Ladies, you’re expected to be so many things to so many people. A loving mother to your children. A source of comfort to your partner. You work long hours to support your family, and you might even go to school on top of that. Bills to pay. Kids to feed. Papers to write. Chores to do. It never seems like there’s enough time in a day. Sometimes life feels like a never-ending To-Do list.
It’s not easy to find the time to exercise. And even if you could find the time to exercise, what are you supposed to do? It’s a scary world out there, full of confusing and conflicting information that doesn’t make much sense.
Will you do something for me? It won’t take long.
I want you to join me in imagining a perfect world. Imagine a world where eating is more about nourishment and less about starvation. The word “diet” has no place here. Imagine a world where exercise is fun, playful, and convenient. You’ll create the body you dream of in record time, and you’ll have fun doing it. Imagine a world free from the negative thoughts that limit your potential. Negative thinking will be no match for your new-found confidence and self-esteem.
No more crash diets that promise the world (but don’t deliver). No more boring cardio that makes you yawn (and doesn’t work). No more counting calories or complicated stuff that stresses you out. None of this stuff is necessary. In fact, it’s just plain ineffective. Crash diets fail every time. Jogging sucks. Counting calories is a waste of time.
About Daniel Wallen
Hi! My name’s Dan, and I’m a personal trainer and fitness writer from Kingsport, a small town in Tennessee. I wasn’t always the happy guy you see on the right. I struggled with my weight for years. I was bullied for it when I was a kid. My sense of self-worth was as low as it gets.
I could lose weight for a little while, but it always seemed to come back.
The problem? I didn’t understand an incredibly important point: Fitness isn’t a 30-day program. It’s a life-long journey.
I would go on a crash diet, exercise excessively, and lose a bunch of weight. But as soon as I quit that plan, I’d just gain the weight back, every time. Since then, I have embraced that fitness is a lifestyle. Small changes stick better. If you make small changes, they’re not stressful – you almost won’t even notice them. Keep making small changes over time, and each new change will build on the ones before it. This creates a powerful snowball effect that multiplies fat loss as time goes on.
If you don’t change your negative habits, your fat will come back every time.
I know what it’s like to be in your shoes. I remember it like it was yesterday. Stress and negative thinking controlled my eating decisions, which just made my problems (and waist-line) even bigger. I wasted more money on diet pills, weight-loss products, and fad diets than I’d like to admit. I was intimidated by working out, because I was embarrassed by my low strength and stamina. I couldn’t even do a single push-up or chin-up when I started.
I can empathize with you, lead you, and encourage you, every step of the way.
You are capable of anything. I believe in you.
I’m so excited to be here and I can’t wait to get to know you. Aubrey has created a wonderful community here and I’m so tickled she invited me to share things with you folks (thanks Aubrey, you’re awesome!).
Every Wednesday, I’ll be sharing a new article with you folks. We’ll talk about making fitness fun, making healthy eating convenient, finding the time to exercise, controlling negative thoughts (I like to call those “Mental Monsters”), and all kinds of things.
Next week, I’ll be sharing a piece about the deadly progress-killing disease known as “Program Hopping,” and hope to quarantine you so that you can get results (and have fun doing it — because life is meant to be fun!).
If I can ever help you with anything, please don’t hesitate to ask. Drop a comment to say hi because I’d like to get to know you, and please share this with any loved ones you think might be helped to it. See you next week!