During our first meeting I ask each of my clients to establish goals – where would they like to be, or where do they see themselves 1, 3, and 6 months from now. In almost every single case, weight loss – as in a decrease in pounds on a scale – shows up on the list.
How do I build appropriate goals? Read more here.
As Americans, whether we like it or not, we are a society obsessed with numbers. And in the case of the numbers on the scale, many view that number as a direct correlation of self worth. So, it is any wonder that, as Americans have gotten fatter, our clothing sizes have gotten bigger while the size tags stay the same and our idea of the “ideal weight” has also gotten bigger? In fact the average American woman is 14 lbs heavier, and her ideal weight is 11 lbs heavier, than 20 years ago. Such a large percentage of our population is overweight that when we see a person at an “ideal weight” we don’t think of them as normal, we think of them as thin.
Since the start of the fitness craze in the 70s and 80s a hot debate has raged. What is a better workout? Is it the lycra-clad aerobics Jane Fonda made so popular, or is it lifting weights like Arnold on Muscle Beach? The answer…it depends.
This past Friday night I had the wonderful opportunity to take part as an expert in a Women’s Indulgence Night hosted by Hall Family Chiropractic. Inside the office your eyes are drawn to the many inspirational quotes and sayings on the walls. But, there was one in particular that caught my attention…
B > R = D
B < R = W
Wait…I thought there would be no math! Read the rest of this entry »