DON’T GIVE UP WHAT YOU TRULY WANT FOR WHAT YOU WANT RIGHT NOW. PAIN IN THIS LIFE IS A GUARANTEE. THE GOOD NEWS IS YOU GET TO CHOOSE THE PAIN. THE PAIN OF SAME OR THE PAIN OF CHANGE. THE PAIN OF WORKING OUT OR THE PAIN OF REGRET. THE PAIN OF NOT EATING WHAT YOU WANT WHEN YOU WANT, OR THE PAIN OF THE CONSEQUENCES IF YOU DO. WHICH PAIN WILL YOU CHOOSE?
Blame it on my thirst for knowledge, but I feel like I’ve come across some solid items in the last few years that are often used for business and yet parallel perfectly with your lifestyle choices!
For example, I’m sure many of you have heard of the Pareto Principle, also known as the “80/20 Rule.” If not, the rule simply states that 80 percent of your progress comes from 20 percent of your effort.
How many times have you started a healthier lifestyle – tried dieting and exercising just to find yourself back to where you started, or worse yet, in worse condition??
You’ve starved yourself, exercised until you cannot move then found yourself half way through a bag of chips to make you feel better, only to loath yourself for doing it. You’ve gone to the gym religiously for two weeks and eaten nothing but salads to have only lost two pounds – or to your dismay, actually gained weight!! UGH!!!
Hormone is a word that’s often thrown around when talking about a pregnant woman or a moody teenager. You’re probably wondering what hormones have to do with fitness. Without going back to biology class, a hormone is simply a chemical messenger in the body. If a hormone is off balance (when you have too much or too little of one) it can affect reproduction, your mood, and everything in between. According to Dr. Sara Gottfried MD, New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure, “Being overweight often has nothing to do with calories or exercise. For a huge number of us, the problem is instead about misfiring hormones.”
Diet and exercise. While these are often paired together, which is more important? Are both necessary?
Recent studies have shown that energy restriction through diet results in similar weight loss to diet plus exercise, while exercise alone results in lesser weight loss (1, 2). For many people skimming over these results in their doctor’s office magazine, dieting might seem like the path to take. But they’re only seeing half the story.