WEIGHT – What’s UP with THAT?
WEIGHT. What is that ? Weight has lots of definitions. The definition that commonly applies, at least in this setting is: “the amount or quantity of heaviness or mass; amount that a thing weighs”. As humans, we weigh “x”. Our mass is made up of lean muscle, fat, organs, water, bodily fluids. Even hair. Heck, in hair alone I have been known to have two pounds! However, typically our minds go to FAT. Wedon’t think about the other, but hey – we need to wrap our heads around that and finally GET WITH IT. Oh .. it has taken me YEARS to get with it. You see .. this isn’t my first Rodeo. I’m striving for this to be my final, championship Rodeo. The rodeo that stays in town and me with it.
Losing weight. Ehh. Yes, it can be difficult. Maintaining the body you want – OH YEA – that takes a plan, a way of life, a life change that you can stick with – because it’s REAL. It must be a lifestyle that works for you and you can stick with forever. DIETS – forget about them! This is LIFE. Must find a way to eat, stay fit, be healthy – for Life. Diet is a way of eating. Something you DO. It isn’t something that you are ON.
50 lbs. That has always seemed to be my number. Has been my nemesis since I was 13. That # 50. Lost it when I was 16. Gained it back by age 18. And that cycle repeated itself up until 1998 when that number turned to 75. 75!! How in the flip did that happen !!?? Oh yea .. THAT is how it happened. No surprises to tell. Ate too much, exercised too little – didn’t pay attention, didn’t really care. Since 1998, I’d do what I’d always done, you know the drill – eat less, eat stuff you really don’t want to eat, do exercise that you really don’t want to do. EHH. After a while – you quit. Maybe you lose a bit, but then you STOP the diet and voila – the fat is back – didn’t even knock – just came on in. DARN fat – it’s rude. It’s why you just have to kill it – take no prisoners. But killing it and having it stay dead – THAT! THAT is the thing.
I stayed on this cycle of losing a bit, gaining since 1998. Finally in 2011 I was ready. I decided – THAT IS IT. I’m done messing around, I’m getting WITH IT. I’ve been unwavering since then. I was READY. And sometimes, you just aren’t ready. Ready to get serious, ready to make permanent changes. And you know what … it isn’t magic. It isn’t overnight. It isn’t a quick fix. It isn’t glamorous. Let’s be REAL . .. what’s the hurry? You need to find what works for YOU, what you can do FOREVER. That’s what I did. I’m not done yet. Oh no … just getting started. I plan on being fit, lean, healthy and HOT at 80 and I plan on enjoying every minute of it.
What I strive to share is that we need to not focus on WEIGHT in and of itself. Weight is a number on a scale. It’s a number relaying the message of what our body weighs. That number isn’t US. And frankly, it is yet another tool in our toolbox. We need to focus on FAT, and how to LIVE. How to enjoy life while kicking Fat to the curb.
I feel great. I’m in the best shape of my life. I feel sassy and strong. I’m healthy per all the blood numbers – you know: glucose, cholesterol, LDL/HDL – all that jazz. And .. I’m finally learning not to let the scale dictate who I am, how I feel, how I look. It’s a very difficult lesson to learn. It’s REAL.
I Got With It. I want YOU to GET WITH IT too. YOU are TOTALLY worth it! Check out more of my story and how I can help you Get With It at www.GetWithItForLife.com
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