Hello, Beauties! Best Exercise to Lose Weight? What is it? If I asked ten people I’d get ten different answers ranging from walking to running to CrossFit to weight lifting to Zumba. How does it feel in your body when you think about starting any one of them? Does it make you want to run the other way? Does it make you cave in and want to hide?
Good news! That’s not where I’m going with this post. One reason you procrastinate and avoid exercising is that it feels like busy work. It takes too long to see results. The exercise I’m inviting you to adopt requires courage more than muscles.
The BEST Exercise to Lose Weight?
What does that even mean? How do you “be transparent”? And why is it valuable? Let’s start the HOW. Think about the meaning of the word transparent in general. To my surprise, I found two that work for this context:
- allowing light to pass through so that objects behind can be distinctly seen
- having thoughts, feelings, or motives that are easily perceived
In the context of losing weight, you choose transparency when you are willing to take a look at yourself with curiosity instead of judgment. It requires you knowing YOU as intimately as you know your spouse, best friend, sister or child.
This is the beginning of building a partnership with your body. A good partnership thrives when there is full disclosure and fails when there are secrets. Your brain sabotages this relationship by creating drama. When you choose to be transparent, no one will die. Not even you.
Do you keep secrets from yourself?
Are there things about the way you eat, the things you eat, the volume you eat you’d rather not look at too closely? For example, if asked to keep an accurate, imperfect food journal for one week, how would you respond?
Is your body flooded with fight or flight hormones? There’s that brain screaming “Danger, Will Robinson, Danger! Why would you ever agree to something that triggers you this way? Because it allows you to gather ACCURATE data imperfectly.
Accurate and imperfect appear to be inconsistent with each other. However, the journaling I challenge you to do is not about weighing and measuring food. It IS about including the crap you’d never write on a “perfect” food journal. You don’t need to know that you ate 9.7oz of Fritos but you do need to know that you actually eat Fritos 3x a week.
A major factor in past diet failures? Making decisions based on bad information. For example, if you hate cabbage but all your friends are losing weight on the cabbage diet, do you force yourself to “learn to like” cabbage? More than once, I have coerced myself into eating something I hated in the name of a thinner body.
I invite you to believe you can successfully lose weight while NEVER eating anything you don’t enjoy and truly enjoying everything you eat. Best Exercise to Lose Weight: Be Transparent!
Are you courageous enough to say Hell YES?
What if food journaling gives you that missing piece you need to permanently lose your extra weight? If the emotion you choose is curiosity rather than judgment, you may notice patterns you could only identify by being this transparent. From personal experience, I can tell you there is such freedom in coming out of hiding.
I’d love to show you in real time how this tool works. I’ve had the habit of 100% accurate food journaling for years. I am currently sharing my food journals and my weight loss process in my private FaceBook group. I’d love to have you join the bigger conversation that is happening there.
You are so ready for this work. Every time you’ve ever lost, gained, lost again, given up, lost focus, restarted has perfectly positioned you for this leg of the journey. I am so looking forward to meeting you.
Love you my Voluptuous Beauties!
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