If It Were Easy Everyone Would Do It

Lately I have been feeling down about my weight loss. I have asked questions like, “Why is this taking so long?  HOW did I let myself gain 15 pounds over the past year. WHY can’t I just reach goal?!?”

Two seperate people have told me the same thing over the last week:

Of course it's hard.  It's supposed to be hard.  If it were easy everyone would do it.

OMG! How true is this Jen?!?

Stop your bitchin’ and get on with it.

There are people out there who would kill to have lost 85 pounds.

There are people out there who would LOVE to lose even 5 pounds.

There are people out there who would love to be able to exercise non-stop for 45 minutes.

There are people out there who would love to have enough energy to be able to go outside and take a walk.

There are people out there who believe they can never lose a pound, much less 85.

Get over whatever situation you THINK you are in because there are so many people out there who have it worse.

This weekend as Jason and I were walking around the park, there was an extrememly heavy man walking around the track.  H wasn’t just walking though, he was really moving!  With sweat pouring down his face and his shirt soaked, I thought, “He is really doing it!”  He isn’t making excuses.  He is out here trying to improve his life.  I just wanted to cheer for him. I wanted to tell him, “Way to GO!”  I wanted to walk with him and tell him to NEVER GIVE UP!

There are people who are smaller than him at home making excuses.  Instead of making an excuse, he was being active to change his life.

I tell you all of this to say –

No matter if you just started a weight loss journey or have been on one for almost four years (like some of us…ahem…)

No matter if you have lost half a pound of hundreds.

No matter if you have walked down the street for the first time or have ran several marathons.

You-Are-Doing-It!

And, if it were easy, everyone would do it.

 

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About Jennifer Swafford

Jennifer is an elementary school teacher who is trying to lose 100+ pounds. She has certainly learned how much It Sux To Be Fat and is here to motivate you to live a healthy lifestyle.

  • http://twitter.com/Alicia_Orozco NeverEverBeenSkinny

    If I wasn’t already motivated by the fact I missed 4 days of working out, your post sure finished me off! Your right its not easy, but nothing worth it ever is!

  • http://twitter.com/Alicia_Orozco NeverEverBeenSkinny

    If I wasn’t already motivated by the fact I missed 4 days of working out, your post sure finished me off! Your right its not easy, but nothing worth it ever is!

  • Cindy Houser

    Thanks I needed that today! Been feeling stuck.. can’t lose the last 20 pounds and just have felt whiny about it. Nothing great is easy… thanks

  • Cindy

    Thanks I needed that today! Been feeling stuck.. can’t lose the last 20 pounds and just have felt whiny about it. Nothing great is easy… thanks

  • Kimmie

    I’m in a rut myself. But Mama raised no quitter! I also believe in every situation there is a lesson to be learned, you repeat the lesson until it is learned. Every now & then you need to look back & see how far you have come, 85lbs that’s impressive, that’s incredible, it’s damn right amazing!!! As for the 15lb gain, you caught yourself before it became 20, 25, or even higher….you are a fighter! You are determined, you are motivated…you got this!

  • Kimmie

    I’m in a rut myself. But Mama raised no quitter! I also believe in every situation there is a lesson to be learned, you repeat the lesson until it is learned. Every now & then you need to look back & see how far you have come, 85lbs that’s impressive, that’s incredible, it’s damn right amazing!!! As for the 15lb gain, you caught yourself before it became 20, 25, or even higher….you are a fighter! You are determined, you are motivated…you got this!

  • Mrs. Perez

    Yes, yes, yes! This is exactly what I needed to hear today. Thank you!

  • Mrs. Perez

    Yes, yes, yes! This is exactly what I needed to hear today. Thank you!

  • David Hart

    Very true.
    “That which we attain too easily, we esteem too lightly” Thomas Paine
    I also think that when you’ve lost a lot of weight, at first you feel fantastic, but then you become used to your new weight and just feel normal, so you lose the motivation to stay slim or lose more. Best of luck, hope you get the motivation back.

  • David Hart

    Very true.
    “That which we attain too easily, we esteem too lightly” Thomas Paine
    I also think that when you’ve lost a lot of weight, at first you feel fantastic, but then you become used to your new weight and just feel normal, so you lose the motivation to stay slim or lose more. Best of luck, hope you get the motivation back.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=623838098 Heather Jones

    This post really says what I’ve been feeling. Thankyou for making me feel normal. It’s hard to keep motivated somedays, but you have helped me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=623838098 Heather Jones

    This post really says what I’ve been feeling. Thankyou for making me feel normal. It’s hard to keep motivated somedays, but you have helped me.

  • liana salvad

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  • Michael Martin

    Hey Jenn, I weigh 286 pounds and have been making excuses for 2 years now but you really have inspired me and I am quitting making excuses. It won’t be easy I know but I can do it. Thanks-32 and fat

  • Michael Martin

    Hey Jenn, I weigh 286 pounds and have been making excuses for 2 years now but you really have inspired me and I am quitting making excuses. It won’t be easy I know but I can do it. Thanks-32 and fat