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Lose weight or "Shape Up" sounds like you are being ordered to follow a strict regimen and in some ways, it is exactly that. Sometimes it is hard to face up to the fact that constantly moaning about your weight is not going to get you anywhere, except maybe to annoy others. Harsh words you may think, but let's face it you got yourself into this and only your hard work and dedication can get you back on top. Let's discuss losing body fat.

I hear so often people talking about "genetics" and "hormones" being responsible for weight gain. Firstly the genetics excuse in 95% of cases is simply an uneducated excuse and secondly, Yes hormones can influence weight gain but taking control of yourself mentally, and physically will ultimately combined with proper nutrition get you back into shape.

I am always amazed to see colleagues taking "fat burners" and then going to the vending machine to buy crisps or ordering take outs. Please don't get me wrong here, I am not judging anyone nor am I forcing my opinions on anyone but If you're constantly whining about your body or your weight then Grow Up and do something about it. So in other words "Shape up or shut up"!

Nobody said it is going to be easy, but it is not that hard either. The key here is making a decision and sticking to your decision. Like anything we are trying to form a good routine that will inevitably become a habit and a "lifestyle". In the beginning it is tough but as the days go by it gets easier to the point where you look forward to the food, exercise and or anything else that goes with it.

I also hear a lot of excuses like I don't have the time or it is expensive to eat properly or train at the gym. Time is a real issue for a lot of people but when you sit down and analyse this there is always time and if you are serious then you will make time. Although training in a gym is preferable is in not crucial. If you want to "get into shape" then we will tackle it step by step and day by day

All that is required is a well balanced meal plan and a solid training schedule. Combined these will assist with the transformation you are after and soon you will be in shape having lost unwanted body fat. Take a few pictures, get weighed, and take measurements as we are going to review these regularly to map our progress.I hope that this article has given you something to think about because all I am hoping for is for you to be the best you can be!


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Good article. It does pay to talk about these things. People rarely change their life style, and if they do, they are always refreshed by a new point of view. Thanks a lot for the follow!

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  about 9 years ago
  

Hi Lillian, Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to read my article and of course for your valued input, you are so right and it is so much easier than people make it out to be. I wish we could reach more people and "educate them" LOL . Chris

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  about 9 years ago
Kali Webb  

I once had an employee who started taking some kind of magic pill that was supposed to melt off the pounds. He came to work with a 64 oz Hot Chocolate kind of drink, a 2 litre bottle of Mountain Dew, and a huge bag of chips. That was his entire diet and he was bragging about how he was going to lose weight without doing any exercise whatsoever. He was the only one surprised when he was jittery, couldn't keep his mind on his work (it made him relatively worthless at the job) and he ... wait for it .. gained weight. I am a minimalist myself. I believe the only way to be successful at anything is to change your lifestyle. I had gained weight over the years and I made every attempt to do some exercise but life kept getting in the way. I started walking very short distances (I couldn't be more than 5 minutes away from the house), so I walked in short circles. I lost almost 75 pounds doing that. Now I hike 6 miles a day, and bicycle another 16 to 24 miles. This is in my schedule and is part of my life - it is what I do. I eat like a teen-ager again (which is pretty fun) and I maintain my weight and feel great. Small steps, right?

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  about 9 years ago
  

Hi Kali, Thanks for taking the time to read my article and writing your comments. "If it is too easy then it is not going to last" - this is true to almost everything in life. As you pointed out, it is all about creating the right "lifestyle" Take Care, Chris

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  about 9 years ago
Sherry B.  

Great article. I really enjoyed reading it and I do agree with you about those people we all know who complain and complain about their weight and then go and eat a candy bar or drink a soda two minutes later, lol. Which that in itself wouldn't be bad, but watching them do this every day is just ridiculous! Do they just enjoy complaining about their weight I wonder?

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  about 9 years ago
  

Hi Sherry Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to give me feedback. Like most things in life staying in shape begins with a decision and if you have an ounce of willpower great things can be achieved. Take care, Chris

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  about 9 years ago
  

Hi Kymee Thanks for the kind words Chris

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  about 9 years ago
Kymee  

Awesome short and sweet and to the point. loved it thanks God bless Kymee

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  about 9 years ago
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