Zig Ziglar, has a way with words. He said,"When I speak, people will occasionally say...'Zig, I loved your talk, but for me, motivation doesn't last!' I always tell them...bathing doesn't either. That's why I recommend it daily."
Why do we think things have to be fun? I do not consider losing weight or exercising fun. I am not particularly fired up when it's time to clean the toilets or wash windows either. Going to the dentist or shopping for new tires do not bring squeals of joy. I don't turn cartwheels and skip into the hospital for a mammogram. I remember a parent-teacher conference for one of my students who was a little turd. The student, his parents, his teachers, and our principal were in the conference room. His father said to us that we should make school fun. OK - get right on that. I told him that I was sure teachers included some fun things when appropriate but some things just had to be learned; some things just had to be done.
I made good grades in school. The reason I studied was because I wanted good grades not because I loved studying. The end justified the means in this case. That was what I had to do to get good grades. Same for weight loss. We want to weigh whatever our healthy weight is for us. We exercise and eat in such a way as to achieve that weight not because we love exercising and eating less but because we want that number to show up on the scale. Our means will get us to our ends - our ends will reflect what our means were. What end will the means you are using today achieve in the end? I'm confusing myself - - -
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst, for they are sticking to their diets. :-) Git er done!!