. How many of us used to sit around and waiting for something to happen that would magically take off all the weight we'd accumulated over the years. How many times did we say "if only..." or "tomorrow"...once we stopped wishing and were willing to make whatever effort it would require, just taking that first step, then we began to find our way. I've often been asked what was my motivation or key to starting this journey and why this time when all other tries failed? I believe the answer to be that I was willing to stop being lazy! I was willing to take responsibility for myself and ownership of my actions....and mostly just to act. In past attempts at weight loss, I would always look at the healthy changes as temporary, as in "when I get to my goal I won't have to work this hard or stiick so strictly to this nutrition plan". I can vividly remember being out on a walk years ago in one of my previous weight loss tries, and actually telling myself that I couldn't wait to lose the weight so that I wouldn't have to get all sweaty by working out so hard....and guess what, after losing a good bit of the weight, I did stop exercising and ----- gained it all back plus more! So this time, when I would start having those thoughts in the early days of my journey, I reminded myself that exercise is something that is enjoyable and it was what I need to do for a lifetime if I want to get to and maintain my desired level of fitness and health!