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Here's a "new" outlook on exercising...

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive October 2006: Here's a "new" outlook on exercising...
By Mrsheidi on Saturday, October 7, 2006 - 09:31 pm:

I will preface this with the fact that this could be old news to some, but it was new to me...an epiphany, if you will. :)

(I would put this on the weight loss board, but I thought it could benefit others as well. It raised an eyebrow with me and I exercise quite often and read up on health tips constantly.)

I was reading an article about this one lady who lost a lot of weight and then decided to be a personal trainer. How did she do it? Not by keeping track of weight or inches, but by simply improving upon what she had done the week/month before.

For instance, she starting walking a half mile. Then, the next week she walked 3/4 of a mile. Her weightlifting regimen increased as the weeks went on and her junk food gradually decreased.

By doing that, just for 3 months, her weight and inches starting going down because she wasn't discouraged by those numbers. She was *encouraged* by how much she had physically accomplished that the weight and inches were a side factor!

I just love it...had to share.

By Reds9298 on Sunday, October 8, 2006 - 07:32 am:

That's a great way of thinking, I agree. I guess that's me because I've never been one to check inches and only weight sometimes. Generally I go by increasing something in the workout, just because it makes me feel the proudest. I also go by how my clothes are fitting!! :) And, "today I chose an apple instead of a cookie for a snack, yay!"

It's a much better way of thinking because it takes more time to measure your progress in inches and weight.

By Andi on Sunday, October 8, 2006 - 10:50 pm:

I totally agree also. I've noticed a change in my body since I started training for the Tri I will be doing next Sunday.
I noticed that my clothes fit better but the scale is still pretty much the same. Maybe I should stop looking at the scale so much. :)


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