Kimberly Henrie is a wife, mother, grandmother, personal trainer, fitness instructor, yoga teacher, podcaster, voice over talent and a wellness enthusiast. She likes to approach life healthfully, but in a way that is easy to integrate into the lives we live today. Watch this blog for easy solutions to fit into our fast-paced, convenience driven lifestyles. Kim strives to bring peace, a sense of balance and acceptance to what is going on around us so that we can enjoy all that life has to offer.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Anti-Weight Loss Reason #1

The biggest reason I can think of NOT to focus on weight loss is...

Setting ourselves up for failure.

Check this out:

Joe begins an exercise and diet regimen with the goal of losing weight.
He sticks to it for 30 days. He is feeling better, getting stronger, he doesn't realize it, but his blood sugar is more stable, his cholesterol is going down, hormones are balancing out, he just knows he's feeling pretty good. He is sure he is losing weight, but has obeyed his trainer and has not stepped on the scale.
Day 30, Joe gets on scale. It has not moved. He weighs the same.
Joe quits because the program is not working.

Joe misses out on all the other healthy benefits of exercise and healthy diet and those things begin to reverse themselves.

Focus on health, not weight.

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