When I look at myself now, it gives a sense of accomplishment.
I am not saying I don’t feel the need to skip exercises and give excuses, but when I feel even a bit negative, or lazy, I recall all the efforts it took me to get to this point. There’s no going back post that.
Also, motivation to me is not when you avoid greasy junk food when it’s not around, it’s about looking at it in front of you and still deciding to eat that portion of steamed Idlis.
How do you ensure you don’t lose focus?
Before, for me, the problem always was the lack of time due to the busy work commitments or not having the neccessary equipment to workout. This time, I challenged myself to give it my best and not give up without trying. Now, fitness is such an important part of my life, I try and exercise, be it even doing 5 push-ups. Rhythm and coordination should not be broken.
Also, I was tired of making excuses. Excuses sound best to the person who is actually making them up. Am I 100% consistent? To tell you the truth, I am Not but I am not 50% either :).
What’s the most difficult part of being overweight? I would like to go beyond the usual cliched statements of ‘clothes not fitting’ or ‘people making fun of you’. To me, it was always about not being at your best when you actually can with efforts and hence, losing a sense of affection for yourself.