Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Ready for Change

Recently I listened to a Focus on the Family. A woman named Chantel Hobbs was a guest. She talked about a change in her life that occurred and how she lost 200 pounds. She was very inspiring. She has written a couple of books. I decided to look for one of her books at the library. I was able to check out "Never Say Diet: Make five decisions and break the fat habit for good". I am already on Chapter 8. It is a great and inspiring book.

She says diets don't work. You have to learn about nutrition and exercise. You can't depend on being on a diet the rest of your life, you must make a life change. She says you must first change your brain. To do that, you must: 1. Be Truthful, 2. Be Forgiving, 3. Be Committed, 4. Be Interested, and 5. Surrender.

I am ready for a change. I am ready to change my brain. During Phase 1, the goal is to establish a regular exercise habit. In the first 4 weeks, you commit to work out for 30 minutes a day 5 days a week. You should break a sweat with a cardiovascular exercise. She says if you miss a day, just start the 4 weeks over again, you must complete 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 4 weeks before moving on to Phase 2. One other thing, during Phase 1, you must eat breakfast. It fuels your body for the day.

I am going to continue to work out the rest of this week as I normally would and on Monday, I am going to start Phase 1! I will do my best to keep you updated on my progress.

If anyone else wants to join me during Phase 1, I would love to have you. We can hold one another accountable and be the best we can be.

1 comment:

Becky said...

Wow! If I could end up as pretty as her after the diet, I would do it too! :)

I have to admit, it's *so* hard for me to stick with exercising! I actually lost several pounds after months of exercising, and just about the time I was making momentum, I just sort of got bored with my routine. But you know, having been exercising regularly for about 4 months now, I find that after just a week away, I really find myself missing it. It feels good to know it must finally be a habit now, if I miss it! It helps that it's spring and the option of exercising outside is there now.

I would take the challenge with you, but I tend to exercise more like an hour or 90 minutes every other day, so I don't think the 30 mintues/day will work for me. However, I'm with you in spirit.