How Can A Baby Learning To Walk Help You Lose Fat?
Baby steps are the best,
and really only, way to lose fat. If you want to lose fat and you want to lose it quickly, you must come up
with a few steps you can take immediately to get rid of that stubborn weight.
by Ed Scow, NSCA-CPT (aka The Fit Dad) -
Fitness and Nutrition Expert to the true superheroes - busy Moms and Dads! and Author of
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Last Fall my daughter took her first steps. It was October to
We were playing outside and I set her down in front of me and
she took a few steps. I followed her very closely to keep her confidence up, and she took a few more
Some people don't believe me because I was the only one there
at the time and my wife was kind of disappointed because she missed Maren's first steps.
It didn't help my case that she didn't take another step on her
own for about a month and a half. Then she started to wobble a little bit more on her own and now, 7 months later,
she is running everywhere. She loves to run around outside. She loves to carry things around. She loves to hold a
phone up to her ear and walk around and "talk". It's the cutest thing you've ever seen.
But she didn't get to this point easily. She fell...a lot. She
still falls...a lot. But she's gotten much better at walking/running, but it wasn't the easiest thing in the world
The same can be said when it comes to changing your eating or
exercise habits and trying to lose fat. You know what you want to do and you have a goal you want to reach, but
you've got to take "baby steps" in order to achieve that goal.
You shouldn't even let it cross your mind that you're
going to eat perfectly and exercise everyday of the week when you don't exercise at all now and have horrible
That's just plain silly. Not only that, but it sets you up for
failure and a quick failure at that.
You have to take things one step at a time and build on each
little success until you find yourself running rather than wobbling around barely able to walk.
You have to set some big goals for yourself, then break them
down into smaller goals and work toward the small goals little by little, making progress
Let's say that you have a soda drinking problem, in addition to
a lot of other poor eating habits. You should first conquer the soda drinking and totally cut that out or relegate
it to a "reward meal". Once you have that habit down, THEN you can start on another habit. But don't move on until
you have successfully kicked the soda drinking habit.
Or, let's say that you like to eat a lot of junk food between
supper and bedtime. You should get that under control before you even worry about the snacks available in the
The same correlation can be made with exercise. If you are
totally new to exercise, you should start small. Start by setting an appointment with yourself when you're going to
workout. Once you get that going, then progress from there.
Taking these "baby steps" when it comes to fat loss will
greatly increase your chances of success. It does because if you only focus on 1 or 2 things rather than your
entire lifestyle, it makes it much easier to conquer each poor habit and replace it with a good habit. You just
keep putting one foot in front of the other and pretty soon you'll notice that your clothes are fitting better,
people are taking notice of how much different you look and you'll find yourself with more energy than you thought
So what are your baby steps? What can you work on RIGHT NOW to
help you lose fat? Do you need to cut out drinking soda or coffee drinks? Do you need to cut out the nightly
glasses of wine or beer? Do you need to make appointments with yourself or a personal trainer to make yourself
workout? Do you need to get a hold of a good fitness program to get you
What is it? Figure it out and do it. Then after a few weeks
when you've got that one habit down, pick the next one and just keep building.
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The preceding article was written by Ed Scow, aka "The Fit Dad". To learn more about Ed's story, click here.
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