This may be TMI, but I just had my midlife tune-up, medically speaking. So many parts were tested and probed. I happily report all is well, but it got me thinking.
It’s important to check under the hood every once in awhile. As a physician, I know very well the great benefits of preventative care measures.
But it can be a hard sell.
Frankly, it took me a year before I got around to making my own appointments.
It’s uncomfortable and time consuming and there’s no immediate reason to do it. No pain or bleeding or difficulty.
The threat of something terrible in the future is no match for immediate discomfort.
We so often do things only when we hit a pain point.
It’s how the human brain works—keep on keepin’ on unless something gets in the way (it’s even Newton’s 1st law of motion).
For humans, pain is one of the only things big enough to get in the way. Physical or emotional pain.
We’re all grown-ups here.
So let’s decide we’re not going to wait for pain (or more pain) when it comes to weight gain.
Let’s avoid shortness of breath, heartburn, sleeping problems and Diabetes. Let’s avoid isolating because of our weight or beating ourselves up for it.
When it comes to weight gain, preventing it is so much easier than treating it.
These Weight Gain Prevention Steps could be done no matter where you are with your current weight. Even if you weigh more than you’d like to right now, making sure you didn’t gain would save lots of heartache.
Create the habit of getting on the scale and preventing weight gain.
Once you have this version of weight control down, you might feel enough confidence to tackle any excess weight you want to lose. With the skills you build, success is as simple as 1,2,3,4.