Wednesday, February 24, 2010

A Healthier Way

I have tried them, crash diets. To put it bluntly they suck. You feel hungry lose weight, then a few weeks later, gain it all back. What I have learned in previous years it comes down to the simplicity of: calories in vs. calories out. That's all it is ladies and gentlemen. There's no need for a crash diet, cutting everything out. It's about choosing correctly what to eat and what not to eat and getting in exercise.

Losing weight can be hard and frustrating. I'm frustrated. I was eating healthy and then stopped. My partner in crime went off the wagon and a few days later I followed. It's a tough up hill battle. I love food. I used to love to exercise but since having a child, I don't have the motivation to do it anymore. I have to motivate myself. I do have a few goals I am trying to reach. I AM going to run a 5K this year. Hopefully the weather will be nice enough soon to start running again. Something can always get in our way, there is always an excuse but when it comes down to it, WE HAVE TO MAKE THE TIME! That's all there is to it.

When I posted this blog my husband said, "Now you are accountable and what if you don't lose anything." My answer is simple and it still remains. I want this to be realistic. I STRUGGLE WITH LOSING WEIGHT! I always have in one way or another. If my next picture shows I put on five pounds then that's it.

To my readers, YOU ARE NOT ALONE! We will go through this together and it will be tough. We need to keep each other motivated. Because my partner in crime went off the wagon, I still had the choice to stay on but I didn't. It's much harder to jump back on once you've been off it awhile, but it will be worth it. Your body will appreciate it.

Finally I'm recommending an article by netdoctor, it's entitled, "How to Lose Weight the Healthy Way." I recommend it because it's to the point, and it's about doing it the correct way, a little bit at a time. Please read it and try to keep motivated. In the meantime, try and squeeze in a workout. Oh the article mentions exercising during commercial breaks, I have done that in the past and even recently, it's worth it. A few minutes is better then nothing at all. Drink water and put in 100%. Good luck.

1 comment:

  1. You can succeed!!! Stress plays a big part too!