To the right you see my favourite commercial for Les Mills through all times. It is so true. It is very common for people to make excuses like "but he/she loves me like I am", and in secret knowing it's just empty excuses. Love does NOT need handles. Not even love for oneself. Or perhaps even ESPECIALLY not love for oneself?
Another picture really pointing the truth out is this one: "Fitness is a battle"! I have worked like a little maniac to lose some weight, and get in better shape the past 6 months, hiring a PT and everything.
So, I worked, and sweat and worked again, and re-thought my eating habits. I suppose people in some way deep down KNOW that exactly that is what it takes to get in shape. But they still tell me "WOW, how fit you've 'become'.". Like I just woke up one day with a nice waist line, without making any kind of effort?
I think that's what people would like to hear. That it's some kind of magic, only granted a few chosen ones. The only magic is JUST DO IT!!! There are no short cuts, no pills, no magic diets, no other way but to eat with your mind present, and exercise. But it's so hard for them to hear, and even harder to accept, that I actually set myself to do something, and even more disturbingly DID it. And they did not... Goddamn I know this bugs quite a few people. But I keep telling what I did to achieve my results. Self deception never got people anywhere, anyway.
So, welcome to the front line with me.