For as long as I can remember, I've had this love/hate relationship with food. I've been on every diet known to man and some that haven't even been discovered yet. I'm impatient in almost everything I do and that's a really annoying trait to have when you're trying to lose weight. And yes I know I didn't gain it overnight but I want to lose it yesterday.
So this has been the hardest part for me to get; trusting the process and allowing my body to do what it's supposed too. I am so focused on seeing immediate results that I don't look past the short term. But when it comes to your health it's not about the right now but the long term.
And to ensure that I have the right tools, I have assembled a team of experts. You can learn about them and my journey to understanding my relationship with food at http://millionpoundchallenge.blogspot.com. They give weekly updates on fitness and nutrition then I throw in my two cents.
Here are this weeks contributions:
Personal trainer Kevin King asks the question, "What are your workout goals? In other words, how much time can you realistically devote to a workout program? The most important element in answering this question is to be brutally honest. We want everything. A beautiful and healthy body, a satisfying love life, a fulfilling career, loyal friends etc. Be patient, you can't have everything all at once. You want a great body and you want it now. Make realistic goal, unrealistic goals set you up for failure. Your ultimate vision for fitness and wellness must be a lifelong process. Working out does not have to be dreadful; it can become a natural part of you day. You and your body are together for life."
According to nutritionist "Michael Michaelangelo" Bance, "burning body fat through exercise can be accomplished in various ways. However, the best way to is to first start with your nutrition. Individuals who take at least 500 of milligrams of Vitamin C actually burn 39 percent more fat during exercise? You can derive vitamin C from foods such as Oranges, Apricots, Strawberries, Melons and Tomatoes. Avoid training with low levels of Vitamin C, because this impedes your body's ability to use fat as energy. The best way to boost your Vitamin C intake is through supplements such as Buffered C 500."
Michael Bance can be contacted through his website at www.stallionapplefarm.com and Kevin King can be reached at http://www.myspace.com/greatbodyking. He offers free consultation for your first visit.
So with Michael and Kevin, things are slowly sinking in. I'm stubborn and hard-headed but if you continue to do what you've always done then you'll get what you've always gotten. I'm starting to understand the "process" and appreciate the journey. I'm at the beginning but I am prepared for the long haul. How about you?