This is basically a rant, so my apologies in advance…..
Despite my better judgement, late last year I agreed to help a family member lose some weight. I was hesitant to offer my help at first, not because I did not like them, but rather because I felt that my time and energy would be wasted on them. I had lost count of how many times I had heard them make the pledge to get fit and healthy. There was always plenty of talk, but very little action.
It’s been almost 3 full months since I agreed to offer my assistance, and I am sad to say that I have spent more time talking to them on the phone about going to the gym and exercising, than actually carrying out said activity! I know losing weight is hard, and I am trying to be understanding of her circumstances, but I honestly believe I have been more than accommodating. I have cleared entire days off my calendar to work around her schedule, spent hours waiting at a gym of her choosing only to be stood up and left a little further out of pocket….
I never thought it would be so hard to motivate someone to achieve their own goal….