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Is your Weightloss an Adventure or Painful?

Monday, February 25, 2013

Has your journey been painful so far--or adventurous?

For me, it has been a lot of hard work. Shopping in a land that puts high fructose corn syrup in all brands of Greek yogurt and where I cannot find unadulterated probiotics, green supplements, or many of the foods like wild caught salmon with omega-3s, that would make my journey easier has been HARD.

As of today, I want to make my journey more about adventure and fun.

How can I make changes in my habits or outlook to make the process more fun and exciting?

1. Relax. don`t worry about perfection. Don`t worry about what chronic diseases might come if I don`t get my act together and lose this weight.

2. Do cardio that I like instead of adhering to a rigid plan.

3. Be less rigid in my workout. It is very challenging and I dread the days of strength training. I should try to break it up into 3 sessions instead of one long session.

4. Nourish my spiritual side.

5. Put less pressure on myself. Start where I am, do whatever I can with whatever I`ve got.

6. Give myself credit for trying and realize that one person`s program may be too hard for my level of fitness. Realize that it is OK to be where Iam now and not get so discouraged by where I should be that I want to quit.

7. Spend some resources on interesting activities to stop eating out of boredom.

Yes, it has been hard, so now it is time to accept where I am right now and take the time to make it fun and rewarding.
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    Well, most good adventures ARE challenging. If it wasn't challenging it wouldn't be worth doing.
    1695 days ago
  • SHOES17
    Both! You are an awesome example!
    1697 days ago
    Doing is what happens when you stop worrying and judging.
    Go DO!
    1698 days ago
    This is wonderful. I am so printing it out. Perfectly said! emoticon
    1698 days ago
  • SHOES17
    Man this was an awesome BLOG!! It was something I really needed to read!! I have been ridden with guilt the last couple days. I have felt like a failure, because I have worried so much about not being able to meet others expectations. You are absolutely correct. Sometime I think we are so ridged we set ourselves up to fail. Thanks!!
    1698 days ago
    I am still doing the cardio and strength training but find that yoga really suits me. I'm not sure it burns that many calories but it has been really helpful in my relationship with my body.
    I like to think of this as an adventure. I think your new focus will be very helpful to you.
    1699 days ago
    1699 days ago
    I would say if you are not having fun - you will not stick with it.
    Your plan seems well thought out so I hope you now have fun on this adventure journey as you walk into a healthy you
    1699 days ago
  • CYND59
    I think I made it hard when I felt it was hard. I do not think anything worth fighting for is going to be easy peasy but I think if you want something bad enough you will work for it.
    I Do Want To Be Healthy So I Am Ready For The Adventure!
    1699 days ago
    My answer to your first question is, "YES." For me, some days it's one, other days it's the other...I find if I don't catch myself on days when it feels harder than it needs to be, I get myself in a mess by evening.

    I'm learning that I need to "try easy" sometimes instead of always trying HARD. That's likely what you meant by all the ways you've purposed to limit the perfectionism that's deadly in this walk of ours.

    It strikes me that none of the pain along the way stabs me so fatally as the pain of feeling like a failure. Your plan seems to allow you to succeed without trying to be perfect, and I think that might be what all of us need.

    This sounds wonderful - I love your ability to reflect and share - and I know you'll succeed!
    :) Gail

    1699 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/25/2013 8:37:49 AM
    actually its both lol
    but its more adventure
    i used to watch the biggest loser and heard them said ' i never think that i will be able to do that' and i was thinking is that truth ?
    now ! ya
    my journey its full with fun and joy and hope

    1699 days ago
    I agree with everything you've said. You need to be kind to yourself and make everything fun and more of an adventure! That's what life needs to be about!
    1699 days ago
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