As a follow up to the last post, I want to talk more about success. Success is a very subjective word because it means completely different things to different people. Sometimes we think it can simply happen overnight or within a specific time frame. More often than not it does not work like that. While overnight success may occur for a miniscule few, it is certainly not the norm. The majority of time we have to work hard to achieve our goals. As they say, nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort. In this day and age, so many of us are all about immediate gratification. I am guilty of this as well. I learned my lesson the hard way in certain situations. Nothing comes easy and as WWE star John Cena would say, “Never Give Up.” While John Cena may not be my favorite wrestler, his simple motto and everything he is about in that regard truly resonates with me.
I’ll restate it again because I passionately agree. Nothing worth having was ever achieved without effort. The key is sticking with it and not giving up even when the chips seem down. This couldn’t be truer as it relates to my life and weight loss combined. Through the years, we all come face to face with many different diet fads and new “miracles” that people will preach about. I know speaking for myself I have gone through tons such as Atkins, South Beach, Shakeology, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, and many others. I even tried these pills called “Alli” which did nothing but make my stomach upset which in turn always made me upset. These diets are horrible because they tell you to cut out important things such as carbs, calories, etc. Once you wean off the diet and get back into regular life, more times than not our bodies are confused, cravings increase, and we put the weight right back on. I have also tried the simple approach of watching my portion control. As a natural big guy, I would say that this method worked the least for me. I was simply never mentally engaged in any of the diets tried. Not engaged to the point where you need to be and since I firmly believe this is a mind game, my chances of success was zero. Looking back, knowing what I know now, these diets may work in the short term but it is not the way to carry out your everyday life going forward. I wouldn’t recommend ANY of these diets to anybody. Not even weight watchers. I truly believe living a healthy lifestyle is the greatest attempt to control your weight and all other aspects relating to your health. Every diet that I failed with made me believe more and more that being overweight was just something people as well as myself needed to accept. I always knew though, even if it was subconscious, one day I will somehow make a grand transformation and shock the world. I didn’t know how, when, whom it would be with or anything like that. I sort of just knew. Just remember; failing is the key to success. Every failure is part of the journey. You can’t be where you are without making mistakes. Mistakes allow you to make corrections because they expose your flaws. This is great news because once we know our flaws, we can attack them head on.
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