Lose One Pound

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This January I’ve parked my bum in spin class since committing to a long-distance bike race tandeming with my husband and riding next to my father-in-law. Our spin instructor is in his 60s and in great shape. Right after the New Year, fellow riders were talking about resolutions.

“I’ve got a resolution for you; lose one pound this year,” he said.

No one seemed very impressed.

“I’m serious. Lose one pound this year. Most Americans gain at least a pound a year from midlife on. So if all you do is lose one pound this year through the ups and downs of the seasons, you’ll set a wonderful trend for the years to come.”

At the end of class I went in and weighed myself on the scale and set a calendar appointment for January 1st 2015 with a goal of one pound less.

It feels totally do-able.
Simple.
It’s accepting of exactly where I am right now.
And it’s very clear. Lose JUST ONE POUND this year.

2 thoughts on “Lose One Pound

  1. Thank you for reminding us to make reachable goals. That is why I avoid showing videos of superstar teachers. Teachers watch them and feel completely defeated.

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