Don’t Make This Mistake

Don’t make the same mistake I did!

NEVER ever stop exercising!

Yes, that’s me on the right with my best friend Ann. We were water skiing that day out in Arizona during our college years. What fun!!

When I was young, I thought I was fat, but I wasn’t at all fat! I swam a mile a day the summer before my sophomore year in high school because I liked a boy! I was friends with his family and his big sister, so she and I swam laps 3-4 days a week for the whole summer. I got SUPER toned in my thighs and arms. I drank lots of water and said no to sweets 95% of the time. I loved being so fit! The boy I liked was on the school tennis team, so I played tennis with him. I had so much fun, and I kept active all the time…. well except during piano lessons! LOL

In my freshman year of college, I went to Arizona State and the campus was bigger than I could have imagined coming from a small school. I had to hustle to get to class, or even ride my bike to the other side of campus felt like a bike race. Walking, biking, water skiing, tennis, swimming, and reading a good book on Sunday afternoons were all great memories of an active life.

Getting married, having kids, and getting a divorce made me eat and lose the desire to be active or exercise. Life happens. Before I knew it, I slowly added on weight. DON’T do that! If you are young, listen to me. You might think it won’t happen to you, but if you STOP moving that great body of yours, you will lose it! Those gorgeous curves will get bigger curves. It’s not healthy and it certainly isn’t easy to get off after you neglect your body yearly.

If I can say one thing, please listen to me on this. Your health is the ONE thing you MUST keep working on. The one thing you never stop working to be better, do better and be amazing.

Here’s to happiness and great health!

Deanna

Instant World

We live in a different world now from when I was a kid. I’m guessing maybe 90% of people have a smartphone, and that might be a low guess. I don’t know. But what I do know, is we live in an instant gratification society. It’s a whole new world now.

Console T.V back in the day!

I can remember having a big console T.V. that sat in the corner of our living room and my brother and I were the channel changers. Yes, there was a knob that had 13 positions (if I remember right). When mom or dad wanted to change the channel based on what the T.V. Guide showed hourly scheduled programming, we were told what number to change the channel too. There was no remote! No speaking to the T.V. to open up NBC or open up a streaming app etc. It’s a whole new world! And I’m grateful in many ways for that!

Let’s think about the world of weight loss. I will admit I want to lose weight instantly! Don’t you? Is there a pill for that? Is there a way to cut off the extra fat? NO – I put it on the normal way – eating the bad food, too much food, second helpings of mashed potatoes, and not the veggies, and so on and so on? It all added up! I did this naturally over time. I need to give myself permission to take it off over time!

I recently watched a short video from a health expert and she said basically this… “We can change our eating habits, eat healthy every day and the scale may not reflect any weight loss. We have to remember that changes are happening inside our body that we can’t see but we may feel better, sleep better, and have more energy. Those are benefits to our eating healthy, but it’s simply not reflected YET on the scale.” Isn’t that GREAT to remember!?

I remind myself constantly to continue the race to my goal even if the scale is slow! Keep the faith. Keep the race going. NEVER give up even when a bad day happens. Get back in the race… You are doing this for yourself and your health.

I’m cheering you on! I’m cheering myself on!

Here’s to our good health. Like and follow me

Love-

Deanna