You know this won't last forever....right?

Sunday, August 09, 2015

I was listening to a podcast yesterday and one of the hosts - a female figure model - was talking about how now she had finished a competition she could go back to her maintenance way of eating.

And they talked about how we have to remember that this diet or healthy eating plan or whatever you call it is NOT forever.

We have a specific goal in mind and once we reach that our way of eating can change to something much more enjoyable....hopefully healthier enjoyable but we can lash out without feeling bad.

So don't be like me who was moaning to myself about ANOTHER salad last night and just remember you are doing this to work towards a goal.

Once you are there you CAN enjoy the occasional treat without having to hide it or feel guilty. You CAN say yes to the birthday cake at work without wondering if everyone is looking at you thinking you're a glutton.

And then I got to thinking - imagine if you were going to live to 80 (probably more but lets say 80) and you said a 24 hour day equals 80 years of your life.

So at 11:00 a.m. you decided you were going to lose weight and get fit.

And lets say in the real world you spent 1 year doing that. 12 months of healthy eating and exercising to get to your goal.

You know what time it would be - if you started at 2 o'clock?

2:18 p.m.

In a 24 hour day that represents your life it would only take you 18 MINUTES to revolutionise your life and become the healthiest you that you can be.

Come on - 18 minutes - to change your life? We can do this. I know it.

Right - best get out for my walk!

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    1758 days ago
    Great analogy, David! And how much time would it be if that 24 hour period represented 100 years of life? Even shorter!

    It's worth it. And let me tell you, maintenance mode isn't that much different from weight loss mode. I still exercise every day. I still watch what I eat and stay within my calorie limits. I always allowed myself treats, so even that hasn't changed.

    What has changed for me is that now those things i do: tracking my food and activity, reading inspirational articles to keep me going, having friends who are on the journey with me, are all daily habits! After 9 months, this is just part of the routine, and I know that I can't give it up if I want to keep this fabulous body that I worked so hard to achieve!

    Keep sparking, my friend!
    1758 days ago
    This was awesome. Thank you! 👍😊 It's time to do my daily walk as well. 💖 Have a FABULOUS day. 😄
    1758 days ago
    I like the analogy :)
    1758 days ago
    Interesting blog and thank you for sharing it. Did you get your walk in?
    1758 days ago
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