(Closed) I need to find my will power and fast….any tips?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
774 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It should be a lifestyle. And the only person who can change it around is you. You have to want to change! Start small, and work your way up. In the time it takes you to get take out or go to a resturaunt, you could have made a quick and easy healthy meal. People think its faster…but its really not.

Start drinking more water, eat more vegetables, pre make meals at night or in the morning. Start looking at the labels of what your eating, or the nutritional info of take out places you normally go to. You would be amazed to see what your putting in your body. Could you start walking to work, or school? All you need is 30 minutes a day…and the engery you will start to get is amazing. I know one mom who works 2 jobs, is a single parent and is managing to lose so much wieght and keep it off! So everyone is busy, but when it comes to your health, you should make the time.

I work almost 60 hrs a week some weeks, so if i know I cant make it to the gym, I do some quick stretches/sit ups and push ups and I might re-think what I eat that day. I make sure I go on the weekends too. I’ve lost 40 lbs over the past 2 years, and I’ve kept it off. I didnt go on a diet, or work out everyday. I just made small changes.

Just think, yea that pizza might taste good today, but how will you feel tomorrow??

Post # 5
448 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

As someone who has struggled with weight– and gained weight after my wedding– I want to say that I feel like society has brainwashed us to look at weight as the MAIN indicator of health. Even when viewed as a “lifestyle change” it can be difficult to lose weight because the focus is on pounds or size. I’d encourage you to check out the Health at Every Size Movement. Once I found it, I was motivated to make changes for my health and ignore my weight. Ironically, weight came off once I started focusing on being happy and healthy rather than weight/pounds/clothing size.

Regardless, good luck and I hope you find a way that works best for you in terms of feeling better and having more energy! 🙂

Post # 6
101 posts
Blushing bee

Hiya. I’m starting to lose weight myself. I agree start SMALL.

Ask yourself everyday “What can I do, today, to be healthier.”

I started with just doing the elliptical machine for 30 mins about 2-3 times per week. Then, I wasn’t getting the results I wanted (of course) so I bumped it up to 4x and now I exercise 6-7 times a week.

Also, find ways to push yourself just a little everyday. For example, I work out for 30 mins while listening to music. If my 30 mins is done but my current song isn’t, I keep going until it is. It’s small, but when you challenge yourself and see that you are capable of meeting these challenges, you will be inclinedmore challenge yourself more and more.

It may also help to break up your workouts. I have switched from a time limit to a minimum # of calories burned. So…let’s say I aim for 300 calories a day burned from working out. If I absolutely can’t do it in one sitting, I’ll break it up into 150 in the morning and 150 in the afternoon.

Side note. 1/2 a banana dipped in chocolate and frozen is a great treat. I got my guy some Ben and Jerry’s yesterday, and myself a cove chocolate covered frozen banana for like $1.50. No, it’s not as amazing as ice cream, but after I stated eating it, I realize that it did taste wonderful and that was good enough for me. 

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