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Knowledge is Power

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

In my life style change and weight loss journey I learned that it's more than running mindlessly on the treadmill, eating tons of carrots and drinking gallons of water. I learned that knowledge is power and I want to have the power to do what is best for me. So I have found that learning all that I can will help me in the end. I love to read articles about nutrition and working out. Through my reading I discovered that sleep is important to weight loss which I never knew. I leanred that whole grains are so much better for my body. I learned that our bodies get use to the same workouts and the same foods so you need to change things up and confuse the body. I found that if you are an emotional eater which I am you need to heal the reasons you eat or nothing is going to change. So with this knowlege I learned that you can either keep the information you learned to yourself or put it into action. So I am putting what I have learned into action. I am eating a clean diet and I feel so much better. I am doing the HIIT on my treadmill and it does feel good. I found out that I love lifting weights and yes in deed I can bench press 40 lbs. I learned if I do over induldge I wiil be ok and it's not the end of the world. I do know that I can back up what I say. I made this pact with myself if I was going to eat it (any junk) I had better be willing to work it off. During the Thanksgiving and Christmas season I told myself that I was not going to eat my way through it and I didn't. I even lost a pound over Christmas and I did indeed keep up with my workouts. And yes I could survive Christmas without eating a pound of peanut brittle (one of my favorites). So I feel so much better that I get to decide what I put into my body, how and when I work out and what size I want to be. The freedom to choose I love it. It's my life style change to a healthier place.
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