I’m certainly not saying anything new or profound when I say that Obesity is one of the greatest problems in America today. Nor am I saying anything exciting when I say that most americans are overweight. We know this already. But what I really want to let you know is even though you are some people you know may be overweight, they don’t have a weight problem.
Check out this
email I received last
“Coach, you’ve kinda slowed down on posting on your blog, what’s up? I really could’ve used the motivation in the last couple of weeks. My weight problem has come back and I’ve put on 3 pounds. I know it doesn’t seem like much, but when I look at the struggle that is involved to take off two pounds, I know that adding 3 is not the direction that I want to move in. I bought your Chump Repellent and I really enjoy it, but can you please help me with my weight problem.”
Here’s what I wanted
to say, but I didn’t
Look, here Chump, you don’t have a weight problem, you have a “wait” problem. Your problem is that you are always talking to “wait”ers, you can’t wait to eat, you can’t wait until your next meal, therefore you can’t wait to eat a snack and you just want all the waiting to be over therefore you’re over-wait.
But, here’s what I
told him and this is
Bro. your weight is really nothing but an outward manifestation of the choices that you make. You really don’t have a weight problem. The weight is what occurs, but it isn’t the root of the problem. Your problem is three-fold.
1. You have a discipline problem
2. You have an educational problem
3. You have a motivational problem
Let work on #1 first….
You must exert a great deal of discipline if you want to lose some weight. The easiest thing that I can recommend for you to do is to buy a watch with a timer and set it for every 3 hours and when it goes off……EAT! That’ brings us to number 2
#2 The Educational Problem
You must know which foods are beneficial and which foods are not. You must surround yourself with healthy food choices and snacks. And even go so far to change the route or the course which you travel to work, church, home or your engagements, if you believe it going to be too much for you to drive past Wendy’s, Krispy Kreme (when the light is on) or that BBQ joint where the smoke is coming out of the smoke stack on fridays when you get off. You have to educate yourself also on exercise selection. I have some great recommendations for you (that I’ll tell you about later). That leads us to #3,
#3 The Motivation Issue
I’m going to be honest with you. This is a REAL issue, but here’s the bottom line (and this goes for all who are reading this). There comes a time when you are going to have to do things because they just need to be done.
No leaning, no depending, no waiting for a high five, no looking for a push, you are going to have to just go out on your own and do it. It’s great to be motivated, but motivation should just be the initial push that you need in order for you to LEARN how to do things yourself.
You see, I designed Chump Repellent so that you could be aware, through educating yourself, of what you need to look out for and how you need to repel the behaviors, people and things which can literally thwart your personal development. This is key. The fact of the matter is – you need to motivate your damn self. And I hate to say it like that, but it’s the truth.
I thought I’d share that email and my reply with you because I’m sure some people need to know that the weight isn’t the issue. It never was. The issue is with the choices that you make. Make better choices.
If you need some help with some medical advice just go to http://www.thehealthandwellnessqueen.com and allow Dr. Traci Ferguson to direct you in the right direction. You can also pick up the book that she co-authored, “The Backyard Workout” which has some excellent diet information and an easy-to-do bodyweight workout that was structured by her husband Rhadi Ferguson.