Thoughts From Denise On The Fitness Journey Over 50

Best Word For Weight Loss? Commitment.

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Do you want to lose weight, get healthy and fit?  There are some words you never want in your vocabulary and then there are words you MUST have in your vocabulary for success.  The best word for weight loss?  Commitment.

Commitment is a must for any goal in life including weight loss.  The definition for commitment from Webster’s Dictionary is:

com·mit·ment – noun \kə-ˈmit-mənt\

: a promise to do or give something

: a promise to be loyal to someone or something

: the attitude of someone who works very hard to do or support something

  1. A promise to do or give something.  This is key to success in anything but never more important than for weight loss.  A promise to DO something.  Today promise yourself that you are going to eat clean and exercise.  Then get up and make it happen.
  2. A promise to be loyal to someone or something.  This is two-fold.  The first part is loyal to someone.  That someone is you.  You must make the commitment to be loyal to yourself in your fitness journey.  The second part is loyal to something.  The something to be loyal to watch what you are putting into your body and getting the activity your body craves.
  3. The attitude of someone who works very hard to do or support something.  This means no excuses!  You must work hard to get fit and healthy and that means not letting excuses get in the way.

If you truly want to lose weight and get fit and healthy, today, right now make the COMMITMENT to yourself that you will do what you need to do.  Start by getting rid of the crappy processed foods in your house and COMMIT to not bringing these foods in again.  Bottom line is if you have food in your house that you have a weakness for such as cookies or chips, you are going to eat them.  Take away the temptation by first getting them out of your house then not bringing them in again.

Commit To Weight Loss & Exercise HowToSTayFitOver50.comNext COMMIT to drinking the water your body needs to function the way it’s designed to function.  Our bodies were not designed to function on soda or sweet tea. If you think it would be too hard to quit drinking sweet drinks cold turkey, start by replacing just one soda with water during the day.  As you adapt to that one drink replacement, add another.  I used to be a Diet Pepsi addict but now only have 1 or 2 cups of coffee first thing in the morning then it’s water for the rest of the day and I love my water now.

Finally COMMIT to getting active by making sure your body gets the exercise that it needs every day.  If you have been inactive for a while, start slow.  Take a 10 minute walk with your dog.  Head to the park and take a hike.  Prefer to be around people?   Find a class that you would enjoy such as Zumba, yoga, or martial arts.  The key to keeping your commitment to exercise is to enjoy what you are doing.

Your health is just as important as everything else on your daily to do list.  Won’t you make the commitment to a healthier you?

To your health,


Coach Denise

Denise Sanger is a high energy business owner with over 30 years experience in the marketing area.  She has transitioned her love of fitness and marketing into helping others succeed in getting fit and running their own businesses.   She founded How To Stay Fit Over 50 to provide hope and support to others by motivating them to take the first step in their fitness journey no matter what age. Email her at or




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