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The REAL reasons for losing weight


Are you doing it to please your partner? Did you have a scare at the doctor’s office? Do you want to look good in that bikini? These are all good places to start but will they sustain you? You should be doing it for YOURSELF! In order to incite you and maintain your motivation long term, it is important that you tap your innermost desires. You want to increase your feelings of self worth. You want to look in the mirror from the neck down and like what you see. You want to regain your girlish figure. You want to be able to run and play with your children again. You want to enjoy life and feel strong and fit as you age. And the list goes on and on.

The underlying reasons for any behavioral change must be clearly defined and because both memory and motivation wane, you should commit them to writing and review them regularly.

As soon as you have enumerated all your reasons, establish concrete and realistic goals. For example, if you want to regain your girlish figure, set an initial target weight and a time frame in which to achieve it. You should also establish checkpoints within your time frame and use them to overview your accomplishments…and to make sure that you’re on the right track.

Speaking of accomplishments, it is imperative that you take time to appreciate them. Do not underestimate each and every effort that you’ve made so far as they are all contributing factors in your successful journey towards a healthy and active lifestyle.

Get ready to transform your mind, your body and your life!


By Karine Larose

Karine Larose, M.Sc.

Karine Larose is a kinesiologist, Director of Marketing and Communications and Spokesperson for Nautilus Plus who specializes in fitness motivation. She authored The Guide to Healthier Living, penned the book 10-4 The Healthy Way to Lose 10 Pounds in 4 Weeks and released her third work called Zero Diet: Delicious and Healthy Recipes for Success, all by Les Éditions du TRÉCARRÉ. Karine has launched a series of exercise DVDs entitled 30 minutes par jour pour Vivre Plus and is featured on the ULTIME FIT online platform. Many TV shows and radio stations regularly request Karine’s point of view on physical exercise issues and points of interest.

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