Lose weight the Star Wars way‏

by Christine on June 9th, 2010

filed under Diet, Food, Nutrition, Exercise, General Information

Luke Skywalker Working Out with YodaHey there, you scruffy looking nerf herder. Are you looking to get in shape? Lose weight? Get motivated to turn your life around?  Then look no further than your Star Wars mentors! It may not be obvious, but the secret to weight loss is hidden in the movies.

The most important thing to remember about weight loss is that you need to be fully committed to your goals for the right reason: for yourself.  Look at yourself in the mirror and repeat after Han: “It is for ME, sister. Look, I ain’t in this for your revolution, and I’m not in it for you, Princess.”  You’re in it for you, and don’t forget that. There’s no more important lesson that you can take away from the movies.

Are you interested in losing weight and gaining powers with the force? Luke Skywalker taught us that running around, somersaulting, and jumping around a thick and sweaty swamp with Yoda strapped to your back is the best way to get into shape.  If that doesn’t do it for you, consider running away from white-faced storm troopers to burn calories. Did you know that there are exactly 26.2 miles from Docking Bay 327 to Prison Cell 2187 where Leia was kept on the Death Star? Get into shape – get running!

The martial arts can be a great way to get in shape. A great example of burning calories engaging the martial arts would be the Duel of Dates featuring Darth Maul and Qui Gon Jinn in the reactor core. While we cannot condone killing your exercise partner, working out with sticks instead of light sabers should work for the at-home duelist.  Pop the video in and repeat after them. I recommend watching in slow motion.

If you’re looking for great looking buns, look no further than Princess Leia. Tie braided buns to either side of your head; it will help you achieve a great sense of balance. For you yoga-ites, after a week of bun-training, try Garudasana pose (eagle pose) again; you’ll discover that it’s much easier!

Slave Leia doesn't eat candy barsAre you interested in eating well so you can look good? Well, you probably don’t want to have the skinny chicken legs of Kal’Faln C’ndros.  But Jar-Jar Binks keeps a low body fat percentage: take a tip from him and eat an apple when you’re walking from school to a friend’s house.

“Donuts, cookies, and ice cream. These are the ways to the dark side,” said Yoda. Princess Leia clearly works hard to maintain her figure, especially that Slave Leia outfit. We never see her eat in the movies. Are you thinking about eating that candy bar? Put it down and keep your slave outfit in mind!

Pizza the Hut leads to looking like Jabba the Hut. Stay away from the pan-fried pizza! Eating slimy frogs probably doesn’t do much for slimming your hips either.

When it comes to losing weight and looking good, there’s no such thing as luck – only good effort and pre-planning.

Are you interested in strengthening your mind so you can be powerful inside as well as out? Strengthen your mind and not just your arms! Pick up rocks with your mind and let your arms hang free.

Han Solo had confidence that oozed off him in wet, sexy drippings. “What are you looking at? I know what I’m doing,” he said. If you have anyone that questions you, let them know that you are fully capable of acting to your fullest potential! C-3PO, despite his awkardness at times, was equally confident. If someone tries to belittle you, just tell them “Don’t call me a mindless philosopher, you overweight glob of grease.” That’ll show them.

Follow your movie-mentors and learn the proper way to lose weight and maintain overall balance in your life.  When you harness that ability, you’ll achieve the highly-sought-after Jedi Master ranking.  You can do it – start today!

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  • http://www.clydesdaleproject.blogspot.com Big Clyde

    lose more weight, you will.

    ~ Yoda

  • http://www.clydesdaleproject.blogspot.com Big Clyde

    lose more weight, you will.

    ~ Yoda

  • http://www.fittothefinish.com/blog Diane Fit to the Finish

    I’ve got 5 boys who love, love Star Wars! Great post and great truths. You look wonderful!

    • http://www.phoenixrevolution.net Christine

      Awe thanks Diane!

  • http://www.fittothefinish.com/blog Diane Fit to the Finish

    I’ve got 5 boys who love, love Star Wars! Great post and great truths. You look wonderful!

    • http://www.phoenixrevolution.net Christine

      Awe thanks Diane!