Getting with other people to get fit was what I needed. I could not do it on my own. I could not motivate my family to participate with me because of all of my failed prior attempts.They would not say it, but they had pretty much given up on me as far me getting back into shape was concerned. I started out on my own once again, and made a little headway. It was when I got into athletic team building that I started to excel. The drive to reach goals is much better when you have others who are being driven to reach goals. You do it as a team, and everyone carries their own weight, no pun intended.
Each person has their own strengths and weaknesses. At different times on your journey to being fit you can rely on your own strength and that of others. Some people can help you not eat the bad stuff. Some people can motivate you to eat enough of the good stuff even if it is not to your liking. Stronger physical types can help give you a boost in mindset to surpass a physical limitation goal. As an aside, those tough guys and gals can really tell you what they had to do to reach the points they are at. They did not get their abilities by accident.
Just being able to talk to and share with people with similar goals is a great motivator. I think athletic team building is a good approach to take when one wants to lose weight and get super fit. Being extra strong and really at the top level of fitness you can achieve helps you in the long run. You realize what it takes to get there, and you are not going to give it up too easy. You get more reluctant to returning to your old ways of doing things. Therefore, you stay fit for a longer period of time in your life. No more ups and downs!