Ethan Hunt after defeating all the villains in the world has been successful in achieving world peace and IMF has been tasked with boring stuff of surveillance and maintaining peacekeeping task force. These years of desk job and no running sideways on world’s tallest tower has made Ethan Hunt put on pounds of weight and before he could realize, he was overweight and lethargic. That’s when IMF got alarmed to see one of its best agent not fit for the job when the need would arise. Thus Mr. Hunt gets a phone call one day from Mission Commander.
Mission Commander: “Good morning, Mr. Hunt. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, involves you to lose weight and get back to being fit as soon as possible. As always, should you stop mid-way in your fitness regime and fail to achieve your target this agency will disavow all knowledge of your actions. And Mr. Hunt, I assure you that you might end up look like Tom Cruise if you are successful in your mission. Mr. Hunt, this isn’t mission difficult, it’s mission impossible. “Difficult” should be a walk in the park for you. . This message will self-destruct in five seconds.”
Cue the MI theme song in your head (make sure it’s the Limp bizkit Version) and you are all fired up to start your Fitness Mission. This might sound very silly to many people but this is how I motivate myself to lose weight. Well not the exact same scene but anything fun or crazy from pop culture to keep me disciplined and on track. When you are taking up a herculean task of losing 60 to 70 Kgs of your total body weight, you have to accept that it’s going to be very long, painful, boring and sometimes depressing process. The only way to keep yourself from not giving up and keep doing what you are doing is to make it fun and interesting in your head. It has to be some kind of mission or adventure for you, which will make you want to do it every day again and again. Instead of dreading your morning runs or workout sessions, make it more like a Mont
age from Rocky in your head and you will love it. Who doesn’t feel inspired listening to that training montage and just get up and start working out. This is the simplest trick to keep yourself disciplined. This has worked so good for me at least, keeping that mind busy in some adventure makes you feel less hungry and more motivated to burn those calories day in and day out. Motivation and Inspiration are the first steps to losing weight, which I will talk in my next post. But no matter how much motivated you are,in a long and boring weight loss journey often during the sinful ideal time like late night TV watching sessions we end up like a greedy Gollum just raiding the fridge for our precioussss Carbs and Fats and forgetting all about our fitness regime and motivations. I am sure almost every person who is trying to lose weight and become fit has at least once felt like Gollum after binging. It’s a normal human behavior. But if your mind is on a mission, it would stop itself from becoming Gollum and keep you on track.
So before you find your motivation, way before you start your fitness regime, the first thing you need to do is make it a mission, an adventure and a passion you are going to embark upon and if you do that, I can assure you, your franchise will be a box office hit.