The difference between those people and "normal" people is focus (duh). People who set out to do the impossible are more focused on the long term satisfaction of accomplishing their goals, than the short term pleasure of daily life. This is why we are able to look past the chocolate cake, even tho it would give us immediate pleasure, it doesn't fit into our long term goals. The reason I lump people setting out to lose a large percentage of their weight into this is because it requires the same focus. Sure, you can look at every cupcake and pizza slice as a moment of instant gratification, but we know that it wont fill our long term goals, so we choose to look past it.
I still struggle with this.
I will go through stretches where I am a focused machine, ready to accomplish the world. Then I start to feel like maybe I am MISSING something by not eating the cupcakes or pizza, so I lose focus. I think that is called being a human. This is why I respond so well to goals. I can look at something and focus on it, and live accordingly.
Like running a half marathon in August.
Like running ANOTHER one in October.
Like cosplaying Wonder Woman at Denver Comic Con in May.
I have learned some things about myself, and one of them is that I am WAY stronger than I ever thought possible. I am Wonder Woman. And so I am literally going to become Wonder Woman.
Yes this one:
Wearing hot pants and all.
And I am stoked!
Even if my body wont look like hers (which is really more than likely), I am going to ROCK that costume because EVERY woman is Wonder Woman. We are all stronger and even more badass than we think we are.
Btw if you didn't know I was a nerd, hi. I sure am. Here is my cosplay from last year.
Nerd and proud my friends. If you recognize who we are, we can be friends :D
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