Friday, December 30, 2011

Day 79- Live as a "healthy" person

Thoughts from 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle

Spangle encourages the reader to think healthy instead of thin. Again, it is about subtle changes in your words that will make the biggest impact and they have to match hour lifestyle. I don't like the word diet so I have always used the word "healthy" when referring to the changes that I am making in my life. Here are more that Spangle suggest and I really like them since they go with my overall long term goals and when I writing my 2012 goals I will incorporate them into it-
Fit, active, balanced,and strong.
Other things that I like about this section is that Spangle points out that the new wording will sustain since is it about a healthy lifestyle rather than just sticking to a diet plan. She encourages to use these phrases when talking to children about health- healthy food choices, better nutrition, and being physically fit. This is so important since all my parents talk to me about is how fat I was getting and how come I could not be thin like my cousins. They did not have the background and understanding that I have now. So instead I will say-
"We want to eat in ways that will make us healthier." and "Let's take a walk to improve how fit and strong we are."
So in 2012-
Be fit!
Be active!
Be balanced!
Be strong!
Working from the inside out,


Mer and Mo said...

Sometimes I think that not only is it words that help our attitude, but the clothes that we wear. When I put on a pair of pants too big versus one that fits just right my attitude can change.

I am ending my year with good fitting jeans, being more active, doing my best to keep everything in my life balanced (no holiday drama was nice) and therefore I will be strong will all of that in place!!!

Thanks for a GREAT 2011 - looking forward to making our Two Thousand and Twelve just Swell!!!

MOtivated MO

E. Jane said...

Ditto to everything you said. My best to you in 2012, and I look forward to checking in on your blog regularly! Happy New Year!

Jenn Barley said...

I love Linda Spangle -- and the reframe from healthy instead of thin -- seems to be more life emcompassing. More holistic. I like it.

Maren said...

I am looking forward to getting to know you guys better in 2012! :D