"When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place" ~Unknown~
Throwing in the towel, raising the white flag, tapping out. What does it take for us to admit defeat? How stubborn are we when it comes to getting what we want?
When we start out we are all fired up. This time it's for real. Get outta' my way, I'm comin' through. How long does it last? Maybe two weeks? What happened? You mean we didn't lose 20 pounds in two weeks? But I'm hungry. Everybody but me gets to eat a whole pizza. This little girl wants McDonald's.
stubborn - refusing to move or change one's opinion; obstinate
What topic will you debate with passion? There are the old standards of abortion, capital punishment, gun control, stem cell research, euthanasia, same sex marriage - does just reading this list get your hackles up anywhere? Of course.What if we could get that passionate about being healthy?
How about this list? Exercise, planning, drinking water, calorie counting, weighing in. Do I hear the night sounds of crickets? Yes, I do.
When was the last time you got excited about the food pyramid? I refer you back to "Making Motivation Last" a few days ago.
If we give up, then what?