Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Reel Yourself In

by Kris Pitcher

If you aren't quite getting the results you might be time to look at things differently. In a lot of cases, we keep doing the same things but we expect different results.

It doesn't work that way. If we keep doing the same things, we're going to keep getting the same results. And when that's a big ol' nothing. Well, that's what you're going to get.

So, if you haven't quite gotten around to the minimum requirement for cardiovascular exercise...your 2 days a week for 20 minutes isn't going to get you down a size.

See what I mean? This is the kind of behavior that makes people crazy. But if we stop and think about it in an honest makes sense. If the recommendation is to do 30-60 minutes most days of the week to maintain or lose body fat we have to look at what we are really doing. Three times per week at 30 minutes is a great base, but we need to build on it.

And you know I'm going to tell you that's only one piece of the equation. One very small piece. What you do in the kitchen is even more important. Getting clear about your behaviors there will lead you toward your goals. You're waiting for a good time?

There is no good time. The summer is busy and fun, but so is the fall and winter. Life is busy and fun. And so is not feeling like you're being followed by your own behind.

The point is getting your behaviors in line with your expectations is what it takes to make lasting changes. And (broken record) we only have to do it as long as we want it to work. If you've been doing the same things expecting different's time for a change.

You can either change your expectations, or change your choices and behaviors. A little of both is a good idea (we can't all be air-brushed). It's the disengagement from the two that causes don't need that. Don't beat yourself up over this, just reel yourself in.

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