I recently attended a workshop where the theme was humor.
The main speaker discussed the power of humor in our life and the absolute need that we have as humans to not take ourselves so seriously.
I couldn’t help but think how this applied to weight loss. Generally, Biggest Loser Competition Rules and the associated weight loss is something that we do take very seriously.
We want it, we work for it, we about dang near kill for it.
However, there will always be the inevitable setbacks and pitfalls – things that come along that upset us or frustrate us.
They put us back with our goals and can lead to so much frustration that we stop the diet all together.
The workshop gave a few key things that we can do to maintain humor in our life, even while working on a goal as important as weight loss:
- Actively look for the humor in your life.
- Be able to make fun of yourself.
- Find humor in situations that are very difficult. Time+Crisis= Humor.
I was especially interested by the speaker’s final point.
We need to look for humor even in situations that are normally very difficult for us.
Once enough time has passed, we are usually able to laugh at situations that are tense or frustrating at the time.
What a blessing it would be if we could just laugh off our frustrations and continue in our goals.
Being a little upset is okay, the problem comes when that prohibits us from reaching our goals and we give up.
As well as helping you to not give up on your weight loss goals, maintaining a sense of humor has many physical health benefits.
It is proven to decrease pain, boost immunity, lower stress hormones, relax muscles, and even prevent heart disease.
I think it’s only fitting now that we tell some jokes. Whaddya think?
- “Most people gain weight by having intimate dinners for two… alone.”
- “I gave up jogging for health reasons. My thighs kept rubbing together and setting my pantyhose on fire.”
- “After losing weight, a lady was discarding some of her old clothes that no longer fit. Her six year old daughter was watching as she held up a pair of pants. “Wow! I must have worn these when I was 185!” Her daughter looked confused and asked, “So how old are you now?!?”
- “I keep trying to lose weight, but it keeps finding me.”
- “I’ve heard that swimming is good exercise, but have you ever seen a skinny whale?”
And I can’t help but add my all time favorite joke from Ellen Degeneres…
- “My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is.”
Do you have some great weight loss jokes? Share them below!