How to Stop Being Lazy

16 Responses

  1. MizFit says:

    man those last few sentences are true.

    simple. short. concise and SO WHAT I NEEDED TO HEAR as they apply way beyond the realm of fitness.

  2. Lynne Garcia says:

    Very easy answer. Not necessarily the one I or others would want to hear but it’s definitely true.

  3. Trinity says:

    Your posts always seem so timely for me and my situation. Its easy and not so easy – just be a grownup, and do it.

  4. Alan says:

    Hmm…read RSS before work or ride my bike…guess I’d better ride my bike! Thanks Tyler

  5. Denise says:

    I agree but I the order of my priorities is different. I put family first and healthy lifestyle SECOND. I feel that if you don’t take care of yourself first, you won’t be able to take care of or do anything else well. . you won’t be able to give it 100% if you’re not physically and mentally up for the task. Eating right, regular exercise, being healthy allows you to give 100% to everything else! Tyler is so right! Be relentless!

  6. Jill says:

    One reason it is so hard for people to stick with it is because we, as a society, have gotten used to instant gratification. We have forgotten how to work hard and keep working hard until we reach our goal, and that weight loss is one thing you cannot do quickly (unless you harm your body). We want everything now, now, now, and when it doesn’t happen “now,” we say, “screw it, I’m not doing this anymore, I’m sick of it.” That’s what I went through over and over. So what if it takes 6 months or a year to make progress? You were planning on being around that long anyway, weren’t you? What else would you be doing?

  7. Jill says:

    He mentioned they were in no particular order. 🙂

  8. Matt says:

    One of the things I like to repeat to myself is “Simplify and Dominate”. It’s from Steve Reishus’s blog “Let No One Say You Can’t”

    http://sreishus.blogspot.com/2010/03/simplify-and-dominate.html

    “So here’s my theory on getting to your goals as fast as possible: find the simplest route, and start yesterday. It’s human nature to chase blindly after the next best thing, but to be successful, you have to put in the work and be consistent.”

  9. Buckeye Betty says:

    Isn’t the instant gratification the strength we feel after exercise and the happiness we feel after choosing the right foods? I had no interest in working out this morning, but boy did I feel great once the blood started pumping and the sweat started falling

  10. Benee says:

    I think motivation does exist everywhere, but maybe people are not as motivated by what others might see as plain and clear motivation. For some, living long enough to watch their children grow old is not a strong enough motivation. For them, maybe, actually having that heart attack at age 35 is the motivation.

    I think people often wait until something bad happens and react. I think we’ve become a reactive rather than proactive society. We can’t seem to register that all this hard work is going to pay off in terms of NOT having to deal with the negative side effects of carrying extra weight. We convince ourselves that we are OK because we dont have high blood pressure, diabetes, back aches, etc NOW. We don’t think abuot 10 years from now.

    My motivation is my son. He is 3 and I want to see him reach 30. My mom died at age 51. That’s another motivation for me. I want to live long and healthy and at 31, I want to know I’ll live more than just another 20 years.

    It’s hard. Very hard. I work long hours. I’m a single mom. But every little bit counts. Just now, I walked from one site to another instead of hopping in a cab or on the bus. It was a mile and I made it in 15 minutes (It usually takes me twice as long to walk the same distance on the treadmill). We have to make more conscious choices with every little thing that we do.

    No excuses!

  11. Cheryl says:

    Just what I needed to hear!

  12. Lisa says:

    This is something that annoys me about people–sorry to be rude. But I get asked all the time “how did you lose 100 pounds?” When I tell them it was diet and exercise people are visibly disappointed. Like I have some magic pill to give them, or they only have to work out once a week and lose weight. It takes dedication, determination, and like you said–not being lazy. No one can give anyone else motivation, we have to find it ourselves.

  13. Tara says:

    Motivation left my journey about 7 days into it.

    Determination and sheer will to become the person I was meant to be is what propels me forward.

    I come first on my priority list. After I take care of me then taking care of everything else is that much easier. When I leave my house in the morning, the first place I’m going is the gym for “me” time. It has helped immensely in this journey.

    I used to be so lazy. Now I just want to move and move fast. Great post Tyler!

  14. Jill says:

    True, that is indeed instant gratification, but I was actually referring to weight loss specificly when I said that. People seem to grow impatient when the weight does not fall off of them in a short amount of time, which, many times, leads them to the decision to give up or quit being consistent.

  15. Erica says:

    Well said my friend.

  16. Jay says:

    I agree, well said.

    For me I set goals, have to-do list and set priorities.

    Right now I have health and fitness as priority number one, then business second, and third social events I guess. 🙂

    I set a fitness goal and work on it until I reach it. For example today I reached my long term goal of 190 pounds. I’ve lost 146 pounds so far. I’m excited. 🙂

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