There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
Friday, September 23, 2011
This was in my Sparkpeople e-mail today, and I really think it is worth blogging about, especially when incorporating a new healthy lifestyle. There are so many diet fads out there; meal plans, diet pills, shots, weight loss groups…but really, what are they really doing? The meal plans may be healthy options to an extent, giving you the servings of protein and veggies you need…you can get the same from planning your own meals, without the extra “joining fees” or whatever they are charging now (and nothing processed!!). Diet pills and shots, really? Something that speeds up my heart or helps me lose weight quickly cannot be healthy in any way. Yes, I may lose weight if I take this pill or get this doctor to administer shots, but where is the health benefit in that. I am still not getting the right amount of nutrients, am not working out, and not changing the bad habits that got me here (which our bodies are meant to move, if you didn’t know already), and eventually, I’ll either get sick from the crap I’m putting in my body, or have to stop taking them, and guess what, here comes the weight gain. The bad habits were never stopped. Lastly, groups (which I will keep them nameless). Although many people swear that group sessions (that you have to pay for) are great for weight loss success, the issue here is “you have to pay for them”. Hello……Sparkpeople….hello…..gr
oup!!! And I know for a fact that there are local Sparkpeople groups just about everywhere, so why, tell me, are people paying for group support when they can get it for free here on Sparkpeople, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. No rushing after work to get to their meeting; it’s here!
So, the Healthy Reflection brought me here. There is no quick way to lose weight or be healthier. I don’t want to say it is easy; but then again, it isn’t hard. It’s choices. And there isn’t a shortcut-no pills, meals, shots…nope, it’s just proper planning and making different choices. I always remember…I didn’t put this weight on overnight; do I expect to lose it overnight??
Have a wonderful Sparkpeople day everyone! Thanks for reading!