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Cleaning out the Inbox - The Most Important Tip

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Week 2 of the Winter 5% Challenge is completed; another 2 pounds lost and I'm really getting the exercise minutes in!! I've lost 5 pounds since I started and spent a little time yesterday walking around with a 5 pound dumbbell to reinforce in my mind what 5 pounds gone really feels like. On to Week 3!!

I try to keep my email inbox manageable on a daily basis but it's starting to bulge again. There are things there that I need to revisit and spend more time on and as a result, they don't get deleted quickly. Most prevalent these days are questions to think about from the Winter 5% Challenge. For me, these questions can't be always be answered quickly or briefly; they need a blog!!

So here's a question from more than a few days ago:

"If you were to share the most important tip you learned for improving your health, what would it be?"

What can I share that might help someone else? What has kept me moving along even when the scale is going in the wrong direction and I am not quite serious about my goals? Why do I still feel that I am making healthy choices every day? What keeps me coming to SP daily even after 5 + years?

I tried answering this question last week and it was just getting to be too long; I really needed to narrow it down to just one answer. I saw The One Answer earlier in the week when I was having lunch with several people during a daylong meeting. Everyone had different ways of making their best choices for that meal; some stayed the course and some threw caution to the wind. I realized that what I had chosen was a far different choice than what I would have made just a couple of months ago. I have to admit that I silently passed judgment on a couple of choices but after I thought about it, I had to realize that they're doing what works for them today.

So here's my answer to that question:

- Do what works for you, not what the neighbors are doing.
- Always be willing to do some tweaking; one size doesn't fit everyone and what works today might not work tomorrow.

Or maybe this is the best answer:

Never Give Up!!

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