What the experts say – The why is more important than the how. The why makes it personal and affords you the opportunity to buy in, internalize, and be intimate with what it is you have to accomplish. The how is sterile, foreign, all of your worst fears about big brother and the boogie man actualized in HD. The how is given to you. The why comes from you. The how can be all wrong for you, but the why is your baby, and in order to have a beautiful healthy and strong baby you have to nurture, and promote her well being.
How I did it – I posted my reasons all over the house. The main reason being this picture of how absolutely awful I looked at the news year’s eve party. I made sure they were in close reach whenever I went to the bathroom, the kitchen, watched television, got ready to ride my bike, whenever and wherever there was an opportunity for me to lose the psychological war by rationalizing or negotiating what I called “the lesser path.” (You know the path that doesn’t hurt as much or demand as much from you.) I just looked at the picture of myself at 386 pounds and found the strength to pull those laces a little tighter and get out there and make this thing happen. I read those reasons and looked at that picture first thing in the morning and they were the last things I saw and dreamed about at night. (And yes, I did exercise in my dreams)