Ahhh… Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just toss ourselves into a dryer for 40 minutes and come out 3 times smaller and wrinkle free??? Of course it would! But see what I did there… I got a vision in your mind that is too good to be true.
Life is tough. Life is hard. Life is challenging. In this age where dreams are coming true with technology… The fact remains… We don’t have the Fountain of Youth yet. We must take care of our bodies. We must treat our bodies like it is fragile. (WARNING: HANDLE WITH CARE)
I tend to go up and down in weight. In the winter, I can gain up to 40 lbs!!! (YIKES!!!) When March comes around, I start hard at exercise again. It is a cycle. A cycle that isn’t healthy and a cycle that must end.
I now weigh 202 lbs! I started at 230 lbs in March. 28 lbs lost since. Again, my goal weight is to be at 190 lbs or below. The EASIER part is getting there. The HARD part is relapsing.
Take a smoker for instance. Many have quit smoking a dozen times, but fail to stop the temptation of picking up just one cigarette again. A healthy lifestyle is very similar. Remember what you did to gain the weight. Write it down. Do it. This will start to be your personal Commandments of Unhealthy Sin.
Take a picture of yourself at your worst. Staple it to your list you just wrote. Use this as a WHAT NOT TO DO when you get tempted.
One thing I have also done is have a cheat day. One day a week, eat whatever you like. This will keep you sane. This will let you have that donut for breakfast, fast-food for lunch, or pizza for dinner. (YOU KNOW, ALL THE GOOD STUFF)
Having a healthy lifestyle and living it is essential to losing the weight and losing it for good.