I was just sitting here watching YouTube videos on weight loss transformations, and something occurred to me. Before I reveal my great revelation, I want to make clear that this is something I have heard before, it has just taken some time to sink through my thick skull. Anyways, these videos often show before and after pictures and video clips. While watching, I noticed a very distinct difference, besides the obvious weight loss, in these people. That difference is, I can see that it takes much less energy for these people to just exist than when they were heavier. Not to mention how much more evident the energy expenditures is while these folks are moving (everyday activities and exercise) before losing the extra fat.
My conclusion? It takes much less effort and energy to exist and move as a thin/healthy person than it does as an overweight person.
Now, I have to ask myself: Why in the hell am I still fat? If I would just shut up and actually lose the weight, just existing would require so much less effort on my part. Hell, I might even have extra energy. Imagine not feeling totally wiped out and exhausted just doing every day things, but then having energy enough to exercise, leave the house or doing something with the kids.
Often when I can’t find the inspiration and motivation within myself, I will got to YouTube and watch these videos.
Another thing, I have recently discovered and am in the process of cultivating is a desire to not only conquer this obesity, but to write, motivate and inspire others to do it as well.
Maybe, just maybe, I can reach people before they too are trapped in the cycle of obesity for half of their lives.