One Size Does Not Fit All
By Meggan Larson
Let’s talk about the elephant in the room, shall we? It’s a four-letter word for a lot of people (or at least it usually emits one from their lips), but it’s important. Some people will tell you that it’s the only way to lose weight. I personally disagree but I do think it’s needed in some form or other. Okay, what in the world am I talking about?
I’m talking about…
Look y’all, I’m not a huge fan. Forcing myself to move, working up a sweat, getting all disgusting and needing to shower immediately are not in my top ten list of things I want to do in a day. For years I thought the only way to effectively lose weight was to commit to an intense workout program that made me sweat buckets over an hour to an hour and a half… period… several times per week. Do you know what results I got? I GAINED weight! I was so dedicated that I even brought my workout DVDs to another country so that I wouldn’t miss a day even on vacation and I gained 5lbs over that 90 day period. Are you kidding me?
I have a friend who has seen amazing results with the same program. She lost 161lbs in a year and has successfully kept it off by working out hard 6 days a week. She’s focused, she’s dedicated, and I am not her. It’s not going to happen and frankly, my body considers that kind of intense workout to be stressful which is evident in the weight gain instead of weight loss.
All that being said, I do still think that exercise is important. It’s not as simple as one size fits all or you needing to workout 6 days every single week until you die. I have another friend who walks regularly and jumps on her mini-trampoline and looks AMAZING! Jumping on a trampoline is fun! To me anyway. Maybe it’s not for you and if that’s the case then what IS fun for you? Maybe it’s joining an organized sport like volleyball and playing on a team. Maybe it’s getting a rowing machine or going to the gym regularly. You don’t have to conform to what some “coach” is telling you will be the only way you’ll ever lose the weight.
Exercise is important but it doesn’t have to look like following a boring workout DVD that you hate every minute of. Are you going to stick with that long term? No. No, you’re not. Find something you WILL stick with, something that you WILL enjoy, and do that!
If weight loss is your top goal for 2020 then it’s time you checked out the video mini-series-“Release the Weight from the Inside Out”
I am serious when I say that if you’re tired of going back and forth each year and not getting any closer to your goal weight then this is the answer you’ve been praying for. Why not start out the new year doing something you’ve never done so that you can achieve results you’ve always wanted? Click the link to join the Facebook Pop-Up group!
I’ll see you in there friend!
~ Meggan 🙂
P.S. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!