We need both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to be able to prove to ourselves that our efforts will be sustained by increased self-efficacy.All these things aren't written in stone. Most of these things can be reversed with work and an attitude that you're not going to just roll over and accept it. Fight back!
I smoked for about 25 years. I ate whatever I thought tasted good. I was so damn clever.
The doctor told me when I was about 43 that I was pre-diabetic and overweight. She sent me to see a nutritionist.
I thought I was still a handsome guy. It seems I was average, and getting worse.
The nutritionist was a beautiful young latina woman who said in her spanish accent- "Walter, I want you to take better care of yourself."
If this was some fit guy telling me that, I probably would have scoffed and went about my ways as usual, but it wasn't. It was my outside motivation.
Most people don't listen to their dietitian or nutritionist. These people worry about keeping their job because there is very low adherence to their recommendations.
Surprisingly, after 43 years, I started exercising, and liked it a lot.
Transformation isn't torture.
Age isn't the onset of decrepitude.
The awesome feeling of nostalgia is present when you become closer to what you were before.