While having a visit with some new friends a few days ago, one of them, a local personal trainer told me about one of her clients. A woman who literally has spent over $100,000 over the years trying various weight loss programs, exercise equipment, gym memberships, personal trainers, and on and on.
People like options, and there is no shortage of options when it comes to weight loss plans. Every day another one pops up. In my opinion, they all work. If they didn’t work, they wouldn’t be marketable and people wouldn’t spend the money to try them. When trying something new, we want it to be “THE ONE”. We want it to be the one plan that finally breaks us free of our unhealthy fat, makes us feel good again, and gets us out of our rut. But not only that, we don’t ever want to have to do it again. Why should a person ever have to spend money two, three, four times trying to lose something that unfortunately, they found again? What is a person to consider when trying, yet another, weight loss attempt? The biggest question you have to ask yourself is this…
Is this program something I can do every day for the rest of my life?
If you are overweight to any degree, you have to first be able to recognize the eating habits that got you to where you are, clearly aren’t working for your body. You have to recognize when choosing and starting a weight release program, if you want to maintain your weight forever, you can’t go back to those past eating habits. You need to have some serious revelations about what your putting into your body. I have always lost weight with the intention of long-term success – but failed in the research department. For example, I can’t drink a green smoothy every day for the rest of my life. Maybe some people can, I can not. I can’t sweat my ass off at the gym for an hour every day for the rest of my life. A few times a week, sure – not every day.
The moral of my story, don’t waste your time and money and buy into any weight-release or exercise program without first researching it. Most importantly, don’t forget to ask yourself this “Is this regime something I can do every day for the rest of my life?”. Don’t patch up your weight problem. Fix it for life.
Today is another incredible day in my world. Is my enthusiasm making you gag yourself with a big wooden spoon yet??
This morning I realized there was no school when the bus didn’t show up to pick up my grade one’er! But we just came in the house, cranked the tunes to some “Big n’ Chunky” and started cleaning!! The boys love the suction on the Central Vac…which is a bonus for me – because in between vacuuming the dust bunnies – we have fun!!
So 25 days. 25 days of NO coffee, no treats, no chips, no eating out, no Grande Eggnog Latte’s, and no morning Bailey’s! WOW – what an accomplishment. Have I mentioned, I feel the best I think I have EVER felt?
My weight has been holding steady between 166lbs and 165lbs for the last 5 days. Close your eyes guys…I have the P-Tracker Lite app on my Iphone, which confirms I am “ovulating” – thus retaining water. It’s supposed to even out on its own. My cycle has been right on schedule (it always has been 28 days) – which is very pleasing to me and supports the fact that I am not pumping hormones into my body to mess things up.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’m very intrigued by the obesity situation in Canada. I’ve found some amazing resource and added some links for you to take a peek at. In particular, check out this clip from the show “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” – “Fatter Than We’ve Ever Been” .
Also, University of Edmonton has a ROCKSTAR doc doing some amazing research on this obesity thing they are calling an “epidemic”. Mark my word, you will be seeing a lot about this topic on TV in the near future. Educate yourselves peeps! It takes just one person with initiative to inspire another…it snowballs from there!
I posted my weekly pics under “The Pictures” tab…up there…
Make it an amazing day!