Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Use your powers for good
The winner, who started at 526 pounds, lost 264 pounds in seven months or so.
That’s an average of 38 pounds a month.
I can’t even imagine the routine that would produce that kind of weight loss.
I feel like my life revolves around my own routine right now. Those contestants must work out from the time they wake up ‘til they go to bed.
One moment that stuck out for me last night was during a clip they showed from the season.
One dude was killing it during his workout, and trainer Bob was in his face and asked him, “How did you gain so much weight with that kind of determination?”
The question really hit home. I thought about that for myself last night. Then I thought about it this morning.
I came to the conclusion that the same power that lives inside us to do good for ourselves can also be just as strong when we use it to sabotage ourselves.
I mean, I didn’t just gain weight. I gained 145 pounds.
I gained weight with gusto.
But I truly believe that determination lives inside each and every one of us. You just have to tap into it.
It doesn’t even have to be about weight loss.
Tap into it to change any situation that isn’t positive for you.
A job you hate. A bad relationship.
Remember, change takes courage. But you have it. Just tap into it.
Will it be hard? Yes. Will it be worth it? Absolutely.
You can do it.