“We are what we repeatedly do”
You may or may not know the old saying: “We are what we repeatedly do”. You may not necessarily know who said it either but rest assured it was from a long time ago, by someone who was probably pretty smart, probably pretty old, and probably wearing a toga; so we can know that it is probably true.
There is truth to the statement. Smokers are smokers because they repeatedly smoke. Students are students because they repeatedly learn. Pilots are pilots because they repeatedly pilot things that fly. And so on the list goes.
How does this apply to your workout and workout goals? If you repeatedly perform awesome, butt-kicking workouts, then you will become a machine who kicks butt.
There will always be deterrents to goals. When it comes to losing weight, there are many. There is no shortcut to losing weight because it is in the end, going to take a change in lifestyle to make it a permanent change. Changes are sometimes hairy, scary monsters and lifestyle changes can come in many forms. However, no one ever came back from climbing to the top of a mountain and says, “Eh, in the end I wish I would have stayed in bed”.
Sometimes making lifestyle changes means dropping your bad habits. Bad habits can come in many forms: people, things, foods, activities, etc. It takes courage to break off bad habits and make a change. It will take sacrifice. But just ask yourself how willing you are to make it to your goals? If you believe in you, then others will too.
At first they will ask you why you are doing it. Later they will ask you how you did it.
By the way, the rest of the quote from the beginning reads: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit”.
And the old man in a toga who said it is Aristotle, the great philosopher.
Best of luck in reaching your personal goals.