If you’ve been reading my posts for a while then it should be no secret that I strongly believe that in order to lose weight and be healthy you need to stress your body with hard exercise, and fuel your body with good, nutritious food.
Being fit and healthy takes hard work! Perhaps that’s why we find those that have been successful so inspiring?
So yesterday, as we were walking home from a trip to the park with our wonderful off-spring who were for once in their lives behaving themselves enough for my hubby and I to have a conversation, we passed two ladies out for an evening stroll. It was obvious from the way they were dressed that their walk wasn’t meant to be casual – they were walking for exercise, perhaps even to lose weight. Unfortunately, they had become so enthralled in their conversation, that their pace had slowed down to a more casual walk, than a brisk walk. I commented that that’s why people don’t lose weight, they’ve been misled into thinking that a walk is good exercise (Which is a whole ‘nother rant that I won’t go into here). My hubby pondered that for a moment, then summed up my thoughts perfectly with one simple statement:
“You need to sweat to lose weight.”
Genius – pure genius! Because it’s such a simple statement yet so very very true! Who cares what you do to sweat – you can run, walk very fast, ride a bike, roller blade, lift weights, do a boot camp class etc.
AS LONG AS YOU’RE SWEATING YOU WILL LOSE WEIGHT!
So. what will you do today to make yourself sweat?
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