Thursday, February 21, 2008

Stop Living Like a Lazy Slug

A refined Southern lady, my mother used to whisper a familiar reminder over the top of her fan during the heat of Louisiana summers, "Honey, we don't sweat; we glisten."

Dr. Phil isn't quite so genteel when he tackles the statistic that
66 percent of all Americans do not exercise. Unfortunately,
flopping a fan back and forth doesn't count as exercise.

*Failure to put exercise at the top of your priority list, or leaving it off the list altogether, is a deal breaker, because you are cheating yourself not only out of a way to shed unnecessary pounds, but also a way to stabilize a normal weight and stay healthy for a lifetime.

*Your mission is to overcome the inertia you now have and replace it with the forward momentum and direction you want.

* To really get your weight under control, you must stop living like
a lazy slug.

* Either you get this or your don't.

Sooo, this morning I popped out $25 to hire a personal trainer to set me up on a strength-building program. Toward the end of each set of 20 reps, I had to visualize a clear blue sky, sparkling turqoise water, clean white sand and palm trees blowing in the salt breeze.

I sweat. I hurt. But I did it. And I'll do it again. I am not a lazy slug. Not anymore.

Tips from:
The Ultimate Weight Solution: The 7 Keys to Weight Loss Freedom


Felicia said...

WOO HOO congrats on not being a "lazy slug" anymore. YOU ARE SO DOING IT! Keep up the great work!

Have a SUPER day!

Hanlie said...

I couldn't agree more! I have to wait until Day 60 of my Juice Feast before I can start weight training, and I'm counting the days. Fortunately I don't have to fork out for a personal trainer, because my gym membership is coming up for renewal and as a benefit I get a free session. This time round I know exactly what I want to learn and add to my normal routine.

Way to go!

HappyBlogChick said...

Good for you! No my lazy slug-ness! Congrats on taking such a huge step towards good health.

I love strength training. You'll be amazed at the re-shaping your body does.

Katschi said...

You feel so good afterwards, too!
I don't know why it's so hard to get started knowing this.
Good for you for getting up off the couch!
I haven't weight trained in a while but I just love the powerful feeling I get.

Steph said...

You go girl - you ARE NOT a lazy slug!! Congrats on the trainer and on busting out the reps needed to make a difference!

Keep up the great work!

Simone said...


Since Sunday I have not purposefully done aerobic exercise.
I have chose to walk instead riding to some place.
But I went last night thinking I missing vigorous exercise.
Now Here I am making commnets when I should exercising (hehehehehehe)

Scale Junkie said...

YAY I'm so proud of you!!

Bev said...

Good job! ; ) You might be sore the first 2 weeks of weight training but your body will adjust!

Have a great Friday!

Nicole said...

Good job! WELL done!! That's fantastic that you've done this for yourself. :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your email was so sweet! What a nice thing to wake up to.

Ready Maid said...

Wow! What an outpouring of support from my fellow HYC-ers!Thanks to each of you for the encouraging words. I'll keep you posted on my progress.