Fitness, Health, Nutrition, Wellness

Your Body

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The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple.

—Oscar Wilde

This is gonna hurt. I’m sorry, but it’s time to be truthful. Look at yourself in the mirror in just your undies. Do you have love handles and cellulite? We all have something we want to change. Coming face-to-face with the truth can be incredibly motivating, while putting clothes on just covers the problem, doesn’t it?

Throughout the day, you know what you’re hiding; numbers don’t lie. Weigh yourself and take your measurements. Are you content with those numbers? Do you want to look better and feel better? Have no fear! Rome wasn’t built in a day, and you didn’t get that body overnight.

If you ingest more calories than you burn, you’ll gain weight. A sedentary lifestyle can also contribute to weight gain and muscle loss. Some of us may have tried exercise and diet programs but quit them. While millions pay for health club memberships, a majority go unused. I enjoy working out with others. I’m less likely to quit my workout early, answer my cell phone, or get distracted, but some people enjoy exercising in the convenience of their own homes at the time they choose. Options are great.

You don’t even have to buy DVDs or gym memberships. Go for a walk, take the stairs, and park your car farther from the door. Eliminate sodas, processed foods, and empty-calorie snacks. At least twenty minutes of exercise three days per week is a good way to start. Studies show that even this amount of exercise will reduce stress, curtail illnesses, and even prolong life expectancy. Grab a pen and piece of paper, or your journal and write down what simple changes can you make every day to get in shape.

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10 Comments

  • Reply Vette Woman October 9, 2015 at 3:54 pm

    Thank you again Shemane for your simple, matter of fact advice. You’re spreading the word about getting up and moving, plus the evils of soda, processed foods and such. If only people would read labels to find out what they’re putting in their bodies. It’s so good to have an ambassador of health that speaks the truth!

    • Reply Shemane Nugent October 9, 2015 at 4:18 pm

      Thank you SO much for the kind words. I truly love helping people & hope that some of the things I’ve been through can inspire people to live happier, healthier lives.

      Have an amazing day!!!

  • Reply Vette Woman October 9, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Thanks Shemane! I always have an amazing day after reading your “Healthy Lifestyle” articles. You are so down to earth with your approach to life. God bless you!

    • Reply Shemane Nugent October 9, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      So glad to hear my articles help you!
      God bless you & Have an amazing day.

  • Reply Willie October 9, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    On Fri, Oct 9, 2015 at 11:07 AM, Willie wrote:
    I wanted to thank you and Ted for all you do for this country in your very unique and different ways. I was hoping maybe you could do a piece on chronic pain I had a bad back surgery which caused neuropathy from hips down so daily exercise is extremely difficult I’m 54 and out of work force and staying positive is difficult at times I loved the outdoors camping hunting fishing all that was taken from a bad doctor. Well thank you for your time live life to its fullest

    Sent from my iPhone

    • Reply Shemane Nugent October 9, 2015 at 11:49 pm

      Hey Willie!
      I’m so sorry to hear about your situation. Have you tried acupuncture? I have a friend who had Bell’s Palsy and it cured her 90%! Just a thought. Gentle yoga and stretching to your own ability too.
      Hope that helps.
      Hang in there. Don’t give up hope.

  • Reply Jay Dittmar October 10, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Hi,I have been working on this I love to live fit,so at this time I am doing healthy things even thinking. My goal is to just to get to the point where I am satisfied. To get ready for the next part of my life.
    Thanks for caring.God bless you.I been jamming some.
    Your friend Jay. Just what the doctor orderd. Peace!

    • Reply Shemane Nugent October 12, 2015 at 12:11 am

      Hey Jay!
      Glad this resonated with you.
      Many blessings…

  • Reply April O'Leary October 11, 2015 at 12:28 am

    Healthy lifestyle is a choice we all can make. I love how you make it so simple. Write it down, make it happen. What can you do today to make your life healthier and happier both what you do and what you eat and who can support you? All great things for us to really take seriously. Great to box with you and I look forward to seeing you again next time you’re in Naples! Lots of love.

    • Reply Shemane Nugent October 12, 2015 at 12:08 am

      Thanks April!!! Love spending time with you too! Much more to come….
      Love & hugs!

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