Paying for help.

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Yesterday I joined WW. I know several people who have seen amazing results and have stuck with it. I've toyed with the idea of joining for a few years now but was always put off by having to pay.

However, I paid personal trainers $270 a month for about 9 months, to learn how to exercise and the information was invaluable to me. I lost tons of inches some weight and have maintained it for the most part. I work out on my own now and wouldn't have ever learned so much without the accountability and help they gave me. Having an appointment kept me going no matter how I felt, especially knowing how much it was costing! I learned what type of exercise is best for my body and what I want to do with it, and have kept it up. The part they didn't help so much with is diet!

This is why I finally decided to give WW a try. Diet has always been my struggle. I can count a 1,200 calorie diet for about 2-3 months then I slowly revert back until that 10lbs is on again and I hate myself... again. I'm looking for a permanent lifestyle change! I want to go to the mtgs for a month just for some support and am thinking I'll just use the etools from there. I guess we'll see when I get there. I looked through the books and the smartphone app and it looks really easy! I paid $28 for a month of meetings and access to the etools and then the etools are just $12.95 a month. Not bad if you ask me.

I am not advocating that anyone go buy professinal help in any way, just sharing that I have in some cases and it's worked and I'm hoping that in the case of WW it works too. I know plenty of people who have just picked up knowledge on their own and now live healthier but I can't. I need lots of accountability (by appointments &/or paying money), motivation, support, and by practicing to make it a lifestyle habit. Just my thoughts :D
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    I know a lot of people who have been very successful with Weight Watchers. I've used the tools but never gone to the meetings - the tools themselves are great, but it involves a lot of personal accountability to keep it on track for yourself. I agree that paying for the help isn't fun, but I know that if I'm paying for something with my limited budget I tend to use it a lot more! Good luck!
    2296 days ago
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