Warrior Weight Loss Wisdom

28 Dec

“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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13 Responses to “Warrior Weight Loss Wisdom”

  1. Sara Wales December 28, 2012 at 10:29 pm #

    : )

  2. You As A Machine December 30, 2012 at 12:35 am #

    Excellent! You are absolutely right, no one can do it for you and there are no shortcuts. Taking care of our health should be our number one priority.

    It is mine and I take my role very seriously as a parent to ensure that my children are educated about how to take care of their physical health (through nutrition), their body (through exercise) and mind (through managing life!). There are too many adults who have not learned these lessons as children and the result is…problems.

    The good news is that it is never too late to change or learn. All it takes is caring enough to make change. It’s like flicking a switch. The mind is powerful. Anything is possible when you set your mind to it.

    • Warrior Poet December 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm #

      Brilliantly said. Seems the influence of poor health is all around us in North America. Fast food joints peddling cheap, fast garbage everywhere and every food store you go into has much more unhealthy food than healthy. It’s our choice to look into the face of parents, elders, peers and the people who peddle this junk and say “That doesn’t work for me.”

  3. Sue Dreamwalker December 30, 2012 at 9:29 am #

    What an inspiring poem Miro I read this outloud to someone who is struggling with weight and health. And they so so took in all you said here. 🙂 🙂
    Just wishing you Miro a Wonderful Wisdom Filled New Year full of Warrior Light and Peace Bright Blessing for 2013 — Sue

    • Warrior Poet December 30, 2012 at 12:58 pm #

      Thanks Sue, it’s always the biggest compliment to me to hear when someone has read something from here out loud, especially to someone else. May their Warrior within have received its first nudge to disrupt its slumber. 😉

      Wishing you all the best that 2013 has to offer. May your accomplishments in the coming year make those of the previous one pale in comparison. 🙂

      Peace,
      Miro

      • Sue Dreamwalker December 30, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

        Many Thanks Miro. wishing you above all else Peace and a Bright Blessed New Year!

  4. dontchawannadream January 1, 2013 at 12:55 pm #

    Wow, very inspiring poem about your experience. I love it!!
    I’m always impressed with your willpower.
    And I think everything in moderation is so much better too. Bonne année 2013 , Miro!!! 🙂 A very healthy new year.

  5. poeticjourney January 5, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    Lovely piece, and you made some good points here. I hope you had a lovly holiday. Happyy New Years to you and yours. God Bless 🙂

  6. Sue Dreamwalker January 16, 2013 at 6:16 am #

    Just calling in Miro as I haven’t seen a new post for a while and hope all is well with you…
    Sending you a thought from Dreamwalker’s your way…
    Blessings Sue xox

    • Warrior Poet January 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

      Hi Sue! Thanks for checking in. I’ve been keeping productive on some non-poetic projects and also been doing more observing than talking. I’m sure I’ll be back soon with a lot to say. 🙂

      • Sue Dreamwalker January 18, 2013 at 9:35 am #

        I am pleased you are fine and that other projects have kept you busy Miro…. Observation is a key to many things.. as is silence.. As I will be checking in to comment upon your latest poem..

  7. iwouldratherbewriting January 21, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

    Awesome…Mind blowing….dig dig dig..totally dig it. I am currently on a weight loss spree…still trying hard to get there…and no one can relate to this post better . 🙂

  8. Will of Heart January 26, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

    this is awesome Miro, I am in my journey of lossing weight and trying harder to lossen up everyday….

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