As you will see below, Terence Haynes has a story to tell. Anyone who has ever struggled with weight problems should set aside 10 minutes to watch the entire video.
Here is a man who lost over 200 pounds in a year. During this time, he’s also gone back to school and competed as a collegiate wrestler. I like this story for many reasons. Haynes has shown that we all have the ability to reinvent our lives, rather than falling victim to past mistakes.
Critics may argue that he should have never allowed himself to reach 430 pounds, but such critics forget that we’ve all made mistakes. If you are reading this entry, you are human, which means that you too have made mistakes. It’s part of life.
Unfortunately, many who’ve made mistakes are still lost in the past. They honestly believe that it is impossible to change. They relate changing their life to a battle that cannot be won. Haynes has shown that the opposite is true. Making such a rapid and dramatic change at age 45 is truly incredible.
I’m sure there are others in his position who have already given up. Hopefully they can find inspiration from those such as Terence Haynes. They will realize that change isn’t exclusive to anyone. The only secret to change is diligence, perseverance, and consistency. If you want to change, get up and make it happen. There are no secrets or quick fixes. Get up, get busy, and stay busy. And if you don’t have time, make time. It’s there, you just need to look a little harder. We are all working with a 24 hour day. Busy people aren’t blessed with 36 hour days. From the standpoint of time, we all operate on a level playing field.
Haynes lost all of this weight while maintaining a busy schedule. He wasn’t training 24 hours a day. He was active with school and family, yet still found time to dramatically alter (and improve) his life.
Being busy isn’t an excuse to let your life slip away. Being busy simply means that you are just like the rest of us.