The season for change

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Can you believe August is coming to an end?  I have no idea where the summer went, but, I think, I might have missed it!  I’ve noticed the days are getting shorter, the nights, cooler, and before you know it, Jack Frost will be knocking at the window pane.

So, now that the summer vacations are winding down, the kids are back in school, Fall gives us a time to transition into gearing up for….dare I say it??  CHRISTMAS!!  Do you find it a little unnerving to go into the stores where they are putting up Halloween decorations AND Christmas decorations at the same time?  Anyway, I’m getting off on a whole other subject!

Today, I want to check in with you and see if anyone out there reached their goal of losing weight, buying healthier foods, or have made a change for the better in their life.  Since I started this blog 6 months ago, I have lost 15 pounds!!  Most of the weight loss was due to more exercise as in walking and weight lifting.  I must admit, I can’t give up my sweets, but, I have cut down on what I was eating.

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As you know, most of my blogs have been about eating healthy and exercise.  I can not stress enough the power of exercise!  You don’t have to go to a gym or hire a trainer.   No matter what your age, get up and WALK.  If you haven’t exercised in a while, just try to walk around the block or even to the corner of the street and back.  Do this for a few days, then push yourself to go just a little farther.  Work your way up to a mile a day.

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If you have access to a swimming pool, that’s even better!  You don’t have to know how to swim, just get in and walk a few laps in waist deep water.  Remember how much fun you had as a kid, playing and splashing in the pool??  I bet you’ll be amazed how time will fly!

Another great way to get some exercise is Yoga.  If you are greatly overweight, you can check out my pins on Pinterest, look for, the lunch lady!!  The key is to start small.  You can’t expect to lose 25 pounds in 2 weeks or go down 3 dress sizes in a month.   Keep going one day at a time!!  If you lose 2 pounds a month, that’s 24 lbs in the year!

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If summer has passed you by, Fall is a great time to get up and get out!  Enjoy the sunshine, the crisp air, the changing colors of the trees.  

Remember the holidays are coming with all the candy, cookies and goodies!  If you go through the winter putting on extra pounds, it’s just going to be that much harder to take them off next Spring!

If you would like a free, personal BMI reading that tells how much body fat you are carrying around, send me your height and weight to my email: larsonlaura74@gmail.com and I’ll get you started on your way to a better life!!

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I hope you can take advantage of this new season!  Can you imagine yourself WOWING everyone at that Christmas party??

Take care

Laura

 

 

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2 Replies to “The season for change”

    1. Thanks Ann, yep, at our age, I guess it’s time to quit eating like a college student and realize a healthy body is a good thing! 🙂

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