Sunday, September 5, 2010
What about fitness??...
How do you feel about being physically fit?
Do you think it's part of the whole person that God wants us to be?
Do you also struggle with being that person?
What are some of your ideas and 'tricks' that help you pursue fitness?
The reason I am asking is because I have been on my own personal trek to getting fit... again!
I have been an up and down and upside down dieter for years... sometimes slim and trim, other times needing to be more slim and trim. The thing is... I like myself better when I am fit and trim and in control of what I eat, so the battle never ends... unless I am disciplining myself!
I have been dealing with the whole concept of food and fitness NOT being a diet!
I am sometimes a slow learner, but all through the years I've heard... 'it's not a diet... it's a way of life'... I think I am starting to see it and believe it!
Some of you may have one of those metabolisms that lets you eat anything and never put on weight... I'm thinking MOST of us don't!
My dad used to tell us 'eat live food'... now I am beginning to see the wisdom in that. I am not throwing the boxed stuff out of the pantry, but I do find that I am spending more time in the produce section than I ever have...
I would love to hear some of your 'tricks' that help you stay fit. I've lost 14 pounds, and I'm walking and doing aerobics for 30 minutes each day. I do NOT always want to... in fact mostly I DON'T want to, but I am finding out that if I just lace up my tennies and get moving... I never regret it and in a couple of minutes that sense of 'right' kicks in... I am wearing clothes that have hung in my closet for an embarassing amount of time, and I FEEL cute again!! :) I want this to be the way I live from now on.... I really LOVE the way I feel!
So here are a few of my discoveries that help...
1. drink water and then drink more water... it DOES help, and it keeps your system hydrated...
2. Protein rich foods make me FEEL more satisfied, and fuel my body...(duh!)
3. MOVE... walk, aerobics... something!!! Just DO it!!
Please share an idea that has helped you... it will help everyone!