August 16, 2010
Weighing in on my progress...part three
It is now the other end of August and I am happy to report that I am eating well and enjoying exercise (although I may be doing more than I set out to do). I have rehabbed a few injuries, have added 30 minutes of stretching a day, and feeling very energetic. I am, however, at a standstill on the scale and that is what I wish to report on.
I am presenting a seminar tomorrow on "Weight Management Over 40" and as I get prepared, I am in the research and learning a lot about hormonal changes as we age. Boy, I'm tellin' ya...it seems near to impossible to loose anything but patience as we try to compete with these hormones. For example, last week I exercised faithfully every day, ate cleanly everyday and gained one pound. Now I realize that this is probably due to water retention, hormonal changes etc...but what the hell? There is nothing more frustrating than making change without the change.....but....
They are just little things to consider, but they may make a big difference in your pursuit of life long changes. A focus on weight will produce less chance of success than a focus on health. There's nothing wrong with wanting to loose fat. There is something wrong when one is obsessed with scale to the point of living by it. That won't lead to a high quality of life...guaranteed.
Have a great day.