I know I'm not alone in this struggle. Even people who have been successful losing weight, like Carolyn, struggle with doing what needs to be done day after day in order to see results. I've read this post a couple of times now and I will probably read it a couple more times to remind myself of what it takes to see results. And even if I don't take the time to read the entire post again I will at least remind myself of two simple things. "Motivation gets you to work out when you want to work out. Discipline is what gets you there when you don't."
It's a relief to know that I'm not alone in the struggle to be disciplined when it comes to living a healthy life. But yet I feel very alone because I feel like I am the only one that isn't getting it through my head that I need to be disciplined with working out and making healthy food choices if I want to see results. I know what needs to be done and I know how to go about doing it but I'm still making excuses and talking myself out of doing what needs to be done. And I won't lie, it's super frustrating and makes me think about giving up. A lot.
But then I look at myself in the mirror, see a picture from a few years ago, or think about the plastic tote full of clothes that currently do not fit and I'm reminded why I want to change my life. So I'm not giving up. I will keep tying as many times as it takes for it to stick with me.
Nov 13: 212.7
Woof! What a kick in the gut that was.