things you can start today

instead of getting healthy or losing weight

  • have kids
  • join a book club
  • start a new series on netflix
  • mommy and me
  • help with cub scouts
  • buy an iPad
  • volunteer at the shelter
  • video game tournament
  • rest up
  • join a bible study
  • start HCG a too good to be true diet
  • work more
  • jogging
  • get a degree
  • etc.

This is not a list of bad things. In fact, many of them are good things, but the bottom line is that if you make a choice to do one of these things instead of getting yourself healthy, you’re actively choosing not to get healthy.

My goal is not to get you to choose one or the other, but to consider that:

A, you’re making a choice

B, you don’t always have to choose

Why are you making this a ‘one or the other’ sort of thing?


I’ve got too much going on

What? You can’t add one more thing to your plate? I hear you. So take something else off, and make room for your health and this other activity. I just dropped serially watching episodes of The Office each night. Now, it’s one per night, no matter how good the last one was.

Find time for the things that matter. You’ve all heard the story about the last words of the dying man; nurses never hear “I wish I’d worked more” as last words. I’m sure they also never heard people wishing for more xbox time…

Yes, Bible studies, school, and time for your children is very important, but you can’t make it one or the other.

“If you haven’t got your health, then you haven’t got anything.”

– Count Rugen, The Princess Bride


I don’t have time to plan

Your plan doesn’t have to be elaborate, which is why I wrote Lose Weight Today, which is very short, and totally free on Kobo, Amazon, Apple/iTunes, and B&N/Nook. You might already have it in PDF form from subscribing to our newsletter, but in case you don’t, here it is.

“It’ll take you 15-30 minutes to read this book (at a leisurely pace). Sadly, there are a lot of “quick read” Kindle books out there that are nothing more than rehashed and poorly written c@#%. $0.99 rip offs more or less. Thankfully, this isn’t one of them.”

– Dave T, Amazon Reviewer


Where did the time go?

Just like logging your food can be eye-opening, so can logging your time. Take a sheet of paper  and make a log of how you spend your time, today. At the end of the day, go back and consider the things that don’t add to your goals, your health, or your life.

“You have the power to change your own life, and the only barriers are the ones that YOU let stop you.”

– Roland Denzel, Lose Weight Today: All you have to do is START!


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