A question for my "peeps" and interesting info on diets...
Remember how cold and snowy this last winter was? Well, I do! Let me take you there again in case you forgot....dry, frigidly cold air, windy, snow, slush, ice, runny noses, shoveling, potholes, ...do ya feel it yet?
I am researching the viability of hosting a retreat for those of us who would like to go somewhere sunny and warm (Scottsdale AZ, Miami Fl, or even Mexico) during the cold month of February, 2016. I would rent a retreat house with rooms for 4-7 women for 2 - 3 weeks, and you could schedule your time accordingly during those weeks. I would love to teach a yoga or pilates class in the morning, go for a hike or swim, then have a chef cook us a healthy breakfast. We could do something sporty (like paddle boarding, tennis lessons, or hiking) OR something educational in the late morning, then have the afternoon to chill and do whatever you want. I would love to teach a yoga or life purpose education/workshop in the evening, then eat a wonderful dinner or go out. And do it again the next day, and the next... I am envisioning this being a great way to nourish your body, mind and soul, and have FUN doing it!
So, I am asking you all to help me in planning this so I can provide what people like you would want!
1. Does this sound like anything you would be interested in?
2. What activities would you enjoy?
3. What would prevent you from doing this for yourself?
4. Do you have a preferred location?
Email me what you think, I look forward to hearing your thoughts!
Diets Don't Work!
ABC News: How Expensive Is Your Diet? An ABC News story on the cost of dieting finds that it's between $100 and $385 a week. That's what's made the weight loss into a $40 billion industry. Other research shows that the average dieter spends about $200,000 over their lifetime on diets. And while they do lose weight, most people regain all the weight they've lost—and more—within 2 years.
Diets Don't Work. An analysis of 31 studies by a team of researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles found that dieting does not work in the long term. While most people were successful at losing weight in the short term, they regained it all—and often more—over time. Dr. Traci Mann, the study’s lead author, says, “We concluded most of them would have been better off not going on the diet at all. Their weight would be pretty much the same, and their bodies would not suffer the wear and tear from losing weight and gaining it all back.”
What Are You To Do? What you don't do is some crazy cleanse, or spend hours in the gym "burning" it off. You get real and true to yourself and then slowly adapt one habit. Then maybe another. Then maybe get rid of a habit that might not be the best for you. It takes support, understanding and intelligence. You don't have to go "All In". But, you do need to be smart.
I will be sharing more with you soon. Just know that "All In" is what "Does Us In"!
Now, go treat yourself with respect, email me, and enjoy the Spring.