I had to begin my journey somewhere, right? So I went to one of those weightloss surgery seminars! I sat there, listening to my options. I looked around and that was it. That was the the dose of reality I needed!
I left the seminar and decided that there was no way I was going to have a surgery that would force me to chew my food until it was liquid before I swallowed it. So in August, I signed up at a local gym and began to work out.
I realized that its not about being on a diet. Its not about a quick fix surgery, its not about someone else holding me accountable. This was about me. I did this to myself, I was the only one who could fix it. It took years to get me to the ooompa loompa body, it was going to take just as long to get rid of it.
For years, I used every excuse that I’m sure some of you have used.
- “I don’t have time to work-out”
- “I can’t afford it”
- “Dieting is unrealistic”
- “I tried a diet once, it didn’t work”
- “It’s just genetics that I’m like this”
- “I’m single and live alone, if I buy all that healthy food, it will just go to waste”
Guess what? These are all excuses. They make you feel better so that way you don’t have to do the hard work. They give you a reason not to do something. Its called “rationalizing” (kudo’s Carlos, that term came from you!)
Key lesson – if you want something enough, you will do the work to get it.
When you receive inspiration and motivation from me and my story, pay it forward.
Wishing you a healthy lifestyle,