If you had to choose, would you rather be thin or fit?
OK, OK, I know, everyone wants to be thin, fit, healthy, full of energy and beautiful. But if you had to choose one or the other – thin or fit – which would you choose?
Most people would choose thin, right?
But recent studies show that if you want to live longer, fit is your better choice.
The funny thing is, once you start getting fit, you lose some weight, even by accident.
So, if you can’t seem to muster up the motivation to both make a healthy meal and take a walk – at least take a walk.
Walking is the quickest, easiest way to start getting fit. And this time of year, it’s enjoyable exercise. And other than a decent fitting pair of gym shoes, it doesn’t cost you a thing.
Other studies have shown that if you take fish oil before you exercise, it revs up your metabolism and helps you burn more calories. Plain old walking helps decrease your risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancers, and relieves stress and depression.
Sometimes I walk with my daughter or a friend and talk. Other times I just run into people and talk along the way. And still other times, I just use the opportunity to clear my head and de-stress.
I’ve had regular mall walkers tell me that they had to reduce their walking because they lost too much weight. I don’t have that option. My dog needs to be walked at least a mile a day. I’m not always happy about that, let me tell you. If you can’t muster up the motivation on your own – get a dog!
Once you start feeling some results, you might just want to start changing your diet a little and take things to the next level.
Listen, I put in a 10 ½ hour day at work, stopped at the store on the way home, grabbed a quick bite to eat, walked the dog, and now I’m writing to you. I’ve been on the go since 7 this morning. For over 15 hours, I’ve barely had a chance to sit down.
Can you keep up?
Energy is a use it or lose it sort of asset. The more you use, the more you’ll have. And you’ll cut your risk of ‘lifestyle diseases’, you’ll lose weight, look better, and feel better – and it won’t cost you a thing. How can you pass up a deal like that?
Consider this a little motherly kick in the butt 😉
Have a great week!