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2/6/11 1:57 P

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Hi and Welcome!

I just want you to know that the best way of going about this journey is not to try and change your whole life in a day. It is overwhelming to say the least. Just do one thing at a time. For instance - take a 15 min walk each day when starting exercise. And drinking 8 glasses of water. Do that for a week and then add something else. Like five minutes extra to your walking.
You'll soon find that you're doing a whole lot of things differently than you used to and it is making a difference.

Wishing you the very best.

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A healthy diet is not a regimen that changes with the seasons, but a way of life. - The Real Age doctors

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2/6/11 3:29 A

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Hi Shalane
Congratulations on becoming a new Mum!

You have to create your own motivation - you can find pictures or people that will inspire you , but you alone have to do the work.

First of all I would suggest that you look at the total weight you want to lose, identify why you want to lose it - health? vanity? be able to play with your baby? to get back your joy in life? (I was going to say - but got called to the phone - then break it down into manageable steps e.g. 5kg stages, or 5percent of total weight to lose and realistic time targets - emphasis on realistic and sustainable!!!)

Then - start drinking at least 2litres of water a day - (I'd say stay away from flavoured cos they have unnecessary kilojoules!!)
Make notes of everything you put in your mouth day and night, and calculate the calories - you can use to convert kjs to cals - and start tracking.
Use Spark tools for nutrition to calculate what you need to burn to lose weight

Set up an exercise plan - you can use the 10minute Spark videos - and go for walks. Take your baby to the park and meet other Mums too!

Simply joining teams, getting involved with challenges and being accountable to people who care but dont judge - all these can help you

Have fun with your journey to health and fitness

Cape Town

Edited by: SHEILA1505 at: 2/6/2011 (03:36)
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We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. - Carlos Castaneda

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2/5/11 10:13 A

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Hi, My name is Shalane, i am 24 years old from Centurion. I have a 9 month old son who is my life.
Ive been battling with my weight since i was 15. I got it under control when i was 22 but then i fell pregnant and since the birth it hasnt gone its came.

I have little motivation. Any advice would be appreciated!


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