TIP FOR THE DAY - Not Weight....Fitness

My doctor, nurse,herbalist wife has stayed trim and fit all her life. The rest of us usually have to work at it.


Nothing happens until you make it start to happen....

At my original 205 and 5'10" my problem was not so much a weight problem as a fitness problem. I was losing muscle mass, and the lack of good, regular exercise was putting bones and joints at risk. 165 would not only be a more ideal weight for me, but it would be even more ideal, if what my frame carried around every day became "usable stuff."

A partial start is still a start! Sufficient Water + Adequate Veggies = A Good Move!
Get anchored.

Like me, you probably already know what you want

I had a goal to lose 40 pounds by the coming fall. I had already lost 5 pounds in about a month, and I had six months to go (about 6 pounds per month). The hardest part was over because I was exercising, and I was off sugar.

All the knowledge in the world doesn't do a thing. Most of the world's knowledge sits on shelves gathering dust, or ready but untapped in the computer. People who sit on their duff gather calories, and their laps move to the rear under an assumed name!

If you are planning to lose 35-40, even if that is only a start, let's do it! If you don't think life would be better getting and staying trim, give it a try anyway, you will be pleasantly surprised. If you already think it would be better, why put more weight on by putting off the first step?

On these HubPages, already available, are a series of tips for the day whose titles start with those words. They come not only from my personal experience, but from the experience of coaching others to successful weight loss coupled with increased personal fitness.

It is the fitness that is the ultimate goal. With fitness come healthy weight, reduced risks of life threatening diseases, functionality, and improved self-confidence and self-esteem. All of those are prizes worth winning.

There are five essentials to recognize in striving for lifelong. healthy weight management You will find them presented in the Hub "Five Diet Keys You Need To Know." A link is provided below, just click on the link to get started, and then go to the other link provided. Some essentials will be repeated for emphasis.

For daily encouragement and suggestions for your initial efforts, follow the other Hubs with the "Tips.... " titles.

Self-preservation is the first law of nature, so be law abiding and self-preserving.

Healthy, but not fit....

This is my "Before" photo, healthy but not fit at 205.
This is my "Before" photo, healthy but not fit at 205. | Source

Pass the time with some exercise thrown in (and much less sugar!)

Healthy and Fit 10 years later at 158 pounds.
Healthy and Fit 10 years later at 158 pounds. | Source


Copyright 2014 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.

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AliciaC 2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thanks for sharing your experience and the useful advice. I like the photos!

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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

AliciaC - I wsn't too happy with the "10 years later" photo, so I did another "Selfie" just now with a better "hint of a smile." See what you think.

BTW that two-car carport has been changed to a store and classroom for Manolie to teach and help customers with well-being coaching in cases where they were having trouble making progress toward health and happiness.

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teaches12345 2 years ago

I know that avoiding disease is one reason I work out. Thanks for the motivating speech today.

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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

teaches1234 - Could it be that writing is just controlled speech? Thanks again for the read.

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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

It's important to take care of your own temple, no question!

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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - I'm trying to do so. If I succeed, who knows, I could live to be 92+ like my dad, or 105+ like my mother! The tire isn't threadbare, yet.

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