Have you got an idea that precisely what motivates a person to lose a significant amount of weight by adapting to a healthy lifestyle? I should say this: What inspires a person to adopt a healthy lifestyle in the first place?

The truth is that there may be many factors involved that lead to someone transforming its whole body in a way that it not only changes its whole psychology about foods, but also inspire others.

Weight loss is a gradual process, and let me clear that it’s NOT A JOKE! I see many realizing the bitter truth of their massive body and unhealthy lifestyle but not acting upon giving up on it.

I was also one of them, even though I knew that being overweight poses many health risks. I continued the same lifestyle for many years.

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Do you want to know that at the age of 35, with two kids and a 60 hours/week job, what triggered me to shed 55 KGS of weight? What was the motivation behind my body transformation from Size XXXL to a Medium?

I’ll leave it for you to guess until the end of this post.

If you need a dose of motivation, then I’m sharing my favorite quotes for weight loss.

Related: My Ultimate Weight Loss Journey


“Eliminate the mindset of can’t, because you can do anything.”

Tony Horton

First, you should believe in yourself that you can do anything, and the weight loss is just a piece of cake.

When I started to think this way, I already opened endless opportunities and possibilities for my life. I used to doubt myself: What if I couldn’t make it to the gym every day? What if I crave for the fast-food such that I trash my weight loss plans?

These fears and self-doubts created a crappy sort of self-confidence within myself. So, I started to visualize as a sick and obese person who’s most reliant on others to make him stand, eat, and even bath! Then I began believing that I should transform, instead of making excuses.


“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it or work around it.”

Michael Jordan

If you clearly understand the importance of a healthy weight, yet you’re comfortable with your unhealthy habits. Then find out the obstacles hindering you from adopting a healthy lifestyle.

Since I mentioned previously, the biggest obstacle of my life that never made me lose weight was the self-doubt. I kept turning the other way to keep my self-esteem high up.

Once I started believing in myself, the climbing part was not tough at all. I successfully worked my ways towards a healthy lifestyle and exercise.


“If you keep good food in your fridge, you will eat good food.”

Erick Mcadams

I bite someone’s head off when I see them saying that they’re trying to lose weight, and yet observing their fridge full of chocolates and soda drinks. Like Seriously!

One of the few first motivations for me to lose weight was to get rid of all the unhealthy items from my fridge. It’s natural for many of us to open the fridge each time we feel hungry. I also used to look around the kitchen cabinets and counters for the snacks.

Get yourself in the habit of buying fruits, green vegetables, light milk, and wholemeal bread to start preparing for the weight loss.

A bonus quote for you to bring some laughter:

“It would be far easier to lose weight permanently if replacement parts weren’t so handy in the refrigerator.” Hugh Allen


“Weight loss doesn’t begin in the gym with a dumbbell, it starts in your head with a decision.”

Toni Sorenson

I’ve seen many of us spending big bucks on the gym membership fee, hiring a personal trainer, or buying the gym equipment for home. Unfortunately, that didn’t help them.

So, I want to stress the importance of developing a sincere devotion rather than investing money right away. When you don’t have the reason to change yourself for good, the monthly gym membership won’t keep you going long enough to sustain a healthy weight loss.


“Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day-in and day-out.”

Robert Collier

When you think that weight loss is a long journey for you and that you need to make some significant efforts, it’s evident that you’ll feel reluctant to make a move towards losing your weight. Because the humans look for comfort naturally.

I used to think the same way. The reality is that I lost 55 kgs bit by bit, I made an effort every day, and the result was evident enough for everyone to inspire and become an example.


“New meal; fresh start.”

Michelle Hyman

As simple as the quote is, you should first change your eating habits to lose weight. You can never be motivated to burn that fat when you still intake fried chicken and chips in your everyday meals.

When you do a fresh start, it pays off.


“If you wait, all that happens is you get older.”

Larry McMurtry

If you keep thinking: ‘When the time will come,’ believe me, it’ll never come. So, the moment you figure out that you should lose your weight, plan for it now rather than the next hour. Because then you’re already one hour closer to becoming old.

“Lord save us all from old age and broken health and a hope tree that has lost the faculty of putting out blossoms.”Mark Twain


“The hard days are what makes you stronger.”

Aly raisman

If the voice of ‘give up’ comes in your mind way before ‘keep going’ because you’re afraid of the difficulties to come in the weight loss journey, keep in mind that those hard days will give you more strength to fight off your comfort zone.

When I was obese, I had self-doubts in mind whether I’d balance between my work life, parent life, and the workouts. I was weak to make a decision. But once I began gym and exercises, my stamina to tolerate the pain drastically increased that I’d never seen this change before.


“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”

Fred DeVito

It’s a good idea to challenge yourself to spice up your routine with various workouts and exercise tips. Sticking to your comfort zone will never help you shaping and reforming your body.


‘Because today is another chance to get it right.”

Lastly, it’s never too late to take a fresh start. Stop thinking that you should’ve started it way before, when you were a teenager.

At the age of 35 with two kids, I remembered my first day of the gym back in 2017. I was thinking about why I haven’t lost weight earlier in life when I was younger? So, believe that the present day is when you should tackle your goals every day.

Final words

We’re the champions of procrastination when it comes to the gym, healthy habits and foods. It usually takes years to serve as a wake-up call to come out of the comfort zone and start a healthy lifestyle. For many of you, sticking to a daily routine and weight loss plan is a struggle, though believe me, the hard work is worth it. And the advantage, you’ll gain confidence in yourself after burning all that crazy fat within your body!

Now, coming back to what motivated me to lose weight at first?

It was sort of these Inspirational quotes that I’ve seen around different places on the Internet.

I hope you liked reading this post today. I want to ask you a fun question: What is that one food that you’ll never want to give up even on your weight loss journey? Leave your answer in the comments below.


Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.”  Edward Smith-Stanley  

Hi there, I’m Ashar, father of two boys and a fitness freak. Ever since I lost 121 pounds, I’m tremendously attentive towards my weight, diet, and fitness. I want to share my weight loss journey with you through this blog to drive you for a healthier living. Here’s my story:

You’ve probably read my bio there and wondering, “If that figure is even real?” I know why you’re thinking this way, because, with that amount of weight, someone would look like this:

Now look back at my bio image. You’re correct if you’re thinking, “Well, the bio-picture is filtered.” Yes! It’s brightened enough to post here, though quite frankly, the filter didn’t cut the fat on my cheeks, chins, neck, and body. Otherwise, I’d be the happiest person in this world.
I was overweight since I was a child, and I used to weigh 298 pounds (135 kgs) two years back. I’m not even joking!

Watch this video to get to know how to maintain your weight by just staying at home.

Weight transformation 2014 vs 2018

I was blessed with love…

I was bulky back in my teenage, though I was an active, lively, and energetic personality. I traveled often, and I loved eating. I got genuine love from my parents, siblings, and cousins, and I had generous friends.

I was ambitious…

Like several youngsters, I was an ambitious guy, and I worked with a major firm in my home country where many dreams to get employed. Though I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth, I strived to get that dream job as life is all about hardships. I studied my postgraduate course at the same time I was working since I was 16.

My dream marriage…

In the late 20s, I was lucky enough to marry the girl with a heart of gold, Sana. Her family gave me an abundance of love and respect, and with the blessings of Almighty, I became the father of two adorable children. Not to forget that I even traveled to Australia and thoroughly explored it. I was on cloud nine.

On the whole, I had everything that I could ask for (and still have), and sometimes I feel like I’m living in a fantasy world. Though, I always felt bothered and distressed.

I was suffering…

I imagine you’re probably thinking about why I was suffering this entire time. I’ll come to that in a while, but first, I want to ask you: “Can you remind of something that ever triggered you to adopt a good habit?” Well, I can undoubtedly recall the incidents that prompted my weight loss journey, which I’ll tell you later; otherwise, this post will never end.

So, I was stressed out because I was Obese. I lacked confidence because I was chubby. I couldn’t do skydiving because I was overweight.

Weight transformation 2016 vs 2020

My Goal

By this point, you’re thinking of why am I telling you about my journey? Because I want to create value for your health, your life, and your well-being. I want to motivate you for better and even happier you!

I’ve been able to shed 55 kgs of fat along with a full-time job and kids. So why can’t you?
In the later posts, I’ll share my experience, tips, and tricks for losing weight, maintaining your body and adapting to a healthy lifestyle. You can check some tips we’ve shared a while ago, to stay healthy Here.

Leave a comment below if you relate to my story and share it as much as you can.

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