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  • Keys to success . . .
    Research your idea, Plan for success, Expect success, and just plain do it!
    It amazes me how many people skip the last step! Practice being a “doer” and success will follow you every step of the way!

    -Alfred A. Montapert,

    Some of us live like every day is Fat Tuesday, and Boy, they don’t call it that for nothin’.

    art 3Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, which refers to the practice of the last night of eating richer, carb-ier, fatty foods before the ritual fasting (or giving up something in sacrifice like sweets or cigarettes) for the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday. And that’s this Wednesday, is it not?

    Every year at this time, I use Lent as a way to get a good grip on my sweet consumption.

    Once an addict, always an addict, I say. It’s all in how well you manage your addiction.

    Once again, I’ve decided to lighten the load a little and lose a few more pounds by my birthday June 10th, so I’m making the bold statement of giving up ALL sweets from Ash Wednesday till Easter Sunday morning. This outta do the trick. I’ve only done it twice before in my adult life – so we’ll see. Three times could be the charm for me!

    Do research your idea, then plan for success, expect success, and just plain do it! Stop skipping that last step! Practice being a “doer” and success will follow you every step of the way!

    How ‘bout you? What’re you giving up for Lent?

    * 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