I recently resisted the temptation to buy Bethenny Frankel’s (yes, full disclosure I am a fan of Real Housewives of New York City) new book Naturally Thin: Unleash Your Skinnygirl and Free Yourself from a Lifetime of Dieting. Although I’m certainly ready to “unleash my skinny girl” I made myself a promise to stop buying fitness magazines and books until I actually started losing weight.
I love reading about health and fitness. For years, I’ve had subscriptions to Women’s Health, Runner’s World and Shape. I’m not even a runner, but I love reading about runners and the possibility that I may be one someday. I have countless weight-loss related books at home like: The Abs Diet for Women; Body for Life; Living Yoga; The Beck Diet Solution; along with various healthy eating cookbooks. The question I can’t seem to answer is why I don’t put any of the things I learn about in these books and magazines into practice? I think I read all this stuff wanting to discover some kind of quick fix, magic pill type remedy that will get my body into the shape I want without too much effort (ie: changing my diet or exerting myself through exercise).
I’m fooling myself (and will remain in a pants size that I’m not at all happy about) if I continue wishing for this magic fix. I know I have to change my current lifestyle to get the results I’m hoping to see with my body.
So I’m meeting with Dwayne, owner of Vertex Fitness, to get his expert opinion on what exactly I need to do to meet my weight loss/fitness goals. Am I scared? Absolutely. Am I intimidated that I don’t have what it takes to lose the weight? Without a doubt.
Stay tuned for my next blog where I reveal the outcome of my conversation with Dwayne. Oh, changes are coming!
What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?