Although I’ve been doing well so far I know from past experience of trying to lose weight and exercise that it usually goes well for a few weeks then things start slipping.
It starts with a missed workout here, then a chocolate donut there and then it’s one big slippery slope of being off the track of healthy living.
So I started to research advice on how to stay motivated and I came across this quote from Czech Olympian Emil Zatopek which I think sums it up quite succinctly:
“If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then willpower is no longer a problem. It’s raining? That doesn’t matter. I am tired? That’s besides the point. It’s simply that I just have to.”
I’d add just one thing to this great Zatopek thought for myself: Just stop whining and get moving.
****Eight weeks into my training and eating modification (I think this term sounds better than diet) I’ve lost 11 pounds. I think they say the average is two pounds a week, which means I should be at 16 pounds, but I’m down more than10 and I’m going to be happy with that. Plus, muscle weighs more than fat and I know I’ve had to gain muscle after almost two months at training at Vertex. I can’t wait to see what the next few months bring.