Monday, October 5, 2009

Put up a fight this time!!

The last 3 months of the year are the toughest because we've got some pretty big celebrations planned. We've got Halloween with all its candy that seems to be tempting us at every corner, desk and household. Thanksgiving shows up about 3 weeks later and Christmas is here.

Even worse, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas we are constantly going to parties or various functions to celebrate the end of the year. I am sure you know and see all the temptations that are put in front of us during that time. No wonder the average weight gain is about 3.5 pounds between Thanksgiving and the end of the year.

But lets be honest, we can have control. We can exercise discipline. We have a choice: Which person are you going to feed?

Pardon the pun, but you can feed the person inside of you that will cave in to any temptation and is constantly saying, "I'll start on Monday" or you can feed the person inside that says, "I have a goal and I am sticking to my plan." The mindset you feed is the one that grows. If you are constantly caving in, it will only get easier and easier to cave to temptation.

So as I talked about this morning in class, if we have a goal we are aiming for we must not only know how to get there, but also how much fuel to bring along. The way to do this with our body is to either directly measure our caloric requirements or to estimate our caloric needs. The place I want you all to go to get an estimate of your calorie needs is is a great place to find out how many calories you need (go to "Tools" and click on "Burn-meter") but also a place to hold yourself accountable. Start this week!! Heck you can even setup the program to work with your cell-phone so you don't have to be near a computer to track your eating habits.

If you have any questions about it, please send me an email and I will do my best to help you out in getting things set up!!

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