In early 2015, I was at a turning point in my life. I was unhappy and fat. I had no sense of direction; I had no goals or aspirations. I was on the verge of dropping out of school and living at my parent’s house with no job. But, I read a revolutionary article titled “Screw motivation, what you need is discipline.” This triggered me to start and finish the best weight loss transformation I have ever thought possible. It has taught me that anything you want in life requires hard-work and discipline, but it’s totally worth it.
The question that follows is: how bad do you want it? Are you willing to set aside your desire to eat that chocolate bar or that extra serving? Or are you willing to put in the work required to change your life? Do you prefer instant gratification over long-term gratification? If you give in to petty desires, you prefer instant gratification. I’ll ask again, how bad do you want it?
During my weight loss journey, I have learned a lot about the importance of proper nutrition, portion sizes, lifting weights and healthy levels of exercise. Eating less is the key to losing weight and proper nutrition is how you feel good doing it. I’ve learned that weight loss is also about fixing your improper relationship with food and CHANGING the way you live your life to be a healthier and more active one. Hopefully my journey inspires you to start taking a step in that direction.