How many times have you come to a new year, and declare, I' m losing weight this year, this is the year I reach my full potential and achieve all of my goals.? Like you I have made statements like this year after year, only to find my self frustrated and overweight.
Time and time again, I buy books, and read articles trying to find a solution. What I have found over the years is that the solution is not as hard as we think . The solution has everything to do with doing what you know works for you and staying consistent in that.
For instance, years ago whilst trying to achieve a certain goal eating small high protein meals 6 times a day helped me slim my waist and helped me to fit into what I thought was ideal for me. That was 15 years ago. The same diet does not work for me today. I am older, and hormones have a lot to do with how I lose and gain weight. I was also a huge advocate of using the gym and making sure to get my exercise at least 3-5 days a week. I even became an aerobics instructor to help me maintain my size. But once again, I would always slowly climb back up to numbers that didn't make feel sexy or fit. So how do we find the proper diet (I don't like to call eating certain foods to loose weight a diet). How do we find a solution for keeping the unwanted weight off? I know many individuals that use different things to help them achieve their weight loss goals. Everyone has their ideas, and methods for losing and keeping the weight off. The one thing I believe is that you have to do things that work for #your body type, and give you results without the stress of starving yourself, or killing yourself in the gym. I'm sharing a few of my favorites with you that have worked for me. The important thing is to never give up, keep trying and focus on feeling good, and the rest will happen.
Visualize how you want to see yourself, and think abut how you would look and feel at your ideal weight.
Don't beat yourself up to much if you have a bad day, it takes a lot of bad days to to derail your goal, but 1 or even 2 wont hurt, just be sure to get back at it.
Working out has always been a passion of mine, it is not only great for the body, but it is especially great for the mind. The body releases so many endorphins when you work out, it clears the mind, and fuels the cells in the body, it is really beneficial. If you can walk daily outside or , walk in place, even for a few minutes a day your body will thank you.