Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Diet and Exercise for the Small Business Owner
Well, here's my cure for the common problem we face: practical meals and snacks and at least an hour of exercise each day.
I started a new diet and exercise plan yesterday and the reason I didn't jump in with both feet and blog about it yesterday was because I didn't want to let you, or myself, down. I'm one of those people who's notorious for starting something, not seeing results fast enough, then giving up before I've even given it a chance. Like all independent business owners I think that's the "fear" thing AGAIN. Diet and exercise is no different. But, this time feels different.
I promised as a consumer entrepreneur that I would experiment on myself before I share anything with you and here I am again trying it before you buy it. I purchased the Nutrilite (R) Better Balancer Plan through my iCommerce portal last week. It was delivered on Friday so I set the plan to start on Monday.
Once again, as with everything I have tried so far, I'm not at all disappointed. I have supplements to help boost my metabolism and balance my glucose and give me more fiber. There is a journal where I track my progress that contains weekly shopping lists, menus, and a place for me to keep track of how I feel. Then, there are meal and snack bars and meal replacement shakes. Combine that with huge plates of food and you meet with success.
So, I figured 1,500 calories a day would be perfect. These 1,500 calories have delivered (I'm not kidding) dinner plates full of food - soup, crackers, an apple, and two cups of fresh vegetables for lunch alone today. The meal and snack bars and shakes taste good. How rare is that? And though I know these first couple of days are tough because I'm used to 2,500 to 3,000 calories per day, I also feel like this will be much easier than any other plan I have tried.
Now, in addition to the dietary changes I am continuing to walk one mile and more each day and, for the moment, I'm adding to that a 5 minute warm-up and 10 minute workout. Ten minutes not enough for you? I end up sweating my rear off after one ten minute workout, but will add two from the 4-3-2-1 Workout DVD soon.
Ultimately the point is this: I feel like a success and it's only day two. As an IBO, maybe my positive attitude will lead to more sales and business growth.
I encourage you to get out from behind the computer to eat healthy foods and snacks, exercise, and feel like a success too.
Your Real Life Entrepreneur,
Lindy Chaffin Start
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