First of all, STAND UP TO THEM. Quit complaining and whining, then ATTACK THEM. Stop crawling through your life (and wasting your body) on your hands and knees half-defeated. DO something about your obstacles. You'll find they haven't half the strength you thought they have.
Say to yourself right now, "I don't believe in defeat." Repeat it often, every day, until it is firmly planted in your subconscious mind. You'll develop a powerful faith and belief in yourself. You'll learn to know yourself, your own ability, and your power to do things.
Second, when the dynamite-body "game" seems to go against you - plateaus, overeating, no exercise, inconsistencies, etc. - do NOT let discouragement creep in or negative thoughts pollute your mind and then lose the power needed to succeed.
Anybody can keep going when the going is good, but some extra ingredient is needed to enable you to keep "fighting" when it seems like nothing's going right. That ingredient is FAITH.
"But Gar, you don't know MY situation. I am in a different situation than anybody else. I'm at my worst shape ever; I've put on pounds and pounds of weight over the last few months. I have no energy. I can't seem to get going no matter what I try to do, and believe me, I've tried many, many different things. And I've failed every time. I feel terrible about myself, and I can't get out of this rut. I'm about as far down in health and fitness as a person can get."
Remember this: YOU ARE GREATER THAN ANYTHING THAT CAN HAPPEN TO YOU. There is "a way out" of your problem.
A very wise African-American man once said:
"How do you get through an obstacle? Try to go around it, and if you can't go around it, try to get under it, and if you can't get under it, try to go over it, and if you can't get over it, just plow right through it."
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