HEALTH: To Know and Not To Do

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By Monique Bartlett
July 31st, 2013 Edition

When losing weight, most people know what to do. The problem is they don’t follow through. The fact is, to know and not to do is not to know. I’m not sure who coined that phrase but it’s a fact! Everyone knows they need to eat right and exercise in order to lose weight yet, they still put too much food on the plate. There’s too much salt, fat and sugar in the food they buy. There is a lack of fresh fruits and vegetables and way too much processed food.

When it comes to exercising, it’s either non existent or it’s not done often enough. There is a lack of intensity or the fear of pushing the body too far. There’s the lack of knowledge about what to do to get the type of body that is desired and the lack of motivation because there is fear of failure before even beginning. So what is the right course of action or the first step on the road to reaching your ideal weight?

Get a coach or a trainer who can guide you in the beginning stages. Someone who not only challenges you physically, but mentally as well and you will be accountable to them whether the results are good or bad. You should already know that there will be triumphs but there may also be setbacks and you need to be prepared for that. You can’t give up just because you gained weight one week instead of losing it. Realize that this is a journey that is meant to be had with curves and bumps along the way. Once you realize that and embrace it, you will give yourself permission to enjoy and learn from every lesson that you experience on your weight loss journey.

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