counting calories, losing weight and counting exercise minutes are completely useless to me. Counting calories-- why? I don't eat processed food. 90% of my food is vegan raw and most times it is closer to 100%. For the most part I don't get the "calorie" amount that SP or anyone else says I need. I get something oh so much better. I eat alkaline, I eat nutritionally, i eat for the enzymes, vitamins and minerals. My food is awesome and amazing. I don't cook the heck out of it. I don't need meat or dairy for protein, Veggies and living foods give me ALL I need.
Counting exercise minutes-- again its not the length of time that I exercise. it all has to do with the intensity. I can get 4 minutes or so of cardio doing my tabata, HIIT or surge training. I don't need to get on a treadmill. The way i exercise I don't create cortisol. I create health.
Losing weight-- it just comes. With my lifestyle, i lose weight. I lose inches. I gain sleep. I get adjusted. I am keeping my hormones in check. Losing weight may be partially calories in calories out, but for long sustained weightloss, your hormones need balance. You need your leptin, your glututhione. Can't get those through food. Can't get those in a pill. Your body already has them. Eat healthy, exercise correctly and your body will thank you.
I am not trying to achieve the perfect body. I don't want to be model thin. I want 100% function of body, mind, and spirit with no evidence of disease.
To tell you the truth-- I haven't been sick in the last two years. Not a cold, flu, or virus of any kind. I may not be at goal weight, but i am healthier than people who are.
So no. It is not about just losing weight. A healthy journey starts inside you. Take care of the inside and your body will be your best friend.
1/25/13 7:55 A
While the weight loss was definitely in mind, my goal firstly was to eat healthier. The rest followed, and I'm still changing
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1/25/13 5:13 A
You can change all your goals before you loss the weight. Work on it.
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109 1/25/13 12:32 A
I'm also a terrible procrastinator, but I've been a little better since I decided to go back to college. I think the biggest thing I wanted to change was how I approached food. I used to be thinking about what I was going have for lunch before I was even done my breakfast, and food was definitely a comfort thing. I also want to change the kind of activities I do. In the summer, I want to be ambitious and try hiking and different things, instead of just fearing going to the beach.
If you're like me, you're not just trying to lose weight. You want a full scale make over! For me, losing weight is the first step but there are also a lot of other bad habits I'm trying to get rid of and things I'm trying to change for the better.
1) I'm an awful nail biter so in addition to going on a diet, I'm also getting my nails done and putting tips on them so I stop biting. 2) I generally need to drink more water, I don't think very much on a regular basis. 3) I need a style update and I'm hoping a new body will give me the confidence I need to move into a more mature, modern, and age appropriate wardrobe. 4) I have self-esteem issues and I'm always worrying about how people see me. Hopefully this will change that. 5) I'm extremely lazy and never have motivation to do anything, an awful procrastinator. Hopefully the diet will get my butt moving.
As a first year college student, I've been trying to recreate myself in this new environment, to leave behind all the things in high school that I didn't like myself. Change isn't easy, but SP has helped a lot so far. My point is, its not just about the weight. There's always more back story to it and sometimes that back story serves as a great motivator. So what else are you trying to change?
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