Kathy Smith’s Getting Better All the Time

Title: Kathy Smith's Getting Better All the Time, Author: Kathy SmithKathy Smith’s Getting Better All the Time. Finished 4-29-18, rating 2.5/5, health, 277 pages, pub. 1998

Reveals seven keys to success with a step-by-step program.

When I was younger I would turn to Kathy Smith videos and audios to help me lose weight.  And I was always successful!  I’m not sure when I acquired this book, but probably when it came out and I was still working at a bookstore.  It’s part bio, part self-help and some recipes and plans to get you started.

The seven steps for getting started were good. One-Make it a priority (my #1 problem since becoming a mother for sure).  Two-Be consistent.  Three-Shift Your Mindset.  Four-Find a passion.  Five-Manage stress (another problem area for me).  Six-Keep a diary.  Seven-One step at a time.

The next section on the complexities of food were nothing new. I do plan on trying some of the recipes, but I’m more concerned about using real food as opposed to shortcuts.  I did like her section on where the reader is at on the optimal eating scale. (hint-I’m not does so well)

The last section was about exercise and had some pictures, but it only made me want to track down her videos again.

Overall it was fine but nothing special in the diet/exercise genre.  I do think it’s always worthwhile to be reminded of healthy practices so I’m glad I finally read through it.

4 thoughts on “Kathy Smith’s Getting Better All the Time

  1. BermudaOnion says:

    I do think making it a priority and being consistent are important. Carl thinks I’m crazy with dogged determination to walk every morning and I think we have a reputation in the neighborhood! lol

  2. Kay says:

    I agree that being consistent is a good thing. And I’m very impressed with your step count too, Kathy. I have wondered why I have had greater success with my health quest this time than the eleventy-dozen other times I’ve tried. One thing that has helped me is my promise to myself that I.WILL.NEVER.QUIT.AGAIN. Sorry for the all-caps, but that’s how I see it in my head. I have been the queen of excuses for myself in that regard. This time, I decided that regardless of what life threw at me or indeed what I threw at myself, I would not quit. I might have to crawl back on the ‘horse’, ‘train’, whatever over and over and over, but each day we have an opportunity to reset. So, week-to-week is not so important. Lifestyle is important. I don’t get fussed over the scale at my weigh-ins. If I lose, great. If I gain, fine. If I stay the same, it’s all good. But I’m never quitting again. Lastly, and I’ll stop my sermon, I’ve decided that for me, 95% of this is mental – a lifetime of mental thinking in certain ways to adjust. It isn’t supposed to be fast. It’s supposed to take a while – for me, anyway. Again, lifetime. And it just has to be the ‘right’ time for a change. My time finally came. Happily. Sermon over. LOL

    • stacybuckeye says:

      Thank you, Kay! I am impressed with what you’ve been able to accomplish too! And thank you for sharing what was different this time. I have a hard time getting back on the horse, so to speak, when things happen to sidetrack me. Maybe I need to write I WILL NEVER QUIT AGAIN on a post it to remind myself 🙂

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