1. I “cheat” on my “diet” about 2X a week.
2. I don’t eat anything I hate, even if it’s “healthy”.
3. I eat fried foods.
4. I don’t work out every day.
5. I still eat chocolate, cake, cookies, ice cream, etc.
6. On occasion I still eat too much.
7. I eat 2-3 slices of bread a day.
8. My weight fluctuates 3-5 lbs. I tend to be slimmer in summer.
9. I hate long workouts (anything over 45 min).
10. Some days I too dread the idea of working out.
11. My biggest daily battle is emotional eating.
And in spite of it all, I’m still here and still healthy. I hope that encourages somebody!
Have you ever been really, really focused on eating healthy but didn't see the results you were expecting on the scale? If so, you are not alone. I've personally been in your shoes and I know how frustrating it can be to feel like you’re doing all the right things and get all the wrong results. What you may not realize is that the villain in these situations is not always you. No, sometimes, the problem is the media - who just wants to sell a good story - and food manufacturers that are trying to pad their bottom lines.
I’m here to tell you flat out: You've have been misled. Many of the foods that you think are healthy are actually impostors and today I’m going to put them on blast. These 5 foods fooled me and I don’t want you to repeat my mistakes. Oh and if you’d like to hear it rather than read it, follow the hyperlink to watch a quick video on each.
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It's about that time - It's about that time - time to resolve to do things differently and create our very own "Extreme Makeover" special. The concept that we've been taught to believe is exciting and enticing:
1. Look at what you don't like about your life...
2. Make a promise to yourself that you'll do better...
3. Try really hard and...
4. Voilà - yes, I had to look up how to spell that :) - problem solved!
Here's the thing: It rarely works out that way.
Reflection Point: Only 8% of people that set resolutions achieve them. What is your success record with your last 5 New Year's resolutions?
If you've read my book 265 Point, you know that my shocking weight loss transformation started out as a 2008 New Year's resolution. I started out gung ho on January 1st like most resolutioners, but by February 1st I was down in the dumps. Why? Despite getting up at an ungodly hour 6 days a week to work out, at the end of 4 weeks I had lost ZERO pounds! Can you identify? To set an important goal - one that's designed to make your life better in someway - whether it is to lose weight, get out of debt, repair a broken relationship, or get closer to God - and fail miserably, is in a word: devastating. I was so heartbroken and vulnerable that I almost quit. I desperately needed the change but I felt rejected by the scale. That rejection was almost too much to bear.
Reflection point: Has rejection ever made you feel like quitting on something that you so desperately wanted?
Thankfully I didn't quit. I went back to the drawing board and checked some of my silly logic. Once I stumbled upon the secrets to weight loss success I was unstoppable. I reached my goal in October of that same year despite the catastrophic start. It IS possible. I want you to be unstoppable too.
Before I get into the particulars, let me first say what this special edition newsletter is NOT about. I know and you know that this is the time of year when your TV screen, mailbox, and email are flooded with weight loss offers. The reason is simple: the self-improvement industry knows that this is the time of year when you are most inclined to act and action is important. You can't have the life you desire if you don't act. But this isn't about you choosing us (though we would be glad to have you). I'm sharing the 5 reasons most resolutions fail because I know what it's like to be in your shoes. I was there for 8+ years and I haven't forgotten.
This special edition is about positioning you to live the life you were born to live. To like what you see when you look in the mirror and be able to walk into a room with confidence. Can 265 Point Coaching help you achieve those things? Absolutely, positively yes. But there are other paths. Find your path. Of course I'm here if you need me (click here to connect).
Alright, on with the show...
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40-something who loves food, fitness, and fun!