Maybe You Don’t Want to Lose Weight?

I watched the movie bite size on NetFlix. It was very eye opening. You will watch a few over weight teenagers and in the end they don’t want to lose weight. Their parents are spending thousands of dollars, telling them to get off their butt, but its not ¬†working. In one instance, the father of one of the children has a stroke and has to get himself into shape. What happens? The family starts to do activities together and they ALL lose weight. Children are looking for you to lead by example. You can tell them to get off the computer and turn back to the TV where you are eating cheese curls and mountain dew. Do as I say not as I do didn’t work when you were a kid, and it doesn’t work on your kids either.

In multiple scenes you hear where kids (who let’s face it get to do a lot of stuff we didn’t get to) are doing what they need to do to get healthy because ‘They don’t want to.”

My favorite is the girl who is riding an electronic scooter.

An¬†electronic scooter. You’re spending money on fitness camps, and your child has an ELECTRONIC scooter. Get this kid a 10 speed.

If you have children it is a must watch. Here are some link

Bite Size on Amazon instant Video

Bite Size on iTunes

Measuring Your Resting Heart Rate

resting-hear_rateWhile we know that we can watch our health using a scale and a tape measure, but there are other ways and one of them is to measure your resting heart rate. Today I talk about a free app that allows you to accurately record your resting heart rate. An athlete’s resting hear rate may be around 40. Don’t be depressed if you’re not in that ball park. Measure it, exercise, eat right and see if it goes down. The lower your heart rate, the better health you are in (your heart isn’t working as hard).

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Change Your Decisions – Change Your Life

Switching Your Feelings OffIs This You?

You don’t FEEL like exercising.

You don’t FEEL like eating healthy.

So you don’t.

This leads to you NOT exercising and eating right.

That decision leads to you feeling bad about yourself. It damages your confidence.

With less confidence, you don’t FEEL like you can lose weight. It’s too tough.

You FEEL horrible, sad, dejected.

You know you’r not a loser, but you sure feel like one.

Or Is This You?

You’re honest.

You’re caring

You have integrity.

You keep your word.

You’ve tackled tough things in past

Then Do This?

Put the decision you WANT to do, on your calendar.

Then do it. Even if you don’t feel like it. DO IT (you said you were a person who keeps their word)

When you are done you will FEEL better (tired, but better).

You WILL have MORE confidence.

This leads you to believing you CAN do this.

The positive FEELINGS lead to you gaining confidence.

But it means doing things that you may not WANT to do.

But in the end you WILL BE doing something you WANT to do and that’s be healthy.

Make Your Decisions on Logic – Not Feelings

I’m not saying be a robot. We all have feelings, but they can be manipulated and lead us in the wrong (non-healthy) direction.

This makes sense. It’s logical. It’s simple.

It’s not easy.

One more time.

It’s not easy.

If it was easy, we’d all be thin.