Warrior Weight Loss Wisdom

7 Jan

“Discipline is wisdom and vice versa.” ~M. Scott Peck

Warrior Weight Loss Wisdom

Many people struggle with
The battle to lose weight
The problem is that they look for
Shortcuts to find their fate

I’m speaking from experience
When I speak of weight loss
Let me take a moment and
My weight history gloss

I was obese when I was young
Because I ate too much
And because I didn’t move
With running, sports and such

They laughed and poked their fun and called me
“Fatty” and a pig
I lost the weight because their insults
Did so deeply dig

I lost it through shortcuts like eating
Hardly any food
And shakes and pills because I was
Concerned how I was viewed

Surprise surprise, the weight came back
Because I hadn’t learned
Anything of discipline
And how weight loss is earned

Again I felt inadequate
Again I sought shortcuts
Diet pills instead of work
Starving instead of guts

Again the weight came off and then
Again it came right back
Again I felt that I was under
Their constant attack

But something finally came to me
The true reason to lose
All the weight I carried which
Had caused so many blues

When I chose to trim my waist
Not for another’s praise
But for my own accomplishment
That ended my fat days

I took the motto “try harder”
And didn’t look for ease
I finally accepted that
Weight loss was not a breeze

I disciplined myself with food
That didn’t taste that great
Compared to all the fried delights
That had packed on the weight

I exercised and learned about
What my true limits were
I stopped letting discomfort and
A little pain deter

The weight came off but I did not
Feel any swell of pride
I didn’t gaze in mirrors, my
New body wasn’t eyed

It was a by-product of something
Greater that I gained
An understanding of the power
Of being self-trained

No routines or regiments
No classes did I take
I didn’t have a trainer for
My convenience’s sake

I listened to my body and
Used it all that I could
And slashed my mind to ribbons when
It said “This is not good!”

“This is uncomfortable, this is
Too hard, this is not fun!
You’ be much happier if you
Ate junk and weighed a tonne!”

The weight stayed off because I have
The one thing that you need
In order for your weight loss to
Permanently succeed:

Discipline, the rigor of
Training, experience
Ability to make right choices
‘Cause you are intense

You cannot get it in a pill
Or shake or diet plan
The strength is already in you
So simplify your scan

Stop searching for methods to
Reduce your extra pounds
Cut out sugar and fried food
And push physical bounds

Go out for a jog, don’t fret
When you are out of breath
You’re falling to the level of
Your training, not your death

In time you will build discipline
And strength, conditioning
You’ll learn to stand up on your own
And to shortcuts not cling

And when you reach your goal you’ll see
The body that you’ve earned
Isn’t something that you’ll flaunt
For their heads to be turned

It’s something more, a symbol of
Your potential achieved
When you forsake the shortcuts and
In yourself have believed

                              ~Miro

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11 Responses to “Warrior Weight Loss Wisdom”

  1. Savira January 7, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Oh yes… the weight issue.. we all have been through it in some way or the other… great post

  2. Sue Dreamwalker January 7, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    Weight for me was the oposite.. I was skinny at school and was called Twiggy often.. While ‘Twiggy’ was a top model in her day while I was still in school in the UK.. It wasnt meant as a compliment… But I guess even then I took it as one… as my retort back would be thank you..
    Children especially can be cruel and leave lasting impressions upon our minds as we grow up not likeing the body we have been given…
    Great Post Miro very cleverly written.. ~ Sue Dreamwalker

  3. Soma Mukherjee January 7, 2012 at 1:34 pm #

    Its such a beauty Miro…truly said when we achieve something through hard work and perseverance the pleasure and joy is not just for the goal achieved but the glow also reflects the inner strength and trusting oneself

  4. granbee January 7, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

    Wonderful, powerful post today, warrior; thank you! You are so correct that there are no shortcuts to reaching one’s potential. There are no shortcuts to even perceiving one’s potential and claiming it and steppin out in warrior action towards it! By the way, I have been meaning to tell you I really like you new photo logo at the top of your blog now. It is more inviting to us non-ninja warriors!

  5. aussieian2011 January 8, 2012 at 3:12 am #

    Well written expose Miro on the world of weight
    that some are burdened to carry.
    Like the way you have written on this subject
    The bottom line is , our body is what we make it
    Cheers
    Ian aka Emu

  6. eof737 January 8, 2012 at 4:45 am #

    Well put… Weight loss has to be a lifestyle change as diets don’t work… I should know… TY! 😉

  7. khushjenny January 8, 2012 at 6:29 am #

    Creative write up Miro 🙂

  8. thecurvyspine January 11, 2012 at 12:02 am #

    I can relate, and I am sure so many can as well !

  9. lorrelee1970 January 25, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    Great, meaningful and inspiring. Thanks for leading me here.

    • Miro January 25, 2012 at 11:24 am #

      Glad to hear it, thanks for reading. Good luck with your training!
      Peace & grace,
      ~Miro

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