You have to WANT it.
One misconception about participating in these challenges is that getting all of your points will automatically result in amazing weight loss. Now, though this can be true, particularly if you have a lot of weight to lose, it's not always so and here's why.
There are no restrictions on portion control. There are no restrictions on types of food you can eat, other than the obvious sweets. Even with sweets you can choose to partake of them and lose a few points. No one is twisting your arm (though your team might...) to make you get every single point possible every single day. There is no specific "workout" designated that everyone "has" to do. You could easily coast through your workouts with minimal effort and eat Doritos to your heart's content (or demise, depending on how you look at it) and still get all your points each week, not losing a single pound and even possibly gaining weight.
Bottom line? YOU have to WANT it! No one can do it for you and NO program will bring results until you put in the effort required to make those results a reality. You have to want it enough to pass on second helpings. You have to want it enough to not go crazy on sweets. You have to want it enough to learn about good nutrition and start swapping out the bad for the better and best. You have to want it enough to stop coasting through workouts and PUSH yourself to do things you haven't done before and strive to improve. You have to want it enough to leave a workout knowing you gave everything you had in you. You have to want it enough to stop making excuses for why you can't and start making a plan for how you WILL! You have to want it enough to try new things, take on new challenges, and get out of your comfort zone physically, nutritionally, emotionally and maybe even spiritually.
Now ask yourself, "What do I really want? What am I willing to do to get it?" and get out there and MAKE IT HAPPEN!! I believe every person has the power to change. It requires hard work, dedication and perseverance, and it's POSSIBLE.
- originally posted 5/2/2012