Tuesday, June 15, 2010

What Would Happen…

  • If you committed, I mean really committed to this weight loss journey of yours?

  • If you made an honest effort instead of a halfhearted swipe?

  • If you traded those restaurant menus for a little healthy home cooking?

  • If you turned off the TV or computer every so often and did your best to see just how much sweat you could wring out of your body?

  • If you blogged to truly hold yourself accountable?

  • If you made your story something exceptional instead of exhausting, something phenomenal instead of pedestrian, something remarkable instead of run-of-the-mill?

  • If you cornered and killed just one of your bad habits?

  • If you reached deep down and found a gear that you didn't know you even had?

  • If the wind could really catch your sails, are you even aware of the places you could go, the future you could make for yourself?

  • If you simply wouldn't take "I can't" for an answer?

What do you think would happen?


40 comments:

  1. I would be the person that I've wanted to be for the past two years.

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  2. I'm working on it. Not sure what will happen but I think I might actually reach my goals. I'll let you know how it goes.

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  3. Great, inspirational stuff. Also, belated congrats on your milestone!

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  4. If I did all those things, I would lose 20 kilos in 20 weeks and then run a 20km half...

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  5. I wouldn't be shopping the plus sizes anymore...

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  6. Then I would be where I am now... balls out. Did I mention that I SPINned yesterday?!? I have bruises in a place that no lady should bruise.. the battle scars of pure determination! Have a great week Jack!

    Cheers,
    Missa
    LosingEthel

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  7. I would achieve my goals! and then some! Love this post. I'm working it and I'm seeing results!~

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  8. This is the exact stuff I've been working on - hard. I guess I'll see what happens, soon.

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  9. This was definitely a post I needed to read today!

    Thanks for helping me stay dedicated!!!

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  10. I would stop putting off training for the 5K I registered for....and I'd be sore, really, really sore.

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  11. You would be what JS has done for himself! And for me.... I would keep making progress even as I age.. like muscles at 52.. it feels good to fight it & win it the best I can... a work in progress always!

    Great stuff Jak!

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  12. What would happen? I would be right where I am right now...EXCITED about LIVING my life...I would stop using my weight as an excuse and use it to move me farther than I ever dreamed possible! Now, let me ask you......What would happen if you let go of the scale?

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  13. Have you been lurking in my brain? Are you the voice of my concience now? Sheesh. Can't I be mediocre in private anymore?

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  14. I'd land myself in a psych ward. Again...wait I think you mean rational expectation and healthy lifestyles. No?

    Oh. Well, then I would be happier AND more satisfied. Hard things are the most confidence boosting. And that's not crazy at all.

    Crazy? I was crazy once...

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  15. I really like this. I'm gonna print it and work on answering all the questions! Thanks!

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  16. Then I wouldn't be eating this Mars Bar. Dammit!

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  17. I finally did this and now my pants are falling down instead of splitting!

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  18. I would be at my goal weight!

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  19. I would be where i wanted to be in this journey ages ago!

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  20. all very good questions here Jack...so many I have accomplished, but yet some I need to stick to better. Thanks!

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  21. Hope Mike read this one, great great post Jack!!!

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  22. I needed this today. I think I am going to print it and carry it with me for a few days.

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  23. I think success could be on the horizon.

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  24. "If you cornered and killed just one of your bad habits?"

    This one jumped out at me. I like the thought of it. Maybe I'm just feeling violent today. *shrug* But it's got a strength and power to it.
    Aooogah.

    p.s. You rock.
    p.p.s You know that, don't you? :)

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  25. Nice! Definitely bookmarking for when I lose the spark.

    This week? I feel like I did those things, jump-starting my journey which had gotten a little state over the course of two years. Now, I feel so empowered! I plan on doing more of the same and rocking my way towards goal!

    (Until next burn out, at least, when I shall have a copy of this waiting for me! =P)

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  26. I'm doing it, Jack...but I can do better!

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  27. I'm using this in my blog today.

    Seriously.

    -jafg

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  28. Great post! Super-motivating. If I gave 100% I would definitrly become the best version of myself.

    Maria

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  29. I'm doing it and am extraordinarily happy and training my way to a 1/2 marathon.

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  30. Then I would be putting my money where my mouth is and getting my shit together and getting off my ass and getting rid of these last 20lbs that I keep talking about yet not really F-ing doing anything about.

    WeighDownSouth.com

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  31. I think I'd lose near 30 pounds in 2 months. Ah, I just did that! And your committed list above has allot to do with my mindset of the past 2 months. So Jack, you are onto something. How'd you get so smart?

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  32. Doing it. Feeling Great! And wondering why the H*!) I procrastinated for so long.

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  33. i needed this. thanks, jack! <3

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  34. I would have NO MORE EXCUSES to do what I want to do!!

    ~Margene
    http://www.believingitspossible.blogspot.com/

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  35. What an awesome post! I love that you say it like it is.
    I have accomplished most of these and had great success because I did what it takes to have what I want.

    I am still a work in progress and improving as I go along. It is always nice to have a reminder to keep striving for better!

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  36. True and sad all at once. I've done most of those things - blogging, finding that gear i didn't know existed - and it's brought me such a sense of accomplishment and self worth for almost the first time in my life. And it's sad because there are so many out there NOT doing these things - and yet it's still there, somewhere deep inside. The lives that could change if they would just wake up!

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  37. Wow Jack, that was just what I needed to hear - to get me thinking in the right direction again. I really do need to buckle down and actually get to work on this. Thank you!

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  38. Dude, GET OUT OF MY HEAD! I so needed to hear this. I'm bookmarking it. Thanks!

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  39. I don't really know, as I've never been there, but I'm trying to find out.

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  40. I would be able to have nice, stylish clothes to wear and not avoid social occasions because I have nothing that looks good!

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