Monday, April 5, 2010

Find What You Love and MOVE

Someone commented on my last post that they admired gardens, but didn't like gardening, although they appreciated the calorie burn.

You shouldn't do something just to burn calories (although taking the stairs, etc. is always a good). You should do it because you love it, and the calorie burn is just a good side benefit.

The point is that if you find something that you love to do that involves movement, then you'll do it. Exercising just to burn calories is a recipe for long-term failure because you won't stick with what you don't love.

So, instead of obsessing over what will burn calories faster, just think of how you can find new ways to get off the sofa, chair, etc and just MOVE.

If putting on music and dancing around the house makes you happy, then put on music and dance around the house.

If taking a stroll with your dog twice a day is what you love, then do that.

If taking a hike with a friend thrills you, then take a hike.

If watching TV is your thing, put a treadmill in front of the TV and take a walk as you watch.

If twisting yourself into new positions is what challenges you, become a yogi.

Just get up, start moving and stop eating unhealthy foods.

And the weight will come off and stay off.

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