I believe in working out

I believe in working out

Joe Remscheid

I believe working out is basically the cure for anything. 


I started working out because I was very unhappy with what I had become and I was  embarrassed to just be myself. So for the longest time I fell into the “tomorrow” trap. This is where you tell yourself that you will make a real change tomorrow. But real change happens now. And that’s what I did. I was at an all time low 229. And I remember telling myself that morning I will never a day in my life be 230. And I acted right then in the moment and ran for all of 20 minutes to be completely winded. It was a wakeup call and the start of a long hard journey. 


Something that I didn’t do that I hate myself for is that I never took a before picture. All because I never believed in myself and that in a month or two it would just be a sad reminder of how I failed. However I never did, let me tell you in the beginning when you have no idea what you are doing and everything you do is really hard. 


The key thing that I learned is that weight loss is 40% physical and 60% mental and that’s not a joke. You need some very real mental strength to change almost everything in your life. Like something easy like drinking more water throughout the day. Or something a little more pressing like changing what you eat every single day. I’ve been doing this for 1year and 2 months and it can still be difficult to make the right choices that will make me happier in the long run, instead of instant satisfaction. 


The physical part of weight loss is the best and simultaneously the worst for some. The key here is habit and having it be the answer to your problems even if it is not related at all. Some of my best days in the gym are when I flunk a test or my car breaks down. And it makes me so much happier than when I started and it brings me closer to my goals. This is why I say working out basically the cure for anything and 56 pounds later you better believe it. This I believe.