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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Ten Commandments

As I was Pinteresting (that's a word, right?) I came across the following Ten Commandments of Weight Loss:


Anyone who has ever tried to lose weight, supported anyone else trying to lose weight, read a women's health/lifestyle magazine, turned on the TV, stepped into a gym, read the news, or basically ever left their house has probably heard at least a few of these. They're good, they're true, they've been around forever. After awhile commandments like these, the ones everyone knows, don't resonate. We have to take a long hard look at our efforts to see what's working and what's not.

Reading the above list of the 10 Commandments of Weight Loss inspired me to come up with a list of my own. Sometimes we all need a little brutal honesty.... 
LADY IN MOTION'S
10 COMMANDMENTS FOR WEIGHT LOSS

1. PUT DOWN THE DESSERT
Seriously. Dessert every night might taste great but it doesn’t look so great sqeezing out the top of your jeans.
2. QUIT IT WITH THE "CHEAT DAYS"
Bodybuilders have cheat days. These are not designed for a "normal" lifestyle. If you exercise moderation, you shouldn't have to dedicate an entire day to "cheating."
3. WATER IS YOUR BEST FRIEND
Just because coffee is made with water doesn’t mean it should take the place of it. Drink water. Period.
4. PORTIONS ARE SMALLER THAN YOU THINK     
Don’t fool yourself. That bowl of cereal you just ate wasn’t actually 160 calories. It was more like 480 calories.
5. HAPPY HOUR IS PART OF YOUR PROBLEM   
  Just because you drink it doesn’t mean the calories don’t count. If you eat healthy for all of your calories and then hit the bar for a few drinks, you’ve just blown it.
6.  WEEKEND CALORIES ACTUALLY DO COUNT

7.  WORKOUT ≠ PIG OUT

8. WASH, AND DRY, YOUR CLOTHES      
Baggy jeans don’t always mean you’ve lost weight. Throw those bad boys in the wash and see what happens.
9. GET REAL EXERCISE    
Walking from your car to your destination does not qualify as exercise.
10. CONSISTENCY IS CRITICAL
Just keep going...you're doing great!

What are the commandments that work for you?

Until next time...

2 comments:

  1. #7 ~ Workout Does NOT Equal Pig Out. I definitely need to work on that one! Thanks for sharing.

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