It is more than just weight loss. No really it is. To me is it so much more, it is a change in lifestyle. The
Shaklee™ Blogger program has been teaching me so many valuable lessons. The first lesson I would like to share with you is:
Can Do Attitude -
You can do it! No really, you can. Every day the principal of the school I worked for used to close the morning announcements with a phrase that is burned into my memory, "There are two kinds of people in the world, people who think they can and people who think they can't. Both are right, which one are you?" This is an adaptation of the quote from Henry Ford - “Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right.” So, what can you do? Really it is up to you. I recently read "Changing Gears - A Family Odyssey to the End of the World" by Nancy Sathre-Vogel. This true story is about a mother, her husband and twin boys who rode 17,285 miles from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Ushuaia, Argentina on bikes. While reading, I thought, if she can ride her bike across the world, I can walk a few times a week. Then, coincidentally NPR did a story about a woman who walked around all of the Great Lakes. Simply amazing how we all can find the nudge we need right there in front of us. I can do it, you can too.
I can - stick to the food plan, most of the time.
I can - resist eating at fast food places, especially for lunch when it is easy!
I can - drink at least 8 cups of water
I can - exercise at least 4 times a week for 30 minutes.
I CAN RUN!!
To some of you this might seem like a simple task. But to be quite honest, running at 300 pounds is just embarrassing You don't do it because you shake and jiggle and your fat makes all kids of noises you don't want anyone to hear. I haven't seriously done any running since I was in Junior High School, until now. I am training to run a 5k and even though I probably won't run the whole thing, I'm moving and I can run and that is so much better than last year.
I CAN CHANGE!!
I CAN CHANGE!!
I have made some choices to make my life better, not just for myself, but for my family! Losing weight might not be something you need to do, but whatever your life goals are, I encourage you to set them in your sights, create a plan and make it real.
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This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating in the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. My opinions are my own. I am also a Shaklee Independent Distributor. People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.