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  • It is said that –

    Depression is the inability to construct a future.

    -Rollo May

    art 1If so – it’s no wonder a lot of you are increasingly depressed with your struggle to lose weight.

    And, is it any wonder that you feel helpless when your health, fitness and mortality are at stake?

    There’s almost nothing I hate more than seeing people needlessly, endlessly struggle with their weight . . .

    Drifting from one diet to the next – all in hopes that this time will be the last time. This time it’ll be different. This time it’ll be just the “magic bullet” that you’re looking for – and to think you’re gonna lose it and keep it all off without daily cardio is crazy, so get that thought outta your head right now.

    A good diet and daily cardio go hand in hand to get all your unhealthy, unwanted weight off and keep it off – once and for all. Period.

    And if you don’t believe me, take a recent Saturday night, for instance: I met a few Fab friends for dinner at Chicago’s Navy Pier.

    When my gal pals showed up, I was aghast to see one of them had regained all the weight she’d previously lost – plus packed on even more.

    I could tell she was embarrassed having me see her that way because of how she acted and the guilty, self-conscious looks she shot me.

    And at the same time, I was trying to hide my sadness and disappointment at seeing her in that condition, too. She had come to far in her weight loss and wellness journey to let it all pile back on – because of carby foods and the excuse that she’s too busy to squeeze in her daily cardio, and her husband loves her just the way she is – and so why bother?

    Well, for one, obesity is a critical health issue that can and will kill you, and secondly, she just had serious knee surgery because of her weight and she needs to lighten the load, but she’s in denial about that, too.

    Nonetheless, we ate like we were gonna be shot at sunrise, me included – the one who knows better. The one who needs to set a good example for others whenever she’s with them. Ahem . . .

    But after all, it was Saturday night, we each reasoned. We’re here to EAT and bond over food!

    Saturday night supper is special diet dispensation no matter how you look at it, right?

    Wrong. That privilege only applies after you’ve lost all your weight . . . not while you’re trying to re-Commit To Get Fit – not while you’re on your way back down the scale – yet again.

    You know better than anyone else when you need a plan. You know when you have to absolutely put your foot down and do something about your out-of-control weight and wellness right this second, because if you don’t, you’ll never be able to lose your unhealthy, unwanted weight ever – unless you construct a plan.

    If depression really is the inability to construct a future, I’d get busy constructing if I were you – create your new health and fitness plan that you can live with day after day – forever.

    There are lots of other things in life to be depressed about other than something you have total control of – like your weight, health, fitness and your life . . .

    * As with any new diet and fitness plan, be sure to check with your physician before you begin. 

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    Laura Dion-Jones is a Pro-Health Activist, Certified Corporate Wellness Coach, Certified Wellness Coach, Radio Show Host, motivational & lifestyle writer & speaker. To learn more about Laura Dion-Jones, her products, services, and blog posts, visit her at www.commit-fit.com