My brother (click the link to follow him on Twitter)
Has now lost 270 Pounds
And here he is now
He sent out this email today
And it really made me stop and think
About the importance
7 Days can make in our lives
So I’d like to share it with you
Good morning !!
Halloween – gone
Thanksgiving … Checked off
So… Now what ?
This can be the time of year
Where we sometimes say to ourselves
I didn’t do that well
Ate too much
Ate the wrong thing
Didn’t get my Victory exercise in every day
New Years is coming in a few days
I’ll get back in the groove then
I can weigh then
Well… I was “surprised” to find out that there are
Not just one or two
Between Christmas and New Years
A person can do a lot in 7 days
Or not so good
There’s now 3 days left
What will You do to move into action ?
What will I do ?
I challenge you to take action today
Too cold ???
Can you do 30 Seconds ?
Or ADD 30 Seconds TODAY?!!
YOUR Freedom awaits – Seize it : )
This email really made me stop and think
I had never realized before
The fact that there are seven whole days
To really do serious damage
If we go off the rails during the holidays
Now here’s reality
I don’t need seven days to do damage
Give me seven MINUTES
And I can get the job done!
It often takes just one bite of the wrong food
To throw me into the hole
But SEVEN DAYS??
Imagine how far off track I could go
If I had seven days?
But what if I was already off track right now?
What if I was reading this
But I had just spent the past 4 days
Eating whatever I wanted
Ingesting a lot of sugar
Not working out
Then I’d be thinking to myself…..
It’s already too late
The damage is already done
I might as well just keep eating
I might as well just keep indulging
I’ve already done it now
So what’s the point?
So here’s the point
Four days of damage
Is not SEVEN days of damage
And when your head tells you that
4 equals 7
That 3 more days of damage
Is not going to make any difference
That it’s already too late
Then it’s time you hit the eject button
And tell those thoughts
To take a hike!
Because your head is telling you lies!
There are three more days
To turn it around
And it doesn’t even take
3 days to make a difference
It only takes 30 seconds
So if you are already off the rails
And you’re not so sure
That you can stop the runaway train
If you aren’t convinced yet
That you should try to get back on track
Then just do this one thing
30 seconds of walking
If you can do 10 minutes
Then do 10 minutes
If you can do 20 minutes
Then do 20
Just do what you can do
And then see how you feel
You may have sugar flowing through your veins right now
You may have your grandmother’s banana nut bread
Floating through your mind
And invading your dreams
So don’t get overwhelmed
Don’t try to change the world in one day
Just commit to that one thing
30 seconds of exercise
Or whatever level you can do
For the next 3 days
Even if that is all you do
It will still make a difference
It will help flip the switch in your head
It will keep you stronger mentally
So just try it and see what happens
So many will say at this time of year
That the most important thing for you to do
Is to enjoy the holidays
And not worry about your food plan
Or your exercise
But did it ever occur to you
That the people who are saying those things
Don’t have the same problem
As many of us!
They don’t have any problem getting back on track
So of course they say that!
Of course they say indulge!
Because they know they can handle it
They know they won’t spend the next month
In a box of donuts
So to them…eat, drink and be merry!
But seven days in my world
Could mean a 10 pound gain
That is how efficient I am
At packing on the pounds
That is how insane I get
Once I let the flood gates open
If you are like me
And a little indulgence
Leads to destruction
Then the holidays may have
Thrown a wrench in your plans
LET’S THROW IT BACK!
Take the challenge
And commit to some form of exercise
No matter how small
For the next 3 days
Even if it’s just for 30 seconds
Believe it or not
That small step
That one choice
In the midst of the storm
Could be the very thing
That flips the switch
And puts the train
Back on its tracks
Will you take the challenge?
Will you make the next 3 days
Count for victory?
If you decide to take on the challenge
Put a link to this post on your blog
And then blog about it!
Tell us how you threw a wrench in things
And turned it into victory!
I don’t care if you walked in place for 30 seconds
So whether you went to the gym and lifted weights
Rocked it out at Crossfit, Curves or Planet Fitness
Walked across the room and back for 30 seconds
Whatever it was
Snap a pic of it
And link back here
Then email me at email@example.com
Or message me via the 300 Pounds Down Facebook Page
With the link to your blog post
And I will post your links here on the blog next week
While you’re at the 300 Pounds Down Facebook page
Look for the post where everyone is leaving links
To their weight loss/fitness/health blogs
The more motivation and inspiration we all have
If you don’t blog
Then tell us what you’ve done
To throw a wrench in it
In the comment section
Because we want to know!
I know we can do this!
We can turn
7 days of potential damage
So if the holidays have thrown a wrench
In your plans
Throw it back!!
Fight on my warrior friends!!