Rest day today. My glutes and thighs are thanking me. On to other things.
Motivation is a tricky slope for me. And I'll tell you why.
I find it to be fleeting. Temporary. One of those semi, sort of feelings that tend to go away after a while.
Like making New Year's resolutions. Those never seem to last very long, do they?
Determination and consistency have helped me and have worked for me.
Today, I saw this motivational photo on Facebook. The Firm had posted it on their page.
If I had said to myself when I first decided to lose weight that I'd never be able to do it because I had so much to lose, I never would've come this far.
If I had said to myself, "Man, you pretty much have to lose half your body weight. You have to lose a person!", I'd never have been able to start.
If I thought to myself for one second that it would take me FOREVER to get there, I never would've started.
I would've just stayed fat. That would've been much easier.
Well, tough. I started where I started.
I had to lose as much as I had to lose.
Just because it was a lot didn't give me the right to wallow & whine & piss & moan.
Pissing & moaning were not going to help me.
Wallowing & whining helped get me to 270+ pounds.
Complaining about how much time it would take me to shed the weight would not get it off my body any quicker.
Whining about how much I had to lose would not make me have to lose any less.
I had to decide that I had had enough.
I could and did set small goals. Focus on 5 pounds at a time.
Then, when those 5 pounds were gone, focus on the next 5 pounds. Repeat.
My next goal is 155. Exactly 5 pounds from where I'm at currently.
Setting small goals would and did and have helped me immensely.
So while it does matter how much weight you have to lose, it does not matter how long it takes to get you to goal - as long as you get there and never give up.
When you have a lot to lose, it can get overwhelming. But if you allow it to overwhelm you, you give it the power.
I had to decide to take the power back. That shit was hard. But doable.
Don't focus on the time. You're only wasting it if you do.