Sometimes I think the secret of life is learning how to make yourself do things you don’t want to do. That’s it. Once you figure out how to do that, you’re set!
For instance, half the time I do not want to exercise. But I just have to smack my inner whiner and get on the treadmill anyway and run like a hamster in its wheel. I just have to remember that the temporary unpleasantness will lead to a more lasting pleasant reward a.k.a. a smaller booty.
This certainly applies in other areas of life too besides just weight loss. I hate calling strangers on the phone, but I have to do it anyway. I’ve been shopping for a used car recently, so when I see a listing that looks promising I just have to suck it up and call the dealership. The thing is, the more I practice, the easier it seems to get. I still don’t like calling strangers and I probably never will, but I’m learning to deal.
Maybe this is just what discipline is. Making yourself do things you don’t want to.