Edition Of "Real People Don't Diet" Is
Updated With Two New Bonus
Recipes and RPDD Success Stories. Just
Totally updated for 2009 and includes two new bonus booklets:
People Don't Diet
Recipes" and "Real People Don't Diet
Peek over Cate's
shoulder as she prepares meals in her
proving you can
eat "real" food and still lose
weight. Get inspired by
who have lost weight and kept it
All the popular
bonus booklets included in the
original 2007 edition
are back and
better than ever, completed
updated! Learn how you
can dine out,
celebrate holidays and go on
vacation--and still lose weight.
It's time to stop dieting and just start eating. If you
math, you can
lose weight the RPDD way!
Pick up the 2009
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I'm sure the reason why I had a hard time getting down
the stairs this
morning is the same as that of millions of people
on a New Year's resolution...
I started exercising on Monday.
I had purchased Jillian Michaels' "30-Day Shred" DVD
holidays and started doing it with the kids three
mornings a week,
as gym class. (We homeschool.)
We started Monday. Even the kids, who are pretty
active, are whining
about some sore muscles. Still, I'm a lot worse
off than they are!
Why did I start exercising? Not because I need
to lose weight. I'm
already maintaining a healthy weight, thanks to the
strategy in "Real
People Don't Diet".
I began exercising because I can start to feel my body
aging (I'm now
on the other side of 40, in case you missed the drama
of this past
I know it's good for me, in so many ways. I know
I'll have more energy,
handle stress better, sleep better, fight off
osteoporosis, improve my
joint function, and on and on and on.
But I also know I don't LIKE to work out. Kind
of like dieting.
So I decided to apply a "Real People" approach to
exercising. I used
a strategy that will greatly enhance my chances for
I'm "tricking" myself into following through.
I'm finding a way to make it not only fit with my "real" life, but
enhance it, so that I actually WANT to work out.
First, I'm making myself accountable by involving my
kids. When I tell
them we're going to do something as part of school and
put it on the
schedule, I have to follow through.
Second, I made it easy to fit into my schedule.
It's a DVD, and I can
play it on my laptop while all four of us follow
along. The routine is only
20 minutes long, and I did my research--Amazon.com
it may be short, but it's packed with results.
Ask me to leave home or
spend more than half an hour working out, and I'm not
going to be able
to do it consistently. I eliminated that excuse.
Third, I chose a routine that meets all the major
for myself and the kids: cardio, strength
training and some ab work for
core strength. I like dancing and all that, but
I don't have the time, space, materials or capability to do
different types of exercises every day of the week.
Finally, I needed someone to guide me through
it. I don't want to plan
a workout myself. This Jillian Michaels is one
tough cookie. (I think she's
one of the trainers on the TV show "Biggest
Loser"). By the end of our
first stab at the DVD one of my daughters was saying,
And that's a good thing! She really wasn't
horrible, but she also wasn't
all "feel good about yourself". Michaels is
to-the-point: if you want to
look and feel better, you need to work at it.
Period. "If 400-pound
people can do regular jumping jacks, so can
So we did the DVD on Monday, and I woke up sore on
Tuesday. I hurt
in all the right places: chest, back, arms,
thighs, abs. Today? Holy
moley! And I have to do the DVD again in about 2
If you're starting a New Year's resolution to
exercise, do yourself a favor
and carefully think about a strategy. Do
everything you can to make it
easy to stick with, enjoyable, and rewarding.
Don't compare yourself
to what others are doing. Do what you can do,
and do a little bit each
day or week until you start to see results. If
you have a cycle of stopping
and starting, figure out what makes you stop, and
build in safeguards
to keep it from happening again.
In case you're interested, you can buy/read reviews of
And a quick little tip: if you're looking for
light hand weights, don't get
clever and think 15-oz. cans of diced tomatoes are
great for kids who
should probably start with 1-pounders. The cans
tend to fly out of their
hands when they're doing flys.
I'm just sayin'...
I'd like to thank everyone who wrote me after my
special e-mail on
using SiteBuildIt! to start your own website--and
of a "getting more financially secure" strategy that
we all need to be
following, given the current economic climate.
It was neat to find out so many of you already have
Although I wrote the e-mail to let you know about a
SBI! was having through January 5, it's not too late
to start your own
website (or business). They're always a great
deal--been around for
years--and still what I consider to be absolutely the
most helpful, most fun (the forums are really active)
way to dip your
toe into business on the web.
Any time you're interested in having your own internet
I hope your 2009 is off to a fabulous start!
If you've come up with ways to add exercise to your
"real" life successfully
write me at cate AT realpeopledontdiet.com and let me
know what they
are. I'd love to pass them on.