Before you embark on your weight lose journey, it is imprtant to know that weight loss is a process, not an event. It will require hard work and dedication. There is no magic pill or quick fix that will make you lose weight and keep it off. Dieting is not the answer either because you will eventually quit dieting and most likely gain back the previous weight. This is known as a yo-yo effect. What you are aiming for is a lifestyle change. All that weight won’t just fall off in a single week or a month. You will have to make lots of small changes to reshape your body. Healty eating and daily exercise is a must. That means a permanent change in the way you live. Weight loss ought to be the result of how you live every day if you want to maintain it.
Do more of what makes you happy. Sunday is just the right day to ward off your worries and take time out to engage in enjoyable activities. Doing different things gives your mind a break. Variety is the spice of life. Most people think of nourishment as just eating healthy and exercising. However, taking care of yourself means nourishing your body, heart and soul. Try to relax as often as you can and do something that brings you joy and makes you feel alive. It can be as simple as five minute break just to take a few deep breaths and listen to your favourite song. I love to take a bubble bath in the evening. A warm bath always relaxes me. It is my escape from the noise and hustle-bustle of life.
Do what you love – it’s good for your body and soul.
Eating good and healthy food is important throughout your life. That’s why reading and understanding food labels is a must if you want to make healhty choices. They are an important source of information about calories and nutrition facts. Many of us consume too much sugar, fat and salt, sometimes without even knowing. Processed foods are (among other things) high in fat, sugar and salt. Read labels!
Learn What’s REALLY hiding in your food? Expert explains how to read nutrition labels
Eating healthy means consuming whole foods in their most natural state, and avoiding anything processed. Therefore learn as much as you can about the food you eat. Choose food that comes from plants—vegetables, fruits, beans, lentils, peas and whole grains. Buy meat that is grass-fed and don’t drink your calories. Water is the best way to keep your body hydrated.
Remember that healthy eating is not about depriving yourself of the foods you love. Rather, it’s about feeling great, having more energy and maintaining your weight and health.
Remember, you’re one step closer with every workout that you do. There’s no such thing as a bad exercise. As long as you get off your butt and move, it’s better than sitting on the couch, feeling sorry for yourself and doing nothing. Dedication is the key to success.
When you feel lazy, get up and do something. You don’t need to workout for an hour. 20 minutes workout can be effective if you put a little bit of your will power into it.
When it comes to staying in shape on lazy days, there’s probably no better solution than HIIT training.
How HIIT works? You workout hard for one minute and as quickly as you can without compromising your form. After the minute is up, you recover for one minute. You then repeat a workout 10 times for a total of 20 minutes.
Learn how you can get the most out of HIIT with tips from three NYC-based trainers: How to Interval Train at Every Level
I ran into very motivational weight loss success story that I believe will inspire and motivate you to change your life for the better.
Here is a story by a young man who lost weight through dedication, hard work and his own cooking: Inspire Post: Making Weight Loss Happen
Changing habits does not happen instantly and some bad habits do take longer to change. Lifestyle changes are a process that take time and require effort and consistency. Therefore, just keep lifting, jumping, squating, running, eating healthy…you’ll get there.
“Love Your Body: Eat Smart, Get Healthy, Find Your Ideal Weight, and Feel Beautiful Inside & Out!”
Read more >> Healthy Eating, A sign of Loving Your Body
This basic body-weight exercise don’t require much equipment. In fact, it can be performed at home on the floor or on the bench, chair or step. Tricep Dip targets the upper body and works a large number of muscles at the same time.
Sometimes getting up from the sofa is the hardest thing to do, so don’t feel bad if you don’t give 100% effort all of the time. Don’t think of this is a bad workout because you skipped an exercise or two. The most important thing is SHOWING UP. You didn’t break your habit of going to the gym so give yourself a pat on the shoulder.