Sticking To The Basics

It is certainly no secret that I love inspiring quotes. I especially love the ones that make me feel as though a light just went off in my head.

My boyfriend, who is in great shape, said something recently that I don’t think I’ll ever forget. From time to time he runs into people who explain how he has touched their lives, and because he says things like this I’m not surprised.

He said “If you stick to the basics, you never have to go back to the basics.” Isn’t that brilliant? He wasn’t talking about weight loss at the time, but it fits right in with healthy living.
I find myself sticking to the basics, and it works consistently. If I eat at least 5 servings of fruit and veggies today, a couple servings of lean protein, exercise and drink water then I should be good to go. I also make goals for the day rather than overwhelming myself with my ultimate goal.
Is it easy for you to stick to the basics? Or do you find yourself doing it a different way?

What works for you?

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    Charlene
    August 25, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    sometimes,i just forget the basics… other times i just get bored… but that doesnt take away from thier value.

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    Becca @ The Texas Darlings
    August 25, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Funny, as I sit here and try to think if I stick to the basics, I have to say yes….and no. Depends on the situation! I am so fly by the seat of my pants that I don't make time for basics. When I do, I feel organized and productive…so let's just say that I wish I did more often!!

    ~Becca

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    Scrappy Girl
    August 26, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Smart cookie…yum…I want a cookie..LOL!

    I totally agree…All those fancy fads go away and the pounds come back…basic food rules are the best way to go!

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    Sher
    August 26, 2009 at 12:58 am

    You can use that motto in all areas of life. He's a keeper 😉

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