Tuesday, October 06, 2009
I hate to constantly state "hey, I'm starting over again!". It's so demotivating. Sometimes I just wish there was an hour to hour guide on how to lose weight personalized just for me. But it isn't going to magically appear. I know I have to try things and see what works for me. And then hey, I'll have my trusty guidebook to return to. But starting and getting into the habit is so hard. I mean, I'll go onto other people's pages and see all of their progress and the goals they met and I want it now now now. I don't realize that what they have done has taken a long time and a massive amount of effort. Instead of wanting a list of accomplishments given to me, I should be proud for every little goal and write them down. Eventually I'll have that crazy long list of accomplishments. And I'll be proud that I actually did it. But we all want that instant satisfaction and it's just not going to happen. I think we all need to get to the point where we truly realize how important our own (i hate using such a cliche word..) journey is going to be for ourselves. That's totally great someone else lost 50 lbs or can run a 5k or looks better than you even though they weigh more. That's incredible for them. But that's their story and their results. You don't know how things are going to go. Just step back and realize that you're eventually going to have this amazing list of goals and others are going to envy what you have done. I don't think you can truly begin a program like this until you realize how important your own journey and results are. Start at day one, step one, and continue on from there. It's not a race, and there is no time limit. And if you think there is, think back to say a year ago. Or even a month ago. How much weight could you have lost since then but didn't? Think of a month or a year from now. Or even a week. You could be starting all over again then and look back and say "oh, I wish I had started then". Well that THEN is NOW. So get yourself motivated and prove to yourself that you can do it. I need to be constantly motivated, so I am going to blog for myself. If I inspire someone in the meantime, awesome. But honestly, this is all about me now. I don't know how far I'll make it, but I have to start somewhere.
P.S. A lot of people write these same things, but they don't have much meaning until you truly feel the words. And I do now. I haven't before. But I do.