You have tried over and over again to get rid of the pounds you don’t want, but they just won’t go away.
But who said weight loss is impossible? It takes a lot of time, hard work and dedication to lose the pounds you don’t want; you have to work hard to get there. While weight loss isn’t easy, gaining weight is.
The first realization you have to make is that this is something that you are doing for you. So, figure out the “real why” you want to lose weight and what the benefits are to you.
Are you nearing the point that your health is in a pre-diabetic phase you want to avoid this chronic disease if possible. Have you already been diagnosed with diabetes and find that the dosage of medication required to control your blood sugar is getting higher and higher.
Is excessive weight causing wear and tear on your joints so that pain and inflammation is becoming more and more bothersome?
If not a chronic disease, are your clothes just getting tighter and tighter and you refuse to buy a new wardrobe.
So, have you figured out your why for losing weight? Can you do it?
Yes, it may seem difficult at first, but it can be manageable. You can lose your pounds in time but you owe it to yourself to be persistent and patient.
Also, no trainer, no gym instructor, no yoga teacher can make you do the required exercises daily. It’s you who has to put all the efforts possible and take the initiative. You have to know your why to be motivated to get out of your lazy and comfort zone, make a good schedule, follow a healthy eating plan and get going!
Some steps that’d help you in going on without stopping-
I. Set Goals- Start your day by making short term goals for a week or a month. For example. Plan to run or walk 1-2 miles 3-5 days in the first week, 2-3 miles in the 2nd week and 3 miles in the 3rd week and so on. By starting today and following this for 2-3 months, you will observe the changes progressively take place.
II. Track Yourself- Make daily notes and review your progress weekly to keep on track with your goal. Adjust your workouts and eating plan until you notice that you are achieving this goal. Note your initial weight and keep checking it at a regular time interval.
III. Eat Strategically- Plan your meals and stick with your plan. If you are losing weight, stay away from sweets, chocolates and oily food. Avoid Pizzas and Cheese. All the high fat containing foods should be reduced or avoided. A plant based diet is a good way to go. Only the minimal required amount of fat that the body needs, should be taken and no more. Consult with a registered dietician or nutritionist to come up with your ideal eating plan to match your work and personal daily schedules
IV. Make a long term plan- If you make a long term plan and follow the short ones too, it’d be like you are climbing the stairs to your destination. Every stair brings you closer to your goal. Studies have shown that if you can stick with your plan for a year; then you will likely stick with it for the rest of your life.
You have special gifts and talents that only you can share with the world. If losing weight will improve the quality of your life and enable you to do so at a higher level, then you owe it to yourself to live the best life you possibly can. Avoid letting being overweight or obese cheat you out of experiencing the highest quality of life possible.
All you have to do is trust in yourself and go with the flow. Never lose hope. Always try to find motivation from yourself first, as well as from your family, friends and loved ones. Remember, you are not alone, there are people who have gone through the same phase and succeeded and the people who are working hard to achieve what they need. Chase your goal and achieve it!
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