Monthly Archives: February 2011

Checks and Balances

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The weekend always brings the challenge of unstructured eating due to hanging out with family and friends.  Those good times can sometimes wreak havoc on your weight.  I believe in moderation not deprivation.  But let’s face sometimes moderation goes out the window when those wings are just too good to pass up.  I’m always networking and there is always the temptation of food lurking about.  So what happens on Monday when you step on the scale, lo and behold you gained a pound or two, or three?  Hopefully, it doesn’t go further than that.  Here’s my advice on this because it’s happened to me.  First, accept it and don’t beat yourself up about it.  Did you have fun? I had dinner with my sister, my niece and my son and in the moment it was really about them and the love at the table.  And yeah, there was a two-pound weight gain staring back at me on the scale Monday morning.  Rather than fret about it, I got on the treadmill and did what I could for the morning.  Scale back a little during the week, increase your cardio from 45 minutes to one hour.  If time prevails, do four sets of each weight-bearing exercise instead of three.  Also, do jumping jacks in between each set.  Also, work out a little extra on the weekends but don’t use this as an excuse to habitually over indulge yourself.  Negotiate with yourself what you’re going to eat and try to stick to the plan as much as possible.  The point is don’t let two pounds turn into five, and then into 10 pounds.  I weigh myself every morning and I go by the way my clothes fit too to keep me in check.  Extreme? Not really if you’re serious about losing weight and maintaining your weight loss.  So, cheers to good times and more importantly finding balance with food and fitness.   Join the fit and fab revolution and don’t look back.  This is the journey of a lifetime.

Signing off,

Fit and Fab for Life

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