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Want to Lose a Lot of Weight? Get motivated!

So you want to lose a lot of weight?  You need to get started somewhere right?  Here’s a little story that might help motivate you a bit.  After I lost a considerable amount of weight with P90X, I started throwing in a little running from time to time.   Not because I consider myself a big runner or feel like I could ever be competitive. I just like to mix it up a bit and do something different when the weather is nice. On my latest trip out for a run I was reminded of something I want to share with you.  As I got out of the car, I overheard three gentlemen bragging to one of their friends about their run.  They had just finished up a 20 miler and one of them ran an incredible pace according to what I was hearing.  I was thinking to myself that the run I had planned was not so grand. Matter of fact it was rather weak compared to these guys.  Then it hit me. I should be happy to be out there in the first place.  Back before I had lost most of my weight, I would not have been able to run 3 miles without stopping and no way would I have gone out to run just to enjoy the exercise.  There will always be someone that can run farther, is in better shape, leaner or able to lift more.  Do not be intimidated or discouraged.  It will take time and effort to see results.  Get out there and get started.  Create your own success and enjoy the journey.  You can do this!

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9 Comments

  1. Great Job, Blake!! As a non-runner (for right now) I have to agree! Never be discouraged because someone is better or can run faster, farther, etc. You had the right attitude with just being out there! Keep going…I’ll be starting after Insanity!!
    Jeanne

  2. Blake,
    I agree! “Create your own success and enjoy the journey.” That is a good tag line. It is so true. It is like Tony Horton says, “Do your best and forget the rest.” If you are out there trying and doing you will succeed. It is not easy but it is possible. A few months ago I could not run either. Now I can sprint across the yard with the dogs and they love it.

  3. i loved this article!! i just myself came to this realization for myself! you did GREAT and you came a really long way and even tho your not at the point those guys are, there are also a lot of ppl still stuck where you used to be!! keep pushing forward my friend!! :-)

  4. Way to acknowledge yourself for all the hard work you have done. Congrats on your success and way to always keep moving forward and mixing up.

  5. Great article Blake! Even though I still don’t enjoy running and certainly have no desire to run 20 miles it’s nice to know I can again now.
    Thanks for reminding me of this.

    P.S. Next time you hear those guys bragging about a 20 miler just say “That’s nice but are you a Spartan yet? No, well I am!”

    • Hehe Bradley. I know they could only dream about being a Spartan but one of them was an Ironman. I think that has us beat.

  6. My daughter use to run cross country and she was the slowest kid on the team, but she loved it because every time out, she could compete with herself and go for her PR (personal record). Go for your PR!

  7. I just started running in December. You have to start at the beginning and move toward your goal. If you didn’t have to work for it, it wouldn’t be a goal, it would be a circumstance. Great article.

  8. I can say based on my own personal experience that Beachbody is the real deal. After losing 65 lbs and getting into the best shape of my life, there is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that if you Decide and Commit to Beachbody for 90-days and take full advantage of the unlimited free coaching, accountability and support, you will most definitely succeed and achieve your goals.

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