You may have found the pounds creeping on over the years. Or maybe you’ve been at a healthy weight and life got in the way and you didn’t find time to fit exercise and a health diet into your schedule. Or just maybe you worked really hard to get the pounds off but with some vacation time you found the scale crept up a bit. It’s scary, but all is not lost!
There are healthy ways to get back on track after gaining weight. First of all, don’t berate yourself for gaining the weight, you did, so move on, get started. Get started now.
Start by breaking down your weight loss goal. You do not have to lose 35 pounds all at once. Break it down in to five-pound increments. Really, all this takes is a commitment to exercising - just three times a week for 20 minutes for starters. As you gain confidence and see the number on the scale dropping pretty quickly, you’ll feel encouraged to do more – four days a week or 30 minutes!
Like we said before, do not berate yourself, stop beating yourself up over something you do have control over. Lose the guilt and embarrassment and you’ll gain focus on meeting your exercise and healthy eating goals.
When it comes to eating healthy it is important that this is scheduled just like your exercise. Create a meal plan that fits your schedule and abilities in the kitchen. If you’re shopping for your weekly menu be sure to include lots of lean protein, veggies, fruit and nuts. If you feel like you’re unable to fit into your busy lifestyle sign up for a food delivery service.
It will be important to reach out to your family and friends for support. They may join you or offer their support when you’re feeling challenged. It is important that your environment is hospitable to your fitness and health goals.
Looking to the pros may help get you jumpstarted as well. Your local personal trainer, or nutritionist. Your doctor or even a therapist can help you get on the track to a healthier and happier you.
I'm Natatia Gemmell.