Don't Diet...TRY it!!!
Sunday, October 04, 2009
I'll probably receive "BOOs" for this, but in my household, we don't diet. Diet is a negative word. Diet is Douse Interest Each Time. In our experiences, diets fail. I'm not a failure. If my car doesn't start, that doesn't make me a failure. I either fix the car, replace the car, or use an alternate means of transportation. Thus, I didn't fail.
Diets, when they fail, do not make you a failure. Try another venue, such as Sparkpeople. The choice my family faced- Diet, or TRY IT (Sparks) We have been succeeding with Sparks for months, now. My boys are aged 6, and 4 and they love veggies, and they love exercise (playing, and fun activities) They love participating in my fitness regiments, and I love them being included...it helps keep me encouraged. So, I don't diet with my family. But we do eat healthy foods, mostly. We exercise regularly, and we learn and explore helpful ideas conducive to a healthy lifestyle. So, to anyone who cares to read this (lol), my suggestion is to lose the diet. Try it.
Surround yourself with positive and supportive people. Try it.
Eat sensibly, and healthy. Dont starve yourself, when you need to, enjoy healthy snacks. Try it.
Exercise. Make it fun. Make it meaningful. Keep it safe, and go for effectiveness, not quantity. In others words, dont try to say, do 100 push up in a minute, or 50 crunches in 30 seconds, or lift 200 pounds, when you aren't used to lifting 15. Start slow, start light, and 15-20 minutes of effective exercise is better than 2 hours of meaningless bruising or strains. Try it.
Have fun, and set realistic goals. If you fall, stand up again. When you succeed, share your success with someone else. TRY IT! Don't diet.