Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Slow and Steady, Steady and Slow

I was talking to one of my fitness buddies (Miss P) from the gym.  We were talking about the time it takes for REAL weight loss.  The kind of weight loss that sticks.

There's a particular book I read to my boys almost weekly that recounts the story of the tortoise and the hair.  The hair wants to race that slow slow turtle, but in the end, the turtle wins because of the stop and go the rabbit keeps doing.  The boys laugh each time I read that famous line out through the book. 

"Slow and Steady, Steady and Slow... That's the Way To Go!!"

In the end, we all know the turtle wins the race because of his consistent steady dedication.  We don't become overweight overnight.  We don't become overweight in 60 days.  We do it over time and through consistently making poor eating decisions and less active choices.

TIME IS THAT MAGIC PILL... 24HRS/7 DAYS A WEEK/52 WEEKS/ AND 12 MONTHS IN A YEAR.... After you have begun your journey you will suddenly realize one day that you have created new habits.  Without realizing it, you don't have to think about not munching on that unhealthy snack, because you will automatically reach for the apple instead!

*Get out your pirate sword and go to work.... Fight back against poor eating habits.  Tackle the problem head on....ARRRR MAITEY!