A lot of us have made this mistake: You try to get in shape by going overboard, and do too much too fast. Like you decide to run five miles . . . then you're sore for a week and never do it again.
So the right way to do it is by thinking long-term . . . creating goals . . . and sticking with a routine. And here's a great example . . .
There's a17-year-old kid inCanton, OhionamedMichael Watsonwho's graduating from high school this month. And he's been overweight most of his life. At one point, he was 325 pounds.
But about a year ago, he decided to do something about it. So he overhauled his diet . . . stopped eating pizza every day . . . and walked several miles to school every morning. Even if it was snowing, he still walked. That's how determined he was.
And his high school gave him a shout-out on Facebook . . . because he's lost a total of115 POUNDS.
We saw some before-and-after shots, and he looks like a different person. He says the secret is you really have to want it. And taking a real look at his relationship with food was hard, but worth it.