A few things that worked for this momma
Saturday, March 05, 2011
well here are some suggestion of things that worked for me.
Ask yourself am I really committed to making this change. I found in my past that I never had success because I wanted a short term easy fix. Yeah it doesn't work that way. losing weight takes time and commitment and it's for life. you have to keep up your healthy habits or you will end up where you started or worse. if you cant commit there is no point in starting. I know that doesn't sound very supportive and maybe counter productive but I think most will agree.
Once you do decide you are on board 110% make a goal/plan. Pick a small goal. if you have 20lbs to lose focus on getting to 10lbs and then readjust your goals if need be to what is more realistic.
GET RID OF YOUR VICES!!!! get it out of the house and don't let it back in. do some grocery shopping and bring in healthy snack so that when you do feel weak or hungry the only thing you can snack on or cook will be good for you. You will be hungry for the first week. This is normal.
Drink lots of water ( 8ounces a day of water 8x's or more) spread it out.
For me tracking my calories is a must.
Learn portion sizes. I was over eating and putting way to many calories on my plate.
when you're ready start off with some walking. when you feel confident get a work out dvd. maybe join a zumba class or gym.
cut your sodium.
As a mom this is hard to do but get some good sleep. I find it so hard to stay motivated when I am tired.
if you do have to go eat out check out the nutritional menu online and decide in advance what your healthiest option is.
These are just a few things that worked for me. I was able to drop 42 lbs in a few months doing these things. You start finding out also what works for you as you go along.
So hope this may help anyone starting out. Good luck on your journey.