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Don’t Exercise 2 Lose Weight (DE2LW)

Exercise for any other reason except to lose weight! (A mindset shift, that’s all!)



Exercise for improved health, to be able to eat more, to get stronger, to compete in a sport, to just feel better, to build your thighs, do it for any other reason, except to lose weight! I believe that your mindset must change when and if you think, “I have to lose some weight, I need to start exercising!” … again.


DE2LW, Hunger Pang Pang, simply fit board

Hunger PangPang just sat still like a statue on this Simply Fit board. Many people will do this too. Buy equipment and gadgets, which BTW will work, but you have to start slowly and not put so much “stock” in the gadget or looking like the people in the product’s video/commercial.













Fitness Trainers and gyms are in the business to sell fitness. So they say more is better. They can’t say, “Don’t exercise right now or don’t sign up for our Cross Fit today because that’s doing too much too soon”. (Well sure they may tell you to start slow and ‘take it easy’, but it’s been my experience that in those types of classes, you still tend to do too much too soon {group pressure} and you’re likely to not return after a session or two.)



How do I know?

Because I lived in that world for many years. I’ve even taught/trained people to become certified personal trainers. And it was did… we taught exercise to lose weight through exercise classes, and to train folks like you keep at it so hard that some of you would even get addicted to it. The rest we’ll push exercise on you, like it was the “miracle pill”. Hey, I LOVE exercise and I believe it is the miracle pill… kind of. (My perspective is skewed some ’cause my mom dropped dead while on a treadmill in a gym)

Exercise was the common stable denominator in a lot of different diets and wacky programs I’ve tried over the years… But even today, I always “exercised in my mind”, to do it for other reasons, besides to lose weight!



Like to maintain my personal freedom.



That’s how I’m still exercising consistently today. I use these other reasons, (like it makes me feel good, I like shapely arms, etc.) besides weight loss, to do it. (Weight loss is just too narrow, too much pressure on results and encourages the “if 2 pills are good, 4 must be better” thinking, and people often over do it and then once hurt, can put a damper on personal freedom.)


In some instances this mentality works, but in my experience, NOT for exercise. This “2 is good, 4 must be better” mentality especially is troubling for people over 50 and those who haven’t really exercised “hard” before. You do not want to injure yourself. Healing takes time. I ask all people, “What would be the easiest thing to do after a work out?”, they said, “Recover”. So I told them to do that. Focus on the recovery if that’s a personal freedom of yours.


This is what happens when you start to really personalize your diet. You decide what you can relate to (what you like and will likely stick to). You create a “relate” statement of what you want to do. Would that make you feel good and feel personally free? It should. You can name your own personal freedom diet. For example here’s mine:



My personal freedom diet is The Hunger PangPang Diet, so far:

My “RELATE” statement – I can relate to eating bacon daily, walking daily, using the treadmill & Pilates circle ring, going to Planet Fagness only once a week for the purple candy, eating intermittently, no exercising no Mondays, restricting calories and talking shit once in a while with my 2-pack abs!

  1. Be a rule breaker – DE2Lw (I Don’t Exercise 2 Lose Weight)
  2. Focus on recovery which means (work out hard {volitional}=awesome recovery)
  3.  Creating my Winter Private Idaho (see Hunger PangPang Diet Start-up Check list for more, upper right box)
  4. My gruel is quinoa w/butter, heavy cream & erythitol (sometimes I add oatmeal) Nice in winter months.



If you want/need assistance with exercise it’s best to get help from someone who is like you. RELATE is number one in changing behavior. You must relate to the person helping you or you’re doomed from the start.



If you can relate to this so far and are ready to talk more about your very own personal freedom diet or you are interested in the Hunger PangPang Diet, please schedule a lively conversation session with me here:


No obligation at all.



For example, even if you’re 25, fit, with many degrees and certifications in fitness and have successful experience with clients: 

I still won’t hear a word you say if you’ve never had nor raised kids, worked years full-time (possibly at a job you hate) and have real bills (money stress), been in a meaningful relationship (had/have a significant other), have had a life change, stressful disease or injury (going through peri-menopause counts) and after a full day, begin a 2-hour commute in Jersey traffic, because that’s my world.


I want to know how you can help me in my world… not yours.  Yes, I do need to change, and you may be the “expert” but change will not occur (not long term any way) if I feel you cannot relate to me. Period.




Just like when a car salesman told me, “Oh you don’t want a stick shift”, after telling him that I wanted manual transmission, I walked out… you don’t want anyone telling you what you want and don’t want.

Yes, fitness trainers may have the expertise on how muscles work, but it all starts “between the ears” and if they aren’t hearing you, you’re not going to keep showing up.


Make it easy on the personal trainer, if that’s the route you want to take… when they ask you what are your “fitness/exercise goals”, (which BTW is such a fucked up question for the Aunt Mary’s and Uncle Joe’s of the world), you should answer, “I want to work off my stress” or “I want to build my upper body strength”, never ever mention to lose weight… see what happens.


You’ll be happier and feel more accomplished in your efforts. Focus on eating less and often (IF and this is a big “IF”, you are struggling with your blood sugars), otherwise you probably need to give your pancreas a rest.


BTW – Doing too much too soon is the #1 reason for dropping out of exercise!



That’s one of the topics we’ll talk about on the Nobody’s Listening Show!

Monday, 1/30/17, 8:30pm EST

Call (425) 440-5100; code:  529861# to eavesdrop in on us!

My co-host tonite will be Tarsha, Your Total Transformation Coach. (If you missed it, click the above right for “ALL Nobody’s Listening show recordings”, under blogroll) 


Remember what Pang Pang says:



Hunger PangPang, Simply Fit board, Nobody's Listening show, fat pugs








If you want to lose weight, up to 30 lbs, you should start with

The Hunger PangPang Diet Start-up Checklist. Here are the first 4 steps

#1 Ask yourself 3 questions

#2 Get your schedule together

#3 Create your gruel

#4 Create your own Private Idaho & exercise there

More in the HPP Checklist. Just click the link above!

Til next time,