The Smarter Science of Slim: Thoughts on Week 6

Think of movement as fun, not as a chore

I've just finished my last week following The Smarter Science of Slim™ program from Jonathan Bailor.  I'm glad I found this book and I'm glad I had the chance to meet Jonathan and see his passion for helping people to live more healthfully.  It's definitely something we share. On The Smarter Science of Slim plan, I've lost five pounds and 4.5" inches in six weeks (affiliate link).  It's not an "Oh wow, she lost that much?" kind of number, but I'm noticeably thinner, my skin looks great, and I'm sleeping like a log.  I've ditched almost all added sugar, weaned myself off Diet Coke (again), and been very consistent eating healthy meals with protein at each one. I've found the two workouts a week to be more of a mental challenge than a physical one.  I definitely have to psych myself up for them so I find getting them out of the way early in the week is better for me.  They are hard!  I shake like a leaf, but I'm proud of myself afterwards. Being freed up from having to exercise outside of the two Bailor sessions has actually caused me to move more.  I don't feel as obligated to do cardio so I'm walking more.  I'm playing with my hoop more and I mean playing ... I just take it out, hoop for a few minutes, practice a trick or two, and just relax.  Of everything, that has been the best gift of this whole experience and something I will keep appreciating. Can I do this for life? Yes, most definitely.  Am I happy I finally found a system that works for me?  Unbelievably relieved.  Just think how much more mental energy I'll have by not having to think about if my clothes will fit or not.  That's pretty awesome. So I'm done with my blog experiment, but not with The Smarter Science of Slim.  I plan on hanging out on their Facebook page and on their forums and picking up recipes and maybe a friend or two. And Jonathan, thanks for being the outsider who poked a stick at the establishment and put together a comprehensive program that can be adapted to just about everyone.  Thanks for spelling it out in plain English with 1,000 studies to back you up.  I hope that we'll remain friends too. Cheers, Lisa

About Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson here. I've been a personal trainer since 1997, a Pilates instructor since 1998 and the owner of Modern Pilates since 1999. I'm hoping to give you some good ideas to get or stay in shape with a healthy dose of humor and reality. Thanks for joining me.

4 Responses to The Smarter Science of Slim: Thoughts on Week 6

  1. Dean ouellette March 28, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    Lisa great series thanks. Love the comment “and my skin looks great” shows that you are getting proper nutrition while doing this plan. This book is right up there among my favorites.

  2. Lisa Johnson March 28, 2012 at 2:34 pm #

    The skin will always tell you if you’re doing well or not … that’s so true Dean. L–

  3. Michelle March 28, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    I agree with you… I am in the middle of week 4 and down 7lbs and have lost inches (but I am terrible at measuring myself)I measure it by my clothes that were tight 4 weeks ago and now they fit! If I make it to the Cape this summer.. maybe we will have to make a trek to Boston and we can do an eccentric workout together! BTW I have two boys 5 and 3 and a 5 hour flight and then a 2 hour drive to the Cape are somewhere in the middle of my agenda for the summer…but I have not been in 4 years so I really should go! Thank you for introducing me to SSOS. Michelle

  4. Sonia Simone April 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    I love it, Lisa!

    Around what “level” did you end up settling into? “Fit” seemed pretty workable to me.

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