The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC – Eating Right Because Our Jeans Are Too Tight


I was at a baby shower a few weeks ago and I overheard a conversation between two girls.  I wasn’t eavesdropping, but when the conversation turned to weight loss, I couldn’t help but pay attention.  One girl was going to have surgery very soon to aid her in losing weight.  One thing I heard her say was, “Losing weight is so hard.”

I have thought about that sentence almost every day since I heard her say it.  Because to me?  Losing weight isn’t hard.

Don’t cuss me yet.  Think about it.  When you have the right pieces of the puzzle in place, and you do everything like you should, doesn’t the weight mostly come off?  And fairly quickly if you stick with it.

Losing weight is not hard.  What IS hard is maintaining the focus and mindset to keep on the fitness wagon.  Let’s be real here, we all get tired of not having the order of cheese fries.  Sometimes we might slip up and have those cheese fries.  And that’s okay, but we have to find a way to get back on track.

One thing that I have found that helps me stay or get back on track is having a fitness hero.  I actually have two.

My first is my amazing friend, Jessie.  When she and I first reconnected, she told me about how she was not your typical work out girl.  In fact, I think she said something like she hated to sweat.  I could be wrong, but I’m pretty sure she said that.  But when she realized that she had gained around 30 lbs, she knew it had to come off.  So, she started working out and became addicted to it.  Of course I asked her 5 million questions, and it’s because of her that I gave weight training a try which boosted my weight loss so much.

My second is Jillian Michaels.  (I know, you’re shocked, right?)  Love her or hate her, she knows her stuff.  One day I found out that she has a radio show every Sunday in Los Angeles.  I also found that I could download her show to my ipod, and once a week I became her student.  She talks about everything from fitness and nutrition to green living.

It was like I was a sponge.  By asking questions and learning everything I could about fitness and nutrition made me want to be even more healthy!  It was like I couldn’t get enough of it.  My puzzle pieces were in place and the weight came off.

If you’re having a hard time maintaining focus or even finding the focus to lose weight in the first place, then find your fitness hero.  It can be anyone.  A friend, a celebrity, an athlete, anyone that you admire because they have kicked weight loss’s ass.  Find someone that makes you want to learn more about being healthy, then become a sponge.  Learn everything you can about it, because the more you know, the more you can do!

If you slip, instead of just giving up, ask yourself, “What would my fitness hero do in this situation?”  Ask them if you can!

So, I ask you…do you have a fitness hero?  If so, then who?  If not, then find one!

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