Are you getting discouraged, Driver?
by, 08.16.2010 at 08.22 PM (799 Views)
This post is for those who have quite a few pounds to lose. Maybe itís 50lbs. It could be 75lbs. Hell, you may have 100lbs or more to lose, before youíre looking and feeling healthy again. So, with such a high number, are you feeling discouraged? Are you thinking that itís too much to lose, and that it will take too long? Well, letís break it down with real life numbers.
As of the date of this post, it is August 16, 2010(although I admit, I typed this out over a week ago). With it being August 16, that would mean there are just over 18 weeks until that dreaded Christmas dinner. Now, 18 weeks may not seem like a long time, HOWEVER, if you were to start on a decent diet and exercise system, and lost a very realistic 1 pound per week, that would translate into your being 18 pounds lighter. Not a bad start, really. And what if you decided to be a little more diligent in your training and eating, and lost 2 pounds a week? 36 pounds gone before the holidays. Now, if youíre a much bigger person, with more to lose, you could potentially see a 3 pound per week loss. 54 pounds gone before turkey time. Sounds good, doesnít it?
And what of trying to do what you can before summer? There are just over 41 weeks until June, 2011. Plug in those numbers again. 1 pound a week loss is 41 pounds lost by next summer. 2 pounds a week is 82 pounds. 3 pounds a week is 123 pounds. So, even the truly large truck driver can do something about his body image and composition before next summer. All it takes is to realize that itís all in small steps. Lots of small steps add up to a long journey.
An old saying that Iíve come across from time to time goes like this: How do you eat an elephant? Ė One bite at a time.
So, Driver, are you ready to take that first bite?