Sunday, March 16, 2014

Stop obsessing about your weight - By Glenn Hutchinson

You cannot control your weight. Do you disagree with that statement? Okay, go stand on a scale and decide to lose five pounds. 

Well, how'd that work out for you? Did your weight drop on your command, or did it not budge?
Nope, it didn't budge. 

And yet you spend your precious time obsessing about your weight as if you could magically control it.
The good news is that you have complete control over a couple of important things that influence your weight. 

I'm talking about your choices regarding what you eat and when you exercise. 

Think about this...your current weight is the sum result of your choices with eating and exercise. 

Take a minute to think back over the last three years of your life. What types of foods did you eat most often? How intensely did you exercise, for how long and how often? 

Now look at yourself in a full-length mirror. You are looking directly at the result of your past choices. 

If you are pleased with what you see then keep on eating and exercising the way you have been. It's working for you! 

If you’re not satisfied with what you see, then it’s time to start making different choices about food and exercise. Here are some suggestions: 

Choices about food...
  • Choose to eat wholesome foods that nourish your body.
  • Choose to eat slowly for proper digestion and to stop eating when you’re full.
  • Choose to not eat junk food, sugary drinks or sweets.
  • Choose to eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables every day.
Choices about exercise...
  • Choose to get up early in the morning, when you could be sleeping, to invest 30 minutes of your time, on a health and fitness program tailored for you. You do have a tailored health and fitness program specific to you, right?
  • Choose to be consistent with your workout schedule, giving exercise the same importance as a doctor’s appointment.
  • Choose to change your workout routine often, to always keep your muscles guessing.
  • Choose to safely push yourself to new levels of intensity, in order to strengthen and tone your muscles.
Don’t spend another minute obsessing about the number on your scale. You are way smarter than that.
Focus your energy on the choices you make regarding what you eat and how you exercise.
What a wonderful way to start 2014.

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