Who are you doing this for?
Thursday, July 18, 2013
You may be trying to lose weight, whether it be 10, 100 or 1000 pounds. You might be trying to gain strength by working out more. You may just be trying to change your eating habits to make sure you're getting more nutrients than calories.
The big question is why?
Why are you doing it? Are you part of an office pool to see who can lose the most weight? Are you trying to fit into a wedding dress? Do you think that your spouse will like you more if you lose the weight? Are you simply training for a marathon?
If those are the reasons, then what happens when you hit the end result?
The office pool ends, you go back to your old habits and gain more than you lost. The wedding is done, the stress is over, the pictures have been taken, now you're married, so you start eating again and gain 2 pants sizes. You discover that it wasn't your weight causing the marital issues, so you end up broken up and eating to cover those feelings of depression. You finished the marathon, it was the peak of the season, you're done running, so you're done for good and go back to the way you were afterward.
If you're not doing it for you and your long term health, then you won't continue to keep on doing it for life. You need to find the things that keep you going. You need to find the eating patterns you will stick to for life. You need to find the activities you enjoy for life.
Health does not end after a short challenge. You need to keep on doing things that will keep you healthy for years. You need to focus on you. You need to be a little selfish about your life. You will live with you for as long as you live, no matter what else happens.
The best reason for the question why is because you want to be healthy. You want to live the fullest life possible. You want to make your end years as easy as possible. You want to be happy, truly happy in your life.
Do it for you! You're the most important person in your life!
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