Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Are we too nice?
I do not think of myself as a mean spirited person. I try to be respectful, kind, generous and positive. However, sometimes I wonder if I am taking those traits too far and hurting more people than helping by not giving the wakeup call that is needed.
The cold hard awful truth of the matter is that life and weight loss is not easy; it is hard and tedious and sometimes it sucks and is not fun. Every day I read blogs about giving up and starting over. I read threads begging for help. The truth is that no one can help you until you help yourself. I can write every tip I have, I can plan your meals for you, I can share with you what I do for fitness but at the end of the day none of that will get you to your goal without you helping yourself and just doing it. Nike was right with their slogan ďJust Do It.Ē Thatís the solution to the weight loss mystery. Just eat right, just make good choices, just move your body.
All the answers are within you. Dig deep and find them. Do the work. I can inspire you and I am so honored to have inspired so many. I hope knowing that I could lose a few pounds makes every person who needs to lose a few feel like they can to. But thatís not enough. You have to find the inner motivation to get yourself on the road and the inner motivation to push yourself past your limits and your excuses. Itís not easy but itís worth it.
I read a post from someone listing all the excuses about why they canít do whatever they signed up to do. I posted my experience which was short and to the point. It wasnít appreciated. However, it was an honest response from me. How did I do a half marathon? Iím cheap I didnít want to waste 100.00. I made myself run even when I didnít want to. Thatís the secret I just did it. There is no psychological roadblock that you canít get over by just getting out there and doing it. Stop the insanity of the excuses and do it.
The first step in helping yourself is getting a plan. You did that because you signed up for this website. The next step is to follow the plan. Make good choices and be kind to yourself and then when all else fails and you want to quit you ďJust Do It.Ē