Set REAL, attainable, measurable goals. Last August I started trying to get healthy and switching to a Primal way of eating. I walked every day, I was at 20 carbs or less, I gave up my soda, my coffee, etc. I lost....my patience and that is all. I was so frustrated that after 2 months I gave up and went back to my old habits. I gained ANOTHER 13 lbs. A few weeks ago I made the decision I HAD to do something. Nothing fit, I felt crappy, I was done. As the mother of 4 boys (17, 15, 3, 1) I HAVE to do what I can to live long enough to mother them to adulthood. This time I cut back on the "bad" creamer; Instead of 3TBS of Coffeemate I use 1 heavy cream, 1 all natural vanilla cream, and 1 coffeemate. I switched from Pepsi to Pepsi Throwback (With real sugar) and only 1 a night. I made a few other small changes with the big one being no gluten. End result, I am not cranky, I am not stressed, I lost 4 lbs in a week, my GERD in not even noticeable anymore, my blood pressure is down. THIS I can live with long term.
The short version is if you are new to this don't set a goal to lose 2 lbs every week and DON'T EAT a,b, c, d......That will be very stressful and may lead to you giving up. Instead decide you will exercise every day for at least 15 minutes and that you will limit your intake of sugar. THAT is attainable and won't make you lose your mind LOL.
Hello all, I'm new to this site and also to changing my fitness and eating habits. Any kind of tip or trick would be helpful and very much appreciated! Goal for today, finished my first cardio workout with one of the free videos here on Spark! Feeling how much out of shape I am but glad I did it! Looking forward to chatting with you!
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