Muscles help burn calories faster so therefore you should get muscles first to lose weight – apparently…
Ok so it’s no secret that I don’t like going to the gym; just doesn’t do it for me from a number of angles and now despite the fact that the fitness crew out there still blast away that it’s the best thing ever and many, many weight loss programs insist that you must go to the gym to lose weight, I am finally at peace with the facts that:-
a) I don’t need to go any where near a gym to lose weight
b) I don’t need to feel bad, less than or hopeless because I don’t go
c) it’s perfectly fine to know what you don’t like and it doesn’t mean you are lazy
d) some people love it – so go for your life! Just leave the rest of us alone.
(In fact truth be told, apparently the stats are that only about 10% of the population go to the gym, so there is way more of us who don’t – interesting!)
I love the work of Esther Hicks and the Law of Attraction theories because they simply resonate with me. I find myself going, “oh yeah, that’s what happens to me!” all the way through her stuff and the alternative ways to think are easy to apply and mostly common sense, once it’s pointed out to you! Derrrr!
One of the biggest lessons that smacked me in the head is about resistance and the blockages we put up, that stop us getting to where we truly want to go. So it’s not that it’s not out there, or that we can’t have it, or that it’s impossible for me, it’s the fact that we block our own signs, signals and attempts to get there and we don’t even know it!! Crazy huh?!
Making sure our great intentions and resolutions stay top of mind, here are the 5 other ways to keep you on the road to success! (If you missed the last 5 find them here.)
No. 5 – Feel good at every opportunity
Why wait until your goal weight before you start feeling good? Take every opportunity to focus on things you love and enjoy while you are on your way. That sexy red lipstick, fun at the movies, sharing your new healthy sweet treats with others – whatever floats your boat – do it now, as it helps to change your mindset about a whole bunch of things including your body and weight. Continue reading →
I was a diary writer from a young age and every New Years Day, I loved to get out the brand new Letts diary Christmas present.
The first day of the year, so fresh and clean like the first diary page, so full of hope and optimism. I would consider how I would like the year to unfold and invariably every single time, my weight would factor in there. I would go weigh myself and write – current weight 85kgs, this year get to 65kgs.
There was no concrete plan as to how to do this. Sometimes it was just thoughts of “I am really going to stick to xyz diet” or “I am going to run and exercise every day.” But a few days in and usually it was shot to pieces, that ice cream or chocolate being just too tempting and when you have a bit, you have ruined everything, so you might as well eat the lot; or so the crazy out of control psycho in my head told me. Continue reading →