I read an article in Chatelaine magazine this month that made me realize how much we take advantage of old habits and get frustrated with how hard it is to lose weight.
I just finished reading an article in Chatelaine magazine. I believe this is a Canadian only magazine. On the front cover was Jan Arden. She is a Canadian folk signer that I love. The headline is "I'm 50 pounds lighter and louder than ever". In the article she talks about how she changed her lifestyle. She has been continuously on the road in 2006 travelling with Michael Bubble. She talks about how being "on the road" is a lifestyle challenge and after every show she would be at the bar chatting with the band drinking beer etc. Now after every show she heads back to the hotel and exercises. This made me think about how we do things in our lives out of habit, and if we just change the pattern a little bit we can make drastic improvements to our life (lose weight). What thing or things do you do everyday that are just habit that you will be able to change for a walk, trip do the gym or something that is going to benefit the body to lose weight. My life over the last 5 months has really gotten out of control trying to get my websites functioning and trying to finish writing a book. As a result my exercise routine has suffered. I spent much of the New Years holiday doing a pattern interrupt and exercising when the habit said not too. I feel better and more productive now. I thought this would be a really great thing to document on this Blog. For the rest of the year I am going to update my progress on my Blog. We get so use to “doing” our life that we forget how easy it is to change sometimes. Jan Arden decided that rather then go for a beer with the boys after a concert she would go to the gym instead. We need to look for opportunities to supplement a not so productive habit with something that is a benefit to the body. Sit down right now and write down on a piece of paper where you could replace some habit with exercise. This one thing will assure you of losing the weight you want. Here is to a prosperous 2007