Today, three days after Christmas, I find myself reflecting on what has happened in 2015 and considering changes I would like to see in 2016.
Here is a simple principle guaranteed to help turn your 2015 ideas into action, and your resolutions and dreams into reality.
Steve Anderson Ken Davis Cliff Ravenscraft
On the 16th of May I competed in my sixth triathlon. It was one of the toughest I have done.
This year I ran with two friends who deeply inspired me.
There is something about confronting physical challenges that brings to the surface lessons that serve us well in every day life.
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The holidays are over. For many people, me included, our best efforts to stay fit and healthy were sabotaged when the spread on the table became the spread on our middle.
Fear not! Here are some actions you can take today to get back on track and regain control.
One of the principles that has allowed me to enjoy the benefits of losing 47 lbs came from my wife’s Weight Watchers group. They ask their participants to write down every thing they eat BEFORE they put it in their mouth. “Write it before you bite it” is the motto. It is amazing how much we eat without even thinking. Try to remember what you ate yesterday. I guarantee that unless you wrote it down, your estimate will be way less than you actually ate. When we “write it before we bite it” it allows us to make a judgment call on both the consequences and the benefits of what we are about to consume.
That got me thinking.
Recently, I became aware of an unhealthy habit that was undermining my efforts to eat right, stay fit and enjoy a healthy life. Like the invisible fish and birds in a recent post, the habit was hidden until caring friends helped point it out.
Unhooking from this one habit has made a huge impact on my weight loss efforts and fitness goals. Here’s the one habit that was impeding my efforts to stay healthy and live fully alive, and here’s what I did to unhook from it.