Adjusting to a Healthier Lifestyle Week 10
With less than three weeks remaining in the ‘Fit for Life’ program, participants are beginning to make plans and set goals for the summer. Usually those who reach week 10 are in the improvement stage. By week 10, people are in a rhythm and are consistent and regular exercisers. Working out and eating healthier has become part of their lives, and it is something many people do not second guess.
This has proven true for some of the participants. Nine of the twelve participants took part in week 10’s challenge to see how many miles they could put on throughout the week. What is great to see is that most of those participants did at least 15 minutes of challenge, at least three different days during the week.
As fewer and fewer weeks remain in ‘Fit for Life’, the weight loss amount is becoming higher and higher, but not as rapidly as it did in the first few weeks. The amount lost from week 9 to week 10 was only 3.2 pounds. This is most likely because their input is higher than their output, or it is balanced. In order to lose weight output must be higher than input.
In one of the earlier classes with Dr. Wendy Henrichs discussed one of the seven dimensions of wellness that can allow a person to be healthy or not. This is the emotional aspect of wellness. In order to be successful in weight loss, many people will agree that it is necessary to have a positive mindset. This can help create the drive necessary to succeed in weight loss and healthy eating. A positive outlook can be the breaking point for a person if they allow it to be. This is just a small part of the emotional aspect, which is one of the seven dimensions of wellness.
As time passes and results want to be seen, participants will have to continue to work hard and remain committed to the program and themselves. Most people hit a point in a program where they are unsure if they want to continue or not. If the program is not dynamic, or fun, most people will make appropriate changes, and others will just stop the program. The great thing about the participants in this program is that they are driven and see a variety of different exercises, and appear to be having fun, especially when they reach their goals.