When I had my third son I knew I would have minimal personal time and no extra energy for the gym. I also did not want to diet as I was breastfeeding.This meant I had to form a plan if I wanted to lose the weight quick. Here are the five routines I put in place which helped me lose 40 pounds in 7 weeks.
You are what you eat. That phrase is so 1826 (from Anthelme Brillat-Savarin to be precise). A more modern take on this is You are the habits you keep.
I hate to break it to you. Do you lie? Then you are a liar. Do you cook dinner most nights? You are a cook. Do you read books? Then you are a reader. What you do everyday determines your DNA, how others see you, and how healthy you are or not.
It is imperative to have a philosophy to guide and explain your life. For some their philosophy comes directly from their religion and others perhaps from traditional Greek or some NeoClassical thought-leadership from pop culture and sadly many others have none. A philosophy dictates how we react to things that happen to us and how we engage in life.
I decided to boil down Christian Lutheranism as a philosophy which I believe guides and explains my life.