Thanks to all 36 of you who participated in this week's poll! Glad to get you all involved, and now I want to go even further in interacting with you on these poll results.
The VERDICT: Based on the poll votes, the top 3 obstacles preventing us from becoming more healthy and/or losing weight are...drumroll, please!
#1 - Eating "trouble" foods (52%)
Honestly, no surprise there, our food industry promotes all the wrong products to us, and it's no wonder we all fall for the junk every so often. Some more often than others, I've been there! Some of this stems from food cravings caused by chemicals in processed food which is everywhere around us, some due to self-control issues....the are a number of ways to get around this, we shall discuss this in depth.
#2 - Finding motivation to exercise (41%)
Yes, this is tough, especially if working out isn't a habit, or hasn't ever been a habit. It's also very daunting if you're quite out of shape or overweight, it seems like a big obstacle to overcome. I've been there too, and it can be overcome, I've got some great suggestions, stay tuned, I want to hear from you all first.
#3 - Overeating (33%)
I also would have this in my personal top three...I've been there, and it's so easy to get there. I've mentioned before, I love food, and if it's there, chances are I'll eat it...soon enough, you feel overstuffed, and all you've eaten is junk. SO, there are steps to take to get away from this too. There are definitely reasons for this tendency, and I'll get into that.
What I need from YOU! - I really want to get the blog readers interacting here...especially if you voted, but even if you didn't, leave a comment on this post, describing your struggles...leave the comment anonymously, or if you feel like leaving your name, that's fine too. All in the name of honesty, and getting issues out there and discussed. I'd love to be able to address comments individually, so PLEASE leave some feedback here about how you may be struggling or have struggled. Any comment, however short or lengthy, will be beneficial! Let's start the discussion!
Looking forward to hearing from you all!
- Dan -