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Hi and welcome to the team. Good for you for wanting to get healthy before you start having kids. Then you will be a wonderful positive role model for them to live a healthy life. Personally I cannot exercise in the morning, so I can't give advice there. I am NOT a morning person and I like my sleep. Because I work shift-work, my best time for working out is in the late morning when I have to work an evening shift. That is where I am at my best. If I work a day shift, I will attempt to get a walk in after work, or maybe force myself on the treadmill - although I do use the excuse that I am too tired from working. Haha. I have used running as my method for exercise for the last year or so, and I really don't care for it. But I force myself since it is cheap and convenient. But I know that I do need to switch things up a bit. You will figure out what works best for your body (and soul) and then will find a groove. Be patient with yourself during the experimentation phase. Best of luck.
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to Spark and the Team!! Congrats on the weight you have lost previously, this is evidence that you CAN lose! I was not a morning person as far as exercising, but now I am up with the birds!! My secret? I started showering before bed, putting on my workout clothes and went to bed! In the morning, I just got up, ran a brush thru my hair and headed out the door!! After a few weeks of that I was able to stop wearing yoga pants to bed and allow myself that 15-20min of time to get ready in the am.
As far as the health eating: I went to extremes. Sundays I pre-cook all my meats for the week, portion them and planned my meals. These steps have aquired my nick-name: Becci, the Diet Nazi! Everyone has a different method and you will have to find your own on your journey. I look forward to sharing in our journeys!
Hey all! I am brand new to this site, but I have just come out of 3 months of using Weight Watchers Plus online (and had the iPhone app). I had some success with it, I lost a whole 15 lbs in 3 months lol... it did work for me, when I stuck to it. That's the biggest problem I have is sticking to a program. I am 28 years old, married last September, and I was at my heaviest the day I got married... a whopping 186 lbs, for a tiny 5'1 frame! I am ready to be in baby making mode, but in order to do this I need to lose about 50 lbs to be my optimal weight. I am focussing on that for the next 6 months, and I could really use all of the support I can get!
What are some ways that you found worked to get you motivated enough to stick to eating healthy? Also, I need to find a way to get myself out of bed in the morning to do a workout! I am motivated but I never am motivated in the morning! Any tips or tricks?!