So when I think that things are just going and going... and I feel down and out about my journey (like I do sometimes). I put it in perspective.
If I live to be 80 years old, and I continue down this weight loss path for a year and a half (16 months) that is 1.8% of my lifetime. That's so little! And think of the health benefits and the longevity (not to mention how good I'll look!) only using 1.8% of my life.
But let's go even further, take away the childhood years and elderly years and let's look at 20-60, the "meat" of the adult lifetime. That's only 3.75% of my lifetime. That's still so little! That's almost 4% of my adult life, the rest of the time is work, sleep, and enjoying life.
But what about the day to day perspective. How can we justify exercise when we live such in busy days, well how about this:
24 hours = 30 minutes of exercise = 2.7% of my day
24 hours = 60 minutes of exercise = 4.2% of my day
But let's look at it a different way, take away 8 hours of sleep and 8 hours of work, your actual "free time"
8 hours (free time) = 30 minutes of exercise = 8.3% of my day
8 hours (free time) = 60 minutes of exercise = 12.5% of my day
See how little that is? And think of the ultimate benefits. By adding just 30 to 60 minutes a day, I'm prolonging my life, creating new opportunities, and increasing energy.
Put it in perspective... it's worth it.