Thanks to hypnosis for weight loss I have what is to me unbelievable freedom in my life. It’s the freedom to be active. I am a grandfather of 5, in my sixties, and I am blessed with the liberty I have to do the physical activities that I want to do. On Saturday, a friend and I rode our bikes in the Cascade Bicycle Club’s Flying Wheels Century (100 miles) ride. The actual ride was 96.7 miles.
On our way to the starting line we were chatting and both admitted that we were have second thoughts about the fact that we had not trained for this ride. Several people have asked what I was doing to train and I found that a surprising question. “Train?, I replied, It’s a 100 miles, should be good to go.” But, their questions had planted some doubt.
We agreed that we hadn’t stopped training since we rode the STP (Seattle to Portland) – all 204 miles in one day, last summer. My friend and I talked about the freedom we have to decide on the spur of the moment and go for a 20, 50, or 100 mile ride, or to go for a 20 mile hike or climb Mt. Rainier. The beauty of this freedom is that we have the power of choice. In the past year, I have decided that I don’t want to climb Mt. Rainier again. I love riding my bike and there are only so many hours in the day. This is a choice that I have the liberty to make.
Most of my life, and especially when I weighed 260 pounds, I did not have these choices. I did not exercise, I hated to sweat and it just hurt to move my body. I lost the weight, I have kept it off, I ran my first marathon at age 49. Weight loss hypnosis really does work!
During the Flying Wheels ride, I noticed several very overweight people riding their bikes. When appropriate, I offered words of encouragement. At one rest stop, one woman recognized me as that Slender For Life™ guy. She didn’t know if she could make it to the finish line, but she had already ridden farther than she ever had previously. I congratulated her and assured her that she already had accomplished a lot and that she should be proud of herself.
Why do I exercise so much? When I exercise my body rejuvenates and feels good. There is no better high than cardio activity.
No matter how old you are, or how overweight you are, it’s not too late. You too can create liberty in your life. Maybe riding a bike or running isn’t your thing. But, what is it that you are missing out on in life because of your weight? What would it be like for you to take your grand kids to Disney Land for 3 days and keep up with them walking through the park? Do you imagine yourself confined to a walker or wheel chair in your 80’s and 90’s or do you hold the vision of being physically active standing on your feet?
Hypnosis for weight loss can help you create freedom in your life. My book, Becoming Slender For Life and it’s hypnosis CD set is here to assist you. If I can be of support to you, please let me know.
Finishes San Diego Marathon
If you’re looking for a reason to make it to spin class today, here’s something even more compelling than that new swimsuit sitting in your dresser.
Meet Harriette Thompson.
The 91-year-old runner finished Sunday’s San Diego Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon in 7 hours, 7 minutes and 42 seconds, which is a new U.S. single age group record, reports Runner’s World.
It’s an impressive crown to wear, after all: Her average pace – 16 minutes, 20 seconds per mile – surpasses the walking speed of a typical healthy adult. And this was all in spite of the fact she’s still recovering from recent radiation treatments for squamous cell carcinoma. The burns on her legs are still healing.
No matter. She ran for 26.2 miles. Actually, she thought the first 13 were pretty easy.
“It wasn’t until around the 17th mile that I was going uphill, and I was thinking, ‘Oh, I wonder if I’m gonna make this,’ ” she told the Observer. “But the last few miles, I didn’t mind at all.”
When she finished, she told Newswire she was looking forward to showering and taking a nap. The next day, she would celebrate her 67th wedding anniversary with her husband, Sydnor, 90, at home.
Until then, she has a few words of wisdom for those who don’t think age is just a number when it comes to physical activity.
“You’re never too old to do it,” she says. “I started my first marathon at 76.”
Since then, she’s run every year on behalf of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Team In Training. She’s raised more than $90,000.
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