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#214: A Weight Loss Journey of Three

Friday, January 29, 2010

A young boy asked a lumberjack which stroke of the ax was the most important one that felled the large tree.

"All of them," the wise woodsman replied. "Without the first strike, the last one would not be possible.

Exactly like our journeys of weight loss, isn't it? How can we say which healthy meal allowed us to meet our goal? Or which exercise?

We can't. For without the first step, the first healthy meal, the first exercise, the last ones would not be as effective.

But what is true is that without the decision to take that first step, eat that first healthy meal, undergo that first exercise, without all of that, nothing else will occur. Our lives will remain unchanged.

Just as the mighty lumberjack needs to decide which tree to work on, we each need to decide what we need to work on. For some of us it's eating and exercise, for others perhaps adding weightlifting and cardio. But what is in common is that we must take the first step.

Our weight loss journey begins with the first step we take. We will hit detours and roadblocks but we must overcome, adapt and, if necessary, change tactics in order to be successful.

But we can do it. Just think: three healthy meals a day for just more than 333 days and add in three strong workout sessions a week and in less than a year we will be able to see dramatic changes in our bodies and in our minds.

By adopting this rule of three, we will become stronger, more knowledgeable and mentally tougher. And we will change, for the better.

Three meals a day, three workouts a week, for 333 days -- can we commit to this, one meal, one exercise, one positive day at a time?
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  • no profile photo CD5002230
    I'm swinging my ax, not like a madman, but with steady, consistent strokes! I will meet my goals, in Jesus' Name.
    4048 days ago
  • PATTYCAKE49
    Thanks for sharing and breaking down the three little rules.
    4049 days ago
  • SPARKLOVE
    Every little step adds up! emoticon
    4049 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    Yes, when broken down, it makes it so easy and attainable. Thanks for the reminder, Lou.
    Gaye
    4049 days ago
  • LINDA25427
    Sounds like a winner to me working on 8 lbs for the pound for pound challenge for the biggest loser.Hope you have a great week God bless. emoticon emoticon
    4049 days ago
  • no profile photo CD5411411
    I can do this! This breaks it down to smaller goals which will add up to a great accomplishment. Consistency is where it's at. Thanks for sharing.
    4049 days ago
  • YATMAMA
    I really like this. Thank you.
    4049 days ago
  • JANNIEWANNIE
    Very good suggestions. Just call me "2 out of 3 ain't bad." I am committed to everything but the exercise sessions. I do track my steps with a pedometer. When I grow up a little more, I hope to be willing to exercise regularly. Thank you for sharing your insights. Pleasant dreams and hugs from J
    4049 days ago
  • ANDRAXIA
    Good idea! I fall into the habit of going to the gym more than I should for weeks tehn taking a week or two off. Regardless of how much I like the gym, it's still hard going back. Having the fitness page to log my workouts on really helps.
    4049 days ago
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