The ‘magic pill’ is healthy eating, exercise

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Yes, you can.

How many of you allow the scale to dictate your current mood? Are you one of those people with too much “junk in your trunk” — in other words, your jeans are a little too snug?

You jump on the scale and experience a slight twinge in your neck as you peer over your everexpanding gut to peek at the number flashing on the scale? In your mind, you expected a smaller number, but the reality of your situation is right under your nose. On a black square you stand, naked as a jay bird cursing the scale as if it is broken.

All you can do now is sigh a deep sigh, eat a donut for breakfast and stomp off to work. You tried the healthy eating approach, you’ve been walking around the block when you can and while you may feel a little better, the scale just made you feel worse. Nothing is working to help you reach your weight loss goals.

Guess what, people. You need to work toward your goals for more than just a week. There are many of you that hold the illusion of a magic pill in existence.

The typical response that I hear, “I don’t have time, nor do I want to do anything but I want to lose weight and be fit.” I suppose the same individuals would love for their vehicles to run without gas, too.

You can have the physique that you have always wanted, with a little effort. Nutritious meals along with an active lifestyle is your magic pill.

Stop spending so much time complaining about what you weigh, how your clothes fit or what you look like and do something about it. If you expect a different outcome, opt for taking a different path — that goes for anything in life! Fear of failure only resides in your mind.

Natalie Dreger is a certified fitness trainer and can be reached at nataliedreger1@gmail.com.

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