It will hurt. It will take time. It will require willpower. You will need to make healthy decisions. It requires sacrifice. You will need to push your body to its max. There will be temptation. But, I promise you, when you reach your goal, it's worth it.
"One of my 'dream tattoos'. If I had the budget, pain tolerance, and the ability to put it somewhere visible. Instead I'm settling on a small horse shoe tattoo to represent everything horse back riding has been to me.