We have to burn more calories than we take in to lose weight.
- This has been drilled in our heads for most of our lives.
- Many of us view exercise as something we have to do if we want to get thinner or stay in shape.
- We really don’t like it -and that doesn’t matter.
Or does it?
You may be surprised by what you hear on this video – and shocked at how much sense it makes!
Were you surprised by what you heard?
- Your body is your best friend.
- Losing weight just got a whole lot more enjoyable!
If you know a woman who wants to lose weight or get in better shape, please share this post with her!
Do you have a food that calls to you with a seductive voice?
- Come eat me!
- You know that you want me!
For me, the challenge can be chocolate – especially when it’s NOT the really good dark stuff!
- When I eat cheaper chocolate, it triggers my cravings.
- I keep thinking about it.
- How one more piece would just hit the spot.
Thankfully I found a way to support my body into easing up on (and eventually forgetting) the food that whispers taunts in my ears.
This video explains my solution – and may help you too!
Easier than you expected, eh?
- It’s a super simple solution.
- PLUS: No more beating yourself up about lack of willpower!
If you know a woman who struggles with cravings, please share this post with her to help take her out of pain!
It’s finally spring - and time to celebrate the sun!
- Especially after almost 100 inches of snow in Ann Arbor this winter!
- (Twice our normal amount.)
For the last few years, I’ve been working on getting more fit.
- At one point I was down 80#s.
- Two deaths in less than six months sent me into massive grief.
- Frankly, I ate my way through a lot of it – and gained some grief weight.
The cool thing is I finally realized it’s just life.
- There are ups and downs.
- Being down passes more quickly while exercising.
- But even if you stop, you can start moving again to reclaim your life.
I decided others needed to hear this message.
- Launched The Delicious Life Show – a weekly podcast show.
- Goal to help women have a delicious life – no matter what the scale said this morning.
- Interviewed a lot of fascinating guests and now (in less than ten months) have listeners in 51 countries!
Women need to hear another message about having a delicious life…
- Every woman needs to be fit so she can enjoy her Delicious Life – no matter what she weighs.
- But dieting and excessive exercising is a temporary fix.
- And often gives self-esteem a huge beating!
To help women get beyond short-term weight loss, I created The Deliciously Fit Club!
- It’s a non-diet approach to being more fit no matter what you weigh.
- As women embrace the Deliciously Fit approach, weight seems to melt away.
- It’s very cool.
Here’s a short video that explains how this approach helps you get beyond the three biggest challenges to being more fit.
I didn’t enjoy a lot of the last two years; however am grateful for the insights that are helping to impact a world of women!
If you know a woman who is frustrated by her weight, please let her know about the Delicious Life Show or The Deliciously Fit Club.
Life is meant to be Delicious!
- It should be easy to say.
- And sometimes it feels so hard to do.
- Like now.
For the last two years my life was consuming me – and I always didn’t know it.
- My long time readers may have noticed I wasn’t blogging as often.
- And then I didn’t blog at all.
- I had lost my voice in the stress of life.
It started with my Dad.
- His Alzheimer’s continued to advance and he had to move into assisted living.
- Last September we had to add hospice care.
- Dad passed on February 20, 2013.
I am a daddy’s girl and took Dad’s passing really hard.
As I worked through my grief, my baby’s heart started breaking.
- Raindrop, my first furry child who ever called me Mom, developed congestive heart failure.
- The last two months were brutal and we had to finally say goodbye on June 27, 2013.
- And so another grief cycle to work through.
The total numbness is finally gone – but how do I say “Hello” again?
- I sort of disappeared.
- Between us, I’m feeling a little shame and disappointment in myself.
- I’m struggling to find my voice.
- I’ve missed all of you.
- I’ve missed sharing my adventures with you.
- I’ve missed your friendship, insights and joy in life.
So I’m back on shaky feet.
- I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.
- I’m hoping you’ll look past my silence.
- And let us pick up again.
Mwah to all of you!
(That’s a cyber kiss hello to you!)
How do you help those who may feel lost find their way back to you?
I should know.
I’ve been slow to buy new clothes to wear around the house.
- I have nice clothes for the road – so I look good for clients.
- And clothes that fit for the gym – so Mollie can watch my form.
- But not so much for my casual wear.
I’m on a six-month, fat-burning challenge.
- The weight is peeling off me.
- I won’t wear the clothes for long.
- Does it really make a difference?
A certain friend thinks so.
- When she discovered I was wearing summer clothing that fit 50+ pounds ago.
- Threatened to turn me into one of those fashion makeover shows.
- For wearing such oversized rags!
I didn’t think it was that bad.
- So decided to do a test.
- Got a pair of jeans and a top that fit closely.
- Did a photo shoot.
Here’s my before and after:
Hmm…Maybe she has a point.
- I feel better in the smaller clothes.
- Got some swagger in my walk.
- I’m surprised I didn’t realize how bad it was!
I’m burning up the fat in my body with my six-month challenge.
- Guess it’s time to burn up the fat clothes too.
- (Or at least donate them so someone else can wear them.)
- I’m worth the investment – even for clothes I wear around the house.
A special thanks to a certain friend for the hard-to-hear wake up call!
Makes me think of chapter leaders…how do you make sure your chapter activities still fit your members and their interests?
And a new chapter in my life.
Three years ago, my cousin Sarah visited me.
- We both thought we looked good.
- Decided to play makeovers.
- We cut her hair and bought new makeup.
Exercise was not my thing back then!
- A trip to the mailbox was huge.
- I had to walk to and from the end of my driveway.
- Plus up and down three steps!
Fast forward three years…
- The makeup is off.
- The hair slicked back with sweat.
- Arms up in victory.
Today I ran a 5K for the first time in my life.
- The heat index was in the 90s.
- I fought off heat exhaustion with the help of my team.
- Ran across the finish line in a state of wonder.
Even more fun…
- Sarah flew in from Denver to run with me.
- She’s been doing her own fitness journey.
- And is looking great.
Discovering the new me is fascinating adventure – having someone to do it with is even better!
Makes me think of chapter leaders…how do you include others in your growth?
As a teen, I was well trained.
- Dad attended military school.
- He shaved before coming down every day – so I cleaned up too.
- Hair and makeup done before breakfast.
Most of my adult life, I never left my house totally undone.
- Even going to workout.
- Would put on lipstick – just in case.
- So did my workout friends.
When I was really big, I needed glamor.
- My clothes looked like tents.
- At least my hair looked nice.
- And face was finished.
Two years ago I started my fitness quest.
- I sweated like crazy.
- Wearing makeup to the gym was painful.
- And I looked dumb as it dripped down my face.
The more fit I get, the more I like me.
- So much so I put up photos of me sans makeup on the Internet.
- With red-faced sweat at full glow.
- How far I’ve come!
Still, sort of glad my Dad doesn’t surf the Internet!
Makes me think of chapter leaders…do you let others see you sweat?
I was finishing my healthy dinner when it hit.
- An urge that almost overwhelmed me.
- I wanted chocolate.
- Right then – and lots of it.
The cupboard taunted me.
- Inside it was a bag of decadent 60% dark chocolate chips.
- I could cut the corner.
- Know one would know but me.
The craving grew stronger.
- My stomach turned.
- My mind could taste the chocolate.
- Just a few steps away…
I needed to remove myself from the kitchen.
- So I did.
- The dishes could wait until later.
The voice of reason started to ask questions…
- Did I have a trigger food by accident?
- Did I want a glass of water?
- How about playing on Facebook?
I wish I could say it was easy.
- It wasn’t.
- But, today wasn’t my day for a treat this week.
- Not. Today.
I’m sad the craving raged.
- But proud I walked away.
- My travels require me to be around food.
- I need to love myself more than a few bites of junk.
Score tonight: Cynthia-1; Craving-0
Makes me think of chapter leaders…How do you stay strong on your chapter’s new path when the old ways want you back?