In the world of weight-loss it’s easy to play the victim. Blame all of our shortcomings and lack of results on our upbringing, our past relationships, our lack of relationships, our jobs, our family time, our lack of money, and the list could go on for a full paragragh. In all honesty, it is not about them, it is about you.
You can make valiant attempts to make lasting change, but until you realize that you are ulitmately responsible for your food intake and moving your butt, you are playing victim. Sure life will give us lemons on occasion and we’ve got two choices, sit and sour along with the juice or make some lemonade.
Today I was heading outside to work-out with a coworker. As I turned the corner to go down to the locker room I glanced to the left and saw two gentlemen coming into the facility to enjoy lunch in our cafeteria.
One was suffering from health related issues, I have no idea what, but he struggled to walk slowly with his friend supporting his arm on one side and walking with a cane in the other hand.
I smiled and nodded as I usually do and as I continued on to the locker room I was overcome with gratitude. Gratitude that the man had a friend to lean on and walk with and emmense gratitude that I am now healthy.
When I weighed 328# I used to see the obstacle of weight-loss as chore. I used to pout when I would have to eat a salad and someone around me would be eating crap, that whole “why me” thing.
Over time (not overnight) I realized that I was starting to feel better, my clothes fit better and then it got easier. My mind shifted from this is a chore to this is a choice. That one little switch changed everything. The sooner you acknowledge that you are willing to do whatever is takes willingly to succeed the easier this path will become.
Hat Tip: Elements of Your Life