While blog surfing last weekend, I came across a quote that I traced back to the Facebook page Strong is the New Skinny. After cleaning it up (i.e. removing the profanity), I wanted to share it with you because, profanity aside, it’s harsh, but the quote contains a great deal of truth and some people need tough love.
“You’re right. It is easier to eat pizza than to run on the treadmill.
It is easier to turn to ice cream rather than people for support.
It is easier to say “I give up” than to say “I can do this”.
So you know what? I am not going to sit here and tell you day after day that you can do this.
If you don’t believe that you can do this, then you can’t.
That is the honest truth. You need to do this for you.
And if you don’t want it bad enough then you won’t achieve it.
So take the easy way out and remain unhealthy and continue to gain weight because you can’t realize you are the only one hurting yourself.
I didn’t say it would be easy. I said it would be worth it.”
Losing a significant amount of weight is hard. It takes a great deal of determination and commitment.
I get a lot of people asking me how I’ve done it and I can tell that many of them are just looking for a magic pill. They want me to tell them the name of a program they haven’t tried or a supplement they haven’t taken.
They don’t really like it when I say, “I changed my eating habits and began exercising regularly” because that requires a complete lifestyle change. And, that’s hard.
But, please believe me when I say, it’s not easy, but it is worth it.
I want this for you. Yes, you. I may not even know your name. You may be lurking and may never have commented, but I know you’re out there and I want it for you because I know what losing the weight and changing my lifestyle has meant to me. It has changed my life.
I will do everything I can to support you. I will encourage you through my posts and through comments. I will talk to you via email. I will pray for you.
I want you to succeed.
But, you have to want it, too.
You have to want it bad enough to completely change your life.
I’m not saying it will be easy. I am saying, it will be worth it.
Do or do not. There is no try.