If you are new to exercise and diet, remember one thing above all is that it didn't take long to get the weight on and it won't take long to get it off. Sying that, you do have to work on it, diet and exercise work hand in hand. Make small goals each week, each week make something just a little tougher to acheive but again you will acheive it. Reward yourself with something small but reward yourself. Above all you have support and friends everywhere, use the resources. Have fun!
I started slow at age 34 and ran/walked to doing my first 5k a year later but I quickly lost the first 30 pounds easily. I began weighing 170 pounds and now at 44 years I'm weighing 109 and have ran a marathon, and learned to swim and did my first triathlon and a 66 mile bike ride.
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Even when I feel like nothing else in my healthy lifestyle wanna-be is going right, I at least log in every day or as often as possible even if nothing else! I find this simple action keeps me remembering that I HAVE weightloss and healthy lifestyle goals. This encourages me to get back to my other good habits ASAP.
For some of us the scale is our worst critic, our judge, jury and executioner every time we step on. Instead of focusing on weight lost, focus on healthy habits. Instead of making weight your primary focus, set healthy lifestyle goals.
After circling the same 5 lbs for a year, struggling to lose weight, and feeling horrible every time I got on and it didn't move, I decided to hide the scale for a month and focus JUST on meeting my lifestyle goals. I'm a whole lot happier and feel a whole lot more successful.
Sticking with my nutrition plan - making healthier choices - has been my key to success. Making sure to get my 3 cups of veggies (total) at lunch and dinner are hard (I don't care for veggies), but I've learned they are essential in my reaching my healthier lifestyle goal.
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