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We all want that healthy slim body that makes us look or feel younger.  We see the ads and infomercials pushing the latest miracle supplement or “minutes a day” exercise equipment and, though we don’t really believe it will work, we plop down our coin and wait for the magic to happen.

Then, disappointed once again, we‘re left feeling like a failure because this “miracle” didn’t work.  

Can we be honest with ourselves for minute?  It didn’t take any of us minutes a day to get in the shape we‘re in.  We did it to ourselves through poor diet, lack of physical exercise and often a negative self-image.  We did to ourselves bite-by bite, day-by-day, slowly over time.  

So let’s banish the words “quick“, “miracle” and “easy” our minds.  Let’s commit to taking on healthier lives one step at time.

In October, 2006, I was at my heaviest weight and so completely out of shape that a half-hour easy exercise routine left me completely wiped out and sore for 3 days.  But I committed to the work, committed to taking steps to change the way I eat.  Committed to changing slowly, so the patterns stuck.

Today I am 42# lighter, and have just lost enough fat, and built enough muscle to have a “healthy” body composition for a woman my age. I’m 55, 5‘3” with a slender frame, 122# and 28% body fat.  I’m aiming to get number down to 24%, so I still have work to do.

I’d like to share my journey from the start to wherever I end with you.

Would you like to join me in getting healtier, step by step?

Better Every Year is the goal of writer Debra Roby. She has been published at [Link Removed] 

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