#bern200 – Week 35: 135.6 Pounds Gone, 64.4 To Go



“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.”
― Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 7: 1966-1974

Nothing that is worth having is easy. Anything in life worth doing is going to be hard, and the reward will always outweigh the struggle. This is why so many people would rather take the easy way out and settle for what’s given to them than to fight for what they want. I don’t fault anyone who thinks like this, because it is an idea that is perpetuated throughout society. Every desire that individuals have for wealth, health, love etc. is accompanied with the want of obtaining these goals through the shortest path possible. However there is no quick fix to obesity. I knew it would be a long journey and I have been as relentless and persistent as possible.

Over the past 35 weeks I’ve managed to get into the habit of eating breakfast lunch and dinner at set times by preparing my meals and snacks ahead of time. I’ve fought temptation by reminding myself that any actions against my routine would only be a setback. I’ve had my fair share of cheat meals / days off from the gym. I take small breaks knowing that I’m not quitting; I’m only delaying my dreams. I also work twice as hard after my breaks from the gym to make up for lost time. However I never lose focus on where I want to be in life.

When speaking to others about my journey, I often compare it to climbing a mountain. By climbing and moving forward, I get closer to my goal each day. Stopping to take a break just delays the outcome, and going backwards by cheating on my diet just puts the goal further away. I am the only person on my mountain, meaning that reaching my goal isn’t a race to see who can get there the fastest. I am the only person that lives my life, and I have to constantly focus myself on where I am in the moment and where I want to be in the future. We control our own destiny, and where we want to be in life can only be managed by the effort we put in daily.

It is this kind of mindset that defines the #bern200 journey. Whether it’s weight loss, education, finance, or relationships, we can not compare ourselves and our goals to where others are with their own goals. We walk our own path; climb our own mountain. To quit now would be the same as wasting the past 7 months of my life, and when you get to my age you have to make each day count lol. So whatever you’re pursuing in life, do it wholeheartedly with the intentions of getting there sooner rather than later. Life is a marathon; pace yourself, but keep going!

One Reply to “#bern200 – Week 35: 135.6 Pounds Gone, 64.4 To Go”

  1. I’ll have to thank you for the success today

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