- 7 years ago
1) Exercise (how long, what, and how many times a week)
2) Eat sweets/junk food – ie: dessert, sugar
I’ve struggled with my weight my entire life and also struggled to figure out the balance between exercise and eating well. I know that my ‘wiggle room’ of no exercise and eating junk is very small – meaning, if I start to slack off, my weight will start creeping back up in a matter of 1-3 weeks.
From observing athletic friends or friends that maintain their weight – I’ve observed two things:
1) exercise is naturally part of their life and
2) they don’t eat junk all the time (there are exceptions to this – but I find that for women in their 30’s, they can’t get away with junk food eating with no exercise). And, by junk food I mean – processed foods, fast foods, candy, ice cream, soda, etc.
I suppose I’m trying to embrace a new lifestyle of regular exercise and eating healthy… it’s easy for me to slip into old habits – being sedentary and eating treats daily! ….and am wanting to know what’s worked for you in maintaining your weight. Do you have certain rules – ie: no more than 2 days without exercise, or – sugar/junk is allowed once a month, once a week, etc…. how do you balance it all?