Monday, May 28, 2012

Wiggle: Mental Militia

A lot of people - especially girls - come up to me and tell me they want to lose weight.

I don't think they do want to lose weight, because if they do, they would be on a treadmill or swimming or not eating high carbs.

I was actually saving this speech until I have hit my targeted weight loss of 44kg, but I am nursing a cold and I can't do work because my head feels like it's wrapped in a warm, damp towel, so against any kind of judgement, I am going to tell you how to lose weight and be fit and healthy, unless you get hit by a cold virus. Like I am right now.

The first thing you need to do is set your mental, psychological and spiritual self on the weight loss track. You need to decide, for yourself, on your own, that you want to get fit. No one will do this for you. You cannot rely on anyone but yourself. Your trainer - if you have one - is great at the gym, for maybe a couple of hours, but he or she will not and cannot follow you home.

I have a crush on a Sarawakian girl, and while she is nice and I am happy talking to her, she is not the reason for this. No matter how hot she is.

You must decide, on your own, for your own sake, that you want this.

A healthy living takes a long commitment. And you might just get a terminal disease anyway and die. I am having fun on this journey because I view my fat ass as a puzzle. I want to solve that puzzle by losing 44kg in one year or less.

When you go on a diet, it is not just for a few weeks or a few months. It is forever, so it must be sustainable to at least 70%. I tried before and as soon as I let go, the pounds rushed back in. This is for life, and if you can deal with that, you are ready.

Next step is information. First was the what. Second is how. I got loads of good and great advice from many people, including cab drivers. However, I trust doctors and medical journals more than cab drivers. No offence, and I'm not looking down on cab driver, but while I don't ask my doctors to drive me to Midvalley, I also won't rely on cab drivers for nutritional information.

I went online. Wikipedia, YouTube, I spent hours researching methods and ways to set me on my path.

After I have gained enough information, I set about for execution.

Execution is always key, no matter what you do. Best idea in the world? Nothing without great execution.

I believe in my plans, and I have faith in my work. So I just follow through.

So far, I am at 15% of my goals after a week plus. This is a good result, but nowhere near the 44kg I need to lose or the size of my gut I am comfortable with.

I need to step up my game, and as soon as my cold is gone, I will be at the gym every other day for the rest of my life, bar around 50% of the time when I do have work or sick or too tired.

I will be an underwear model and my picture will be on billboards everywhere. And after this? Ballroom dancing.