In his second entry Rikin goes deeper into his feelings of helping others, nice work, good guy!
Motivation and determination: two words I hear all the time in the world of sports and business. Those who are motivated and determined can succeed and do well in nearly anything.
For those out there who want to make a change, they just need the right motivation and determination.
If someone asked me if I would ever wear XL shirts or be able to lose so much weight, I would’ve responded by saying “YEAH RIGHT! It’s not happening.”
As much as I wanted to look better and feel healthier, I was never determined to lose weight. In August 2010, when I began my quest for losing weight, all it took was a commitment that I had to make.
People can be motivated by pretty much anything.
They can always wish or dream about possibilities. It’s all talk until you become committed to doing something.
I had always been motivated to lose weight by seeing friends and others who were physically fit.
I remember once going to a theme park in Gurnee, Ill., where I couldn’t ride the roller coaster because I was too big. All of them went on the ride while I stood and watched because I was too fat. Still, I didn’t do anything but savor my “healthy” foods.
You can use anything as motivation! Whether it’s a celebrity, an athlete, a baby picture of yourself, or someone close to you, the next step is being committed to what you want done. My quest for wanting to become a better person involved motivation that struck me in the summer of 2010. It was an interesting moment when I decided to become committed and determined to losing weight.
For those of you that know what triggered me, it’s been a great motivator for me.
For the others out there, just remember, the only person that can stop you from accomplishing anything is yourself.
In August 2010, I FINALLY told myself I am motivated, determined, and committed to become a healthier person. In my next entry, I will speak about how I changed my eating habits and what my workout consisted of. Its pretty hard to explain how good it feels to weigh 87 pounds less and be able to wear smaller-sized clothes.
The thing that frustrates me most is when I see younger kids who are obese, not caring about their appearance. In the near future, I would like to take part in a community program to help those individuals. Not only is physical appearance a concern, but there are SO many health problems at stake too. Just know, anything is possible if one is motivated, determined and committed to doing something.