Wednesday, August 27, 2008

You Can't Buy Fitness

From Denise Austin today:
You Can't Buy Fitness!

Wouldn't it be great if by paying for a gym membership or joining the Fit Forever! plan, you'd lose weight and get fit? Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way! You've got to live the program to see the results! So, if you're not seeing the inches and pounds come off, ask yourself the following questions — and be honest!

* Are you following your meal plans exactly as directed?
* Are you drinking enough water every day?
* Are you working out at least three to five times per week?
* When you work out, do you give it all you've got?

If the answer to all of these questions isn't yes, reflect on what's keeping you from making the changes required to reach your goal. How can you eliminate those barriers? Keep in mind that slow and steady wins the race — it's the little daily choices you make that make a difference. So be patient, have reasonable expectations, and hang in there! The results will be worth it!

7 comments:

Simone said...

Oh what a great article. Thanks for sharing.

Kate said...

What a great article! Follow through is EVERYTHING!

~Kate
Fabulous @ 50

Scale Junkie said...

It would be great if paying for the membership gave us instant health. What a great article thanks so much for sharing.

Diana's Body Journey said...

If only you could say you were on a plan and not follow it...we'd all be happy campers! Imagine: I'm on the south beach diet (or some pay site diets), but eat donuts every day and still lose weight and get healthier. I want to live in that world!

Donnalouise, Donna or DC said...

I've tried all the "quick fix" diets and they never worked. I even took injections!! Slow and steady baby...and it's working for me this time.

new*me said...

great one ;) It is amazing how giving it all you got in a workout can make a difference in heart rate, sweat, and how you feel. Some days when I power through, it's an amazing feeling compared to the days I sleepily do it.

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