Want it? Earn it.

If you want to play an instrument well, you have to practice. You have to fumble through basic chords, develop callouses, and endure a lot of frustration. You’re not going to be a virtuoso in a few months. To think otherwise is silly.

If you want to to be a really good cook, you’re going to have to make your way through some botched meals.

If you want to be a decent painter, you’re going to have to paint a lot of pieces that you think are garbage.

We know this.

We accept this.

Except when it comes to losing weight and being a healthier person.

We don’t think we should have to wait. It should happen NOW.

News flash: it’s no different. And if it is different, it’s harder.

Because playing an instrument, being a decent cook, or becoming a respectable artist don’t require undoing ingrained habits, and replacing them with healthy ones. Fat loss and living healthier do.

You have to earn it. You have to do the work. You don’t get to eat vegetables a couple times a week, go for one walk and then throw your hands in the air because it’s not working.

If you want something different than what you have, you have to do things you haven’t done.

Go do them. And then keep doing them.

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